SRJC in the News - July 2020

Oregon State Professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist Confirmed as ASEV President for 2020-2021
WIN Advisor
Merilark Padgett-Johnson, Natural Resources Department, Santa Rosa Junior College


Santa Rosa author celebrates Greek women of World War II in ’Krisanthi’s War’
Dan Taylor
Press Democrat
Ida Egli, Santa Rosa Junior College, English department faculty, “Krisanthi’s War”


Retired SRJC instructor first junior college woman to enter Ag Hall of Fame
SRJC,  Pamela J. “Pj” LoCoco, instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Environmental Horticulture (EH) program, Principal Instructor and Program Coordinator of Ornamental Horticulture, Chair of the Agriculture/Natural Resources Department,  Academic Senate, Day Under the Oaks committee, EH program’s monthly plant sales, Instructional Skills Program, George Sellu, Agribusiness Program Coordinator and Instructor.


Sonoma State University, SRJC broadening ethnic studies as social justice, racial equity push intensifies
Yousef Baig
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, ethnic studies department, Academic Senate, Black studies curriculum, Black Student Union, distance learning, SRJC President Frank Chong, Julie Thompson, English professor, president of the Academic Senate


The Pomo Woman Who Fought to Preserve Native American Heritage
Rae Alexandra
Pomo basket, Jessee Peter Multicultural Museum, Santa Rosa Junior College, Elsie Allen


Six Honored with 2020 California Community Colleges Classified Employee of the Year Awards
Santa Rosa Junior College, CalWORKS student advisor, Amy Ethington, Classified Senate
Christina Jimenez
California Community Colleges


BIO-key looks to raise $21M in common stock offering, grows IAM business
Luana Pascu
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Single Sign-On, SSO, two-factor secure application environment for 21,000 end users. Canvas, G Suite, Escape Online, a custom Student Information System (SIS) application, Microsoft Office 365, Shibboleth PortalGuard, YubiKey, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

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Petaluma Police Department announces new Deputy Chief, other promotions
Katheryn Palmer
Lieutenant Brian Miller, adjunct faculty, instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College Public Safety Training Center


ENR CA Announces 2020 Regional Best Project Winners
Engineering News-Record
Erica Berardi
Higher Education/Research Best Projects, Santa Rosa Junior College Burbank Auditorium Modernization, ZFA Structural Engineers


Former El Verano man writes music for ’Robin’s Wish,’ a new documentary about Robin Williams
Dan Taylor
Press Democrat
Aaron Drake, Santa Rosa Junior College, composer, “Robin’s Wish”

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Nominations open for November election
Zoë Strickland
Healdsburg Tribune
Cloverdale-Geyserville-Healdsburg area board member, Santa Rosa Junior College Governing Board, nomination, election.


All SRJC sports pushed back to spring 2021
Lori A. Carter
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, abbreviated sports seasons, “early spring,” “late spring,” football coach Lenny Wagner, physical education department head, Athletic Director Matt Markovich, remote classes, Swimming and diving coach Jill McCormick


Alvin James Hansen Foundation Awards $500K to SRJC's Shone Farm
Maggie Fusek
Santa Rosa Junior College's Shone Farm, learning outdoor laboratory, farmland, pasture, vineyards, riparian forest, experiential student-centered campus, SRJC, SRJC Foundation Ag Trust,  Natural Resources Department, SRJC Shone Farm Agricultural Education Fund, Benjamin Goldstein, SRJC Dean of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Culinary, Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation

Comet NEOWISE blazes colorful path across nighttime sky over North Bay
Austin Murphy
Press Democrat
Keith Waxman, astronomy, Santa Rosa Junior College


Third Community Conversation explores DACA program
Katherine Minkiewicz
The Healdsburg Tribune
Santa Rosa Junior College, Rafael Vasquez, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Coordinator


Sonoma County district attorney meets with protesters in Santa Rosa
Nashelly Chavez
Press Democrat
Delashay Carmona-Benson, Black Student Union, Santa Rosa Junior College


Activists gather to celebrate the Fourth of July and get America started on living up to its promises
Bill Swindell
Press Democrat
Joy Ayodele, Santa Rosa Junior College


Sonoma County Fairgrounds takes over as free coronavirus testing site in Santa Rosa
Tyler Silvy
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma


Chris Smith: College Confectionista turns to public art project to celebrate diversity
Chris Smith
Press Democrat
Anamaria Morales, SRJC, Santa Rosa Junior College


Growing Cannabis in Wine Country: The Shone Farm Project
Dr. George Sellu, Ph.D. Scientifically Assesses the Danger of Grape Taint from Hemp
Advisor Wine Industry Network
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, hemp cultivation, Shone Farm, Dr. George Sellu, Agribusiness Program Coordinator/Instructor, Agriculture and Natural Resources