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Atkinson Gallery comes alive with work by SBCC alums

The Atkinson Gallery’s current two-person exhibition, featuring work created by former SBCC art program students Evelyn Contreras and Tamar Siegfried Rosa Halpern, has been receiving high praise from the local art community.
The  exhibition runs through Oct. 19.
For more information visit the Atkinson Gallery website.

College seeks community volunteers in search for new Superintendent/President

The SBCC District Board of Trustees is seeking community members to serve on a Screening Committee for the hiring of its new Superintendent/President. The Board is seeking two (2) volunteers to represent the community-at-large. Volunteers should have an interest in and/or knowledge of higher education. 
The Board is expected to interview community members during a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 4-6 p.m. and appoint them at their meeting on Nov. 10. The Screening Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications and interviewing potential candidates for the Superintendent/President position. The committee will recommend finalists to the Board for its review and final candidate selection.
The community members will be part of an up to 21-person committee of two Board of Trustees members; a representative from the SBCC Foundation; and SBCC faculty, staff, administrators and students. The committee will be chaired by a member of the Board of Trustees with a co-chair to be selected by the committee once it is assembled. 
The recruitment for SBCC’s next Superintendent/President is scheduled to begin on Dec. 7. The District’s goal is to have the new person begin in summer 2023.
Interested persons should send a statement, not to exceed 200 words, that includes their qualifications, describes their interest and provides contact information. Volunteers must reside within the District service area and cannot be currently employed by SBCC, be married to an SBCC employee or be enrolled as a credit student.

Statements of interest must be sent to Paulmena Kelly, Interim Executive Assistant in the Office of Superintendent/President at no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Letters can also be hand-delivered to the SBCC President’s Office at 721 Cliff Drive

For more information on candidate responsibilities and expectations, see the press release dated Oct. 18, 2022

Scheinfeld Center’s latest challenge supports community building, new conversations and a celebration of SBCC’s collective talent

The Passion Project Challenge is a campuswide celebration at SBCC brimming with community support and weekly “Power Hour” gatherings to help students, faculty and staff design, implement, and showcase their Passion Project this semester.
“Power Hours” feature guest speakers and provide networking opportunities, while focusing on the teaching and honing of entrepreneurial skills that will allow participants to turn their passions into achievable, actionable projects.

Students explore interests and how to get involved during Club Day

SBCC is proud to have a large variety of active and vibrant student clubs on campus. Clubs focus on a variety of interests such as career options, student diversity, service, recreation and academic interests. They also provide students with a chance to get involved, meet new friends and make a difference. On Sept. 7, members of various campus clubs set up tables on the Campus Center patio to chat with students and encourage club participation.

Credit also goes to those members of faculty, classified staff and managers who have volunteered to be club advisors. Their interest, dedication and giving of their time and talents to the out-of-class program is greatly appreciated by our students.

STEM Day welcomes students back to campus

On Sept. 14, Friendship Plaza on main campus provided the perfect place for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) departments, student clubs and relevant student support services to connect. The event featured games, food, and even a salsa dance lesson from chemistry professor Nivaldo Tro!

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ through Oct. 29 at the Garvin Theatre

Don’t miss this award-winning comedy that is part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes. Set in the 1920s on the opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything don’t stop the accident-prone thespians as they battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call. Visit The Theatre Group at SBCC website for more information and tickets.

Don’t miss these upcoming performances

Applied Music Recital #2
Oct. 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Chamber Winds
Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m.

For more information visit SBCC Music

Student showcase: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Nov. 9-19, Jurkowitz Theatre
Written in 1895, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” remains one of the funniest and most engaging comedies ever, as relevant and fun today as when it was first performed. Directed by Katie Laris, the cast features Matt Addeman, Lexie Brent, Sydney Davidson, Luke Hamilton, Augustus Miller, Alfred Smith, Ben Watkins, Mary Wesseley and Grace Wilson. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Theatre Group website.

Christina Lomeli selected to serve as Interim EOPS/CARE Director

Christina Lomeli, who most recently served as the Guardian Scholar advisor for current and former foster youth on campus, has also served as a student program advisor in Financial Aid, EOPS and Dual Enrollment. Her appointment as Interim EOPS/CARE Director allows her to fulfill her career goal of helping to make higher education a reality for underrepresented populations in our community.

SBCC ranks in top tier of schools with students studying abroad as Gilman Scholars

On Oct. 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of State recognized SBCC as one of the U.S. colleges and universities that sent the most scholars abroad through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program during the academic year 2020-2021. The Gilman Scholarship expands access and equity in study abroad and international internship opportunities among U.S. undergraduate students with high financial need. Read the press release.

In Memoriam

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

The Santa Barbara Community mourns the passing of philanthropist Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. Among the many non-profit organizations and causes she and her late husband Paul Ridley-Tree supported through the years was the Ridley-Tree Scholarship at SBCC. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to SBCC students from underrepresented groups or who are single parents. Fifty awards are granted annually.
A woman who considered herself fortunate for “having the enormous privilege of sharing,” she will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. For more about Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, read these tributes:

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