SRJC In the News - November 2020

North Bay Spirit Award winner uses art to empower local Latinos
Susan Miniciello
Press Democrat
Robert Holcomb, dean, language arts and academic foundations, Santa Rosa Junior College, migrant education program, Isabel Lopez

Sonoma County nurses deliver on COVID-19 care as pandemic persists
Derek Moore
Press Democrat
Grey Gardner, nursing instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College

A pair of ‘Wonderful’ plays
David Templeton
Petaluma Argus-Courier 
“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Noah Sternhill , Maryanne Boaz, Alexx Valdez,  John Shillington, Theatre Arts, Santa Rosa Junior College, Janis Dunson Wilson, SRJC

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Portraits of hospital workers on front line of coronavirus fight
Guy Kovner
Press Democrat
Tori Bruno, nursing degree, Santa Rosa Junior College

Hemp Today
Santa Rosa Junior College, hemp agriculture degree program, Colorado State University at Pueblo

WAN Awards 2020: final category winners announced
World Architecture News
Category Winners, Concrete in Architecture, Silver, Santa Rosa Junior College, Burbank Auditorium, Mark Cavagnero Associates,

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Community Corner: Holiday Events
Susan C. Schena
The Patch
SRJC, Theatre Arts, It's a Wonderful Life, Home-grown musical, YouTube, Santa Rosa Junior College

SRJC BSU hosts online “Justice Speaks” event
Lilia Epstein
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College Black Student Union (BSU), “honest and difficult community conversations,” SRJC Police Chief Robert Brownlee, SRJC Student Body President Delashay Carmona Benson, BSU co-president

SRJC LGBTQ Committee hosts online Transgender Day of Remembrance event
Alex Fuller
Oak Leaf 
Santa Rosa Junior College LGBTQ Presidential Advisory Committee, Transgender Day of Remembrance, SRJC, Felix Santiago, Robert Howard, Nick Lawrence, Foster and Kinship Care Education

Cat Brooks: What is radical reform?
Priscilla Navas, Patrick Combs
Oak Leaf
Cat Brooks, Black Lives Matter, radical activist, Santa Rosa Junior College

School district approves union-only construction policy
Anne Ward Ernst
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Santa Rosa Junior College, board, Jeff Kunde

Education Roundup
Lorna Sheridan
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Santa Rosa Junior College, president Frank Chong, SRJC stage debut, Theatre Arts department, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” John Shillington, Janice Dunson Wilson, YouTubeLive.

Downs signs a slew of schools
Caitlin Oprysko, Daniel Lippman
Downs Government Affairs, Santa Rosa Junior College, lobby, funding, Education Department, TRIO programs

The Embassy of the United States Celebrates the 21st Annual International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW), U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education,  Santa Rosa Junior College, study abroad, Malagasy students

Following the military ways
Cassandra May Albaugh
The Community Voice
Cassandra May Albaugh, Dave Houts, Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College’s Public Safety Center, Travis

Kaiser Permanente donates $1 million to revive Santa Rosa Junior College housing complex
Yousef Baig
Press Democrat
$1 million grant, student housing project, Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, affordable housing complexes, dorm-style homes, apartments, on campus, $4.65 million project, fall 2022, Pedro Avila, SRJC vice president of student services, Frank Chong, president,  J Mullineaux, executive director, SRJC Foundation, Cost of living, budget challenges, declining enrollment, Luther Burbank Auditorium renovation, science, technology, engineering and math building, and athletic facility upgrades, $410 million Measure H bond
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St. Helena native suffers major burns weeks after losing home in Glass Fire
Jesse Duarte
St. Helena Star
Madelyn Decker, Santa Rosa Junior College, major burns, medical bills,

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Transferring? Here’s what you should do right now
Willow Ornellas
The Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Transfer Center, Daisy Cardenas, Candy Owens Tony Vasquez, SRJC Foundation Scholarship 

Registration still available for Sustainable Ag Expo
Paso Robles Daily News
Farming Hemp in Wine Country, Dr. George Sellu, Program Coordinator, Instructor, Agribusiness, Santa Rosa Junior College

SRJC Board of Trustees formally recognizes SRJC sits on Pomo land 
Mike Combs
The Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees, SRJC, Pomo, SRJC land acknowledgement, Brenda Flyswithhawks, behavioral science instructor, Native American community, Black Student Union, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong, Josephine McKay, Maria Cardenas, Native American Student Council SRJC, BIPOC

Help for veterans program receives Cal Vet grant
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Office of Veteran Affairs, grant, collaboration, SRJC Student Psychological Services, SRJC, Veteran Student Success Specialist, Stan Bragg

Disillusioned and dejected: Why some college-aged citizens won’t vote
Willow Ornellas
The Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College

Free produce, plus $50 grocery card for SRJC students
Cass Stewart
The Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Junior College’s Student Life, Equity and Engagement group, Burbank Circle, Santa Rosa campus, free food distribution, grocery card giveaway, SRJC, Feed the Bears pop-up food pantry, Shone Farm