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

Cliff Notes: JULY 2022

Although many of us have returned to campus, many continue to work remotely. During this time, 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

Adult High School/GED graduation

On Friday evening, June 24, at the Wake Campus auditorium and garden, SBCC School of Extended Learning hosted a triumphant group of 29 adult students celebrating a life-changing milestone. In all, 36 students graduated from the Adult High School, GED and Bilingual GED programs this year. The graduates were welcomed and celebrated by the SBCC and School of Extended Learning leadership team and a full house of proud family and friends, followed by an outdoor dinner and dessert. The ceremony was also available by private Zoom link to the grads, family and friends who could not attend in person.

Sally Saenger inspires others as a ‘Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete’

At age 66, physical education instructor Sally Saenger is dedicated to teaching and living life to the fullest. As such, she’ll be sharing updates on her health and wellness journey through the rest of this year as a sponsored athlete in AARP’s “Senior Planet” program.
Read Sally 66: Making Waves.
Read the press release about all five “exceptional older adults” named as this year's Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes.

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 June 16 Board meeting, the following employees were recognized:
Rayce Cokeley, Manager, Security & Safety, 15 years 
Yesenia Garcia, Student Program Advisor, 10 years
Robert Morales, Director of Facilities, 20 years
Tracy Reynolds, Lab Technician, 20 years
Karen Shannon, FRC Development Specialist, 20 years
That makes a total of 85 years of service to SBCC. Well done and thank you!
Vaquero Voices Podcast
Webmaster Hong Lieu and and Senior Admissions Tech Akil Hill
“Vaquero Voices” is a regular podcast hosted by Hong Lieu and Akil Hill, where members of staff and faculty are invited to talk about school, food, music and culture. The goal is to encourage rapport among the various groups on campus and to demonstrate how strong and diverse the SBCC community is.
Episode 30: Angelica Contreras, Outstanding Administrator of the Year 2021-2022 
In early June, Akil and Hong welcomed Angelica to the show to discuss Dual Enrollment, Admissions and Records, and chart Angelica's journey growing up in Santa Barbara, attending SBCC as a student, and then coming back and working her way up here at the college. Along the way, the trio discuss sopes, telenovelas, air fryers, and AAPI+ run record labels.

Episode 31: Martha Swanson, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications

In late June, Akil and Hong welcomed Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications Martha Swanson to talk about communications and marketing at SBCC. From there, the trio traced Martha’s path in the communications industry, got a full rundown of her favorite places to eat in the Ventura/Oxnard area, discussed British comedy, donuts in California and the wisdom of Loretta Ross.

Safety protocols for Summer II

Our community level of COVID-19 transmission is now at the “medium” level, and as such, beginning Summer Session II, the following COVID-19 protocols are in place on all three of our campuses:
  • KN-95 or N-95 masks are required indoors.
  • Daily health survey on Cleared4 is required (survey on phone), however, students/staff/visitors are not required to get a daily wristband from a check-in table.
  • Vaccine requirement remains for all employees and students attending in-person classes, entering campus buildings and using in-person services, unless you have received an exemption. 
Upcoming Events

 The Theatre Group production of ‘Something Rotten!’ July 6-23

You won’t want to miss this large multi-generational musical. Set in England in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self...and all that jazz. 
Directed by Katie Laris
Musical Direction by David Potter
Choreography by Christina McCarthy
Performances July 6-23 
Visit The Theatre Group at SBCC website or call 805-965-5935 to purchase tickets.
Tickets on sale now!

Fall In-Service

Join us and save the date for the first in-person In-Service since FA ‘19! The All-Campus Kickoff (8/25) will begin with a campus update from administration, followed by campus community collaborative strategic planning workshops. Beginning at noon, staff and faculty are invited to a barbecue/social on the West Campus lawn, featuring entertainment, games,
and great food. We encourage ALL faculty and staff to attend!
The Faculty In-Service will take place on Friday (8/26) and will be followed by
Division and Department meetings.
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