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January 28, 2013


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Peggy Cartwright
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For Immediate Release


CHAFFEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES 130th ANNIVERSARY

(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Chaffey College is celebrating a milestone - 130 years of educational excellence. Throughout the year college officials will host various events commemorating the college's anniversary.

Chaffey College opened through a vision of George and William Chaffey in 1883 as the Chaffey College School of Agriculture under the University of Southern California. The Chaffey brothers' vision is similar to the vision of community colleges today; to provide an educated workforce.

When Chaffey College opened in 1883, the student enrollment included 15 individuals and 2 faculty members. Today, the college has a student enrollment of 18,047 students in over 100 disciplines on three campuses.

Over the past 130 years, Chaffey College has become one of the most respected community college colleges in the state, while being more proud of our accomplishments and contributions to the community. For 130 years, Chaffey College has been providing quality education at an exceptional value for the residents of the Inland Valley.

To recognize Chaffey College's 130th Anniversary, college officials have planned various events for the community to enjoy. We invite everyone to "Celebrate 130" at Chaffey College.

Celebrate 130 Events

Rancho Cucamonga Campus - March 9, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The community is invited to "Celebrate 130" on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus. Faculty, staff, and students will host various programs, activities, and events throughout the day. The "Green Committee" is hosting a discussion on "How to live more Green." Nursing students will conduct free blood pressure checks, glucose testing, and cancer screenings, while the automotive technology and aviation maintenance technology programs demonstrate the latest technology in the automotive and aviation fields. Student clubs will host demos, events, and activities for the entire family. The Silverados, a local classic rock band will perform as well as a jazz duo.

Chino Campus - April 13, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In April, the community is invited to "Celebrate 130" on the Chino Campus! We have a number of exciting events scheduled including a Fashion Show and Health Science demonstration. Fashion design and culinary arts students will showcase these outstanding programs, while students from the Vocational Nursing program will take you on a tour of the new Health Sciences Center and provide health screening. The Chino Community Center staff will also host a guided tour of the new facility. Come enjoy food, activities, and entertainment. Bring the family to "Celebrate 130" on the Chino Campus.

Fontana Campus - May 11, 2013 from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm

Join us as we "Celebrate 130" on the Fontana Campus. This evening event brings fun and exciting activities to the Fontana Campus. Students from the school of visual and performing arts will showcase their work and new art studio on the Fontana Campus. Faculty, staff, and students will share information about the various transfer and technical programs offered in Fontana. Chaffey College as well as city and community organizations come together to "Celebrate 130."

All events are free and open to the public.


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