Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Forum celebrates Latino Cultures, Contributions in OC

Affordable college, mentorships and high expectations were identified as keys to success by a panel of Latino leaders during Thursday’s virtual forum hosted by County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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

Dr. Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio and the UCI Center for Educational Partnerships congratulate UCI Science Project Director, Dr. Kelley Le, for being elected a board member for the Ten Strands nonprofit organization.

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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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CFEP 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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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

Danyelle Dale


UC Irvine Math Project

Pheather R. Harris, Ed.D.



Daisy Jaimes

Program Coordinator

UCI Community College Programs

5 Years of Service

Nancy Arteaga-Lopez

Program Specialist


Victor Vega

Assistant Evaluator

Research & Evaluation

10+ Years of Service

15 Years of Service

Karajean Hyde

Lead Co-Director

UCI Irvine Math Project

10 Years of Service

Amanda Valbuena, Ed.D.


Research & Evaluation

10 Years of Service

Cristina Flores

Assistant Director


30 Years of Service

Terry Castellon

Personnel/Payroll Analyst

CFEP Business Office

CFEP News Archives

November 2, 2021 – UC Irvine – NSF Funds UCI Project to Boost STEM Degree Success for Underrepresented Students

October 20, 2021 – UC Irvine – California Climate Crisis Examined on UCI Special Report Website

October 14, 2021 – OCDE Newsroom – Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Forum Celebrate Latino Cultures, Contributions in OC

December 17, 2020 – Telemundo – GEAR UP featured on Telemundo 

November 3, 2020 – CFEP – CFEP Awards Annique Session the BLAC Scholarship

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

October 7, 2020 – UCI School of Physical Sciences – CAMP Program Specialist, George Vazquez Spotlight

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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