Mendocino College Student Marcos Espinoza

December 11, 2017

By Steve Cardimona, Professor of Earth Science

The young man reached into his car and grabbed his tool belt. Strapping it on, he quickly climbed the ladder and was on the roof taking instruction from the project foreman coordinating the installation of roofing shingles on the house. Although the ease with which he went about his business suggested this was his profession and just another day on the job, the reality was far from that.

Mendocino College Foundation Scholarship Winner: Crysten Starrett

November 8, 2017

By: Lynda Myers, member of the Mendocino College Foundation Board of Directors

Ukiah native, practicing Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and current second year nursing student, Crysten Starrett won two prestigious scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year at Mendocino College (MC). She won a Mendocino College Foundation Evelyn R. Foote scholarship as well as the Heidi Marie Daniel Memorial Scholarship, for a total of $2500.00 to assist with her academic expenses.

Karen Gilmore ESL Book Awards Help Students Succeed

September 1, 2017

Mendocino College Students enrolled in noncredit ESL (English as a Second Language) courses received $50 book awards to help them purchase the required materials for their college coursework.

Established by the Mendocino College Foundation in fall 2011, the Karen Gilmore ESL Book Award Program assists students enrolled in non-credit ESL coursework. The award was created to honor and carry on the legacy of long-time Mendocino College ESL faculty Karen Gilmore, a beloved teacher and supporter of her students.

100% Pass Rate for Mendocino College Nursing Grads Third Time in the Past Four Years

September 1, 2017

The Mendocino College Nursing Program is proud to announce that 100% of this year’s graduates taking the 2017 NCLEX-RN exam have passed on their first attempt. “This marks three out of the past four years with a 100% pass rate for our nurses,” stated Fran Laughton, Nursing Program Director.

“Our students work extremely hard to complete the registered nursing program. It is a rigorous program, and we work hard to prepare them for success beyond graduation,” stated Laughton.

Mendocino College Foundation Scholarship Winner Jennifer Nauert

August 24, 2017

by Lynda Myers

Jennifer Nauert of Lakeport recently won two Mendocino College Foundation Scholarships: the Lake County Friends of Mendocino College award, and a Mendocino College Foundation Academic Excellence scholarship, for a total of $2500.00. In addition, she received the Academic Excellence Award for Human Services and Highest Honors for her 4.0 Grade Point Average.

MC Foundation Gala Raises Over $120k to Support Students

August 21, 2017

Fundraising event celebrates local wine, beer, champagne and food purveyors

Mendocino College Foundation’s annual Gala was held on Saturday, August 12 and showcased the BEST of MENDOCINO COUNTY. The best food, wine, beer, champagne and gifts were available to guests.

Gala Wine Festival Proceeds Fund Student Scholarships

June 29, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Mendocino College Stadium Field under the REALLY BIG TENT

Want to be one of the first to experience pizza from the Flying Saucy, or Venezuelan food from Pilon Kitchen, or how about tasting the best Mendocino County Champagne, Wine and Beer? Guess what? It’s all going to be at this year’s Gala Wine Festival on August 12 at Mendocino College. Buy your $50 admission today at

10th Anniversary for Adopt A Fifth Grader Program

June 14, 2017

Record Breaking Year for Adopt A Fifth Grader Program

The Mendocino College Foundation began administering the program in 2007 from Hopland Elementary School with one AAFG recipient. The program has steadily grown each year and donors continue to support the program year-after-year. 

Gala Wine Festival to Feature the BEST of Mendocino County

June 8, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Mendocino College Athletic Field under the REALLY BIG TENT

Don’t forget to join all the fun on August 12 at the Gala Wine Festival. Our event partner this year is the Mendocino County Winegrowers Association and the event will be held under the really big tent on the Mendocino College Athletic Field. Go to to purchase your $50 tickets today! 

Save the Date for the Gala Wine Festival

May 24, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Mendocino College Athletic Field
under the REALLY BIG tent


The Mendocino College Foundation’s annual Gala will be held on Saturday, August 12 and will showcase the BEST of MENDOCINO COUNTY. The best food, wine, beer, champagne and gifts.  The event will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. on the Athletic Field on the Ukiah campus. Admission is $50 per person and can be purchased at


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