Alumni Corner

Seahawks — stay in touch!

Alumni welcome

We send a monthly newsletter to the Seahawk community that will often include invitations to special campus events (when they are allowed in person), like our Faculty and Staff Grant Celebration, our annual alumni and friends gathering, and other campus happenings. We also highlight some of the fantastic opportunities for students made possible by the wonderful people who give to the Cabrillo College Foundation.

Join us!

    Sourisseau Allied Health Building

    Join us March 1, 2023 at 10:30 am at the Allied Health Bldg

    Tom Sourisseau

    Tom Sourisseau Allied Health Building named in memory of the late
    Cabrillo faculty member.

    Tom passed away in late 2021, leaving the bulk of his estate to the Cabrillo College Foundation, creating legacy gifts that will benefit biology students and also faculty grants to improve the classroom experience. Tom was a dedicated instructor of anatomy who taught many of the students who went on to become healthcare workers in Santa Cruz County.

    A dedication for the newly named building was held in front of the Allied Health Building March 1, 2023, 10:30 – 11:00 am in honor of Tom.

    Board of Directors Meeting

    The public is invited to observe the Board of Directors meeting (email the foundation for details

    The next Board of Directors Meetings are:

    September 13, 2022
    November 8, 2022
    February 14, 2023
    May 9, 2023

    Emergency Grants for Students

    Help students with $500 grants

    The Covid-19 pandemic is hurting our students. We are issuing $500 emergency grants to enrolled students who need aid.

    CAP Ceremony Canceled

    Ceremony scheduled for March 24th at Crocker Theater CANCELED

    The Covid-19 concerns are forcing us to cancel our annual Cabrillo Advancement Program (CAP) ceremony scheduled for March 24th at the Crocker Theater. We will miss welcoming the 70 new 6th graders and their families to the program.

    Ow Family Continues American Dream Scholarship Tradition

    141 High School Students Receive Scholarships to Attend Cabrillo College

    For the 29th consecutive year, long-time philanthropist George Ow, Jr. and his family provided American Dream Scholarships of $500 to local ethnic minority high school seniors. The Ow family awarded 141 high school seniors American Dream scholarships in last week ceremony and George Ow, Jr. addressed the students and reflected on his own experience at community college, “Every class, I learned something new and exciting and that’s what I wish for you: for you to come to Cabrillo to learn every day. Learn something new. Learn something you never dreamed about.”

    Since 1989, the Ow Family has awarded over $608,000 to graduating high school students coming to Cabrillo. It is just one of the many ways the Ow Family has supported students and mission of Cabrillo College over the years.

    Eleven scholarship recipients spoke at the ceremony and thanked the Ow Family for their generous support. One graduating senior from Aptos High, Allyson Goldman, intends to use her scholarship as she pursues a career in nursing at Cabrillo. Allyson told the audience, “In my eyes, Cabrillo is the best option for me as it is more affordable, while still having an amazing medical program. I would like to thank George Ow, Jr. and the Ow family for their generosity and kindness. I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me.”

    The video of the event is below!

    Stadium Turf Campaign

    Urgent need

    Our stadium turf in Carl Conelly Stadium at Cabrillo has outlived its life and is now a safety concern for our student athletes — the cost to resurface is $1.2 million. In order to ensure that our football and soccer teams (not to mention the numerous youth teams that use the stadium) have a proper playing surface, Cabrillo has committed $800,000 to this project and we are breaking ground in March, but we need your to complete the project and celebrate our graduates on new turf this May.

    Can you help? We have thank you benefits at every level of support — click here to learn more!




    High Achievers Celebrated at Ceremony 4/9/19

    10 Students Receive $10,000 each to attend Cabrillo College

    We celebrated 10 of Cabrillo’s high achieving students who each received a $10,000 scholarship.  It was wonderful to hear their stories and support them on their journey to academic success. Thank YOU for being a part of these students’ experience with your support of the foundation.

    If you have ever wondered if scholarship gifts help our students, press play and hear directly from them!

    open to all alumni, retirees, and friends

    free event!

    Please join us:

    Saturday, November 3
    5-7 pm
    Horticulture Center at Cabrillo

    featuring “flash lectures” by:

    • alumni — Astrid Atkinson
    • faculty — Robin McFarland
    • retired faculty — Brian Legakis

    hosted by the Cabrillo College Foundation

    register by calling 831-479-6338 or email