Tom Hanks praises Hayward's Chabot College

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson pose for photographers on the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House on Sunday Feb. 16, 2014, in London. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson at the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House on Sunday Feb. 16, 2014, in London. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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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.