Foundation Inducts 16 New And Reelected Board Members

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)–  – With a spectacular view of the Victor Valley behind them and a bright vision for the future in front of them, 16 prominent leaders of the college and community stepped forward to accept positions on the Victor Valley College Foundation Board of Directors.  They were installedby Victor Valley College Alumni and San Bernardino County Superior Court Commissioner David Proulx who led the official oath of office in one of the high desert’s most beautiful new homes.

New directors joining the Foundation and pledging to help Victor Valley College to better serve the community are:

Bruce Ebmeyer, Ebmeyer Charter

GH Javaheripour, Victor Valley College Administration

Scott Nassif, Napa Auto Parts

Dr. Margaret Peterson, Desert Valley Hospital

Kelli Pribble, Victor Valley College ASB

Frank Robinson, Town of Apple Valley

Eric Schmidt, Exquadrum

Eddie Stacy, Exit Realty Blaine Associates

Dr. Paul Stanton, Summit Orthopedics

Caroll Yule, Shear Realty

Additionally, the following directors were reelected to continue their service.

Magdelen Chavez, Victor Valley College Classified

Val Christensen, Johnnie D’s Restaurant

Craig Garrick, Aviation Assurance Inc.

Scott Jones, Victor Valley College Faculty

Deedee Orta, Victor Valley College

Bill Scott, Scott Turbon Mixer

Val Christensen will continue in his role as President of the Victor Valley College Foundation along with the following officers for the 2012-2013 year who were also installed:

Val Christensen (Johnnie D’s) President

Don Brown (Lee & Associates) Vice President

Dawn Serbus (Citizens Business Bank) Vice President

Chuck Utgard, (Financial Planner) Vice President

Caroll Yule (Shear Realty) Vice President

Ken Walsh, Vice President

Donna Wells (Miers & Miers CPA) Treasurer

Bruce Fay (Valley Hi Toyota) Past President

Ginger Ontiveros, Board Secretary / Executive Director

Christopher O’Hearn, Superintendent / President

The installation was hosted on June 28 in the Apple Valley home of Larry Cusack and Vicki Langley and catered by Wild Willies Smokehouse.    More than 70 people shared in the event which marks the beginning of a new year for the Victor Valley College Foundation. The Foundation Board of Directors, which includes 33 members, has two remaining vacancies which may be filled this summer.

The Victor Valley College Foundation gives opportunities to people with dreams by providing scholarships to hard-working students, making grants to innovative college faculty, purchasing training equipment for college programs and promoting life-changing educational experiences.   The Foundation’s mission is simply to make friends and raise funds to help Victor Valley College serve our community.    For information about joining the Foundation or contributing to its cause, please contact Ginger Ontiveros, Executive Director, at 760.245.4271 ext. 2522 or by email:

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