Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Amador Community College Foundation Kicks Off Annual Campaign

Amador Centers for Higher Learning to Open in September 

The Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF) is launching the Amador Centers for Higher Learning Virtual Campus Program this September.  The first phase of the Virtual Campus Program begins operations in September, 2012 with the opening of both the Amador Learning Center and the Sutter Hill Transit Center.    Amador Community College Foundation in partnership with the Amador County Office of Education and the Amador County Transportation Commission are providing the facilities and equipment.   Amador Community College Foundation seeks funds to provide needed support services that will insure student success in the Virtual Campus Program.  Funds raised will provide or expand vital additional student services as these programs develop:

·         Academic counseling
·         Information technology support
·         Tutoring services

Our annual campaign seeks to raise $85,000 to staff the Virtual Campus Program. Your help builds Amador County’s future. To make your gift online, visit Amador Community Foundation at Click donate on the home page and specify Amador Community College Foundation in the purpose box.  To volunteer, contact Madeleine Voss at 223-6393 or  

The Amador Learning Center at Independence High School (525 Independence Drive in Sutter Creek) will provide access to online college instruction offered through a host of state and national colleges and universities in its 36-station computer lab with high-speed internet connectivity.  Tutoring services will be available by appointment through our cadre of volunteer tutors.  Lab hours are Monday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The lab will also be open Fridays and Saturdays by appointment.  Opening date to be announced.  For more information or to register as a lab user, contact Dixie Camardo at  or (209) 267-1981.

The Sutter Hill Transit Center (117 Valley View Way in Sutter Creek) will provide a venue to offer courses in professional growth, skills enhancement, and personal enrichment in its state of the art conference room equipped with video conferencing capability and high speed internet connectivity.  For more information or to register for classes, contact Karen Dickerson at or 482-1369.

The Fall schedule includes:

The Everyday Guide to Wine facilitated by Shan Trail on Tuesdays for 12 sessions from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM beginning September 4, 2012.

How to Understand and Appreciate Great Art facilitated by Pamela Sharp, Ph.D. on Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM beginning September 6, 2012.

"A virtual classroom available via ACCF right here in Amador County will promote more accessible and affordable education to all of its current residents, and those of many future generations to come."  Kristen Maurice, 19 years old and newest ACCF volunteer.

"Tools are a necessity to build one's dreams into reality. Without those tools, aspiring Amador County students have little or no means of achieving their hopes and goals for the better future they strive for.  ACCF's virtual classroom program will give us that ability."  Kristen Maurice, 19 years old and newest ACCF volunteer.

Join us to make the dream of affordable post-secondary education available in 
Amador County. 

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