Nurturing Learning, Creating Change - Volume 2, Issue 6
December Newsletter
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1) Giving Tuesday: Join the Movement
2) Last Chance to RSVP for Cocoa-in-Place
3) Chabot College Theater Arts Return
4) Shell Eco-Marathon: Congratulations, Chabot College Engineering Collective!
From the entire Friends of Chabot College team, THANK YOU for your support this year! Although 2020 has brought new challenges, your support made the following possible:
  • A COVID-19 rapid emergency aid campaign launched, which distributed $340,000 in aid to students, with the first check cut on April 16, 2020.
  • Over $95,000 in scholarships were awarded, marking the highest amount awarded to date.

We are incredibly proud of and humbled by our community's deep commitment to supporting students on their higher education journey. However, our work is just beginning.

2021 may be one of the most financially stringent years ever for our students and programs. More students continue to lose their jobs or have significant hours reduced, while the need for academic and basic needs support programs increases. Your support is more important than ever before.

This Giving Tuesday, join us in raising funds supporting Chabot College students and programs. Donate today! Any amount can help support students to succeed in school.
Did you know, Chabot students who receive emergency aid are more likely to persist and succeed?

Course success and persistence rates for Spring 2020 aid recipients were much higher than similar students who did not receive aid: 75% vs. 49% and 69% vs. 47%, respectively (Chabot Office of Institutional Research).

For more insight and highlights from 2019-2020, check-out The Friends of Chabot College 2019-2020 Annual Report.
Last Chance to RSVP for Cocoa-in-Place!
Who: All are welcome

What: Online gaming and virtual fireside career chat

Where: Online, via Zoom

When: Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Cost: Free for Alumni. Suggested donation of $10 for friends.

RSVP: Click here
Chabot College Alumni & Friends
Cocoa-in-Place: Online Gaming and Virtual Fireside Career Chat!
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
5:30 - 6:30 P.M.
Online, via Zoom

Join us to celebrate this special time of year with a night of games, laughter, and career inspiration, from the comfort of your own home, on Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Sip on hot cocoa while conversing with Alumni and Friends in a customized breakout room of your choice, including:
  • Winter-Themed Drawing Competitions (Hilarious drawing video game, customized by the Chabot Alumni team!)
  • Non-Tech Party Games (Get to know Alumni and Friends through fun, uplifting, non-tech games!)
  • Fireside Career Conversations (Find career inspiration with guest panelists Johnny Yu and Robert Duran!)
Featured Career Panelist:
Johnny Yu
Senior Scientist at Roche Molecular Systems
Featured Career Panelist:
Robert Duran
Co-Director for SJ Works Mentorship Pilot Program
Chabot Alumni who RSVP will receive a FREE ticket. Non-Chabot Alumni are welcome and encouraged to donate $10. Internet access is required to participate.

Use the link below for additional event details and to RSVP.

Have questions? Contact us:
Chabot College Theater Arts Return!
The Chabot College Theater Department is pleased to share: The 2020 Experience: School Edition.

Led by professor Margo Hall, students have created an original recorded piece, based on reflections of experiences during this very unusual year.

The show will be available on-demand through December 6th. We invite you to view the show! Tickets are pay-what-you can and are donation based. For more details and ticket link to view the show, visit:

Shell Eco-Marathon: Congratulations,
Chabot College Engineering Collective!
In November 2020, the Chabot College Engineering Collective competed in the Shell EcoMarathon Pitch the Future Competition

Chabot was awarded Regional Wildcard Winner for North and South America, placing in the global top four. Notably, Chabot is the only community college team, and the only school in the United States to be announced as a regional winner. This victory led Chabot to be awarded the People's Choice Award.
To learn more about the Chabot College Engineering Collective's design submission, check-out the team's video summarizing the project.

Bravo, Gladiators!
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The Friends of Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd 
Hayward, CA 94545
The Friends of Chabot College is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Donors are encouraged to consult a qualified tax consultant for more detailed information.
The Friends of Chabot College
Board of Directors
Hon. Mark Salinas, Chair; Hon. Pat Gacoscos, Vice Chair/Secretary;
Mr. Obray Van Buren, Fundraising Chair; Ms. Sheryl Boykins; Ms. Marita Cheng;
Dr. Hal Gin; Ms. Melinda Matsuda; Dr. Susan Sperling; Mr. Dale Wagoner