Altura’s Hawkins joins college foundation board

RIVERSIDE, CA ( March 14, 2014) – Altura Credit Union President/CEO Mark Hawkins recently joined the Board of Directors of the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) Foundation.  The district includes three community colleges, a training facility and a culinary academy.

The non-profit Foundation, established in 1975, supports RCCD programs and projects through fundraising and financial support. Initiatives include scholarships, academic and career program support, athletics, and more.  Annually the Foundation awards more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniorsenrolling in the district’s three colleges, as well as continuing RCCD students and those transferring to four-year colleges and universities.

“Education is one of the most important resources available to our youth,” said Hawkins.  “The Riverside Community College District offers multiple opportunities for students to advance their educations and the Foundation’s generosity in providingscholarships opens those opportunities to many who would otherwise face many obstacles,” he added.

Hawkins pointed out that Altura’s own Foundation has been offering college scholarships to local youth for more than 20 years. “Altura’s history as an education-related credit union has led to our close ties with the education community. I am honored to be part of the RCCD Foundation Board, and look forward to expanding the opportunities for a college education to manymore local youth,” Hawkins added.

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