Ms. Nilane Lee was a member of the North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees for 14 years. In addition to being an attorney and high school mathematics teacher, she was a strong supporter of women, particularly those pursuing mathematics as an academic major. After her passing in November 1995, her family established the Nilane Lee Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded to female students majoring in mathematics.
Mr. Walt Pray was a long-time employee of the North Orange County Community College District, serving as its first Vice Chancellor when the District was formed in 1966. He began his career in education in 1946 as an American history teacher at Fullerton High School and Fullerton College, and in 1953 was named principal of La Habra High School. In 1960 he became Assistant Superintendent for Personnel at the then joint high school and junior college district. Mr. Pray was active in community affairs and served on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union until his death in 1994. The Walt Pray Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students with financial needs that meet the scholarship criteria of the Cypress College and Fullerton College Foundations.