Fullerton College5/5/2014
This Week in Honors
Bay Area Conference
Study Abroad
Sarah Heim
Love Fullerton
Men & Women
Student Ambassadors
Celebrate Your Achievement
CCCP Scholars Program
Club Meetings
Financial Aid
Student Success
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Writing Center Workshops
UCR Summer Research
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This Week in Honors
Fullerton College Honors Program
Spring Semester: Week #14
Bay Area Honors Symposium
Congratulations to Aaron Wodka, Daphne Ruiz, and Julianne Lee who presented their academic research at this year's Bay Area Honors Symposium at UC Berkeley this past weekend.

FC Alumni and current students at UC, Berkeley met us for dinner:  Manual Chavira (Philosophy and Rhetoric) and Mike Lee (Haas School of Business). 

2015 Symposium will be held at Stanford.  Abstracts and applications due next spring.
Study Abroad Info Meeting - May 7th


Study Abroad Info Meeting
Fullerton College
Wednesday, May 7
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
College Center, Room 224

Rome, Italy
Spring 2015

Whether you're just thinking about the trip or know that you're going - attend this informational meeting and get your questions answered.  Study Abroad is one of the
best programs available in our educational offerings.  Financial aid is available.

Congratulations Commencement Speaker -- Sarah Heim
Congratulations to our student speaker at Commencement -- Sarah Heim.  Sarah is an Honors Certified student who will graduate with an AA in History and plans to transfer to CSU, Fullerton to pursue a single subject teaching credential in History.  She is a campus leader who is active in both Associated Students and the Political Science Student Association.  She has been a strong advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness and one of the students who brought the successful "Walk in Her Shoes" event to our campus. 

Heim will be joined by Gustavo Arellano, author, OC Weekly editor, and creator of the popular segment, "Ask a Mexican," who has been selected as the 2014 Fullerton College Commencement Speaker.

Dr. George Giokaris, superintendent of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, has been selected as the 2014 Commencement Award Recipient. The Fullerton College Commencement Award recognizes significant ongoing support of both Fullerton College and the general education community. During Dr. Giokaris' tenured as superintedent, he has improved the relationship between the FJUHSD and the college and elevated the role of his district within the community.



Commencement will be held on Friday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Fullerton High School Stadium. 


New Honors Students Orientation
Do you know a student interested in joining the Honors Program?  A high school senior who will be coming to Fullerton College?

Invite them to the New Honors Students Orientation on Tuesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 1420.

RSVP to Michelle Kim mkim@fullcoll.edu


Love Fullerton

Love Fullerton is going to be epic!!


We hope you will consider participating in our first annual citywide service day called Love Fullerton on May 17, 2014.  


It is a partnership of 20+ churches, city government, the Mayor and City Council, the Chief of Police, local businesses, service organizations, public and private education, and local residents all working together to enhance the world-class experience of living and working in our city.

Our mission is to demonstrate kindness, meet needs and impact lives together. We are planning for 2,000 volunteers serving at 50+ different work projects. Along the way we'll paint benches, teach life skills to at risk youth and spruce up some neighborhoods.


We will begin the day with opening festivities at 8 a.m. - which includes free food and vendors - followed by an opening rally at 9 a.m. The rally will take place on the plaza at Harbor and Wilshire Ave (121 E. Wilshire Ave). After the brief rally, volunteers will connect with project leaders for final instructions and head off to work by 9:30a.m. Then at 1p.m. we will gather back together at Hillcrest Park and enjoy lunch together (compliments of Jack Franklyn of Heroes).


So grab your friends, classmates, club members, and LOVE Fullerton!

Click on the Project you want to join:

Congratulations Men & Women of Distinction
On Friday, May 9th, Fullerton College will recognize the 30 students chosen as the 2014 Men & Women of Distinction. 

Men of Distinction
Adrian Amoranto
Ryan Beamsley
Jake Joblon
Joshua Kleinbergs
Marwin Luminarias
Don Lundy
Justin Marsden
Akash Patel
Marc Piercy
Brandon Poore
Cody Secor
Kyle Sirovy
Scott Thompson
Cody Vank
Alexander Vu

Women of Distinction
Paz Flournoy
Natalie Gennaoui
Lisa Haygood
Sarah Heim
Amelia Itnyre
Michelle Kim
Laura Kraft
Shirley Lee
Qingni Liu
Nora Matti
Susana Morales
Alicia Razo
Emeline Tam
Keziah Tan
Van Tu
Honors Student Ambassadors

We're accepting applications for next year's Honors Student Ambassadors.   Applications available in the Honors Program Office. 

Participate in on-campus recruitment events (Smart Start Saturday, Club Rush, High School Senior/Parent Night, classroom announcements, etc),

Visit local high school college fairs

Attend one meeting each month with the Lead Ambassador

Contribute ideas and articles for the program newsletter

Help plan and promote social activities for the Honors Program students

Participate in a minimum of two recruitment events per semester

Give campus tours and help with campus events as needed

Celebrate Your Achievement
Transfer Celebration
The Transfer Celebration is for honoring our Transfer Class of 2014 and will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1-3 p.m. in the Library Courtyard.


Light refreshments will be provided and students will receive a transfer medallion that can be worn at commencement.


RSVP starting in April at the Transfer Center, room 212.  
Look Who Got In
You've told your friends, you've posted to Facebook -- now tell the Transfer Center!

If you have been admitted to a university for Fall 2014, the Transfer Center wants to add your name to their "Look Who Got In" window display!
To do so, register for a star in the Transfer Center, located in Room 212. 
CCCP Scholars Program
UCLA's Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) presents the CCCP Scholars Program for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The goal of the program is to motivate, inform and prepare students to transfer from a California community college to a selective Top Tier Research institution such as UCLA. Students in the program have access to our summer and year-long academic preparatory transfer programs which guide students through the community college experience, the application and admissions process, research and pre-graduate opportunities and career exploration. The programs use Critical Race Theory as a framework to address issues from a social justice and educational equity perspective.
For more information, deadlines and application, visit www.cccp.ucla.edu 
Club Meetings
Club meetings will resume in Fall and more information about the clubs available on campus and when they will be active again can be found at Student Affairs in Room 223.
Financial Aid Workshops
May 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am Room 229 
Scholarship Workshop/ Part I

May 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm Room 229 
Scholarship Workshop/ Part II
Student Success Workshops

These workshops are facilitated by graduate students participating in the Basic Skills Graduate Student Internship Program. They will be held in Room 808A.

Upcoming Workshops:

Wednesday, May 7 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Final(s) Countdown: Stay Organized and Keep Your Cool for Finals (Megan McMurtrey)
University Representatives
Spring Schedule:

Appointments are currently available. Please contact the Transfer Center to book an appointment, (714) 992-7086.

Writing Center Workshops 
The Writing Center offers various workshops throughout the semester to help you develop your writing skills. You do not need to register, but arrive early to ensure you get a space. Room 808


These are the upcoming workshops: 
Tuesday, May 6, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Using the Passive Voice (Geoff Arnold)
Word processing programs almost always highlight sentences written in the passive voice as questionable. However, there are situations in which using the passive voice is not only appropriate, but preferable to the active voice. Knowing how and when to use the passive voice in academic writing can be beneficial for both native and non-native speakers of English. this workshop will cover the basics of using the passive voice and the common problems associated with it.
To see which future workshops would be right for you, please visit:
UCR Summer Research Experience

There is an upcoming summer research experience at University of California Riverside. It will be an excellent opportunity for undergraduates interested in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and/or Materials Science/Engineering.


This program will be targeting students from local colleges with the objective of inspiring students from e.g. first-in-the-family-to-attend-college backgrounds towards studies in the sciences and engineering.


If you have any questions or wanted to learn more, please contact Ludwig Bartels (bartels@ucr.edu).

Cadena Transfer Workshops

CSULB Transfer Admission Workshop

California State University, Long Beach will be hosting Transfer Admissions Workshops for prospective transfer students throughout Spring 2014. While the workshop will focus on Spring & Fall 2015 applicants, they will also also provide an in-depth overview on general transfer admission requirements for students who wish to start planning in advance.


Save the date and mark your calendar.  Print out the calendar with important dates and events for the Cadena Transfer Center:


Cadena Spring Calendar 

The Honors Program Staff is here to help you.  If you have any questions, please stop by our office in College Center: Room 225 or 714.992.7133. 

Jean Foster, Administrative Assistant
Michelle Kim, Student Assistant


Join our Facebook Page: FC Honors Program 


Jodi Balma
Coordinator, Honors Program
Honors Program, College Center, Room 225

Professor, Political Science Department
Political Science Office 1425-02 714.992.7522
Fullerton College