CT State Rep. Tony Hwang meets with Upward Bound students


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Image: CampusWhat: CT State Rep. Tony Hwang meets with Upward Bound Students (Bassick, Central and Harding High Schools) Today on Fairfield University Campus

When: Today; Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Where: Fairfield University at 12 noon in the Lobby of the Barone Campus Center and 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. in the Bellarmine Museum of Art in Bellarmine Hall on campus

Connecticut State Representative Tony Hwang (134th District, Fairfield and Trumbull) will visit the campus of Fairfield University today to meet with area 9th and 10th grade students from Bassick, Central and Harding High Schools in Bridgeport who are participating in the annual summer Upward Bound Program sponsored by the institution.

Fairfield University's Upward Bound is a federally funded program for college-bound high school students. Through comprehensive, holistic, co-curricular and academic programs, the University provides low income, potential first-generation college students with the tools necessary to access post-secondary education as full participants. Among the activities that are components of the program are tutoring, mentoring, academic instruction, standardizes testing classes, life skills workshops, cultural events and assistance with the college admission and financial assistance processes, career exploration and leadership development.

Rep. Hwang said, "As a graduate of the Upward Bound Program, I know first-hand how "life-changing this program can be. I look forward to speaking with the students who benefit from this great program. And, I thank all advocates of this program that is such a benefit to our community, including Fairfield University's Director, Rony Delva."

Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world's oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University's five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on July 23, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 8