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Message from the President -

March 2019

Dear Community,
Serving as the Superintendent-President of Santa Barbara City College has been the most important job of my 31 year career in education.  I want to be sure to thank the Santa Barbara community for all the support you have giving me the past few years and for your ongoing support of Santa Barbara City College and the Foundation.  We are so fortunate to have Dr. Helen Benjamin joining the College as the Interim SBCC Superintendent-President, beginning April 1st.  She is amazing and you will enjoy getting to know her. I will be working extensively with her in her first month as she transitions to this role. I know that you will be as warm and welcoming to Helen as you have been of me. Thank you all so very much!

Together forward,

Dr. Anthony E. Beebe, Superintendent/President

Senator Jackson and Assemblymember Limón on campus to promote campaign to combat poverty

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblymember Monique Limón and Laura Capps came to campus on Feb. 22, as part of a statewide outreach campaign to inform working students about the California Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC), one of the strongest tools to fight poverty. Read the Noozhawk article... and  View KEYT coverage...

SBCC announced as Gilman Top Producing Institution

The U.S. Department of State has announced the higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2017-2018. SBCC was recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Program. Read more...

Higher education for Black Californians

Supporting Black educational success and equity is not reserved to one month a year; it is something we can do year round. A report from the Campaign for College Opportunity includes data and recommendations on the state of Higher Education for Black Californians. SBCC will continue to provide support to improve and promote educational success for our Black students. Find out more and view the report...  Click here to view the infographic...

Sheriff’s Underwater Search & Recovery Team trains with new equipment at SBCC 

On Feb. 27, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Underwater Search & Recovery Team utilized SBCC's Marine Diving Technology facility to train with important new safety equipment, donated by a local philanthropic organization, the Raintree Foundation. 

Former Vaquero selected for CCCFCA Football Hall of Fame 

Barry Lamb, an All-American linebacker at SBCC in 1973-74, was inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association (CCCFCA) Hall of Fame on March 9.
He joins coaches and players who have made huge contributions to the success of California Community College Football.
(photo by Nate Stephenson)

SBCC student founds "Society of Women in Space Exploration"

Last fall, when Bianca Vasquez attended the Grace Hopper Celebration (the world's largest gathering of women technologists), she came away with a vision: To start a club on campus for women who are interested in space exploration. The idea spread through social media and now there are 18 chapters of the Society of Women in Space Exploration nationwide that Vasquez manages. The chapters range from community colleges to Ivy League schools. Read more...

Next American Idol could be SBCC student Jackson Gillies

The new season of American Idol promises to be one the SBCC community will want to watch as of our own, 19-year-old singer-songwriter Jackson Gillies, gets his next chance to perform before the judges. Watch his March 18 performance on American Idol.

 From left to right: Kristen McEachron, Diana Costea (instructor), Holly Kane.

Interior Design students' creations featured on local TV

Room designs created by students in the SBCC Interior Design Program will once again be televised on the award-winning interior design series, "Design Santa Barbara," with host Michael Kourosh.
Kristen McEachron and Holly Kane were selected to showcase their designs on the episode airing Saturday March 23, at 10 p.m. on KEYT channel 3. 

40th annual Faculty Lecture by Dr. Jody Millward

What lessons can a Greek tragedy written in 431 BCE hold for us in today's America? SBCC English professor Jody Millward will address that question in the Garvin Theatre at 2:30 p.m. on April 3, 2019, when she presents the 40th Annual Faculty Lecture, "Euripides' Medea: Tragic Lessons in Leadership, Justice and the Feminine.”  Read more...

Final theatre production of the season: "Significant Other"

Closing out the 2018-19 season, The Theatre Group will present "Significant Other" by Joshua Harmon, directed by Katie Laris. Playing April 10 – 27 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre, this tenderly unromantic romantic comedy (which contains adult language and situations) is as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring. Click for more info...

SBCC to host Tutor Expo

The fourth annual Southern California Tutor Expo will be hosted by SBCC on Friday, March 29, at 8:30 a.m. and Saturday, March 30, at 1:00 p.m. This two-day conference, by and for tutors and other educators, showcases effective practices in tutoring, supplemental instruction, and a wide variety of learning assistance programs and services within the California Community Colleges. Click for more information....

Upcoming SBCC Board of Trustees Meetings: March 28, April 11

The next meeting of the SBCC Board of Trustees is scheduled for March 28, at 4 p.m. on the main campus in room A211. The first April meeting is scheduled for April 11, at 4 p.m. on the main campus in room A211. 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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