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CSU Super Sunday promotes college success during church visits

Super Sunday, the flagship event of the University of California African-American Initiative, will be held in a hybrid way this year to send an encouraging message to mostly black churches across California about the importance of college preparation.

Ten churches in Fresno and one in Mandera will participate with personal events, virtual live presentations and pre-recorded messages at Sunday, February 27. Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval will attend 11:10 a.m. in-person service at the Second Baptist Church of Fresno (1041 E. Jensen Ave.). Worship will be done by Pastor Lawrence Clinkscale. Several Fresno State graduates will also be keynote speakers for each church.

“I’m really excited to share this special event with Pastor Clinkscale and his church. The pursuit of higher education is directly linked to the improvement of the soul. “It is through education that we give back to our community and find spiritual nourishment in the service of others,” said Jiménez-Sandoval. “I look forward to showing how our campus community welcomes all students to an experience that will prepare them to become visionary leaders of the future.”

The CSU has partnered with religious leaders across the state to host Super Sunday for more than a decade. It is estimated that the CSU has reached nearly 1 million students and their families through the annual Community Event.

In addition to Fresno Second Baptist Church, other participating churches include:

  • Bethesda Churches (Champion Center, Southeast, Dakota Main Campus), pre-recorded iconic, Pastor Tobaise Brookins.
  • Church of the Family Community, in person 9 p.m. and 11 a.m., Rev. Chester McGensy.
  • Olive Baptist Church, virtually pre-recorded at 10:30 a.m., Temporary Ed. Richard Norman.
  • Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church (Madera), in person at 11:30 a.m., Dr. Sammie Neely Jr.
  • Saints Community Church of God in Christ, in person and live virtual 11 a.m., Pastor BE McAlister.
  • Saint Rest Baptist Church, live virtual 10:30 a.m., Pastor DJ Criner.

Moments of blessing The House of Prayer with Dr. Marie Archie and the Church of God in Christ Westside with Pastor Paul Binion celebrated Super Sunday during services last Sunday.

Super Sunday is one of many CSU-sponsored events to increase the preparation, retention and graduation of African American students. Year-round collaboration between CSU and African-American community leaders across the state provides additional approach, support, and preparation, such as college and on-campus careers, financial aid labs, Cal State Apply clinics, and more.

For more information, visit Fresno State’s African American Initiative Website or contact Wendy Nelson at wendyw@csufresno.edu the 559.278.5374.

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