Class of 2000
Andy Powers was about 8 years old when he tried making his first guitar. It fell apart while he was tuning the strings... Today, the MiraCosta College graduate is among the most celebrated guitar and ukulele makers around and has a following that includes the likes of Elvis Costello, Taylor Swift and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. Read more.
One by one, the students who were being honored at a dinner for completing the Puente Project at MiraCosta College talked about the challenges they had overcome, then walked over to Professor Maria Figueroa-Chacon, and with tears in their eyes, gave her a warm embrace of thanks.
Figueroa-Chacon, they said, was someone who cared. Someone who pushed them to succeed. Someone who refused to give up. Read more.