Cerro Coso Community College

Unity. Community. Opportunity.

Left to right: Director of Student Equity Blaine Simmons, Novena Pena, Eben Patterson, Najee Tatemilton, Teshaun Clairborne (TK), Robin Bauldwin, Makaila Constant, Ashleigh Ayers, and Melissa Briley. Not pictured is trip advisor and English Professor Melanie Jeffrey.

Eight Umoja Program students at Cerro Coso attended the UC Riverside Black Transfer Collective Conference on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Transfer students have unique academic experiences, questions, perspectives, and resource needs. That is why UC Riverside hosts the one-day event to showcase the opportunities available to students. Participants were invited to explore the beautiful UC Riverside campus and learn how they support student success. The event focused on the variety of programs that UCR offers African American students. UCR has one of the smallest racial achievement gaps in the nation and is the #1 school in African American graduation rates in the state of California and 6th in the nation.