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PRESS RELEASE: MPCF Invites Nominations For College Incentive Program

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE FOUNDATION

INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR COLLEGE INCENTIVE PROGRAM

& HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

MONTEREY, CA – March 22, 2016 – The Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Foundation is accepting nominations for scholarships that support local high school graduates to attend MPC, and for an innovative college incentive program designed to increase college graduation rates among disadvantaged youth in the Monterey County region. Currently in its second year, the Howard and Karin Evans College Incentive Program provides participants with special resources and significant financial assistance to enroll full-time at MPC.

 “The Evans College Incentive program is unique in that we are specifically looking for students who are not on track to go to college – those who are unlikely to attend or complete a college program due to the socioeconomic challenges they face,” explains Beccie Michael, MPC Foundation Executive Director. By combining financial assistance with specialized workshops, training sessions, counseling, and motivational activities, the program achieved significant success in its first year when 57 out of the original group of 67 students (85%) completed their first semester and all program requirements in Fall 2015.

 Of the original group of students, 43% are living in households that earn less than $25,000, 78% are first-generation college students, 41% speak English as their second language, and 78% are an ethnicity other than White.

 “We are so proud of the work our Foundation and Student Services division are doing with these young men and women,” states Dr. Walter Tribley, MPC Superintendent/President. “Reaching out to underrepresented youth in our community and giving them the support and guidance they need to earn a college degree is directly in line with MPC’s mission.”

 The program is funded by Howard & Karin Evans, the MPC Foundation Board of Directors, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, the Pebble Beach Company, and numerous private donors. Among the support activities participants receive are individualized meetings with MPC alum and former NFL player, Ron Johnson. Ron offers decades of experience working with at-risk youth, and is currently employed by the local Boys & Girls Club.

 Nominations for the Howard & Karin Evans College Incentive Program may be submitted by staff members from any high school or organization that works with qualifying youth in MPC’s service area. Nominees must have financial need, face challenges or disadvantages that make them unlikely to attend or succeed at completing college, and have the potential to be successful if provided the right support, motivation, and financial assistance. More information and nomination forms are available at www.mpcfoundation.org/evans. Nomination forms for this program must be received by April 1, 2016.

 In addition to the college incentive program, the Foundation is also accepting applications for qualified students for MPC Alumni Scholarships and Robert K. Bullock Journalism Scholarships. Awards are made to students graduating this spring from Carmel, Marina, Monterey, Seaside, or Pacific Grove high schools

 Five MPC Alumni Scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to students who are related to an MPC alumnus and plan to attend MPC in the Fall 2016. MPC Alumni Scholarships are funded by the activities of the Foundation’s Alumni Comittee, chaired by Lee Gutierrez and Renee Kezirian.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 Robert K. Bullock Journalism Scholarships, also $1,000 each, will be awarded to local students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, communications, or mass media who are planning to enroll at MPC in the Fall 2016. These scholarships honor the memory of Robert “Bob” Bullock and his lifelong passion for journalism. Bullock was the Herald’s news editor and sports editor for 43 years. He gifted over $2 million to the MPC Foundation through his estate.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TO ROBERT K, BULLOCK JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.

Application forms for MPC Alumni and Robert K. Bullock Scholarships are available at www.mpcfoundation.org and must be received by the MPC Foundation by April 24, 2016.

Evans Program participants at an MPC Foundation event in February 2016. Left to right: Jason Mendoza, Oscar Arizmendez, Monae Hobson, and Krystal Marquez.
Photo credit: Susie Foss Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT MPC FOUNDATION: Monterey Peninsula College Foundation advances the educational experience of students, faculty, and staff of the Monterey Peninsula College by raising funds for student scholarships, instructional and library materials, professional development for faculty and staff, facilities improvements and academic programs. The Foundation is committed to the concept that education is the means by which people may reach their full potential.

 

ABOUT MPC: Monterey Peninsula College is committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs, facilities and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and life-long learning opportunities. Through these efforts MPC seeks to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Celeste C. White | white page communications

T: 831-682-0973 | E: celeste@whitepagecommunications.com

 

PRESS RELEASE: MPC Announces 2016 President’s Award Recipients

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
ANNOUNCES 2016 PRESIDENT’S AWARD RECIPIENTS:
THE HONORABLE DAN AND MRS. JOANNE ALBERT

MONTEREY, CA – March 8, 2016 – Monterey Peninsula College and the Monterey Peninsula College
Foundation are pleased to announce the Honorable Dan and Mrs. Joanne Albert as the recipients of the 2016
President’s Award. The award will be presented at the 10th Annual President’s Address to the Community on
April 22, 2016 at the Monterey Marriott. The President’s Award is presented annually to those that have made
extraordinary contributions to the Monterey Peninsula community and Monterey Peninsula College (MPC).
The President’s Award recognizes the importance of the strong connection between MPC and the
communities it serves. Tickets are available online by visiting: mpcfoundation.org/PA16.

The program features Dr. Walter Tribley, MPC Superintendent/President, speaking on the “State of the
College,” during which he will outline MPC’s accomplishments, challenges, and future plans. The program will
also feature the President’s Awardees, Dan and Joanne Albert, through a video production that captures
many elements of how Dan and Joanne have served both MPC and Monterey.

The selection of Dan and Joanne Albert for the award is obvious to those who know of their roles in
developing both Monterey and MPC. Dr. Tribley notes “Dan and Joanne Albert provide us with extraordinary
examples of how our lives can include dedicated service and selfless work to improve both our community
and our college. They are Lobos and Lobos give back. We are so proud of their legacy of service and
commitment to education and community development.”

MPC figured prominently in their lives as students, and then later in their years of service to the MPC
Foundation, Alumni Committee, and the MPC Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee. Dan is perhaps most
recognizable as “Mayor Dan” given his long tenure as Mayor of the City of Monterey, while others know him
as “Coach Albert” following his twenty-eight years of coaching at Monterey High School. Active in Rotary and
other community groups, Dan and Joanne continue to make a positive impact on our communities.

Past President’s Award recipients are Bert Cutino in 2007, Peggy Bates in 2008, Sherman Smith in 2009, Dr.
Jim Tunney in 2010, Dr. Peggy Downes-Baskin in 2011, Kip and Jay Hudson in 2012, John Mahoney in 2013,
Dr. Richard Kezirian in 2014, and Charles Page in 2015. The annual selection is made by the college
Superintendent/President on recommendation of a group of Monterey Peninsula College and MPC
Foundation leaders and past honorees.

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ABOUT MPC FOUNDATION: Monterey Peninsula College Foundation advances the educational experience of students, faculty, and staff of the
Monterey Peninsula College by raising funds for student scholarships, instructional and library materials, professional development for faculty and
staff, facilities improvements and academic programs. The Foundation is committed to the concept that education is the means by which people may
reach their full potential.

ABOUT MPC: Monterey Peninsula College is committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs,
facilities and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and life-long learning opportunities. Through these efforts
MPC seeks to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Celeste C. White | white page communications
T: 831-682-0973 | E: celeste@whitepagecommunications.com