California Mathematics Council Community Colleges 



CMC3 Foundation

The new CMC3 Foundation Board consists of

  • President:  James Sullivan, Sierra College

  • Treasurer:   Leslie Banta, Mendocino College

  • Member-at-Large:  Shawn Lanier, Woodland College

  • Member-at-Large:  Casey Terrill, Mendocino College

  • Member:  Joseph Conrad, Solano College

 Your CMC3 Foundation Board has committed itself to the purpose of the CMC3 Foundation which is:  To provide scholarships to community college students in the state of California under the purview of CMC3, To recognize and reward student academic success, To stimulate interest in mathematics and mathematics education.

The Foundation awards an average of $ 6,000 in scholarships to students attending Northern California community scholarships to students attending Northern California community colleges..

Your CMC3 Foundation Board will continue soliciting donations from other foundations, corporations, the business community, and our CMC3 membership, as well as discussing possible fund-raising events. We welcome any ideas you might have regarding these endeavors. Please contact us through any of our Foundation Board members.

Please help us help students by contributing to the CMC3 Foundation.

Please take time to fill out the donation form. Whether your donation is $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, or more, we thank you for your continued support. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law and our tax ID Number is 94-3227552.  Thank you.

Donations are now accepted online via PayPal.  Any credit card is accepted.  Just click on the "Donate" button below and we will happily accept your donation to help our California Community College mathematics students.

Please direct any questions about donations to James Sullivan, the CMC3 foundation chair.

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CMC3 Foundation Scholarships

Click Here to download the scholarship application form.  The deadline to submit the applicattion is Sunday, April 1, 2018.

If you have questions about the foundation scholarship, please contact the foundation board president,  James Sullivan

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CMC3 Foundation Scholarship Recipients for 2017-2018

The following six outstanding California Community College students were awarded a $1000 Scholarship from the CMC3 Foundation.

            Jeremy Ronco and Levi Baguley from Mendocino College


            Hannah Brown from Lake Tahoe Community College


            Laura Johnson from Las Positas College


Samira Sebt from West Valley College


            Andres Franco Valiente from Ohlone College


This year’s Tahoe Conference Student Speaker Award winner was Christopher Yang from Las Positas College. Christopher’s presentation on “Tidal Forces and the Expanding Orbit of the Moon” was one of the highlights of this year’s conference. His presentation was very educational, interactive, and enhanced through the use of 3D animations. The CMC3 Foundation would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to Christopher and his faculty mentors, Dr. Ruchira Majumdar and Dr. Robin Rehagen, for providing us with such an outstanding presentation.

Monterey Student Poster Session
The Foundation provided scholarships for the Student Poster Session in Monterey.  The winner this year was Kelci Fernandez from Santa Rosa Junior College.  Her poster was titled, "Approximating Pi using the Mandelbrot Set".  Runners up were Brian Kwon from the City College of San Francisco with "Understanding the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Protocol", Ming Cen & San Kong Ng from the City College of San Francisco with "Existence of Fibonacci and Farey sequences in the Mandelbrot Set",  and James Plain & Devin Serna from Bakersfield College with "New Heuristics for Pokemon GO".   

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Student Speaker Competition

The Foundation was once again delighted to facilitate the annual Student Speaker Competition, made possible by a generous gift from past CMC3 president Debra Landre.  This year’s winner, Gabe Fredericks from Solano College,  gave a talk entitled “Practical and Theoretical Significance of L-Functions".  Thank you to Larry Green for running the competition.  

 Friends of the Foundation 2016-2017

The CMC3 Foundation wishes to acknowledge the following people who have so generously donated to the Scholarship Fund during the recent year.

*  Circle of Friends ($500 or more)




Allyn Washington
Judith & Charles Barnett

Debra Landre
Pat McKeague
Wei-Jen Harrison


*  Hexagon of Friends ($200 to $499)


James Sullivan
Leslie Banta
Wade Ellis

*  Pentagon of Friends ($ 100 to $199)

Binh Truang
Cynthia Stubblebine
David Powers
Dean Gooch
Denny Burzynski
Emmanuel Akanyrige
Gary Ling
Guy DePrimo
Michael & Lori Eurgubian
Rebecca Fouquette
Richard Hansen

*  Square of Friends ($50 to $99)



Janet Tarjin
Mark Harbison
Nancy Mink
Pejmon Sadri
Steve Blaserg


*  Triangle of Friends (< $50)



Bic Ha Dovan


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