News Release

Join the Celebration of the Century!

Live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, fireworks, mariachi flash mob, vintage cars,
food trucks, birthday cake to be featured at free Birthday Party on
September 19th at Santa Ana College

(Santa Ana, CA) - Santa Ana College (SAC) has come a long way from the fall morning in 1915 when Santa Ana Junior College opened its doors on the grounds of Santa Ana High School to 24 students and 11 professors. One hundred years later, SAC has much to celebrate. It now serves nearly 30,000 students each semester from a 65-acre campus at 17th and Bristol Streets and at three educational centers.

Have you ever wanted to go to a birthday party 100 years in the making? Here’s your chance: SAC is inviting the community to join in their celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss the mariachi flash mob and the fireworks show!

This once-in-a-lifetime event, presented by Union Bank, has something for everyone with the emphasis on fun and entertainment. Activities include: live performances, a Family Fun Zone sponsored by Disneyland Resorts, a vintage car display, a community expo, and a spectacular fireworks show. And to satisfy your appetite and quench your thirst, an array of food trucks will be on hand, tickets to the wine and beer garden will be available, and birthday cake will be provided!

For additional information about Santa Ana College’s centennial celebration and to sign up to receive centennial news, visit or call (714) 564-6075.


Santa Ana College 100th Birthday Party

Football Practice Field and Parking Lots 11, 12, and 13
Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706

5:00-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015

With a “Celebrated Past and Boundless Future,” Santa Ana College has reached a historical milestone and a celebration is in order.

The Birthday Party and campus parking are free. Tickets to the Beer and Wine Garden start at $25. RSVPs are invited at

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which is turning 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit to learn more. For information about Santa Ana College’s Centennial, please visit

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7319