Copper Mountain College Foundation Announces the 2017 Greenleaf Scholar.

Copper Mountain College Foundation is proud to announce Yvonna Mullen of Twentynine Palms for the 2017 Greenleaf Scholarship winner.

Yvonna Mullen was chosen out of a very competitive field to receive this year’s Greenleaf Scholarship.  The scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees plus living expenses while Mullen is a student at Copper Mountain College in addition to paying those same expenses while she completes a baccalaureate degree at a four year institute.

Upon learning of her daughter’s selection Sumiko Manigan said, “I am so grateful for the Roy Greenleaf Scholarship which will allow my daughter to have a very bright future. I graduated from CMC in 2005 with an ADN degree in Vocational Nursing. CMC helped me achieve my dreams as a single, low-income parent. Now full circle CMC has awarded my daughter the ability to pursue her dreams, and we are eternally grateful.” Photo of Yvonna Mullen 2017 Greenleaf Scholar

The Foundation will host a Greenleaf Award Ceremony on April 13th at 5:30 pm in the Front Foyer of the Bell Center to honor Yvonna Mullen and recognize the six other finalists for the Greenleaf Scholarship, Kayleigh Coughlin, Joshua Elmer, Gauge Hill, Carly Jacobs, Kyla Limon and Kyra Minatrea.

Endowed by local banker F. Roy Greenleaf Jr., the scholarship is awarded each year to a promising student that is interested in learning, success oriented, has performed successfully in school and shows a desire to return to the Morongo Basin upon completion of his or her education.  Mullen plans on attaining a degree in Herpetology, the study of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians, and bringing her knowledge back to the high desert.

The ceremony is open to the public.  For more information on the Greenleaf Scholarship, visit