Bay Area native and Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks gave praise to Chabot College in an op-ed contribution piece for the New York Times.
Hanks grew-up in Oakland and spent two years attending Chabot in Hayward. In the article entitled "I Owe it All to Community College", Hanks says his experience at Chabot made him what he is today.
Hanks also makes it clear that he's a fan of President Obama's push to make community college free for up to nine million Americans.
Tom Hanks praises Hayward's Chabot College