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Norco College Friends and Partners, 
WOW! Thank you for your support and participation in making our inaugural Giving Week a true success. We exceeded our goal two times and raised a total of $31,175. Thanks to your support, we will be able to help more students who need access to the Norco College Student Life Emergency Fund, which assists students in need of help with books, tuition, transportation, food vouchers, hotel vouchers, scholarships and other basic needs. 

I am humbled by the generosity of our donors and sponsors who graciously supported this cause. College employees and community members came together without hesitation to benefit our primary focus, which are our students. I said it before and will say it again, this is what true partnerships look like. 

If you did not get a chance to view the inspiring student and donor testimonials, I invite you to do so below. 

On behalf of Norco College, I send you well wishes and our overwhelming gratitude. We could not have exceeded our goal two times without YOU. 
With love and gratitude,
Monica L. Green, Ed.D.
President, Norco College

Giving Week Videos

Friday, October 9:

Norco College alumnus, Lizeth Vega shares why investing in students is important. Vega is a board of education member for the Alvord Unified School District. One of the youngest serving board members in the history of AUSD. "Investing in Norco College students, is investing in our community." - Lizeth Vega:

Brenda Lopez, a first generation college and DACA student, shares how receiving scholarships paved the way to a career in the STEM field. She is now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Riverside, where she continues to break barriers. Listen to her story:

Norco College is proud to share that the Riverside Community College District Chancellor and Board of Trustees, named Ruben Aguilar as RCCD’s 64 Alumnus of the Year. Aguilar enrolled at Norco College in 2009 after serving in the military. During his time at NC, he endured many obstacles but he did not give up. Instead, he went on to earn a master's degree in Kinesiology from California Baptist University. Today, he has come full circle and is now a full-time Kinesiology professor at Norco College:

Giving Week Wrap Up (LIVE, Friday, October 9, 3:00pm)

Thursday, October 8:


Philanthropist and engaged community member Chris Miller, shares why he donates and why it was important for him to establish a scholarship that helps NC students with transfer application fees. Miller is the owner and operator of Thomas Miller Mortuary in the City of Corona:

Norco College alumnus, Al Cattouse shares how receiving scholarship support helped him obtain his educational goals and continue on to USC. Today, he is a pre-law student and aspires to pay it forward and give back to Norco College as a donor:

Wednesday, October 7:


President Advisory Board member, retired CNUSD educator and donor, Dennis Brandt talks about why it is important to invest in education. In particular, career education programs, engineering pathways and services for veterans:

Student veteran, Daniel Miranda shares how receiving financial support has helped him with his educational success. He also shares how the Veterans Resource Center has helped him with emotional support and job placement:

Tuesday, October 6:


A heartfelt message from dean of Student Life and scholarship donor Mark Hartley, on how your investment helps our students and contributes to their educational success:

Student Leanese West shares how the Student Life Fund helped her and her daughters get through homelessness and attain her educational goals:

Why give?
Gustavo Oceguera, Norco College employee, shares why he gives to the Student Life Emergency fund:

Monday, October 5:


Welcome to Norco College Giving Week 2020:

Why donate?
Listen to why the Yow family donates to Norco College and how community college benefitted their family:

Listen to student Ashley Calderon as she discusses how receiving support from this fund helped her obtain her educational goals. Calderon is a veteran and former foster youth:


Jose Alcala Kristine Anderson
Gregory Aycock Denise Bednarczyk
George Beloz Michael Bobo
Peter Boelman Patricia Brusca
Jason Caceres Nicole Capps
Demarius Carmichael Gabriela Cortez
Araceli Covarrubias Hortencia Cuevas
Mark DeAsis Bernice Delgado
Ricardo Delgado Eric Doucette
Michael Fine Lilia Garcia
Shannon Garcia Grant Gautsche
Nader Ghopreal Patricia Gill
Andrea Gladson Rebeccah Goldware
Steven Guillen Yolanda Haro
Dominique Voyer YeVell Hopkins
Judith Horan Starlene Justice
Daniela McCarson Diana Meza
David Mills Farshid Mirzaei
Antonio Muniz Joseph Nava
Ameet Nindra Judy Perry
Melissa Ragole Laura Roughton
Jose Sentmanat Maureen Sinclair
Yolanda Stanley Denise Terrazas
Jody Tyler Rachel Verhapen
Launa Wilson Patricia Worsham
Ailene Zamora


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