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2015 EVENTS:

Student Success:  Scholarship Awards Ceremonies - April 16, 2015

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Congratulations to the 535 outstanding students who were honored at the annual Foundation Scholarship Awards ceremonies. About $1.4 million in scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year. The ECC scholarship program continues to grow, providing critical support to students in a variety of academic disciplines. This year 34 incoming students will be awarded scholarships of $1,000 per year for two years via the high school scholarship program. The California Community Colleges Endowment Fund (Osher) will also provide 168 students with $1,000 scholarships this year.




Cherry Blossom Festival - March 10, 2015

Cherry Blossom Festival 2015  

The El Camino College’s 15th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival brought the campus community together for a celebration featuring music, dancing, and poetry. The Dr. Nadine Isitani Hata Scholarship was also awarded at the event to student nurse Emma Nazario and radiologic technology student Rafael Torres. When Dr. Hata was undergoing cancer treatment, she was so impressed with the El Camino College graduates she encountered in the fields of nursing, respiratory care, and radiologic technology that she decided to support future students’ academic endeavors. This $1,000 scholarship is now awarded to up to two deserving students each year. The festival also featured original haiku from students in English instructor Clint Margrave’s poetry class, as well as taiko drummers and a lion dance performance from the Taiko Center of Los Angeles.


Breakfast with the President - February 27, 2015

President's Breakfast 2015    The El Camino College Foundation recently sponsored the annual Breakfast with the President. Members of the President's Circle, annual sponsors, Foundation board members, and guests attended this event. President Fallo presented a "state of the college" address and recognized the college's community partners whose support contributes to the success of the countless students. El Camino College students Kimberly Garcia and Rafael Chaidez also spoke to the group, sharing their academic experiences. Southern California Edison presented a check for $25,000 to the Foundation, which will fund MESA/SSS-STEM student scholarships. The Foundation's new Executive Director, Andrea Sala, was also introduced.

2014 EVENTS:

STEM Center Grand Opening - May 8, 2014

STEM Grand Opening  A grand opening recently celebrated the new El Camino College STEM Center. The STEM Center will support student success, retention, and graduation by serving as a hub for tutoring and academic support programs. This new $3.4 million, 9,334-Sq. Ft. learning support center is designed for students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines. The STEM Center will house the highly-successful Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program and provide STEM enrichment and outreach activities. The new STEM Center and numerous other improvements on campus were made possible with funds from the 2002 Measure E Facilities Bond.



Unveiling and Dedication of sculpture, "Boundless Spirit" - February 18, 2014

James RussellThe latest work from El Camino College alumnus and internationally renowned sculptor James T. Russell is a culmination of more than four decades of education, dedication, and inspiration.  A tribute to the possibilities of education, "Boundless Spirit” was recently installed in its new permanent home, prominently centered on El Camino College’s main entrance to campus, along Crenshaw Boulevard. The impressive 8-foot-tall work of polished stainless steel is mounted on a 3-foot-high pedestal, truly reflecting the spirit and power of teaching and learning.

The master sculptor said that all stages of his career have been an educational experience, even learning from his students. In fact, three of the four assistants who worked on “Boundless Spirit” in his Lomita studio are ECC alumni.  Creating this particular work of art is a kind of a homecoming for Russell, who credits El Camino College for giving him a start in both his academic and art career.  “If it wasn’t for El Camino College, what would I have done?  Where would I be?” said Russell, one of 50 Distinguished Alumni honored at the college’s 50th Anniversary in 1997. “El Camino College is  a life-changing experience. I’m sure that is true for so many people.” 

The event was attended by members of the ECC Board of Trustees, and community, including representatives for Senator Ted Lieu and Congressman Roderick Wright, as well as, by members of the El Camino College President’s Circle, friends of the artist, many students and faculty from the ECC Fine Arts Department.
 Last Published 6/27/16