As we reflect on the year 2016, the Taft College Foundation is proud of the many accomplishments Taft College has achieved. Many of the programs and activities would not be possible without the support of our community and alumni Taft College enrollment is at an all-time high and we need additional financial support to continue to serve as many students as possible. As we grow, Taft College finds itself needing your help more than ever.
Some highlights we are most proud of this year:
New Superintendent/President Dr. Deb Daniels, whose energy and dedication to our campus can be seen and felt on a daily basis.
Student Center Groundbreaking, where upon completion, the students will enjoy a student lounge, cafeteria, and College bookstore.
Expansion of Workforce training, including Energy Technology, Pre-Engineering, Welding, STEM, Career Technical Education, and Transition to Independent Living to name a few.
Creating of a Veterans Resource Center and community food pantry, assisting students with the greatest need. Scholarship Recipients, rewarding dedicated students with over $80,000 annually in awards and funding to continue their educational journey.
Graduating the Class of 2016 with a record number of students, 367.
Hosting several events that promote Taft College and the departments of athletics, dental hygiene, and scholarship and grant programs, including Alumni and Friends Cougar Cookout, Triple Play Dinner, Al Baldock Golf Tournament, Taft College Hall of Fame, just to name a few.
Awarded Faculty Innovation Grants, supporting projects from our faculty totaling $8,800.
Expanding on the Taft College Foundation Petroleum Partners, creating industry partnerships with Chevron, Synagro, California Resource Corporation, AERA Energy, Kern County Superintendent of School, Taft Union High School, and other vital organizations who assist with workforce development, leadership seminars, and support for industry internships for our students.
Our success is Your success and without your support, growing these programs to provide the tools for Taft College Student Success is difficult. Please consider making your year-end contribution to the Taft College Foundation in support of student success. The Taft College Foundation is a 501(c)3 and all contributions are tax-deductible.