The San Bernardino Valley College Foundation conducted its annual Brick Reveal Ceremony, on March 29, 2019, to honor those who support the Foundation. Now in its third year, the Brick Reveal Ceremony took place in the breezeway of the Kinesiology and Athletics Complex.

Nick Nazarian, Interim Director of Development and Community Relations, welcomed faculty, staff, and community members to the event and described the transformational nature of education and how the SBVC Foundation can help “in not only transforming the campus, but the community” with the opportunities it provides.

President Diana Rodriguez followed and acknowledged how the donors directly contributed to the success of SBVC students by helping them to “rise up and beat the odds.” She addressed the donors, “Thank you for being dream makers and dream enablers. You make [the students’] dreams come true through your generous support.” Then, President Rodriguez invited SBVC Foundation President Beverly Powell to the podium.

President Powell highlighted several ways the SBVC Foundation financially assists students in various programs, like nursing, aeronautics, athletics, and music. Powell mentioned how the SBVC Foundation Board is committed to the students it serves. She pointed out that many board members attended Valley College at the start of their careers and are dedicated to giving back to the campus. President Powell invited others to find ways of contributing to students and SBVC.

After President Powell’s remarks, the newest engraved pavers were revealed, and attendees were invited to take pictures with their bricks.

Attendees at the Brick Reveal 2019 Ceremony

Purchasing an engraved paver from SBVC Foundation provides an opportunity for donors to commemorate their years at SBVC, memorialize a loved one, or to give back by helping to fund student scholarships. The continuous fundraising project benefits current SBVC students. Custom engraved pavers are available for donations of $250.