2nd Annual Athletic Hall of Fame set for May 26

You're invited to attend the Oxnard College Athletic Alumni Association's Second Annual Hall of Fame Banquet on May 26, 2023.

The event will take place in the Oxnard College Performing Arts Building. Co-hosted by the Oxnard College Foundation, all funds generated from the event support the OC Athletics program.

The evening will recognize outstanding members of the OC Athletics family in two categories.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Jeremiah Massey (basketball)

Randi Walters (soccer, softball)

Lifetime Condor Award

Bill and Debra Gohlke

Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased through the

OC Foundation website at:


RSVP for the OCAAA Hall of Fame Banquet


OC Foundation Board Student Representative elected as VCCCD Student Trustee

Damaris Figueroa, the first student representative on the OC Foundation Board of Directors, was elected as the VCCCD's Student Trustee for the 2023/2024 term.

We are extremely proud of Damaris, who's been an active and vocal member of the Foundation's Board of Directors. There's no doubt her leadership and passion will make a difference within the entire District.

Read more about Damaris


Continuing/Returning Scholarship Deadline is May 31

Students who are continuing their education at Oxnard College or plan to return to OC for the 2023/2024 are encouraged to apply for scholarships at their earliest convenience. 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

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


The OC Family Fest is Sunday, May 7

Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to the 2nd Annual OC Family Fest this Sunday from 12pm to 4pm on the Oxnard College campus.

We're expecting up to 2,500 visitors, who will enjoy many family-filled activities and learn about Oxnard College programs, faculty, and students.

The Foundation will be on-site to promote the OC Alumni Network, scholarships, and the Athletic Hall of Fame event.


TRIO Student Support Services Graduation

The TRIO Student Support Services graduation, held Wednesday evening, was an extraordinary experience for Oxnard College, its TRIO SSS program, and the SSS graduates and their families.

Sponsored by the OC Foundation, the graduation featured keynote presentations from:

  • Dr. Rick MacLennan – Ventura County Community College District’s Chancellor
  • Dr. Paloma Vargas – Oxnard College’s Dean of Math, Science, Health, Kinesiology, and Athletics
  • Joanna Arenas – OC TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO SSS alumnus

Everyone in attendance also observed a moving speech from Lux Orozco, a member of this year’s graduating class, and inspiring closing remarks from Gabriela Torres, the Vice Chair of the VCCCD Board of Trustees.

Annual Student Art Show at the McNish Gallery

STEM Transfer

Recognition Ceremony


The OC Foundation welcomes Michael Inda to its Board of Directors

Michael is the Field Representative for County of Ventura Third District Supervisor Long.

He is actively involved with many businesses and community organizations in Ventura County. He's the past chair of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, President of Casa Marina H.O.A. Board of Directors, Founding Board Member of the Oxnard Downtown Lions Club, Founding Board Member of the Making a Difference Committee, and former Chair for the Latino Market Place - Spanish Committee.

Michael was the recipient of the Diversity Collective 2018 Community Ally Award and the 2017 Chairman's Man of the Year Award for his volunteerism and advocacy in community services.


Interested in Joining the OC Foundation Board?

The Foundation Board's Nominating Committee is reviewing applications from prospective board members in advance of its June 26 full board meeting. If you're interested in joining the board, please complete the Board Interest Form. Deadline to apply for this round is May 19.

Click to indicate interest in joining the OC Foundation Board of Directors


OC STEM Alumni Association's

Alum of the Month

Lazaro Garza '19

I completed my Bachelors in Earth Science with an emphasis in geophysics from UC Santa Barbara.

I am at Western Washington University completing my Masters degree.

My favorite memory was seeing my friends, classmates, and myself sporting the university they were transferring to upon banners across campus. We were all excited to move on to something new, yet I knew there was a deep sense of pride for Oxnard College in everyone of those transfers.

In 5-10 years I see myself as a geophysicist using seismology to grow our understanding of our dynamic planet and protect those who live in it.

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

OC Transfer Ceremony (and Scholarship presentations) – May 5

OC Family Festival and Community Marketplace – May 7

Scholarship Application Workshop – May 12

Community Marketplace – May 14

OC Men's Soccer Championship Ring Ceremony - May 15

Scholarship Application Drop-in - May 19

OC Commencement – May 19

Community Marketplace (featuring Swap Meet Justice) – May 21

Scholarship Application Workshop – May 26

OC Athletic Alumni Association 2nd Annual Hall of Fame – May 26

Community Marketplace – May 28

Continuing/Returning Scholarship Application Deadline – May 31

Upcoming OC Foundation board meetings:

OC Foundation Finance Committee Meeting - June 12

OC Foundation Executive Committee Meeting - June 19

OC Foundation Full Board Meeting - June 26

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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