News Release
  September 20, 2005


Los Angeles Mission College celebrates the 30th anniversary of its founding with a Dinner by the Fountain on Saturday, October 1, 2005.

The outdoor event on the Quad at Mission College will feature a gourmet meal prepared by the college’s award-winning Culinary Arts Institute. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner.

All former employees at Mission College, and the public, are invited to attend.

“There won’t be a lot of speeches,” said Mission College President Adriana Barrera, who was recently appointed senior vice chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. “The emphasis will be on having fun in a relaxed, scenic atmosphere.”

Tickets are $30 per person. For ticket information, call (818) 364-7792.

Mission College was founded in 1975 as the ninth college in the Los Angeles Community College District, and the 100th community college in the state. For the first 16 years of its existence, it had no formal campus, operating out of storefronts throughout the San Fernando area.

That changed in 1991 when the college moved to its permanent campus in Sylmar, where it started out with just three buildings. The Learning Resource Center and Library (1997) and the Guadalupe S. Ramirez Collaborative Studies Building (2002) represent major additions to the college since.

Mission College’s unique architecture, park-like campus and mountain views rank it among the most scenic community colleges in the state. Currently enrolling about 7,000 students, Mission College has served more than 150,000 students seeking educational and career advancement.

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