Mendocino College Foundation LaRue Kobrin Memorial Scholarship

February 10, 2017

by Lynda Myers and Katie Fairbairn

Originally a farm girl from Palisade, Nebraska, LaRue Kobrin arrived in Fort Bragg with her husband and life partner, Frank Bender in 1974. Although she held a doctorate in psychology from the University of Colorado, Kobrin did not have any academic aspirations at that time, according to her longtime friend, Deborah White. Instead, White said, “She became the manager of Captain Flint's fish and chips restaurant, 'an institution' on the Coast. LaRue was perfectly at home as a manager: she was practical, down-to-earth, and always very likeable.

Helping Students Succeed One Book at a Time

February 8, 2017

Karen L. Gilmore ESL (English as a Second Language) Book Award

On Thursday, February 2nd ESL Instructor Euline Olinger provided three of her students with a much needed Karen L. Gilmore ESL Book voucher.  

The Mendocino College Foundation established the ESL Book Award in 2011 at the request of Sarah Walsh, ESL Professor.  The award is a book scholarship which provides financial assistance to students.  Eligible students are enrolled in noncredit ESL classes and are not eligible for any other college awards or scholarship.  

#GivingTuesday Success @ Mendocino College

December 2, 2016

Over $3,000 Raised to Support the Food Pantry

On Tuesday, November 29, Mendocino College Students took part in the college’s first annual Giving Tuesday event. All of the proceeds will be used to purchase non-perishable food for the on-campus food pantry.

Lake County 5th Graders Receive Scholarships

July 21, 2016

The annual Adopt A Fifth Grader award program is designed to motivate young students to graduate from high school and attend college.

Mendocino College Foundation John Bogner Fine Arts Scholarship

July 20, 2016

The late John Bogner was a beloved Foundation Director and community leader. A perpetual award, the John Bogner Fine Arts Scholarship, was established to honor his love for theatre and music.

Mendocino College Student Caitlin Luke Receives the Albert & Patricia Beltrami Scholarship

April 29, 2016

Twenty-year-old Caitlin Luke is the latest student to receive the Albert and Patricia Beltrami Scholarship at Mendocino College.

The Mendocino College Foundation Evelyn Redemeyer Foote Scholarships

April 16, 2016

Evelyn Redemeyer Foote was born at the family home at Vichy Springs on August 26, 1902, to Martha and John Augustus Redemeyer. Her father managed the Vichy Springs resort when she was a child.

The Robert & Marlys Blanc Perpetual Scholarship

January 19, 2016

On Tuesday, December 8 during their bi-monthly board meeting the Mendocino College Foundation Board approved the creation of the Robert (Bob) and Marlys Blanc perpetual scholarship.

Local State Farm Agents support Adopt A Fifth-Grader Program

December 1, 2015

The Mendocino College Foundation is excited to announce that Sean Leland State Farm and Carol Millsap State Farm are the first sponsoring businesses of the inaugural year of the Foundation’s Adopt A Fifth-Grader program on the Mendocino Coast.

Area Students Attend Donor-Sponsored Performance at Mendocino College

October 26, 2015

On Tuesday, October 20, 400 area students from grades 6-12 attended a special discounted matinee performance of the Mendocino College Theatre Department’s spring production of The Matchmaker, Thornton Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money.


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