OC STEM Alumni

OC STEM Alumni

OC STEM Alumni Association

An exciting addition during the 2022/2023 school year is the OC STEM Alumni Association (OCSAA). Spearheaded by passionate campus leaders, the new group is keenly focused on engaging all past OC STEM alumni to foster fellowship, mentorship, and sustained program growth. If you’re an OC STEM alumnus, you’re encouraged to become actively involved.

Complete the detailed update form to indicate your interest and provide much desired information about you.

About the OC STEM Alumni Association

The Oxnard College STEM Alumni Association is a non-profit and gender-equitable organization that is made of a diverse group of individuals who have participated in any of the STEM programs offered at Oxnard College. The association aligns with Oxnard College core educational mission, by serving as one of the multiple pathways that leads STEM students to both academic and professional success.

The purpose of the Association shall be to promote the growth, progress, and general welfare of the College by:

  1. representing the interests of STEM alumni and the Association in matters affecting the College;
  2. encouraging STEM alumni participation in Association and College sponsored events and activities;
  3. enhancing solicitation of donations, gifts, and contributions of whatsoever nature to the College;
  4. fostering and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between its STEM alumni, friends, and college administration; and
  5. supporting and participating in the recruitment and retention of students to the College.

The goals of the Association are to:

  1. Provide an effective branding program that will create interest and engage growth of the number of STEM alumni in campus programs.
  2. Encourage STEM alumni to maintain a network and serve as advocates for the College.
  3. Serve as an organization that responds to the diverse needs of STEM alumni relative to their careers, desire for lifelong learning and engagement, social interaction.
  4. Provide volunteer and support services to the STEM program and the College.
  5. Enhance the STEM program and the alumni community by offering events for networking, career exploration, community building, and fundraising. Create mentoring opportunities to bridge OC STEM Alumni and current OC STEM students to guide them in their undergraduate studies and careers.
  6. Assess the interests and needs of current STEM students based on their affinities with the College to better understand and serve the dynamic, diverse, and talented community.
  7. Provide an effective STEM alumni association Board of Directors by establishing interested and dynamic alumni leadership that provides professional experience, creative thinking, and open-mindedness for the benefit of the Association, OC STEM, and the College.
  8. Recognize outstanding OCSAA Members and the contributions they have made to the Association, OC STEM, and Oxnard College.

OC STEM Alumni Mentorship Program

Condor Connections is a mentoring program where OC Faculty, Staff, and STEM alumni connect with current OC STEM students for short weekly check-ins over the phone, Zoom, or in person. Check-ins will offer a little care, encouragement, advice, and mentoring. Mentors will be provided support and resource information to assist with weekly check ins. This is a 10-11 week program, taking place in the Fall 2024 semester. Monthly mentor check-ins and mentor/mentee socials will be provided.

Click here to sign up: https://forms.office.com/r/EdqtKxmLh0

Board Leadership

Chair – Jaime Lopez
Vice-Chair – Cassy Ortega
Secretary – Lazaro Garcia
Co-Treasurer – Alexis Guerrero
Co-Treasurer – Jacqueline Marquez
Marketing & Social Media Chair – Jasmine Rosales
Community Liaison Chair – Justin Nam
Recruitment & Retention Chair – Miguel de la Cruz

Contact Info

Instagram: @OCSTEMAlum
Email: ocsaa@oxnardcollegefoundation.org

Alumni Spotlight

Miguel de la Cruz ’19

What year did you graduate/transfer?
I transferred out of Oxnard College in 2019.

Where did you transfer to complete your Bachelor’s degree?
I transferred to UC Santa Barbara.

Where are you now and what are you doing?
I’m working as an engineer part time at a local company strand products and working on getting my PhD at UC Santa Barbara.

Do you have a favorite memory from your time at Oxnard College?
Studying in the stem center with friends.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I see myself graduating with my PhD and inventing new innovative things to help people.

Transfer Tips

  1. Make friends.
  2. Work hard.
  3. Enjoy the ride.