On February 28, educational leaders from Fullerton gathered at California State University, Fullerton to sign the Fullerton Education Partnership, which creates a smooth pathway from the Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUHSD) to Fullerton College and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).
The signing ceremony capped nearly two years of work that creates a formal partnership between FJUHSD, Fullerton College and CSUF. The partnership aims to increase the number of CSUF-eligible students, expedite the time of degree completion, and serve low-income/first-generation college students. As a result of the partnership, students, parents and staff within the greater Fullerton area will be provided with more resources, workshops and services to support the transition to a four-year university.
Starting in the fall of 2019, Fullerton College will provide free tuition to FJUHSD students for their first year at Fullerton College. To be eligible for this benefit, incoming FJUHSD students must be enrolled in 12 or more units and have completed the financial aid process.
CSUF will provide FJUHSD students and Fullerton College students with support onto graduation; will consider on an annual basis the option of an Admission Advantage; will provide workshops for parents and students at FJUHSD high schools, and provide hosted campus visits.
Fullerton College President Greg Schulz joined NOCCCD Chancellor Cheryl Marshall, CSUF President Framroze Virjee, FJUHSD Superintendent Scott Scambray for the historic signing ceremony in the Titan Student Union. Additionally, Fullerton College Vice President of Instruction José Ramón Núñez and FJUHSD Assistant Superintendent of Schools Sylvia Martinez Kaufman spoke at the event.
“It’s awesome to be here today with each of our partners. Fullerton is known as ‘the Education City’ and today we are here to celebrate and launch an exciting collaboration that will help our students and community thrive for years to come,” President Schulz said at the ceremony.
Many Fullerton College faculty and staff have contributed to this collaboration over the past several years beginning with dual enrollment opportunities and intentional outreach efforts, leading to this Fullerton Educational Partnership.
“I want to acknowledge and thank Fullerton College Vice President of Instruction José Ramón Núñez and Outreach Coordinator Rolando Sanabria for their leadership throughout the development of this partnership,” President Schulz said.