Butte College Foundation

Butte College Spring Gala

Congratulations to the two 2015-2016 Outstanding Alumni of the Year: Arnoldo Avalos and Kory Honea:

Arnoldo Avalos

Avalos Foundation Arnoldo Avalos

Arnoldo Avalos is the youngest of seven children who worked as migrant farm workers across the Northwest while growing up. Growing up in Gridley, Avalos attended Butte College from 1986-1991 while enrolled at Gridley High School, and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a Master's Degree from Harvard University. Avalos enjoyed a successful career in management, working for companies such as Cisco Systems, Google, and Facebook. In 2013 he co-founded the Avalos Foundation with his wife. The private foundation aims to provide scholarships and mentorship to students from the upper Sacramento Valley who lack the resources to succeed. Arnoldo is also a member of the Latino Community Foundation Board of Trustees and a founding member of Hermanos Unidos in 1989. In 2014, he was appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors by Governor Jerry Brown, where he helps oversee 113 community colleges.


Kory Honea

Butte County Sheriff Jerry Smith

Student athlete and honors student, Kory Honea received his law enforcement training in the 81st Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Butte College and earned his AA Degree in Social Science in 1991. He joined the Butte County Sheriff's Office in 1993 when he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff. Climbing the ranks, Sheriff Kory Honea became the 31st Sheriff of Butte County in 2014. Ho-NEE also holds a Juris Doctorate from Taft School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California.

Thank You to Our 2016 Spring Gala Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Tri Counties Bank


Diamond Sponsors

J.E. McAmis

Court J. King Farms

Media Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

  • Esplanade Office Furniture
  • Hupp Signs and Lighting & Hupp Draft Services
  • InterWest Insurance
  • Payden & Rygel
  • PG&E
  • Ray Morgan Company
  • Recology
  • Salute of California

Silver Sponsor

  • Hal and Mary Cooksey
  • Bestway Painters and Bestway Furniture
  • Enloe Medical Center
  • Feather River Hospital
  • Roplast Industries, Inc.
  • Law Offices of Dan Alexander
  • MC2

Bronze Sponsors

  • Advanced Document Concepts
  • US Foods
  • Klean Kanteen
  • Chico Electric
  • Lozano Smith, LLP

For more information about Spring Gala 2017, call 530-895-2359 or email foundation@butte.edu

2016 Spring Gala

2015 Spring Gala

2014 Outstanding Alumni of the Year

2016 Spring Gala

Butte College Spring Gala 2015 attendees enjoy an evening benefiting the Foundation and Athletics Department. All proceeds benefit student programs, services, and scholarships.