Santa Ana College Foundation Month Year
A History of Success, A Future of Promise

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Summer Greetings!

I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Santa Ana College had another exciting year filled with student success and community outreach.  Please enjoy your monthly source for timely information on the Foundation's programs, important news and events from the college, opportunities for giving, and more.

Erlinda J. Martinez, Ed.D.
President, Santa Ana College

Alumni Hall of Fame Inducts Four

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For nearly a century and a half, Santa Ana College has supported the growth of Orange County by preparing thousands of students annually for their futures as self-reliant, productive citizens in our community. This year’s May 19th inductees into the college’s Alumni Hall of Fame have demonstrated during their careers leadership and a sense of purpose that is truly remarkable.

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Professors Open Wallets for Students

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Student Counselor Isaac Guzman knew something needed to be done about students dropping out solely because of financial constraints. He brought the matter to the attention of Dr. Sara Lundquist, Vice President of Student Services. Chemistry Professor Jeff McMillan was also frustrated due to the loss of several bright, low-income students from his class, dropping not from lack of interest but from lack of money. They came up with a generous, yet perfect solution as other faculty leaders and the SAC Foundation. Starting this fall, faculty, staff, Foundation Board members and community donors will fund a student’s courses for a full year—about $600 for a full-time schedule.

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Sold Out Ed Arnold Golf Classic Tees Up for Record Returns

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One-hundred-forty-four avid golfers enjoyed a balmy Southern California day and the links at the SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach on May 19 to benefit the Athletic Hall of Fame and athletic scholarships of Santa Ana College. More than $62,000 net—a record--was raised on the fairways and greens of this beautiful course. This topped last year’s outcome by more than $7,000.

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Ways To Give
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Foundation Web Site
Alumni Web Site
Alumni Hall of Fame
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photo Honoring Ken Purcell
as Former Board Chairman

Concluding a very successful tenure as chairman of the SAC Foundation Board of Directors, Ken Purcell passed the gavel to incoming chairman Tony Ellis on June 30, 2008. Ken will continue his service as a member of the board, which he began in 1991. He plans to focus on building an Athletes Hall of Fame to honor the outstanding sportspersons who have kicked, putted, batted, shot and dribbled their way to success through the programs of Santa Ana College.

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