Noticias de la Fundación
Inspiring Upward Bound Graduation
The OC Foundation was pleased to attend last night’s TRIO Upward Bound Graduation. The remarks made by incredible leaders and the involvement of loved ones during the graduation ceremony made for an inspiring celebration.
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. In particular, Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and […]
An incredible Graduation
Commencement exercises for the 2023 Oxnard College class were outstanding. Hundreds of accomplished students celebrated their degree and certificate achievements in front of many family and friends at the OC Stadium.
The OC Foundation helped inspire the celebration by presenting each graduate with a commemorative medallion to be worn at Commencement. While students were receiving their medallions, they took their first step as alumni by signing up for the Oxnard College Alumni Network.
Joined by the OC STEM Alumni […]
Gohlkes to receive Lifetime Condor Award
Bill and Debbie Gohlke will receive the inaugural Lifetime Condor Award to be presented at the OC Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Fame Banquet on May 26 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Conference Center.
There have been many achievements in Oxnard College Athletics over the years, but none greater than the contributions made by Bill and Deborah Gohlke. From their financial contributions to elevate the baseball, softball, and basketball teams, to their regular attendance at many […]
Congratulations to the District’s newest student rep
Damaris Figueroa, the first student representative on the OC Foundation Board of Directors, was elected as the VCCCD’s Student Trustee for the 2023/2024 term.
We are extremely proud of Damaris, who’s been an active and vocal member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. There’s no doubt her leadership and passion will make a difference within the entire District.
Recent Condor Madness contest a success
The results are in! The recent NCAA Tournament bracket-buster event was a big success!
The OC Foundation teamed up with the OC Athletic Department to host a fun NCAA March Madness bracket competition. Twenty-five campus leaders, OC alumni, and community members selected their favorite teams to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in a free and entertaining contest.
Condor Madness winners:
First Place: Aidan Lynch
Second Place: Lori Jay
Last Place: Brady Levenson
Aidan Lynch accepts his first place […]
An incredible Family Fest
The 2nd Annual OC Family Fest was absolutely incredible!
Sponsored by the OC Foundation and coordinated by the OC Marketing and Public Relations Office, the event welcomed the combined OC campus and greater Oxnard community for a day of fun, activities, and enjoyment.
The Foundation table welcomed many OC alumni, who shared stories and signed up for the newly created OC Alumni Network.
Visitors also learned more about scholarships, donations, and other Foundation activities.
It was so much […]
Transfer Center hosts inspiring ceremony
OC’s University Transfer Center hosted its annual Transfer Ceremony on Friday, May 5 to an auditorium full of administration, faculty, students, and families. The end of the year celebration recognized students for their academic performances noted their pursuits of further education. The event was co-sponsored by Proyecto Exito and the OC Foundation.
Attendees were inspired by remarks made by Letty Mojica, OC’s Transfer & Honors Counselor, and Oscar Cobian, OC’s Acting President. A highlight of the event was […]
Foundation Bulletin – May 2023
The May 2023 Bulletin provides an update to recent and upcoming OC Foundation programs and activities. The following is featured in the bulletin:
- OC Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Invitation
- Student Representative elected to VCCCD Trustees
- Scholarships Notification and Invitation
- OC Family Fest Reminder
- Campus Celebrations
- New Foundation Board member
- OC STEM Alumni of the Month
- Alumni Network Invitation
- Próximos eventos
Click to read the May Bulletin
A phenomenal night for SSS
The TRIO Student Support Services graduation was an extraordinary experience for Oxnard College, its TRIO SSS program, and the SSS graduates and their families. Sponsored by the OC Foundation, the graduation featured keynote presentations from:
- Dr. Rick MacLennan – Ventura County Community College District’s Chancellor
- Dr. Paloma Vargas – Oxnard College’s Dean of Math, Science, Health, Kinesiology, and Athletics
- Joanna Arenas – OC TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO SSS alumnus
Everyone in attendance also observed a moving speech […]
Find us at the Family Fest
In addition to sponsoring this Sunday’s Oxnard College Family Fest, your OC Foundation will feature at table at the event. The second annual event runs from 12pm to 4pm on the Oxnard College campus. And, while you’re at the big event, take advantage of the Community Marketplace!
We’re anticipating a large number of community members at the event. All Oxnard College past students are encouraged to visit the Foundation booth to sign up for our new OC Alumni […]
There’s a lot happening in May
The campus will be buzzing with activities throughout the month of May. It’s all inspired by the end of spring semester. Hundreds of students will be celebrating their academic achievements, opening the doors to extraordinary education and career possibilities. You’re encouraged to visit campus to celebrate these outstanding accomplishments.
Make sure the following are featured on your calendars.
TRIO Student Support Services Graduation – May 3
OC STEM Recognition Ceremony – May 4
OC Transfer Ceremony (and Scholarship presentations) – May […]
Foundation Board welcomes Joe Black
The OC Foundation welcomes Joe Black to its Board of Directors.
Joe is Co-Founder and President/CEO of JSL Technologies, Inc. He brings over 35 years of industry and military experience and has served in multiple profit and loss positions at the executive level.
Joe attended Oxnard College from 1979 to 1982 before transferring to California Coast University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations.
Joe’s reason for joining the board…
“I would like an opportunity to […]
Foundation Bulletin – April 2023
The April 2023 Bulletin provides an update to recent and upcoming OC Foundation programs and activities. The following is featured in the bulletin:
- Recent Foundation donor reception
- Record number of scholarship applications
- OC Family Fest scheduled
- OC Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Fame announced
- New OC Foundation board member
- OC STEM Alumni of the Month
Click to read the April Bulletin
Easter at the Marketplace
Easter was celebrated one week early at yesterday’s Community Marketplace. Families visited the Oxnard College campus to buy household goods, food, enjoy a meal, and participate in fun activities.
These images capture some of the fun at the Marketplace.
First donor reception a success
The OC Foundation hosted its first donor reception in quite a while last night, in conjunction with the OC LIVE event. Foundation supporters gathered in the PAB Conference Center to enjoy camaraderie, local wine, and tasty finger snacks before watching Hermanos Herrera take the stage in its incredible performance.
The reception presented an opportunity to thank the Foundation’s financial supporters for their generous contributions. President’s Circle ($1,000 and up) and Condor Club (monthly giving donors) enjoyed the opportunity […]
Join us at the Scholarship Reviewer Social
A core purpose of the OC Foundation is student success. The Foundation strives to inspire success in a variety of ways, the most prominent being its scholarship grants program.
A key component to awarding scholarship grants to deserving students is the review and selection process. It presents a golden opportunity for campus and community members to make an extraordinary difference in the lives and directions of Oxnard College students.
The Foundation is hosting a Scholarship Reviewer Social (and Training […]
Play Condor Madness
The OC Athletic Alumni Association and OC Foundation are co-hosting a fun March Madness contest. It’s free of charge and open to the public.
We’re celebrating the Condor Spirit by playing along with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Prizes are non-monetary, awarded to the top and last finishers, and full of OC merchandise.
The tournament starts on March 14, but all brackets must be submitted by March 16. Create your Condor Madness bracket today! Click to Play Condor […]
Scholarship endowment created for arts students
A named endowment was recently created to award scholarship grants to visual and performing arts transfer students.
The Brownlee Family established the Emmie Brownlee Scholarship in memory of their daughter, who was fascinated by and immersed in performing arts. The contribution serves as an incredible resource for students facing financial challenges when pursuing their educational dreams.
The first recipient of the Emmie Brownlee Scholarship grant was awarded last May.
Michelle Brownlee, Emmie’s sister, represented the family when she recently presented […]
Foundation Bulletin – March 2023
The OC Foundation’s March Bulletin was distributed today. Released on our favorite day, Foundation Friday, the bulletin provides an update of recent activities and presents opportunities and future events.
You’ll find information regarding:
- A new named endowment
- Monthly giving benefits
- Transfer scholarship deadlines
- Foundation-sponsored events
Click to read the Foundation Bulletin
Join us at the OC Career Fair on March 7
The OC Career Center is hosting its annual Spring Job Fair on Tuesday, March 7 from 10:00am-1:00pm in the Oxnard College Quad Area.
In partnership with the City of Oxnard, West Ventura County Business Alliance, and Oxnard College’s Proyecto Exito, the event is open to the entire community. The OC Foundation is proud to sponsor the event, as it provides Oxnard College students and our community’s job seekers the opportunity to meet over 45 organizations seeking new hires. Coffee […]
Transfer Scholarship Deadlines are approaching!
Two deadlines for the OC Foundation Transfer Scholarship are quickly approaching.
Application Deadline – March 15
Students seeking financial support when they enroll as transfer students at four-year universities must apply by March 15. Apply before time runs out!
You’re encouraged to attend scholarship application workshops. The next takes place this Friday, March 3 at 12:30pm in OE-3. RSVP ASAP!
Scholarship Reviewer Deadline – March 24
Campus and community members interested in reviewing transfer scholarships must […]
Monthly giving provides health benefits
Did you know the act of Giving has been scientifically proven to provide health benefits for those who contribute voluntarily and/or financially to their community? Yes – it’s true! And every good habit we adopt has a lasting impact on ourselves and our communities.
We’ve learned that there’s a chemical response in your body when you do something nice. As you make your contribution, your act of generosity triggers the following chemicals:
- Serotonin, which regulates your mood;
- Dopamine, […]
ZUZU African Acrobats take the OC Live stage this Thursday!
In celebration of Black History Month, OC Live presents a spectacular evening of amazement on Thursday, February 23.
Join the OC Foundation and the entire Oxnard College community at the Performing Arts Building to witness an inspiring display of artistic movement and sound. The ZUZU Acrobats are a Tanzanian troupe who base their performances on 2000 years of history. They bring modern art, culture, and passion with them everywhere they go. ZUZU celebrates their niche culture of Dar […]
Inaugural OC STEM Alumni event a success
It didn’t take long for the newly formed OC STEM Alumni Association to find success. Thanks to the vision and leadership of Marcella Klein-Williams and Christina Hanna, the Association’s young alumni leaders coordinated an informative and engaging initial event last night.
Several STEM alumni shared their latest successes with students, faculty, campus leaders in attendance at the on-campus event. Students gained first-hand knowledge of what it takes to complete educational journeys and transition into great careers. Alumni were […]
Foundation Bulletin – February 2023
The OC Foundation’s February Bulletin was distributed today. Released on our favorite day, Foundation Friday, the bulletin provides an update of recent activities and presents opportunities and future events.
You’ll find information regarding:
- An exciting major donation
- Scholarship Application and Review opportunities
- First ever STEM Alumni event
- Condor Club info
If you did not receive the bulletin in your email inbox, click the “Join our email list” button at the top of the screen. Click to read the Foundation […]
Ventura Townehouse invests in OC’s Culinary Arts
Strong corporate-to-college partnerships have the ability to change lives, impact businesses, and transform communities. A shining example is the relationship between Oxnard College’s Culinary Arts Program and Ventura Townehouse.
Ventura Townehouse, which is Ventura’s premier luxury resort living community, is home to an exceptional restaurant and dining program. It’s executive chef, Bryan Gross, initiated the relationship by reaching out to Adam Hart, professor of OC’s popular culinary program. It didn’t take long for its owner, Jay Isaacs, and […]
Meet us at the Evening Resource Fair
We’re excited to participate in tomorrow’s Spring Evening Resource Fair, taking place at the Clocktower at 5:00pm.
The Resource Fair presents a golden opportunity for students to learn about vital campus programs available to them. Each provide services and resources to help maximize their educational journey.
The OC Foundation will share important scholarship information. Be sure to ask us about our new scholarship application and tips to writing compelling applications.
OC STEM Alumni Association to host inaugural event
Update your calendar and be sure to attend the OC STEM Alumni Association’s first-ever event on February 7 at 6pm in AA 101.
Directors of the newly formed OCSAA invite past and current students, faculty, admin, and the community to gather for an informal, yet informational evening. Student groups and campus programs will promote their offerings, while attendees can visit with one another and enjoy food and beverage.
Scholarship workshops begin today
The Spring schedule of workshops for scholarship applicants begins today at 12pm.
Anyone seeking a scholarship for the 2023/2024 school year is welcome to join the one hour Zoom session.
The workshop will…
- Introduce students to the OC Foundation Scholarship Grant program
- Guide students through the application process
- Provide tips on making applications appealing to selection committees
Gain login access to the Zoom workshop by completing this form:
For all scholarship grant information, go to https://oxnardcollegefoundation.org/scholarships/
Foundation turns 40 years young
The Oxnard College Foundation was established in January 1983 by a group of committed campus and community leaders who shared a strong passion for supporting the growth of Oxnard College and the success of its students.
In honor of the impact created by the Foundation over the past 40 years, we’ll celebrate the milestone throughout the 2023 calendar year. You’ll see the return of past programs, recognition of alumni and campus leaders, establishment of new opportunities, and much […]
Read the First Foundation Bulletin
The OC Foundation distributed its first-ever e-bulletin today. Click here or the image to access its stories.
The first story is the announcement of the Foundation’s birthday, which is tomorrow, January 7. The OC Foundation turns 40 years old.
Additional stories provide information about:
- Mercado comunitario
- Foundation’s new Executive Director
If you did not receive the bulletin in your email inbox, click the “Join our email list” button at the top of the screen.
You can make a difference!
The calendar year is quickly coming to a close, but it’s not too late to make a difference at Oxnard College.
Students are preparing for another vigorous semester, which begins on January 6th. With your support, they’ll gain an extra advantage when focusing on their education.
Unless you choose otherwise, we’re encouraging all donors to select the Oxnard College Student Support Fund – Phil Greene Memorial for their year end contributions. […]
May the Holiday season bring the students, faculty, and administration, as well as the greater Oxnard College community an abundance of family, happiness and success.
Santa delivers toys at the Marketplace
The final Marketplace of the year was its largest, as Santa and the Grinch teamed up to celebrate the Holidays for the local community. Thanks to generous donors, especially Juarez Tacos and Radio Lazer, over 1,000 children received toys at today’s Marketplace.
The biggest shopping day also featured fun games and live entertainment.
As we close the calendar year, we thank each Community Marketplace vendor for helping Oxnard College students pursue their educational and career dreams through scholarships and […]
Battalion 58 cadets earn scholarships
Today marked an incredible day for the OC Foundation. The OC Fire Academy’s Battalion 58 convened at the Performing Arts Building for graduation in front of a full auditorium.
Following the hour-long and impressive video, the cadets were honored in a number of ways. The Foundation had the privilege of awarding scholarship grants, based on completed applications. Ten cadets received a total of $18,000 in financial support.
Congratulations to the recipients and […]
OC Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations being accepted
Nominate an outstanding former Condor to the Oxnard College Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Fame.
The 2nd Annual OCAAA Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for May 26 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Conference Center.
Complete the OCAAA Hall of Fame Nomination Form by the end of the year.
Celebrating the State Champs
The Oxnard College Men’s soccer team won the California State Championship Title in a match against defending champions Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) on Sunday with a final score of 2-1. The competition was held by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and hosted by American River College in Sacramento. Oxnard College last appeared in the state championship in 2015 when its Condors defeated Evergreen Valley College […]
Our Giving Tuesday Drive
Giving Tuesday, a national one-day celebration of charitable giving, arrives onto the Oxnard College campus on Tuesday, November 29. Alumni, staff, faculty, and members of the greater community are invited to make a difference through a contribution to the OC Foundation. The end recipients of the day’s generosity are students who are in dire need of financial assistance.
The Oxnard College Foundation’s highest priority is to ensure students’ needs […]
We Appreciate our Marketplace Vendors
Yesterday’s Community Marketplace was simply incredible. The OC Foundation is incredibly thankful for the vendors who participate in the weekly Marketplace. As a small token of our appreciation, OC Foundation staff and board members, as well as leaders from the OC Associated Student Government visited each vendor. In saying thank you for their participation, we handed out boxes containing breakfast and items provided by vendors and local small businesses. It was a great opportunity for students to […]
Spreading Thanks at Sunday’s Marketplace
The OC Foundation is excited to spend the day recognizing the vendors and patrons who make the weekly Oxnard College Community Marketplace so special.
We’re thankful for our vendors and will remind them that, through their vendor fees, they’re changing the lives of students through scholarship grants. These awards enable students to pursue and achieve their educational and career goals. The Marketplace is linked to hundreds of success stories achieved by past and current students.
The day will begin […]
Light recognized as Who’s Who
We’re excited to announce that Jon Light, a member of the OC Foundation Board of Directors, was named as a Who’s Who in Professional Services by the Pacific Coast Business Times.
Currently in his third year of leadership on the Foundation Board, Jon is the chair of the Public Relations Committee.
Here’s how the Pacific Coast Business Times described Jon in its October 28, 2022 issue:
Jonathan Light is the managing attorney […]
Salute to all Veterans
We honor all current and former members of the Armed Services, particularly Oxnard College students, alumni, administration, faculty, staff, and supporters.
Our country’s greatness is built on the foundation of your courage and sacrifice.
Rams earn a win at Oxnard College
The LA Rams visited Oxnard College yesterday to earn another victory. Led by its Head of Employee Experience, Oracio Galindo, the national championship franchise created an indelible impact on the College and its students during First Generation College Day.
Hosted by the Oxnard College Career Center, Galindo participated in a Question/Answer exchange with Director of Athletics, Jonas Crawford. The two of them delivered an awe-aspiring dialogue, where Oracio described his educational and career journeys, provided a detailed overview […]
Creating the OC Alumni Network
For nearly 50 years, Oxnard College has been an incubator of professional, civic, community, and family vibrance. As the school nears its 50th anniversary in 2025, the OC Foundation is creating the Oxnard College Alumni Network.
We’ve forming an opportunity for all past Oxnard College students to recapture fond memories, reconnect with fellow alumni, share advice and mentor students, and contribute to the vibrancy of this great institution. As the Foundation manages the Alumni Network, the entire initiative […]
LA Rams to talk Careers with OC students
Representatives from NFL Champions, the LA Rams, are visiting with Oxnard College students tomorrow, November 8 in the Performing Arts Building. Students will learn about internships and career possibilities with the LA Rams and professional sports.
The OC Foundation is pleased to sponsor the event, which provides an opportunity for students to network with professionals, recognize the transferability of their skills into sports management, and celebrate the LA Rams.
While it may […]
Dia de los Muertos at Oxnard College
An incredible event celebrating Dia de los Muertos was held on the Oxnard College campus on Friday, October 28. Thanks to a collaborative planning effort between Oxnard College, El Rio School District, Inlakech Cultural Arts Center, Santa Paula Unified School District, and CA Poets in the Schools, the event attracted hundreds of community members. The OC Foundation is pleased to co-sponsor this event with FOMAT Medical Research, Port of Hueneme, Ruby’s Mexican Restaurant, La Tolteca Tortilla Company, […]
Oportunidad de voluntariado en la Fundación - Revisar las becas
El periodo de solicitud de becas 2023/2024 comenzó oficialmente el 3 de octubre, el más temprano en la historia de la Fundación. Se espera que esta y otras mejoras introducidas en el programa de becas de la OCF aumenten significativamente el número de solicitantes. Esto es una gran noticia para los estudiantes y crea una oportunidad de oro para aumentar nuestro grupo de revisores de solicitudes de becas.
La Fundación OC está reclutando activamente voluntarios para participar en el proceso de revisión y selección de becas. Cada revisor puede esperar [...]
Golosinas en abundancia en el mercado
El Marketplace del domingo fue un acontecimiento extraordinario, lleno de golosinas para toda la comunidad. Por primera vez desde antes de la pandemia, el Mercado Comunitario del Oxnard College organizó un evento especial durante su programa habitual de los domingos.
Gracias a nuestros amigos de Radio Lazer, a los extraordinarios estudiantes voluntarios de los programas de Tecnología Automotriz e Higiene Dental, y a los increíbles miembros del personal, el Mercado entretuvo a una gran multitud de miembros de la comunidad. Los vendedores dieron la bienvenida a los niños con grandes sonrisas y las manos llenas de sabrosas golosinas. [...]
Apoye a OC Condor Athletics
La Fundación OC se ha unido a OC Athletics para recaudar fondos para los equipos deportivos de los Cóndores.
Cada equipo recauda dinero cada año para cubrir los costes que van más allá del presupuesto anual. Elementos como las camisetas, el equipamiento del equipo, los recursos educativos, el entrenamiento y los viajes no programados repercuten en la capacidad de un equipo para participar en eventos y, en algunos casos, alcanzar el éxito.
La Fundación gestiona una plataforma de crowdfunding que los estudiantes-atletas utilizan para invitar a familiares, amigos y otros miembros de la comunidad [...]
Truco o trato en el mercado
La Fundación del Colegio de Oxnard está organizando un día de evento familiar de truco o trato seguro para los niños de nuestra comunidad este domingo 23 de octubre. Los niños podrán pedir dulces mientras sus padres compran en nuestros increíbles puestos de venta. Actividades divertidas de estilo carnaval estarán disponibles durante todo el día, incluyendo pintura de cara, artista de globos, y más.
El Mercado abre a las 8:00 horas. Nuestros amigos de Radio Lazer se unirán a nosotros hacia las 11 de la mañana, cuando harán frecuentes anuncios y entrevistas en directo. Ayudarán a alinear [...]
El 14 de octubre, el fútbol femenino se lanza a la lucha contra el cáncer
El equipo de fútbol femenino se viste de rosa para su partido de fútbol en casa el viernes 14 de octubre contra Allan Hancock en el estadio Condor.
Se invita a la comunidad a ver a las Lady Condors y a vestirse de rosa. El equipo está difundiendo la concienciación sobre el cáncer de mama, animando a todo el mundo a hacerse pruebas de detección.
Las camisetas especiales "Kicks for Cancer" están disponibles por 20 dólares. Si está interesado en comprar una camiseta, haga una [...]
Oferta de la Carrera de Papá Noel al Mar
La Fundación OC recibió una oferta especial de Santa to the Sea, que cada año financia un número importante de becas para estudiantes del Oxnard College.
Santa to the Sea celebra su 15ª edición. Este evento comenzó en 2003 como una campaña de recogida de juguetes para celebrar el traslado del Papá Noel más grande del mundo de Carpentaria a Oxnard. Desde entonces ha crecido hasta convertirse en un robusto evento de carrera, de recogida de juguetes y de recaudación de fondos para la comunidad. Santa to the Sea incluye un [...]
Taller inicial de becas el 14 de octubre
La Fundación del Colegio de Oxnard está organizando un taller para describir los cambios en la aplicación de la beca OCF 2022/2023. La sesión de una hora tendrá lugar el 14 de octubre a las 11:00 am en LLRC 101.
Todos son bienvenidos.
Más información sobre el programa de becas de la Fundación OC en www.oxnardcollegefoundation.org/scholarships/.
La Fundación colaborará con diferentes departamentos y organizaciones del campus para ofrecer talleres presenciales y a través de Zoom durante la temporada de solicitudes. La información sobre los talleres y los viernes de la Fundación OC a través de Zoom se publicarán en breve [...]
Comienza el periodo de solicitud de becas
Las solicitudes de becas para el año escolar 2023/2024 están abiertas. Si usted está planeando comenzar su educación en Oxnard College, continuar o regresar a OC, o establecer una transferencia, la Fundación OC ofrece becas para ayudarle a alcanzar sus metas educativas. Conoce las muchas becas disponibles visitando nuestra página web de becas. Además de la larga lista, tendrás acceso a recursos clave y consejos para obtener becas.
Solicita las becas en nuestro Beca NextGen portal.
Bienvenido al sitio web de la OCF.
Bienvenido a la nueva página web de la Fundación del Colegio de Oxnard.
Hemos disfrutado de nuestra presencia en el sitio web OxnardCollege.edu durante años, pero nuestra presencia se ha quedado pequeña. Un sitio web independiente nos permite ser creativos con la forma en que compartimos la información, promovemos las oportunidades y los logros, e inspiramos el compromiso.
El sitio web ha sido diseñado por Diseño Moniuna agencia local de diseño gráfico, web y marketing en Internet. Trabajamos estrechamente con Monika, que nos guió a través de un proceso eficiente para ilustrar la [...]