When their game ended, FRC women’s softball players paid Chef Conry and the Culinary Arts students a compliment for cooking over 400 meals at the Celebration Day festival. Ready for the feast are, from left, left fielder Bianca Beterano, center fielder Madi Harris, third-base Laticia Molina, first-base Malinna Levesque and right fielder Cynthia Barela.

FRC celebrates 30 years as an independent college district

Nancy Gambell of the Feather River College Foundation, left, celebrates FRC’s 30 years as an independent community college district April 12 with the Golden Eagles mascot and Beth Reid, also with the foundation. Photos by Roni Java

Independence is something to be cherished and Feather River College recently had good reason to celebrate on that score.

Thirty years ago, FRC established its independence from the Peralta Community College District of northern Alameda County and became its own single community college district.

To mark the occasion, FRC threw a party on a sunny April 12 and invited the whole county to join in the festivities.

“Celebration Day turned out great!” said Carlie McCarthy, FRC’s Chief of Student Services whose team and student volunteers organized the event. “We had a good mix of students, staff, faculty and community members as well as alumni, retirees and members from the FRC Board of Trustees.”


The festival combined forces with FRC’s popular Cultural Fair featuring hosted displays and activities from Ireland, Australia, the Navajo Indian tribe in Arizona, United Kingdom, Romania, Uganda, the state of Tennessee, Cuba and Mexico.

The college Culinary Arts program with Chef Sean Conry and his students provided a barbecue that served over 400 meals and the Eagle Pride Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Environmental Association and Associated Students of FRC Student Government leaders were on hand, too.

The Golden Eagles men’s baseball and women’s softball teams played to enthusiastic fans and spring officially kicked into high gear. Congratulations everyone!