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Black Excellence Resources

Black History Month Calendar

Black History Month

Black Students Success Week


Messages from our Campus Leaders


Photo of AbdulDear Black Scholar,

Welcome to San Diego City College. We are beyond excited that
you chose us to start or continue your educational expedition.

Abdimalik Buul, Ed.D.
Director, Student Transition Services

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Photo of Erin CharlensOn behalf of the Umoja Community Program, welcome to San Diego City College. At our core is a deep commitment to equity and social justice by our campus faculty, staff, and administration, as well as students. 

Erin Charlens, Ed.D.
Counselor/Coordinator, Umoja Program

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Message from Administration

Photo of President Ricky ShabazzThank you for choosing San Diego City College to pursue your college education. City College has a rich tradition of assisting ALL students in accomplishing their educational goals. 

Ricky Shabazz, Ed.D.

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Marciano Perez vice president of student servicesSan Diego City College is committed to social justice and strives to advance the academic needs of all students. Since 1914, the college has provided exceptional faculty and supportive student resources to help students navigate college and achieve their dreams.

Marciano Perez, Jr.
Vice President, Student Services

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Photo of NeshaOn behalf of our amazing faculty, classified professionals, and administration, I am delighted to welcome you to San Diego City College!

Nesha Savage, Ed.D.

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Black Excellence Mentors and Support

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Ahmed Aden
Counselor/Coordinator, HUBU Program 

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Salem Berhanu
EOPS Counselor

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Abdimalik Buul, Ed.D.
Director, Student Transition Services

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Erin Charlens, Ed.D.
Counselor/Coordinator, Umoja Program

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Edwidge Dupard
Peer Mentor Lab Technician

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Josolyn Hill, Ed.D.
Supervisor, Student Services

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Andre Jones

City Scholars, Personal Growth

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Sasha Knox
Job Placement Coordinator

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Nesha Savage, Ed.D.

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Darius Spearman

Chair, Black Studies 


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The HUBU program was developed to
address the achievement gap that exists
among Black and Latino male students.
HUBU was designed to help African-
American and Latino male students
succeed: by informing, motivating,
and preparing them for success both
academically and personally.

> Learn more.

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Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity)
is a community and critical resource
dedicated to enhancing the cultural and
educational experiences of African-
American and other students.

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Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs) have an excellent
academic track record. These colleges
and universities are leading institutions
in awarding degrees to African-
American students in the life sciences,
physical sciences, mathematics and
engineering programs.

California community college students
who complete certain academic
requirements are guaranteed transfer to
a participating HBCU.

> Learn more.

Other Programs and Support Services

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