President's Circle

The AVC President's Circle was created to bring community and college leadership together in a united effort to ensure that Antelope Valley College excels at anticipating community needs and is equipped to meet them. Members of the President's Circle are an esteemed society of forward-thinking people who believe in investing in the future of our community through education, and are provided exclusive access to campus communications and special events.

Members contribute $1,000 annually to the AVC Fund, furthering the resource development efforts of the Foundation, facilitating the AVC scholarship program and advancing education in our community. Gifts to the AVC Fund are most needed by the college, as a general source from which funding can be awarded where and when it is most needed on campus

President's Circle Donors

AVC Foundation Campus Grants

Awarded to AVC faculty and staff to entirely from funds raised through the AVC Fund

Semester AVC Foundation
Award
AVC Project or Program AVC Division/
Department
Spring 2014 $733 Ethnic ancestry research "how to" books for students use in discovering their heritage and history IRES - Library
Spring 2014 $419 Dell Venue Pro Tablet for classroom instruction BCE&D
Spring 2014 $900 ACRV technical education books and training DVDs for student research and classroom projects Technical Education
Spring 2014 $1,219 Attendance at College Band Directors National Association West/Northwest Division Conference Reno, NV VAPA
Spring 2014 $600 Student awards for bi-annual AVC Intramural Speech Tournament Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2014 $654 4 LCD TV sets in the Learning Center for student instructional use IRES - Learning Center
Spring 2014 $1,200 Support for the 2014 AVC Honors Convocation celebrating graduating Honors Students Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2014 $450 Anthropology Club student attendance at the Society for California Archaeology Conference Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2014 $1,016 Skeletal/osteological reproductions for Anthropology classroom/lab instruction Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2014 $325 New lab trays for Anthropology classroom/lab instruction Social and Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2013 $3,000 Support for the Emergency Book Loan Program to provide course materials to students who are impacted by the new Financial Aid guidelines  VP Student Services Office
Fall 2013 $500 Honorarium for speaker Ken Merckx, special choreographer for fall theatre production of "The Diviners" VAPA
Fall 2013 $610 Student attendance at live professional theatrical performances, to increase understanding and appreciation of literature Language Arts
Fall 2013 $900 Musician mentors to assist in instruction for AVC Orchestra, Master Chorale and Concert Choir students weekly VAPA
Fall 2013 $600 Student awards for bi-annual AVC Intramural Speech Tournament Language Arts
Fall 2013 $190 Writing Center student tutor attendance at the Southern CA Writing Centers Association Tutor Conference  IRES - Learning Center
Fall 2013 $500 Headphones and web cameras for Job Placement Center student computers, for use in job searching, online interviews and video conferencing in search of employment SD&SP&S - Job Placement
Fall 2013 $1,200 Field equipment to assist students in archaeological survey, mapping and site documentation skills Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2013 $1,200 Purchase of two treadmills for Adaptive Physical Education classes, for disabled student use Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance
Spring 2013 $1,981 Purchase of DVD/NCR combo, LCD TV, Universal TV Cart and Laptop for visual learning, in aquatics and dance classes Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance
Spring 2013 $3,000 Support for Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society 2013 State Conference, hosted by AVC Math, Science and Engineering & SBSci
Spring 2013 $85 Purchase of recorded informational sessions for staff training at the AVC Child Development Center Health Sciences
Spring 2013 $650 Purchase of computer and headset with USB for foreign language student study materials Language Arts
Spring 2013 $550 Student awards for bi-annual AVC Intramural Speech Tournament Language Arts
Fall 2012 $1,500 Support for the Emergency Book Loan Program to provide course materials to students who are impacted by the new Financial Aid guidelines  VP Student Services Office
Fall 2012 $1,263 Purchase of bone models of full disassembled human skeleton for instructional use in Biology classes Math, Science and Engineering
Fall 2012 $1,500 Student Argumentation and Debate Class attendance at intercollegiate debate competitions for colleges and universities Language Arts
Fall 2012 $500 AVC Dance Ensemble student attendance at Dance Convention Competition  Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance
Fall 2012 $750 Musician mentors to assist in instruction for AVC Orchestra, Master Chorale and Concert Choir students weekly VAPA
Fall 2012 $550 Student awards for bi-annual AVC Intramural Speech Tournament Language Arts
Fall 2012 $1,437 Support toward student cost of Kaplan Program software, to improve student success, by providing integrated testing and a four-day comprehensive review course for students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program Health Sciences
Spring 2012 $118 Posters to promote student awareness of available Writing Center services by advertising throughout the campus IRES - Learning Center
Spring 2012 $1,000 "I'm Going to College" Program for 4th and 5th grade students and their parents, to learn about college concepts, vocabulary and cost SD&SP&S - Outreach
Spring 2012 $597 Purchase of "Point of View" (POV) camera, head mount and associated cables for Anatomy instructors to wear when demonstrating anatomical material and dissection, so that students observe in real time Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2012 $750 Musician mentors to assist in instruction for AVC Orchestra, Master Chorale and Concert Choir students weekly VAPA
Spring 2012 $835 Purchase of Apple iPad2 and Apple TV Network box for instructional use in Anatomy, Physiology, Health Science and other classes Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2012 $1,000 Model United Nations Program student registration fees at local and national conferences, to compete against major universities and colleges at UC Berkeley and UCLA Social and Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2011 $1,043 Annual site license for the online ACT Discover Program assisting undeclared major students on identifying a major and exploring career options Counseling and Matriculations
Fall 2011 $695 Annual subscription to grants database for Library interests, seeking resources for AVC Library needs IRES
Fall 2011 $700 Student awards for bi-annual AVC Intramural Speech Tournament Language Arts
Fall 2011 $600 Support for High School Senior Orientation Event at AVC SD&SP&S - Outreach
Fall 2011 $1,500 Student fees for AVC Argumentation and Debate Team class tournaments  Language Arts
Fall 2011 $500 Honorarium for guest speaker Gloria Kamler of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC),  providing information on positive psychology and stress reduction to improve student outcomes and accreditation performances Language Arts
Fall 2011 $500 Musician mentors to assist in instruction for AVC Orchestra, Master Chorale and Concert Choir students weekly VAPA
Fall 2011 $278 Classroom projector bulb for instructional analysis of photographic and cinematographic lighting and colors  Language Arts
Fall 2011 $675 Foreign language faculty attendance of training sessions to establish accreditation rubrics for student learning outcomes, and dissemination to instructors to ensure consistent implementation across foreign languages  Language Arts
Fall 2011 $500 Honoraria for Deaf presenters and professional interpreters to provide training for Deaf Studies and Interpreter Training students Language Arts
Fall 2011 $500 Honorarium for presenter JoAlla H. Gold, for workshop to benefit employees and students on "Respect in the Workplace" in the academic setting Human Resources
Spring 2011 $345 6 DNA Student Model Kits for use in Human Biology classes Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2011 $1,000 Model United Nations Program student registration fees at local and national conferences, to compete against major universities and colleges at UC Berkeley and UCLA Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2011 $2,000 Purchase of dust-resistant Epson Powerlite 611i Multimedia Projector (replacing broken projector) VAPA
Spring 2011 $1,680 Printing of supplemental books for Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Program students IRES - Library
Spring 2011 $1,500 AVC Umoja Symposium presenter honoraria Language Arts
Spring 2011 $1,200 Attendance of AVC Forensics Team at the Community College National Forensics Tournament in Greenwich, CT  Language Arts
Spring 2011 $1,200 4 Pipettor Micromatic 10ml, used in General Microbiology lab to allow students more efficient and accurate experiments Math, Science and Engineering
Fall 2010 $800 Purchase of a DNA 3-D molecular structure for general biology, physiology, microbiology courses Math, Science and Engineering
Fall 2010 $730 One-women show "Coming to America/Transformation" performance Language Arts
Fall 2010 $965 Purchase 5 new sets of Topographic Maps for geography classes at Lancaster and Palmdale campuses Math, Science and Engineering
Fall 2010 $1,000 Attendance of AVC Forensics Team at the Community College National Tournament in Greenwich, Connecticut  Language Arts
Fall 2010 $560 Purchase of medical grade skull and axial skeleton specimen for Anatomy courses Math, Science and Engineering
Fall 2010 $2,000 Student attendance at live professional theatrical performances, to increase understanding and appreciation of literature Language Arts
Spring 2010 $1,000 Purchase of scantron forms, #2 pencils and spiral bound steno note pads for sale at AVC Palmdale Center  Palmdale Site
Spring 2010 $300 Purchase of lapel microphone for Podcasting of classroom lectures  VAPA
Spring 2010 $210 Attendance at 36th annual Association for Tutoring & Learning Assistance conference IRES - Learning Center
Spring 2010 $1,260 Purchase of 2 DNA Electrophoresis systems, PowerPac basic power supply, and DNA fingerpringint kit for Human Biology lab course Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2010 $870 Purchase of Orbital Shaker for Microbiology and Biotechnology courses Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2010 $680 Attendance of AVC Forensics Team at the Community College National Forensics Tournament in New Orleans, LA Language Arts
Spring 2010 $680 Model United Nations Program student registration fees at local and national conferences, to compete against major universities and colleges Social and Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2009 $500 Support for "I'm Going to College" Program SD&SP&S - Outreach
Fall 2009 $1,000 Support to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning AVC alumna Kay Ryan to AVC  Language Arts
Fall 2009 $250 Support of John Cobb exhibit at AVC VAPA
Fall 2009 $500 Student attendance at live professional musical performances, to enrich instruction VAPA
Fall 2009 $1,000 Training of 30 AVC students as peer mentors using the International Mentor Program IRES - Learning Center
Fall 2009 $1,000 Attendance of AVC Forensics Team at the Community College National Forensics Tournament in New Orleans, LA Language Arts
Fall 2009 $750 Participation of Argumentation and Debate class students at California state intercollegiate debate tournaments  Language Arts
Spring 2009 $1,000 Attendance at Skills Competition in Sacramento, CA for 6 ACRV program students Technical Education
Spring 2009 $1,000 Purchase of Garmin eTrex H GPS receivers and Silva Ranger Sighting Compasses for Geography courses Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2009 $1,000 Attendance of AVC Forensics Team at the Community College National Forensics Tournament in Portland, OR Language Arts
Spring 2009 $1,000 Purchase digital media equipment for student-generated podcast content  IRES - Instructional Media Center
Spring 2009 $1,000 Model United Nations Program student registration fees at local and national conferences, to compete against major universities and colleges Social and Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2008 $500 Web Builder 2.0 conference on new technologies needed at AVC Institutional Advancement
Fall 2008 $400 Purchase two "Easy Up" folding shade canopies for the Wildland Fire Program Technical Education
Fall 2008 $600 Purchase six MP3 players for student loan, to listen and view podcast demonstrations Math, Science and Engineering
Fall 2008 $800 Purchase two enlargers for photography darkroom VAPA
Fall 2008 $600 Purchase six MP3 players for student loan, to listen and view podcast demonstrations Math, Science and Engineering
Fall 2008 $1,000 Initiative to increase children's math competency by integrating math into all areas of curriculum and classroom settings Health Sciences - Child Develop Center
Fall 2008 $1,100 Attendance of AVC Forensics Team at the Community College National Forensics Tournament  Language Arts
Spring 2008 $1,000 AVC Writing Center tutors attendance at the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada  IRES - Learning Center
Spring 2008 $1,500 Pilot Program for AVC Economics students Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2008 $1,300 Sectioned human brain specimen (NS-P-026) for Biology classes Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2008 $995 SpectroQuest UV Software to integrate with the Chemistry Department's newest spectroscopic instrumentation and with  AVC's computer hardware Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2008 $1,000 Attendance of AVC Forensics Team at the Community College National Forensics Tournament in St. Charles, IL. for 6 AVC students Language Arts
Spring 2008 $1,000 Model United Nations Program student registration fees at local and national conferences, to compete against major universities and colleges Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2008 $1,200 "I'm Going to College" Program for 4th and 5th grade students and their parents, to learn about college concepts, vocabulary and cost SD&SP&S -  Outreach
Fall 2007 $2,000 Presentation of Spring Wellness Seminar Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance
Fall 2007 $2,000 Support for development of competitive speech team (Forensics) Language Arts
Fall 2007 $1,000 HP iPAQ 2400 series pocket w/GPS campacity to allow blind & visually impaired students to navigate campus  
Spring 2007 $1,000 27th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2007 $1,000 Faculty attendance at National Wellness Conference Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance
Fall 2006 $1,908 Fully-tackable, portable walls to facilitate visual media presentations VAPA
Fall 2006 $420 Provision of AVC Orchestra string musicians to work with professional string musicians in sections rehearsals VAPA
Fall 2006 $1,000 Support for development of competitive speech team (Forensics) Language Arts
Fall 2006 $672 Apple iPod loan set for educational use Language Arts
Fall 2006 $1,000 Support for Model United Nations program to teach students methods of participating and negotiating in international conferences Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spring 2006 $1,000 International visual artist and professional acrobat guest instructor to teach one year in Division of Arts and Letters VAPA
Spring 2006 $500 Instruction on revision of course materials for English 097, 101, 240 and African Life and Culture in Washington D.C. Language Arts
Spring 2006 $1,000 Program of events for Women's History Month Language Arts
Spring 2006 $980 Provision of AVC Orchestra string musicians to work with professional string musicians in sections rehearsals VAPA
Spring 2006 $1,100 Multicultural materials to promote culture of inclusiveness and celebration of diversity in the Child Development Center Health Sciences - Child Develop Center
Spring 2006 $600 Moving a piano and performance of professional pianist in support of AVIFF silent movie in 2006 VAPA
Fall 2005 $300 (ATP) Association for the Tutoring Profession online workshop series IRES - Learning Center
Fall 2005 $500 Support for Reading Pilot Program IRES - Learning Center
Fall 2005 $0 Fiber-based photographic print dryer VAPA
Fall 2005 $500 Support for development of competitive speech team (Forensics) Language Arts
Fall 2005 $1,900 Four Celestron Nexstar 130 GTs for Physical Science instruction Math, Science and Engineering
Fall 2005 $800 Support for one computer station for Job Placement Center SD&SP&S - Job Placement
Spring 2005 $1,000 7x10' rear-projection screen for campus events Language Arts
Spring 2005 $897 Teaching materials for Biology/Anatomy classes; teaching skull, disarticulated human female skeleton, replacement specimens Math, Science and Engineering
Spring 2005 $150 Support for a one-day intramural speech tournament hosted by AVC Language Arts
Spring 2005 $500 Support for students to participate in a Model United Nations program to teach students methods of participating and negotiating in international conferences Social and Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2004 $350 TV/VCR/DVD for Writing Center IRES - Learning Center
Fall 2004 $1,000 LaserJet printer for student use in Open Computer Lab ITS
Fall 2004 $650 Mini Camcorder and microphone to produce instructional videos IRES - Library
Fall 2004 $250 Wild Fire Technology Program Conference Technical Education
Fall 2004 $250 Visual Design Course in Palo Alto to help AVC revise course booklet "English 101 Guide" Language Arts

 

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