On Tuesday, December 2 during their annual organizational meeting, the Mendocino College Foundation Board approved Donald Coursey, retired ear, nose and throat physician, and Devra Wolf, Compliance Officer at the Savings Bank of Mendocino County, to the Board of Directors.
Coursey recently retired after a prestigious 39-year career in medicine. An avid supporter of education, he believes that community colleges are the backbone for our democracy’s collegiate educational system.
Wolf came to Ukiah in 2008 and truly loves her community and the sense of loyalty she has found in the community to simply take care of our own. She realizes the importance of having a community college that offers students an affordable way to meet general education requirement, and earn certificates and degrees.
In addition to welcoming new board members, the board took a special moment to acknowledge and thank outgoing board members Christy Scollin and Jerilyn Harris for each of their six years of dedicated service to students. “Both Scollin and Harris chaired committees and tirelessly promoted events and programs that supported student success at every level. They will be sorely missed,” stated Richard Cooper, Foundation Board President.
The Foundation Board of Directors approved their meeting schedules for 2015 and approved their committee chairs. Tom Herman, Land Committee; Charley Myers, Finance Committee, Richard Cooper, Executive Committee; Jerry Chaney, Scholarship Committee; Diane Daubeneck and Katherine Elliott, Special Events; Athletic Boosters Affiliate, Jay Epstein; Lake County Friends Affiliate, Chris Taliaferro; North County Friends Affiliate, Marilyn Harden; Friends of the Library Affiliate, John Goldsmith; Friends of the Library, Linda Chapman.
The Mendocino College Foundation was established in 1984 by then college president Lee Lowery to provide students with financial support for purchasing required textbooks. The Foundation’s mission is to support Mendocino College in educating leaders, fostering intellectual growth and enriching lives by creating opportunities to invest in a better future for our students and communities.
For more information about the Mendocino College Foundation or to donate towards any of their programs, call 707-467-1018.