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Enterprise College at CSUB
  June 14, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

California State University, Bakersfield and the Kern High School District have teamed up to present the 25th annual Enterprise College: Economics for Future Leaders, Monday, June 19, through Friday, July 7.

Enterprise College is a three-week summer program in economics where high school junior or senior students learn basic economic concepts while earning high school or college credit. Abbas Grammy, CSUB applied economics professor, said students learn the concepts through a unique combination of in-class instruction by college professors, discussions with business leaders, and field trips to private or public enterprises. Speakers include Jim Scott, KGET TV 17 news anchor; Debbie Moreno, Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce president; and Richard Beene, The Bakersfield Californian president and CEO. Cost for the program is $100.

In addition, program participants who successfully complete the course are eligible to participate in an essay contest in which the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward any accredited four-year college or university.

Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment is limited. Eighty students have already signed up for the program. Tuition assistance is available upon need.

Mid-State Development Corp. is sponsoring this year's program.

For more information, please contact Grammy at (661) 654-2466 or