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Peralta News – Club Altazor at Merritt College

5 June 2013

Professor Claudio Durán decided to create a transfer club at Merritt College with the intention of supporting minority students trying to navigate the transition to a four year college or university. Professor Durán chose to translate the word ‘Altazor’ to mean -- ‘illuminate the path of knowledge’ or ‘a light of knowledge’.

In 2013 a total of 18 students from club Altazor were accepted to 4 year colleges, capturing the attention of local news. The club is open to students of Merritt College. It is mainly student operated and functions as a multi-disciplinary peer support group, under the guidance of Professor Durán and other staff advisors.

For more information, please Club Altazor online.

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