Orange Coast Community college was recently bestowed the honor of $1 million dollar check donated to them by a former professor at the institution. The check was dedicated to the Foucault pendulum that will be held in the new planetarium that is currently under construction. The Foucault pendulum is a device that depicts earth’s rotation and it will be the first one located in Orange County.
The new planetarium will be open to school children and educators of all ages and backgrounds. Retired professor Mary McChesney, who taught English and Spanish at Orange Coast College for 33 years, made the donation in honor of her late partner Adelyn Bonin. Though she has retired, McChesney dedicates her life and time to improving Orange Coast through generous donations and scholarships.
Orange Coast College is a community college located in Costa Mesa at the heart of Orange County, California. The school was founded in 1947, it now provides continued, and higher education courses in fields such as the arts and sciences.
Orange Coast College is the third largest community college in Orange County with over 24,000 students in attendance. The campus is very social and it includes various student clubs, sports teams and student body meetings and organizations.
The college offers over 135 academic and career programs on its beautiful 164-acre campus. Orange Coast also hosts the largest nautical program that has received high accolades from across the country.
This community college has the highest rate for transferring students to highly acclaimed 4-year institutions. Orange Coast continues to make advancements in the educational sector and intends to create a superior experience for students who are seeking higher education degrees or a well-paying skill set.