Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at the El Camino College FoundationIf your schedule allows, we would LOVE for you to join us on February 23rd at our upcoming ribbon-cutting to show off our two newest buildings which officially opened during the pandemic. Continue reading below for more details!

Andrea Sala
Executive Director
Please Join Us for a Tour and Ribbon-Cutting of ECC's Newest Buildings!
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Community Spotlight: El Camino to Host Annual Onizuka Space Science Day
Want to meet a NASA astronaut and a female Colonel in the U.S. Air Force?

Each year, the Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Committee, El Camino College, and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. sponsor this free, hands-on conference for local students in grades 5-12. This year marks the 37th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident that took the lives of the seven crew members, including Ellison Onizuka.

Onizuka Space Science Day, funded in part by the El Camino College Foundation, will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 8 am to 2 pm at El Camino College, with an astronaut from NASA as the keynote speaker. Additionally, ECC is honored to have Colonel Mia Walsh, Commander, Space Base Delta 3 of the Los Angeles Air Force Base, lead a hands-on science demonstration. She was inspired to join the Air Force and ultimately pursue a career in the space field after Ellison Onizuka visited her elementary school in Hawaii when she was about seven years old. Read Colonel Mia Walsh's inspirational story HERE.

View additional Onizuka Space Science Day event information and register online HERE.
In Memory of Col. Ellison S. Onizuka
NASA Astronaut, Engineer and
U.S. Air Force Test Pilot
Colonel Mia L. Walsh
Commander, Space Base Delta 3
Los Angeles Air Force Base
Department Spotlight: Forensics Team Headed to Japan for International Speech and Debate Tournament
Next month, El Camino's award-winning Forensics team will be competing in the International Forensics Association's 33rd Annual Speech and Debate Tournament and Conference in Tokyo, Japan. The tournament will be conducted in English and adhere to National and British Parliamentary formats.

At this time, the Forensics team is requesting the community's help to get there! After a presentation requesting funds for their trip, the ECC Foundation Board of Directors agreed to match all gifts to "double their donations." Therefore, to help sponsor the team's fundraising efforts, please GIVE HERE. Select "Other" from the Designation list and type "Debate" in the Comments field.

We would LOVE to help members of ECC's Forensics team travel to Tokyo, Japan and help them reach their goal twice as fast!
Athletics Spotlight: Beach Volleyball Remains Undefeated
El Camino College Warriors Beach Volleyball recently scored its 4th straight win on the sand to start the season victorious with defeats over Riverside, San Jacinto, Santa Monica, Moorpark, Santa Ana and Orange Coast.

To see an upcoming match and to cheer on the Women's Beach Volleyball team, check out their upcoming spring game schedule HERE. We LOVE our Lady Warriors!

Diana Enriquez and Emily Uhrinak celebrate effective teamwork!
Alumni Spotlight: Nina Elizarraras Elected President of South Bay Women's Council of Realtors
We are pleased to announce that Nina Elizarraras of West Shores Realty and former El Camino real estate student, was recently inaugurated as President of the South Bay Women's Council of Realtors.

Thanks to ECC Real Estate Professor John Yeressian for bringing this alumni news to our attention to share with the community!

Learn more about Nina Elizarraras and the Women's Council of Realtors HERE.
Community Partners Spotlight: Avsar Construction Development
We would like to welcome Avsar Construction Development, Inc. as our newest Community Partner!

Headquartered in Canoga Park, Avsar's professional services include general contracting, construction management, program management and instruction services. They are a rapidly growing construction company with extensive knowledge of materials science and technology.

Thank you to Avsar Construction for all your work in beautifying our campus and for giving back in support of our students. We LOVE working with you and look forward to many years of community partnership!
Community Giving: We LOVE Our Generous Donors!
Please give throughout the month of February and join our special donor family. Every gift supports El Camino students in their educational journey.

The El Camino College Foundation (EIN 95-3874302) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to fund and support student success programs at El Camino College.