Retired Professor Donates One Million To Planetarium Project

No one expected to receive what retired professor, Mary McChesney, was ready to gift to a prestigious Southern California community college. In the form of one million dollars, McChesney donated the funds to their most recent planetarium construction project. Mary McChesney worked for the college for many years before she decided to officially retire in the early 80’s. McChesney shows a valid love for the college, surrounding community and the education of students. The gifted funds will generate a new pendulum structure that will model the Earth and its rotation process. The old planetarium located at the college was over 50 years old and with all of the technology changes happening in the world today, it was definitely time for an upgrade. McChesney is now 91 years old, however, she continues to take part in many scholarship programs and organizations. Her love for education and immediate passion for the community has allowed her the ability to donate the funds in honor of her partner, Adelyn Bonin, who passed away earlier this year. She was also a professor at the college who taught German. McCesney taught two subjects that pertained to Spanish and English. She taught for several decades before she retired. The newest construction on the planetarium will hold 129 students while the old unit would only hold 35 visitors. Learn more: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-planetarium-20170711-story.html

 

In the heart of Southern California lies the 100 plus acre college. With only a few minutes from the beach, Costa Mesa holds the prestigious community college that has been ranked at the top as one of the most advanced colleges in California. Their facility offers some of the best educational services along with the latest technology. Their academic programs offer over 135 courses that are catered to associate degrees in science and art. Many of the students are enrolled in Career and Technical Education classes. After the students graduate with their associates degree, many move on to private universities or large scale universities throughout the world. With over 20,000 students attending each semester, the staff at OCC are dedicated to providing exceptional education that forms amazing talent with each individual.

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