Monterey Peninsula College Foundation

Ryan Vucina has served as the Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., for more than a decade, handling a wide variety of mixed-use projects for the company. In recognition of his achievements, he earned the 2014 Best Construction Site Award from the Santa Lucia Preserve Design Review Board. Ryan Vucina holds a degree in business management from Monterey Peninsula College.

One of 110 colleges in the California community college system, Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year university or to enter the workforce. In 1994, Monterey Peninsula leaders recognized the need for community support for the college and established the MPC Foundation. With an endowment of more than $1 million, the foundation funds faculty and staff awards, improvements to facilities and programs, and student scholarships. In addition to advocating for the school in the community, the foundation has been instrumental in campus improvements, such as the new Library and Technology Center.