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Sixty-Ninth Annual Commencement Ceremony

Last Friday, we celebrated our commencement ceremony. This milestone marked the conclusion of a successful educational journey for 1,374 graduating students. Counting the double and triple majors, there were 2,087 Associate degrees awarded, which was a significant increase over last year's 1,644. With 56.3% of our graduates being students of color, we continue to be a place for underrepresented students to discover their talents.  We are proud of our students and their accomplishments – Congratulations!  A big congratulations is also in order to our SBCC faculty for their expertise and support of students. They are the coaches helping get our students across the finish line.  

Montecito Union School Thanks SBCC at ‘Night of Heroes’

At a ceremony titled "Night of Heroes," Montecito Union School District Superintendent Anthony Ranii praised first responders, neighboring schools, businesses and volunteers who sprang into action to help the school during the Jan. 9 debris flow and recovery. Read more...

Outstanding Classified Staff 

At the SBCC Board of Trustees meeting on April 26, Sherie Higgins was recognized as the Outstanding Classified Employee of 2018. Four others were given Honorable Mention: Victor Bryant, Regina Reese, Jeff Barnes, and Jason Levy. Read more...

Artwork and Memorial Unveiled

Artist Lily Pons, a student in the Art Department, created a special art installation as a memorial to the Montecito debris flow using Montecito mud to create small mud flowers, fired in the school's kilns. The installation, "Solid to Liquid, Liquid to Solid," was arranged in a circle on a patch of lawn near the Maxwell Overlook on campus, with views of the burnt mountains and hillsides in the distance. Read the full News Press story...

Community College Students Will Have a Pipeline to the UC System 

In a program that was recently announced by UC President Janet Napolitano – and which is still being finalized – community college students who meet the qualifications will be provided automatic transfer to a university in the UC system. Watch the KEYT story here...
Photo by Vanessa Martinez

Physical Education Department Creates Fitness App 

The Life Fitness Center at SBCC has a new app created by the Physical Education Department that allows students to set fitness goals and track their individual workouts. In addition, every week the app posts a new challenge, and everyone that has the app can participate in a friendly competition. The app is available on the App Store for Apple devices, and Google Play for Android devices. Read the full story in The Channels...

Foundation provides Financial Assistance to Disaster-Affected College Members

Although the disasters and storms have passed, the SBCC Foundation continues to provide assistance to members of City College affected by them, spending a total of $25,353 on about 113 staff and students through emergency grants and transportation tickets. Read the full story in The Channels...  

John O'Dea Honored 

On May 7, The SBCC community honored Professor Emeritus of Business John O'Dea on his 95th birthday. Professor O'Dea was hired as a business instructor in 1952, joining the faculty of what was then Santa Barbara Junior College. SBCC owes much to the first generation of faculty who helped establish the academic credibility of the college. Read more...

Save the Date! June 23

Join us on June 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon for an Open House and Dedication of the award-winning West Campus Center. Take a tour of the new building and see for yourself why it received LEED Platinum Certification – the highest level possible – as a healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green building. Learn more about the West Campus Center and the LEED award.
Photo by Vanessa Martinez

Disney and Dreamworks Featured at Eighth Annual Art Career Day Conference 

On April 28, forty professional artists, including Disney and Dreamworks animators, shared their knowledge and advice for young artists at the Fe Bland Forum for the eighth annual Art Career Day Conference. Fifteen round-table discussions focused on different art forms including photography, painting, sculpture, fashion design, poetry, and animation. Read more...

Quire of Voyces

On Sunday June 3rd, The SBCC Department of Music will present Quire of Voyces performing “Women’s Works: Celebrating Female Composers.” 

Join us at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church, 2901 Nojoqui Avenue, Los Olivos, California. Reception to follow.
Admission is free.

2018 Commencement

Santa Barbara City College 69th Annual Commencement took place Friday, May 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at La Playa Stadium, SBCC East Campus. The ceremony was also livestreamed. Watch the livestream video...

May Holidays

All three of the SBCC campuses (SBCC Main Campus, Schott Campus and Wake Campus) will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday May 28.

SBCC Board of Trustees Meetings - May 10 and May 24

The SBCC Board of Trustees will met at 4 p.m. in CC-223 at SBCC on May 10 and in A-211 on May 24. The Agendas 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 the video of the May 24 meeting. Click here to watch previous Board meetings.

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