2009-2010 Articles - Media Relations - Office of College Advancement

Recent articles are available in our Recent Articles Index. Many of these articles were published in local newspapers or in the Monitor, Ohlone's student-run newspaper.

Summer 2010

  • State budget crisis means less funding for community college programs designed to help people find work Training hits hard times - August 6, 2010, San Francisco Business Wire - These are dark days for community college job training programs. And as stimulus funding sunsets, the days will only get darker. Bay Area community colleges essentially exist to train the local workforce.
  • IIEA and Ohlone College Host First David Blume Sustainable Food and Fuel Production Workshop in California in Five Years! - August 4, 2010, Business Wire - The International Institute for Ecological Agriculture (IIEA) announced today that it is working with Ohlone College along with agencies and groups across the region to present its first California educational workshop in five years. The 2-½ day Sustainable Food and Fuel workshop provides attendees with a hands-on experience and knowledge of regenerative agriculture methods and appropriate-scale alcohol fuel production techniques.
  • Ohlone mulls job training bond measure - July 29, 2010, Mercury News - Ohlone Community College announced that two-thirds of respondents in a survey of voters in the college district agreed that they would support an Ohlone College job training bond measure if placed on the ballot this November.
  • Ohlone puts $349 million bond measure on November ballot - July 15, 2010, Inside Bay Area - Ohlone College is asking voters in Fremont, Newark and part of Union City to support a $349 million bond to refurbish its 40-year-old main campus. The college's Board of Trustees unanimously voted this week to put the facilities bond on the November ballot after receiving survey results finding that just over two-thirds of district voters would support the measure.
  • Educators and students recognized in Newark - June 15, 2010, Tri-City Voice - The Avanzando organization of Newark hosted their second annual Awards night and celebration on June 3 at the Newark Pavilion. Each year the volunteer organization recognizes outstanding educators and students who have contributed to the success and advancement of Latino youth in the Newark Unified School district and the Ohlone Community College district.
  • Ohlone expected to change long criticized election system - June 13, 2010, Inside Bay Area: The Argus - Ohlone College leaders this week are poised to officially do away with the school's long-criticized system for electing board members.

Spring 2010

  • College newspapers fade as budgets change - May 5, 2010, San Jose University Spartan Daily - Junior college newspapers in the Bay Area undergo rapid changes each semester, according to a former student president of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges. … At Ohlone College in Fremont, the budget isn't the only issue affecting the paper's survival, according to the paper's adviser.
  • Ohlone revamps Fremont plan - April 17, 2010, Inside Bay Area - Just two years after opening a campus in Newark, Ohlone College has released plans to dramatically redesign its Fremont campus. The proposals call for moving sports fields, building parking garages closer to classrooms and developing land that fronts Mission Boulevard.
  • StRUT technology competition - April 14, 2010, Tri-City Voice - On March 29, Ohlone College hosted the Silicon Valley Students for Recycling Used Technology (SVStRUT) competition for local high school students from the greater Bay Area. SVStRUT founded by Intel Corporation, is a program sponsored by Ohlone College's Regional Cisco Network Academy where students take donated computers and networking equipment and upgrade them for use in schools.
  • Cancer battle not stopping Ohlone trustee - April 9, 2010, Inside Bay Area - Ohlone College Trustee Bill McMillin is tired. His feet feel like they're wrapped in bandages; his hands feel like they're covered in latex gloves with sand inside; and there's a bump on his bald head the size of a silver dollar where doctors administer chemotherapy to his brain.
  • Going for a Spin: Enthalpy wheels flood the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology with fresh air - March 2010, GreenSource Magazine - When the San Francisco office of Perkins+Will originally master-planned a second Newark, California–based campus for Ohlone College, the design team assumed it would ostensibly replicate the broad program of its original strip-mall location in nearby Fremont. Six months into the process, however, a new college head put a halt to the copycatting.
  • Budget cuts force California colleges to examine priorities - March 15, 2010, Inside Bay Area - These are not the choices college leaders signed up for: immigrants or retirees? Poor or rich? English classes or courses in car repair? A series of tough years has forced California colleges and universities to slash budgets, in part by cutting back on the number of classes they offer. Nearly every campus has trimmed courses, and more cuts are planned for the summer and fall.
  • Ohlone gets grant for Deaf Studies lab - March 6, 2010, Inside Bay Area - Ohlone College soon will have a new computer laboratory where American Sign Language will be the lingua franca. The college, which is home to about 200 deaf students and a 650-student Deaf Studies division, expects to open the lab by the end of this summer with a $200,000 grant from the East Bay Community Center.

Fall 2009

  • Ohlone considers asking voters for new bond - December 9, 2009, Inside Bay Area - Ohlone College may put a bond measure on the November 2010 ballot just one year after spending the final dollars of a $150 million bond approved by voters nine years ago. … School officials say several buildings on the Fremont campus are approaching their 40-year mark and need major renovations.
  • Ohlone symphony creates classical bliss - December 9, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Mozart, Chopin, Handel, Brahms--the great masters are alive and well, and closer at hand than you may think. For nearly 25 years the Music Department of Ohlone College has been bringing the joy and brilliance of classical music to Fremont through their wonderful orchestra.
  • Institutional Spotlight: Setting an Example (PDF), November/December 2009, Keynotes - When designers were creating the Ohlone College Center for Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Newark, CA, they kept a close eye on its environmental impact. At the same time, the building's security system was just as futuristic and was designed to maximize convenience while providing a compatible level of protection.
  • Enrollment up at Chabot, Ohlone community colleges - November 29, 2009, Inside Bay Area - More students are attending area community colleges, enrollment data show. … "During difficult financial times and a recession, people go back to college for retraining," Bowman said. "It is a national trend."
  • Ohlone College's Student Health Center Celebrates Growth and Success - November 11, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Almost a decade and a half ago, the leadership teams of Ohlone College, Washington Hospital and Fremont Bank came together to forge a new vision of a new student health services delivery model in the form of the Ohlone Student Health Center. Last month, the center celebrated the impact this shared vision has had on more than 170,000 students since the center's opening on January 17, 1996.
  • Theatre Preview: Emotional dive into Rabbit Hole - November 11, 2009, Tri-City Voice - The Ohlone College Department of Theatre and Dance drop us into the dark, tight cellar of tragedy and grief with their production of "Rabbit Hole" showing now through November 21st. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire the play first premiered at the Pacific Playwrights Festival in 2005 and went on to be a hit on Broadway where it earned five Tony Award nominations. Its success was then crowned with the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • Teen is a big fan of Fremont - October 18, 2009, Inside Bay Area: Contra Costa Times - Call him crazy, but Anish Dave loves Fremont just as ardently as his favorite hockey and football teams. So when it came time to pick a university, the 18-year-old Irvington High School graduate tossed out his UC acceptance letters and enrolled in Ohlone College. And on Monday, he'll become the youngest member of the city's Human Relations Commission. "Maybe it sounds crazy, but I love the place I live," Dave said. "I know some people don't have that connection."
  • Seniors learning about new-age communication methods - October 16, 2009, Inside Bay Area: Oakland Tribune - James Manuel moved to the United States just a few years ago from his native Philippines. Being several thousands miles from his homeland, he often makes phone calls to the islands where he grew up, sometimes to speak to relatives, other times to check on his pension checks. But international phone calls are expensive, and the phone cards Manuel purchased often didn't last nearly as long as advertised. Little did he know there was a cheaper and more efficient way to do things—over the Internet.
  • Ohlone center trains students for jobs in green tech sector - September 25, 2009, Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal - Not only did Ohlone College receive platinum LEED certification for its Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology—the highest level offered by the U.S. Green Building Council—it also designed the campus to incorporate teaching of green principles and environmental issues.
  • Sustainable Buildings as Teaching Tools: 4 Strategies for Integrating Buildings into Experiential Learning - September 24, 2009, Building Design and Construction - …The Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology [emphasis added] in Newark, Calif., has academic programs focus on the growing fields of biotechnology, environmental studies, emerging technology, and health sciences. The campus has received LEED Platinum certification and the alternative energy systems are highly visible to the entire campus population to promote environmental awareness and conservation.
  • Ohlone College and Fremont Bank tee-off for golf tournament benefit - September 16, 2009, Tri-City Voice - Get your golf clubs ready to swing into action, as the picturesque setting of Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton is the venue for Fremont Bank and Ohlone College Golf Tournament. Now in its 25th year, this annual fundraising event, on September 21, benefits the college's Athletic Programs, Student Athletic Scholarship Fund and Athletic Endowment Fund.
  • Colleges try to delay the pain, but some students hurting - September 10, 2009, Inside Bay Area: The Argus - Community college leaders know the other shoe will drop. Many are trying to control when—and who it will crush. California's 110 community colleges have been ordered to cut enrollment this year, despite record numbers of students packing classrooms. … Colleges are cutting as much as half of their EOPS budgets this year. At Fremont's Ohlone College, administrators have dropped meal vouchers for about 500 students, said Debbie Trigg, the program's director.
  • Deaf Taiwanese’s Photography Displayed in Deaflympics Stadium - September 7, 2009, Deaf Nation - … His goal was to become a professional photographer, so he went overseas to the United States to attend two different colleges, Ohlone College and the Academy of Arts located in the greater San Francisco bay area in California.
  • Move over Millenials: Computer classes offered for seniors - September 2, 2009, Tri-City Voice - While we are all trying to keep up with the digital generation, it appears our seniors are making leaps ahead of us into the new tech age. At a recent Ohlone College Computer Applications and Occupational Technology (CAOT) Advisory Committee meeting, Kelly Hess, the Newark Senior Center coordinator, provided some statistics and facts about the Newark senior citizen population. One statistic indicated that most senior citizens were not receiving relevant computer education training.
  • Services center a one-stop shop for Ohlone students - August 29, 2009, Inside Bay Area: The Argus - The counselors were in Building 1, the nurses were in trailers, and some of the programs for disabled students were tucked so deep into Building 5, 'you needed a map just to find them,' said Ron Travenick, vice president of student development. But those days are over.
  • Community colleges face cramming woes - August 21, 2009, Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal - A surge in corporate job slashing and cuts at state schools is straining the state’s 110-campus community college system. The local districts are being squeezed between a historic mission to accept all comers and the fiscal realities of budgets that are nonetheless being cut. That threatens a system that educates 2.8 million students a year, is considered the nation’s largest institution of higher education and is a major work force generator for California employers.

Recent articles are available in our Recent Articles Index.