Monday, June 11, 2012

The many monikers of the SOCCCD

1. South Coast Junior College District 
(during planning; district founded February 14, 1967)

Problems, real or imagined: "Um, what about inland? Ever hear of El Toro, Tustin, places like that?"

2. Saddleback Junior College District 
(renamed during board meeting, March 13, 1967)

Problems, real or imagined: "They're not called 'junior' colleges anymore, cuz they do more than that."

3. Saddleback Community College District 
(1970)

Problems, real or imagined: in 1979, the "north campus" is built in Irvine. By 1985 it becomes an independent college: Irvine Valley, and it's denizens take themselves awfully seriously. SCCD is now a two-college district.
So: "How come the district's named 'Saddleback' when only one college has that name?"

4. South Orange County Community College District 
(1997)

Problems, real or imagined: "SOCCCD? Really? Maybe we should add some more Cs."
"Looks like this half-county ain't big enough for the both of us."

5. South Orange County Community College District
and 
South Orange County Community College District North
(2020)

Problems, real or imagined: "El Toro Rd. is, and always has been, the borderline. Nowadays, students who wander across it are either eaten alive or their heads explode."

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