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October 18, 2011 > Chabot College celebrates 50th anniversary

Chabot College celebrates 50th anniversary

Submitted By Patricia Russell

The year was 1961. John F. Kennedy was President. Alan Shepard made the first U.S. Space Flight. A boy by the name of Barack Obama was born. And, on Sept. 10, a new community college - soon to be known as Chabot College - opened its doors in the East Bay.

Chabot College celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year with its Oct. 22 Homecoming Festival - a full day of activities for students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, families and the community. The festival culminates at 6 p.m. with the Homecoming football game, the Chabot College Gladiators vs. the Merced College Blue Devils. All festival events will be held in the Physical Education and Athletics Complex on the north end of campus. Admission is $5, covering all events; parking is $2.

Chabot College Athletic Director Jeff Drouin and planners have put together a fun-filled day to include the following events:

9 a.m. Fun Run on Chabot College campus; Alliance Youth Soccer Game
10 a.m. Chabot College Softball Alumni Game; Chabot College Baseball vs. Diablo Valley College
11 a.m. Alliance Youth Soccer Game
12 p.m. Strength and Fitness Center Open House; Club and Organization Booths; Student Veterans of Chabot College BBQ Fundraiser; Alliance Youth Soccer Game
2 p.m. Chabot College Line Dancers; Chabot College Baseball vs. Sierra College
4 p.m. Chabot College Line Dancers
6 p.m. Homecoming Football Game

The festival will also feature the Chabot College State Championship Golf Team Recognition and the Ernie Reyes' West Coast Martial Arts Association.

Drouin noted that Chabot College boasts a proud athletic tradition in its 50 years of service to the community. Following is a brief history in numbers:

6 Olympians
15 State Team Championships
20 Bowl Games
55 Northern California Championships
146 Conference Championships

For more information about Chabot College, the Athletics Program and the Homecoming Festival, please visit the website at Students may register online at For registration information please call (510) 723-6700.

Chabot College is located at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward.

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