The Club hosted its 5th annual College Bound graduation ceremony in honor of the Class of 2017 on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at California State University, Northridge, in front of an overflow crowd of more than 200 guests.
During the ceremony, College Bound recognized the achievements of 172 seniors who will all graduate from high school this June[SG2] . Most of the seniors served this year (90 percent) are first-generation college students, and 98 percent of them will attend colleges and universities in the fall!
The Club honored longtime volunteers Adrienne Kentor and Owen Brown for their commitment and service to the College Bound program with an award donated by Board Member Jane Skeeter of Ultraglas. Featured speakers included Dr. David Boyns of CSUN’s Institute for Community Health & Wellbeing and Doug Kaback, Director of CSUN’s Neighborhood Partners in Action.
Multiple community partners distributed more than $24,000 in scholarships to deserving teens. Presentations included scholarships in the name of the Martin M. Cooper, Networking Plus, Molly and Harris Schoenfeld, Phi Kappa Psi, Wells Fargo, Premier America, Van Nuys Rotary, Southern California Gas, The Fernando Award, and College Futures.
The Club’s thanks to its board members, CSUN, and our community partners for helping to make the lives of College Bound members brighter. Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Everyone at the Club is proud to have been a part of your journey and wish you continued success in all your future endeavors.