Education fair comes to Mexican Consulate in Fresno

The Fresno BeeFebruary 15, 2014 

Imari Luna, far left, 16, her mother, Nancy Luna, 36, second from left, Lexus Luna, 16, center, and Annelesa Luna, 14, second from right, receive California State University, Bakersfield material from Grisel Gallardo, right, a field advisor for the California Student Opportunity Access Program, during an education fair held in the parking lot of the Mexican Consulate Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in Fresno.

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An education fair was held Saturday in the parking lot of the Mexican Consulate in Fresno. Consul Vicente Sanchez Ventura said the fair was the first of its kind held at the consulate but is only the beginning, with fairs focusing on health and children planned in the future. Saturday's fair consisted of representatives from universities including the University of California and California State University systems available to help people plan for higher education. Sanchez added that a primary purpose was to enforce the idea that college is not just a dream, it can be a reality. Music, speeches and folkloric dances were also part of the day's event.

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