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Another Successful Transfer Day

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Photo by: Sara Ohler
Students navigate through University Mall at Fresno City College for Transfer Day. Booths are set up with university and college representatives who explain what their school has to offer on Sept. 13, 2023.

Universities and colleges from around the United States gathered at Fresno City College’s University Mall for Transfer Day on Sept. 13.

Transfer Day is an event to help transfer students on the next step in their journey, whether it be picking a school in Fresno or a school out of state.

FCC’s Transfer Center and Transfer Day coordinator Jessica Shadrick was both happy with the amount of students and universities that attended this year’s event.

“Everyone did what they were supposed to do and the students seemed very appreciative,” Shadrick said.

According to Shadrick about 1,600 students and 51 universities attended Transfer Day.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCU] Outreach Professional Diane Crosley-Mayers is part of a project to help students in California community colleges make their way to an HBCU.

“If students have a minimum of 30 transferable units and a maximum of about 60, they get automatic admission to one of our 30 HBCUs,” Crosley-Mayers said.

When a student has at least 30 transferable units, they can meet with a counselor who will give them a code to sign up to four HBCUs for free. This is thanks to an agreement the HBCU project has with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.

Crosley-Mayers specializes in helping transfer students make the transition to hopefully be a part of the HBCUs that the project works with.

“I wouldn’t do this job if I didn’t care about students and student success,” Crosley-Mayers said.

Fresno State Jordan College of Agriculture Graduation Coach Rachel Klassen was part of the many representatives at the Fresno State booth.

Klassen is a former FCC student and this was the first time she stepped foot on campus since graduating in 2019.

“I’m super honored to even be able to do admissions recruitment and help other people who were in my shoes,” Klassen said.

University of California San Diego Admission Officer Edwin Valderrama helps students in the Central Valley make their way to UCSD in the fall.

This was Valderrama’s first time at FCC and was in Fresno all week in preparation for Transfer Day.

“It’s definitely a nice community college, there’s definitely a good amount of interactions out here,” Valderrama said.

First-year college student and history major Victor Sanchez hopes to earn a doctorate in history to one day be able to teach history. As the oldest in his family, he hopes to set a good example for his siblings.

“The one that’s catching my eye is the closest one to us which is Fresno State,” Sanchez said.

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Fabio Saravia, Sports Editor
Fabio Saravia is a 21-year-old journalism major at Fresno City College. Born in Fairfield, California, but raised in Vallejo, California. He now resides in Fresno, California and has been living there for about seven years and counting. He has hopes of one day becoming a lawyer in immigration. Look most students that attend Fresno City College, he comes from a family of immigrants. He knows the many hardships they face and hopes to one day be able to alleviate the pain. Fabio graduated from Central West High School as part of the class of 2019. When joining Fresno City College, he was able to join two clubs. The two clubs being PUENTE and the Law Pathways Club. He also was a part in creating the club IGNITE for a Fresno City College chapter, but the process was halted due to the pandemic. Fabio was able to work as a canvasser for nearly two years for the nonprofit organization called Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability. At LCJA he was able to learn one-on-one communications skills as well as phone banking. He also had the opportunity to attack the problem of COVID-19 head on. For his work he was able to set up COVID-19 vaccine clinics and participate in them. He was also one of the main people to register people to get their vaccine in Fresno, Madera, and Tulare County. Fabio always had in interest in writing. His dream goal is to one day be a writer or actor/director along his friends who share the same passion.
Sara Ohler, Opinion Editor
Sara Ohler is a 24 year-old journalism major who was born and raised in Fresno, CA. After graduating high school in 2017, she didn't know what she wanted to spend her time studying. She decided to take time off of college, but still wanted to pursue education and went on to become an esthetician. After a few years, she didn't feel challenged within her practice anymore and craved something more, so she decided she would go back to college.  She initially joined the Rampage on a whim, and became an editor in her first semester and is now the editor-in-chief in her third semester. She feels lucky and grateful to have jumped on this opportunity when she did. Sara's passion for writing started around the age of 8, which stemmed from her love of reading. A few years later she would discover a passion for photography. She wrote in her high school newspaper and loved it and she feels lucky to have been given the opportunity to experience what writing for a publication is like. Though she hasn't decided which university she would like to go to, she plans on transferring to one with a good journalism program where she can dive in to the realm of investigative journalism, photojournalism and music journalism. She has quite a few different hobbies, but you will most likely catch her photographing concerts, reading in a local cafe, or playing Dungeons and Dragons with her pals.

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