Proclamation 5583 -- National SEEK and College Discovery Day, 1986
the President of the
Every American should have the opportunity to pursue an education beyond the high school level. Colleges and universities enhance the mental and moral development of their graduates. The future of our country depends on equal access to education for all students, including members of minority groups and the economically disadvantaged. All educators should be aware of and support efforts that recognize and offer educational opportunities to underprivileged students.
The City University of New York has implemented two programs -- College Discovery for community college students and SEEK (Search for Elevation, Education, and Knowledge) for senior college students -- that provide specialized counseling, remedial instruction, and tutorial services enabling nearly 14,000 disadvantaged students a year to receive the benefits of a college education.
100,000 students have participated in the SEEK and College Discovery programs
since their inception 20 years ago, which the City University of New York is
celebrating in a special ceremony on
Congress, by Public Law 99 - 512, has designated
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of December, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
with the Office of the Federal Register, ,
Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on December 3.