SRJC In the News - May 2020

As fire season approaches, Sonoma County prepares for possible PG&E shut-offs amid coronavirus pandemic
Chantelle Lee
Press Democrat
5/29/20
Santa Rosa Junior College, Erin Bricker, emergency operations center
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/local/10950447-181/as-fire-season-approaches-sonoma

 

Dr. Chong is in the house (literally!)
Dr. Frank Chong
Special to the Oak Leaf
5/29/20
Dr. Frank Chong, laptops, drive-thru food pantry, SRJC Foundation, student services, business services, Petaluma campus, COVID-19 testing, SRJC, #SRJCSTRONG, Bear Cubs
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/?s=Dr.+Chong+is+in+the+house

 

Exchange Bank Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend
Valdosta Daily Times
5/29/20
Santa Rosa Junior College, Doyle Scholarships
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/pandemic-stories/2020/05/29/dr-chong-is-in-the-house-literally/


In Valuing Colleges, Tops in Prestige Doesn’t Always Mean Tops in Starting Salaries
Lisa Ward
The Wall Street Journal
5/26/20
Santa Rosa Junior College
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-valuing-colleges-tops-in-prestige-doesnt-always-mean-tops-in-starting-salaries-11590532335

 

Many inspiring SRJC students among the 1,800 graduating virtually on Saturday
Yousef Baig
Press Democrat
5/22/20
Jessica Cahill, Lexi Straube, Santa Rosa Junior College, Vicente Peña Pérez, campus ambassador, graduating, SRJC, virtual ceremony, coronavirus pandemic, Nancy Chinn, disability specialist, child development center.
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10978459-181/many-inspiring-srjc-students-among?artslide=0

 

Media Focus on Trump Misinformation Distracts From Serious Pandemic Coverage - “News in Context”
Gina Baleria
San Francisco Public Press
5/14/20
Anne Belden, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, pandemic coverage, “News in Context,” award-winning journalism program, Santa Rosa Junior College, COVID-19
https://sfpublicpress.org/news/2020-05/media-focus-on-trump-misinformation-distracts-from-serious-pandemic-coverage-news-in-context

 

SRJC to honor Class of 2020 with virtual graduation ceremony May 23
Yousef Baig
Press Democrat
5/12/20
SRJC president Dr. Frank Chong, 100th annual Santa Rosa Junior College commencement ceremony, graduation online, coronavirus pandemic, live stream, graduation video, career education certificates
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10959014-181/srjc-to-honor-class-of?ref=related

Also in:
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2020/05/21/srjc-graduates-walk-at-home/

https://www.ksro.com/2020/05/22/srjc-hosting-virtual-graduation-ceremonies/

https://patch.com/california/petaluma/srjc-announces-virtual-graduation-ceremonies

https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2020/05/14/srjc-opens-petaluma-campus-for-covid-19-testing/#

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10959014-181/srjc-to-honor-class-of?ref=related

 

SRJC Petaluma breakfast fundraiser canceled due to coronavirus
Argus-Courier
Staff
5/11/20
Dr. Frank Chong, president SRJC, Jane Saldana-Talley, vice-president, SRJC Petaluma 
Annual SRJC Community Breakfast, Fundraiser canceled, coronavirus pandemic, Building Community Breakfast, Friends of the Petaluma Campus Trust, Donors, Petaluma Giving Fund
https://www.petaluma360.com/news/10956195-181/srjc-petaluma-breakfast-fundraiser-canceled?sba=AAS

 

Coronavirus pandemic poses temporary roadblock for Sonoma County law enforcement prospects
Nashelly Chavez
Press Democrat
5/10/20
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Public Training Center, police academy, Erin Bricker, Joshua Adams, dean of Business and Professional Studies, SRJC
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10948928-181/coronavirus-pandemic-poses-temporary-roadblock

 

SRJC struggles to replicate hands-on science, theater courses online
Yousef Baig
Press Democrat
5/10/20
Tallulah Kuula, biology student, zoology, Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, coronavirus, science lab, performing arts, Steven Kessler, vocational skills, welding, culinary arts, automotive technology, Erin Bricker, emergency services, health science, Shawn Brumbaugh, live lectures, Zoom, microbiology, theater students, “The Wedding Singer,” Burbank Auditorium, Claire Grodrian, industry experts, master classes, Leslie McCauley, video submission, theater-makers, performing skills.
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10943023-181/srjc-struggles-to-replicate-hands-on 

 

Coronavirus testing can be mandatory, but Sonoma County hoping it won’t come to that
Will Schmitt
Press Democrat
5/9/20
Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/local/10936877-181/coronavirus-testing-can-be-mandatory

 

Saving Sonoma’s bees, 1 hive at a time
Bo Kearns
Index-Tribune
5/7/20
Serge Labesque, beekeeping classes, Santa Rosa Junior College
https://www.sonomanews.com/lifestyle/10945755-181/saving-sonomas-bees?artslide=1&sba=AAS

 

Historic photos show Sonoma County after the Great Depression
Janet Bailcki Webber
The Press Democrat
5/7/20
Santa Rosa Junior College, Analy Hall, Burbank Theater and Bussman Hall
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10944336-181/historic-photos-show-sonoma-county?sba=AAS&artslide=0

 

Two free coronavirus testing sites set to open in Santa Rosa, Petaluma on Tuesday
Tyler Silvy
Press democrat
5/4/20
COVID-19, Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10940563-181/two-free-coronavirus-testing-sites

Also in:
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2020/05/14/srjc-opens-petaluma-campus-for-covid-19-testing/#

 

Virtual Career Week Hopes to Help Students Find Work During Pandemic
Charlie Swanson
BohoBlog
5/4/20
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Virtual Career Weekhttps://www.bohemian.com/BohoBlog/archives/2020/05/04/virtual-career-week-hopes-to-help-students-find-work-during-pandemic

 

Disasters have shut down California colleges in the past: Here’s how they fared
Felicia Mello, Charlotte West
Cal Matters
5/4/20
Santa Rosa Junior College, President Frank Chong, culinary program
https://calmatters.org/education/higher-education/2020/05/coronavirus-college-shutdowns/

Also in:
https://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/05/04/disasters-have-shut-down-california-colleges-in-the-past-heres-how-they-fared/

https://www.newsbreak.com/california/sacramento/news/0OxirGDR/disasters-have-shut-down-california-colleges-in-the-past-heres-how-they-fared

https://sb-american.com/

https://www.empowerinnovation.net/en/custom/news/directory

https://www.maddyinstitute.com/may-5-2020/

 

Delicate spring in Kenwood
Tom Chown, Special to The Oak Leaf
Oak Leaf
5/4/20
Santa Rosa Junior College, Tom Chown, photography, public relations, theatre arts, Summer Repertory Theatre, art department, photographic laboratory technician
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/pandemic-stories/2020/05/04/delicate-spring-in-kenwood/

 

California universities debate how long remote learning will continue amid pandemic
Chantelle Lee
Press Democrat
5/1/20
Santa Rosa Junior College, swim team, Max Owens
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/specialsections/learning/10917850-181/california-universities-debate-how-long?sba=AAS

 

Some California colleges decide to offer all fall classes online
EdSource
Ashley A. Smith
5/3/20
Santa Rosa Junior College, President Frank Chong, Public Safety Training Center
https://edsource.org/2020/some-california-colleges-decide-to-offer-all-fall-classes-online/630660?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=some-california-colleges-decide-to-offer-all-fall-classes-online-05-02-20

Also in:
http://www.sonomawest.com/the_windsor_times/news/covid-briefs/article_7da47bc8-8fc8-11ea-96e0-e38a3dbca756.html

https://www.latinpost.com/articles/145257/20200504/california-colleges-offer-online-fall-classes.htm

 

As schools go remote, therapists learn new ways to connect with students
Nashelly Chavez
Press Democrat
5/1/20
Bert Epstein, mental health programs, Santa Rosa Junior College
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/specialsections/learning/10917818-181/as-schools-go-remote-therapists?sba=AAS

 

INTERVIEW: Dr. Frank Chong On Closing The SRJC Campuses
KSRO
5/1/20
Dr. Frank Chong, Santa Rosa Junior College, President, closing campuses, online services, distance learning, adjustments to courses, overall support system
https://www.ksro.com/2020/05/01/interview-dr-frank-chong-on-closing-the-srjc-campuses/