Ventura Townehouse serves up a Culinary Arts delight!

Strong corporate-to-college partnerships have the ability to change lives, impact businesses, and transform communities. A shining example is the relationship between Oxnard College’s Culinary Arts Program and Ventura Townehouse.

As Ventura’s premier luxury resort living community, Ventura Townehouse is home to an exceptional restaurant and dining program. It’s executive chef, Bryan Gross, initiated the relationship by reaching out to Adam Hart, professor of OC’s popular culinary program. It didn’t take long for its owner, Jay Kovaacs, and executive director, Evan Granucci to embrace the idea of a partnership.

On Thursday, January 26, the Ventura Townehouse directors presented a $10,000 check to Adam at its facility on Telegraph Road. It was the second such contribution, which outfits students with knife kits, books, uniforms, and other invaluable educational resources.

"The opportunity of working with Oxnard College Culinary student’s and partnering with Oxnard College Culinary Department whose reputation far exceeds the area it serves is very exciting to me as a Chef. The Ventura Townehouse is proud to support the local community. The students will be able to use what they are learning and put their newfound skills to practical use while serving our Senior Residents here at the Ventura Townehouse."

Bryan Gross, Executive Chef


Scholarship Reviewer Event

The Foundation is hosting a Scholarship Reviewer Social on March 22 for anyone interested in reviewing scholarship applications and helping select recipients.

The event will begin at 5:00pm in the Oxnard College Performing Arts Conference Center. Food and refreshments will be offered to those in attendance.

The event runs from 5:00pm-6:30pm and will feature an overview of the scholarship program and an orientation to the scholarship review process.

Click to sign up as a Scholarship Reviewer and RSVP

Scholarship Application Deadlines

The OC Foundation presents scholarship grants in three primary categories. Starting with the currently open round of applications for the 2023/2024, we established varying application deadlines.

Transfer Students - March 15

Continuing/Returning Students - May 31

Entering Students - July 3

Apply for OCF Scholarship Grants


Inaugural STEM Alumni Association Event

The newly established OC STEM Alumni Association (OCSAA) is hosting its first-ever event on Tuesday, February 7 on the Oxnard College campus.

The "New Year, Old Friends" social event begins at 6:00pm in Room AA-101. It's free of charge and food/beverage will be served.

It's a great opportunity for all past Oxnard College STEM students to recapture fond memories, reconnect with fellow alumni, meet exceptional current students, and share advice.

Click to RSVP for the STEM Alumni event


Join the Condor Club!

Help Oxnard College programs and students soar to brilliance through a monthly donation to the OC Foundation.

The Condor Club is the Foundation's monthly giving club. Donors join this extraordinary collection of leaders when VCCCD employees create monthly payroll deductions and all others make online monthly subscription contributions.

All Condor Club members choose where they want their contributions allocated.

Details and the donation form can be found at:

Click to join the Condor Club


Upcoming OC Foundation supported events:

OC STEM Alumni Event - February 7

OC Career Center Speaker Series - February 8

OC Live (Zuzu African Acrobats) - February 23

OC Foundation Scholarship Reviewer Social - March 22

OC Live (Hermanos Herrera) - March 23

OC Transfer Student Ceremony - May 5

OC Family Fest - May 7

OC Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Fame Banquet - May 26

Upcoming OC Foundation board meetings:

OC Foundation Finance Committee Meeting - March 6

OC Foundation Executive Committee Meeting - March 13

OC Foundation Full Board Meeting - March 20

Details for these events can be found at:

The mission of the Oxnard College Foundation is to provide support to campus development, student scholarships, educational programs, and other college needs in order to promote the progressive and continuing advancement of Oxnard College, to further educational excellence and enable the college to serve as an exemplary multi-cultural community resource.

Oxnard College Foundation

4000 S. Rose Ave.

Oxnard, CA 93033

(805) 678-5889

[email protected]

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