News Release

Centennial Birthday Party September 19, 2015/Santa Ana College


  • Santa Ana College – at 100 years old – is one of the oldest colleges in California.

  • More than 3,000 guests are expected to attend the September 19 Centennial Birthday Party – the largest organized event in college history.

  • In partnership with Downtown Inc., a Beer and Wine Garden will include drink and food pairings from Robbins Nest, Gecko, Mar, Diego’s, Velvet Lounge, Gypsy Den, Good Beer Company, Wine Exchange, Luna Kutsi-The Art of Mexican Food, and Ninjas with Appetite.

  • Food Truck Row participants include Sol Agave, The Cut, LLC., The Burnt Truck, Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Café, Scooter’s Italian Ice, Buqqa Truck andMustache Mike’s Italian Ice.

  • An educational Community Expo will feature 30 local nonprofit organizations representing healthcare, education, legal and other programs offering free or reduced fee services.

  • Children’s activities include the Disneyland Resort-sponsored Imagination Playground, games,sportsclinics,craftsand prizes.

  • The City of Santa Ana will showcase its Traffic Safety Rodeo – a pedestrian and traffic safety program with educational and fun presentations. An appearance by the Santa Ana Police Department mounted unit will be featured.

  • Santa Ana College student actors dressed in period costumes dating back to World War II, the 60s, disco era, will share vignettes reflecting on college and community history throughout the evening.

  • A Vintage Car Show will feature automobiles representing decades from the last 100 years. One example is a 1959 220S Mercedes convertible that once belonged to Prince Rainer and Princess Grace Kelly.

  • For additional information about Santa Ana College’s centennial celebration or to sign up to receive centennial news, visit or call 714.564.6075.

  • Event and Entertainment Timeline:

          5:00 p.m.      Event Opens (Santa Ana College Football Practice Fields)

          5:10 p.m.      Vietnamese singers, Van Khanh and Huynh Gia Tuan

          5:45 p.m.      Battle of the Dances

          6:10 p.m.      Relámpago del Cielo (Folklorico)

          6:40 p.m.      Jodaiko, Japanese drumming ensemble from UCI

          7:10 p.m.      SACPack

          7:40 p.m.      Santa Ana College Jazz Band

          8-8:30p.m.    Expo and children’s activities begin to close

          8:10 p.m.      “Don Mariachi” and Ballet Folklorico Mexicanisimo

          8:30 p.m.      Mariachi Flash Mob/Las Mananitas

          8:45 p.m.      Centennial program with emcee KTLA meteorologist/traffic reporter and alumni  Vera Jimenez; Santa Ana College President, Erlinda J. Martinez, Ed.D.; Rancho Community  College Board of Trustees President, Lawrence “Larry” R. Labrado; Santa Ana Mayor, Miguel A. Pulido and President of MUFG Union Bank Foundation Carl Bolton.     

          9:00 p.m.      Event concludes with Fireworks Spectacular!

  • Community Sponsors:

    · Union Bank - Presenting Sponsor
    · C.J. Segerstrom and Sons
    · Crevier Classic Cars
    · Disneyland Resort
    · First American Corporation
    · HGA Architects
    · Payden & Rygel
    · SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
    · The Gas Company
    · Wells Fargo Bank​

Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503