June 2005

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2005

Mt. SAC Football to Sponsor 'Camp of Champions'

WALNUT, Calif.—Children ages 7-14 are invited to the eighth annual “Camp of Champions,” a three-day instructional football camp conducted by Mt. SAC football players and coaches, to be held Monday through Wednesday, July 11-13, 8 a.m. to noon, at Mt. SAC.

The football camp will teach the techniques of conditioning, catching, passing, tackling, running, and blocking. All sessions will be taught by Mt. SAC coaches and demonstrated by Mt. SAC players.

This year’s staff will also include NFL stars. Former Mountie and New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce, 2003 interception leader for the Minnesota Vikings (currently with the Cleveland Browns) Brian Russell, former Mt. SAC and Canadian Football League linebacker Chris Ball, and Green Bay Packers guard Brad Bedell will also be on hand to offer instruction and encouragement.

Mt. SAC is the home of the 1997 National Championship Mounties and the 2003 Mission Conference Champs.

Registration is $80 and $90 for late registration received after July 1.

For more information and to sign up for the Mt. SAC Football “Camp of Champions,” call Mt. SAC Football Coach Bob Jastrab at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4877.

Gregoryk Named Vice President of Administrative Services

WALNUT, Calif.—Michael Gregoryk, Deputy Chancellor for the Ventura County Community College District, has been named Vice President of Administrative Services at Mt. San Antonio College, effective July 25.

In his new role, Gregoryk will have a broad scope of responsibility, including that of chief financial officer for the College, which has an annual budget of $110 million. He will oversee Mt. SAC’s business operations as well as information technology; public safety, risk management, auxiliary services and facilities maintenance and construction, including the College’s $221-million facilities bond projects.

“Mike Gregoryk will be a great addition to our College,” said Mt. SAC President/CEO Christopher C. O’Hearn. “His extensive experience in finance at the collegiate level parallels our need, especially at a time when all community colleges continue to face fiscal challenges related to the state budget crisis.”

Gregoryk has served as Deputy Chancellor for the Ventura District since 1996, and during that time has served as Interim President for two of the District’s colleges, Ventura and Oxnard. With a strong background in finance, he has also served as Administrative Services Vice President at Palomar College and Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services at Western Nebraska Community College.

Gregoryk holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minot State University, North Dakota, and a master’s in management and organizational development from United States International University, San Diego.

Mt. SAC President Receives SGV Partnership Award

WALNUT, Calif.—Mt. San Antonio College President/CEO Dr. Christopher O’Hearn was recently honored at the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership’s Second Annual Awards Gala with the “Educator of the Year Award.”

Dr. O’Hearn received this year’s award for his advocacy and leadership in establishing strong ties and effective relationships between the college and local businesses to promote economic development.

O’Hearn has served for the past three years as President of Mt. SAC, the largest single-campus community college district in the state with nearly 40,000 students. Under his leadership, the college has begun its transformation with several new buildings and facilities constructed under Mt. SAC’s $221-million bond measure.

The college’s programs and students have also received accolades, including championship athletic teams, award-winning music groups, nationally ranked speech and aeronautics programs and the state’s second-largest honors program. Mt. SAC also consistently ranks among the country’s top community college degree producers and is one of California’s top community colleges for student transfers to universities.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges recently reaffirmed Mt. SAC’s accreditation status for the maximum allowable duration of six years.

The Partnership is a coalition of public and private sectors working to grow the economic base of the San Gabriel Valley by attracting more businesses, providing more jobs and creating a "business-friendly" environment. The Partnership also provides many services to businesses, including regional workshops and marketing campaigns to increase the profile of the Valley.