Foundation in the News!

October 15, 2012           


      Monsters will be on the prowl in Fullerton College’s Sculptural Garden when the fifth annual Oktober MonsterFest offers family friendly fun from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Presented by the Fullerton College Foundation, the afternoon will feature photo opportunities with Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein and other creepy creatures, as well as Hornet Cheerleaders and the Anaheim Bolts Soccer Team’s Dance Team members.

      Music by Lazy Bonz rock band, two performance stages, pumpkin decorating, professional face-painting, children’s games hosted by campus clubs, and a Costume Parade at 3:30 p.m. will provide entertainment for all ages. Admission is free; tasty Oktoberfest food and beverages, including a beer garden served by Bootleggers Brewery, will be available for purchase.

      Winners of the $500 Visa Cards, with 2012 Raffle tickets available at $5 each, will be announced at 5 p.m., along with additional raffle prizes. Winners need not be present. The fundraising project benefits the foundation’s scholarship program for Fullerton College students.

      The college’s Sculptural Garden is on the southeast corner of Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue. Free parking is available in a parking structure across the street and on lots east of the Oktober MonsterFest site. For more information and to see the stage lineups, visit or call the foundation at 714-525-5651.

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October 2nd, 2012


On Sept. 29, the Fullerton College Foundation and Fullerton College celebrated the fifty-third anniversary of the Foundation with the dedication of two new Donor Recognition Walls located in the foyer of the college’s Library and Learning Center along with a tribute to former college president Dr. H. Lynn Sheller. The Foundation was honored to have Paula Sheller Adams and her husband Parks in attendance at the event.  Paula Sheller Adams is the daughter of Dr. H Lynn Sheller, President of Fullerton College from 1950 until his retirement in 1969.   Dr. Sheller was also the founder of the Fullerton College Foundation in 1959. 

For fifty-three years, the Fullerton College Foundation has been serving the needs of Fullerton College Students. During this time, approximately 11,000 Fullerton College students were awarded more than $3 million in scholarships, loans and emergency grants.  This past May, 375 students received Foundation scholarships. The two recognition walls are dedicated to the donors who have made it possible for these students to succeed in their educational goals.  Chuck Allen, Executive Director of the Foundation said that “without the generous support of our local community donors we wouldn’t be able to do the work that we do in helping students stay in school and achieve their educational goals.”  Dr. Rajen Vurdien, President of Fullerton College said that “partnerships between the Fullerton College Foundation and its donors ensure that we continue to offer our students a first-rate and well-rounded educational experience.”  Fullerton College is one of the oldest California Community Colleges and the top three of transfer institutions in the state.  It is also one of the largest providers of workplace training in Orange County.