It has been an incredibly busy summer for the Oak Glen Media team members as they worked to bring Phase 1 of the Chaffin Luhana Foundation Media Centers to fruition. Now all of that hard work is ready to be displayed and open to the public.
In May 2015, the Foundation, founded by Chaffin Luhana partners Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana, and their families, made a $25,000 donation to create the broadcast and media centers. At that time, local media were invited to Oak Glen High School for a press conference, where plans for the broadcast and media centers were announced. At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year in August, the new media centers opened to the students and staff.
Phase 1 goals for the Chaffin Luhana Foundation Media Centers included, remodeling the library, updating database subscriptions and reference collections, educating staff and faculty on media center practices and more.
Those behind the hard work and progress are the Oak Glen media team members, comprised of Lissa Dulick and Morgan Martin, English teachers at Oak Glen High School, Oak Glen High School Principal Dave Smith, Assistant Principal Carla Carinci-Bell, Ted Arneault, History, Government and Psychology teacher, and Julie Zoellers, Math and Technology teacher.
Principal Dave Smith is pleased with the progress and is looking forward to the time when all of the training and technology is installed and completed.
“Oak Glen High School and our students are very appreciative of the generous donation from the Chaffin Luhana Foundation. The opportunities that our Media & Broadcast Centers will provide for all of our students is limitless. We will continue to push forward to provide college and career readiness skills to all that walk the halls of Oak Glen High School,” Mr. Smith said.
Chaffin Luhana Partner Eric Chaffin, a 1989 graduate of Oak Glen High School, is looking forward to viewing the progress of the Chaffin Luhana Foundation Media Centers.
“We are really excited to see the progress with the media centers. Dave and the teachers at Oak Glen really care about the future of these kids, and providing them with the best opportunities possible. The media centers will help enable the kids to enhance their computer science and media skills in a fast growing technology environment and we are excited to be able to contribute to their futures,” Mr. Chaffin said.
Check out some coverage from our local media:
CLF Media Center-The Review
Hometown News Article-Chaffin Luhana Foundation Media Center