Fullerton College

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Fullerton College
Fullcoll seal.png
Type Community College
Established 1913
President Greg Schulz, Ed.D [1]
Students 25,000[2]
Campus 83 acres (33.6 ha)
Nickname Hornets
Website fullcoll.edu

Fullerton College, located in Fullerton, California, is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. It was established in 1913.[3][4][5] Current enrollment is nearly 25,000.[2]

History[edit]

Front of the Fullerton Junior College campus, April, 1963
Interior view of Fullerton JC campus, April, 1963
Additional view of Fullerton JC campus, April, 1963
Fullerton JC Campus, modern art sculpture of the Hornet logo, April, 1963

In April 1913, the governing board of Fullerton Union High School approved a motion to establish a two-year postgraduate course of study, at the high school. At this time, Fullerton was primarily an agricultural community, which specialized in the production of citrus produce. That enabled Delbert Brunton, who was the Fullerton High principal, to begin the new Fullerton Junior College, as the means of providing that postgraduate study. Twenty-six freshman students enrolled in that first year, with a curriculum of 10 courses. "In 1922 the college was reorganized as an independent junior college district. After holding classes on the Fullerton Union High School campus for its first 23 years, the college began moving to its own fourteen acre campus next door in 1936.[6]

In 2002, North Orange County voters passed a $239 million facilities bond measure, of which nearly $135 million was allotted to Fullerton College, and was used for renovation of current campus facilities and also to construct new facilities. On June 13, 2005, the new library inside of the LLRC was opened, and a formal dedication occurred on October 28, 2005.The college is now preparing to utilize a new bond measure that passed in 2014 and will award NOCCCD $574 million to fund construction and renovation projects for the next 25 years.[7]

Campus[edit]

The college is located in Fullerton, California, in northern Orange County.

Library[edit]

The library first opened in 1913, in a small section of the Fullerton High School Library. It moved into the high school gymnasium in 1929 and to a small space in the new science building in 1938. A better facility was constructed in 1957 and named the William T. Boyce Library in 1962 in honor of William T. Boyce, who served as dean and president from 1918 until his retirement in 1951.[8] A new library was constructed and opened on June 13, 2005, and formally dedicated on October 28, 2005.[9]

Art Gallery[edit]

The Fullerton College Gallery Program is an educational institution that encourages interdisciplinary exploration of art ideas and experience. The mission of the Gallery Program is to create an environment where the largest possible share of its diverse constituencies can study and learn from a direct experience with works of art. To this end, the Gallery Program shall acquire, preserve, study, exhibit and interpret works of art of the highest quality.

Artist in Residence Program[edit]

The Fullerton College Art Department hosts a yearly artist in residence program.

Organization and administration[edit]

The college is part of the California Community Colleges System. The college president is Dr. Greg Schulz.

Academic profile[edit]

Current enrollment is nearly 25,000.[2]

Fullerton College has a faculty "tenure system which is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors." Accordingly, the school tends to pay higher salaries than many other comparable colleges. There are 130 males and 129 females with full tenure. Not yet tenured, but on the track, are 22 males, and 19 females. Six males and eight females are not tenured or seeking tenure. Salaries for tenured faculty range from $82,929 to $105,547 (figures are for the 2007 academic year).[10]

Fullerton College is one of the state's highest ranked transfer institutions in terms of total numbers of students who transfer to Universities of California (UCs) and California State Universities (CSUs) combined. Of the 109 California Community Colleges, it currently ranks 7th in terms of total numbers of students who transferred to either a UC or CSU, 1st in the state in terms of numbers of students who transfer to the CSU system and is in the top ten California community colleges in terms of overall transfers to the University of Southern California (USC).

Sport[edit]

College athletics teams are nicknamed the Hornets.

Notable people[edit]

James Cameron, Academy Award Winning movie director and screenwriter.
Pat Nixon, 37th First Lady of the United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c [2]
  3. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070505203437/http://publicinfo.fullcoll.edu/about/history.htm
  4. ^ http://www.californiacolleges.com/college/fullerton-college.html
  5. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1999/sep/23/local/me-13397
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ http://www.fullcoll.edu/bondprojects/
  8. ^ "The History of the Library on its 75th Anniversary". College Information Resource Center. December 18, 2007. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ "About – Fullerton College Library". Fullerton College. 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ [5]
  12. ^ Kahana, Yoram, "The Wolfe Man in His Lair." The Australian Women's Weekly, January 29, 1982, pp. 95–96. Retrieved from the National Library of Australia, May 27, 2013
  13. ^ "Bobby Cramer Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Kevin Mclain". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  15. ^ Tamara Mello at The Internet Movie Database
  16. ^ "Monte Nitzkowski Inducted Into UCLA Athletics Hall Of Fame". UCLA Water Polo. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  17. ^ First Lady Biography: Pat Nixon, National First Ladies' Library
  18. ^ Cress Williams at The Internet Movie Database

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°52′28″N 117°55′07″W / 33.874417°N 117.918548°W / 33.874417; -117.918548