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UC Officials to Make “Groundbreaking” Announcement in Pasadena

Published on Sunday, January 22, 2012 | 7:03 pm

University of California officials will join Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) and others on Tuesday near Pasadena City Hall to launch what is described as a groundbreaking partnership between the University of California (UC) system and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

According to Wendy Gordon, Portantino’s press relations officer, aside from the formal announcement of partnership between UC and HBCU, the event will also unveil a summer fellowship program which aims to provide business management skills for students attending HBCU.

Gordon explained that through this program, HBCU undergraduate students will have the opportunity to begin their business careers at UC.

“The genesis of this program exemplifies a tremendous collaboration between our community, HBCU and the UC,” Gordon wrote in the media advisory.

Among those who will be present at the launch are Lawrence Pitts, University of California Provost; Rich Lyons, Dean, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Robert Davidson, Morehouse College chair, Board of Trustees; and Joe Hopkins, Pasadena Journal publisher/editor.

The public is invited to attend the 11:30 a.m. event, which will be at the Robinson Memorial (at the corner of Garfield Ave. and Holly St.,  across from Pasadena City Hall).

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