Hartnell to welcome 1,200 fourth graders Friday Panther Cub Day

Publish Date: 
May 30, 2017

Hartnell to welcome 1,200 fourth graders Friday

Panther Cub Day

SALINAS, Calif.  – On Friday, June 2, 2017, Hartnell College will host 1,200 Fourth graders in a one-day introduction to post-secondary education event called Panther Cub Day in collaboration with Community Partnership for Youth’s (CPY) Monterey County College Challenge (M3C) and the Alisal Union School District.  Students will come in two groups to 411 Central Avenue in Salinas, CA.

Session 1

Session 2

8:30 a.m.   Group A at Mainstage, Building K

                  Group B at Turnabout on Central Ave.

10:30 a.m. Group A at Mainstage

                  Group B Turnabout-Central Ave.

Each two-hour session aims to create a college-bound mind-set in students and a culture in the classroom and community that encourages, promotes, and supports student success along the road to workforce readiness as part of the “Bright Futures” initiative for cradle-to-career success.

Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen and Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Romero Jalomo will welcome the students.  All students will receive T-shirts made for them, will observe a skit by The Western Stage staff, watch demonstrations by robotics, presentations by student-athletes, will receive information about accessibility to college, financial aid, and more. Hartnell College students will serve as mentors and tour guides who will take groups to the nursing simulation lab, science labs, library, athletic facilities and others.

Hartnell College is an enthusiastic host to “Panther Cubs” as part of their early outreach programs. Alisal Union School District administrators and teachers view the experience as a critical early step to instilling in them a future as a college student.

Media contacts on day of event are Esmeralda Montenegro-Owen at 831-206-9422 or emontenegro@hartnell.edu and Kathi Speller at pursuiti@cpy.org or 831-915-4553.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.