February 11, 2014
The Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation 6th annual Gala was a sold-out event that featured MSJC health programs and honored five individuals whose ongoing support and work make a difference at MSJC and in the lives of its students.
The Feb. 8, 2014 event at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula attracted 350 guests. This year’s theme was “MSJC: The Heart & Soul of Our Communities” and featured students and staff from the college’s health programs, including nursing, fire technology, emergency medical technician and more.
The Foundation awarded the following with the annual Alumni & Friends Association Awards:
Outstanding Community Member of the Year: Andrew and Gloria Masiel
Outstanding Staff Member of the Year: Pat James
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year: Dr. Christina Yamanaka
Southern California Edison awarded medals of recognition to MSJC students J Andrew Macke and Maureen Wanjiru Njuguna, who previously received a STEM scholarship from SCE.
Guests bid on silent auction items, dined on a fine meal and danced to the band Kicks. Each guest also had a chance to compete for a chance to present a student with a scholarship in his or her name. This year’s winner of the competition was Myrna Rohr, president of the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater Board of Directors.
The Gala is the MSJC Foundation’s signature event to raise funds for student scholarships, mini-grants for faculty and classified staff and other philanthropic endeavors. The Foundation has many opportunities for donors to provide support.
The MSJC Foundation wishes to thank the Gala sponsors:
Southern California Edison
Pechanga Tribe of Luiseño Indians
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo
County of Riverside District 5 Supervisor Marion Ashley
Francis Domenigoni Trust
Hemet Valley Medical Center
RBC Capital Markets
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians