SRJC In the News - September 2020

Elections in Santa Rosa
Elaine B. Holtz
Sonoma County Gazette
Santa Rosa Junior College Trustees, Don Edgar, Caroline Bañuelos, Kerry Rego, Sarichon Rex Toeung, Santa Rosa School Board Trustee, Area 1, Ever Flores, Jenni Klose


Santa Rosa Junior College Closed Due To Shady Fire
Santa Rosa Junior College, closed, Shady Fire


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Veteran Local Winemaker's Donation Supports SRJC Wine Program
Maggie Fusek
Santa Rosa Junior College, Wine Studies program, Shone Farm, production, analysis, sensory evaluation, marketing, sales, SRJC, Shone Farm Wine Club, reserve wine,
Ted Elliot


Welcome to Zoom University: Student and staff reaction
Willow Ornella
Oak Leaf
SRJC, remote instruction, SRJC President Frank Chong, board of trustees, vice presidents, faculty and classified leadership, California Community Colleges Chancellor, Eloy Oakley, Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, Laura Ainsworth, Communication Studies instructor, SRJC psychology major, Robyn Landrum, Sam Sheykhe, Art major, Clara Lopez Ortiz, Elizabeth Espinosa-ouk, child development, Claudia Elena Salazar Gallegos, French, early childhood education, Student Health Center, mental health, Zoom therapy group


Santa Rosa Junior College received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
North Bay Business Journal
Santa Rosa Junior College, 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, HEED, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, SRJC

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Five-year grant helps SRJC educate Latinx students
Argus-Courier Staff
Santa Rosa Junior College, recipient, Title V HSI grant program, Lanzamiento, $2.8 million, SRJC, Dean of Language Arts and Academic Foundations, Dr. Robert Holcomb, Latinx students, SRJC President Frank Chong, history instructor, Laura Larqué, pre-matriculation, onboarding, dual enrollment a, bilingual financial aid outreach, culturally responsive college navigation orientation, mental health services, cross-disciplinary course sections and academic tracks, course-specific workshops, integrated tutoring, peer coaching, faculty fellowship, transfer and completion initiative

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Q&A with West Below, president of SRJC’S Young Americans For Liberty chapter
Priscilla Terry Jo
Oak Leaf
West, SRJC chapter president and free speech coordinator, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), Lockdowns vs. Liberty, free speech zones, JC administration, clubs,


Santa Rosa vigil honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ethan Varian
Press Democrat
Delashay Benson, Santa Rosa Junior College, student body president, co-president of the school’s Black Student Union,


Looking back at six months of pandemic, and at what lies ahead for Sonoma County
Phil Barber
Press Democrat
Frank Chong, Santa Rosa Junior College president, Burbank Auditorium, $30 million renovation, classes online, SRJC, campus,  enrollment fell, about 20%


“More lives could have been saved elsewhere”: Young Americans for Liberty Q&A and forum
Priscilla Terry Jonathan Bigall
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College’s libertarian student group, The Young Americans for Liberty, Q&A session, Tate Jarrell, SRJC.


Do more: SRJC’s Black community speaks out
Oak Leaf
James Domizio
Black students, Santa Rosa Junior College community, George Sellu, agriculture instructor, structural and institutional racism, campus police, Lark Hall, Anferny Moore, sociology major, Black alum, staff, students and community,  action, protest, Summer Winston, graphic design program coordinator, full-time, tenured, Black, Filipinx, non-binary, queer faculty members


Will dual enrolling help Sonoma teens SOAR?
Lorna Sheridan
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Santa Rosa Junior College, calculus 1, SRJC


Woman Leads Cops On 120-MPH Chase Down Hwy 101: Rohnert Park DPS
Maggie Fusek
Santa Rosa Junior College Public Safety Training Center


New officers join Pleasanton PD
Jeremy Walsh
Pleasanton Weekly
Luke Olson, Santa Rosa Junior College associate's degree, criminal justice, social and behavioral sciences


Slow Food Sonoma County North is helping bring back the Bodega Red potato from the brink of extinction
Diane Peterson
Press Democrat
Stuart Schroeder, Connor Murphy, Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm,


Education Roundup
Lorna Sheridan
Sonoma Index-Tribune
SRJC, Santa Rosa Junior College, classes online, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Drone Studies certificate program