2017 Press Releases

Saddleback College Veteran Students Receive Grant and Needed School Supplies from Bank of America

To help student veterans meet basic needs as they pursue their academic goals, Saddleback College is working with local Bank of America employees in Orange County to provide  career mentoring and other forms of assistance including school supplies and food. Bank of America is also partnering with Saddleback College to deliver tailored financial education to veteran students.

Saddleback College and Swift Engineering Team Up to Design, Build and Donate Prosthetic Robotic Hands

Saddleback College students are gaining real world experience in developing tools and devices through a collaboration with Swift Engineering that benefits e-NABLE, a group of volunteers from across the globe that use 3D printers to create free prosthetics.

Advanced manufacturing students started creating the upper limb assistive devices about a month ago after Meg Hewins, director of Human Resources at Swift, contacted Israel Dominguez, director of Economic Workforce and Development at Saddleback, about working together to support this worthy cause.

Saddleback College Summer of Theatre makes O.C. Hot List

The Orange County Hot List recently ranked the Summer of Theatre at Saddleback College the sixth best festival in Orange County, beating out such events as the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival, and others. 

“We are excited to learn that the wider Orange County population is not only aware of what we are doing, but took the time to vote for our incredible event,” said David Anderson, director of audience development for the division of Fine Arts & Media Technology.

Cosmetology Program Ranked in Top 50

Saddleback College’s Cosmetology and Cosmetician / Esthetician Program has been named one of the top 50 programs.

TheBestColleges.org placed Saddleback at No. 14 of colleges and universities across the U.S.  

Dr. Tod A. Burnett stated, “It’s an honor to be recognized for supporting students pursuing a career in cosmetology. Our students gain valuable experience with the guidance of our outstanding professional instructors.”

Saddleback College to Recognize 56 Nursing Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

The Saddleback College Nursing Program will honor 56 graduating nursing students in a symbolic candle lighting and pinning ceremony to be held on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm in the McKinney Theatre. Each graduate will receive a time-honored pin, a symbol of a nurse’s service to others, and their induction into the nursing profession. 

Saddleback College Receives $2 Million State Innovation Award to Assist Veterans in Degree Completion

Mission Viejo, CA – The California Department of Finance awarded Saddleback College $2 million under the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education program for the college’s Pathway to Completion – Veteran Articulation Track (V-CAT) initiative. The state awards recognize innovations in California’s colleges that help reduce the time it takes students to complete degrees and credentials and/or make college more affordable.

Saddleback College Foundation 17th Annual Gala Honors  Dr. Tod A. Burnett and Raises Record-Breaking Dollars

It was a record-breaking night for the Saddleback College Foundation, as they raised nearly $300,000 at the 17th annual gala held this past Saturday, April 1st at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. Over 450 guests helped the foundation raise record-breaking dollars through sponsorships, ticket sales, silent auction, live auction, and “raise the paddle” scholarship appeal.

Saddleback College Hosts Successful First Amendment Series

Over the course of the last month, hundreds of students, staff, and faculty turned out to participate in the #UseYourVoice: Understanding the First Amendment in the 21st Century series aimed at helping the community better understand the complexities of the First Amendment.
Hosted by the Associated Student Government, Pre-Law Society, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, and Saddleback College president Tod A. Burnett, the series featured the following four workshops: