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Foundation awards $117K for projects at COS

Foundation awards $117K for projects at COS

Laser cutter, documentary video library, among projects funded by COS Foundation donations

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VISALIA — A laser cutter for science labs. Free access to a video library of more than 30,000 documentaries. Additional seating in the Learning Resource Center.

These were just some of the projects being funded at College of the Sequoias thanks to a $117,195 raised by the COS Foundation for programs and departments at the community college. The volunteers and staff of the COS Foundation work all year to develop the community support needed to be able to support funding between $115,000 and $250,000 worth of projects each year.

“Our volunteers enjoy being able to support the college in this multitude of ways each year,” said Tim Foster, COS Foundation director. “Each project was selected because of their level of student support and alignment to the strategic objectives of the college.” 

This year the COS Foundation volunteers considered 50 projects exceeding $750,000 in needs. 

“We work hard all year to try and find other resources to fund the projects that were not originally awarded,” said Foster. 

For a complete list of the projects funded and to see other ways the COS Foundation is impacting higher education at the College of the Sequoias, go to COS.edu/Foundation. 

College of the Sequoias Community College District is a two-year California community college offering educational and career technical programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings Counties. In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is home to the college’s police and fire academies. COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS’s agriculture and other programs. For more information about COS, visit their web site.

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