Harambee Conference Motivates Students to Attend College

  • Keynote speaker Brandon E. Martin, Ed.D., California State University, Northridge's director of intercollegiate athletics, encouraged a packed room full of high school students to get a college education at the annual Harambee High School Conference on Friday, Feb. 27 in the University Student Union’s Northridge Center. The event aims to inspire African-American students from throughout California to begin to prepare for college. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • William Watkins ’74 (Urban Studies), CSUN’s vice president of student affairs, welcomes hundreds of students to the Harambee Conference. The CSUN Harambee Student Association and the Office of Student Outreach and Recruitment Services invite hundreds of mostly African-American high school students to the conference as a part of CSUN’s Black History Month celebration. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Shanté Morgan-Durisseau ’90 (Journalism/Afro-American Studies), president of the Black Alumni Association, facilitates one of the student workshops. She is joined by a panel of CSUN students who answered questions about the college experience from the students. The Harambee event helps high school students connect to CSUN through meeting current students and alumni. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Dwayne Cantrell, CSUN’s associate vice president of student access and support services, speaks to students about what success is to them at the Harambee High School Conference on Feb. 27. Harambee Conference provides students with the necessary steps to realize their potential and receive a college education. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • The students from 25 high schools throughout California — including Northridge Academy, Van Nuys, Antelope Valley, Granada Hills, North Hollywood and Inglewood — take a tour of CSUN’s campus. Photo by Lee Choo.