PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University continues its popular
“College Knowledge for the Mind” seminar series with its first program of the
year in Spokane.

It will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22 at Spokane Community College’s
Lair-Student Center.

The Spokane seminar is sponsored by WSU’s Office of Multicultural Student
Services and Spokane School District 81.

“College Knowledge” seminars, held in Washington and Idaho, are designed
to provide students of color with information on the college application
process and to encourage them to seek higher education after high school,
said Herb Delaney, MSS community relations assistant director.

In addition to speakers, the seminar at SCC will feature performances from area
student groups and include a community fair where college, technical school,
and organization representatives will answer questions. Prizes and
scholarships will be presented to students participating in the program.

“College Knowledge” started in 1988. It is the longest running outreach
program encouraging students of color to choose higher education in the
state, said Delaney. Spokane’s East Central Community Center hosted “College
Knowledge” seminars in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s under the leadership of
Ivan Bush, who is now with Spokane School District 81, he said. He added that
the seminar is “designed to encourage students to choose post-high school
education, inform them of the countless career and life options available, and
initiate the higher education process.”

For more information about the seminar or to register by the Jan. 19 deadline,
contact Herb Delaney, WSU, 509/335-5711, delaney@wsu.edu, or Vicki
Countryman, Spokane School District, 509/354-5956, vickiec@sd81.k12.wa.us.

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