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B.I.G.E. Student Club

Beyond Incarceration: Greater Education (B.I.G.E.). Through our action, service and collective presence, we are breaking down stereotypes connected to being formerly incarcerated.

  • Connected by our backgrounds, united in our aspirations to support one another and succeed at Allan Hancock College
  • Bi-weekly Zoom meetings geared toward connecting formerly incarcerated students to larger campus student resources
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Opportunities to serve our larger Santa Maria community
  • Working toward breaking the stigma connected to being formerly incarcerated
  • Bi-monthly meetings to all students

Fall 2021 In-Person Meeting Schedule

All meetings are 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and held in the RaboBank Student Center (Building G) at the student lounge.  Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month unless otherwise noted.

  • September 3
  • September 17
  • October 1
  • October 15
  • October 29 (additional)
  • November 5
  • November 19
  • December 3


Lynn Becerra-Valencia
Faculty Advisor

Arturo "Cheech" Raygoza
Club President

Herbert Gomez
Club Vice President

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