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

Cliff Notes: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019

Cliff Notes is a monthly digest of faculty and staff news compiled by the SBCC Office of Communications. Is there news about your department that you would like to share with the rest of the campus community? Awards, recognitions, longevity, new hires, special lectures, presentations or events? Let us know! You can send items of interest to marketing@sbcc.edu and include "Cliff Notes" in the subject line.
Campus Highlights

Dr. Utpal K. Goswami, our new Superintendent/President

On Friday, Oct. 25, the Board of Trustees selected Dr. Utpal K. Goswami as the next Superintendent/President of SBCC. He is expected to assume his position in early January 2020. Read the press release for more about Dr. Goswami…

SBCC hosts Denea Joseph to speak on being

"Black and Undocumented" during Undocumented Students Week of Action

From left: Ismael Paredes Ulloa, Christina Lomeli, Paloma Arnold, Danea Joseph, Ana Garcia and Chelsea Lancaster
Denea Joseph, an undocumented Black DACA recipient and national immigrant rights activist, was brought to campus by EOPS to speak on Oct. 17. Denea is a regularly sought-after media commentator on immigration issues and has been vocal about her undocumented and Black experience. She has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Essence, Vogue, The Guardian and The Los Angeles Magazine's historic immigration issue, among others. A special thanks to Paloma Arnold, Ana Garcia, the EOPS team and everyone else who had a part in organizing Undocumented Students Week of Action. 

Bookstore hosts Halloween Festival of Frights

On Thursday, Oct. 31, the Campus Store hosted a "Festival of Frights" featuring a raffle, Halloween makeup, a costume contest, a spooky sweets contest, music, club bake sales and fundraisers. Thanks to everyone who came out to support our departments and clubs. A special thanks to SBCC School of Cosmetology for doing free Halloween makeup (everyone looked great!) and to D.J. Tim Stone for the music. All in all, it was a frightfully fun event!

School of Extended Learning Vitality Program

recognized for its "Big Heart"

It was a great honor for the School of Extended Learning Vitality Program to be recognized with a Big Heart Award from Friendship Center, a fully licensed non-profit adult day services program providing professional, compassionate and affordable care in Montecito and Goleta.
The Vitality Program has grown to provide nearly 70 classes a week at independent, assisted, and memory care facilities in our community. We are proud to partner with 13 locations locally.

Andy Harper, Interim Dean, School of Extended Learning, and Associate Director Jeanette Chian were on hand to accept the award (pictured with event co-chair Karolyn Hanna). Thanks go out to the Friendship Center for the important resources they provide.
Photo by Marlena Hughes

Adam Green to lead sustainability workgroup

Environmental Science professor, co-founder and Director of the Center for Sustainability, Adam Green, assumed the role of Chair of SBCC's Sustainability Work Group on Oct. 11. The workgroup, which consists of students, staff and faculty, was established in 2017. Read more about Adam's goals for the workgroup this semester in The Channels... 

Nathan Kreitzer named Chair of the Music Department

As reported in a recent issue of The Channels, "Stepping into the role of department chair is a daunting task, but Kreitzer said he couldn’t be happier." Read the entire article...

Faculty accompany students at the world's largest gathering of women in tech

For three days and nights in early October, 22 of our STEM students -- accompanied by faculty and staff chaperones Nathalie Guebels, Amy Thompson, Jackie Kuehn, Lydia Aguirre Fuentes and Olivia Mora -- were able to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, FL. Special thanks to Bronwen Moore and Adolfo Corral for the many hours they spent securing funding, tickets and hotel rooms. Also involved in the planning was Chelsea Lancaster, who was unable to go at the last minute. On Oct. 30, a press release was issued about the event. Read the press release for more details and quotes from students...

Congratulations to the Faculty Mentor Program

The Faculty Recognition Committee, which is an Academic Senate Committee, has nominated The Faculty Mentor Program for the prestigious Exemplary Program, sponsored annually by the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the Board of Governors. The Exemplary Program Award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding community college programs. Award winners will be honored at the January 2020 Board of Governors meeting. Congratulations to all who participate in the Faculty Mentor Program, including Linda Beers, Sarah Boggs, Cindy Bower, Phyllisa Eisentraut, Peter Georgakis, Lacey Peters and Sheila Wiley.

SBCC welcomes Casey Ysaguirre, Umoja Student Program Advisor 

Casey recently joined us after spending three years in student life at Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) and earning a master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from CSU San Bernardino. While at MSJC she played a role in the beginning stages of the college's Umoja Community. She also served as an intern for one of the original Umoja practitioners, Dr. Donna Colondres, at Chaffey College. Casey is excited to join SBCC to build community, engage with students and sustain a healthy cultural environment for African American students. Welcome Casey!

"Ish" Ulloa joins EOPS

In October, Ismael "Ish" Paredes Ulloa joined the EOPS team. Many of you might recognize Ish from the Express to Success Program (ESP), where he worked to help students complete their English and Math requirements. Most recently Ish worked in the Academic Counseling Center. Ish started working at SBCC in November 2015. Prior to that he spent five years as the Project Director of the Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP. He served on the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board from 2017-2018.

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. Those recognized at the September and October Board meetings have given a combined total of 245 years of service! Those who attended the meetings where they were honored are pictured immediately below. The full list follows.
Susan Houlihan-Davis (middle)
Regina Reese
(second from left)
Judith Osterhage
(second from left)
Jerry Thomas
(second from left)
Elizabeth Auchincloss
(third from left)
Arturo Pichardo
(third from left)
Honored at the Sept. 12 Board meeting, the employees listed below have a combined total of 185 years of service:

Jesus V. Aguilera, 30 Years
Facilities Assistant

Allison Chapin, 10 years
Lab Teaching Assistant

Loretta Chapin, 15 years
Program System Support Specialist

Candace Eckert, 10 years
Senior Office Assistant

Susan Houlihan-Davis, 25 years
Athletic Trainer

Martha Lizalde, 20 years
Student Program Advisor

Judith Osterhage, 20 Years
Foster Care Education Coordinator

Regina Reese, 10 years
Lab Teaching Assistant

Jerry Thomas, 25 years
Network Specialist

Susan Williams, 20 years
Instructional Development Specialist

Honored at the Oct. 10 BOT meeting, the employees listed below have a combined total of 60 years of service:

Elizabeth Auchincloss, 30 years
Technical Services Specialist

Arturo Pichardo, 15 years
Technical Services Specialist 

Chelsea O'Connell,15 years
Senior Office Assistant

We've Moved!

STEM Transfer Program and MESA have new digs!

On Monday, Oct. 28, the STEM Transfer Program and Mesa Program moved downstairs in the Campus Center Building. You'll now find them in Rooms 127 and 128.

Food Pantry and Tiffany's Closet in new space

The Food Pantry and Tiffany's Closet have moved just a bit. They now share a space next to ECC 6 on East Campus.
Upcoming Events

Twenty-ninth Annual Dorantes Lecture

The Office of Student Life is pleased to bring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to campus on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to deliver the 2019 Leonardo Dorantes Memorial Lecture, "Building Community in an Hour of Chaos." Join members of the community in the Garvin Theatre at 6 p.m., as noted scholar and award-winning journalist Dr. Hill offers a critical analysis of the current social and political moment. 

SBCC Dance Collective Collaborative performs Nov. 8 and 9

This two-day festival at the New Vic Theatre brings together professional and pre-professional companies from California and Baltimore, MD. Performing companies include SBCC Dance Company, Peabody Dance Ensemble, UCSB Dance Company, The Thacher Dance Ensemble, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, State Street Ballet Youth Dancers, AKOMIDance, Jess Harper & Dancers, and FUSE Dance Company. Purchase tickets...

Vocational Nursing students to provide free diabetes screening Nov. 13

The SBCC Vocational Nursing program will hold their annual free Diabetes Screening event to promote diabetes awareness and advocacy on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30-11:30 a.m. The Vocational nursing students will also be offering free Blood Pressure screening on this day.

Student Showcase Nov. 13-23: Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen. Jurkowitz Theatre
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy 18th century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart? Join our talented student actors for this showcase production. Read more...
Prices: $18 general,  $15 seniors, $10 students
Recent Press Releases
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In Remembrance 

Ray O'Connor remembered by friends and colleagues

"SBCC and Santa Barbara have lost one of the most accomplished and talented citizens to ever grace its environs. Raymond (Ray) F. O'Connor died at Serenity House on September 28, 2019, at the age of 92. He joined the faculty of Santa Barbara City College in 1965 as a member of the Chemistry Department faculty. Prior to that he taught biology and microbiology at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, and chemistry and mathematics at the Thacher School in Ojai..."

Stella Castellanos

Former longtime employee Stella Castellanos, who worked in the Human Resources Department, passed away on October 8, 2019. She is lovingly remembered by many who knew her in her time here at SBCC. We extend our sincere condolences to her family, friends and former coworkers. 
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