Orange Coast College is one of many colleges on the forefront of technology. It was founded in 1947 in the city of Costa Mesa, California. classes began there in 1948 and the campus has expanded to more than one hundred and fifty acres. Now the campus has taken another step forward with the one million-dollar donation from one of its retired professors. The professor’s name is Mary McChesney. Learn more: https://twitter.com/orangecoast?lang=en
She made the impressive donation on behalf of her partner Adelyn Bonin. The donation will go toward the building of a new planetarium. It will house a Foucault Pendulum and make the college the center of scientific study in California. It will be the only one of its kind in Orange County.
Orange Coast College will now rank with the best schools in the country once the new planetarium is complete. The new planetarium will seat more students than the previous planetarium did. It will be the center of scientific learning and discovery in the years to come.
The donor, Mary McChesney taught English and Spanish at Orange Coast College for more than thirty years. Her partner, Adelyn Bonin taught German until her retirement in 1983. Bonin died in January 2017. Mary knows that the donation will go a long way in enriching the lives of students at Orange Coast College, and she knows that her devotion to Orange Coast College will live as long as she is alive. This donation will make sure that the college she adores will be one step ahead in science and technology for many years to come. Learn more: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-planetarium-20170711-story.html
Orange Coast College is a place where technology and science come together perfectly. With the donation, the legacies of Mary McChesney and Adelyn Bonin have been firmly etched into the scientific history of Orange County College for many generations to come.