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June Newsletter
Congratulations Class of 2015
Join us in congratulating our new graduates as we celebrate the many accomplishments and great promise of these Highlanders.

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Between games of a doubleheader, Chelsea Ponce sits at a table behind the press box at UC Riverside signing autographs for fans, mostly young girls, some wearing softball uniforms and others just there to see what all the commotion is about.

Ponce signs posters commemorating her no-hitter, the first in school history, and poses for pictures. She smiles – she always seems to be smiling – and then it’s back to the field to pitch again.

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Parents & Family Day Save the Date
Grad Fair
Save the date of November 14, 2015 for Parents & Family Day at Homecoming. Visit with fellow Highlander families at our Parents & Family Day meeting and enjoy the food trucks, games, live music, and more. Fun for the entire family!

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Volunteer Opportunities
Get Involved and Get Rewarded
Parent volunteers are needed for the following activities. Earn participation points towards the coveted "Chancellor's Reserved Seating" section at your child's Commencement ceremony. Each volunteer activity is worth one point.
  • UCR Highlander Summer Orientations: The Parents Association is looking for parent volunteers to assist with events this summer! As a current parent your experience and perspective is extremely valuable for incoming students and their families.

    Parent Tabling at lunch 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.:
    July 16, 20, 23, 28
    July 31 (Spanish Family Program)
    August 3, 6, 10

    Parent Panels 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.:
    July 10, 16, 22, 25
    August 1 (Spanish Family Program)
    August 5, 8, 12
  • New Student Socials: The UCR Alumni Association, in conjunction with Undergraduate Admission, is hosting three New Student Socials this summer. It’s a way for incoming students and their families to learn about UCR from local alumni and parents and to meet other families in their area before they leave for college. We are looking for parent volunteers to participate.

    Riverside – August 15
    10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (includes set up and clean up. Event runs 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
    UCR Alumni & Visitor’s Center

    Orange County – August 16
    10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (includes set up and clean up. Event runs 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
    Irvine, CA

    Northern California – August 23
    10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (includes set up and clean up. Event runs 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
    San Francisco, CA

If you would like to volunteer for any of the activities listed above, contact Alyssa Cotter at (951) 827-2586 or email ucrparents@ucr.edu to get started. Earning points is easy and fun!

Career Corner - New Grads
Grad Fair
Less than half of new grads will be fully employed within 6 months after graduation. Check out these tips that can help you get selected for the job.

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Travel the Globe and Expand your Horizons
Coastal Alaska
August 4-11, 2016
Contact the UCR Alumni Association for information at 951-827-2586

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