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College Awareness Month continues with Patricia McDonough, Feb. 18

Patricia McDonough of UCLA

UCLA’s Patricia McDonough will speak at UCOP on Feb. 18.

College Awareness Month continues this month when Education Partnerships hosts UCLA Dean and Professor Patricia McDonough, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 12 to 1 p.m. in Franklin Lobby 1 Conference Room.

McDonough will discuss her book, Choosing Colleges: How Social Class and Schools Structure Opportunity (SUNY Press, 1997). McDonough is associate dean for academic affairs and professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Her expertise is in the areas of college access, organizational culture and educational equity. Twenty-five books will be raffled at the event for signing, and light refreshments will be served.

Education Partnerships, a department within UCOP’s Academic Affairs Division, has also sponsored an exhibit to showcase UC’s outreach efforts to make college a reality for every deserving student. The exhibit in the Franklin lobby spotlights the work Education Partnerships does to provide college access and preparation for underserved K–12 students and professional development for their teachers. Featured EP programs include Student-Initiated Programs, University–Community Engagement, the Early Academic Outreach Program and P-20 Partnerships.

College Awareness Month was instituted in 2001 by an act of the state legislature to heighten awareness about college preparation among school children and their parents.

For questions or more information about College Awareness Month events at UCOP, contact Kuulei Robinson at or 510-987-9776.

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