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

Cliff Notes: FEBRUARY 2022

Although many of us have returned to campus, many continue to work remotely. During this time of transition, Cliff Notes employee newsletter is still one way we can keep our campus community together. As usual, if there is news about your department that you would like to share in future issues (awards, recognitions, special lectures, presentations or events you are conducting on campus or via Zoom, etc.), let us know. You can send items of interest to marketing@sbcc.edu and include “Cliff Notes” in the subject line.
Campus Highlights

Welcome back for Spring 2022!

Although the Spring 2022 semester didn’t start exactly as originally planned, the flexibility, adaptability and resilience of faculty, staff and administrators is once again to be applauded. Even though many of us continue to work remotely, as we approach the two-year mark of when the Coronavirus first disrupted our usual campus routines, we can look back and acknowledge that despite all of the challenges, we have continued to educate and support our students through it all.
Here’s to another successful semester!
When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: SBCC East Campus, Student Services Tent, free parking in lot 1-A
FREE Vaccines offered:
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine pediatric dose (5-11): first or second
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine regular dose (ages 12+): first, second, or booster (ages 18+)
  • Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (ages 18+): single or booster (ages 18+)
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (ages 18+): booster (ages 18+)
  • Flu vaccine: kids and adults
This message is from Ivena Sakelarieva, SBCC Scholarship Coordinator; and Allie Rigonati, Development Manager; SBCC Foundation

We need YOU 

for scholarship review!
Sign up for a committee today

Awarding scholarships is a herculean effort that can not be accomplished without the support of our caring campus community. Please consider lending your time and effort by signing up for a review committee today.
This is a great way to learn more about the students we serve and make a difference in their lives. 
This year, we are excited to announce a new and improved scholarship process with the launch of NextGen Scholarship Manager. We are confident that this revamp will streamline the application process for students and facilitate the review process for committees. 

We look forward to sharing this new and better experience with you!


Photography program ranked No. 2 in the nation

For the third year in a row, SBCC’s Photography program has been named among the best online photography programs in the nation. Ranked at No. 2 for 2022, the program is offered in the School of Media Arts. Students can earn an associate of arts degree or a certificate of achievement. Read more about the SBCC Photography program here. Visit Intelligent.com for their full list of the 21 best online photography degree programs.

ADL Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties honors Kathy Trujillo King as 2021 Educator of Year

Kathy Trujillo King, an instructor in SBCC’s Early Childhood Education Department (ECE), is this year’s recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties. The award recognizes the work of outstanding educators or programs that further ADL’s mission to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure just and fair treatment to all.” Read more...

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 Jan. 20 Board meeting, the following employees were recognized:
Virginia Estrella, Coordinator-MESA Program, 15 years
Agatha Louie, Student Program Advisor, years,15
That makes a total of 30 years of service to SBCC. Well done and thank you!
Vaquero Voices Podcast
Webmaster Hong Lieu and and Senior Admissions Tech Akil Hill
After taking a break between Fall and Spring semesters, Hong and Akil look forward to resuming Vaquero Voices in the near future. If you haven’t yet had a chance to listen in on their casual, informal conversations with your colleagues as they discuss their roles at the college, popular culture, music and food, you can check out past episodes here...
Upcoming Events
Please note: due to the changing nature of conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, dates for upcoming events may be subject to change.

SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery to host ‘What is America?’ exhibition

Glenn Ligon
“Figure #43”
Zoe Leonard
“Horseshoe Falls”
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
“Untitled” (Silver)
The Atkinson Gallery is pleased to present “What is America?”, a group exhibition featuring three artists whose works explore concepts of American identity: Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and the show will run Feb. 24-Apr. 1. 
Visit the Atkinson Gallery website for more information about this exhibition, gallery hours and COVID-19 protocols.

Spring 2022 Artist Talks

The Artist Talks series for Spring 2022 will feature presentations via Zoom by Kelly Akashi (Feb. 22), Keith Mayerson (Mar. 9) and Gabriella Sanchez (Apr. 20). Click for more information and to register.

 The Theatre Group presents ‘Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express’

Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace. Mar. 2-19, Garvin Theatre.
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