CSUSM NewsCenter (ACE)

2019
April
24,
2019
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Joseph Robinson almost didn’t make it to Cal State San Marcos. After all he overcame to reach CSUSM’s doorstep – a childhood spent bouncing around the foster care system, stints in jail, a prison sentence – the thought that a math requirement woul...
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2018
January
12,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Damien Brantley’s foster mother always told him he should attend college. Despite her encouragement and his desire to pursue higher education, there was still the matter of preparing for the rigors of college as a first-generation student. As D...
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2017
June
19,
2017
| 05:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nationally, less than five percent of former foster youth attend college and less than half of those who start will see it through to graduation. It’s a startling statistic and one that CSUSM has been on a decade-long mission to change – one degree a...
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June
19,
2017
| 05:54 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nastassja McDonald - Biological Sciences, 2012 Nastassja was a familiar face across campus by the time she graduated. Not only was she active in numerous campus organizations, but she became the first ACE Scholar featured as a student speaker at c...
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March
06,
2017
| 11:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The odds seemed insurmountable. He spent most of his childhood being shuffled from foster home to foster home in the impoverished neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego, but today Aaron Acosta is being honored as an educational innovator for his ...
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2015
December
07,
2015
| 08:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
CSUSM student Kelsey Estes has a bubbly personality and a vivacious spirit. She is candid, cheerful and has big dreams for her future in broadcast media. It is evident within minutes of knowing her that she will succeed in life and in her career. ...
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September
21,
2015
| 05:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
Karen Lopez’s radiant smile belies the challenges she’s faced in her young life. In and out of the foster care system for much of her childhood, college was a dream that seemed overwhelming to achieve. But through courage and a positive spirit, the f...
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February
12,
2015
| 11:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Home to a one-of-a-kind program that provides support to former foster youth pursuing their college degree, the new Jan and Esther Stearns Center for ACE Scholars officially opened its doors at a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 10. In t...
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February
05,
2015
| 01:52 AM America/Los_Angeles
What: Official grand opening and dedication of the Jan and Esther Stearns Center for ACE Scholars, home to a one-of-a-kind program at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) that provides support to former foster youth pursuing their college d...
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January
22,
2015
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
CSUSM welcomed students back to campus on January 20 for the start of the spring semester. The year 2015 marks the University’s 25th anniversary and brings with it a year-long celebration featuring new and signature events including The Prowl, a camp...
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2014
December
15,
2014
| 01:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jan and Esther Stearns announced plans during fall semester to donate $1 million support ACE Scholars Services, home to a one-of-a-kind program at CSUSM that provides support to former foster youth pursuing their college degrees. In recognition of th...
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October
02,
2014
| 01:24 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos Renews Agreement with County of San Diego When it comes to college, children in foster care clearly have the deck stacked against them, experiencing some of the lowest educational outcomes of all youth. Only half of foster chi...
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September
15,
2014
| 06:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
WHAT: The ACE Scholars Services program helps ambitious former foster youth earn a college degree at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) by providing an academic and personal support network while they are enrolled at the University. Count...
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September
04,
2014
| 01:48 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jan and Esther Stearns have announced plans to donate $1 million to name the Jan and Esther Stearns Center for ACE Scholars, home to a one-of-a-kind program at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) that provides support to former foster yout...
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