Nurturing Learning, Creating Change - Volume 1, Issue 5
November Newsletter
Did You Know...

Chabot College's Annual Holiday Pottery Sale is right around the corner! Each piece is handmade by Chabot students, and the proceeds go back to the Chabot Pottery Program. These beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces make the perfect holiday gift!

What : Annual Holiday Pottery Sale
When : Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Time : 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where : Chabot College, Building 1000, Room 1002, The Gallery
Chabot Alumni Spotlight
Patrick Mwamba

MAJOR : Business - Accounting
CURRENT ENDEAVORS : Patrick was recently hired as an Instructional Assistant for Business at Chabot College, making him a 360 Alumni. Prior to this, Patrick studied Business and Communications at Chabot, then transferred to Menlo College. Patrick reflects, "I worked full-time since [transferring] in property management and volunteered as a Debate Coach for San Francisco Middle School."

Patrick also interned for Chabot College's President Sperling. He admits, "it was nerve-racking at first, but I was glad for the opportunity to see Chabot from another side. On Flex Day, I got to meet with faculty as an intern and build new relationships as a staff member. I was also part of a Faculty hiring committee. As a student, I was able to see what people look for in an interview. During the process, I felt I had an equal say, and it was a very practical example of the saying 'everybody's voices matter.' I not only felt heard, but I was encouraged to share."

MEMORABLE CHABOT MOMENT : "Debate Team allowed me to meet people of different cultures from different areas, whether they were from the Bay, SoCal, or out-of-state. During the end-of-season awards, I was completely surprised to be voted Best Peer Coach and Best Competitor in our region; this was only the second time in fifty years our region won this award. For me, it was more about being involved with the community."

ADVICE FOR FUTURE ALUMNI : "Try all the different clubs, activities, and courses, especially when you have the opportunity to try a course that meets the general requirements. That's how I was able to take Kinesiology for Law Enforcement and Forensics for Anthropology. I started the Social Anime Club and was part of Econ, Justice, and Latinos with Purpose Clubs. It sounds like a lot, but why not try? Try different opportunities when you have a way to experience all these cultures right at Chabot."

Join the Alumni and Friends Association today!
GivingTuesday is Near!
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, GivingTuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to show up and give back to causes and issues that matter to them. GivingTuesday takes place on December 3, 2019 this year. Consider making a donation today to help support Chabot College students and programs.
Chabot SparkPoint Survey
Spark Point is collaboration between Chabot College and the United Way Bay Area to provide services addressing basic needs and financial literacy coaching to the campus and community. Led by Dr. Bobby Nakamoto, the college is on track for a SparkPoint Center soft opening in Spring/Summer 2020. 

The Student Life Office is proud to announce the completion of its SparkPoint survey with over 600 students, community members, and staff participating. This survey provided valuable information on what needed and desired services will be provided through the new Chabot SparkPoint Center. 

According to the survey, Chabot students' top 5 needed/desired services include:
1. Food Resources
2. Health & Wellness
3. Volunteer & Internships
4. Housing Resources
5. Employment Preparation - Career & Financial Coaching

Interested in seeing complete survey results or becoming a SparkPoint partner? We welcome your interest and support. Check-out the SparkPoint website below for more information.

2019 Gala Highlights
The Friends of Chabot College foundation held their sixth annual Gala on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the TPC Stonebrae Country Club in the Hayward Hills. It was a packed house with over 150 district, college, business and community leaders in attendance. We highlighted several Chabot programs exemplifying the high caliber of students at Chabot, including two classical guitar performances, alumni and student testimonials from our RISE Program for formerly incarcerated students, and a 360 Alum from Machine Tool Technology now working as a Lab Technician at Chabot.

In addition, we honored leaders - Dr. Robert Carlson and Mr. Andreas Cluver - who have made lasting contributions to Chabot College.

We’re still finalizing the totals from this year’s event, but early estimates of net income show we raised approximately $50,000 in support of Chabot students and programs! 

Thank you to all of those who supported the event. We look forward to next year, and photos are available through the link below.

Deepest Appreciation to our
Generous 2019 Gala Sponsors
Heritage Sponsors
Heirloom Sponsors
Traditional Sponsors
Ms. Melinda Matsuda & Mr. Michael Pucci
Supervisor Richard Valle
Golden Sponsors
Hon. Pat Gacoscos, Union City Council Member
Drs. Hal & Rose Gin
Dale & Judy Wagoner
California State University, East Bay - College of Education & Allied Studies
DLR Group | Kwan Henmi
Las Positas College Foundation
Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3
Raja Sweets & Catering
Save the Dates
Here are upcoming events to keep in mind:
Thursday - Saturday, November 7 th  - 9 th :
Chabot College Men's Basketball 53 rd  Gladiator Classic Tournament
Chabot College, Building 2500, Main Gymnasium

November 16th, 8AM - 3PM : Chabot College Flea Market
Every 3rd Saturday
Chabot College, Parking Lot B

December 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8 pm | All Tickets $7
Emerging Work
Written & Directed by Chabot Emerging Work Students
Chabot College, Stage One

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The Friends of Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd 
Hayward, CA 94545
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;
Ms. Yvonne Wu Craig, Executive Director