OCC Receives Astronomical Donation

Orange Coast College was first founded in 1947 as a two-year school awarding arts and sciences degrees to students who could move on to a four-year university.The 25,000 lucky students who attended OCC in 2016 were located by the beautiful beaches of California.

This two-year college has many famous graduates who have gone on to be successful actors and athletes. It’s unique location, amidst the social buzz of California, and the serene calm of the ocean makes it a perfect start for any student.

The two-year college offers many of the same experiences that four-year universities do. This includes a nationally renowned rowing team, a newly constructed technology and library center This cozy yet progressive college will suit the needs of many of today’s 21st-century students.

Glassdoor that reveals Orange County College is also filled with a lot of heart. A retired professor from OCC recently donated 1 million dollars to her beloved college. Mary McChesney’s donation will go towards OCC’s Planetarium to fund a Foucault pendulum.

This pendulum will be the only Foucault pendulum in Orange County. This generous donation will help to bring more science and enlightenment to the college and surrounding area.

McChesney’s donation is in honor of her late partner. McChesney’s love and dedication to education compelled her to make the 1 million dollar donation. The 91-year-old philanthropist taught English at OCC for 33 years before welcoming retirement.

The impressive new planetarium will seat 94 more people than the old planetarium and include an exhibit hall and NOAA display globe. This impressive addition will serve students from public schools as a fascinating destination.

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