President's Newsletter

November 2020 | Volume 2, Issue 15

Giving Week

Giving Week Raises Over $23,000

Giving Week will be held November 2-6.

Moreno Valley College's first Giving Week raised $23,870 for the President's Excellence Fund. Contributions support continuing innovation in our programs and provide scholarships, equipment and other resources in direct support of students. Donations are still being solicited in order to meet the goal of $25,000.

Twenty businesses and individuals supported Giving Week as sponsors, including the Associated Students of Moreno Valley College, Highland Fairview Properties, and Dr. Robin and Mr. Glenn Steinback who gave at the Gold level. Silver sponsors include Altura Credit Union, Eastern Municipal Water District, Tilden-Coil Constructors, City of Perris, Philip and Micki Grayson, Donnell and Alicia Layne, and Frankie L. Moore. Bronze sponsors were Total Plan Business Interiors, Inc.; DNG — an Avidex Company; Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Eden Endom; Department of Communications, English & World Languages; Julio Gonzalez; Martinrex Kedziora, superintendent, Moreno Valley Unified School District; MVC Academic Senate; Art and Dawn Turnier; and Michael Paul Wong, Ph.D.

Foundation CCC grant

MVC Students to See Assistance from
Donation to Foundation for California
Community Colleges

Moreno Valley College was named as one of the targeted institutions to receive assistance from the largest philanthropic gift to community colleges in the nation to date. The $100 million, 20-year pledge to the Foundation for California Community Colleges will help eliminate regional educational gaps by providing scholarships to students who are close to completing a certificate or degree at a California community college or transferring to a university, and emergency financial aid to students facing unexpected financial hardships.

Apprenticeship opportunities

Apprenticeship Program Receives Permission for Additional Opportunities

The US Department of Labor has approved two additional apprenticeship programs – IT Support Specialist Technician and Cybersecurity Support Specialist. The College is expecting approval from the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in December.

MoVaLearns Awards Stipends to Participating Students

Moreno Valley College students participating in the 2020-21 cohort for the MoVaLEARNS-Mayors Challenge program received their first two monthly stipends. This marks the third cohort for MoVaLEARNS. On October 27, students received $500 checks and enjoyed a grab-and-go lunch and coffee.

Veterans Scholarship Winners

Four Students Awarded Scholarships at Veterans Recognition Ceremony

Moreno Valley College held its annual Virtual Veterans Scholarship Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, November 10. Held virtually this year, the event raises funds for student scholarships. Four students were honored this year, two through a nomination process and two others through a drawing at the conclusion of the Zoom event. Michael Payne, US Air Force Veteran, and Marcelino Chavez, US Army Veteran, received $1,000 scholarships. Payne and Chavez were nominated and honored as students/Veterans who exemplify strength, courage and resilience.

Drive-up WiFi

College Unleashes Drive-up Wi-Fi

Drive-up wireless Internet is available during campus hours in the parking lots at Moreno Valley College beginning the week of November 16. Coverage and speeds are dependent on the proximity to the buildings adjacent to the parking lots as well as environmental variables. Funded by CARES Act II, Drive-up Wi-Fi offers students reliable Internet connectivity needed to complete online coursework from the safety and comfort of their automobiles.

Dr. Jones becomes President of the College of Alameda

Vice President Jones Hired as Next President of Alameda College

Moreno Valley College Vice President of Business Services Nathaniel Jones, Ph.D., has been named the next president of College of Alameda. Jones, who has spent the last 20 years in higher education, has held administrative and faculty positions at the University of California, Riverside; Pepperdine University; Dartmouth College; Northern Arizona University; and the University of Maryland.


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