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Santa Ana College to stage family photo in honor of its Centennial Celebration


On Friday, August 21, at 8:30 a.m. some 500 Santa Ana College (SAC) faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, administrators, and retirees will gather at the John Ward Track and Practice Field (near the college gymnasium) to take a “family photo.” Everyone has been encouraged to show their college spirit and wear the college colors—red and black—and the college logo on t-shirts, hats, team jerseys or uniforms.

Between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., the SAC “family” will be asked to file onto the practice field where they will take part in forming a living S-A-C.

The college may have turned 100, but the methodology for the photo is anything but old. The large group photo will be captured using drone technology. Still photos and time lapse photos of the process will also be captured for posterity.

The drone photo will be taken at 8:45 a.m.


Santa Ana College faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, administrators, and retirees.


Santa Ana College, John Ward Track and Practice Field, 1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706


Friday, August 21
8:30 a.m. Position for photo
8:45 a.m. Take drone photo


For additional details about the Santa Ana College Centennial, please visit

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

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