Robert Jensen portrait

Robert Jensen

2015 North Orange County Community College District
Above and Beyond Award” winner

Fullerton College Dean of Fine Arts, retired and& Centennial Co-Chair (2013-2014)

Other Awards and Honors:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Orange County Weekly;
  • Excellence in Theatre Education, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival;
  • Innovations in General Education: The Nautilus Project, National Council of Instructional Administrators;
  • Fullerton College Teacher of the Year Final Four Finalist 2010;
  • Fullerton College Administrator of the Year 2011;
  • James Young Fullerton Legends Award for contributions to the Arts in Fullerton 2011, first honoree.
Fullerton College Hall of Fame Leo Fender

Leo Fender

  • 1909–1991
  • Born in Anaheim, California
  • 1923–1930 Attended Fullerton College; joined the Kayak Club, earned a degree in Accounting
  • 1938 Opened the Fender Radio Service
  • 1950–1960 Inventor, Jazz Bass, Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass, Bassman Amplifiers, and Esquire/Broadcaster
  • 1965 Sold Fender company to CBS
  • 1985 Fender Exhibit at the Fullerton Museum Center opens
  • 1992 Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1998 Fender Museum of Music & Art, Corona, CA opens
  • 2009 Receives the Technical GRAMMY Award

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Fullerton College Hall of Fame Sara McFerrin

Sara McFerrin

  • 1924–
  • Born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1950 Touring member of Broadway show “Lost in the Stars”
  • 1958 Performs in the film “Porgy and Bess”
  • 1973–1993 Instructor, Music Department Fullerton College; Chairperson, Voice Department; Chairperson, Music Department
  • 1993 Fullerton College Staff of Distinction Award
  • Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Opera Pacific
  • Master class teacher/conductor, Wittenberg University and San Diego State University
  • Adjudicator, New York Metropolitan Opera, Southern California Opera Guild, San Francisco Opera

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Fullerton College Hall of Fame Pat Nixon

Patricia Nixon

  • 1912–1993
  • Born in Ely, Nevada
  • 1931–1932 Attended Fullerton College
  • Participated in the Nightwalkers drama club.
  • Starred in the campus production of the Broadway hit, “Broken Dishes”
  • 1937 Graduates from USC cum laude
  • 1940 Marries Richard M. Nixon
  • 1953–1961 Wife of the Vice President of the United States
  • 1969–1974 First Lady of the United States; became most traveled First Lady in United States history
  • As First Lady, she championed the rights of the disabled and encouraged volunteerism

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Hall of Fame Louis Plummer

Louis Plummer

  • 1883–1952
  • Born in Ottoville, Ohio
  • 1904–1909 Teacher, Public Schools, Ottoville, Ohio
  • 1909 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commercial Science, Ohio Northern University
  • 1909–1918 Head of Commerce Department, Fullerton College and Fullerton Union High School
  • 1915–1918 Vice Principal, Fullerton College and Fullerton Union High School
  • 1919–1941 Superintendent and Principal, Fullerton College and Fullerton Union High School
  • 1935 Earns Master of Science in Education, University of Southern California: His master’s thesis outlines the construction plan for the new Fullerton College campus
  • 1972 Fullerton High School Auditorium renamed Plummer Auditorium

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Fullerton College Hall of Fame Cruz Reynoso

Cruz Reynoso

  • 1931–
  • Born in Brea, California
  • 1949–1951 Attended Fullerton College
  • Freshman Class President and Student Body President
  • 1976 First Latino Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal
  • 1982 First Latino Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
  • 1994–2004 Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton
  • Professor of Law at University of New Mexico, UCLA and UC Davis

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Fullerton College Hall of Fame Hal Sherbeck

Hal Sherbeck

  • 1928–
  • Born in Montana
  • 1961–1992 Football coach, golf coach, Athletic Director and Dean of Physical Education at Fullerton College
  • 1964 Start of the 47-game winning streak
  • 1965, 1967, 1983 Football National Championships
  • 1992 Coach Sherbeck’s 240 wins and three national titles make him one of the most successful coaches in community college history
  • 1992 Athletic field renamed Sherbeck Field
  • 2001 Hall of Fame, Commission on Athletics
  • 2005 Fullerton College Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Over 500 of his athletes continued their football careers at the university and professional levels, and many became high school, college and professional coaches

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