COC Alumni Barbecue To Honor Priest, Goldmans
The College of the Canyons Foundation and COC Athletics are ‘calling all Cougars’ to take part in the college’s annual Homecoming celebration and pre-game barbecue honoring the college’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni & Friends honorees Marjanne Priest, and Jeri and Carl Goldman.
The College of the Canyons 2010 Homecoming Alumni & Friends Barbecue will take place Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Cougar Den, located adjacent to Cougar Stadium.
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Festivities will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. with a no-host-bar reception, followed by a catered barbecue dinner and awards presentation.
After dinner, the college will present its 2010 Outstanding Alumni & Friends awards before guests make their way into Cougar Stadium for the 7 p.m. football game between the hometown Cougars and the visiting Ventura College Pirates.
The College of the Canyons 2010 Outstanding Alumni is Marjanne Priest, co-founder and corporate secretary of the Betty Ferguson Foundation (BFF). Through a partnership with the COC Foundation, in 2005 BFF established the Education Advancement Forum at College of the Canyons with a proposed $100,000 endowment. To date, more than $36,000 has been raised toward that goal.
The College of the Canyons 2010 Outstanding Friend co-recipients are Jeri and Carl Goldman, owner/operators of local AM radio station KHTS 1220, The Hometown Station. Over the years the college has benefitted from Carl and Jeri’s support in many ways, including the coverage of news and events associated with the college, support of the campus’ many fine and performing arts programs, athletic event coverage and ongoing advocacy for the college both locally and in Sacramento.
“Attending the annual College of the Canyons Homecoming barbecue is a great way for community members to pay tribute to our Alumni and Friends honorees and take in some exciting Cougar football,” said Chuck Lyon, COC athletic director. “We invite the community and all of the college’s many friends, alumni and supporters to come celebrate with us.”
Members of the COC Alumni and Friends can purchase tickets to the homecoming barbecue at a cost of $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Non-members may purchase tickets for $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.
Dinner tickets include a catered barbecue meal, dessert and beverages, plus entrance to the game. To purchase dinner tickets or make reservations please contact the College of the Canyons Foundation at (661) 362-3737. All ticket orders must be received by Thursday, Nov. 4.