Dear President's Scholars Alumni,
Although I no longer work with the PS Program at CSULB (for those that may not know, I took a part time job at Cypress College to spend more time with my daughter and prepare to adopt a second baby), it is such a special program to me and my memories of being there and working with all of you keeps me engaged and supporting the program in whatever ways that I can!
As many of you know, this year marks the 20th year of the President's Scholars Program (wow!) and we enjoyed celebrating with about 200 friends of the program at CSULB Homecoming last weekend as we looked at old yearbook pictures and visited with donors, parents, current Scholars, and Alumni, cheered Go Beach, took pictures, and had a champagne toast in honor of the program. We also have been working on a publication/magazine that will be online and we will have some printed copies with articles, pictures, and some great stories about the program. Look for more to come on that!
The great things is that even with some personnel changes, the new President Jane Conoley is committed to the program (she even walked the new PScholars out on to the court at halftime for Homecoming which was very cool), Valerie is still at the helm with all her passion and folks like you and me still really care about the program and we want to see it helping students for another 20 years. I am sure you remember at least one if not many times that it made a huge difference in your life.
In honor of this milestone of the program, our great new Annual Leadership and Giving Director Kendra Komar has set up a super easy way to donate money to the program and we are asking everyone to give $20 in honor of the 20th Anniversary in the next 22 days!
Please take a moment to visit this link below, watch the very cool PScholars video on the site, and give...our goal is $20,000 and you know how even a little adds up with a lot of supporters.
Remember that ways to stay connected to the PS Program and CSULB include:
CSULB President's Scholars on Facebook
CSULB President's Scholars on Linked In
Send any mailing address updates/personal updates to Valerie.Bordeaux@csulb.edu, or Kendra.Komar@csulb.edu or me and I will forward to them.
Attend CSULB sporting events or just stop by to say hi!
Happy Holidays and warmest affections to you and your families! Go BEACH!!
Jennie Hurley (former PS Associate Director and lifelong friend of the program)