HBCU Transfer Guarantee Project

Clarnetta Madden’s original objective was to obtain her Associate Degree (AA-T) and transfer to a California State University for the fall 2015 semester.  However, in March, her professor at Norco College, Raul Madrid, informed the class about a new Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Guarantee Transfer Program for California Community College students.  As a fulltime college student and native of California, Clarnetta had an interest in transferring to HBCUs because of their rich histories and supportive environments.

A2MEND honored with leadership award

Pictured in Photo from left to right

Dr. Foster, A2MEND President, Umoja Board Members: Jeri Marshall,  Dr. Erin Charlens, Elaine Moore, Clyde Phillips, Dr. Karen McCord, Dr. Erainia Freeman, Dr. Donna Colondres, Tom deWit and holding award, Acting Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Aldredge.

Partnership with Umoja program helps community college students achieve

UC Riverside transfer student Latasha Murray went back to school as a 33-year-old mother of four, with the hopes of ultimately going on to medical school. She’s thriving as a university student, but acknowledges that the transition from work to life as a college student wouldn’t have been possible without the friends and advisers she found through Moreno Valley College’s Umoja program.

“It’s much more than a student group — it’s a family,” Murray said.


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