In an effort to honor the college’s many distinguished alumni and long standing community supporters, this month the COC Foundation will host the College of the Canyons Inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon.
The college’s new Alumni Hall of Fame was established to honor and recognize College of the Canyons alumni, along with other friends and supporters of COC who attended a community college and have made outstanding professional achievements and served the surrounding community and/or college in a significant way.
Being inducted into the College of the Canyons Alumni Hall of Fame’s 2011 inaugural class will be:
– Peggy Cannistraci, Alumna
– Steve Arklin, Alumnus
– Joseph Schulman, Friend
“We are proud to recognize these three deserving honorees for our first Hall of Fame induction ceremony,” said College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook. “They exemplify the power and purpose of College of the Canyons to help students discover their potential and equip them for a lifetime of success and achievement.”
Prior to the establishment of the college’s current Alumni Hall of Fame format, there have been 13 Outstanding Alumni and eight Outstanding Friends honorees recognized by the College of the Canyons Foundation.
They include former Outstanding Alumni Honorees: Greg Kincaid, 1999; Greg and Michele Jenkins, 2000; B.J. Atkins, 2001; Audrey Green, 2002; Joan Warden, 2002; Scott Evans, 2003; Sami Salvatori, 2004; Mark Jenkins, 2005; Jill Mellady, 2006; Len Mohney, 2007; Kevin Holmes, 2008; James “Chip” Chavez, 2009; Marjanne Priest, 2010.
And former Outstanding Friend Honorees: Al Adelini, 2003; Steve Salvatori, 2004; Roxie Ramey, 2005; SCV Auto Dealers Association, 2006; Vicki Engbrecht, 2007; Lundgren Management, 2008; Jan Keller, 2009; Carl and Jeri Goldman, 2010.
These individuals will also be honored at the Induction Ceremony and Luncheon, and grandfathered into the college’s new Alumni Hall of Fame. In subsequent years, Hall of Fame inductees will help make up the selection committee responsible for identifying future candidates.
The College of the Canyons Inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the college’s Student Center Dining Room, located on the COC Valencia campus.
The cost to attend the luncheon is $20, with tickets available for purchase through the COC Foundation.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the COC Foundation at 661-362-3737.