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

Cliff Notes: September 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

"Coming Together" for Fall In-Service

One of the highlights of our Fall In-Service was undoubtedly the common table lunch. Stretching along the walkway between Friendship Plaza and the main drive, the table allowed our faculty, staff and administrators to come together, enjoy a meal, music and conversation.
In addition to fostering community, the lunch made for a perfect break between the morning presentations about Guided Pathways and student success, and the afternoon small group sessions, where we discussed the mission of our college. The day concluded with 14 workshops on such topics as the new website, Title IX, Emergency Services, curriculum, counseling and more.

Thanks to Cristina Garcia Otero for organizing everything for a successful In-Service day.

Re-live those lazy, crazy days of summer with photos you shared for our In-Service slide show. Click here.

Coach Christina Klein

Maddie Mitchell and Coach Christina Klein
Last year Women's Tennis coach Christina Klein nominated SBCC Women's Tennis player Maddie Mitchell for the Regional and National Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for two-year colleges. Over the summer we reported the proud news that Maddie was the winner of that prestigious award.
As part of winning the award, Maddie was invited to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in New York to be recognized and to participate in a youth clinic during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day. She also had the opportunity to take part in a leadership conference at the Open.
The first step in this entire wonderful process was a head coach nomination. By nominating Maddie for this award, Coach Klein was able to help provide one of her students an experience to be remembered for a lifetime. In Maddie's own words, "Thank you especially to my coach Christina Klein for nominating me and teaching me what it truly means to be part of a team and how to stay focused." Thank you from all of us, Christina!

Welcome new faculty members!

SBCC welcomed 16 new tenure-track and adjunct faculty members to begin the 2019-20 school year. They are, pictured from left to right: Donte Newman, Communication; Andrea Cullinen, Mathematics (adjunct); Kristin Sneddon, Earth and Planetary Sciences; Brittanye Muschamp, Automotive Technology; Chelsey Brown, Nursing/ADN (adjunct); Joshua Escobar, English; Ruben Gil, EOPS Academic Counselor; Shannon Walton, Cosmetology; Helen Cooper, Early Childhood Development (adjunct); Christopher Brown, English; Laura Woyach, Accounting; Michael Albright, Film and Media Studies (adjunct); Shirley Seay, Health InformationTechnology/Cancer Information Management; Benjamin Reyes, Accounting; Sarah Jackson, Cosmetology (adjunct); Corrie Bott, Librarian (adjunct).

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 August 22 Board meeting, the following employees were recognized (with a total of 75 years of service!): 

Paloma L. Arnold, 15 years
Director, EOPS/CARE and CalWORKS 

Cheryl L. Brown, 10 years

Adolfo C. Corral, 15 years
Coordinator STEM
Daniel Gaffney, 10 years
Lead Facilities Assistant

Linda Paulos, 15 years
Assistive Technology Lab Technician

Carola Smith, 10 years
Dean Educational Programs

From left: Dr. Pamela Ralston, Carola Smith, Dr. Helen Benjamin

For the Record

Last Month's Cliff Notes mistakenly identified MaryLou Hernandez has having coordinated the Running Start program in EOPS. The actual coordinator was Alejandra Martinez.
Project Updates

Institutional Accreditation

As we all gathered in the Sports Pavilion for the morning In-Service presentations, you may have noticed several small brochures about accreditation on your table. They described accreditation basics, the four main accreditation activities, the accreditation standards and the timeline. In case you neglected to pick one up, you can review it here.
Thanks to the Accreditation Steering Committee: Pamela Ralston, Patricia Stark, Paul Bishop, Gwyer Schuyler, Elizabeth Imhof, Jens-Uwe Kuhn, Lyndsay Maas, Priscilla Mora, Ruth Morales, Melissa Moreno, Kenley Neufeld, Alan Price, Joshua Ramirez, Z Reisz, Cindy Carillo, Luz Reyes-Martin, Arturo Rodriguez, Melanie Rogers, Carola Smith, Laurie Vasquez James Zavas.
Just for Fun

"The college that bowls together stays together"

First place winners of the summer bowling league: Weapins of Mass Destruction (aka from the left: Brian Moreno, Z Reisz, Saúl Quiroz and Lee Chang)
Jesse "The Dude Abides" Felix is once again organizing weekly good times and camaraderie, and urges you to join the fun with this invitation:
Please join us on the lanes!  If you're a pro, if you're more gutters than strikes, and anywhere in between, Dude wants you! SBCC league is scored on a handicap to level the playing field, so regardless of your opinion (that's just like your opinion, man) of your bowling abilities, you too can bring home the genuine gold-painted plastic trophy! Bring yourself, bring a whole darned team, just send Dude an email saying that you'd like to sign up for the next league: 
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Dec. 10
Zodos, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta
6:30- 8:30 (approx.)
Contact Jessie at: jsfelix1@pipeline.sbcc.edu 
Upcoming Events

Blithe Spirit

A comedy by Noël Coward
Directed by R. Michael Gros
October 11-26, 2019
Previews October 9 & 10 
Garvin Theatre
This smash hit comedy of the London and Broadway stages follows fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira. His home and life are quickly turned into shambles as his wife’s ghost torments Charles and his new bride, Ruth. Click here for more information and tickets...

Courageous Conversations for Outrageous Times

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, SBCC presents “Courageous Conversations for Outrageous Times.” The first event is Harry Gamboa Jr.'s “(Re) Exiled Lecture from the City State of Los Angeles to Santa Barbara,” Wednesday, September 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room A-211. The second event is the 2019 Chican@ Time Conference, “500 years of Tenochtitlan and 50 years of Chicana/o Studies,” Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the BC Forum. 

"State of the College" meetings

We want to get our year off to a great start by sharing information about the college on a variety of topics and giving you the opportunity to engage with your administrative leadership. Please plan to attend if your schedule allows. The same presentation will be shared at each gathering. 
Friday, Sept. 13, 9:30-11 a.m., Main Campus, Admin Bldg, Rm A211
Monday, Sept. 23, 2-3:30 p.m., Main Campus, Admin Bldg, PS 128
Tuesday, Sept. 24, noon-1:30 p.m., Main Campus, PE 216
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10-11:30 a.m., Schott Campus, Rm 31
Thursday, Oct. 3, 3-4:30 p.m., Wake Campus, Rm 26

Equity and Inclusion Survey: forum schedule

Message from Dr. Benjamin:
Now that we are all back at the college after the summer break, we will continue to fulfill the promise of sharing the results of the survey and developing next steps. Below is the schedule for the consultant, Howard Deustch, to share the survey results with you. The following times will be available for you to engage with the consultant.
Wednesday, September 18
9-10:30 a.m., Schott Campus, Room 31
1-2:30 p.m., Main Campus, West Campus Center, Room WCC205
3:30-5 p.m., Main Campus, Administration Building, Room A211 

Thursday, September 19
9-10:30 a.m., Wake Campus, Room 14
1-2:30 p.m., Main Campus, West Campus Center, Room WCC302
4:30-6: p.m., Main Campus, Administration Building, Room A211
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