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UCLA officials urge high school students to aim for a UC education

Envision yourself as a UC student, UCLA visitors advise John Muir High School students

Barry Chaiveera, UCLA assistant director of undergraduate admissions
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Barry Chaiveera, UCLA assistant director of undergraduate admissions, talks to students at John Muir High School about applying to a UC campus.

A delegation from UCLA that included Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Janina Montero and Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management Youlonda Copeland-Morgan met Monday with students at John Muir High School in Pasadena to urge them to consider the significant role UC can play in helping them forge a brighter future.

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Youlonda Copeland-Morgan

In addition to campus representatives, visitors at the annual Achieve UC event included school district officials, Pasadena City Councilmember Tyron Hampton and Kathy Robinson-Young, the niece of Jackie Robinson, who was a UCLA and John Muir High alumnus.

At a general assembly, students listened to Montero and Copeland-Morgan talk about the importance of a college education and the options available to help them pay for their college education. Students then broke into smaller groups to hear classroom presentations on UC admissions.

The high school students also sought more information from campus representatives at a UC Resource Fair.

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