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 or in the Ohlone College Monitor, our student-run newspaper. Earlier articles are available in our Articles Archive.
In addition, the Spotlight on Ohlone section of the Ohlone College website features articles about Ohlone College students, faculty and staff.
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"Going to college is important for me because no one in my family has ever been to college and I want to be the first to graduate and set a great example for my younger sisters." —Ariana Figueroa, Newark Optimist Club Joe Burnett Helping Hand Scholarship Recipient; Future goal: Become a nurse.
- Multimedia Festival at Ohlone College, May 14, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Some of tomorrow's brightest multimedia artists and designers display their web designs, computer animations, interactive games, and 3D models at the Ohlone College 12th annual "Multimedia Festival" on Thursday, May 16.
- Hundreds Participate in Ohlone College's World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, May 11, 2013, Newark Patch - Over 300 participants took part in Ohlone College's First Annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on April 27, 2013. Practicing at the Ohlone College Newark Campus, community members and Ohlone students participated in what was truly a worldwide celebration.
- Ohlone College Offers New Full-Ride Scholarship, May 7, 2013, Fremont Patch - A new full-ride scholarship program for high school seniors in the Tri- City area is now available from Ohlone College through the Ohlone College Foundation. The newly developed program, The Ohlone Promise, offers free tuition, books and related fees to 16 local high school students who attend Ohlone College in fall 2013.
- Ohlone College in Fremont helps walk "Out of Darkness", May 2, 2013, Mercury News: Fremont Bulletin - The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsored Ohlone College's third annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk April 23.
- Ohlone Monitor wins seven awards in statewide journalism competition, April 30, 2013, Tri-City Voice - The Ohlone Monitor, the College's student-run newspaper, brought home seven awards - including a top award for its web site - from the statewide Journalism Association of Community College (JACC) convention in Sacramento, which took place April 11-13.
- Silent comedy comes to life, April 30, 2013, Tri-City Voice - In the early days of film, with no dialog to tell the audience when to laugh, visual comedy was essential to audiences. In the 1910s and 1920s, thanks to silent films, California was producing some of the greatest comic talent the world has ever known; Buster Keaton, along with Charlie Chaplin, were arguably the funniest men who ever lived.
- First Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at Ohlone College, April 24, 2013, Asian Journal - Take part in an unprecedented global health and healing event that will unfold across the globe on Saturday, April 27, at 10am. Beginning in New Zealand, this event will spread time zone by time zone across the globe through 60 countries and across 6 continents.
- Ohlone promotes suicide prevention with Out of Darkness Walk, April 23, 2013, Tri-City Voice - As the third leading cause of death among young adults and teens and the second leading cause for college students, suicide is a huge concern on college campuses. Ohlone's Out of the Darkness Walk will contribute funds to "vital research, education, advocacy, suicide prevention initiatives, and programs to support those impacted by suicide" through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
- Dance production delivers sentimental Southern journey, April 23, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Swinging on the porch, drinking sweet tea, and catching fire flies; what could be better than childhood memories of the South? Journey through Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana where life is simple and time stands still as 75 Ohlone College dance students captivate their audience in Ohlone College's Theatre and Dance Department Production "Southern Comfort: A Sentimental Journey."
- World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, April 23, 2013, Tri-City Voice - The entire community is invited to take part in an unprecedented global health and healing event that will unfold across the globe on Saturday, April 27. Beginning in New Zealand, this event will spread, time zone by time zone, across the globe through 60 countries and across six continents.
- Ohlone College to Host Suicide Prevention Walk, April 20, 2013, Fremont Patch - Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide today, and has taken the lives of many. To raise awareness about depression and suicide prevention Ohlone College, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will hold the Second Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Ohlone College in Fremont.
- Ohlone College Board of Trustees, April 16, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Ceremonial Item/Discussion: The Board of Trustees expressed sympathy to the family of Felipe Galvan who lobbied for the community college to be named Ohlone College.
- Out of the Darkness Walk, April 16, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Take the path towards hope along with Ohlone College and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in the 3rd annual "Out of the Darkness Walk" on April 23 on the Ohlone College Fremont campus.
- 'Mr. Ohlone' who helped name Fremont college dies, April 7, 2013, Contra Costa Times - One night in 1967, tension rose at a public meeting in the Mission San Jose district, where the name for the area's new college was to be selected. Felipe "Phil" Galvan, an Ohlone Indian descendant who'd grown frustrated that promises to name the school after his tribe were being broken, began to speak to the large crowd.
- Ohlone's Leon named player of the week, April 4, 2013, Mercury News: Fremont Bulletin - Ohlone College Lady Renegade softball player Sarita Leon was voted Northern California Player of the Week by coaches in the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association, more commonly known as 3CFCA.
- The League, local rock band, jams at Ohlone College, April 2, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Fusing the worlds of popular and classical music, The League, originally a band of four, collaborates with a handful of exceptional students from the Ohlone College music department and two very musical faculty members, will appear for "Vampires, Ghosts, Wolves, & Rabbits: A Rock Revival" at Ohlone College this Tuesday, April 9.
- Ohlone Promise: Full-ride Scholarship, April 2, 2013, Tri-City Voice - A new full-ride scholarship program for high school seniors in the Tri-City area is now available from Ohlone College through the Ohlone College Foundation. The newly developed program, The Ohlone Promise, offers free tuition, books and related fees to 16 local high school students who attend Ohlone College in fall 2013.
- Ohlone College Offers New Full-Ride Scholarship, April 1, 2013, Fremont Patch - A new full-ride scholarship program for high school seniors in the Tri- City area is now available from Ohlone College through the Ohlone College Foundation.
- Scared of Ghosts? Not Bryan & Baxter!, March 26, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Be entertained and educated as professional paranormal claims investigators, Bryan & Baxter kick off the next installment of Ohlone College's Psychology Speaker Series, Monday, April 1.
- Summer enrichment program, March 26, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Every summer Ohlone for Kids (OFK) offers a unique blend of academic and special interest classes to enrich your child's summer, keeping them active, learning, and enjoying their summer experience.
- Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Comedian to Perform at Ohlone College, March 19, 2013, Tri-City Voice - More than 650 high school students will travel from as far as Grass Valley to participate in Ohlone College's 19th Annual High School Theatre Festival this month. The two-day festival takes place March 22 and 23 on the Ohlone College Fremont Campus, attracting high school students from over 22 schools across California.
- Students will gather at Ohlone College for High School Theatre Festival, March 19, 2013, Tri-City Voice - More than 650 high school students will travel from as far as Grass Valley to participate in Ohlone College's 19th Annual High School Theatre Festival this month. The two-day festival takes place March 22 and 23 on the Ohlone College Fremont Campus, attracting high school students from over 22 schools across California.
- Renegades enter post-season play with flair, March 5, 2013, Tri-City Voice - … "The event was a complete success", said Chris Warden, Athletic Director. "The energy in the gym that day was palpable. It began with a great live rendition of the National Anthem from our very own Ohlone Saxophone ensemble, honoring our Ohlone Sophomore Athletes, recognizing our Ohlone Board of Trustees, and supporting the fight against Cancer. "I'm very much looking forward to continuing this tradition for years to come." Members of the Ohlone Board of Trustees, and College President Dr. Gari Browning, were present for both games.
- Vocal talent and journey as blind mezzo-soprano, March 5, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Sharing both a classically trained voice and her unique journey as a blind musician, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin, showcases an extensive and rich repertoire at the Smith Center at Ohlone College Saturday, March 9.
- Ohlone ranked second in state for transfers to four year colleges and universities, March 2, 2013, SF Gate: Net Worth Plus: California community college success rates vary widely.
- Local performers prepare to shine at theatre festival, February 19, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Richard Leider once said, "The most fortunate people on Earth are those who have found a calling that's bigger than they are -- that moves them and fills their lives with constant passion, aliveness and growth." A passionate calling has been sparked in the lives of six Ohlone College students, Mike Tran, Brian Berkowitz, Daniel Carpenter, Steven Vogel, Edward Ochoa, and Stacey Bell, who have been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Awards at the 45th Annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).
- Ohlone College drama students invited to prestigious festival, February 13, 2013, Inside Bay Area - Ohlone College theater students last year took a risk by reinterpreting a popular but off-color play that depicts Charlie Brown and other "Peanuts" characters as wild teenagers searching for themselves.
- Ohlone selected to compete in theater festival: Dog Sees God encore performance Theatre, February 12, 2013, Tri-City Voice - Bert V. Royal's, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead premiered at Ohlone College last November under the direction of Michael Navarra. This edgy, honest and scathingly funny play has now been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) western regional conference. Dog Sees God was selected as one of only three plays, out of 137 entrants, to represent colleges and universities in Region VII, drawing from nine western states. Ohlone College was the only community college selected as a finalist.
- Career strategies for laid-off Solyndra workers, January 22, 2013, Tri-City Voice - A panel of employers will speak on the topic "The 21st Century World of Work," exclusively for Solyndra employees and affected contractors at the Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center on Friday, January 25. The free event, which requires pre-registration, includes lunch, an employer panel, guest speaker, networking opportunities, and will provide job seekers up-to-date strategies for 21st Century career success.
- Free career search services for former Solyndra employees and suppliers, January 15, 2013, Tri-City Voice - After the 2011 closure and bankruptcy of Solyndra, the former Fremont-based manufacturer of cylindrical solar panels, approximately 1,100 workers were immediately laid-off. In addition, a large number of Solyndra's suppliers were affected by the abrupt suspension of business, leaving another wave of workers in the unemployment lines. The Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center at Ohlone College in Newark is working with these job seekers to prepare them for success in the new landscape of the competitive job market of the 21st Century.
- Former Solydra Employees Invited to Employer Panel, December 20, 2012, Fremont Patch - Former Solyndra employees are invited to an employer panel hosted by Ohlone Community College and the Tri-Cities One Stop Center. The panel will focus on the "21st Century World of Work" and the event will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. at Ohlone College's Newark campus.
- Ohlone College Board Trustees sworn in, December 18, 2012, Tri-City Voice - The Ohlone College Board of Trustees began the December 12, 2012 meeting with the installation of newly elected Trustee Kevin Bristow and reelected Trustees Greg Bonaccorsi and Teresa Cox.
- Yoko's Dance Academy presents a holiday favorite, December 18, 2012, Tri-City Voice - According to academy founder, Yoko Young, Yoko's Dance Academy has performed the Nutcracker annually since 2005 to share the art of dance with the community and to bring the magic of a holiday favorite to Fremont. This year's production includes over 100 dancers, ranging in age from age four to adults.
- Christmas at the Mission, December 11, 2012, Tri-City Voice - The Ohlone College Department of Music presents the Ohlone Chamber Singers in the 27th annual Christmas at the Mission concert. Under the direction of Michael Morris, "Hark How the Bells" will feature special guest Celebration Chimes from the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore directed by Cathryn Griggs, renowed harpist Dan Levitan, and the featured work "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten.
- Dog Sees God Theatre Preview, October 30, 2012, Tri-City Voice - Based loosely on the "Peanuts" characters grown to high school age, "Dog Sees God" takes the comic strip and turns it on its ear. This Ohlone College Fall Theatre production is an edgy, honest, and scathingly funny look at the issues that teens deal with today.
- Learning World Special Report: US education in focus, October 26, 2012, euronews - A year ago, a large car manufacturing plant near San Fransisco closed and Elizabeth, along with 4,500 other people, lost her job. So she went back to school. She was lucky to benefit from a state funded programme that offered up to 15,000 dollars towards a 2 year training course. So Elizabeth enrolled on a biotechnology course at Fremont's Community College [Ohlone College].
- Ohlone College Board of Trustees meeting update, October 23, 2012, Tri-City Voice - The following is a summary of the Ohlone Board of Trustees meeting held on October 10, 2012. Standing Reports - From Ohlone College President Gari Browning: Ohlone will participate as part of a consortium in a $14.9 million grant from the Department of Labor to offer job training to help dislocated or unemployed adults upgrade job skills or change careers to become more employable.
- Former Solyndra employees attend job fair with hundreds of others, October 19, 2012, KTVU 2 News - Solyndra employees attended a job fair in hopes of finding more stable employment.
- Ohlone Wind Orchestra kicks off 21st season, October 9, 2012, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone Wind Orchestra, California's Premier Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Tony Clements, presents a program of classic and innovative music for band. Headlining the program is Gustav Holst's orchestral suite, "The Planets," transcribed in its entirety for band by Merlin Patterson.
- Ohlone Hosts Annual Fall Career Fair, October 2, 2012, Newark Patch - Job seekers are invited to the 12th annual Fall Career Fair hosted by Ohlone College and Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center.
- Ohlone College participates in federal grant for job training, September 25, 2012, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College is part of a large consortium of community college districts, and UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay, and public workforce systems that will collaborate on an innovative job training and job placement program for Bay Area workers funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Grant for $14,990,417.
- East Bay Community Colleges Receive Major Federal Job Training Grant, September 21, 2012, CBS San Francisco - A group of community colleges in the East Bay has been awarded a nearly $15 million federal grant to train unemployed workers for jobs in high tech manufacturing and engineering.
- Tee up for Ohlone athletic programs, September 18, 2012, Tri-City Voice - Join Ohlone College and Fremont Bank for the 28th Annual Golf Tournament at The Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore and help raise funds for Ohlone's Intercollegiate Athletic programs!
- Betting solar energy will take off: Career changers thankful for federally funded classes, September 14, 2012, Santa Cruz Sentinel - … These are three of the 25 people taking classes at Ohlone College in Fremont, part of the Home Energy Retrofit Occupations program funded by a $2.5 million community based job training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Dublin resident Deborah "profe" Lemon named Ohlone College's Faculty of the Month for September 2012, September 14, 2012, Dublin Patch - Ohlone College announced September 2012's Faculty of the Month: Deborah "profe" Lemon.
- Ohlone College refinances bonds, September 11, 2012, Tri-City Voice - The Ohlone College District announced on Tuesday, August 28 that it has locked in significant savings of approximately $8.3 million for local taxpayers by refinancing a portion of its Measure A (2002) General Obligation Bonds. The District took advantage of historically low interest rates by replacing $92.85 million in bonds at an average interest rate of 5.00 percent with new bonds at an all-inclusive interest rate of 3.24 percent.
- Ohlone College President Dr. Gari Browning delivers State of College address, September 4, 2012, Tri-City Voice - Dr. Gari Browning delivered her annual State of the College address on Friday, August 24, 2012 to a packed house of faculty, students, and trustees including a webcast to the Newark campus. An important focus of the speech was on the statewide cuts to community college budgets and how those cuts have affected Ohlone's ability to offer classes to students.
- Ohlone College President Dr. Gari Browning delivers State of College address, September 4, 2012, Newark Patch - Dr. Gari Browning delivered her annual State of the College address on Friday, August 24 to a packed house of faculty, students, and trustees including a webcast to the Newark campus. An important focus of the speech was on the statewide cuts to community college budgets and how those cuts have affected Ohlone's ability to offer classes to students.
- Urban Dance Festival, September 4, 2012, Tri-City Voice - Two years and five countries later, All The Way Live, the largest urban dance festival in northern California is back at Ohlone College and better than ever!
- Ohlone College Refinances Bonds For $8 Million Savings, August 30, 2012, Newark Patch - The Ohlone College District announced that it has locked in significant savings of approximately $8.3 Million for local taxpayers by refinancing a portion of its Measure A (2002) General Obligation Bonds.
- Fremont Bank & Ohlone College Golf Tournament, August 28, 2012, Tri-City Voice - Join Ohlone College and Fremont Bank for the 28th Annual Golf Tournament at The Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore and help raise funds for Ohlone's Intercollegiate Athletic programs!
- Ohlone/Fremont Bank Golf tournament, August 21, 2012, Tri-City Voice - The Ohlone College and Fremont Bank Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 24, at The Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore.
Earlier articles are available in our Articles Archive.