Fresno Pacific University to host documentary on what stands between students and a degree

A feature documentary investigating America’s college dropout crisis and the barriers students face in their pursuit of a college degree and meaningful career will be shown at three Fresno Pacific University campuses in January.

The film asks: “Did you know that 60% of the U.S. population will need higher education degrees, certificates or credentials to meet work requirements by 2025?” The public is invited and all showings of Unlikely are free, but advance registration is required due to the sizes of the venues.

Filmmakers Jaye and Adam Fenderson follow five 21st century students from Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston and Akron as they ask the question “Will I be ready?” for college and life after. The students are parents, employees, immigrants and the first in their families to attend college. Top leaders and advocates in higher education are also interviewed. More on the documentary at

Unlikely will be shown at the following times and locations. Click any link to reserve seats:

FPU Visalia Campus
245 N. Plaza Drive, Visalia, CA
5:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020
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FPU Main Campus
1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, CA
5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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FPU North Fresno Campus
5 River Park Place West, Suite 303, Fresno, CA
5:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020
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Wayne Steffen
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