It has been quite a week as earlier this week I finished some notations on the 42nd Anniversary of the Revolution that brought upon Darkness in Iran--but I have also been witness to how things are great as I have been witness to quite a week in Orange County. The image I captured above while in town yesterday epitomizes this sense of hope as I leave thoughts on the impending potential recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Donald Trump Impeachment and other challenges for another time.
I have joined Operations Independence here in Orange County as Orange County has embarked upon a county-wide campaign to vaccinate all--with a focus on Tier 1A ((Healthcare Workers & All other 65)). I was able to secure my first dose due to being on Staff along with a number of close family members.
As I am away again on this quest for service, I caught this during my engagements which embraced what continues to drive me in regards to all projects including my Doctorate quest, work in Virtual Education, navigating the challenges of the Daily Outsider and other on-going projects:
Impossible is nothing.— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) February 12, 2021
A standing double backflip pic.twitter.com/uiANC8iWpm
The diversity among our UC Davis applicants is impressive. Here’s what Ebony Lewis, executive director of Undergraduate Admissions, had to say: “Our future Aggies come from all walks of life and reflect a broad diversity of thought, experiences, communities and backgrounds that embody a spirit of inclusive excellence.”
Among California residents seeking freshman admission, 36.7 percent are from historically underrepresented groups (African American, American Indian, Chicano/Latino and Pacific Islander), and among domestic students seeking transfer admission, 34.5 percent are from historically underrepresented groups.
Among California freshman and California Community College transfer applicants, 41 percent are from low-income families, and 42 percent would be in the first generation of their family to graduate from a four-year college.