Year in Review - 2020

Clovis Community College named a “2020 Champion of Higher Education” for the third consecutive year.

#1 in California...

  • Number of Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) awarded, based on enrollment
    Campaign for College Opportunity per 50 FTES for 2018-2019 academic year
  • Number of transfer students to UCs/CSUs based on enrollment
    CCCCO Student Success Metrics per 100 students, 2017-2018 academic year

#2 in California...

  • Associate Degrees earned with fewest units accumulated
    CCCCO Student Success Metrics 2018-2019 academic year
Number 1 and 2

  • Inaugural Clovis Crush City/County 5k race held on February 8 with proceeds benefitting the track program.
  • English students Nicholas Torchia and Katelyn Robeck nominated as town hall scholars.
  • Swim & Dive meet: Clovis women placed second, men fifth at the Ram-Crush Invitational on February 21.
  • The Black Student Union (BSU) organized various events in honor of Black History Month.
  • Successfully transitioned to serving students online due to COVID-19. The Technology loan program provided laptops, calculators, and headphones to students.
  • A group of employees successfully completed emergency response training.
  • Valley Community Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College helped hundreds of local small businesses with COVID-19 resources and provided workshops on how to access CARES funding.
  • Virtual Completion Celebrations held for graduates, student-athletes, and Leon S. Peters Honors Students.

A selection of students graduating from CCC in 2020

  • Virtual recognition video premiered honoring student-athletes for their accomplishments at the virtual Kiwanis Torch of Excellence event. A celebratory drive-thru was held for students to pick up their certificates.
  • Athletic Counselor Karie Hannigan earned recognition from the CCCAA (California Community Colleges Athletics Association) for her efforts in promoting success for the student-athletes.
  • College selected to participate in California Guided Pathways cohort.
  • President Dr. Lori Bennett re-elected as a member of the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board and selected to serve as Vice President, Northern region.
  • Biology students analyze real world data through partnership with Carnegie Massive open online research (C-MOOR).
  • Held Justice and Healing circle events for students and employees in response to tragedies affecting African Americans.
  • Joined the Equity and Leadership Alliance through the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center to participate in monthly trainings.
  • English instructor Ann Brandon led the college in raising nearly $1,200 for Habitat for Humanity of Fresno/Clovis.
  • New student orientation “Crush Days” offered various interactive workshops for new students.
  • Presented a Scholarship Awards Ceremony video to recognize hard-working students who earned scholarships.
  • TRIO earned a $500,000 competitive grant from the Department of Education for the 2020-2021 academic year in two areas: Student Support Services (SSS) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Art student Ally Fletcher-Carillo’s artwork was selected for a billboard
Clovis Community College student, Ally Fletcher-Carillo, won a state-wide design challenge and her artwork was displayed on a billboard in Oakland: Sponsored by the Bridgegood/CCC partnership.
  • Art student Ally Fletcher-Carillo’s artwork was selected for a billboard and social media campaign in Oakland through partnership with Bridgegood.
  • Clovis Community College awarded $3 million grant from the “Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Project” of the U.S Department of Education. Grant activities will focus on expanding access and supporting Hispanic and low-income students to increase student success and completion.
  • Biology Instructor Dr. Rosa Alcazar earned NSF (National Science Foundation) grant.
  • Geology instructors participate in National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Blacks in Geoscience week.
  • College held fundraising effort to provide support to students impacted by the #Creekfire.
  • Accepted applications for the inaugural cohort of the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program.
  • College exceeded 4th Annual #GivingTuesday goal on December 1. The online #GivingTuesday campaign was a huge success. Students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members stepped up to the plate and, together, raised over $36,000 that will go towards student scholarships, the Crush Food Pantry, and a new athletic facility.
  • Students athletes Christopher Watkins (Cross Country) and Chloe Telian (Swim & Dive) nominated as CCCAA (California Community College Athletic Association) Scholar-Athletes of the year.
broken the 50 kilometer (31.07 miles) world record by one minute and eight seconds.
Clovis Community College Coach CJ Albertson breaks another world record!
  • Cross Country Coach Clayton “CJ” Albertson sets world record on November 8. CJ broke the 50-kilometer (31.07 miles) world record by one minute and eight seconds.
  • Faculty members graduate from the Central Valley Latino Leadership Academy.
  • Patrick Fontes, Lucas Reyes, Omar Ruiz-Trejo, and Angelita Zaragoza all participated in this year’s cohort, and we are very proud of them.
  • Dean of Student Services Gurdeep Hébert honored at the 2020 Marjaree Mason Center’s 37th Annual Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Award on October 20th.
  • Vice President Monica Chahal selected to represent Central Valley for the statewide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.
  • Clovis’ Distance Education program and library featured in the CidLabs Showcase.
  • Classified Senate raised $400.00 for student scholarships through a college fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant. Employees ordered take-out food to support students.
  • Crush Food Pantry served hundreds of our students throughout the year.


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