SRJC In the News - October 2020

SRJC nonprofit backs Measure O contribution as officials divulge informal spending plan

Will Schmitt
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, President, Dr. Frank Chong, President's Address, Haehl Pavilion, SRJC, Directors of the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, SRJC Foundation scholarships, contributed $20,000, Measure O, Doug Garrison, Steve Page, equity, mental health, SRJC spokeswoman, Erin Bricker

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Manager at Santa Rosa's Redwood Credit Union wins North Bay Latino business leadership award
North Bay Business Journal
Alma Magallon, Santa Rosa Junior College, associates degree, administration of justice, SRJC, School  Counselor, Rafael Vasquez, Extended Opportunity Program, Services Outreach Specialist, Routes For Youth, MECHA


Owner of Santa Rosa's Soluna Outreach Solutions wins North Bay Latino business leadership award
North Bay Business Journal
Hugo Mata, principal of Soluna Outreach Solutions, Santa Rosa Junior College, associate of science, associate of arts degrees


Administrative manager for Sonoma County’s Stony Point Rock Quarry wins North Bay Latino business leadership award
North Bay Business Journal
Evelyn Barragan, Santa Rosa Junior College, GED, ESL, Microsoft classes, AA degree, business administration


SRJC students cite climate change as paramount election issue
Peyton Krzyzek
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, Oak Leaf Instagram poll, Alexander Dugan, Cris Horten, Sedona Howelle, SRJC, Students for World Peace hold “enlightening” Buddhist event on racism and civil unrest


Students for World Peace hold “enlightening” Buddhist event on racism and civil unrest
Cass Stewart
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Students for World Peace, racial capitalism, “Buddhism, Racism, & Social Unrest,” Dr. Sarah Whylly, a Buddhism professor at SRJC, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong, Club President Ella Rappold


SRJC Foundation board will reconsider $20,000 gift to mental health tax campaign
Will Schmitt
Press Democrat
Dr. Frank Chong, superintendent/president, Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC Community Breakfast The SRJC Foundation, contributed $20,000, Measure O, Doug Garrison, mental health programs and services, foundation’s executive director, W. John “J” Mullineaux


Things to do in Sonoma County, Oct. 30-Nov. 8, 2020
Grace Yarrow
The Press Democrat
“Oktoberfest” Choral Concert, Santa Rosa Junior College vocal music majors, concert choir, chamber singers, perform,


Cal Matters Gimme Shelter
Podcast: Answering Abigail’s proposition questions
Matt Levin
Abigail Zoger, biology, Santa Rosa Junior College


Politics still polarize families
Jonathan Bigall
Oak Leaf
Mikayla Simpson, Santa Rosa Junior College, Nicholas Newton, SRJC, political science major, Melody Karpinski, graduate


Report: First-Year Earnings Vary by Degree Program
Emma Whitford
Inside Higher Ed
Santa Rosa Junior College, associate’s degree in nursing

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Fires force SRJC students to evacuate mid-semester for the third consecutive year
Cass Stewart
Sophia Ginsberg, environmental science major, SRJC, Nicole Drawsky, SRJC app, SRJC student Ingrid Kerr,  Brittany Arias, schoolwork, SRJC Student Emergency Grant,  Student Health Services, Student Psychological Services


Five Sonoma State employees look to positively impact the community by running for local office
SSU News
Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees, SRJC

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Mendocino County celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day today
Kate B. Maxwell
Mendocino Voice
Santa Rosa Junior College, event


Directing the Online College Classroom
Bita Bookman, Santa Rosa Junior College, online teaching, ESL classes, Playposit, Canvas learning management system, LMS


Murder on the Virtual Express
David Templeton
Riley Craig Allison Paine, live streaming, play, Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Department, Murder on the Orient Express, Zoom, Mark Ferrando, director, Laura Downing Lee, Sierra Downey, stage managers, Maggie Davis, Lukas De Bel, theater major

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SRJC awarded $3 million HSI grant for Latinx and low-income students
Michael Combes
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College, U.S. Department of Education, grant, SRJC, Title V Hispanic Serving Institution, HIS, grant program, Lanzamiento, Dean of Language Arts and Academic Foundations, project director, Dr. Robert Holcomb, enrollment, performance, Latinx, low-income students, tutors, peer success coaches, dual-enrollment program, cultural relevance, history instructor, Laura Larque


CSU-Pueblo to Offer New Degree in Hemp Research
Clara Geoghegan 
Santa Rosa Junior College


‘Fire college’: As devastation revisits Santa Rosa, student journalists find purpose
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
Riley Palmer, Abraham Fuentes, journalists, Santa Rosa Junior College Oak Leaf newspaper, Anne Belden, James Wyatt, Nick Vides, editor,  Jonathan Bigall, Michael Combs, Aryk Copley, Priscilla Navas, Emma Molloy, Peyton Krzyzek, Abraham Fuentes,  Society of Professional Journalists and the California Newspaper Publishers Association,  CNN, NBC Nightly News, Dakota McGranahan, Columbia Journalism School fellowship, Brian Antonson

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Gattinella’s got gold
Tim Curley
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Santa Rosa Junior College, Professor Roy Gattinella, marketing, consumer behavior class


North Bay Business Journal
Santa Rosa Junior College, wine studies program, Shone Farm, Ted Elliott

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Santa Rosa Junior College launches theater season online
Dan Taylor
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College theater department, $30 million renovation, Burbank Auditorium, Leslie McCauley, chairwoman, artistic director, theater and fashion department, online productions, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, director, Laura Downing-Lee,  Allison Paine,  Riley Craig,  student Luca Catanzaro  musical version, It’s a Wonderful Life, John Shillington,  Janis Dunson Wilson