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January 28, 2013


Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

For Immediate Release


(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 are hosting three events: one on each of the college’s campuses. We invite everyone to “Celebrate 130” at Chaffey College.

“Celebrate 130” on the Chino Campus
April 13, 2013
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The community is invited to “Celebrate 130” on the Chino Campus! Various events and activities are scheduled including: a live jazz performance by Dr. Brendan Bernstein and Tim Fisher (Chaffey College music faculty), blood pressure and glucose testing by the vocational nursing students and faculty, interactive demonstrations by the electricity and CISCO networking programs, and cupcake making with students in the culinary arts and hotel food service programs.

The kid’s zone is designed to engage and entertain kids of all ages. In addition to the great entertainment, the college partnered with several local restaurants who will be preparing amazing food for the celebration.

The Chino Community Center will host an open house showcasing local food and event services.

Visit the new center to see the great facility and the numerous opportunities the new banquet and meeting facility offers.

The Chaffey College Governing Board and Dr. Shannon, superintendent/president will host the 130th anniversary ceremony. Come hear about the history of the college, the Chino Campus and the impact the college has made on the community. A cake-cutting celebration will follow the anniversary ceremony.

The 130th anniversary event will conclude with a fashion show featuring designs from the college’s fashion design and merchandising students.

Bring the entire family, the event is FREE and open to the public. Come enjoy food, activities, and entertainment. Bring the family to “Celebrate 130” on the Chino Campus.

130th Anniversary
Event Schedule
Chino Campus

12:00 – 12:05 Welcome
12:00 – 2:30 Live Music: Jazz Quartet
12:30 – 1:00 Demonstrations: Vocational Nursing and Anatomy
1:00 – 1:30 130th Anniversary Ceremony
1:30 – 1:40 Cake Cutting Ceremony
1:30 – 2:00 Showcase: Chaffey College Chino Community Center
2:00 – 2:30 Program Demonstrations: Electricity and CISCO Networking
2:30 – 3:00 Fashion Show: Fashion Design and Merchandising

ÿHealth Screening
Electricity Demonstration
Historical Exhibit
Bookstore Open House
Kids Zone
Petting Zoo
Face Painting
Games& Activities
Campus Tours

Meet College Faculty& Staff
Learn more about Chaffey College& the Chino Campus
Associated Students of Chaffey College
Alumni Association

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