SBCC Commmunity e-Newsletter
SBCC Commmunity e-Newsletter
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Santa Barbara City College's Community Newsletter

MAY 3, 2023

Black Grad will honor local African American graduates from TK-SBCC 

SBCC, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, announces a special, invitation-only ceremony honoring and celebrating the promotion, culmination, graduation and transfer of Black students in south Santa Barbara county, from transitional kindergarten through City College.

The ceremony, hosted by the SBCC Umoja Community, is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 1-3 p.m. at the Fe’ Bland Forum on SBCC’s West Campus. Graduating Black scholars in the Santa Barbara community will be honored by VIP guests including family members, administrators from local elementary, junior high and high schools, as well as administrators from the Santa Barbara and Goleta Union School Districts. SBCC Board members and selected local officials are also invited. Read the press release.

Staff and students participate in campus equity survey

SBCC has partnered with the USC Race and Equity Center to administer the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) Employee Survey, an assessment of  racial climates on campus. The survey will assist in assessment of perceptions of equity in the workplace, and will serve as an important tool in creating an environment where everyone feels safe, welcomed and included. Learn more.
SBCC to play a big part in Old Spanish Days/Fiesta this year
In a change of venue for this year's Old Spanish Days, Aug. 2-6, the Fiesta carnival and a full Mercado and beer garden will take place at the Main Campus lower parking lots near SBCC’s La Playa Stadium. Historically, the carnival was first held at this spot, before moving to MacKenzie Park as part of Mercado del Norte which began in 1979. Read more.

More News

Click on the links for more in-depth features: 
SB Independent: Great review of SBCC Theatre Group's final play of the school year. 'George and Emily Get Married,' new Play by Rick Mokler Gives a Contemporary Santa Barbara Spin to the Classic ‘Our Town.’

Luria Library: The School of Extended Learning's Veterans and First Responders Digital Photography Art Exhibition on April 6 was a huge success! Check out the photo gallery here.
The latest 'Vaquero Voices' podcast episode features football coach Craig Moropoulos talking SBCC football, student athletes and the proud legacy left by his father as longtime SBHS football coach. Catch all of the episodes here.

Tenure attained by 2018 and 2019 cohorts

On April 21, appropriately the sunniest day of the year to that date, faculty members who began their SBCC tenure-track in 2018 and 2019 were celebrated with a ceremony and tenure certificates. Click here for info on the newly-tenured faculty and more photos.

Students and staff spread joy and fresh produce with on-campus events

While SBCC students have proven that online classes are appreciated and necessary to achieve a college/life balance, they have also shown an overwhelming desire to organize and participate in on-campus activities this semester. A robust Associated Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa (honors society), and SBCC Ambassadors are leading the way in getting students together, in addition to student services/needs based programs like the Basic Needs Center (BNC). Please enjoy photo galleries of some recent events on campus.

Vaquero Roundup events take Summer dual enrollment to a whole other level

It was all hands on deck in the east campus cafeteria on March 3 and March 22 as SBCC's Dual Enrollment team hosted two Vaquero Roundup events targeted to local/out of area high school and junior high school students seeking in-person asssistance to register for Summer semester courses as dual enrollment students. Kudos to the Student Services team who showed up and pitched in. The events received some nice coverage from Noozhawk and KEYT!

SBCC Music's Trombone Choir celebrates its 10th anniversary

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, the SBCC Trombone Choir celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting "Slide Show," comprised of a daytime master class and evening concert in SBCC's Fe Bland Forum, both of which featured special guest artist Dillon MacIntyre, principal trombonist for the Santa Barbara Symphony. Click here for the story

In Memoriam: Michael Lee and Edward Romine

Recently the college announced the passings of SBCC Nursing instructor Michael Yee and longtime adjunct acting teacher Edward Romine. Read Lee's obituary in the SB Independent, and Theatre Arts Department Co-Chair Katie Laris's tribute to Romine

SBCC Foundation’s 4th Annual Spring Forward! Gala

The SBCC Foundation’s 4th Annual Spring Forward! Gala will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the beautiful Great Meadow of SBCC’s West Campus. 

Please join us for a spectacular evening celebrating the many ways SBCC enhances life in our region—from making the SBCC Promise possible, to producing exceptional theater and art exhibits, to offering a wide array of education programs for the entire community. 

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available on the Spring Forward! Gala website. We hope to see you there!

Atkinson Student Exhibit on display through May 12

The Atkinson Gallery presents the 2023 Annual Student Exhibition, April 20-May 12 at the gallery. Art department scholarships and awards were announced on April 20.
Please enjoy gallery images from the awards presentation/opening and go the Atkinson Gallery website for more info on the gallery and exhibit. 

Commencement 2023
Friday, May 19, 5 p.m., La Playa Stadium

Save the date and plan to attend! Our students have worked hard for this ... Let's cheer them on! Check out the Commencement web page for all the info. 

SBCC Superintendent/President Search

For updates on the selection process to hire the next SBCC President/Superintendent, go to the Superintendent/President search web page.

SBCC is hiring!
SBCC Human Resources accepting applications for newly-opened positions

Know anyone interested in working at SBCC, or wanting to make a change in your own career at the college? Check out the latest job openings here.  

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