CSUB hosts Enterprise College

June 7, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

California State University, Bakersfield and the Kern High School District have teamed up to present the 26th annual Enterprise College: Economics for Future Leaders June 11-29.

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 CSUB President Horace Mitchell, inspirational speaker Chuck Wall, Mid-State Development Corp. President Keith Brice, CSUB public policy professor Steven Daniels, and San Joaquin Bank President and CEO Bart Hill. 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, an tuition assistance is available upon need. Grammy said that so far this year students from 13 Bakersfield high schools have signed up for the program.

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

For more information, please contact Grammy at (661) 654-2466 or agrammy@csub.edu.