The Bakersfield College Delano Campus launched its inaugural Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) in the 2014 fall semester. Led by Bakersield College Delano faculty Michelle Hart and Oliver Rosales, the CHAP series is designed to bring exciting and intellectually stimulating speakers, forums, films, and events to the BC Delano campus. All events are free and open to the public.
The project is a direct result of the mentorship of Professor Emeritus Richard Osborne of Porterville College. Over a decade ago, Professor Osborne launched Porterville College’s CHAP initiative to much success, bringing in hundreds of speakers over the years. He has been generous with his time, sharing with Professors Hart and Rosales strategies for implementing a successful CHAP series in Delano.