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On March 22nd the University of Southern California, School of Social Work honored the Randall family at a reception for the grand opening of the new Randall Information Center, a center made possible by a generous gift from the Jim and Eleanor Randall Foundation.

The Randall Information Center, located in the School of Social Work, “offers students computer access to electronic research tools, including library databases and catalogs, group study areas and a social work librarian”.

USC commissioned Eleanor Randall to create the above artwork. It represents the cultural diversity that the USC School of Social Work offers and is located in the Randall Information Center.

The Randall Internship Program at Seaver College provides significant experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom to 100 undergraduate students each academic year. Internship opportunities are available throughout Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Calabasas, Malibu, and Ventura County depending upon the company’s location.  Participating employers include Warner Center Music, NBC Universal, UBS Financial, Four Seasons Los Angeles, and the Malibu Boys and Girls Club.  Additionally, last year’s program expanded to include a summer internship at Cooper Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This invaluable opportunity enables two pre-med students to complete an internship in the hospital’s Emergency Room while conducting research with a medical doctor.

Receiving academic credit for internships ranging from 10-15 hours per week, participating students are required to enroll in an internship seminar course. Weekly assignments and discussions about career development enhance the student experience and promote a sense of professionalism.

Led by longtime Pepperdine professor Dr. Nancy Shatzer, the Randall Program helps students gain the necessary skills and experience for employment following graduation.  With the increased importance employers are placing on internship experience, Pepperdine is hoping to increase the number of available internship positions from 100 to 150 in the next couple of years.

The Randall Internship Program is made possible through the generosity of Pepperdine friends Jim and Eleanor Randall. In addition to Pepperdine’s Randall Internship Program, Jim and Eleanor have given generously to the Wave Classic Golf Tournament in support of student scholarships and career preparation programs at Seaver College.

Supporting the University’s mission of preparing students for “lives for purpose, service, and leadership,” the Randall Internship program encourages students to set career goals, develop successful work habits, and work towards fulfilling lifelong dreams.

The attached pictures were taken during the annual Randall Internship Dinner celebration in April of 2011.

The Stars have finally returned to Mt. San Antonio College!

Due to the generous support of the Jim and Eleanor Randall Foundation, renovations are complete on the Jim and Eleanor Randall Planetarium. This State of the Art facility is now open to all of Mt. Sac and surrounding communities. With it’s new and exciting Zeiss Skymaster Projector, The Jim and Eleanor Randall Planetarium is a must to visit. The Foundation is proud to be contributing to the education of the community and helping others tour the universe.

Opening Dining Commons

The 20,780 square-foot, full-service Jim and Eleanor Randall Dining Commons is the heart and hub of Chapman University’s new Sandhu Residence and Conference Center. The Randall Dining Commons has the feel of a vibrant, dynamic, upscale restaurant that features table seating and unique curtained booths, as well as a dining terrace overlooking a pedestrian mall. A refreshing, unique departure from the typical college food service, the Randall Dining Commons offers fresh, healthy, restaurant quality food that is conveniently prepared to order. The new dining commons serves all students who live in the residence halls through the University meal plan, and offers unique specials to faculty, staff, and guests of the University.

The facility incorporates state-of-the-art kitchens — creating a wide spectrum of food offerings — that serve as the main food preparation area for all of Chapman University. Features include a pizza station, wood-fire grill, sushi station, sandwich and salad bar, and a chef’s station for special orders. Located on the first floor of the Sandhu Center, the Randall Dining Commons has become the focus of activity and gathering on campus, where students talk about what’s going on in their lives, where they open up to the life of the mind and consider new ideas in lively and engaging conversation. In addition, Chapman University President Jim Doti hosts a new TV cooking show from the Randall Dining Commons’ euro-style chef’s kitchen; it airs weekly on the OC Channel.

On October 28, 2000, the Randall Performing Arts Center was dedicated. The complex, located to the northeast of the athletic field and west of the Jorgenson Building on land which previously held tennis courts, includes rehearsal space for dance and music, as well as an 80-seat black-box theater.

The Randall Performing Arts Center invigorates Flintridge Prep’s musical, dance, and theater arts programs.

The Performing Arts Department at Flintridge Prep offers a nurturing, challenging, and creative environment where students develop their performance skills with the support and leadership of a committed faculty of professional artists. The performing arts program takes full advantage of the school’s new Randall Performing Arts Center with a music, dance, and drama curriculum of the highest quality.

Opened in May 2001, Randall Hall is the home for the first through third grade classes at Clairbourn school in San Gabriel, California, with each grade having two classrooms each. Students now enjoy a flexible, well-illuminated and equipped learning-space specifically designed for elementary education.

Jim & Eleanor Randall were honored on October 28, 2007 as philanthropists of the year at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda.  It was Mt. San Antonio College’s 60th anniversary gala, drawing over 400 guests.