AUHSD Seniors Commit to College at Pledge Night

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Nearly 1,250 seniors and family members of Anaheim Union High School District pledged their commitment to Fullerton College by attending the 2nd annual Pledge Night held on May 2. The event provided students and their families with information about the Pledge program and gave them an opportunity to learn about support services such as Counseling, EOPS and Financial Aid, as well as complete Pledge agreements.

“It was a joy to see so many students and family members on campus learning about Fullerton College, speaking with faculty and staff from a variety of academic and support departments, and completing their Pledge agreements,” said President Greg Schulz. More than 650 students in attendance completed Pledge agreements for Fullerton College following Pledge Night.

The event was organized by the Fullerton College Pledge Office, Office of Educational Partnerships and High School Outreach. Students and families in attendance were first welcomed in the Campus Theatre for an overview of the Pledge program and then students were led to breakout sessions to learn about financial aid, additional requirements and upcoming summer activities, while parents stayed in the theatre for similar presentations tailored specifically for parents. A panel of current Pledge students also shared their experiences as part of the program during the inaugural year. The Campus Theater could not accommodate everyone and overflow presentations were given in the quad and a smaller theater.

“This year’s event was a huge success due in large part to the participation of so many individuals and departments on campus,” said counselor and high school outreach coordinator Rolando Sanabria. Academic department and support programs such as Disability Support Services, EOPS, Foster Youth Success, and Puente Program all hosted information tables on the quad during a resource fair portion of the event.

“Many parents and students commented to me about how much they appreciated the warm welcome,” said Schulz.

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