Welcome new Foundation board members!

The OC Foundation board voted in six new directors at its June full board meeting. It marks the largest class of incoming board members in many years. These outstanding leaders join an amazing team of committed change-makers. Please welcome the following new directors:

Mari Estrada-Gonzalez

Lecturer Faculty & Special Consultant, Early Childhood Studies

Cal State Channel Islands

Rachel Jones

Assistant Vice President - Information System Security Administrator

Community West Bank

Antonio Rodriguez


Staker|Johnson Law Corporation

Gabriela Rodriguez

Title V Grant Director - Proyecto Exito

Oxnard College

Vincent Stewart


Lockheed-Martin Corporation

Maria Thayer

Director of Hispanic Serving Institution and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Initiatives

California Lutheran University

The OC Foundation recognizes the service of two key members of the board, Robert Cabral and Matt Taylor. Joining the board during the 2011/12 fiscal year, Robert was instrumental in creating significant opportunities to OC and its students. As a former board president and finance committee chair, he leaves behind an incredible legacy of leadership. The board also thanks Matt Taylor, who served on the board for three years, most recently as nominating committee chair.


Record number of donations received!

Donor support of the OC Foundation reached an all-time during the 2022/2023 fiscal year!

"We're beyond thankful for the support received this year," says Pete Parker. "There's a remarkable culture on the Oxnard College campus, which business and community members find worthy of their charitable investments."

The number of new donors to the Foundation increased by 224%, while the total number of donors increased by 146%.

Anyone looking to make a contribution to inspire success at Oxnard College may visit www.OxnardCollegeFoundation.org to learn of the many giving opportunities. They may also contact Pete Parker, Executive Director, to learn more.

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OC Foundation embarks on strategic plan

The Foundation is conducting a strategic planning process to identify strategies that will best advance its mission of supporting Oxnard College and its students. The process allows the board, staff, and stakeholders to outline the Foundation's most important priorities.

Campus and community members are invited to participate in the strategic planning process by completing a survey. The Campus/Community Survey seeks feedback pertaining to the Foundation's programs, resourcefulness, and future direction.


More scholarship records!

Improvements made to the Foundation's scholarship program last August resulted in historic figures. Students responded to changes to the scholarship policy and application by submitting 424 total applications. This marks an astonishing 241.9% increase in completed applications.

The need is evident!

Invaluable changes were made to the scholarship program, yet the need for financial assistance is greater than ever. "We anticipate a 20% increase in the number of students seeking scholarships next year," says Pete Parker, OC Foundation Executive Director. "We encourage anyone looking to make a big difference in a student's life to make a donation to our scholarship fund."

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Join today!

Recapture fond Oxnard College memories, reconnect with fellow alumni, share advice and mentor current students, and contribute to the vibrancy of this great school.

Join the Oxnard College Alumni Network today. Joining is FREE and very easy! Visit the OC Alumni Network webpage for details and to sign up.

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OC STEM Alumni Association's

July 2023 Alum of the Month

Jasmine Rosales '22

I completed my Bachelors in Biological Science from UC Santa Barbara.

I am working as a medical scribe for a family clinic, as well as a travel phlebotomist.

My favorite memory of OC was studying in the STEM center with my peers. It helped me create a likeminded work environment that motivated me to continue pursuing my passion.

In 5-10 years I see myself as a family medicine Physician Assistant in Oxnard and working on projects to help bridge the gap of language barriers within the health care system.

Read Jasmine's full story, including her tips for transfer students, bios of other STEM Stars, and all about the OC STEM Alumni Association at www.oxnardcollegefoundation.org/STEM-alumni.

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  • Visit the Marketplace, held every Sunday. The OC Community Marketplace features around 105 vendors offering a variety of household items, produce, and prepared meals.
  • Share a story about your Oxnard College experience. We'd love to learn how OC has impacted your life. Brief questionnaire!
  • Join the Oxnard College Alumni Network to reconnect with your alma mater and fellow graduates. Quick sign up!
  • Make a one-time or recurring donation to support the program of your choice, scholarships, or general Foundation operations. Simple online donation!
  • Celebrate OC Foundation Fridays by visiting our office and learning about the different ways we're fostering campus advancement and student success. Find us in Room 132 of the Administration Building!

Searching for past OC Foundation Bulletins?

View them all at www.oxnardcollegefoundation.org/foundation-bulletins/.


Upcoming OC Foundation board meetings:

OC Foundation Finance Committee Meeting - September 5

OC Foundation Executive Committee Meeting - September 11

OC Foundation Full Board Meeting - September 18

Details for these events can be found at: www.oxnardcollegefoundation.org/ocevents

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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