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Harrisburg GEAR UP Students Visit Cheyney University Campus

July 6, 2012

Ten rising eleventh-graders from Harrisburg will be on Cheyney University campus to attend classes between July 9 and July 11.  The students are participants in the "GEAR UP" program.

While on campus they will attend classes taught by Cheyney University faculty and have lunch at the dining hall.  The classes include "Science and Agriculture" by Dr. Steven Hughes, "Fashion Merchandising and Management" by Dr. Vanessa Brantley, "College Readiness" by MR. Sharlah Ramnarine-Singh, and "Social & Behavioral Sciences" by Dr. Hazel Spears.

GEAR UP -  Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs  - is a national initiative that seeks to increase the number of students in specific target populations who are prepared to enter and succeedin postsecondary education. The program is funded through competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching and Learning, part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, received its $12 million five-year GEAR UP grant in 2002 to provide servicesfor nearly 14,000 students in the Harrisburg School District and the School District of Philadelphia through partnerships with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and the two school districts.