For Release: City of Santa Ana Honors Broadcom Founder Henry T. Nicholas, III, Ph.D. and Judge Jack K. Mandel with Keys to the City
Founders of Non-Profit Nicholas Academic Centers Recognized for Continued, Generous Contributions to Community
July 11, 2012
City of Santa Ana PIO
SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a special ceremony, The City of Santa Ana recently presented Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) Founder Henry T. Nicholas, III, Ph.D. and retired Judge Jack K. Mandel with Keys to the City to honor their outstanding dedication to the community through the Nicholas Academic Centers (NACs). The Keys are given at the discretion of the mayor and symbolize one of the highest honors. The last “key” to the city was presented to Renée Segerstrom more than a decade ago.
“The Nicholas Academic Centers are transforming education as we know it,” said Mayor Miguel Pulido. “I have personally witnessed Dr. Nicholas applying his fierce tenacity and competitiveness, which were key drivers in his ability to redefine the technology industry globally with Broadcom, to these Centers and what they provide for our students. Dr. Nicholas and Judge Mandel have already profoundly improved the lives of hundreds of families here in Santa Ana and I am confident that will affect thousands if not millions nationally in the future.”
NACs was established in 2008 by Henry T. Nicholas, III, Ph.D., founder of Broadcom, in partnership with Judge Jack K. Mandel, to provide after-school tutoring and mentoring for high school students in the Santa Ana Unified School District. In less than five years, NACs has changed the lives of hundreds of students through scholarship opportunities that would never have been realized. NACs has been the catalyst for 232 local students to earn scholarships to many of the nation’s most prestigious universities, including the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, Smith College, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine and Chapman University. Many of these students have been offered full-ride scholarships.
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