Cal State San Bernardino’s Student African American Brotherhood and Student African American Sisterhood chapters are stepping up their efforts to help the campus increase its African American student enrollment.
The two groups, which are both part of national organizations that offer models for student retention and success, convened for their second annual retreat on Saturday, Sept. 7, to engage with both new and continuing students.
CSUSB professor emeritus Mildred Henry shared stories about African American history and called for students to persist and succeed in college and beyond. Students also heard from Cal State San Bernardino Chief of Police Jimmie Brown.
Students, faculty, and staff facilitated workshops that allowed students to explore the meanings of sisterhood and brotherhood, understand campus data, discuss “who we are,” and prepare to be successful students at CSUSB.
Facilitators at the Sept. 7 workshops also included CSUSB administrators Lorraine Frost, Twillea Evans-Carthen, Aaron Burgess and Tari Wimbley; faculty members Kathryn Ervin, Andre Harrington and Mary Texeira; and staff members Bryant Fairley, Tamara Holder, Evelyn Knox, Misty Levingston, Anthony Roberson, Ebony Staten and Qiana Wallace.
The six-hour event kicked off the first of a series of events that will be held throughout the year and will be facilitated collaboratively by students, faculty and staff. I
In addition, both SAAS and SAAB will be further engaged in community projects involving the campus community.
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