Aliso Viejo Proclamation Presentation with Trustees Rydell and Inmon with Mayor of Aliso Viejo

South Orange County Community College District Celebrates Community College Awareness Month with Proclamation Presentations in Orange County Cities

MISSION VIEJO, CA – The South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) is pleased to announce its participation in Community College Awareness Month this April with special proclamation presentations from the cities of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Tustin, and the County Board of Supervisors.

On April 17, 2024, Trustees Terri Rydell and Carolyn Inmon were presented with a proclamation from the City of Aliso Viejo at the Aliso Viejo City Council Meeting. Mayor Mike Munzing acknowledged the district's contributions to education and its impact on the local community for Community College Awareness Month. Additionally, Trustee Marcia Milchiker attended the Laguna Woods City Council Meeting to accept a proclamation from the City of Laguna Woods. 

On April 23, 2024, the Orange County Board of Supervisors, at the request of Supervisor Katrina Foley will present a proclamation to President Jemal on behalf of SOCCCD at the 9am meeting and later in the evening the Mission Viejo City Council through Mayor Trish Kelley, will honor SOCCCD for Community College Awareness Month.

The cities of Tustin and Rancho Santa Margarita have sent proclamations of recognition to the district office. 

Community College Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the value of community colleges and the transformative opportunities they offer to students of all backgrounds. Throughout the month of April, SOCCCD will be engaging in activities and initiatives to showcase the achievements and successes of its students, faculty, and staff. SOCCCD has a major impact in Orange County such as our $7.1 billion overall impact to the local economy, our programs to innovate Orange County’s workforce and our commitment to address housing, food insecurity and greater equity and access for students throughout the district. 

"We are honored to receive proclamations from the County of Orange Board of Supervisors, the cities of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Mission Viejo, as well as Tustin and Rancho Santa Margarita in recognition of Community College Awareness Month," said Chancellor Julianna M. Asperin Barnes.

President of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees, Timothy Jemal said, "Community colleges are vital institutions that empower individuals and strengthen communities through education. This celebration underscores our steadfast commitment to serving our students and promoting educational excellence."

SOCCCD invites the community to join in celebrating Community College Awareness Month and learn more about the district's programs, resources, and impact on the local region.


About the South Orange County Community College District: SOCCCD serves nearly 50,000 students per year through our two colleges, Saddleback College, and Irvine Valley College. The district serves nearly one million residents and employs more than 2,500 faculty and staff.