Daily Pilot: "The Crowd: Celebration helps children"

By B.W. Cook

o-chairs Wendy Tenebaum, Nancy Eaton, Kathryn Moore and Lourdes Nark at Court Appointed Special Advocates annual gala, raising more than $800,000 for programs assisting children in the foster care system in the O.C. (Courtesy Laurie Veitch / June 10, 2011)Excerpt from article:

Some 350 guests converged upon the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana for the third annual Nicholas Academic Centers Graduation Celebration. An impressive 100% of the 2011 graduates, a total of 60 students, plan to attend college in the fall.

The Nicholas Academic Centers, founded several years ago by Newport Coast resident Dr. Henry Nicholas, former CEO of Broadcom Corporation, in association with retired Superior Court Judge Jack Mandel, finds its purpose in enhancing the success level of mostly inner-city students attending public schools and enabling them to find a path to college. The impressive success rate speaks volumes about the importance of the Nicholas program.

On hand for the upbeat event at the Bowers was executive director of the centers Dr. Corina A. Espinoza joining Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido welcoming the graduates and their families.

(Courtesy Laurie Veitch / June 10, 2011 ) Nicholas Academic Centers' executive director Dr. Corina A. Espinoza and NAC founders Dr. Henry Nicholas and Ret. Orange County Superior Court Judge Jack Mandel, with members of the Class of 2011 at recent graduation ceremony, which honored 60 local students headed for college.>>FULL STORY<<

Ashley Temm