On Friday, October 4, Chapman’s Integrated Educational Studies (IES) program and Transfer Admissions team welcomed students from Santiago Canyon College (SCC) to campus. The participating students are part of SCC’s Pathways to Teaching Program (PTTP), a program designed to promote education to high school and community college students interested in the teaching profession.

Santiago Canyon College Pathways to Teaching Program Instagram postAccording to Attallah College Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Dr. Michelle Samura, the IES program’s newly developed Community College Pathways Initiative is centered on a clear, well-supported pathway from Santiago Canyon College or Santa Ana College into Chapman’s IES program. As part of this initiative, Drs. Michelle Samura, Marie Nubia-Feliciano, and Kristen Doorn organized a campus visit for SCC students to spend a full day of exploring Chapman’s campus, learn about the IES curriculum, review the transfer admissions process, meet IES faculty and staff, and hear from current and former students about their experiences in the program.

As part of the visit, the IES and SCC students and faculty also enjoyed lunch together in Chapman’s Randall Dining Commons and concluded their visit with a tour of the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library. Thanks to these types of community partnerships and tours, the Pathways Initiative Program is already beginning to open eyes and doors for prospective IES students.


Excerpt from the Attallah College Undergraduate Student Newsletter.