Reflection from last years trip to the Imperial Valley.

Eric Felix

Finally, back in the office! Recently returning from my first Imperial Valley Higher Ed Week program. The Imperial Valley Higher Ed Week is a two-part series that works with seniors in the fall and juniors in the spring. The program is a college-going collaborative effort between the Imperial County of Education and over 25 institutions from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico representing community colleges, four-year public, four-year private, and Mexican institutions.

So, for four days we had 25 college reps caravanning around the Valley visiting schools throughout the day preaching the gospel of Higher Ed. We visited eight high schools and interacted with over 2000 seniors in four days. We even had an college fair at the mall, with our college tables right between the movie theater and food court. This evening time college event gave us the opportunity to engage with parents and speak with students on an…

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