A crowd of over 200 people gathered last Friday, October 14, to celebrate Dr. Cheryl Marshall as the eighth Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District. The evening included friends both past and present—colleagues from Crafton Hills College, where Dr. Marshall previously served as president, as well as staff, faculty and students from throughout the District. Assemblywoman Young Kim and higher education colleagues from Cal State Fullerton, Barstow Community College, Chapman University, Coast Community College District, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Compton Community College District, LA City College, and El Camino College were also in attendance and helped to kick-off a fun-filled night.
David Soto from the School of Continuing Education’s ESL Program served as the master of ceremonies and kept the crowd laughing. Board President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath gave a heartwarming welcome to Dr. Marshall, while Crafton Hills College alumnus Patrick Dorsey shared how she served as a wonderful mentor to him during his time as Associated Students President. Cypress College Communication Studies Professor Dr. Pat Ganer gave a hilarious history of NOCCCD, and Barstow Community College President Dr. Debbie DiThomas spoke of Dr. Marshall’s incredible talents and leadership. Guests were then treated to a welcome video produced by Cypress College Media Arts Design Professor Ian Holmes and his students, a surprise dance number by Cypress College students and Dr. Marshall, and a beautiful rendition of “Unclouded Day” by the Fullerton College Chamber Singers. A photo booth and Fullerton College’s Jazz Faculty kept everyone entertained during the hors d’oeuvre reception.
A special thank you to the entire planning committee, and all of the additional faculty, staff and students who volunteered their time the day of the Investiture to ensure that the event was a success!
Thank you to our sponsors, who made the Investiture Ceremony possible:
Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs
Atkinson, Andelson, Loy, Ruud, & Romo
Cambridge West Partnership, LLC
Declues, Burkett, & Thompson, APC
Facilities Planning & Program Services
Hazelrigg Claims Management Services
KNN Public Finance, LLC
Vavrinek, Trine, Day, & Co, LLP