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Santiago Canyon College Receives Two Donations from the Community Foundation of Orange


​Community-Based Organization Supports College Veterans Program and Food Pantry

(Orange, CA) - The Santiago Canyon College Foundation (SCCF) in Orange gratefully acknowledges two recent donations awarded by the Community Foundation of Orange (CFO). The CFO is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the communities of Orange and Villa Park through civic investment and involvement.

“The Community Foundation of Orange is an integral partner with Santiago Canyon College and its mission of fostering student success,” said SCC President Dr. John Hernandez. “The Foundation recognizes a need, and works to fulfill it, and we are extremely appreciative of their many efforts,” he added.

In August, the CFO donated $5,000 to support the Veterans Service Office (VSO) at Santiago Canyon College (SCC), which will be applied to fund up to 10 scholarships during the current 2017-18 academic year, for student veterans registered for services at the VSO. The VSO provides counseling and support services for student veterans enrolled at the college, including assistance with securing federal veterans benefits.

The CFO also recently announced a $2,600 donation toward the college’s recently launched Hawk’s Nest Food Pantry. The pantry emerged as a partnership between SCC faculty, staff, local community organizations and private businesses to address a growing problem of food insecurity on campus. A recent campus survey revealed that at any given time from 7 to 10 percent of students attend class without having had access to healthy food, which is linked to academic success.

The Hawk’s Nest Food Pantry joins a growing network of counseling and support services available at SCC to assist students, regardless of their financial circumstances, in successfully completing their chosen course of study.

About Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked #13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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