SRJC In the News - November 2021

Petaluma educator receives international recognition
Petaluma Argus-Courier
Sandra Fernandez O’Hare, retired, Educator of the Year, International Association of Top Professionals, Santa Rosa Junior College


Sonoma County supervisors consider splitting downtown Santa Rosa in new redistricting map
Emma Murphy
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day Uses Cutting Edge Technology To Celebrate Deeply Rooted Traditions
Becca Roberts
Fior Reports
Santa Rosa Junior College Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, SRJC, psychology professor, Brenda Flyswithhawks


Highway 101 pedestrian, bicycle crossing progressing in 2021
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, pedestrian, bicycle crossing


Redwood Credit Union gives $40,000 to nonprofits; San Rafael awards $8M fire houses contract; 1st Cannabis Awards takes submissions
North Bay Business Journal
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recognized, Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, 2021 Water Sense Sustained Excellence Award, water efficient landscaper trainings, certification, QWEL, Landscape irrigation courses, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, most Gilman scholarship recipients, study abroad


Climate Fatigue Coverage: SRJC Journalism Students Produce Nationally Syndicated Podcast
Jane Vick
The Bohemian
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, journalism students, California Humanities, Democracy and the Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellowship program, Anne Belden, instructor, Rebecca Bell, Maritza Camacho, Lauren Spates and Nick Vides, four-part podcast, Chronic Catastrophe, NPR, audio interviews, natural disasters, toll, community-oriented, Department of Journalism


The HUB kicks off Native American Heritage Month with guest speaker
Sonoma State Star
Jeffrey Avina
Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks, Native American Heritage Month, Two worlds: surviving colonialism, racism, and western education with Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks, Professor Mary Churchill, hosted, Santa Rosa Junior College


Sonoma Podcaster Lauren Spates On What It's Like to Live Through Climate-Driven Disasters
Danielle Venton
Santa Rosa Junior College, students, Chronic Catastrophe, podcast, Lauren Spates, produces, teaching assistant


California Community Colleges at the Forefront of Fire Mitigation
California Community Colleges
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, fire resiliency, Benjamin Goldstein, program dean, environmental horticulture, animal science, and natural resources, Briana Boaz, Shone Farm, learning laboratory, student interns, hands-on skills


SRJC students’ podcast gains national attention
Argus Courier
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, journalism students, Oak Leaf, podcast, Chronic Catastrophe, NPR, impact, cumulative climate change-induced disasters, minds, bodies, spirits, California Humanities, Democracy and the Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellowship program, Anne Belden, instructor, Rebecca Bell, Maritza Camacho, Lauren Spates, photographer, Nick Vides, four-part podcast, audio interviews, natural disasters, toll, community-oriented, Department of Journalism

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SkillSurvey Announces Top-Performing "Career Ready" Colleges and Universities
Top 10 Institutions with "Career Ready" Feedback for First-Generation College Students, Santa Rosa Junior College, Career Readiness Leader & Innovator Awards, National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE, evaluate, students, hard data, soft skills,


Beating the odds, these 150 community colleges are now eligible for $1 million
Chris Burt
University Business
Aspen Institute, $1 million, Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, student success, equity relevant career pathways, low-income, Black, Latinx, communities, Santa Rosa Junior College


The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership earns a fifth WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award
County of Sonoma]
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, 2021 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award, Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper, QWEL, trainings, certification, Santa Rosa Junior College, landscape irrigation courses

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SRJC Firefighter Academy is in its 100th class
Argus Courier
Santa Rosa Junior College Firefighter Academy


Oak Leaf:

SGA appoints a new vice president of clubs and discusses B-CARE response team
Cass Stewart
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Student Government Assembly officers, assembly members, voted, Santa Rosa vice president of clubs, SRJC student, Economics Club President, Zavier Rodrigues, Irmina Benson, Dean of Students, Robert Ethington, B-CARE, behavioral consultation assessment response and education, team, 20 staff members, disability resource specialists, academic counselors, SRJC Chief of Police, Robert Brownlee, Coordinator of Student Success Programs Malena Hernández, Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements, master class, SRJC Indigenous Tribal Council, Justene Cortes, Intercultural Center, Native American History Month, events page


The Oak Leaf brings home 14 JACC awards
Oak Leaf
James Domizio
Oak Leaf, Journalism Association of Community College, JACC, 2021 Virtual Fall Conference, journalism students, 14 awards, Online General Excellence award, staff, site’s content, Meritorious Award for Enterprise News, multi-article coverage, Editor-in-Chief, Alex Fuller, James Domizio, Jessica Johnson, Emma Molloy, Jennifer Sawhney, Lauren A. Spates and Cass Stewart, Tucker Lang,
Michael Combs, Nick Vides, Aryk Copley, Emily Hewitt, Jonathan Bigall, Peyton Krzyzek, Priscilla Navas, Willow Ornellas, Audrey Fry


SRJC Orchestra and Symphonic Band wows with their “Lift Off!” fall performance
Jenna McGovern
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Dr. Jerome Fleg, music in-person, SRJC Instrumental Music YouTube channel


SRJC Foundation seeks student and faculty input for new on-campus mural
Michael Combs
Oak Leaf
The Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, SRJC, community, input, campus mural, community room, gathering place, artist, Maria De Los Angeles, alumna, virtual conversation


SRJC opens three on-campus study spaces for first time since 2020
Aryk Copley
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, opened, study spaces, limited hours, free Wi-Fi, free printing and free charging stations, Santa Rosa campus, Intercultural Center’s Pioneer Hall, Southwest Santa Rosa Center, Heritage Hall, Petaluma campus, Student Success and Engagement Center, Doyle library, COVID-19, safety protocols


SRJC instructor and film producer hopes to inspire with his latest film “Rickshaw Girl”
Jenna McGovern
Oak Leaf
Producer, Santa Rosa Junior College screenwriting instructor, Eric J. Adams, film, Rickshaw Girl,  Mill Valley Film Festival,  screenplay, “Archie’s Final Project,” international film festival awards, drama-thriller, “Supremacy”


Check-in checkup: SRJC students and staff react to first weeks of vaccine mandate
James Domizio, Alex Fuller and Staff
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, vaccination mandate, Kerry Loewen, dean of arts and humanities, wristbands, CLEARED4 system, RJC President Dr. Frank Chong, Check-in booth, Osiris Zuburi, Justine Loh, Anetra McCartney, SRJC student trustee, COVID monitor, football team, Bailey Field, track team, Stacey Krywaruczenko, tech support outreach specialist, QR code, Arthur Gonzalez Martin, Film major, Oak Leafer, Arthur Gonzalez Martin, Theatre arts major Anthony Bailey, safety monitor Will McBeardsley, weekly testing, Garrett Ashton, Michael Combs, Aryk Copley, Stephen Howe, Jenna McGovern, Tony Moeckel, La Reva Myles, Cass Stewart, Nick Vides, Christian Vieyra and Liam Vinueza