Ukiah…The Mendocino College Foundation and Mendocino College Nursing Program Affiliate want to thank the Foundation for California Community Colleges, First Response Healthcare Student Support Fund who granted $4,545 in direct support to students enrolled in the Mendocino College Nursing Program. 

On, April 13, 2020, the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation), in partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, launched a Relief and Recovery Campaign, a statewide emergency response effort to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the first initiatives to result from the Relief and Recovery Campaign was the “First Response Healthcare Student Support Fund” (First Response Fund). Funds were given to help students who were facing adverse financial impacts of COVID-19 with their ability to stay enrolled and complete their education in California Community Colleges, while also helping address California’s pressing need to advance students in specific health care fields into its health care system.  An estimated seven in ten of people in nursing and allied health have received their training in community colleges.

In early June, ten Mendocino College Nursing Students received $454.00 each to support them in their academic journey to become a health care practitioner.  The Relief and Recovery Campaign’s goal was simply to improve students’ lives and learning during the pandemic, and to support the state’s recovery.  “We are grateful for the State’s support during these turbulent times,” stated Peggy Goebel, Dean/Director of the Nursing Program.

For more information about the Mendocino College Foundation, or to donate to any of their programs or affiliate organizations; please contact Katie Fairbairn, Executive Director at

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