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Facilities Master Plan: Three community input meetings scheduled

The SBCC Facilities Master Plan is a comprehensive inventory of every building on all three campuses and a listing of their maintenance needs. SBCC staff will present a draft of the Plan to members of the local community for their input at the following meetings: Nov. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at Schott Campus; Nov. 14, 9-10:30 a.m. at Wake Campus; Nov. 15, 5-6:30 p.m. at Main Campus.

Campuses closed for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Holiday

All three SBCC campuses – Schott campus, Wake campus and Main campus on Cliff Drive – will be closed for Veterans Day (observed) on Monday November 12 and for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday November 22 through Sunday November 25.

Photo by Nate Stephenson

SBCC Cosmetology students show off their hairstyling talents at Paseo Nuevo fashion show

On October 20, Paseo Nuevo held its sixth annual fall runway show, where over a hundred people admired the latest fashions worn by models whose hair was styled by SBCC Cosmetology students. Enjoying the opportunity to show off their skills, students were also able to network and start building clientele.
1953 commencement ceremony at the Alhecama Theatre, former home of Santa Barbara Junior College 

SBCC has roots in Santa Barbara's latest historical landmark

Thanks to the efforts of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, the Alhecama Theatre is now a part of El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park (SHP) located in downtown. Did you know that the Alhecama Theatre was once the home of Santa Barbara Junior College (now SBCC)? Read the Noozhawk article

Maira Martinez, Wendy Aguilera, Chelsea Lancaster (SPARC student program adviser) and Melissa Soria.

Single Parents Arriving Ready for College relate their stories in SB Family Life magazine

In October, SBCC's SPARC program (Single Parents Arriving Ready for College) was praised in SB Family Life magazine for helping students turn dreams a reality, citing the stories of three single mothers. The article was written by Jon Vreeland, a former SPARC student himself who is now a published author.

School of Extended Learning offers workshops for earning Research Specialist Certificate


SBCC's School of Extended Learning Career Skills Institute is offering a two-day workshop for those seeking to earn a Research Specialist Certificate. Students learn to locate and evaluate credible information sources, and communicate their research clearly and efficiently to others with creative infographics. Read the Noozhawk story...
Juan Zepeda, Cynthia Barajas, Luis Delgado, Irvin Lazaro, Alejandro Navarro

SBCC MESA alumni share their journey with current students

"We were once in your shoes. We came back to tell you 'If we could do it, you can do it too.'" Those were the words of encouragement SBCC alumnus Juan Zepeda gave to the current group of MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) students in October. Juan was one of five SBCC alumni now working at Raytheon, who formed an employee resource group, HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement), aimed at furthering personal development among Raytheon's Hispanic employees while also supporting Raytheon's vision and goals. Read more...
From left to right: SBCC Interior Design Instructor Diana Costea; Santa Barbara Design Center owner Michael Kourosh; Interior Design students Edgar Cruz and Cynthia Daly.

Interior Design students’ work  showcased on local TV

Creating interior environments that are both functional and pleasing requires a multitude of decisions: how to use color, where to position each element, what textures best suit the purpose, etc. For four SBCC Interior Design students -- Cynthia Daly, Edgar Cruz, Aubree Mendez, and Riley Hammond -- the result of such decisions were on display when local TV show “Design Santa Barbara” showcased their work in October. To see a photo of Cynthia Daly's design and read her interview, click here.

"The Last Lifeboat" at the Jurkowitz Theatre

The Theatre Arts Department will present "The Last Lifeboat" directed by R. Michael Gros, November 7-17. Tickets are $18 general, $15 for seniors and SBCC staff, $10 for students. Call the Garvin Theatre at 805-965-5935 or purchase tickets online:

28th Annual Dorantes Memorial Lecture November 15

The Leonardo Dorantes Memorial Lecture Fund was established in 1990 under the auspices of the SBCC Foundation, in honor of the memory of SBCC student and Mexican immigrant Leonardo Dorantes. Celebrated as a motivated student and respected by peers and professors alike, Leonardo died in a race-related tragedy in November of 1990. The lecture series seeks to heighten awareness and understanding of racial and ethnic diversity in our society, politics and culture. 

Vetrepreneur LAUNCH!

What do Nike, FedEx, and GoDaddy have in common? All three of those successful companies were started by U.S. Veterans.

Veterans looking to launch a business idea of their own can find valuable resources at Vetrepreneur LAUNCH! on Friday, November 16 at the SBCC West Campus Fé Bland Forum
 Click here for more information.

Atkinson Gallery Exhibition: Alison O'Daniel 

Visit the Atkinson Gallery from now through December 7 for the exhibition, "NO MA T H EMA T I C AL  LOGIC," by Alison O’Daniel. A visual artist and filmmaker, O’Daniel, who is hard of hearing, wears hearing aids and lip-reads, explores sound and its perceived absence as a central concept in her work.
Read more about the artist and the exhibition...

School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair 

Just in time for the holidays, over 55 arts and crafts faculty and students in the SBCC School of Extended Learning will be selling their wares at the Wake Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 1. Come by to see an array of beautifully designed ceramics, pieces of jewelry, and more created by your friends and neighbors! The Wake Campus is located at 300 N. Turnpike Rd. (click here for map).

SBCC Dance presents: 
Collective Collaborative 2018

SBCC Dance presents its third annual Collective Collaborative 2018 at The New Vic Theatre, November 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. This two-day festival brings together professional and pre-professional award-winning companies from Santa Barbara and throughout California. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Call the New Vic box office at: (805) 965-5400.

SBCC Board of Trustees Meeting - November 8

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the SBCC Board of Trustees will meet only once this month, at 4 p.m. in A211 at SBCC on November 8. The agenda for Board Meetings can be found at least 72 hours prior to the meeting on the Board webpage. SBCC Board meetings are recorded or live streamed and archived for public viewing. Click here to watch previous or live Board meetings.

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