San Bernardino Community College District Honors San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in Recognition of Native American Heritage Month

The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) honored the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month at their regular board meeting on November 13.
Acknowledging the long-standing partnerships and continuing active support of the Band of Mission Indians for the students of the SBCCD, Chancellor BRUCE BARON said, “We as a District want to recognize the contributions of Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide and locally, and especially The San Manual Band Of Mission Indians for its long-standing partnership with the District which has improved educational opportunities for so many students. In addition, through the Tribe’s generous support as a Founding Partner of the First Nation’s Experience (FNX) Channel, thousands have come to know the lives, stories, histories, and cultures of indigenous peoples the world over. The SBCCD thanks The San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians and we look forward to many generations of continued friendship, working together to expand educational opportunities and to enhance the understanding of indigenous cultures among all people in the world”.
The recognition of the Tribe’s involvement with the campuses also noted that San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) annually recognizes the significance of the contributions of Native Americans with the presentation of speakers and programs during “Indigenous People’s Month” and that Crafton Hills College (CHC) annually hosts the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for the California’s First Cultures: A Celebration at Crafton Hills/Waa’t for hundreds of elementary school children. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians also directly financially supports both colleges’ work with students through grants to the Valley Bound Commitment program and scholarships at SBVC and the ISEEK project, the Summer Bridge Program, and scholarships at CHC.
ABOUT THE SBCCD:
The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) is one of 72 community college districts within the California Community College system, the largest educational system in the world, which encompasses 112 community colleges. The SBCCD has an 88-year history of providing its community and students with quality and affordable vocational certificates, associate’s degrees, and preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university through San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) and Crafton Hills College (CHC). In addition, the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division (PDC) and KVCR TV-FM provide professional development and cultural and educational information to the community at large.
For additional information on the SBCCD, please contact Alisa Sparkia Moore, Esq., District Communications and Public Relations by phone at 805.717.0347 (cell), or by email at asmoore@sbccd.edu.

The San Bernardino Community College District honored the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians at their November 13 board meeting in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month. Shown left to right are student trustees Alexis Panaguiton (CHC) and Tiffany Guzman (SBVC; Board President Donna Ferracone; Dr. Donald Singer, trustee; Sabrina Nakjavanpour, Vice Chairwoman, San Manuel Education Committee; Trustee Nickolas Zoumbos; Chancellor Bruce Baron; Trustee Gloria Macias Harrison; Trustee John Longville; Dr. Kathleen (Katy) Henry, board vice president; KVCR/FNX General Manager Alfredo Cruz - Courtesy Photo

The San Bernardino Community College District honored the San Manuel Band
of Mission Indians at their November 13 board meeting in recognition of National
Native American Heritage Month. Shown left to right are student trustees Alexis
Panaguiton (CHC) and Tiffany Guzman (SBVC; Board President Donna Ferracone;
Dr. Donald Singer, trustee; Sabrina Nakjavanpour, Vice Chairwoman, San Manuel
Education Committee; Trustee Nickolas Zoumbos; Chancellor Bruce Baron;
Trustee Gloria Macias Harrison; Trustee John Longville; Dr. Kathleen (Katy) Henry,
board vice president; KVCR/FNX General Manager Alfredo Cruz – Courtesy Photo

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