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ERIC Number: EJ769473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Taking a Sheen to Enabling College
Cooper, Mary Ann
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n6 p61-66 Feb 2007
In 1958, Ramon Estevez resisted the idea of being pushed into college, and instead went to New York to seek fame and fortune. The world would come to know him as the award-winning stage, television, and movie star Martin Sheen. Nearly 50 years later, Mexican-American Octavio Gonzalez embraced the pursuit of a college degree. The two met when Gonzalez, then a student at Georgetown University, served as an extra on the set of Sheen's television series "The West Wing." They struck up a friendship, and Sheen began to serve as a mentor to Gonzalez, as well as helping him with some school expenses. Now, Sheen is finally pursuing the college education he turned down after high school. This article tells both men's stories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; New York