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2010 Foundation News Archive

Southern California Edison honored for support of California Community Colleges
Posted October 14, 2010
Southern California Edison (SCE) has been named the “Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year” by the Network of California Community College Foundations (NCCCF) for its continued support and contributions to California Community Colleges. The honor came during the NCCCF’s annual Symposium. Learn more >

Acclaimed producer Ken Kragen to speak at upcoming community college symposium
Posted October 8, 2010
Renowned producer, manager and activist Ken Kragen—who conceived and created such high-profile charity efforts as “Hands Across America” and “We Are the World”—will share his success story and insight for making an impact on society at the Network of California Community College Foundations Symposium. The Foundation for California Community Colleges is a presenting sponsor of the event, taking place October 13-15 in Palm Springs. Read more >

Newly launched VRRRM program offers incentives to fix high-polluting vehicles 
Posted September 30, 2010
A new program designed to help improve California’s air quality will provide financial incentives for motorists throughout the state to repair, retire or replace thousands of high-polluting vehicles, potentially removing more than 500 tons of pollutants from California’s airways by 2013. Read more about the Vehicle Repair, Retirement and Replacement for Motorists, or VRRRM, program. >

Winners of fourth annual College Seen contest announced 
Posted September 14, 2010
Seven California Community College students have been named winners in this year’s College Seen, an annual photo competition co-sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, its CollegeBuys program, and Adobe®. Read more >

Foundation announces "From Pipeline to Pathways"
Posted September 10, 2010
The Foundation for California Community Colleges has announced that it is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) research grant to support “From Pipeline to Pathways,” a project that will explore ways to transform community college science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Read more >
New Alumni List reveals prominent California Community College alumni
Posted August 31, 2010
The Foundation has announced the launch of a searchable online list of prominent California Community College alumni, providing a public resource intended to help bolster alumni support of the largest system of higher education in the nation. The Alumni List is available at Read more >
Foundation announces California Connects
Posted August 20, 2010
The Foundation has announced a new program that will increase digital literacy and expand broadband Internet access to underserved populations throughout the state. The program, California Connects, is funded by a $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). More >

Foundation and College Board announce ACCUPLACER discounted pricing
Posted June 30, 2010

The Foundation for California Community Colleges and the College Board have announced an agreement that will provide discounted pricing on ACCUPLACER® for all California Community Colleges. More >

Fourth annual photo competition for California Community College Students launched today
Posted April 26, 2010
The Foundation launched its annual “College Seen” photo contest, which invites eligible students to vie for the opportunity to win cash, software and other awards by submitting images depicting their experiences as community college students. More >

Foundation wins three national awards for excellence in communications
Posted April 2, 2010
The Foundation for California Community Colleges has been honored with three Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) in recognition of exemplary marketing, communications, and design efforts. More >

Sempra Energy announces $250,000 in grants
Posted March 9, 2010
Sempra Energy Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Sempra Energy, today announced $250,000 in grants to 10 community colleges in California to provide scholarship support for students seeking certification or training for “green” jobs. More >

Foundation announces expansion of board of directors
Posted March 4, 2010
The Foundation has announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors: Christopher Cabaldon, mayor of West Sacramento and director of the Blueprint for Community College Student Success at the New America Foundation; Henry Ramos and Gary Reed, both California Community College Board of Governors members; and Ellen Sloan, a senior philanthropic advisor with Bank of America. More >

Four California Community College faculty members honored with Hayward Award for Excellence in Education

Posted March 3, 2010
Four community college faculty members were honored by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors earlier this week with the Hayward Award for Excellence in Education. More >

Portraits of Success
video wins coveted Telly award

Posted March 2, 2010
Among the Tellys it received, Walter Media grabbed two Bronze Tellys for Portraits of Success, which tells the story of two single moms on welfare who turn their life around thanks to a unique state program run by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. More >

Santa Barbara City College becomes sixth to reach goal in statewide fundraising campaign

Posted January 27, 2010
The Foundation for Santa Barbara City College announced it has reached its college’s fundraising goal for the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment challenge, a statewide effort to raise $50 million for permanent scholarship support by June 2011. More >

Southern California Edison announces $1 million contribution to California Community Colleges

Posted January 11, 2010
Southern California Edison (SCE) today announced a $1 million gift to the California Community Colleges that will launch the “Green Jobs Education Initiative,” providing scholarship support for community college students seeking training or certification in green jobs or fields. More >

Chancellor’s Student Success Award and 2009 Exemplary Program Awards Recipients Honored at Board of Governors Meeting

Posted January 11, 2010
California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott, along with members of the Board of Governors and the Foundation for California Community Colleges President Paul Lanning, honored community colleges from around the state with the Chancellor’s Student Success Award and the 2009 Exemplary Program Awards at the board meeting held this morning. Ten colleges received an award or honorable mention at the ceremony. More >

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