Sierra College Patrons Celebrated the End of Another Successful Year

Rocklin, CA (MPG)  |  Source: Sierra College
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Left to Right: Betty Wall, Marietta Gonzales, JoAnn Cookman, Barbara Vineyard, Barbara Mortkowitz, Sharon Donaldson. (Not pictured, Julie Stringham) -- Photo courtesy of Sierra College Patrons.

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The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, celebrated the year just past and installed the officers who will guide the group during the 2017 - 2018 academic year at a potluck lunch at the home of out going president, Barbara Vineyard.

The 2016 - 2017 Academic year was filled with milestones and successes. Looking forward to another outstanding year of service, the Patrons new slate of officers were installed at the June meeting. Officiating over the installation was Sierra College Board of Trustees member Bob Romness. Mr. Romness, a resident of Lincoln, CA also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Placer County Foundation and is a local minister. Officers for the 2017 - 2018 academic year are as follows: President - JoAnn Cookman; Vice Presidents - Julie Stringham and Barbara Mortkowitz; Treasurer - Sharon Donaldson; Recording Secretary - Marietta Gonzales; Corresponding Secretary - Betty Wall. Barbara Vineyard will stay on and serve as Parliamentarian.

About the Sierra College Patrons
Formed in 1984, the Patrons provide financial support to the Arts and Humanities departments at Sierra College providing more than $5000 in grants each year. Grants are designed to directly affect students as much as possible. In addition, two $500 scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students in the arts including Music, Art and Drama. Seven small awards of $100 each recognize outstanding students competing in the annual student art show. Further grants may be awarded during the year to enhance the services offered by academic departments. Patrons also support the Sierra College Veteran's Program with an annual contribution. Since its inception, the Patrons have donated more than $350,000 to Sierra College, affecting and improving all aspects of campus life.

Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5100 Sierra College Boulevard, Rocklin, California 95677. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at machines located in each parking lot.

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About Sierra College
Sierra College District is rising to meet the needs of our community. Sierra College serves 3200 square miles of Northern CA with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four year universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. More information at