SRJC In the News - September 2021

SoCo Clicks Photography Exhibition
Dianne Reber Hart
Press Democrat
Student photography showcase, Santa Rosa Junior College, Museum of Sonoma County


Sexually assaulted as a youth, SRJC instructor is a survivor; a victim no more
Bob Padecky
Press Democrat
SRJC Coach, Karen Stanley, Santa Rosa Junior College, kinesiology instructor, women’s soccer coach, Sonoma County institution, Coach of the Year, survivor, sexual assault, emotional recovery, health and wellness class


SSU Symphony returns to Weill Hall: SRJC Orchestra
Diane Peterson
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College Orchestra, in-person rehearsals, SRJC Orchestra and Band Director Jerome Fleg, Burbank Auditorium, pre-record concerts, stream


SRJC Trustees Rename Campus Museum: Trustees drop name of founder Jesse Peter from museum following criticism of his legacy
Cash Grace Martinez
North Bay Bohemian
Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Board of Trustees, Jesse Peter, Jr., anthropologist, Native American artifacts, museum, director, curator Works Projects Administration Grant, then-SRJC President Floyd Bailey, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong, Sonoma County tribal nations, including Dry Creek Rancheria, Cloverdale Rancheria, Stewarts Point Rancheria and Lytton Rancheria, SRJC’s mission of inclusivity and diversity, Ethnic Studies program, Michael Von der Porten, Board Facilities Committee, Erin Bricker, the Director of District & Community Relations, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, NAGPRA, CalNAGPRA, repatriation efforts


Sonoma Raceway honors Steve Page with $100,000 donation
Steve Page, Speedway Motorsports, Sonoma Raceway, donations, Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, Board Chair

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Bank of America: SRJC Construction Center receives $250K grant from Bank of America
Market Screener
Construction Center project, Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, Petaluma campus, $250,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, job skills, trades, $7.12 million federal disaster grant, US Economic Development Administration, EDA, $1 million match, Tipping Point, Sonoma County Economic Development Board, amendment, $2.5 million,  additional funding, affordable housing, living wage careers, Frank Chong, SRJC Superintendent/President, certificate, associate degree programs, HVAC, refrigeration, introduction to residential and commercial construction, soft skills, Catherine Williams, faculty project lead, J Mullineaux, Executive Director of the SRJC Foundation,  naming opportunities, matching funds, donors,  endowment, perpetual support, Sarah Laggos, Santa Rosa Junior College


SRJC Board of Trustees passes on-campus vaccine mandate
Michael Combs and Liam Vinueza
Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees, vaccine mandate, students, employees, SRJC’s campuses, proof of full vaccination, weekly COVID-19 testing, Student Health Services, SHS, President Dr. Frank Chong, medical, religious exemptions, public health crisis, Trustee Caroline Banuelos, Student Trustee, Anetra McCartney, verification, CLEARED4, daily clearance sticker, symptom survey, Vice President of Student Services, Pedro Avila, rapid tests, COVID-19 Response Team, safety monitor, mask mandate, staffing, Vice President of Human Resources, Gene Durand, SRJC Student Government Assembly President, Delashay Carmona Benson, History instructor, Anne Donegan, science, critical thinking, reason, Track and Field Coach, David Wellman, athletics, Engineering student, Nehemiah Skandera, Yarrow Swegnisen, media services production tech, Senior instructional assistant, Rachel Nix, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Trustee Maggie Fishman, pilot test, Student Welcome and Connect Center,  Human Resources Department


SGA supports on-campus vaccine mandate
Audrey Fry
Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College Student Government Assembly, SGA, officers, voted, vaccine mandate, SRJC, campuses, safety, ethics, Student Body President Delashay Carmona Benson, COVID-19, mutation, Student Trustee, Anetra McCartney, SRJC Board of Trustees, President Dr. Frank Chong, resolution, exemptions, medical conditions, religious beliefs, Student Senate, California Community Colleges Board of Directors, students, faculty, staff, community,  health sciences, Santa Rosa Vice President of Clubs, Irmina Benson, pandemic, Petaluma Vice President of Clubs, Elizabeth Cole, Vice President of Finance, Moses Legesse, soft mandate, liberties, education


Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor
Charles S. Little
Press Democrat
Santa Rosa Junior College, forest management, skills, Great work, students, SRJC


How Sonoma County teachers instruct the post-9/11 generation to ‘never forget’
Alana Minkler and Kaylee Tornay
Press Democrat
Nick Perrone, Santa Rosa Junior College, Johannes Van Gorp, history instructor, SRJC


County residents preserve history through Latino folklore, storytelling
Susan Minichiello
Press Democrat
Laura Larqué, history professor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Amanda Martinez Morrison, cultural center coordinator


‘Firefighting without firefighters’: SRJC wildfire resiliency program aims to build key workforce
Alana Minkler
Press Democrat
Wildfire Resiliency program, student intern, Amy Conner, Shone Farm, Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC, field courses, ecology, animal grazing practices, forest thinning, student crew leader, Benjamin Goldstein, SRJC’s Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources, grant, three years of paid internships, stipends or college credit, Briana Boaz, faculty leaders, hands-on training, Ben Holman, full-time intern


Former Petaluma Police officer accused of assault, awaits trial
Tyler Silvy
Argus-Courier Editor
Black Lives Matter, Elizabeth Cole, student, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma campus, vice president for student life, Kristin “C.H.” Estevane

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Sonoma County awards SRJC $500,000 for wildfire resiliency program
Sonoma County Gazette
Wildfire resiliency workforce training program, Santa Rosa Junior College, $500,000 grant, adult education, prescribed grazing, forest fuel reduction, fire-resilient landscaping, defensible space, post-fire mitigation and restoration, SRJC, Benjamin Goldstein, dean, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Shone Farm, Environmental Horticulture, Animal Science, Faculty and Program Coordinator Amy Housman, stipends, college credits, students, internships

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