Woodland Community College Hosts Founders’ Day Celebration – Daily Democrat

Woodland Community College will hold its 8th Founders Day celebration on Friday, April 8 in the college campus courtyard on East Gibson Road.

The event — which honors those who have helped grow Woodland Community College — begins at 4:30 p.m. Parking is free.

The event is organized by the Woodland Community College Fund, the WCC branch of the Yuba Community College District Foundation.

“We have been waiting for two years to bring back this celebration where we honor those who, through their vision and dedication, have made a real difference in the lives of students and the college,” said WCC President Art Chilli.

Five honorees this year include a former college president, an alumnus of the school, two adjunct professors and the college’s Foster and Kinship Care education program.

Past recipients included former trustees, faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and community supporters.

The winners this year will be:

The late Dr. Daniel Walker, who as President of Yuba College established the Woodland Center of Yuba College, which later became Woodland Community College.

Ana Villagrana, an alumnus of Woodland Community College, served for many years as executive secretary to the college presidents and played a pivotal role in the development of the Woodland Fund and Founders’ Day celebrations.

Also recognized are Lance Davis and Dennis Schiermeyer, who both worked as adjunct professors. Davis served as an adjunct professor of mathematics while Schiermeyer taught mathematics and chemistry.

The college’s foster and kinship education program, established by its current director Cherie Schroeder, is honored for its work in training and providing ongoing support to parents of children in foster care.

Proceeds from the April fundraiser will support scholarships, including the memorial scholarship established at the final Founders’ Day dinner in honor of Natalie Corona, WCC alumnus, Constable Davis.

The WCC Fund is increasingly present in the community. In October 2016, the Fund, then known as the WCC Foundation, raised funds and hosted the dedication of the Department of Agriculture’s new greenhouse, and then in October 2017, the Fund co-sponsored the dedication ceremony of this greenhouse, a state-of-the-art agricultural education center, while the Monsanto Fund provided a $20,000 grant to refurbish the existing greenhouse.

Proceeds from previous Founders Day dinners have supported several student programs, including the Dorothy Minges Student Emergency Fund; the printing of INK, the student literary magazine; and the annual Student Research Symposium.

The 2022 Founders Day celebration will feature heavy appetizers prepared by Cracchiolo’s of Woodland and ceviches and cupcakes created by Aromas Cafe, the student culinary program at WCC’s Lake County Center. During the reception, which begins at 4:30 p.m., there will be a silent auction. The presentation of the 2022 winners will follow.

To donate silent auction items, contact Carid Servin at (530) 661-5711 or [email protected]

Tickets are $35 per person. To purchase tickets or to sponsor the event, visit: https://wcc.yccd.edu/foundation/founders-day or send a check payable to “WCC Fund” to: Carid Servin, Secretary to the President, Woodland Community College Fund, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland, CA 95776.

For more information, call (530) 661-5711 or email [email protected]

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