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2009 Foundation News Archive

Foundation for California Community Colleges wins seven CASE awards for excellence in marketing, communications, and design
Posted November 23, 2009

Bryan Miller, Melissa Conner, Angeline Evans, Paul Lanning, Jeremie Vella
The Foundation for California Community Colleges has been honored with seven Awards of Excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII in recognition of exemplary marketing, communications, and design efforts.  CASE is an international professional association for education institutions and advancement professionals, and its members include public and private colleges, universities, and independent schools.
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Dr. Mary G.F. Bitterman receives honor from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors
Posted November 2, 2009
The Foundation for California Community Colleges congratulates Dr. Mary G.F. Bitterman, President of The Bernard Osher Foundation, who was honored today by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. More | Press Release
 
Two additional California Community Colleges meet fundraising challenge for statewide scholarship endowment
Posted October 27, 2009
Two California Community Colleges have increased the amount of permanent scholarship support available to their students by reaching their fundraising goals for the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment challenge, raising a collective $1,208,283 for the effort. Coastline Community College and East Los Angeles College are the fourth and fifth colleges statewide to reach this milestone as part of a three-year effort to build a $100 million endowment for California’s community college students.

Foundation's communications and design team recognized with 11 awards for outstanding achievement
Posted October 6, 2009

Bryan Miller, Melissa Conner, Angeline Evans, Paul Lanning
The Foundation’s communications and design team was honored with 11 Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, District 6. The team’s work was selected from entries submitted by community colleges throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

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California Community College students awarded for photographic excellence
Posted September 1, 2009

2009 College Seen grand prize winner
 
An image depicting a single mother balancing home life and school work was selected from among 243 entries to win this year’s College Seen, an annual photo contest co-sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, its CollegeBuys program, and Adobe® that draws hundreds of entries from community college students throughout the state each year.

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California foster youth learn critical skills for an in-demand trade
Posted August 26, 2009

Fabrication and manufacturing camps event
 
Actor and producer John Ratzenberger recently spent an afternoon with foster youth from throughout the Los Angeles Valley, providing one of the highlights of a week-long camp held to demystify the fabrication and manufacturing trades for tomorrow’s workforce. The camp was one of five held throughout the summer as a partnership between the Foundation for California Community Colleges and Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs, the Foundation for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.

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A California Community College challenges its local community to raise $1.5 million as part of statewide historic campaign
Posted July 31, 2009

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
 

A California Community College challenges its local community to raise $1.5 million as part of statewide historic campaign Fundraising challenge will support student scholarships The Foundation for California Community Colleges recognizes El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., and Southern California philanthropists Melanie and Richard Lundquist for the recent launch of an effort to raise $1.5 million for the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment.

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Condoleezza Rice Presents John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award
Posted July 13, 2009

Condoleezza Rice
Photo by Associated Press
Condoleezza Rice presented at the John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Awards on Monday, July 13.  The awards, named for her late father, recognize California Community Colleges that have made outstanding contributions to achieving diversity and equality.  The Foundation for California Community Colleges is proud to sponsor the John W. Rice Awards.

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Foundation team receives national awards
Posted March 21, 2009
Angelline Evans, Melissa Conner, Bryan Miller accepting NCMPR awardsThe Foundation’s communications team recently received the prestigious Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. The team’s work was selected from among more than 1,700 entries submitted by nearly 300 colleges throughout the United States and Canada.

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Early College High Schools take center stage
Posted March 19, 2009

Village Academy in Pomona, Calif. recently gained fame after it was referenced by President Obama in his speech at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce last month, where he called it “a 21st century school where cutting edge technologies are used in the classroom, where college prep and career training are offered to all who seek it, and where the motto is ‘respect, responsibility, and results.'" 

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