Alumni Corner

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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.

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    Faculty and Staff Grant Awards

    Cabrillo Faculty and Staff are invited to apply now!

    The Cabrillo College Foundation and Associated Students of Cabrillo College (ASCC) has $120,176 available to award to Cabrillo faculty and staff for grants to enhance student learning. There is one application process for the various grant programs. Please review the eligibility and guidelines below.

    2021 Faculty and Staff Grants Guidelines

    Faculty and Staff Grants Awards 2020 Funded Project List

    Board of Directors Meeting

    The public is invited to observe the Board of Directors meeting via Zoom (email the foundation to receive a link to join the meeting

    The next Board of Directors Meeting is November 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    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

    Cabrillo Foundation honors Monterey Peninsula Foundation

    The Cabrillo Foundation recognizes the generous contribution of our partner in education

    The Cabrillo College Foundation recognized the generous contributions from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation at a celebration on December 1, 2017.

    The Monterey Peninsula Foundation is on a mission to enhance the quality of life in Monterey County and surrounding areas through the strategic disbursement of charitable funds generated by hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the PURE Insurance Championship.

    We are pleased to celebrate MPF and the significant impact they have made at Cabrillo College. Since 2011, MPF has awarded Cabrillo with over $900,000. They have recently granted the college $240,000 to fund the first year of Guided Pathways, which aims to dramatically improve student success.

    Steve John, CEO of MPF said, “The Monterey Peninsula Foundation is so proud to partner with Cabrillo on this campus-wide program. By funding the inaugural year of this initiative, we are able to help properly launch this program until state funding kicks in. We hope this new approach will have far reaching success and give all of our community’s students a rewarding college experience.”