University of California, Riverside

Parents Association

Parent Spotlight

Donna Kerr 2015

Parent Spotlight : Judith Cruz

The Parents Association has provided me with so many opportunities. First and foremost, I have been able to meet like-minded parents who have been able to present their experiences at UCR to my daughter and I. This is quite important for us, especially since my daughter is a first-generation college student. I went to all of the Parents Association meetings this past year, and I found the provided information to be very interesting and useful. I have also been able to meet the Chancellor and other school officials, something that I am very grateful for.

My daughter's name is Carly Cruz and she is a first year Biochemistry major. She has senior class standing for the 2017-18 academic year, and she is only 17 years old. She is involved in research, is a Patient Advocate at San Bernardino Free Clinic, volunteers at her local hospital, and will be a mentor for students at a local high school. Her goal is to become a family physician and work with underserved communities. 

I am so happy that UCR is able to have a Parents Association. I recommend all parents to become involved in this program. I look forward to more opportunities at this wonderful school!


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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Parents Association
2203 Alumni & Visitors Center
Riverside, CA 92521-0110

Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 398-4887