October 19th – College Day at Pomona/Pitzer Part 2

Hello again,

In case the previous post was a bit confusing, I would like to clarify it.The Career Ladder in the morning (8-noon) is at Western University and part of the usual Health Career Ladder Programming that WesternU does. The College Day activities starts at 2pm at Pitzer. We thought it would be easier for Sherman and other students to come out for the whole day instead of a few hours.

Here is the Flyer Detailing the College Day activities at 2pm starting at Pitzer below.

October 19th College Day Flyer

 

 

 

October 19th – College Day at Pitzer/Pomona!

Hello Pipeline Family,

We are having an College Day event at Pitzer/Pomona on Saturday, October 19th. The following email is from Simone, the newest member of the Pipeline team.

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Dear Students and Families,

Greetings from the Pipeline to College program at Pitzer College! First of all, thank you to all the students and families for being part of this program.

Second, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. My name is Simone Prince-Eichner, and I have just joined the Pipeline program as the College Prep Outreach Coordinator for Native students. I am a sophomore at Pomona College. My heritage is Jewish, through my mother, and German, through my father. At Pomona, I am planning to major in either history or international relations, and I am considering a career in law—human rights law, treaty rights law, or environmental law. I really enjoy cooking (and eating) all different kinds of food from around the world, being outside, making art, and cuddling with my cat! I am honored to be part of the Pipeline to College community, and I look forward to meeting all those whose paths cross with the Pipeline program.

On behalf of the Pipeline program, I would like to invite you all to our Pipeline to College “College Day for Native Students” event on Saturday, October 19th, at Pitzer College.  In addition to the College Day at Pitzer College, students are encouraged to attend a morning open house for Native Students at Western University of Health Sciences.

What’s Happening on October 19th:
What: American Indian Health Career Ladder Program
When: Saturday, October 19th
           9:00 am – 12:00 noon (open house)
           12:00-1:00 – (lunch)
Where: Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA
About: The Pomona/American Indian Health Career Ladder is a program at Western University of Health Sciences where the University opens up its doors to Native youth and students in the Pomona school district to foster interest in, and learn about, health science careers. Student participants will learn about   planning careers as physicians, dentists, veterinarians, physical therapists, physician assistants, podiatrists, optometrists, pharmacists, and more. Past examples of workshops include: fingerprinting, Diabetes, blood tests, and the importance of healthy eating.

What: College Day for Native Students
When: Saturday October 19
           2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (workshops and tours)
           6:00 pm-7:00 pm (dinner)
Where: Pitzer College – Founders Room (Inside McConnell Center)
About: After an official Pitzer welcome, Bright Prospect will be leading a workshop and discussion on how to navigate college, support networks, the application process, and how to speak out for yourself. Following Bright Prospect, students will be given a back-to-back tour of both the Pitzer and Pomona campuses. Lastly, Pomona students will lead a Mock Interview workshop, where students can practice their interview skills in small groups with peers and gain tips on how to have a successful interview. Dinner at the Frary Dining Hall will give students a glimpse into the everyday life in college.

The end is just the start of something new…..

It was sad at first to see everyone leave…. I didn’t think that it would’ve ended this fast! Now I understand what Fabian said about cherishing the moment…. The saddest thing is that we all learned at the last moment how to cherish… We all learn and knowing is something that we all have to better understand… Because without knowing there is no life for the future generations…. I mean not literally… hahaha not that evil! Well I didn’t know how to say bye… Honest this is not good bye, its more like a see you later. Which we all know that we will, if you really understand that the bond that we created will never break. We are all connected as one family, even though we are hours, miles, or even states away, we now are one. If Alysha reads this, just know that we all love you! I wanted to say bye to you not good bye but just bye. =D To be honest I was going to come to this Program,        I just wanted to stay home, but something told me to go. Now i don’t regret anything at all! Jane I know that at Sherman we didn’t talk that much, but when we came here that changed. Its weird that you see people from day to day and we don’t know that they could be your best friend. We automatically start judging people, but being here made me see people for the people that they are, real. Me making the medicine pouch for Cam was something that wasn’t easy, because of my phobia of sharp objects. I was so happy when I completed it! That was something I never thought I could’ve done! ever! This experience here was amazing! Thank you all for accepting me for who I am!

Love,

Shane Allen John

P.S “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world” remember when you think that you are unlucky. Take a look at the people around and remember you are lucky to have them in our life…….

Our last day……

=/ Today is the saddest day! We already lost Mia…… I don’t want this to be over! I know that I shouldn’t be sad and that everything has an end except the creator. So that is why we should enjoy the time we all have left…. This is something that I thought I wouldn’t being saying but I feel connected to this place; the people, plants, earth, and the breeze….. The people I met made me laugh. And in just a few hours we will have graduated!! Wow…. This is the end… Hahaha luckily we all live in the same area hahaha well kinda… I am going to be going to school in Riverside!! Hahaha and no I am not going to be Jerred roomate. If i was than i would end up in jail because i would make him shut up…

Health Career Choices

Yesterday, the cadaver lab at Western confirmed my interests in the medical field. For a second I was questioning if nursing was where I belonged but now I know it’s not. I think I want to be a doctor. One of the med students pointed out my interest in the movement and muscles of the amputated leg  and suggested physical therapy. I liked that idea, I can add it to the many other things I hope to study. Maybe it isn’t the end of the world if I have to specialize in something. Maybe it is possible the I can do more than one thing. And maybe one day I won’t be so afraid of choosing one thing, maybe when I start studying medicine I’ll find my place.

An Elder and Bodies

Yesterday started off cool, we met and elder and she told us storys of her life as i have said in my recent blog. Shortly after that blog we left to go to Western which was the point in which we see bodies. I was in deep consideration of not going into it as, but before i went to i talked to my mum and told her about the situation. She said that i could but i couldn’t mourn the dead and if i did they would come back.

At first it was hard not to mourn, til I heard that they did it to help mankind better. So as first i felt light, dizzy…. so as the doctor pulled the cover off my eyes just opened up like an owl…

The best time was when i was given a shell, medicine bag, and a necklace… that was the thing that hit me the hardest… it was so so so so powerful…….

Ants in my PANTS!!!!!!

Hopefully I’ll get to return back to the most positive memories EVER!
It’s going to be the best summer GUARENTEED!
Summer Checklist:
1) Summer school….I messed up but thats okay cause I’m making it up…
2) Got a job( Yeay twirling signs is funn)
3) Joined Colorguard (Whoop Whoop taking intense band for my free class)
4) Planned pool summer patries at the new house I’m moving to…(change is good)
5) Possible 2weeks of outrageous amazment at Pitzer(food included)
6) Take a train to Ventura and spend quality time with my favorite Grandmother (Mary Larson) and visit the Catalina Islands and pretend that we’re in Hawaii, reality is soo overrated.
Summer is HERE!!! So lets rock this out Pitzer Family <33
Cannot wait to see all of you guys again, with hopes held high and memories flowing back while making room for more adventures:
"Live life to the FULLEST"

Update!

Hello pipeline family

It has been a while since I have been on here and have updated everyone on myself… so I am doing so today. Summer is almost here and I am graduating on June 8th 2012 from Cal Poly Pomona. I am exicted as I have already set forth my plans and have been accepted in to a masters program (at UCLA in American Indian Studies). However, I would like to remind all of the high school students that your fears of entering into college are very similar to mine of entering in to a graduate program… a new school, new teachers, new peers… this is a time for all of us to take note that in the end when are all connected with that fear of new and unknown but with support (like the pipeline and family) we can all conquer our fears and accomplish our goals! I am looking forward to hearing about each of your stories about how and where you are headed because I know that you all are going to do great things!

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW DREAMS

Hey Everybody! I hope you are all doing well and settling in to take on the new school year! I heard, for those of you who went, that the College fair was awesome! WHAT ELSE DID YOU DO? I am sorry I couldn’t make it, I was attending a Pitzer Faculty(the professors) retreat talking about DIVERSITY and Affirmative Action Issues! Real complicated stuff (I’m still trying to figure it out! lol). I hope you got to meet Carlos! He is a Pitzer Freshman who will be helping Scott and I and will also be a mentor to all of you! Carlos is an awesome dude! There will be some more Pitzer Students this year that will be joining us on our Pipeline Journey! Please LOOK out for Announcements from Us about the SAT, Cal Grants, FAFSA, and More! I am eager to see you all soon!