This collection contains materials relating to Arlene Dorn's work with migrant students, teachers and education officials
in helping to develop the Binational Education Program. Dorn played a key role in developing a standardized student progress
form that is recognized as an official transfer document by schools in both the U.S. and Mexico.
When Arlene Dorn-Trowbridge transferred to UCSC from Cabrillo College in 1966, she was in her early 40's, which makes her
one of UCSC's most senior alumni. She went on to teach in Watsonville's public schools, where many of her students were from
migrant farm worker families. She noticed that each year several students left for Mexico in November, not returning until
the following spring. "They were at a great disadvantage," she says, "because they arrived in Mexico too late to enroll in
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