Hispanic female conference is Friday, Jan. 8 on campus

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Hispanic female conference is Friday, Jan. 8 on campus

The Second Annual Hispanic Female Conference for Clovis West High School will be held at California State University, Fresno on Friday, Jan. 8, from 8:30 am to 2 p.m.

About 200 Hispanic female students from Clovis West High School and Kastner Intermediate School are expected to attend the conference sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs and Clovis West.

Dr. Katherine A. Flores, a family physician in Fresno, will be the keynote speaker in the Residence Dining Hall at 12:30 p.m. and will talk about Latinas in medicine.

Dr. Flores is also director for the Latino Center for Medical Education and Research and assistant dean for the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Flores.

The conference will present workshops on how to succeed in school, apply for college, issues of relationships and violence, and life issues affecting at risk students.

Dr. Michael Ortiz, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will open the conference at 8:40 am at the Satellite Student Union. The workshops will be from 9 am to 11:30 am at University Center and University Student Union. Lunch will be at the Residence Dining Hall and will be attended by Clovis Unified School District Superintendent Walt Buster, and other administrators and Fresno State faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Margarita Luna Robles, conference co-chair, at (559) 278-8153 or 297-4219.