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Friday Luncheon Honors 100 Students Graduating from Hartnell College Health Sciences Summer Bridge Program

July 17th, 2012

The Health Science Summer Bridge program at Hartnell College concludes with a graduation luncheon on Friday, July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Steinbeck Hall on the main campus.

Approximately 100 students who completed this rigorous program earned up to 3.3 college credits while learning team building, biology, mathematics, marine science, sustainable engineering, environmental science and health sciences. Graduates also earn a generous participation stipend.

The Health Science Summer Bridge program is a high school-to-college bridge experience made possible by grants from the California Endowment, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation. The five-week program fosters interest in healthcare, science, technology, engineering and math careers by engaging students in exciting curriculum, hands-on activities, field trips and career exploration. Training in collaboration techniques, communication skills and study skills, as well as early exposure to the college's two Salinas campuses, faculty, and college student mentors, help students get off to a successful start in college.

For more information about this event or the summer bridge program, please contact Melissa Casillas at melissa.casillas@salinasuhsd.org or 831-753-4214.