Congrats to the SBCC Class of 2023!
Families and friends filled La Playa Stadium on May 19, as Santa Barbara City College celebrated the 1,472 students who graduated, earning 3,629 associate’s degrees and certificates, including many who benefited from the SBCC Promise.
It was a beautiful day and celebration. If you missed it, head over to the SBCC YouTube channel and view the ceremony online!
Rotary Club of Montecito Gives $12,500 in
Career Technical Scholarships to
In partnership with the SBCC Foundation, the Rotary Club of Montecito and its supporting foundation awarded ten $1,250 scholarships to standout SBCC students pursuing study in a career technical education program.
“We are forever grateful to the Rotary Club of Montecito for their long-standing commitment to SBCC students," said SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green. "For more than a quarter century the Club has generously supported scholarships to SBCC’s Career Technical Education students. CTE programs are one of the great strengths of our community’s college. The students who pursue these specialized skills are the future of our community.”
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SBCC Nursing Programs Lead to Career Opportunities
and Community Service
SBCC Nursing students Ireland Cullum and James Hanna
Santa Barbara City College plays a critical role in preparing nursing graduates to serve our local healthcare community, and was recently featured in Noozhawk's Salute to Nursing section. SBCC's nursing programs train students to become registered nurses (Associate Degree in Nursing) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (Certificate and Associate Degree in Vocational Nursing).
Clinical partnerships with local hospitals, clinics, home health and skilled nursing facilities provide students with diverse learning opportunities.
“Our relationship with Cottage Hospital and the nurses and clinical instructors that they provide us has been extremely beneficial, with lots of hands-on learning,” says James Hanna, who is in the RN program.
There is high demand in California for both of RNs and LVNs. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 194,500 average annual openings for registered nurses between 2020 and 2030.
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SBCC Scholarship Recipients Celebrated in
S.B. Independent's Special Insert
The June 29 issue of the Santa Barbara Independent included a special 8-page insert celebrating all 822 recipients of this year's SBCC Foundation scholarships, and the generous donors who make them possible.
Scholarships are a time-tested way to reduce economic barriers and encourage students along their educational journey.
View the insert (PDF) on our website.
Congratulations to the 2023 EOPS graduates! All who attended the graduation ceremony were inspired by the students and alumni who shared their stories.
EOPS (Extended Opportunities Programs and Services) goes above and beyond, providing support and resources that help SBCC students succeed, including summer bridge programs funded by the SBCC Foundation. Academic support, peer advising, workshops, book grants and many other services are provided to students from all walks of life.
Spotlight: SBCC Alum Kevin Tran
Successful filmmaker and SBCC alum Kevin Tran was born and raised in Santa Barbara. He recently returned with his family to live in his hometown after attending NYU and living in New York City. He’s happy to be back, and has great memories of his time at Santa Barbara City College.
“SBCC has amazing teachers and mentors,” he said. “When I went to NYU, I thought I’d be behind compared to others who were there as freshmen, but that wasn’t the case at all. I felt like what I learned at SBCC was on par with some of the best film schools in the world.”
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