A monthly digest of SBCC faculty and staff news
A monthly digest of SBCC faculty and staff news

Cliff Notes: January 2023

The SBCC Office of Communications invites you to enjoy the latest edition of our employee newsletter, Cliff Notes. We encourage staff and faculty to use this forum to share SBCC-related happenings that would be of interest to fellow staff and faculty members. Examples include awards, recognitions, lectures/presentations/events, and other good work you or your coworkers are doing on and off campus. Most of all, let's all use this forum to connect and encourage one another! Kindly send items of interest to marketing@sbcc.edu. Don't forget to include “Cliff Notes” in the subject line.
Campus Highlights

New Board members appointed

Newly elected trustees Dr. Charlotte Gullap-Moore and Ellen Stoddard were sworn into the SBCC Board of Trustees by their retiring predacessors, Dr. Peter Haslund and Kate Parker, at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Board. Each will serve a four-year term. Additionally, Jonathan Abboud and Dr. Anna Everett were elected president and vice president of the Board, respectively. 
Read about the new trustees on the SBCC Board of Trustees web page here.
Read the press release on the new Board appointments here.

Margaret Prothero recognized as equity-focused student support leader 

English professor and Guided Pathways faculty coordinator Margaret Prothero was recently recognized by College Futures Foundation (led by former CA Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley), as an "adaptive and equity-focused holistic student support leader." All together, 46 community college leaders were recognized across the state for their incredible commitment to students.

Read the recognition letter by Eloy Ortiz Oakley here.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff connect through 'coffee and conversation' in December

The Luria Library patio served as the location for the December edition of the monthly Third Thursday "Coffee and Conversation," a festive gathering for staff and faculty to re-connect and refresh - this time during finals week. Shoutout to Cornelia Alsheimer for delighting us all by appearing in full Santa costume, and to Becky Saffold for sharing her homemade bagels - created that very morning! Mark your calendars for the next C&C event, scheduled for the FOURTH Thursday (after faculty returns), Jan. 26, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., in front of the Umoja mural. 

Longevity Recognitions

Each month the college recognizes the longevity and dedication of our employees and the impact that those employees have on students, the institution and the culture of excellence at Santa Barbara City College. At the December 15 Board meeting, the following employees were recognized: 
Francisco (Kiko) Almanza, Student Program Advisor, Enrollment Services, 15 years
Chelsea Lancaster, Student Program Advisor, 15 years
Javier Nevarez, Technology Services Specialist, 15 years
That makes a total of 45 years of service to SBCC. Well done and thank you!
Vaquero Voices Podcast
Webmaster Hong Lieu and and Senior Admissions Tech Akil Hill
SBCC Vaqueros Baseball Coach Jeff Walker, VP of Student Services Paloma Arnold, and SBCC Foundation C.E.O. Geoff Green are the most recent guests of Hong and Akil's Vaquero Voices podcast. Check out all of the episodes and catch up on any you might have missed, here
In the News
Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for the next In-Service

Join the SBCC community as we receive updates and a campus-wide presentation from Dr. Frank Harris and Dr. Luke Wood on Racelighting.

- Fri, Feb. 3, 2023, from 1-5 p.m. 
- Offered both in-person and as a live webinar.
- Campus Security presentation
• Student Services and Academic Affairs updates
• Superintendent/President remarks
Invitation to attend the Trauma-Informed Resilience Oriented (TIRO) training
Calendar link: click here.

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Campus offices will be closed all day on Monday, Jan. 16

Spring semester starts

Classes for Spring 2023 semester start on Monday, Jan. 23

Support SBCC Athletics and attend a home game!

SBCC Vaqueros are gearing up for the Spring 2023 season and would greatly appreciate your support. Says Athletic Director LaDeane Hansten, "The student-athletes are so proud when you come to support them. Put down some dates and bring a friend!"
Game attendance is free to faculty, staff and students. Keep up-to-date with your favorite SBCC teams via the SBCC Vaqueros website

UPDATE: COVID-19 on campus

Effective January 1, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been removed for students enrolling in Spring 2023 classes and for all employees (except where required by federal and state law, public health agencies, or appropriate governing organizations for specific programs and activities). For more information and updates, visit the SBCC COVID-19 info page
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