Scholarship Recipient - Javier G. Alcaraz, Jr.
May 9, 2008 by admin
Filed under Testimonials
Javier G. Alcaraz, Jr. was awarded the Joe Baca Jr. Foundation Scholarship on May 9, 2008 for his committed dedication to community building & high quality educational environments for all.
Javier G. Alcaraz, Jr. was elected by SBVC students to serve on the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees for the 2008-2009 academic year.
He is pursuing Associate of Arts Degrees in Business Administration and Graphic Arts. His intentions are to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and complete his education with a Masters in Business from the University of Southern California.
Javier has served as SBVC’s Associated Student Government President for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 academic years. He is a committed citizen to community building, advocating for policies that will improve student access and promote student success. As a Certified Student Leader some of his successes include establishing the Textbook Rental Program at SBVC that has assisted 265 students at $20,500 in textbook savings, as well as influencing the increase in student worker wages at SBCCD from $6.50/hour to $8.00/hour. Additionally, he has lobbied US congressmen on behalf of the much needed Pell Grant increases.
He is a Regional Senator to the Student Senate for California Community Colleges where he serves as the voice of the students in matters of Region IX concern before the Board of Governors, Consultation Council & all statewide boards, committees, & ad hoc groups. Additionally, he serves as a member of the SSCCC’s Constitution & Bylaws committee.
“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.” Bill Beattie
1st Annual Scholarship Awards & Reception
On behalf of the Joe Baca Foundation. I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 1st Annual Scholarship Awards Reception.
The education of our future leaders is vital to our communities. The Joe Baca Foundation hopes to provide educational opportunity to many students in the Inland Empire. As partners with our communities, we can achieve our goal in helping students take positive steps in the right direction.
Baca’s wife focusing on scholarships
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On Friday, Barbara Baca will do what she loves to do.
On behalf of the Joe Baca Foundation, she will help present academic assistance to under-served but deserving students in the Inland Empire.
For its inaugural Joe Baca Foundation Reception & Scholarship Awards event, the foundation will provide $1,000 scholarships to 36 diligent recipients from 16 area schools.