Monthly Archives: May 2013

COC Intern earns SDSU Alumni Association Scholarship

aliciaWhen Alicia Morris graduates in May, her commencement will mark the end of a nine-year quest for a college degree. The 33-year-old social work major, originally from Moline, Illinois, has been taking classes since 2004 with the hope of becoming a community organizer serving impoverished areas.

Alicia Morris attended a SDSU Alumni Association board meeting to personally thank alumni for her $3,000 Alumni Association scholarship.  “I’ve chosen that focus because I prefer doing hands-on, grass roots work,” she said. “I’m passionate about the community and I love working at a large level.”

Morris is one of three SDSU students selected last semester to receive scholarships from the SDSU Alumni Association. She stopped by the February 21 Alumni Association board of directors meeting with a basket of granola bars to offer thanks for her $3,000 award.

“The gratitude is immense,” said Morris, who told board members she intends to become a lifetime member of the Alumni Association and to someday help fund scholarships for SDSU students. For years she worked full time, taking night classes and studying during lunch breaks and on weekends, only recently quitting her job to complete her degree after getting accepted at SDSU.

“It’s been a long time – a loooong time,” Morris said. “I moved here when I was 21. I had $200 in my pocket and I had one friend. I went nine months without a car. I carpooled, got my job and then all I wanted to do was get into the university.

“I would drive by San Diego State and think, ‘Wow, I wonder what it’s like to be there?’ When I got that acceptance letter that I could transfer in, oh, my God! I tear up now just thinking about it because it’s so important.”

Alicia will graduate May 17th with her BSW and will begin her MSW program this summer at SDSU.

Congratulations Alicia!

Take me out to the ballgame…

imagesPlease join the SDSU undergraduate students for their second annual Padres game fundraiser! Proceeds will go to the Consensus Organizing Center and Dreams for Change. We will have a group of 100 in a private section near the Western Metal Supply building! Join us for the chance to win some Padres giveaways. The 98 t-shirt is just one of the prizes that will be raffled off during the game.

Here is the ticket info: Sunday, May 5th, CINCO DE MAYO, at 1:10 pm at Kona Cove . The tickets are the $50 all you can eat seats, which includes hot dogs, veggie dogs, bottled water, bottled soda, and fresh popped popcorn. Food service (hot dogs) begins once gates open up and concludes an hour after first pitch, but popcorn and drinks will still be available. If you would like to pay by check or debit/credit card, please call/text for more information. TRISH (619) 395-5679