SRJC In the News - April 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College extends campus closure through end of 2020
Julie Johnson and Yousef Baig
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC President Frank Chong, COVID-19, Spring graduation, online, distance learning, Sean Martin, All Faculty Association, Summer Repertory Theatre

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SRJC, SSU team to offer Virtual Career series
Santa Rosa Junior College, Virtual Career Week, SRJC’s Career Hub, President Frank Chong


SRJC’s Oak Leaf newspaper wins multiple awards
Oak Leaf Staff
Oak Leaf
Oak Leaf News, Oak Leaf Magazine, 13 state awards, Online General Excellence, Magazine General Excellence, Anne Belden, Rebecca Bell, Heather Murray, “Homeless on the Joe Rodata Trail,” Brian Antonson,  Journalism 55: Multimedia Journalism, Zane Zinkl, Edgar Soria Garcia, Riley Palmer, Abraham Fuentes, Séamus Reed, Jesse Kapakui


Student Senate resolves to ban single-use plastics on campuses statewide
Lauren A. Spates, PALS and Managing Editor
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Student Senate, single-use plastic, SRJC Vice President, Student Life, Dakota McGranahan, Sean Young, Waste Diversion Technician Guy Tillotson, sustainability legislation, Haehl Pavilion, SGA, a student-written and student-approved resolution


SRJC student health, counseling and other services now available online
Alden Nichols
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, health services, academic counseling, tutoring, career guidance, financial aid, emergency assistance, online learning, SRJC website,  Vice President of Student Services Pedro Avila, Student Resource Center


SRJC swimmer who suffered cardiac arrest in pool saved by quick action of teammates, coaches
Kerry Benefield
Press Democrat
Morgan DeSalvo, Santa Rosa Junior College, Megan Ference, Jada Andrews, Katie Morrison, HEAD SWIM COACH Jill McCormick, head assistant coach Tyler Denize, assistant coach Nolan Stimple,  head athletic trainer Dr. Monica Ohkubo,  AED,  SRJC


Sonoma County Student Film Festival: A socially distanced showcase of student talent
Edgar Soria Garcia and Nick Vides
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma County Student Film Festival, student-made productions, Zoom videoconference, creativity, Brian Antonson, Santa Rosa Junior College communication studies instructor, film production courses


North Bay Zoombombing: From Hateful actions to harmless antics
Lauren Spates
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Natasha Castelli, Zoombombed, SRJC, Accounting, DeAnna Rogers, SRJC’s Basic Needs and Support Programs, engineering, Tony Martin, COMM10, Lynda Williams, Chemistry and Physics department, Canvas, ConferZoom, Anne Donegan, history, social sciences department, Atalie Halpin, art history


Retired English instructor and campus “force” Melissa Kort dies of cancer
Lauren A. Spates
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong, English instructor, Lauren Servais, Robert Duxbury, Academic Senate’s Policy and Procedure manuals, Work of Literary Merit, Swedish exchange program


Nursing students in Sonoma County volunteer to fight coronavirus
Julie Johnson
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, nursing students, Katherine Magee, interim associate dean of nursing for SRJC


What to plant in your urban garden for the birds, bees and butterflies
Meg McConahey
Press Democrat
The Habitat Corridor Project, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sustainable SRJC


SRJC cancels remaining spring semester events, in-person classes
James Domizio
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, coronavirus pandemic, online, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong, canceled, events, graduation, Celebrate CE (Career Education)