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B.I.G.E. Student Club

Beyond Incarceration: Greater Education (B.I.G.E.). Through our action, service and collective presence, we are breaking down stereotypes connected to being formerly incarcerated.

  • Connected by our backgrounds, united in our aspirations to support one another and succeed at Allan Hancock College
  • Bi-Weekly meetings geared towards: Breaking the stigma connected to being formerly incarcerated, peer support, mentoring and connections to campus resources
  • Meetings are open to all AHC students, including those who have experienced incarceration, those who have been impacted by the incarceration of someone else, or those who would ally with our communities
  • Opportunities to serve our larger Santa Maria community 

Fall 2022 In-Person Meeting Schedule

Time: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


  • Aug 19 - G106
  • Sept 2 - G106
  • Sept 16 - G106
  • Sept 30 - G106
  • Oct 14 - H-104
  • Oct 28 - H-104
  • Nov 18 - G106
  • Dec 9 - End of Semester Celebration
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. at AHC Student Farm

    Directions: The Student Farm is across the street from the AHC soccer/football field, on the west side of College Drive and behind the softball/baseball complex.  You will see a sign that says "vineyard" with an arrow pointing down the dirt driveway - follow that driveway and it will dead-end at the farm


Lynn Becerra-Valencia
Faculty Advisor

Andrew DelRio

Gabriel Ochoa
Vice President

Arturo "Cheech" Raygoza


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