Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Washington Hospital Healthcare System Ohlone College Foundation's 2010 Citizen of the Year

Fremont, CA—Please join the Ohlone College Foundation in honoring Washington Hospital Healthcare System at the 2010 Citizen of the Year Champagne Luncheon. The event will take place on Saturday, June 5, at the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology in Newark.

Washington Hospital has served this community since 1958, when it first opened its doors. It has continued to increase the quality and amount of healthcare opportunities available to local residents, and developed great depth in its specializations.

Outside of Washington Hospital.

Ohlone College and Washington Hospital have nearly a 30-year partnership. Washington Hospital has worked together with the College on various projects including an on campus Student Health Center, the development of Ohlone’s registered nursing and physical therapist assistant program, and the construction of the Richard M. Warren Nursing Skills Lab on the grounds of Washington Hospital. To help Ohlone College fuel the growing demand for healthcare industry professionals, Washington Hospital has provided $1.75 million to assist Ohlone College in expanding their nursing program.

In addition to honoring the Washington Hospital Heathcare System for their commitment to bettering the health of the Tri-cities, the Champagne Luncheon fundraiser will also highlight the Ohlone College Spring Scholarship winners. Over $70,000 in scholarships will be awarded this spring.

Since 1987 the Ohlone College Foundation has presented a Citizen of the Year Award at the Annual Benefit Luncheon to celebrate and honor an outstanding community leader or organization for their dedication and service to the Tri-cities. The Ohlone College Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships and program support to Ohlone students and to the College. The Citizen of the Year Champagne Luncheon is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event.

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