Category: Education

Orange Coast College Receives Hefty Donation

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Mary McChesney, a retired professor, donated a hefty amount of money to Orange Coast College. Orange Coast Community College was not expecting the one million dollar donation, but was very thankful for the donation. It will be used to fund a Foucault pendulum. The gift is greatly appreciated and they are excited to complete the project set to be finished in Fall of 2018. It will be a one of a kind pendulum in Orange County and will be a great center for scientific studies. McChesney retired in 1983 as well as her late partner, Adelyn Bonin, who passed away in January. McChesney donated the gift in honor of her partner because they both had a passionate resource for teaching at OOC. Bonin taught German at OOC and McChesney taught English and Spanish for 33 years. McChesney thoroughly enjoyed teaching and making a different in lives. She also participates in many scholarships and community projects. The old planetarium that exists at the college was constructed in the 1950s. It was definitely time for a new advancement and she is so happy to be able to donate the funds to help. The old planetarium could only fit around 35 people. The new one will be built to accompany 129 people with an exhibit hall featuring a National Oceanic and Atmospheric display.

 

Orange Coast Community College is located on 164 acres of land close to the beach in Southern California. The college was built in Costa Mesa in 1947 and students began classes shortly after in 1948. It’s one of the nation’s largest and most successful community colleges with over 25,000 students that attend each term. They offer classes throughout the entire year with summer school a valid option for many. It is the number one two year degree college in California and almost half of the students are enrolled in one of the Career and Technical Education programs. OCC stands firm in their mission to provide affordable education with licensed trades and professors who are highly skilled. For many decades they have been committed to provided quality education with exceptional options to students all over the world. Learn more: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-planetarium-20170711-story.html

Betsy DeVos Pioneers Giving for Schools

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Betsy DeVos is a philanthropist first and everything else second. She has worked hard to make sure that she is able to donate to schools and causes that she cares about. This is one of the platforms that she has always stood on and something that has given her the chance to help people out even when they thought that they weren’t going to have the help that they needed. For Betsy DeVos, philanthropy is something that will always be at the top of her priorities. While she is giving to people and doing things that are charitable, her focus is always on kids and what she can do to help them. This is something that she wants to make sure that she is doing because she knows that children are the future of this country and without a proper education, they won’t be able to do anything that they need to do.

Not only does Betsy DeVos give on her own, she also uses her family’s charitable organization to help people out with the things that they need. The organization is dedicated to building community, saving justice and helping students get the opportunities that they need. The family works together on the foundation and they have done what they can to promote an atmosphere of community and to create a giving culture among the people who they work with. The family wants to make sure that they can do what they can to show people that they are going to be able to get more out of life.

Visit: http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/

One thing that the foundation has always believed in is not just giving freely. While they do recognize that being charitable can help people, they also want to show people that they will need to be able to do things for themselves. Instead of handing things to people, they teach them how to get them on their own and then hand them to them after they have helped them with a life skill. Betsy DeVos recognizes that this is an important part of the process and something that will allow them the chance to see that their lives can get better.

No matter what Betsy DeVos does or wants to be able to continue to do, she is always going to be a charitable person. Even as the secretary of education, she plans on continuing to work with the charity that she has been such a large part of. This is something that has allowed her to be so much different from other people and has also given her the chance at showing people that she is capable of doing more for others instead of just keeping her wealth to herself. Visit Betsy’s profile on twitter.com.