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Program offers students opportunity to plan, work for higher education

 

Students that participate in the Reach for the Stars Academy learn about different subject each summer of the program.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

For seven years, University of the Pacific has been working with students in the Stockton Unified School District to help them get an edge on life after high school through its Reach for the Stars Academy.

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Publication ranks area universities in top 10

U.S. News & World Report has ranked two universities in the Central Valley among the top 10 in the nation and state.

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University of the Pacific’s summer academies drive student success

University of the Pacific’s summer academies drive student success

Students from Pacific’s first Reach for the Stars Academy return as incoming freshman

McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law welcomed Michael Hunter Schwartz, a national leader in legal education reform, as its new dean. He started on July 1, 2017.

Schwartz previously served as the dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During his tenure there, the law school overhauled its curriculum, greatly expanded its support for student success and bar pass, and created a cutting-edge student mentoring program that received the American Bar Association's prestigious Gambrell Professsionalism Award. Schwartz has climbed the National Jurist's list of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education for the past three years, this year being ranked ninth. He has written extensively on teaching law, including What the Best Law Teachers Do, published by Harvard University Press. Schwartz is the 10th dean of McGeorge School of Law.

University of the Pacific receives $1.3 million Upward Bound grant for Edison High School

Project to help south Stockton students with applying for college, financial aid, other services

University of the Pacific has been awarded a $1.3 million five-year federal grant for an Upward Bound project that will put eligible Edison High School students on a college-bound trajectory. The project will provide needed instruction, tutoring, advising, and assistance with applying for financial aid and college to help students graduate high school, enroll in college and earn a degree.

“It’s very exciting for all of us to be partnering with the Stockton Unified School District on what should be a very powerful, transformative opportunity to help Edison students make it through high school and onto college,” said Patrick Day, Pacific’s vice president for Student Life. “Upward Bound is a strong, proven program and will give students a great chance to succeed and someday give back to their communities.”

Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Eberhardt continues family tradition of service to Pacific, Huber named chair

Local nonprofits invited to apply for early literacy mini-grants

Beyond Our Gates funding aims to support new, existing reading programs

As part of University of the Pacific’s Beyond Our Gates campaign, nonprofit organizations in San Joaquin County are invited to apply for mini-grants to expand or pilot promising early literacy programs.

The mini-grants initiative, made possible with support from The James Irvine Foundation, was designed to fuel innovation and engagement toward improving early literacy in and around Stockton. Organizations can apply for one-time mini-grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to fund projects that address overall early literacy, school readiness, chronic absence or summer learning.