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Fullerton College is a public community college in Fullerton, California. The college is one of 112 in the California Community Colleges System and belongs to the North Orange County Community College District. Established in 1913, it is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California.
|Fullerton Junior College (1913-72)|
|Type||Public Community College|
|North Orange County Community College District|
|Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges |
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
|Budget||$87 million |
|President||Dr. Greg Schulz |
|Students||34,602 (2016-17) |
|Campus||Metropolitan, 83 acres (33.6 ha)|
|Colors||Blue and Gold |
|Orange Empire Conference |
California Community College Athletic Association
Southern California Football Association
|Mascot||Buzzy the Hornet |
In April 1913, the governing board of Fullerton Union High School approved a motion to establish a two-year postgraduate course of study at the high school. At this time, Fullerton was primarily an agricultural community, which specialized in the production of citrus produce. Delbert Brunton, who was the Fullerton High principal, established the new Fullerton Junior College to provide such postgraduate study.
Twenty-six freshman students enrolled in the first year, and the school had a curriculum of 10 courses. "In 1922 the college was reorganized as an independent junior college district. After holding classes on the Fullerton Union High School campus for its first 23 years, the college began moving to its own fourteen-acre campus next door in 1936."[better source needed]
In 2002, North Orange County voters passed a $239 million facilities bond measure, of which nearly $135 million was allotted to Fullerton College. It was used for renovation of current campus facilities and also to construct new facilities. On June 13, 2005, the new library inside of the LLRC was opened, and a formal dedication occurred on October 28, 2005. A bond measure that passed in 2014 will award the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) $574 million to fund construction and renovation projects for the next 25 years.[better source needed]
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The college is located in the city of Fullerton, California, in northern Orange County. The campus is within walking distance of the downtown section.
The Fullerton College library first opened in 1913, in a small section of the Fullerton High School Library. It moved into the high school gymnasium in 1929 and to a small space in the new science building in 1938. A specialized facility was constructed in 1957 and named the William T. Boyce Library in 1962 in honor of William T. Boyce, who served as dean and president from 1918-1951. A new library was constructed and opened on June 13, 2005, and formally dedicated on October 28, 2005.[better source needed]
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The Fullerton College Gallery Program is an educational institution that encourages interdisciplinary exploration of art ideas and experience. The mission of the Gallery Program is to create an environment where the largest possible share of its diverse constituencies can study and learn from a direct experience with works of art.
Artist in Residence ProgramEdit
The Fullerton College Art Department hosts a yearly artist in residence (AIR) program, which was started in 1972 with a visit from painter Wayne Thiebaud. August 2013 marked the 100th fall semester of the AIR program. It was celebrated with the first exhibit of the entire AIR art collection at the Fullerton College Art Gallery.
- 1972: Wayne Thiebaud
- 1973: Florence Arnold and Nathan Oliviera
- 1974: Dimitri Hadzi
- 1975: José Luis Cuevas
- 1976: Peter Alexander and Ruth Bernhard
- 1977: Jack Beal
- 1978: Carol Summers
- 1982: Ynez Johnston
- 1990: Michael Schlicting
- 1991: Jack Zajac
- 1992: Leslie Gabrielse and John Nava and Miriam Shapiro
- 1993: Jim Morphesis
- 1994: John Frame
- 1996: John Alexander
- 1998: Ruth Weisberg and Milford Zornes
- 2000: Roland Reiss
- 2001: Frank Romero
- 2002: Terry Allen
- 2003: Raúl Anguiano; (Alumni Program) Mitchell Confer and Jerome Ranft and Mike Sheehan and Marshall Vandruff
- 2005: Justin Sweet
- 2006: Alyssa Monks
- 2007: Todd Frahm
- 2008: Phil Cornelius
- 2009: Sandow Birk
- 2010: Hung Liu
- 2011: Gronk
- 2012: Marlo Bartels
- 2013: Mia Tavonatti
- 2014: Ben Jackel
- 2015: Thomas Campbell
- 2016: Lesley Dill
- 2017: Abel Alejandre
- 2018: Lisa Congdon
- 2019: Stephen Silver
Organization and administrationEdit
The students of Fullerton College have established a student body association named Associated Students of Fullerton College. The association is required by law to "encourage students to participate in the governance of the college".
Associated Students of Fullerton College is a voting member of a statewide community college student organization named Student Senate for California Community Colleges. The statewide Student Senate is authorized by law "to advocate before the Legislature and other state and local governmental entities".
Fullerton College is one of the state's highest ranked transfer institutions in terms of total numbers of students who transfer to University of California (UCs) and California State University (CSUs) campuses combined. Of the 109 California Community Colleges, it currently ranks 7th in terms of total numbers of students who transferred to either a UC or CSU, 1st in the state in terms of numbers of students who transfer to the CSU system and is in the top ten California community colleges in terms of overall transfers to the University of Southern California (USC).
The college athletics teams are nicknamed the Hornets.
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Actors and ArtistsEdit
- James Cameron — Academy Award Winning movie director and screenwriter, and an explorer of the seas. Attended Fullerton College from 1973–1974.
- William Conrad — Actor, producer and director whose career spanned five decades in radio (Gunsmoke), film (The Killers) and television (Cannon).
- Eden Espinosa — Actor, featured in "Wicked (musical)" and various other Broadway shows.
- Renee Griffin — Actor, known for her roles in The Stoned Age and Showdown in Little Tokyo.
- Jason Scott Lee — Actor, featured in films such as Back to the Future Part II, Born in East L.A., Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, The Jungle Book, Lilo & Stitch, and Dracula III.
- Matthew Lillard — Actor, best known for his roles as Stevo in SLC Punk, Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo film series, and as Stu Macher in Scream.
- Tamara Mello — Television and movie actress.
- Jerome Ranft — Sculptor
- Cress Williams — Actor, appeared in numerous TV shows including Beverly Hills, 90210, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, NYPD Blue, ER, Becker, Nash Bridges, Providence, The West Wing, Grey's Anatomy, and Veronica Mars.
- Alfie Agnew — musician in punk bands and mathematician.
- Frank Agnew — musician, guitarist.
- Rusty Anderson — musician, guitarist for many musicians including Paul McCartney.
- Tim Buckley — Folk and avant garde singer.
- Jack Cooper — musician, composer, arranger.
- Scheila Gonzalez — musician, saxophonist.
- Leo Fender — Founder of Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company
- Debelah Morgan — singer, songwriter
- Kye Palmer — musician, trumpet player
- Dan Radlauer — musician, composer, arranger
- Johnny Richards — musician, composer, arranger.
- Gwen Stefani — lead singer of band No Doubt and fashion designer
- Shane Valdez — musician, producer
- Pat Nixon — wife of former President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974
Writers and journalistsEdit
- L. K. Samuels — author, libertarian activist
- Justin Carter (born 1987) -- basketball player for Maccabi Kiryat Gat of the Israeli Premier League
- Bobby Cramer — MLB pitcher
- Steve DeBerg — NFL quarterback
- Jim Fassel — NFL and UFL coach, started as a quarterback at Fullerton and later returned to coach the Fullerton football team in 1973.
- Kevin McLain, former American football linebacker in the NFL, played for the Los Angeles Rams
- Monte Nitzkowski — swimmer and water polo player.
- Doug Nordquist — athlete, Olympic high jumper
- Brig Owens — NFL safety
- Sam Paulescu — NFL punter and place kicker
- Steve Trachsel — MLB pitcher
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