SRJC In the News - December 2021

Survivors of human trafficking extend lifeline to victims still on the street in Sonoma County
Austin Murphy
Press Democrat
Elizabeth Quiroz, Santa Rosa Junior College, presentation, human trafficking, associate degrees, president, Second Chance Club, formerly incarcerated students, Lisa Diaz-McQuaid, Redemption House


Sonoma County to require proof of COVID-19 booster shot or at least twice weekly testing for workers in schools
County of Sonoma
COVID-19, case rates, hospitalizations, increase, schools, Sonoma County, require employees, booster, testing twice weekly, Santa Rosa Junior College, monitor, implementation, vaccine requirement, SRJC, increase, in-person classes, services, President Dr. Frank Chong, consider, requirement, in consultation, constituent groups, decision, return, semester break


22 to watch in 2022: Youth leader Benjamin Rosel
Alana Minkler
Press democrat
Benjamin Rosel, Santa Rosa Junior College student, psychology, outreach coordinator for the CURA project, promotore, Latino Service Providers, mental health, youth leader, pop-up vaccine clinics, community-based services, basic needs

30+ Faculty Positions to be recruited for in spring 2022
California Community Colleges Registry
SRJC faculty, Human Resources department, virtual workshop, applicants, tenure-track positions, hiring cycle, NeoEd, departmental hiring committees, screen, interviews


Oak Leaf:

SGA discusses Fall Break proposition and more campus representation
Jenna McGovern
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Student Government Assembly, Vice President of Diversity, Athena Weathers, Fall Break resolution, change, SRJC, Thanksgiving Break, Student Body President, Delashay Carmona Benson, create, representatives, campuses, vice presidents, Southwest Center, Shone Farm, Public Safety and Training Center, Genevieve Bertone, director of Student Equity and Persistence, Zack Miranda, coordinator of student government programs, Student Trustee Anetra McCartney, opening for vice president of finance


SGA asks SRJC student groups if the campus is student ready
Michael Combs Oak Leaf
Representatives, Santa Rosa Junior College, student groups, supportive, campus culture, Student Government Assembly, SGA, Student Body President, Delashay Carmona Benson, SGA Student Trustee, Anetra McCartney, LGBTQ2S+, students with disabilities, Second Chance Club, re-entry student, international, Elizabeth Cole, vice president of clubs, Petaluma campus, signage, Odalis Rebollo, assembly member of Hispanic and Latinx students, Matti Cottrell, assembly member, Athena Weathers, SGA vice president of diversity, DRD building, Bertolini Student Center, Justene Cortes, assembly member of SRJC Indigenous Tribal Council, Jimmy Brock, Students for Recovery, Waad Dafalla, SGA vice president of student health


PEERS Coalition and You Are Not Alone: The troubles of distance learning and mental health
Stephen Howe
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College PEERS Coalition, mental health, pros, cons, remote learning, Zoom, Panelist Felix Santiago, online classes, Liya Levanda, SRJC, support students, Student Health Services, reducing stigma, sharing resources, sense of community,  PEERS Coalition Supervisor, Jeane Erlenborne, Well-Being Wednesday, free therapy


Football team reflects on three player deaths in 17 months
Christina Vieyra and Tony Moeckel
Oak Leaf
Jorgen Sarganis, SRJC sophomore, Santa Rosa Junior College, Head Coach, Lenny Wagner, Cornerback Rashaun Harris, Running back, Jason Evans, Reese Bickart, Blake Thomas and Micha Fontenot, wide receiver core


Academic Senate asks for faculty input on hiring practices and language
Liam Vinueza
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Academic Senators, faculty hiring, inclusion, diversity, equity and anti-racism (IDEA), SRJC, The District, Former Senate President, Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks,  Laura Aspinall, disability specialist, department chair, President Julie Thompson, Vice-President Monica Ohkubo