In the News

October 2017

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October 6, 2017, Ventura Chamber of Commerce

"Ventura College Foundation Launches Veterans Promise Program"



September 2017

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September 28, 2017, Forbes

"Meet The Town That Inspired Free Community College In California"



August 2017

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August 4, 2017, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

"It All Starts with a Promise"



June 2017

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June 23, 2017, Ventura County Star

"Norbert Tan leaves Ventura College Foundation for Antioch University job"



December 2016

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December 30, 2016, Ventura County Star

"Elena Brokaw Joins College Foundation Board"



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December 9, 2016, Ventura County Star

"Build a Culture of Philanthropy"



November 2016

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November 11, 2016, Ventura County Star

"What would free tuition mean for students, taxpayers?"



October 2016

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October 1, 2016, Ventura County Star

  "Greg Gillespie: College rankings miss what matters most"



September 2016

Greg Gillespie


September 26, 2016, KCLU

   "New South Coast College Program Comes with Virtual Job Guarantee For Graduates"



June 2016

Greg Gillespie


June 4, 2016, Ventura County Star

"Greg Gillespie, Norbert Tan: Community colleges offer smart way to save money”


April 2016

Perry Martin and Mike Montoya: Scholarship helps veterans find their way


April 30, 2016, Ventura County Star

"Perry Martin and Mike Montoya: Scholarship helps veterans find their way"


March 2016

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March 12, 2016, Ventura County Star

"Sandra Melton: Camarillo woman doesn’t take nursing for granted"


February 2016

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February 25, 2016, The Acorn

"Cost of college doesn’t have to be exorbitant"


January 2016

Ventura man who co-founded Elderhostel remembered as innovator


January 14, 2016, Ventura County Star

"Ventura man who co-founded Elderhostel remembered as innovator"


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January 9, 2016, Ventura County Star

"Beth Shephard: From Ventura College to a University of California degree"


December 2015

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December 19, 2015, Ventura County Star

"Norbert Tan: Finding Philanthropy"




September 2015

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September 12, 2015, Ventura County Star

"Matt LaVere: Ventura College, Gibbs Truck Centers motor ahead with diesel partnership"




July 2015

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July 4, 2015, Ventura County Star

"John Woolley: Ventura College Foundation dared to dream"



May 2015

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May16, 2015, Ventura County Star

"Norbert Tan: Tenacity and goals are re-entry students' hallmarks"



April 2015

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April 15, 2015, Ventura County Star

"Nursing Students, 27 others receiving Phoenix Scholarships"



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April 9, 2015, Ventura County Star

"Erin Prewitt: Volunteering yields big personal gains."



February 2015

Ventura College: a beacon of learning


February 19, 2015, VC Reporter

"Ventura College: A beacon of learning"




January 2015

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January 19, 2015, Ventura County Star

"Community college officials, students welcome prospect of free tuition"




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January 14, 2015, New York Times

"I owe it all to community college." Tom Hanks on his two years at Chabot College




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January 1, 2015, Ventana Monthly

Ventura College Foundation State of the College Address




October 2014

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October 25, 2014,  Our Ventura
Norbert Tan speaks with George Alger on Ventura College Foundation programs.
Watch video here.


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October 10, 2014, Ventura County Star

Ventura College adding services after years of cuts, president says




September 2014

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September 11 ,2014, Ventura County Star

New Training Needed for Jobs of future, experts tell Ventura College audience




August 2014

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August 28, 2014, Ventura County Star

Robin Douglas: Preschool fun pays off for our future workforce



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August 23, 2014, Ventura County Star

Sandra Melton: Just what the doctor ordered




July 2014

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July 31, 2014, Tri County Sentry 

"New Ventura College VP has High Hopes"



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July 31, 2014, Tri County Sentry

"Expensive Textbooks Available for Lending"




June 2014

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June 23, 2014, Amigos 805 and Ventura County Star

"Grant Funding Helps More Women in Crisis Stay in School"



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June 11, 2014, Ventura Breeze

"27th Annual Scholarship Awards Gala" Ventura Breeze



May 2014

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May 23, 2014, Camarillo Acorn

Camarillo Residents at VC Receive Scholarships



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May 23, 2014, Santa Paula Times

Ventura College Students Receive Scholarships at Awards Gala




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May 16, 2014, Amigos 805

"Nearly 200 Ventura College Students Receive Scholarships at Awards Gala"




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May 1, 2014, Ventura County Star

"Scholarships Aid 32 Ventura College Students Returning to School"



April 2014

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April 14, 2014, Maria Sanchez Show

Interview with Norbert Tan and Phoenix Scholarship Recipient, Scott Kosche

"Helping Others Achieve Their Goals"



March 2014

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March 18, 2014, Ventura County Star

"Norbert Tan: Easing financial stress helps students reach goals"




September 2013



September 14, 2013, 24-7 Press Release

"Longtime residents leave lasting legacy for Ventura College Nursing students"





August 2013

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August 14, 2013, Ventura County Star

"Textbook loan program at Ventura College draws a crowd",



August 14, 2013, KVTA

"KVTA Audio Coverage of the Textbook Lending Library"


January 2013

January 13, 2013, Ventura County Star 

"Foundation of Openness,"

January 13, 2013, Ventura County Star

"Foundation of Openness," article continued



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