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Graduates Making History as the First to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree from a California Community College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nearly 140 students throughout the state are making history this graduation season as the first in the California Community Colleges to earn a bachelor’s degree through the groundbreaking Baccalaureate Pilot Program.

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Posted: 06-14-18

2017-18 Recipient: Beau Menchaca (Century High School)

A veteran high school counselor in Santa Ana has been selected as the winner of the Arthur S. Marmaduke Award for outstanding achievements in high school counseling. Beau Menchaca has been honored in a ceremony at Century High School, during the Senior Breakfast, for his dedication in encouraging students to pursue their higher education dreams.

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Posted: 06-11-18

Housing Costs — More Than Tuition — Are Crushing California’s Low-Income College Students

Sadia Kahn ended up at UC Berkeley because of a look her dad gave her. When she was in middle school she told him she wanted to go to Berkeley because she’d noticed adults perked up when they heard the word, but in this case it backfired.

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Posted: 06-11-18

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Member Appointment to Board of Governors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Jolena M. Grande to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors

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Posted: 06-06-18

Maria Salinas set to become first woman to lead L.A. Chamber of Commerce

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has named financial consultant Maria Salinas as its new chief executive and president, making her the first Latino and first woman to lead the 130-year-old organization. 

Salinas, 52, replaces longtime head Gary Toebben. She takes over in August.

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Posted: 06-05-18