SRJC in the News - February 2022

Health Care District offers free youth/young adult heart screening
The Community Voice
2/28/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Petaluma campus
https://www.thecommunityvoice.com/community/health-care-district-offers-free-youth-young-adult-heart-screening/article_d9f0b208-94d4-11ec-9ad6-9f38e90e01a4.html


How North Bay community colleges are working to overcome pandemic hurdles
Cheryl Sarfaty
North Bay Business Journal
2/25/22
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma campus, counselor, Steve Morris, freshman, Intro to College class,  student housing development, enrollment, addressing housing insecurity,  Pedro Avila, vice president, student services, on-campus courses,  Josh Adams, dean of curriculum, scheduling, older adults, and public safety training center, SRJC’s building and construction trades program, Catherine Williams, psychology instructor, faculty lead, Santa Rosa Junior College Construction Center project, Petaluma campus, stalled,  foundation, financial aid office, mental health services, hiring additional therapists
https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/article/how-north-bay-community-colleges-are-working-to-overcome-hurdles/
 

Health Care District offers free youth/young adult heart screening
The Community Voice
2/28/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Petaluma campus
https://www.thecommunityvoice.com/community/health-care-district-offers-free-youth-young-adult-heart-screening/article_d9f0b208-94d4-11ec-9ad6-9f38e90e01a4.html
 

After nearly four decades, SRJC’s Jake Fitzpatrick calling time on coaching career
Kerry Benefield
Press Democrat
2/25/22
SRJC, wrestling, coach, Jake Fitzpatrick, retiring, Fred Duerr, Jhalylyn Hall, 2015 State Championship, Tyler Poallio, Baily Brown, graduation, Santa Rosa Junior College, Jacob Larsen, California Community College Athletic Association, Bear Cubs, 4 conference champs, 11 state finalists, 32 All-Americans and 65 Academic All-Americans, athletic director, Matt Markovich, California Wrestling Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/benefield-after-nearly-four-decades-srjcs-jake-fitzpatrick-calling-time/
 

FireScout by AlcheraX Inc. Donates Eight Scholarships to Underserved Students at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Firefighter Academy
Global Newswire-FireScout
2/24/22
Donated, tuition, eight students, Firefighter Academy of Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, $10,000, scholarships, FireScout, wildfire AI detection, classroom training, wildfire AI technology, Ken Sebastiani, Director of Fire Technology, Sarah Laggos, Director of Philanthropy, 100th Firefighter Academy class
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/02/24/2391538/0/en/FireScout-by-AlcheraX-Inc-Donates-Eight-Scholarships-to-Underserved-Students-at-Santa-Rosa-Junior-College-s-Firefighter-Academy.html

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https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/srjc-firefighter-academy-to-receive-scholarship-donation/

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/firescout-alcherax-inc-donates-eight-140000016.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAYKXu__CFrSejC_7HuuUy-CoybQXwq5tUY4HGmIIOsPa12PXi78JFDTka174ro9Gl3Kbdn_ctD7YFZDbk2j4NPnxSm-cpLrKgEL858HjOmvD-ZESHaUZsKdYdXJtZhEyxseAIvVoXlHWDYAjSydvlTP3TCNztgCLR_p2hZt-Hph
 

Cherry Blossoms In Bloom At SRJC Petaluma: Photos Of The Week
Patch.com
Maggie Fusek
2/23/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus, Greg Drukala, photos, cherry blossoms, research analyst, SRJC Office of Institutional Research
https://patch.com/california/petaluma/cherry-blossoms-bloom-srjc-petaluma-photos-week
 

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time 2022: SRJC Burbank Studio Theatre, Santa Rosa
Susan C. Schena
Patch.com
2/18/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, Theatre Arts department, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Studio Theatre, Burbank Auditorium
https://patch.com/california/rohnertpark-cotati/calendar/event/20220305/1784055/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-2022-srjc-burbank-studio-theatre-santa-rosa
 

Exchange Bank Announces Fourth Quarter and Year Ending 2021 Earnings
Businesswire.com
2/17/22
Doyle Trust, funds, Doyle Scholarships, Santa Rosa Junior College
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220217005323/en/Exchange-Bank-Announces-Fourth-Quarter-and-Year-Ending-2021-Earnings
 

Local Black Student Unions focus on inclusiveness, campus culture
Nahselly Chavez
Press Democrat
2/15/22
Waad Dafalla, Santa Rosa Junior College, biology and natural sciences major, school resources, connect, Black Student Union, virtual, semi-monthly meetings, Black community
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/local-black-student-unions-focus-on-inclusiveness-campus-culture/
 

Santa Rosa Junior College construction education center project delayed as cost soars
Cheryl Sarfaty
North Bay Business Journal
2/11/22
Santa Rosa Junior College construction education center, Petaluma campus, SRJC, Catherine Williams, Ph.D., faculty lead, construction training facility, seeking $4 million in additional funding, increase, material costs, TLCD Architecture, design work, completed, Nancy Miller, director, regional adult education program, SRJC
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/north-bay/santa-rosa-junior-college-construction-education-center-project-delayed-as/

Also in:https://www.ksro.com/2022/02/14/srjcs-new-education-center-in-petaluma-delayed/
 

A hero of mine forever: Educator Carole Ellis started local MLK birthday celebrations
Susan Minichiello
Press Democrat
2/10/22
Carole Ellis, Santa Rosa Junior College, Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, Petaluma campus, SRJC trustee,  Santa Rosa Junior College District board
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/a-hero-of-mine-forever-educator-carole-ellis-started-local-mlk-birthday/?artslide=0
 

WWII Novel Explores Lives of Greek Women Under Nazi Occupation
Pappas Post
2/10/22
Ida Rae Egli, Krisanthi’s War: In Hitler’s Greece, English instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, author, editor
https://pappaspost.com/wwii-novel-explores-lives-of-greek-women-under-nazi-occupation/
 

SRJC student selected to participate in NASA virtual experience
Sonoma County Gazette
2/8/22
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, NCAS, Conor Schott, Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, community college, students, careers, STEM, Victor K. Tam, SRJC Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, lab experiences, Minority University Research and Education Program, MUREP
https://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/srjc-student-selected-to-participate-in-nasa-virtual-experience/
 

Newly retired Press Democrat columnist Gaye LeBaron to be featured on KQED’s ‘Forum’
Colin Atagi
Press Democrat
2/3/22
Gaye LeBaron Writing Scholarship, Santa Rosa Junior College
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/kqed-holding-forum-on-retired-columnist-gaye-lebaron/

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https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101887682/after-65-years-santa-rosa-press-democrats-gaye-lebaron-writes-last-column

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2505649008058/newly-retired-press-democrat-columnist-gaye-lebaron-to-be-featured-on-kqed-s-forum

https://mendofever.com/2022/02/05/honoring-the-writing-and-work-of-gaye-lebaron-press-democrat-columnist-and-proud-north-coast-resident-geniellas-thoughts/

https://player.fm/series/kqeds-forum-2097742/after-65-years-santa-rosa-press-democrats-gaye-lebaron-writes-last-column

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/kqeds-forum/after-65-years-santa-rosa-xFTGZX4poYk/

https://flipboard.com/@kqed2018/kqed-cikq81sbz/after-65-years-santa-rosa-press-democrat-s-gaye-lebaron-writes-last-column---kq/a-a-io4cFjRbOz22bgDhuLpw%3Aa%3A2895353138-5e5e0964cf%2Fkqed.org
 

California Faces Looming Nursing Shortage In Wake Of Pandemic; 40,000 Expected To Retire In Coming Years
Sharon Chin
2/3/22
KPIX CBS SF Bay Area
Santa Rosa Junior College, administrator, Dr. Katherine Magee, nursing program slots, students, Christina Croco, graduate, associate degree
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2022/02/03/california-looming-nursing-shortage-in-wake-of-covid-19-pandemic/
 

SRJC football standouts on what’s next, tough times after teammates’ deaths
Gus Morris
Press Democrat
2/2/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, quarterback, Jake Simmons, linebacker, TJ Talamoni-Marcks, SRJC football coach, Lenny Wagner, Devonte Manning, college commitments, Division I, II, Bear Cubs, leadership,  Rashaun “Tweet” Harris,  Jason “JT” Evans, Jorgen “Sarge” Sarganis, 2020 season canceled, 2021 campaign, interruptions, COVID, Greg Alexander, quarterback coach, SRJC Athletic Hall of Fame, Lucas Triplett, wide receivers
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/sports/santa-rosa-junior-college-football-players-finalize-transfer-plans/

 

Oak Leaf:

SRJC will hold in-person commencement ceremony for first time since 2019
Garrett Ashton
Oak Leaf
2/23/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, in-person commencement ceremony, Spring 2022, graduating class, President Dr. Frank Chong, COVID-19 safety measures, application for degree, SRJC Portal
theoakleafnews.com/news/2022/02/23/srjc-will-hold-in-person-commencement-ceremony-for-first-time-since-2019/|
 

State funding could drop new student housing rent as low as $700
Aryk Copley
Oak Leaf
2/10/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, applied, $15 million, student dormitory, housing project, Pedro Avila, SRJC vice president of student services, low income, homeless, emancipated minors or foster youth, low income, homeless, emancipated minors or foster youth, academic standing, disabled students, active military, veterans, EOPS, CalWORKs, and current or former homeless students, International students, student-athletes, new, continuing, returning, Kaiser Foundation, grant, $1million, endowment, $2.5 million, goal, J. Mullineaux
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2022/02/10/state-funding-could-drop-new-student-housing-rent-as-low-as-700/
 

SRJC Sawubona Black Support Center presents “Black Yoga Series” for Black History Month
Michael Combs
Oak Leaf
2/15/22
Black Yoga Series, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sawubona Black Student Support Center, Black History Month, SRJC, admissions specialist, Lindsey Cacy, author, Choose to Become: A Guide To Cultivating Self-Awareness and Healing So You Can Become the Best Version of You, Roses Growing From Concrete: Black History Through A Legacy Of Resiliency, Regina Mahiri, coordinator, Black Student Support Center, student life, equity and engagement
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2022/02/15/srjc-sawubona-black-support-center-presents-black-yoga-series-for-black-history-month/

Also in:
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2516477363175/srjc-sawubona-black-support-center-presents-black-yoga-series-for-black-history-month

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SGA approves funding for manuals
Liam Vinueza
Oak Leaf
2/2/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, Student Government Assembly, SGA representatives, California Community Colleges, SSCCC, assembly, Zack Miranda, student government coordinator, SGA adviser, Executive Vice President of Legislation, Matti Cotrell, vaccine mandates, President, Delashay Carmona Benson, hiring committee, Anetra McCartney, student trustee, funding, Robert’s Rules of Order
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/uncategorized-2/2022/02/02/sga-approves-funding-for-manuals/
 

Santa Rosa Junior College in-person services remain closed through Feb. 14
Michael Combs
Oak Leaf
2/1/22
Santa Rosa Junior College, President, Dr. Frank Chong, postponed, reopening, in-person services, student study spaces, SRJC, bookstore, Student Health Services, Omicron, student safety, libraries, tutorial centers, computer labs, curbside pick-up services, online services, Welcome & Connect Center, Doyle Library tutorial center, Petaluma campus, 600 Call Building, wristband, Safety Monitor station, COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, vaccine mandate, faculty, booster shots, tests
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2022/02/01/santa-rosa-junior-college-in-person-services-remain-closed-through-feb-14/