On Tuesday , April 10, Twenty-eight students and one parent along with three Puente staff and a member of the California Humanities visited California State University Monterey Bay.
Upon arrival, students were divided into two group and given a tour of the campus. The university is one of several state universities who have a Migrant Education & EOPS Program for migrant students. Students also got the opportunity to eat in the school cafeteria.
Later, two CSUMB Juniors talked about the importance about getting involved in the community, and how CSUMB is one of the few universities that sends undergraduate and graduate students to work with a community service partner within their interests.
Two Pescadero High School graduates and CSUMB freshmen, Mariela Lopez and Barbara Guzman, talked about their college experience and the importance of working hard in high school.
Students also got the opportunity to learn about the Watershed Institute Department and finally, students got to meet Antonio Armendariz. He is a graduate student at the Monterey Institute from Ciudad Juarez who is trilingual (French as well as Spanish and English; and studying Portuguese. He talked about the importance of bilingualism.
This field trip was possible thanks to the support of Cal Humanities and Puente. Many thanks to Sally Bachman, Antonio Armendariz, Mariela Lopez, Barbara Guzman, Javier Tamayo, Diego Espinoza, Emely Thompson, Luz Nuñez and all the staff from CSU Monterey Bay.