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Remembrance Walk honors the man behind EOP

Remembrance Walk honors the man behind EOP

Nathalie Ramirez

March 17, 2017

Students, faculty, mentors and family attended the Remembrance Walk for Jose Luis Vargas, former director of the EOP (Educational Opportunity Programs) on Wednesday. To a majority of EOP students, Vargas was more than just a director. Students showed their appreciation in attendance because of his...

Permanent EOP Director Still M.I.A.

Permanent EOP Director Still M.I.A.

Donna Lugo

November 18, 2016

There has been somewhat of a grassroots movement led by a handful of students who have been rallying behind Shiva Parsa, current interim director of the Educational Opportunities Program here at CSUN. This past March, a rally was held on campus outside of the Oviatt library where students carried...

Students march for new EOP director

Students march for new EOP director

Blaise Scemama

May 12, 2016

Students gathered at the Oviatt Library lawn Thursday to request that current Associate Director Shiva Parsa be hired as head director of the Educational Opportunity Program. Around 100 students marched to President Dianne Harrison’s office to deliver a formal request that the administration ap...

José Luis Vargas: A career timeline

José Luis Vargas: A career timeline

Brandon Jauregui

April 19, 2016

A memorial for José Luis Vargas, the director of CSUN’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), will be held April 29. Vargas, a longtime employee who helped students strive for success, died March 19 following a brief illness. He had dedicated a majority of his life to giving back to the organization...

Students filled Matador Square to learn about career opportunities

Students filled Matador Square to learn about career opportunities

Daisy Perez

April 1, 2016

Students gathered in the Matador Square to learn about the different educational opportunities the CSUN campus has to offer. “[This event] allows students that are declared and undecided to get more information about majors and minors,” said Equal Opportunity Programs Career Counselor Hector Carrillo...

EOP gives recognition to trailblazing students from 1968

EOP gives recognition to trailblazing students from 1968

Edemy Rodriguez

October 1, 2015

Students, alumni, faculty and staff of the CSUN Educational Opportunity Program gathered around the Ralph Prator Sundial Fountain to unveil the memorial plaque in honor of the students who fought for justice on campus in the late 1960s. EOP supports students of any ethnic background in their quest...

Students performed at the EOP Free Speech event

Demi Corso

October 28, 2014

EOP hosted its annual Free Speech Event at Matador Square. Students were invited to perform original or adapted pieces of poetry, spoken word, or slam poetry.

Video: The Great Shakeout at CSUN

Video: The Great Shakeout at CSUN

Gabriela Rodriguez

October 16, 2014

http://youtu.be/Pk3t8QtWxyc?t=5s CDC Director Thomas Frieden goes to Capitol Hill to answer questions about Ebola. Matador News reporter Brenda Garcia reports on this morning's Great Shakeout, and reporter Wahid Lodin interviews EOP Multimedia Coordinator Leslie De Leon Tzic about the EOP's upcoming...

Educational Opportunity Programs then and now

Educational Opportunity Programs then and now

Melisa Fumbarg

September 18, 2014

During the civil rights movement, activists pushed for the right to equal access to higher education. One of the ways this happened was through the implementation of Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) throughout CSU campuses. The EOP program has been thriving for 45 years as a result of a dedi...

EOP celebrates 45 years

EOP celebrates 45 years

Candice Criss

September 16, 2014

CSUN students and EOP community join together to celebrate the 45 years that the EOP program has provided to improve the education of students. Free food, beverages, music and prizes were handed out to students participating in the event....

EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

EOP programs help first-generation students transition into college academics

Vera Castaneda

December 8, 2013

Denied from four different CSU schools including Northridge, a low-income and first-generation art student relied on his acceptance in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to attend CSUN. Each year EOP accepts special admits – students that are judged as unqualified by CSU admissions, but exhi...

Annual drive provides food and used technology devices to students in need

Annual drive provides food and used technology devices to students in need

Vera Castaneda

November 26, 2013

While many students are looking forward to leaving campus to spend leisure time with their families and savor home cooked meals, some EOP Resilient Scholar students will remain on campus throughout the winter break because they don’t have traditional family structures. The EOP Resilient Scholar Program (RSP) is designed to help emancipate...

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