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Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael Marion, Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost of Drexel University Sacramento, was recently appointed to the California Student Aid Commission, where he will support the mission to make higher education more accessible for California students.

Appointments to the Commission are made by California Governor Jerry Brown and the position requires State Senate confirmation. As a commissioner, Marion will represent private and secondary education schools. He’ll attend his first Commission meeting in November.

“It’s a huge honor to be considered by Governor Brown for this role and be able to join some of the outstanding individuals who are already serving as commissioners,” Marion said. “This is a great opportunity to give back to students to make sure they can access financial aid and have the opportunity to be successful in college.”

Local high school in national contest needs your help!

Franklin High School Percussion in Elk Grove has been nominated for a brand new custom-designed floor tarp. This is a wonderful opportunity as the cost of a new tarp is nearly $3000 and a new floor tarp is badly needed.  The winner of the 'Teams for Tarps' contest gets a free tarp and the first two runners up get 50% off of a tarp.

The students are crazy excited about this opportunity.  Please take a minute and watch the student's youtube video they put together.  It is amazing and shows how much the program means to them.  The students' video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxGvmkyb41s

CNU Summer Health Science Camp opens next week!

CNU Summer Health Science Camp opens next week!

At the Summer Health Science Camp at California Northstate University, students won't be making any volcanoes out of baking soda and vinegar.  Rather, the courses focus on real-life application of medical principles, helping high school students strengthen both their understanding of those subjects, as well as their resumes.

The team of experts behind the Camp cover a huge range of topics, from health care laws including a "mock trial", to Emergency Triage "mock disaster", where the campers will get professional wound makeup to simulate an explosion with students as "victims." 

A Hornet Heartsaver can become a real lifesaver

A Hornet Heartsaver can become a real lifesaver

The world has a new superhero, and his name is Herky.

Sacramento State’s beloved muscular mascot is the poster boy for the University’s new Hornet Heartsaver initiative to promote cardiovascular health and the importance of learning CPR.

The Great Cake Walk 2014 - Closing the Gap Fundraiser May 8

The Great Cake Walk 2014 - Closing the Gap Fundraiser May 8

DATE: Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:00 - 8:00 PM

WHERE: Sacramento State Alumni Center 7485 State University Dr. South, Sacramento, CA

Closing The Gap, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the academic achievement gap, is funding programs to help all students reach their highest potential. The Great Cake Walk is Closing the Gap's annual fundraiser. It's a jazzed up version of old-fashioned cake walks where guests sample gourmet cakes that have been custom decorated. 

Top bakeries – Nothing Bundt Cakes, Cake Castle, Above & Beyond, Brita’s Confections and more will offer up lavishly decorated cakes which lucky guests will win during cake walks held throughout the evening. 

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

One of America’s leading advocates in providing health education, HealthCorps, is currently searching for new coordinators in the Sacramento area. These coordinators would be in charge of leading school and community based programs designed to heighten physical, mental, and emotional health. HealthCorps employees are keen on spreading lessons in fitness and tailoring the next generation for long, healthy lives.

HealthCorps coordinators should be passionate about health and be able to lead and participate in community outreach programs. Image courtesy of HealthCorps.org.

Founded in 2003 by renowned heart surgeon, author, and talk show host Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps has launched a huge number of health education programs throughout America. As stated on HealthCorps.org, their mission is to “implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.”