Celeste Galván of McFarland and her family celebrating her two degrees earned by the age of 19 thanks to dual enrollment courses through Bakersfield College before Fresno State. She is now enrolled in CSU Bakersfield's teacher credential program. All three campuses are CVHEC members.

Celeste Galván of McFarland and her family celebrated her two degrees earned by the age of 19 thanks to dual enrollment courses through Bakersfield College before Fresno State. Here they pose with her at her high school graduation in 2018. She is now enrolled in CSU Bakersfield’s teacher credential program. All three campuses are CVHEC members.   CVHEC Dual Enrollment Spotlight: Celeste Galván of McFarland From one end of the valley…

Dual Enrollment: success stories underscore equity-driven strategy to reduce disparities in student persistence and completion rates The Covid-19 pandemic of the past 18 months cast a shadow over joyous occasions like graduation events for Class of 2020 and 2021 high school and college students everywhere, but one narrative emerged repeatedly in the Central Valley that provided a spark of optimism for our region’s college attainment rates: dual enrollment success stories. One…

‘Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley: Working Toward a Unified Approach for Equity and Prosperity’ The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium announces two significant developments in our ongoing dual enrollment strategies: The release of a new CVHEC report, “Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley, Working Toward a Unified Approach for Equity and Prosperity;”  and, An award of a $25,000 donation from AT&T in June 2020 to benefit CVHEC’s dual enrollment efforts. These funds…

CVHEC Hosts Dual Enrollment Convening for Educators in Nine County Region More than 150 secondary and postsecondary educators gathered March 5 when they convened for the Central Valley Dual Enrollment for Equity and Prosperity (CVDEEP) Convening at the DoubleTree Inn in downtown Fresno to address challenges and barriers to dual enrollment success. Presented by the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, the convening was the latest of several gatherings held since a…