Spring Virtual Showcase

Did you know that 80% of Point Community College Scholars transfer to four-year institutions? That’s DOUBLE the national transfer rate. During this showcase, we’ll hear from Point Scholars who successfully transferred from community college to four-year universities—while being a part of the Point community. We’ll also hear from a current Point Community College Scholar who is hoping to transfer to a four-year college this fall. Join us for a discussion of forging paths forward, finding community, and figuring out the transfer process.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Online via Zoom

8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT

Thanks to Our Empowerment Sponsors

About the Program

Pilar Garcia is a Point BIPOC Scholar studying Journalism at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As a Point Community College Scholar, they attended Columbia State Community College. Pilar was born and raised in rural Tennessee and is dedicated to raising awareness about LGBTQ and Indigenous issues in their state. Andreas Copes was born in Germany and currently lives in Philadelphia. As a Point Community College Scholar, Andreas attended the Community College of Philadelphia. This spring, he’ll graduate from Temple University as a Journalism major, founder of broadcast television show Queer Temple, and a new American citizen. Manny Faria moved to the United States from Venezuela to continue his education. As a Miami Beach Pride Point Community College Scholar, he attended Miami Dade College and successfully transferred to Stanford University, where he now studies Neurobiology. Fellow Venezuelan, political refugee, and Point Community College Scholar Jose Gamboa will share his experiences as a current community college student at Seminole State College and his plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida.

This event will be moderated by Point Alum Vanessa Watson, who was both a Point Community College Scholar and a Point Flagship Scholar at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Join us on April 12th at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET for this engaging discussion about the transfer process for LGBTQ students. This Zoom event is free and open to the public. Please register today!