Orange Coast College Planetarium Gets A Big Boost

Orange Coast College is a unique and accredited school near and dear to the hearts of many. Just ask individuals like former professor Mary McChesney, who recently donated one million dollars towards the college’s brand new planetarium which began construction last year.

The hefty donation will be specifically applied to the facility’s Foucalt pendulum, which is used to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth, the first of its kind in Orange County.

McChesney, a retired English and Spanish professor, is putting forth the donation in honor of her recently deceased, long-time partner and former fellow professor Adelyn Bonin. McChesney stated to LA times, “I know Lyn would be happy to do this — this is half hers.”

While McChesney has been a long-time contributor for donations to scholarships and the school, this donation eclipses them all. The new planetarium, which will include the latest technology in the field, will contain a 129 seat auditorium, a far cry from the old planetarium’s 35 seat arrangement.

Not only will the new planetarium be an incredible resource for the students of OCC, but will act as a tool for the rest of the community as well. Once constructed it will be utilized by students ranging from kindergarten to high school, as well as other residents in the community.

The planetarium is expected to run a budget of 20 million, mostly funded by a bond from 2012 and helped along with generous donations such as Mary McChensey’s. Orange Coast College is targeting an opening in time for the 2018 fall semester. Learn more about Orange Coast College: https://www.facebook.com/orangecoastcollege/ and https://twitter.com/orangecoast?lang=en

Aside from a brand new state of the art planetarium OCC is known for a variety of aspects ranging from education to athletics. The Costa Mesa school, located just off the coast of southern California, has become one of the nations largest community colleges, enrolling nearly 25,000 students a semester.

OCC hosts one of the nations top nautical programs and transfers more students to the University of California and the California State University systems than any other Orange County community college. When it comes to athletics OCC has been downright dominant.

Orange Coast has won their conference sports supremacy award, representative of the top overall men’s and women’s athletic program, 26 of the last 30 years. Orange Coast College will look to continue its rich traditions with the help of staff and attendees past and present just like Mary McChesney.

Actress Kate Hudson Leads The Fabletics Revolution

It is difficult for any company to consider taking on the electronic retail giant Amazon as the Internet based company has seized an astonishing 20 percent of the digital fashion retail market over the course of its life. A rival has emerged in the last three years to the dominance of Amazon in recent years in the shape of the Kate Hudson fronted Fabletics brand; Fabletics has become taken the use of the Internet to new heights and combined its success with that of a growing number of physical locations where Online subscribers can try on the items of their choice before purchasing them using their Online account.

 

The aspirational aspect of the brand is based on the social media posts and marketing campaigns often focusing on the life and personal style choices of Kate Hudson. The need to find oneself in the same leisure wear items as Kate Hudson sees members of the Site subscribe to the service and have new active wear mailed directly to them each month; the $250 million value of the Fabletics brand shows the company has struck upon a model that truly works for its growing customer base. One of the most important aspects of the subscription service is the “Lifestyle Quiz” which allows a member to have their best possible choices provided for them based on their answers. Taking the quiz is simple and easy and can show any potential customer the different offerings Fabletics brings to the closet of every member.

 

It is common for celebrities to partner with the companies of their choice as they set out to develop a brand closely linked to their own way of life, which is why “Almost Famous” actress Kate Hudson became a partner in the Fabletics brand almost as soon as the idea was developed in 2013. Unlike many of her fellow celebrities who we often feel have little link to the brands they work with, Hudson is often pictured in the clothing from Fabletics and has developed her own social media presence often featuring the products from the Fabletics brand.

 

A full partner in the company, Kate Hudson plays a major role in the design of the products in the Fabletics brand and makes sure her own media presence acts as a line of communication between the brand and those members who have already taken the “Lifestyle Quiz” and begun wearing one of the fastest growing fashion brands in the U.S.

Women First- Whitney Wolfe

Love life and relationships are the most difficult issues to understand in life. They say there is no explanation for love and the world has been struggling to explain it as well as finding it especially in this digital era. With the advancement of technology, love stories have changed due to the development of dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble. Men and women have been meeting through the apps and their love and relationship stories have taken a new turn. Whitney Wolfe is one of the pioneers of the dating apps in the United States of America known as Bumble.

Whitney was born 27 years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah where she was also raised. She is the Chief executive Officer and the Founder of the famous feminine dating app Bumble. Her father was a property developer while Whitney’s mother was a housewife. After her High School graduation, she went ahead to join Southern Methodist University for her International Studies. She was business oriented since her days in college where she established a business to sell bamboo tote bags that were of a great benefit to the people living in areas affected by BP oil spill. She partnered with Patrick Aufdenkamp and together they launched a non-profit organization known as Help Us Project.

Whitney Wolfe began her career working at Hatch Labs which was under Sean Rad who they later became business partners after co-establishing Tinder which is also a dating app. Later Whitney left Tinder to found her Bumble dating app that is mostly dominated by women. The dating app company has its Head Offices located in Austin. Whitney Wolfe established the app with a major reason for making online dating different and more secure especially for ladies who are seeking love relationship. Bumble is unique in that the woman makes the first move and will determine whether to arrange for a date or not which is not in other dating apps. Whitney Wolfe together with her partner continues to develop the app with recent innovations of BFF where individuals have an opportunity to make platonic relationships as well as business connects. Another recent development which Whitney Wolfe is making is to open a pop-up location in New York City which is also a good opportunity to expand BumbleBizz.

Betsy DeVos On Educational Reforms

Betsy DeVos is highly passionate about educational reforms. This is becoming more evident as she is the Secretary of Education in the Trump administration.

She further talks about major advances that are taking place in Louisiana along with Indiana. These two states are able to serve close to a million students each year. It is a fact that all these students will not be taking advantage of these programs. Still, there would be widespread adoption of the educational choices being provided through these programs.

Betsy DeVos had been involved in these states during her election cycles. She believes that these reforms are a result of the right people getting elected from these states. They can draft good legislation, and get it implemented well after it gets passed. This way the students will be able to find the school of their choice. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com

Betsy DeVos is associated with the American Federation for Children. This is a part of her national reform efforts.

She believes that education choice can be implemented successfully only when it becomes a non-partisan issue. Unfortunately, this has not been the case till now. This is because the Democrats have been taking the side of the teachers’ unions. This is why Betsy DeVos is engaging with Democrats so that they can do the right thing. This is because all are well aware that education has to be non-partisan in order to be effective.

There is a growing interest being taken by the Democratic leaders in promoting educational choice. Now, this has turned into a movement that has a lot of Democratic support. All this is due to the steady efforts being made at the grassroots levels since a long time that has spanned several election cycles. To be precise, Betsy DeVos has been involved in these from 2003 onward.

Her grassroots activities require special mention here. This includes providing ads on the urban radio stations in order to inform and engage parents about voucher opportunities and such other activities. Next was billboarding as well as web ads. Other activities included mailings along with phone calls. Even the parish churches, as well as community groups, were included. Next were the parent meetings to impart information. All this can be easily classified as grassroots work. It was tedious but important too. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.

Due to the grassroots activity, the awareness about the school choice program had risen amongst the public officials as well as community leaders. This is why in 2012, the legislature decided to expand the New Orleans program in order to make it statewide.

Betsy DeVos further maintains that there has been overwhelming parental satisfaction from this program. This is why the statewide program based in Louisiana has managed to enroll nearly 5,000 children during the first academic year.