Mihaylo College Dean Anil Puri stands with golfers at the 2016 Mihaylo College Golf Classic at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California.

Mihaylo Dean Anil Puri (far left) with golfers at the Mihaylo Golf Classic on June 20 in Newport Beach, Calif. Says Joe Ferrucci ’93: “The golf tournament is thoroughly enjoyed by the participants and has become the college’s largest fundraising event. This is because the event reflects the high standards of excellence that Mihaylo College has become known for.”

On a scorching first day of summer, the 22nd annual Mihaylo Golf Classic provided more than $90,000 to fund the college, helping to ensure a world-class business education for Mihaylo’s student body.

It was the hottest June day on record in much of Southern California. Yet Mihaylo faculty, staff, alumni and donors braved the heat to raise funds for student scholarships and services at the Mihaylo Golf Classic at the oceanfront Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast. With the more than $90,000 raised at this year’s event, the total for more than two decades now exceeds $1.1 million. The foursome from Newport Beach law firm Robinson Calcagnie Inc. took first place among more than 130 golfers.

“As Mihaylo College’s largest fundraiser, the proceeds from this tournament support student-oriented initiatives,” says attorney Joe Ferrucci ’93 (accounting), a member of the Executive Council. “One of those initiatives is the Business Honors Program. This unique program provides a socially and professionally stimulating academic environment to a select group of business students who are exceptionally driven in their pursuit of excellence.”

The golf classic would not have been possible without the assistance of Helpmates Staffing Companies, the title sponsor; garment sponsor Smart & Final; dinner sponsor Southern Counties Lubricants LLC; product sponsor US Bank; and the alumni and business network.

Additional photos of the event are available on Flickr.

For more on next year’s tournament, contact Associate Director of Development Micah Howard at mihoward@fullerton.edu.

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