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Ujima Project hosts ‘Pizza with the President’

Riverside City College's first black President Dr. Wolde-Ab Isaac, answers questions in the Digital Library Auditorium about his life and his successes, it was held Feb. 23, 2016 by The Ujima Project. (Stacy Soriano | Viewpoints)

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By Brooke Cary | Updated Feb. 26, 2016

Riverside City College’s Ujima project hosted its annual lunch event, ‘Pizza with the President’ in the Digital Library Auditorium, Feb. 23.

Wolde-ab Isaac was invited to share with students what it took for him to come from poverty in Eritrea, East Africa to attend and graduate college and eventually become the president at RCC.

Embracing African American history, Isaac spoke on key factors of success: determination, dedication and confidence.

“I believe in you and these people believe in you,” Isaac said. “For heaven’s sake, be determined.”

The Ujima club is focused on from academic development of students with an emphasis on African American culture. After Isaac’s presentation, there was a brief Q and A session.

Ujima holds meetings every Thursday from 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m., in the Business Administration building, room 126.

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