Mission Statement

The Santiago Canyon College Gemology Alumni Association is a not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational support purposes for the Santiago Canyon College Gemology department and its gemology students.

In addition to year-round events and activities, the Association supports the College by raising funds for:

  • student lab equipment, such as microscopes, polariscopes, refractometers, spectroscopes, ultraviolet lights, etc.
  • repairs of equipment
  • purchasing gemstones and pearls when needed for lab class study and testing
  • purchasing supplies for the lab
  • other unfunded college needs.
 John Eyre staffing our booth at the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

John Eyre staffing our booth at the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Events and Activities

We have bi-monthly meetings, guest lecturers, and an annual field trip to a local mine. The Association also organizes special events such as a private tour of the gem and mineral collection at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.


The Association receives community support via donations of cash gifts, bequests, trusts, endowments, corporate grants, life insurance benefits and personal or real property. These donations benefit the Gemology Department and its students.
Annual Fundraising Dinner

To meet our financial needs each year, we depend on the generosity of the Alumni and members of the jewelry and business community. Our annual fundraising event is our Alumni Dinner, a evening of good food, interesting conversation, and the opportunity to score some great deals via our silent auction.

Join Us!

For additional information, contact:
Diana Sanders Cinamon
Santiago Canyon College Gemology Alumni Association
email Diana Sanders Cinamon or call (877) 255-5445

To reach other members of the Board of Directors, visit the Contact page.