By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– More than 400 students will get into a class they need because the community provided resources for Victor Valley College to add sections this Fall.
The Victor Valley College Foundation, Valley-Hi Auto Group and Victor Valley College Associated Student Body joined forces to raise the funds needed to open these classes and help students advance toward their educational goals when state funds were not sufficient to meet local demand.
“Students at Victor Valley College are our neighbors,” said Eddie Chavez, General Manager of Valley Hi Kia, one of five Valley-Hi dealers who co-sponsored the Campaign for Classes. “We want them to be successful and felt like we had the resources to do something to help them.”
The Campaign for Classes raised $100,000 to open up 20 additional classes. Fourteen courses have been identified by college administration based on existing enrollment trends and wait lists. These courses will be opened for the Fall term this week allowing hundreds students previously stuck on wait lists to secure a spot.
Courses added for Fall will include:
Remaining Campaign for Classes funds will be used to add classes in the Spring.
“The Victor Valley College Foundation consistently provides solutions that help us serve our students better,” said Peter Allan, Acting Superintendent President of Victor Valley College. “The Campaign for Classes inspired students to hold on to their dreams. The severity of the class shortage we faced has been discouraging for our students; this effort offered them great hope.”
In addition to Valley-Hi Honda, Kia, Nissan, Scion and Toyota, classes were sponsored by Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, Mitsubishi Cement, Southern California Edison, and Southwest Gas. Thousands of volunteers and donors came forward to participate in the effort on behalf of thousands of students who were stalled by wait lists last spring.
“When we heard that wait lists at Victor Valley College had more than 7,000 students on them, we jumped at the chance to help,” said Chris Justice, General Manager of Valley Hi Honda. “Valley-Hi really cares about students and appreciates working with the Victor Valley College Foundation to help them.”
The Victor Valley College Foundation is an independent charitable partner of Victor Valley College making friends and raising additional resources to help serve the community. For more information about the Victor Valley College Foundation at its latest efforts to make a difference, visit www.vvcfoundation.com or find them on Facebook.