Generous Donation Received By Former Professor

Orange Coast College recently received a very generous donation from a former professor. Mary McChesney worked at the college for many years and recently donated one million dollars to the college planetarium that will fund a pendulum called Foucault. It will be built to demonstrate the rotation of Earth. It will be the only attraction of its kind and is specially formed to be built at the college. McChesney has always had a passion for education and takes great pride in assisting with foundations within the community. McChesney retired as a professor in 1983. She has over 33 years of experience working at the college teaching English and Spanish. Her passion has always been to help within the community and she loved to teach. The donation is greatly appreciated by OCC and will be used in a very good manner. The planetarium began construction in 2016 and should be finished in 2018. The existing one was actually built in the 1950s but will be torn down to make room for the new one. With all of the changes in technology a new planetarium was definitely essential. The new planetarium is set to offer space for many visitors including kindergarten through 12th grade. The overall project should cost around $20 million and they have received approximately $2.6 million in donations so far. Learn more:


Orange Coast College was started in 1947 and has been the product of many successful students for many years. The campus has around 164 acres of property located in Costa Mesa, which is only a few minutes from the beautiful beach. OCC has many features that enhance the overall experience for students such as offering the latest in technology and over 135 degree programs to choose form. They have been in business for over 70 years with 25,000 students attending each semester. They offer college courses throughout the entire year which many students take advantage of. After graduation, many college students attend private colleges and universities within California and throughout the nation. OCC is also ranked as the number one community college in California and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


The Last Mile, Courtesy of Daniel Taub

At 55 years of age, Daniel Taub is one man that cannot fail to make the headlines. Although born in the United Kingdom, Mr. Taub has spent most of his formative years in Israel working closely with his Jewish friends and family. Ever since Daniel Taub was a young boy, he had a burning desire to change the world in one way or the other, something he has done to date with excellence.

Before moving to Israel, Daniel Taub passionately pursued his education at Harvard University, Oxford University College, as well as Haberdasher’s Aske’s Boys’ School. While living in Israel, the first job that Taub got engaged in was a combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces, a time he constructively spent learning about the Israeli-Palestinian war. Shortly after Taub’s departure from the Israeli Defense Forces medical department, Daniel was taken in as an officer in the international law division, a role he most graciously took.

Years later, high ranking officers at the Israeli Foreign Ministry took note of Taub’s intelligent mind as well as resilience and decided to give him a shot to work for them. Taking all that was directed at him head-on, Daniel Taub succeeded in all his endeavors. Before ever becoming the Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub was an intermediary between Geneva and New York, working on behalf of the United Nations in a diplomatic capacity.

Daniel Taub’s tenure as ambassador has come with loads of blessings. Thanks to his relentless efforts, Daniel Taub has helped eliminate divisions between the UK and Israeli community. In so doing, Taub has helped foster bilateral partnerships that happen to favor trading between the two countries. Read more: Daniel Taub | About and  Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

Because of Daniel’s contribution, the social division between the United Kingdom and Israel is now at an all time low. Also, Taub has gone out of his comfort zone to castigate against the war that directly affects Israel and Palestine. In his view, there is enough space for everyone to coexist in harmony if at all both aggrieved parties are willing to sit down and settle on an amicable decision.

Due to Taub’s selfless abilities, he will get recorded in history as the best ambassador that Israel has seen in centuries, maybe after a character like Joseph once mentioned in the Christian Bible.

Although Daniel is on his last mile, he has left a legacy worth emulating not only by people living in the UK or Israel but also by the rest of the world.

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Michel Terpin – Racer and Writer?

A weakness is writing in Maine slang. I lived in Maine for 35 years and we have a different way of speaking that doesn’t compute in other parts of the country. I can even edit my work and not pick it up. Thankfully, my wife is my editor, and she can spot the Mainer coming out in my writing a mile away. Check out for more details.

I have trouble keeping my mind focused on one writing task at a time. For instance, I am working for a medical website writing content. Also, I am writing an article for publishing in a New England magazine. This afternoon, I was working on my content writing, and I couldn’t focus on my research because I was kicking around ideas for my other article. So, I went to work on my other article – on Brazilian racer, Michel Terpin – and found myself thinking about my content writing.

It’s during times like these that I put my work away and go for a walk or play with my kids. The time away settles my brain down so that I can focus on one assignment at a time. I would be able to deliver 5-8 orders a week to start, and we could adjust from that starting point moving forward. I enjoy writing about experiences I have had in life. I was a crazy adolescent, even crazier as a college kid, and am now a mix of the two as a husband and father of two: I enjoy new experiences and have many to share with the world, including my many adventures in seeing Terpin drive to victory, whether form a TV screen, on the news or at an event. For more details visit comunique-se

I have a passion for sports and hobbies. I collect sports memorabilia, stamps, toys, etc. Basically, anything that I may be able to make a buck on, I’m in. I am dabbling in woodwork, enjoying gardening, hiking, cooking, playing video games, buying backyard games, and a host of other things. I promise you, whatever need you have for Rodrigo Terpins assignments, I’ll be able to deliver.

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