Learn More About Crafton Hills College Foundation and its Work at Luncheon this Friday

By on November 29, 2018

The Crafton Hills College (CHC) Foundation is inviting the public to a luncheon this Friday, Nov. 30 to learn more about its work and have the opportunity to hear from some of CHC’s alumni as well as Foundation Vice President Sam Irwin. The luncheon will begin with a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. in Crafton Hall; the program and luncheon begin at noon.

KVCR/Empire Network personality and CHC alumni Lillian Vasquez will speak on her experience as a CHC student and alumni. Vasquez currently hosts her own radio show, Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez where she has interviews authors, musicians, actors, comedians and community leaders. Lifestyles provides a fresh look at arts, culture and issues in the greater Inland Empire region.

Elijah Gerard, a current CHC student and student trustee on the San Bernardino Community College District’s Board of Trustees, is also scheduled to share his experiences as a current CHC student though when asked to address the luncheon’s attendees Gerard claimed said being asked to speak at the upcoming event was a surprise because he never considered himself “someone with much of a story to tell.”

Gerard went onto say that, “I believe my worldview did not offer much (for) most people,” he said. He continued saying, “I would hope that people learn that stories don’t have to be sad to make an impact (and) that my experiences are what many people go through and overcome. Crafton is not just a tool that allows low-income individuals to rise above their situation, but that it allows them to dream,” he said.

Questions regarding the event and reservations for the luncheon can be made by contacting Carrie Audet at: caudet@craftonhills.edu or by phone at: 909-389-3245.