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Foundation to Honor Patrons Outstanding Partnership Award and Patrons President

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The Sierra College Foundation Board of Directors has selected The Sierra College Patrons to receive its 2015 Outstanding Partnership Award. Selected for its commitment and support of Sierra College and its students, the Patrons will be honored at the major donor reception on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 pm at the Rocklin Campus.

Since its formation in 1984, the Patrons have contributed more than $300,000 to the Arts and Humanities departments at Sierra College providing $5,000 or more in grants each year. Grants are designed to directly affect students as much as possible. In addition, a $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the arts including Music, Art and Drama. Three small awards of $50 each recognize outstanding students competing in the annual student art show. Further grants may be awarded during the year to enhance the services offered by academic departments.

Patrons President Barbara Vineyard will receive the Foundation’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award. Vineyard has been selected for her commitment and support of Sierra College and its students, along with her outstanding contribution to the greater Rocklin community as an Alumna. Barbara graduated from Placer High School before moving on to Sierra College, graduating in 1957. During her time at Sierra College she planned a successful parade through the streets of Auburn designed to raise awareness and to get out the vote to ensure the building of the Sierra College Rocklin campus.

Vineyard served 28 years as a member of the Sierra College Board of Trustees. During her tenure she served on six Accreditation teams to accredit other emerging community colleges. She served several terms as Board President as well as a member of the audit committee.

A charter member of the Sierra College Patrons, Vineyard has served as both corresponding and recording secretary, treasurer and currently as President. She serves on the college Scholarship committee reading hundreds of scholarship applications annually. She is on the Board of Directors of Sierra College Press and is a member of the Mt. Pleasant Women's Club.

Vineyard resides in the Lincoln area with her husband of 58 years on a farm where they raise cattle and rice. Her two daughters are also Sierra College graduates. She manages a community hall and is active in the 4-H having been a leader for 58 years.

The Patrons hold two major events annually to raise funds to support their philanthropic activities. The first is the annual Crab Feed which will be held at the McBean Park Pavilion in Lincoln on Friday, February 19, 2016. The second is a new event, a Vintage Marketplace that will be held on the Sierra College Campus on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at machines located in each parking lot.

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