CFEP’s Science Project Director, Dr. Kelley Lee Elected as Board Member for Ten Stands Organization

CFEP’s assistant director, Patricia Anderson, will join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO).

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Congrats SAGE Scholars!

CFEP is honored to congratulate the UCI SAGE Scholars Class of 2021 on their milestone achievement – earning a degree from UCI!

Every year, we look forward to coming together and celebrating our graduating scholars and their accomplishments. While we miss celebrating in person as a community, we nevertheless want to take an opportunity to express our gratitude to our generous sponsors, donors, and community partners for their unwavering commitment to supporting SAGE.
Congratulation! We look forward to staying connected and seeing you at future alumni programs. Once a SAGEr, always a SAGEr!

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CFEP’s Assistant Director Named to WACUBO Committee

CFEP’s assistant director, Patricia Anderson, will join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO).

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CFEP Recognizes CAMP Program Specialist, George Vazquez

Dr. Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio and the Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP) recognize George Vazquez for his dedication to the CFEP and the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Program and the students they serve.


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UCI Center for Educational Partnerships develops internal Black Lives Matter Initiative

In the fall quarter, CFEP staff engaged in a self-curated virtual Black Lives Matter (BLM) Class. Facilitated by 10 of its directors, CFEP developed a mandatory all staff training that included multi-faceted activities to engage staff.

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WACUBO Fairview Elementary

WACUBO 2021 Service Project

Center for Educational Partnerships’ Assistant Director, Patricia Anderson, serves on the Western Association of College & University Business Officers (WACUBO) Host Committee as a lead for the WACUBO Service Project. Anderson identifies and adopts a local underserved elementary school in the community where the conference is held.


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GEAR UP featured on Telemundo

GEAR Up program was featured on the Telemundo evening news highlighting their work supporting low-income students.

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Annique Session

BLAC Gala Book Scholarship Recipient

The UCI Center for Educational Partnerships together with the UCI Black Leadership Advancement Coalition (BLAC) comprised of the UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research (CBCRR), the UCI Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) and the UCI African American Alumni Council awards the BLAC Scholarship to UC Irvine students since 2002.

This year’s BLAC Scholarship of $1,350 is awarded to UCI junior Annique Session, a first-generation college-going student. Session is a Business Administration major with an emphasis in Organization and Management. Her career aspiration is to work in the field of event management.


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Staff Feature: George Vasquez

CAMP Program Specialist and UCI Alumnus, George Velasquez was featured by UCI School of Physical Sciences during Hispanic Heritage month. Read all about George’s research and what advice he has for future Hispanic students who are considering a career in STEM.

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Staff Feature

The Center for Educational Partnerships and the School of Education recognized the following staff members for their years of service and their contribution to the University.

3 Years of Service

Ashley Cheri, Ed.D


Early Academic Outreach Program

Erick Espino

Program Coordinator

Early Academic Outreach Program

Paola Sotelo

Program Coordinator

Early Academic Outreach Program

5 Years of Service

          Cesar            Becerra

Executive Assistant

Center for Educational Partnerships

Sevan Kalaydjian

Senior Analyst

Research & Evaluation

          Neda           Moayedi


SAGE Scholars Program

George Vazquez

Program Specialist

California Alliance for Minority Participants

15+ Years of Service

15 Years of Service

        Leonora          Pena

Program Specialist

California Alliance for Minority Participation

20 Years of Service

Dr. Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio

Assistant Vice Chancellor of

Educational Partnerships

25 Years of Service

        Santana          Ruiz

Deputy Director

Center for Educational Partnerships

30 Years of Service

Patricia Anderson

Assistant Director

Center for Educational Partnerships

In the News

November 1, 2020 – UCI News – CAMP and SAGE Scholars alumni, Jesus Chavez, featured as part of #IamUCI 2020 class

February 17, 2020 – Ten Strands – Reimagining Science Education with Climate Change

February 5, 2020 – OC Register – Women who build university-community partnerships share how they do it in Cal State Fullerton talk

May 8, 2019 – UCI School of Education – WACUBO Raises $10,000 and 200 T-shirts for 4 Vancouver Elementary Schools

December 17, 2018 – UCI News – UCI cited as leader in using community college pipelines to increase student socioeconomic diversity

November 15, 2018 – UCI News – UCI awarded $5.4 million grant to prepare Compton students for college access and success

October 31, 2018 – UCI News – SAGE advice

October 2, 2018 – UCI News – Advancing the American Dream

August 17, 2018 – YouTube – Assistant Vice Chancellor Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio – Full Interview

August 6, 2018 – UCI News – A pipeline to higher education

October 20, 2017 – UCI News – University is recognized as a distinguished partner by the Santa Ana Unified School District

September 29, 2017 – OC Register – More colleges add free food pantries as ‘starving student’ cliche becomes reality

September 28, 2017 – UCI News – UCI strengthens efforts to help first-gen Anaheim students achieve American Dream

July 31, 2017 – UCI News – From camp to campus

July 5, 2017 – Educationdrive – UC-Irvine brings intentionality to its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

June 9, 2017 – LA Tmes – UC Irvine’s rare distinction: It’s an elite research university that’s a haven for Latinos

May 22, 2017 – UCI News – UCI meets U.S. Department of Education eligibility as a Hispanic-serving institution

May 15, 2017 – New York Times – Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream

May 1, 2017 – UCI News – UCI joins alliance to expand opportunities for low-income students

September 16, 2015 – UCI News – Turning potential into opportunity

April 24, 2014 – OC Register – Partnerships with schools lead to hope and joy

May 14, 2013 – New York Times – Race-based Affirmative Action Is Not an Either-Or Option

May 8, 2013 – New York Times – In California, Push for College Diversity Starts Earlier


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University of California academic advisers who have in-depth knowledge about the college admissions process contribute to The EDGE. They understand the most common challenges faced by high school and transfer students and work together to form an annual publication to assist students through the challenging application process. The EDGE often includes articles that address challenges such as:

  • Understanding the A-G requirements
  • Understanding which pathway you are on as a student
  • Finding resources to pay for college
  • Keeping track of key deadlines
  • Resources available for Undocumented students
  • How to best answer the Personal Insight Questions, and much more!

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