Recent Articles - Media Relations - Office of College Advancement

Some of the articles collected for the past few semesters are re-published on our website. Many of these articles were published in local newspapers. Earlier articles are available in our Articles Archive.

Summer 2017

  • Last-minute pitching mix propels Ohlone men's baseball team to state competition, May 30, 2017 - While Ohlone College had put together a remarkable season already, it wasn't going to be complete unless they could accomplish one more thing -- a trip to Fresno for the CCCAA State Championships. In a year where big names carried the team all season, it was the unlikeliest hero who emerged Sunday, May 21, to give the Renegades a 5-1 victory over Sacramento City College, and a trip among the state's prestigious Final Four.

Spring 2017

  • Ohlone College celebrates 50 years of graduations, May 23, 2017 - The traditional melody of Sir Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" filled the air on Friday, May 19 as friends and family members came to celebrate the 2017 graduates of Ohlone College. But this year's ceremony was extra special: it marked the 50th graduation for the community college and added a sense of significance that permeated the celebration by reengaging with the college's past and looking forward to the future.
  • Renegades advance to championship round, May 23, 2017 - The Ohlone Renegades won the best of three Northern California Sectional playoffs and will advance to the State Championships.
  • Student artists get valuable start at theatre fest, May 16, 2017 - All the world may be a stage, but for high school students, Ohlone College is the place to take your act. Each year the colleges Theatre and Dance Department hosts the High School Theatre Festival where young performers experience competition, observe their peers, and develop their craft.
  • Ohlone College board chooses potential developer of frontage land, April 27, 2017 - With the goal of netting $1 million in rent each year, the Ohlone College Board of Trustees is negotiating with a developer it selected to lease and build out the Fremont campus’ 15-acre frontage property.
  • Auditions for "The Illusion", April 25, 2017 - Ohlone College"s award-winning Theatre and Dance department is holding auditions for The Illusion by Tony Kushner, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille"s "L"Illusion Comique."
  • Celebrating wellness through Tai Chi and Qigong, April 25, 2017 - The seventh celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Ohlone College will be held at its Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology on Saturday, April 29.
  • Ohlone College may pick a developer to build out frontage property, April 6, 2017 - Ohlone College leaders are poised to pick a developer to build out the Fremont school’s 15-acre frontage property, a decades-long goal that is expected to create a needed revenue stream.
  • Ohlone College’s 50-Year History of Alumni of the Year Recipients, March 22, 2017 - Every year Ohlone College chooses an Alumni of the Year; an honor is given to those who exemplify Ohlone College’s spirit through accomplishments and impact on our community. To celebrate Ohlone College’s 50th Anniversary in 2017, the college is hosting an Alumni of the Year Reception, where you will meet many of the outstanding individuals who have helped shape our community. The reception will take place April 19, 2017, from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Ohlone College Fremont campus: Building 19.
  • Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening for Ohlone College Softball and Baseball Fields, March 22, 2017 - Representatives from Ohlone College, Gilbane Building Company, college students, and other local officials were on hand for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Ohlone College Baseball and Softball Field on February 8, 2017 located on the Fremont Campus on Mission Boulevard. Gilbane Building Company, a leader in construction services, was the construction manager for the project.
  • Trump immigration policy worries Ohlone College table tennis champ, March 2, 2017 - Uncertainty regarding the immigration policy of President Donald Trump is causing anxiety for an Ohlone College student who also happens to be a table tennis national champion.
  • Transfer Students Need More Tech, February 27, 2017 - Community colleges are the underdog of American higher education, but they needn’t be. With more than 2.1 million students on 113 campuses, the California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the United States.
  • The school on top of the hill: a lively history of land ownership, February 21, 2017 - This year, Ohlone College is celebrating the fifty-year anniversary since the first classes were held in the fall of 1967. In those fifty years, much has changed at Ohlone College, but what's to be said about the history of the land during the two-hundred and fifty years preceding its establishment?
  • Ohlone College seeks donations for 'Promise Scholarship', February 21, 2017 - How often are promises made and not kept? No one can say for sure, but know that the Ohlone College Promise Scholarship is one solid promise.
  • Immigrants: Know your rights, February 21, 2017 - The Ohlone College Counseling Department, in conjunction with the Associated Students of Ohlone College, and International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA), is sponsoring two events on Thursday, February 23, at Ohlone College.
  • Tri-City’s Benefits from Ohlone College, February 21, 2017 - Ohlone College recently employed the services of Economic Specialists Modeling International (ESMI), a leading provider of economic impact studies and labor market data to educational institutions, workforce planners, and regional developers in the U.S. and internationally. The charge they were given was to research and report on the college’s economic impact and investment analysis.
  • Don't Tax Yourself—Let Ohlone Assist!, February 21, 2017 - Did your household earn less than $54,000 in 2016? Do you hate doing your taxes, or just need some help? If you live in Fremont, Newark or Union City, you are in luck! The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering free tax preparation services at Ohlone College’s Newark Center, on Tuesdays, by appointment, from now through April 11, 2017.
  • Immigrants: Know Your Rights!, February 21, 2017 - The Ohlone College’s Counseling Department, in conjunction with the Associated Students of Ohlone College, and International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA), is sponsoring two events on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Ohlone College.
  • City, schools and college district take steps to ease immigrants’ fears, February 15, 2017 - In their different ways, Fremont’s city and school leaders have been taking steps to make it loud and clear they intend to protect immigrants who live within the city’s borders.
  • Ohlone College opens new baseball and softball fields, February 14, 2017 - On February 8, Ohlone College officially opened its two newest baseball and softball playing fields, new batting cages, bullpens, dugouts and team rooms. Recently completed along with a field house, the turf in the new facilities is 100% artificial.
  • Ohlone College seeks bond oversight committee member, February 9, 2017 - A local businessperson is being sought to take a seat on the CitizensÕ Bond Oversight Committee at Ohlone College.
  • Ohlone College Celebrates a "Turf" Decision, February 9, 2017 - While some might say the California drought is over and there is no longer a need to conserve water, the reality is, water conservation needs to remain as a way of life statewide. And Ohlone College is doing its part with its new baseball and softball fields.
  • Ohlone College: Economic Powerhouse of the East Bay, January 24, 2017 - Many people in Fremont know about Ohlone College. The community college on Mission Boulevard that annually enrolls about 16,000 students, has a great theater, and is designated as one of the ten best community colleges in the state.
  • Ohlone College seeks to lease frontage property for development, January 13, 2017 - Ohlone College has launched another effort to lease 15 acres of surplus property along Mission Boulevard in front of its Fremont campus to a developer.

Fall 2016

  • Ohlone College considers arming its police officers, December 16, 2016 - The Ohlone College community is again debating the possibility of arming police officers on its Fremont and Newark campuses. In 2005, when the issue was last broached, then-Ohlone President Doug Treadway decided to stick with the campus policy of not giving guns to officers.
  • Fremont: Ohlone College is steadily taking on a new look, December 8, 2016 - Ohlone College’s Fremont campus has been undergoing a transformation designed to provide a more modern and supportive learning environment for students when fully completed.
  • Eco-friendly soccer field opens at Ohlone, December 6, 2016 - Goal! The ball is in play at Ohlone College where the new professional standard, eco-friendly soccer field is now open.
  • Preventing the preventable through community outreach, November 15, 2016 - Every year in our country we lose what amounts to a small town through the affliction of suicide. More people are lost to suicide than to car crashes or firearm violence, and researchers continue to study the phenomenon, while those in the fields of psychology and health care attempt to find solutions to this ongoing problem.
  • End of the world, world premiere takes Ohlone center stage, November 8, 2016 - What would you do if you knew the world was ending at midnight? Thats the question at the crux of local Bay Area playwright, Jeffrey Lo's Spending the End of the World on OkCupid. With the Ohlone College Theatre and Dance Department's world premiere of Lo's specially commissioned play, that question was viscerally debuted to a nearly full-house at Smith Center.
  • World premiere takes Ohlone stage, November 1, 2016 - It's a question that has come up in numerous late night discussions and party games, considered with both humor and seriousness: what would you do if the world was ending?
  • World-renowned concert pianist performs at Ohlone College, October 25, 2016 - Aileen Chanco, internationally acclaimed concert pianist, returns to the Smith Center to perform music from Beethoven, Ravel, and an unforgettable interpretation of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
  • The Scientific Method: Discovering Fun at Ohlone’s Night of Science, October 25, 2016 - A true community extravaganza, Ohlone College’s Night of Science was wall to wall with excited, curious families! The free event was held Oct. 15th at the Ohlone College Newark campus.
  • Latina/Latino heritage shines brighter than ever, October 25, 2016 - At Ohlone College, various events have celebrated the colorful and diverse Latina/Latino culture. Dr. Jennifer Jovel, Sociology Professor was inspired by her experiences as a Latina student at Ohlone and organized events that would help Latina/o students understand their educational experience and possibilities for their future.
  • Ohlone College 50 Year Anniversary—back to the beginning…, October 25, 2016 - For the past 50 years Ohlone has been in the business of transforming lives. This includes not only the lives of students, but also the lives of faculty and staff. These lives are the legacy of Ohlone College. Although an institution’s history is important, its human legacy is more so.
  • IPC Celebrates 5th Annual Manufacturing Day, October 7, 2016 - IPC is proud to celebrate today’s 5th annual Manufacturing Day, alongside a group of industry sponsors and co-producers. On this day, manufacturers around the country are joining in a unified effort to highlight current innovations in the electronics industry and inspire the next generation of manufacturing professionals.
  • Student Success Scorecard—A Measure of Success, September 27, 2016 - Remember bringing home your report card and getting a reward for good grades? Ohlone College just got its report card—the 2016 Student Success Scorecard—from the state Chancellor’s Office, and we don’t want to brag, but we got terrific grades!
  • How Ohlone College Got Its Name, September 27, 2016 - In 1965, an election was held in the Fremont/Newark area to form a local community college and a board of trustees. The first board meeting was held in January 1966 and during that year the board hired a new president, Dr. Stephen Epler, who then hired the faculty.
  • Family Fun at 2016 Night of Science & More, September 27, 2016 - Prepare to explore science in all its dimensions at Ohlone College’s 2nd Annual Night of Science & More. This free family-oriented event will open a window into the world of science and its many interesting aspects, leading young minds to follow education pathways and fast growing career opportunities.
  • Opportunity Knocks at Tri-Cities Career Fair, September 20, 2016 - Opportunity is knocking at the Fall 2016 Tri-Cities Career Fair, sponsored by the Ohlone College Foundation/Tri-Cities One-Stop! Join us Friday, September 30 at the Ohlone College Newark Center for this free event.
  • Ohlone College Swimming Pool Opens with a Splash!, August 30, 2016 - Filled with sparkling blue water, the new Ohlone swimming pool is an impressive sight. But there’smore to this pool than just a pretty face. The Ohlone College swimming pool, which had its grand reopening on August 10, has emerged as smarter, more efficient and healthier than ever before.
  • Approaching the half century mark!, August 30, 2016 - Fall 1967 several hundred college students marched onto the Ohlone College campus at its former location on Washington Boulevard in Fremont for the first day of the first semester of the first year of Ohlone College. In “year one” the number of students reached 1,300!

Earlier articles are available in our Articles Archive.