Foundation News

Palo Verde College Foundation Offers Scholarships

By ROBIN RICHARDS News West – Needles Desert Star, March 12, 2018

Stephanie Slagan

NEEDLES — Financing continuing education can be a major challenge — frequently the major challenge — for the college-bound. Needles High School students have an ally: the Palo Verde College Foundation which, among other things, has scholarship funds available.

Stephanie M. Slagan, MPA, executive director of the foundation, visited Needles on Feb. 27; part of an ongoing series of visits to the community and PVC’s Needles Center.

“As of right now we have scholarships available,” Slagan said in a telephone interview from her office at the main campus in Blythe. “We now have more than $60,000 in scholarships available in Needles and the Palo Verde Valley.
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Rabobank donates $10K toward ending PVC student hunger: Local bank delivers funds to college as part 'Hunger Free Campus Initiative'

By Uriel Avendano/Times Editor Jan 26, 2019

Rabobank Donates $10K

In commitment to and support of maximizing local collegiate student success, representatives from the resident Rabobank company presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Palo Verde College (PVC) Foundation at the campus Anthony J. Reale Building's Assembly Room, Jan. 24.

The "Hunger Free Campus Initiative" donation sum served as a vital infusion of fiscal support toward kick-starting a campus-based food pantry for students who struggle making ends meet in their day-to-day lives - a tangible concern that's felt and reportedly grown across college and university institutions nationwide.
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PVC Foundation honors local patron Ron Baker at 2018 Christmas Dinner & Gathering, Dec. 7
By Uriel Avendano/Times Editor Dec 7, 2018

Ron and Glen Baker

Palo Verde College (PVC) staff, faculty, and friends came together earlier this evening, Dec. 7, to host the institution's 2018 Christmas Dinner & Gathering at the campus Pirate's Den, as well as to collectively thank and recognize the long-standing patronage and support of the evening's guest of honor.

"His wife (Glen Baker) had a difficult time getting him to come out tonight, but he's here with a smile - I'm speaking of Ron Baker," said PVC Foundation board member and friend Marcella Thomas. Read More