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!

College’s New Online Scholarship Application is a Hit!

January 11, 2018

The college’s new web-based scholarship application process is a hit amongst students! The scholarship application period opened on January 2 and by January 10, just 8 days later, over 100 students had applied for scholarships. “This amount of activity so early into the application period is unprecedented,” stated Jerry Chaney, Foundation Director and Scholarship Chair.

Mendocino College Scholarship Application Now Web-based

January 4, 2018

The Mendocino College Foundation is thrilled to announce the arrival of a new web-based scholarship application process.

“We are so excited to provide this new online application for our students,” stated Lana Eberhard, Scholarship Coordinator at Mendocino College. Students will no longer fill out a paper scholarship application by hand and physically turn it into the Scholarship Office. Now they will simply go online to apply and be considered for over $200,000 in scholarship awards.

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.


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