Ohlone College Key Facts December 9, 2016

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Smiling Ohlone College students near the Student Services Center building. One of California's Top 10 Community Colleges. Spring Semester begins January 23.

Ohlone College Night of Science & More

The Ohlone College Night of Science & More is a free annual event which engages young minds in discovering the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering, and math. Ohlone College recognizes that STEM education offers a pathway for students into well-paying jobs to meet industry demands. The Night of Science plants the seeds early for the workforce of tomorrow.

This year's event drew nearly 4,000 attendees. Participants of all ages enjoyed more than 30 different STEM-related interactive activities and programs, as well as 70 handcrafted science exhibits built by Ohlone College students and alumni. The event spanned two floors and utilized 135,000 square feet of the Ohlone College Newark Center.

Teachers and children play at a workstation.Two people work with a robot in the robotics display.

Ohlone In The News

Ohlone College President Gari Browning (center) and Board of Trustees cut the ribbon.Eco Friendly Soccer Field Opens

Goal! The ball is in play at Ohlone College where the new professional standard, eco-friendly soccer field is now open. After almost five years of waiting, the men and women of the Ohlone College Soccer Program have stormed the turf and have already played a handful of home games. The field is made of synthetic turf which does not require water, needs no fertilizer or pesticides, and is almost maintenance free.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the soccer field was held November 9, 2016 in the presence of the Board of Trustees, Ohlone staff and both soccer teams, including current and past coaches, and dozens of enthusiastic members of the community. Also present was Andy Galvan, son of the late Phil Galvan and member of the Ohlone people. Galvan led attendees in a ceremonial blessing of the new soccer field in recognition of his ancestors who once lived and played in this area.

2016 Men's and Women's Soccer players and coaches, and alumni.

50 Years of Enriching the Tri-Cities Community Through Education

Ohlone College will celebrate its 50th Anniversary throughout 2017. In 1967 Ohlone offered its first year of classes has been in the business of transforming lives, whether it be students, faculty or staff.

A gallery display is scheduled for March, and the 50th annual graduation will take place in May. In the weeks leading up to the graduation, events will celebrate past Valedictorians, ASOC presidents and officers, Alumni of the Year Recipients, and former employees and retirees. September 25 will mark the 50th anniversary of the start of classes, and an evening gala is planned for September 30 to culminate the year.

Visit ohlone50.org for highlights of Ohlone College's history and information about 50th Anniversary events.

We are excited to reconnect, reengage, and recognize current and former students and employees, as well as our many community supporters.

Planned Giving at Ohlone College

$50,000 Donation to Support Student Success

Margaret E. Brooks, a former teacher for the Fremont Unified School District, recently passed away, leaving $50,000 to the Ohlone College Foundation in her estate. Ohlone College would like to express its deepest gratitude to Ms. Brooks, as her legacy will live on, continuing to support student success through scholarships for underprivileged students.

Did you know?

  • Attending or graduating from a community college doubles an individual's chance of finding a job compared to those who failed to complete high school.

  • A California community college degreeor certificate nearly doubles earnings within three years.

  • Ohlone College has the second highest transfer rate of all college districts in the Bay Area.

  • Ohlone College has the highest rate of success among its 17 statewide peers of community colleges for students remaining consecutively enrolled for their first three terms.

  • Transfers from the California Community Colleges to the UC system currently account for 48% of UC's bachelor's degrees in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM).

  • Three out of ten Californians ages 18-24 are enrolled in a community college.

  • Over 67% community college students are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and roughly 53% are female.

  • Ohlone College offers 190 degrees and certificates, including 23 associate degrees for transfer (ADT), 52 associate degrees (AA or AS), 27 Certificates of Achievement, and 88 Certificates of Accomplishment.

  • The average lifetime earnings of a graduate with an associate's degree is $1.6 million - $400,000 more than for a high school graduate.

December 9, 2016

Gari Browning, Ph.D.


Ohlone Community College District


Ohlone College

43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 / 510.659.6000

Ohlone College Newark Center

39399 Cherry St., Newark, CA 94560 / 510.742.2300

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