40 Coastal Fifth Graders Receive Life-Changing Scholarships

June 27, 2018

Adopt A Fifth-Grader program encourages graduation from high school and college attendance

The Mendocino College Foundation is pleased to announce 40 fifth-grade students received scholarships through the Foundation’s Adopt A Fifth-Grader program in its third year on the Mendocino Coast.

101 Reasons to Attend College

June 26, 2018

Record Breaking Year for Mendocino College Foundation
Adopt A Fifth Grader Program (AAFG)

The Mendocino College Foundation (MCF) announced that 101 fifth-graders throughout Lake and Mendocino counties received the AAFG award this year. “Last year 85 students were sponsored, and we grew by an additional 16 recipients this year,” stated Marilyn Harden, Foundation President.

College Foundation Celebrates 31st and Final Gala

June 26, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Mendocino College Pomo Plaza, Ukiah

The Mendocino College Foundation is honored to host their 31st and final Gala fundraiser. This year’s event partner is the Mendocino County Winegrowers, Inc. and the event will be held on the Mendocino College campus in Ukiah.

Coastal Student Mikhaila Keaton Receives Hedley Scholarship

April 25, 2018

Poised, articulate, and confident, Mikhaila Keaton is pursuing the American dream in her studies at the Mendocino College Coast Campus. Born in Cambodia, she was adopted into a Fort Bragg family when she was five months old. She has five sisters, also of Asian birth — two from Cambodia, two from China, and one from Vietnam. “We have the greatest kids in the world,” her father says, “and Mikhaila is the budding artist in our family.”

Floyd Ross Perpetual Scholarship Receives More Funding

March 13, 2018

Floyd A. Ross Memorial Scholarship, 1950 Ukiah High School Graduate

Just two weeks ago, the Mendocino College Foundation announced the creation of the Floyd Ross perpetual scholarship—$1,000 memorial scholarship awarded annually.

The original gift was provided by Charles B. and Wanda F. Mannon to the Ukiah High School Alumni Association. Upon word of the gift, Savings Bank of Mendocino County’s Board of Directors agreed to join the Mannon’s and provided an additional gift which increased the annual scholarship to $1,500.

ESL Students Receive Book Awards

February 20, 2018

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 ESL Book Award Program assists students enrolled in non-credit ESL coursework. In 2013, the award was renamed the Karen L. Gilmore ESL Book Award to honor and carry on the legacy of long-time Mendocino College ESL faculty Karen Gilmore, a beloved teacher and supporter of her students.

Ukiah High Alumni Association Honors a Banking Legend

February 15, 2018

Floyd A. Ross Memorial Scholarship, 1950 Ukiah High School Graduate

Not many people can boast about a career that spanned over 60 years. One of Savings Bank of Mendocino County’s most beloved leaders had those bragging rights. Floyd A. Ross worked in the banking industry for 64 years. He began his career at Savings Bank when just 16 years old, while still attending Ukiah High School.

Seven Years Later and It’s Working!

February 8, 2018

A little over seven years ago little fifth-grader Alexis Small was sitting next to her best friend, also named Alexis, in an assembly at Yokayo Elementary School when she received a surprise that would change her life.

Alexis had been chosen to receive the Adopt-A-Fifth Grader award. The award provided a $1,000 scholarship at Mendocino College upon graduation from high school. Alexis always believed that she would attend college, but now there was actual scholarship money waiting for her to attend.

Recent Coastal Affiliate Gifts Support Coastal Student Success

January 31, 2018

The Friends of Mendocino College Coast Center (FMCCC), a new affiliate organization of the Mendocino College Foundation, recently provided two gifts to support student success at the coast campus.

Mendocino College Grad Accepted at 3 Medical Schools - so far!

January 12, 2018

By Foundation Director Lynda Myers

Mendocino College graduate, Zachary M. “Zach” Visinoni’s wildest dream is coming true! The first person in his family to attend college, he has been accepted at three medical schools - so far!


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