Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saddleback students recognized by City of Mission Viejo

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  – Entertainment and Theatre Technology (ETT) students in the Division of Fine Arts & Media Technology at Saddleback College were presented certificates of appreciation from the City of Mission Viejo  at its  City Council meeting on May 21, 2012. 

Department of Theatre Arts Chair Kent McFann, Scenic Painting faculty member Karen McNulty and the ETT students Kathryn Bausch, Heather McLain, Zack Lapinski, Diana Campos, Sarah Winfrey, Lucy Darby, Danni Rodriquez and Austin Burkett received recognition for their support of the staging and set design for both the Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Special Event and the Arts Alive Festival. 

Students worked alongside cartoonist J.H. Everett and American animation artist Bob Singer to paint 15 large cartoon cut-outs for display at the 1950’s themed Arts Alive Festival.  Bob Singer, who was also recognized at the City Council meeting, is known for his drawings of  Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons and Tom and Jerry (to name a few). 

Saddleback College Entertainment and Theatre Technology certificate program provides students with career preparation for entry-level positions in the professional entertainment industry.  A comprehensive intensive two-year program, Entertainment and Theatre Technology offers students the opportunity to explore fundamentals of a wide variety of practical career opportunities.  Technical Theatre students participate in the hands-on experience of creating all of the technical elements of the Department of Theatre Arts productions as well as other live events on the Saddleback College campus.

The Department of Theatre Arts program at Saddleback College produces seven fully-staged shows per year in which students are encouraged to participate.  Theatre Arts students are given the opportunity to audition for every production and Theatre Arts students are given priority in the casting process.  In addition there are numerous opportunities for students to contribute in backstage activities of seven fully-staged college productions.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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