Glendale Community College is on the cusp of its 85th year and preparations to celebrate this auspicious anniversary are in full swing thanks to Pat Crouch and her wonderful committee. Glendale College Foundation installed its new officers for 2012-2014 (thanks Chief Scoggins!) including Mike Haney, President, Vice President, Pat Crouch, Immediate Past President, Ellyn Semler, Treasure, Keith Morris, and Secretary, Steve Wilder.
The Foundation’s 85th Anniversary Gala, “The Stars Among Us” will take place on Saturday evening, October 20 and features John and Gael Davit as honorary co-chairs. Bhupesh and Kumud Parikh will receive the Philanthropist of Distinction Award, Ruth J. Charles will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Sevada Chamras will be named Outstanding Alumnus. This promises to be an outstanding, not to be missed event! For more information and to register for this event, go to the 85th Anniversary website at: www.glendale.edu/85th.
Awards have been made for the Student Success Fund to place donations where they’re most needed – in the classroom. (To make a donation click here.)The Foundation is in the midst of the biggest outreach to alumni in the college’s history and is partnered with The Alumni Association with the goal of reaching over 70,000 GCC graduates. “Make a Connection. Make a Difference,” is the slogan for this campaign, explained here by Marketing Director Rafael Cordona.
Reconnecting to the campus as an alumnus can be a very gratifying way to give others the opportunity to start their life’s path through Glendale Community College. Donations to the Foundation help fund much-needed classroom upgrades, scholarships for those in need, and other programs to enhance the learning experience for another generation of Glendale’s students.
Foundation President Mike Haney credits the golf program for the focus it brought to his path – a path that led him to USC, becoming a reserve police officer, and Battalion Chief on the Glendale Fire Department. Arpi Amirian, President of the Alumni Association, started learning English through the non-credit program as a recent immigrant before transitioning to credit and eventually earning her degree.
We hope you enjoy this newsletter, and we hope you are planning to celebrate with us.