Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

This is a photo of journalism student Lo Woan Jing, one of a number of Vietnamese refugees who enrolled in Orange County colleges and universities during and after the Vietnam War. In the 1970s, Orange County was the location for the largest influx of Vietnamese refugees in the nation. In 1970, Fullerton College had 104 students from 25 foreign countries, about one percent of the student body. While the number of international students had usually been low, the district did implement a policy in 1979 that limited foreign student enrollment to three percent. NOCCCD Board Members made the decision based on the contention that taxpayers should be admitted before any foreign students. Student fees for foreign students were also raised from $13 to $30 a unit in the spring of 1971.
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