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

Greetings from the Santa Ana College Foundation,

Welcome to the March/April issue of the Santa Ana College Foundation
e-newsletter, your 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

Tee ’em Up at 2008 Ed Arnold Golf Classic

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What easier way could you find to support Santa Ana College than by spending a day on the beautiful greens of the SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach? All golfers are welcome to participate in the May 19, 2008 Ed Arnold Golf Classic, which raises funds to build and maintain an Athletic Hall of Fame at Santa Ana College, as well as award student athlete scholarships.

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President’s Circle Holds Inaugural Meeting

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It wasn’t Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Green Eggs and Ham, but it was a memorable event for Santa Ana College and its foundation. On February 6, the President’s Circle held its inaugural breakfast with Dr. Erlinda Martinez, president of Santa Ana College.

Formed in Spring, 2007, the President’s Circle today comprises 15 members. These include Dr. Dixie Arnold, Ed Arnold, Richard Bridges, Cherie L. Bowers, Kristin Crellin (OCTFCU), Catherine Dunn-Ryan, Andrew Gonis, Mary Huebsch, Sara Lundquist, Ph.D., Dr. Erlinda Martinez, Ken Purcell (First American Corporation), Donna Scarborough, Jon Voget, and Cheryl and Jim West. It is a group of prominent alumni and friends whose annual support of $1,000 or more makes a crucial difference in ensuring that no student is denied educational opportunities due to financial constraint.

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Former President Clinton Campaigns for Hillary at SAC

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Monday, February 11 during a two-day sweep of the state to campaign for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. He spoke to a diverse crowd of several hundred people, many of them students, about his wife’s candidacy, touting her decades of experience.

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Santa Ana College Hall of Fame: Call for Nominations

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The Santa Ana College Foundation invites alumni, students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to submit nominations for the 2008 Hall of Fame Alumni Achievement Awards. Recipients will be honored at a special ceremony on Thursday, June 5, 2008, and will also be recognized at the college’s spring commencement ceremony.

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Ways To Give
SAC Web Site
Foundation Web Site
Alumni Web Site
Alumni Hall of Fame
Alumni Registration


Juan Valdez

When Juan Valdez first arrived in the U.S. from Mexico City, he rented a room in a house near the Continuing Education Center (CEC) of Santa Ana College. One of his roommates told him, “You are an intelligent young man. You should apply for ESL classes at the college nearby.” The roommate advised Juan that enrolling at the college would be a good way for him to meet people, and encouraged him to arrive early for enrollment.

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Web Site News
Two important new features have been added to our web sites. We encourage you to take advantage of both.

Foundation Site
"Donate Now" button on the home page makes online giving quick and easy.
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Alumni Site
"Join & Connect" section enables alumni to find and connect with each other.
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