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Passing of Victoria Martinez

Nov 15, 2023

Good afternoon,

Our colleague, Victoria Martinez, Fresno City College Coordinator of Dual Enrollment, passed away last week after a long illness. She was a dedicated college employee who took pride in her work and helped to increase the number of high school students in dual enrollment.

We extend our sympathies to her family, friends and colleagues. Her family has provided the following information on her services, and a scholarship that has been organized in her name.

The Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, November 18 at 1 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Cathedral located at 4147 E. Dakota Avenue in Fresno. A reception will follow. Her obituary can be found at the Chapel of the Light website.

Scholarship Information

The Victoria Martinez Memorial Scholarship has been established to award Fresno City College students with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students who have completed dual enrollment courses before attending Fresno City College.  We are working on getting it listed soon on the FCC Scholarship Listing for students and potential donors to view.

For those who are able to contribute towards the scholarship:

Check - make out to SCCC Foundation and mail to 1171 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor, Fresno, CA 93721. Please make sure to write in the name of the scholarship on the memo portion of the check.

Credit Card - You can call the Foundation Office at (559) 243-7500, Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and an employee in the Foundation Office will run your credit card for you.

Employee Payroll Deduction Form – Attached with this email is the Voluntary Employee Payroll Deduction form for any employee of the District who would like to donate to the scholarship can do so by filling out the attached document to include your signature and returning it to Leslie Mabray, Foundation Accountant in the Foundation office. Leslie will work with Payroll to set up the employee's monthly payroll deduction.

Secure Online Donation - by clicking on the URL below or typing it into your search engine which will take you to State Center Community College Foundation’s Donation Page.

Under “Donation Amount” please choose the donation amount

Under “Designation” click on the arrow and scroll and click on the word “Other”

A text box will appear and, in the box, please type in the name of your scholarship

Complete the Donation Form and click “Submit” to process your donation


Dr. Carole Goldsmith
State Center Community College District