May was full of amazing celebrations!

Commencement exercises for the 2023 Oxnard College class were outstanding. Hundreds of accomplished students celebrated their degree and certificate achievements in front of many family and friends at the OC Stadium.

The OC Foundation helped inspire the celebration by presenting each graduate with a commemorative medallion to be worn at Commencement. While students were receiving their medallions, they took their first step as alumni by signing up for the Oxnard College Alumni Network.

Record number of graduates signed up for the Oxnard College Alumni Network!

Joined by the OC STEM Alumni Association and the OC Athletic Alumni Association, a team of leaders welcomed students and encouraged them to join the alumni network. Very special thanks goes to Cassy Ortega and Jaime Lopez of the OCSAA. Emily Lopez of the OCAAA, and Brenda Heredia, Michael Inda, and Alex Nguyen of the OC Foundation Board of Directors for playing a big role. It was the first time the alumni organizations worked together to recruit new members.


Transfer Center hosts inspiring ceremony

OC’s University Transfer Center hosted its annual Transfer Ceremony on Friday, May 5 to an auditorium full of administration, faculty, students, and families. The end of the year celebration recognized students for their academic performances noted their pursuits of further education. The event was co-sponsored by Proyecto Exito and the OC Foundation.

Attendees were inspired by remarks made by Letty Mojica, OC’s Transfer & Honors Counselor, and Oscar Cobian, OC’s Acting President. A highlight of the event was the alumni student panel, which revealed keen insight into what transfer students can expect during their first year at the university level. Panel participants included Gabriela Rodriguez, Title V Grant Coordinator for Proyecto Exito, Emilie Cuevas ’22, a Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences student at San Diego State University, and Karina Rios ’22, a Sociology and Deaf Studies student at Cal State Northridge.

The OC Foundation was pleased to be a part of the ceremony, as its scholarship grants for transfer students were presented during the overall Presentation of Certificates.

The event provided an opportunity for scholarship donors to personally meet their scholarship grant recipients. They and the other attendees enjoy a nice meal, which included a live mariachi band. It was truly a wonderful event.

View more Transfer Ceremony photos.


The second annual OC Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Fame Banquet was another outstanding success!

Organized by the OCAAA and the OC Foundation, the evening recognized noteworthy past Condor student athletes and program contributors.

Inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame were Randi Walters, who competed in soccer and softball, and Jeremiah Massey, who excelled in basketball. Both Condor alumni made inspiring remarks while accepting their Hall of Fame recognition.

A new award was presented Friday night to recognize outstanding program supporters. Bill and Debbie Gohlke were the inaugural recipients of the Lifetime Condor Award, based on their significant contributions and continued presence at many different athletic events throughout the years. The Gohlke Athletic Scholarship continues to be presented annually to a student athlete.

View more Athletic Hall of Fame photos.


An incredible Oxnard College Family Fest

The 2nd Annual OC Family Fest was absolutely incredible!

Sponsored by the OC Foundation and coordinated by the OC Marketing and Public Relations Office, the event welcomed the combined OC campus and greater Oxnard community for a day of fun, activities, and enjoyment.

The Foundation table welcomed many OC alumni, who shared stories and signed up for the newly created OC Alumni Network.

Visitors also learned more about scholarships, donations, and other Foundation activities.


Entering Scholarship Deadline is July 3

Students who are starting their college journeys at Oxnard College for the Fall 2023 semester are encouraged to apply for scholarships by the July 3 deadline. Application workshops are held every Friday, either in person, via Zoom, or in the Foundation office. Visit the Scholarship Calendar for details.

Click to apply for OCF Scholarship Grants

Volunteer Opportunity: Application Reviewer

The OC Foundation seeks campus and community members interested in reviewing the Continuing/Returning scholarship applications. The review period is June 12-30. The estimated amount of time it takes to review one batch of applications is one hour. Anyone interested in making an extraordinary difference in the lives of Oxnard College students should complete our Scholarship Reviewer Interest form or contact Pete Parker.

Details are found at:

Click to join the team of scholarship reviewers


OC STEM Alumni Association's

June 2023 Alum of the Month

Alex Guerrero '19

I completed my Bachelors degree at UC Davis in 2021.

I am teaching math at Santa Clara High School, here in Oxnard.

My favorite memory was working together with my classmates in the library. Studying right before exams for Linear Algebra.

In 5-10 years I hope to have my masters in math completed and to be teaching at a community college, preferably Oxnard College.

Read Lazaro's full story, bios of other STEM Stars, and all about the OC STEM Alumni Association on the OCSAA website.

Click to join the OC STEM Alumni Association


Invitation to all Oxnard College former students

We formed an opportunity for all past Oxnard College students to recapture fond memories, reconnect with fellow alumni, share advice and mentor current students, and contribute to the vibrancy of this great school. The Alumni Network is managed by the Oxnard College Foundation and rooted in collaboration with different campus partners. The goal is to foster a sense of belonging amongst all past students and faculty, while guiding the next generation of students toward their own versions of success.

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

Click to join the Alumni Network


Upcoming OC Foundation supported events and activities:

Continuing/Returning Scholarship Reviews - June 12-30

Entering Scholarship Application Deadline – July 3

Community Marketplace – Every Sunday

Upcoming OC Foundation board meetings:

OC Foundation Finance Committee Meeting - June 12

OC Foundation Executive Committee Meeting - June 20

OC Foundation Full Board Meeting - June 26

Details for these events can be found at:

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Suggested summertime activities

  • Review scholarship applications for students seeking to continue their Oxnard College education during the upcoming school year. Easy sign up!
  • 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!

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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