In his weekly video message, President Ortiz announces the largest gift to the College of Science. Professor Emeritus Peter Castro, biological sciences, recently signed a $1.5 million bequest to endow two scholarships and establish an environmental science scholar-in-residence.
“Castro’s bequest sets a historic precedent for the biological sciences department, enabling the department to attract internationally known experts who would enrich the educational experience of students interested in the environmental sciences, as well as further enhance the intellectual life of the department,” Ortiz says.
The president reminds the campus community of some upcoming events this week. For students, the First Friday event will have a playtime theme with a food fair, photo booth, T-shirt tie-dying, mini golf and rock climbing in Bronco Commons.
Also on Friday, the Chevy Goldstein Distinguished Lecture and Student Research Awards Symposium will be held at Kellogg West at noon. The event will be highlighted by awarding student scholarships and a presentation from Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez from Georgia Tech. The physics and astronomy department will host Professor Hui Cao of Yale University on Friday evening, and the English and foreign languages department on Thursday welcomes UCLA Professor Patricia Gandara, who will discuss bilingual education.
Finally, general registration for the summer session is open through Friday, May 4. Students can register for both five-week sessions and the 10-week session. To learn more, visit www.cpp.edu/summer.
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of the transcript.