2018 Press Releases

Saddleback College to Recognize 52 Nursing Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

Mission Viejo, CA – The Saddleback College Nursing Program will honor 52 graduating nursing students in a symbolic candle lighting and pinning ceremony to be held on Monday, December 3 at 7:00 pm in the McKinney Theatre. Each graduate will receive a time-honored pin, which serves as a symbol of a nurse’s service to others and their induction into the nursing profession.

In First for Community Colleges, Saddleback to Lead $9.9 Million National Science Foundation Effort to Expand Diversity in STEM Workforce

Thanks to a $9.9 million collaborative research award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Saddleback College will be a leader in the effort to educate and train a more diverse science and engineering workforce.  As the first community college in the nation to lead an NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) Alliance, the college will assist the scientific community in its effort to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and career pathways more widely inclusi

Promise Program Launches at Saddleback College - Two Years of Tuition Pledged for Eligible Students

Saddleback College celebrated the launch of its Promise Program on Monday, August 6th, 2018, at a kick-off meet and greet reception for the more than 260 students in the new program, which covers two years of registration fees and textbook costs for eligible first-time college students.

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education to Speak at Saddleback College Commencement Ceremony

Saddleback College has announced Martha Kanter as its 2018 commencement speaker.  Kanter, the former U.S. Under Secretary of Education in the Obama administration, now serves as Executive Director of the College Promise Campaign and Senior Fellow at the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy at New York University.  The campaign is dedicated to the mission of ensuring college opportunity by supporting the development and expansion of College Promise programs in more than 200 communities and 16 states in our nation.

Former Student Bequeaths $630,000 to the  Saddleback College Emeritus Institute

Mission Viejo, CA – The Saddleback College Emeritus Institute recently received notification of a generous $630,000 gift from the trust of former student, Dr. Robert C. Harman. 

Dr. Harman passed of natural causes at his Dana Point home on July 11, 2017 at the age of 80. He was a professor of anthropology at California State Long Beach for 36 years and taught in the anthropology department until his retirement in 2005.