SRJC In the News - May 2021

How the death of George Floyd changed Sonoma County
Nashelly Chavez
Press Democrat
5/25/21
Delashay Carmona-Benson, student body president, Santa Rosa Junior College,  Black Student Union, a scholarship fund for Black students,  Black therapist, Black Ethnic Studies Department, Academic Senate
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/new-crisis-response-teams-bolstered-sheriff-oversight-among-local-changes/?ref=TSM

 

Programs introduce San Francisco North Bay high-schoolers to construction careers
Jeff Quackenbush
North Bay Business Journal
5/21/21
Santa Rosa Junior College, construction training center, Petaluma campus, adult education, SRJC Construction Center, SRJC’s roofing apprenticeship program
https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/article/programs-introduce-san-francisco-north-bay-high-schoolers-to-construction-c/

 

SJRC Fire Academy pays it forward with scholarship
Kathleen Coates
Press Democrat
5/21/21
Jerimiah Mahan, Nick Klimenko, Tyler Neiburger, Santa Rosa Junior College Fire Academy, Scholarship fund, Kim Thompson, fire academy coordinator, 99th academy, graduating, Fire Academy Director Ken Sebastiani, Physical fitness instructor Justin McNulty, SRJC, fire technology, natural sciences, psychology, preallied health, kinesiology, Jerimiah Mahan, assistant academy leader,  SRJC Foundation Director Sarah Laggos
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/sjrc-fire-academy-pays-it-forward-with-scholarship/?artslide=0

 

SRJC Student Body President Delashay Carmona Benson wants you to “turn on your human”
Audrey Fry
Oak Leaf
5/19/2021
Santa Rosa Junior College, main campus, front lawn, Student Body President, Delashay Carmona Benson, Black Lives Matter, protest, Black Out, SRJC leadership, demands, cultural shift, advocacy, diversity, inclusion, equity, LGBTQ student safety, Student Government Assembly,  SGA, Petaluma vice president of clubs, Oak Leaf Editor-in-Chief, Dakota McGranahan, co-president, Black Student Union, BSU, Anetra McCartney, Santa Rosa vice president of clubs, student trustee, SRJC Board of Trustees, Joshua Mandela Poinsett, Zack Miranda, student government programs coordinator, Black/Ethnic Studies Department, Black student success center, Student Equity and Achievement Administrative Assistant, Black Leadership Association Collective Co-President, BSU Advisor, Regina Mahiri
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/features/2021/05/19/srjc-student-body-president-delashay-carmona-benson-wants-you-to-turn-on-your-human/

 

SRJC hosts native and diaspora poetry reading
Sophia Serrano
Oak Leaf
5/19/21
SRJC Libraries, online poetry reading, SRJC librarian Loretta Esparza, SRJC’s land acknowledgement, Board of Trustees
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/19/srjc-hosts-native-and-diaspora-poetry-reading/

 

SRJC Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association hosts panel for hapa students and faculty
Emma Molloy
Oak Leaf
5/19/21
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association, panel, multiracial student identity resources, research,  Dr. Sheryl Cavales Doolan, SRJC English faculty member, Monica Ohkubo, SRJC Pre-Sports Medicine Program Director, Vincent Hamilton, SRJC counselor, Finnegan Natale, SRJC student, Bella Boyer, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/19/srjc-asian-pacific-islander-staff-association-hosts-panel-for-hapa-students-and-faculty/

 

Bay Area Mayors Cup: This year the Bay Area Cyber League went to sea!
Bay ICT Partnership
5/17/21
Santa Rosa Junior College, community college, cybersecurity, winner
https://bayict.org/blog/2021-bamc

 

Board of Trustees schedules listening session in response to BLAC’s protest against listening sessions
Michael Combs
Oak Leaf
5/16/21
Santa Rosa Junior College, Board of Trustees, Black Leadership Association Collective, BLAC, Black Student Union, BlackOut, SRJC administration, ethnic studies department, SRJC police reform, Academic Senate President Julie Thompson, Academic Executive Committee, listening session, SRJC District Police Department, Public Safety Training Center, microbiology instructor, Steven Kessler, Sean Martin, president of the All Faculty Association,  Chancellor’s Office, Jennifer Biancalana, Ari Poppers, theater department,  Chair Leslie McCauley, Psychology instructor, Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks, SRJC Native Faculty and Staff Association, student trustee elect, Student Trustee, Jocelyn Toscano, Anetra McCartney, first international SRJC student trustee

https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/16/board-of-trustees-schedules-listening-session-in-response-to-blacs-protest-against-listening-sessions/

 

Unity, community building celebrated at SRJC
Kaylee Tornay
Press Democrat
5/15/21
Santa Rosa Junior College, Delashay Carmona Benson, president, Black Student Union, student body president, SRJC, Regina Mahiri, student adviser, Black Leadership Association Collective, Gracy Ballou,  SRJC Student Health Center, Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association, Latinx Faculty/Staff Association, SRJC President Frank Chong, equity initiatives https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/unity-community-building-celebrated-at-srjc/

Also in:
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/20/unity-through-community-srjc-clubs-share-support-and-solidarity/

 

Northern California construction industry needs more workers after wildfires, remodeling boom, net-zero-energy push
Jeff Quackenbush
North Bay Business Journal
5/13/2021
Catherine Williams, Ph.D., Santa Rosa Junior College Construction Center project, train entry level construction workers, Petaluma campus, construction training center,  workforce training degree-transfer, certificate programs, hard skills, soft skills, fundraiser, Building Futures
https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/article/northern-california-construction-industry-needs-more-workers-after-wildfire/

 

Trashion Fashion: A sustainable fashion show
Emily Hewitt
Oak Leaf
5/12/21
Santa Rosa Junior College students, SRJC, Trashion Fashion, Athena Weathers, Vice President, Student Life, Guy Tillitson, waste diversion technician, Vice President of Sustainability Carolyn Marshall, Hilleary Zarate, SRJC Dream Center, Director of Student Equity & Persistence, Genevieve Bertone
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/arts-entertainment/2021/05/12/trashion-fashion-a-sustainable-fashion-show/

 

SGA discusses campus reopening logistics and concerns
Audrey Fry
Oak Leaf
5/12/21
Santa Rosa Junior College Student Government Assembly, President of Student Affairs Jane Saldana-Talley, SRJC, staff, faculty, classrooms, in-person instruction, schedule of classes, priority registration, Student Trustee, nursing major, Jocelyn Toscano, cleaning staff, SGA budget, said Student Government Programs Coordinator Zack Miranda,  Santa Rosa, Petaluma club councils, Director of Student Equity and Persistence, Genevieve Bertone, Unity Walk
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/12/sga-discusses-campus-reopening-logistics-and-concerns/

 

Three women arrested in vandalism of ex-Santa Rosa officer’s former home
Nashelly Chavez
Press Democrat
5/12/21
Barry Brodd, instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College Public Training Center, police academy 
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/three-women-arrested-in-vandalism-of-former-santa-rosa-officers-home/?artslide=0

 

Education Roundup: Power of Radical Self-Love
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Lorna Sheridan
5/10/21
Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonya Renee Taylor, CalWORKS, student-parents
https://www.sonomanews.com/article/news/education-roundup-banners-grad-events-self-defense-classes-and-more/?artslide=0

 

With enrollment down 29%, San Francisco North Bay community colleges ramp up course, degree options
Cheryl Sarfaty
North Bay Business Journal
5/10/21
Santa Rosa Junior College, Culinary Instructor, Derek Corsino, Benjamin Goldstein, dean, agriculture, natural resources and culinary arts, Dr. Pedro Avilla, vice president, student services,  hands-on courses, welding, automotive, medical, culinary, Frank Chong, president of SRJC, graduating classes, Online classes, hybrid courses
https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/article/with-enrollment-down-29-san-francisco-north-bay-community-colleges-ramp-u/

 

Petaluman publishes new photo book depicting city’s street art
David Templeton
Argus-Courier
5/6/21
https://www.petaluma360.com/article/entertainment/petaluman-publishes-new-photo-book-depicting-citys-street-art/

 

'Blackout’ rally at Santa Rosa Junior College highlights prolonged fight for racial equity
Kaylee Tornay
Press Democrat
3/5/21
Santa Rosa Junior College students, faculty, and staff members, demonstrated, front lawn, dismantle racism, school’s systems, culture, Regina Mahiri, administrative assistant, Black Leadership Association Collective, SRJC campus, Black Student Union, SRJC Academic Senate meeting, faculty senators, show of solidarity, SRJC President Frank Chong,  Cabinet members,  Delashay Carmona Benson, student body president, co-president, Black Student Union, demands, Black therapist, Sawubona Black/African American Student Success Center, campus police force, BSU, BLAC, disarming, SRJC police, redirecting funding, recruitment, police sergeant, SRJC District Police Chief, Rob Brownlee, Comprehensive equity training, Board of Trustees, the SRJC police force, George Sellu, Agriculture department, ethnic studies, Daisy Cardenas, HOPE program, Summer Winston, Computer Studies department

Also in:
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/blackout-rally-at-santa-rosa-junior-college-highlights-prolonged-fight-fo/

 

Dr. Chong says some on-campus classes will return Fall 2021, follow CDC guidelines
Jonathan Bigall
Oak Leaf
5/4/21|
Santa Rosa Junior College, in-person classes, SRJC President, Dr. Frank Chong, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Jane Saldana-Talley, remote-learning classes, SRJC, CDC guidelines, adult education, Emeritus building, classrooms, CARES funding
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/04/dr-chong-says-some-on-campus-classes-will-return-fall-2021-follow-cdc-guidelines/

 

Mondays with Mary: How SRJC is taking care of students’ mental and physical health during remote learning
Blaire McTaggart
Oak Leaf
5/4/21
Enrollment, Parking fee, Textbooks, Health fee, Santa Rosa Junior College, student health services, SRJC Nurse Practitioner Mary Wyman, Jeanne Erlenborn, health promotion specialist, SRJC, mental health drop-in, PEERS, CampusWell website, anonymous mental health screenings, appointments, Julian Watkins
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/04/mondays-with-mary-how-srjc-is-taking-care-of-students-mental-and-physical-health-during-remote-learning/

 

BLAC, BSU and Black students and faculty to stage “BlackOut” walkout May 5
Michael Combs
Oak Leaf
5/4/21
Santa Rosa Junior College Black Leadership Association Collective, BLAC, BlackOut, walkout, Academic Senate meeting, Santa Rosa Junior College Campus, Dr. George Sellu, Black Students Union, SRJC administration, faculty, performative actions, SRJC President, Dr. Frank Chong, cabinet, leaders, The Board of Trustees, Academic Senate, Vice President, Student Services Pedro Avila, social justice
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/04/blac-bsu-and-black-students-and-faculty-to-stage-blackout-walkout-may-5/

Also in:
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/04/more-calls-for-racial-justice-on-campus-at-sga-meeting/

 

Three SRJC students’ films to play at Alexander Valley Film Festival Student Film Competition
Liam Vinueza
Oak Leaf
5/1/21
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC students, James Domizio, editor-in-chief, The Oak Leaf, Max Belove, Crysta Andrews, Matty Denison,  Alexander Valley Film Society, student film competition
https://www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2021/05/01/three-srjc-students-films-to-play-at-alexander-valley-film-festival-student-film-competition/