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ASSC Newsletter – Spring 2016 #02

Please view our ASSC Newsletter – Spring 2016 #02

http://solano.edu/assc/1516/S16-02.pdf

ASSC Newsletter – Spring 2016 #01

Please view our ASSC Newsletter – Spring 2016 #01

http://solano.edu/assc/1516/S16-01.pdf

California School Prepares its Students for Success

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

A California school prepares its students for success.

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/12/a-rural-high-school-with-a-21st-century-outlook/383963/

From The Atlantic.

Pearson-Bloom Retires as Head Coach of Women’s Softball

Terri Pearson-Bloom, the award winning head coach of the Falcon Softball Team, will be retiring from the program after 15 years of coaching. Pearson-Bloom received widespread recognition last season for achieving 400 wins as head coach. Under her leadership, the Falcons have achieved 11 consecutive Bay Valley Conference Championships, and have qualified for post-season play 12 times. The Falcon softball team consistently ranked in the top 20 in the state of California, reaching #1.

Pearson-Bloom’s emphasis on academic excellence led the Solano Softball team to a top 25 national ranking in overall team GPA with numerous players earning the most prestigious academic award in college softball, NFCA Academic All-Americans honors. Combining academic success with championship play produced numerous Solano Softball graduates who transferred successfully with softball scholarships to 4-year colleges. Former Falcons played at Division I, II, and NAIA colleges throughout the US including, but not limited to: Arizona State, CSU Fullerton, CSU Sacramento, CSU East Bay, Sonoma State, Jacksonville State, Lynn University, Oregon Tech, Lee University, Oklahoma Baptist, and Eastern New Mexico University.

Pearson-Bloom began her coaching career at St. Mary’s College in Moraga where she served as an assistant from 1995-96. She moved on to the University of Tennessee to become assistant coach for the Lady Vols for 2.5 seasons (1997-99).

Prior to Solano, Pearson-Bloom served as the head coach for one year with the Virginia Roadsters of the Women’s Professional Softball League where her team finished second place in the regular season and she received the honor of All-Star Game coach.

Pearson-Bloom performed as a standout player at California State University Northridge and led the team to four regional appearances and three Women’s College World Series appearances while batting leadoff and playing in the outfield. During her final season at Northridge, the team advanced to the national title game only to lose to eventual champion, the University of Arizona.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California State University Northridge and a master’s degree in physical education from Western Illinois University. While at the University of Tennessee, she began work on another master’s degree in sports psychology. Last fall she earned her second master’s degree in communication studies from Lasell University.

Erik Visser, Athletics Director commented, “Coach Terri Pearson-Bloom is leaving a great legacy as the Head Coach for the Solano Falcons through her unconditional commitment to the success of the student athlete on and off the field and the tremendous team accomplishments under her leadership which includes 400 Wins, 11 consecutive Bay Valley Championships and qualifying for post season play 12 times.” Pearson-Bloom will continue her role as a faculty member in the Kinesiology program and Coordinator of the Academic Success Center.

SCC Student Film Festival on December 16th

The Solano Community College (SCC) Student Film Festival will take place at the SCC Fairfield campus in Room 121, TV studio on December 16th at 8 am. Students who were enrolled in the CINA 015 and CINA 016 courses will be featuring their short film projects during the festival. This semester the students work will include short individual montages plus three short features created by teams of students working together in groups. Students participating in the teams, experience “behind the camera” challenges as they search locations, work with actors, follow their script, light, shoot, and edit their production.
Instructor Ian McIver states that, “Students have worked hard and their finished product deserves to been seen by the public for the student to measure the appreciation of their completed work before entering the film industry.”

Admission for the SCC Student Film Festival at Theatre Deville is free and open to the public. For more information on this event, contact Ian McIver at Ian.McIver@solano.edu.

Dr. Esposito-Noy Selected as Superintendent-President

FAIRFIELD, CA: The Solano Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees has announced the decision to authorize Board President A. Marie Young to offer the appointment of Superintendent/President to Dr. Celia Esposito-Noy and negotiate the terms of the contract at a special board meeting held on November 23, 2015.

Board President A. Marie Young stated, “The elected trustees of Solano Community College District (SCCD) are extremely impressed with Dr. Celia Esposito-Noy’s extensive education and professional experiences and with her interview with the Board on November 18th for the position of Superintendent-President. Her vast experiences and accomplishments in administrative leadership at the community college level will make her a valuable addition to SCCD as we continually focus on transforming student lives for success while implementing our vision/mission statement and core values. I am anxiously looking forward to working with Dr. Esposito-Noy and I am optimistic that she will be a phenomenal asset to the college.”

Solano College Announces the Selection of Four Superintendent-President Finalists

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the selection of four Superintendent-President finalists. The four finalists are as follows:

• Dr. Lawrence Buckley, President of Canada College
• Dr. Deborah Budd, President of Berkeley City College
• Dr. Celia Esposito-Noy, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Student Success at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
• Dr. Omid Pourzanjani, Vice-President of Instruction and Learning at Golden West College

The public forums will take place on Tuesday, November 17th from 1 pm – 5 pm at the Solano College Fairfield campus in Building 1400, Studio G. Students, faculty, staff, administrators and the general public are invited to attend. Information for each of our finalists can be found at the following link:

http://solano.edu/presidentsearch/1516/SCC%20Finalists%20Information.pdf

Dr. Omid Pourzanjani 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Dr. Lawrence Buckley 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Dr. Celia Esposito-Noy 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Dr. Deborah Budd 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm

Notice of Governing Board Regular Meeting Date Change

The Regular Meeting of the Governing Board originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm will now take place on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm. The meeting location will remain the same:

Administration Building, Denis Honeychurch Board Room 626
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197

SCC To Host Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Meeting

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) will host the Fall 2015 Curriculum Regional Meeting (North) of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges scheduled for this Friday, November 13, 2015.

For this event, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is partnering with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to hold Curriculum Regional meetings. The morning sessions will consist of updates on the latest news from the Chancellor’s Office and the Academic Senate on statewide curriculum issues, including the Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH), Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID), Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), and the UC Transfer Pathways. The afternoon sessions will consist of breakout sessions covering a variety of topics ranging from curriculum basics, distance education and curriculum in light of the Workforce Task Force recommendations to a special training session on the Curriculum Inventory especially designed for curriculum specialists. Teams of curriculum chairs, senate presidents, articulation officers, curriculum specialists, and administrators from colleges across Northern California will be present.
Meetings will be held in the back-half of the cafeteria (Building 1400), the Faculty Lounge, and the Honeychurch Board Room. Signs will be posted on campus to help our visitors locate the meeting. The programs will take place from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

For more information, contact Prof. Michael Wyly, SCC Academic Senate President at Michael.Wyly@Solano.edu or 707-864-4695.

Assistant Soccer Coach Sissi Do Amor to Assist Brazilian National Soccer Team

Solano College’s assistant soccer coach Sissi Do Amor has been called up to assist the Brazilian National Team as it takes on the World Cup Champion United States National team in Seattle, Washington on October 22, 2015 as part of the United States World Cup championship tour.

Sissi will be with the Brazilian National Team October 19-22 as part of the team’s training and preparation for the game and will serve as assistant coach for the game against the United States.

Sissi do Amor, the former Brazilian National Team Player who is currently in her second season assisting the Solano College Women’s Soccer team, is the former Golden Boot Award Winner, for scoring the most goals in the 1999 World Cup in the United States and also the Silver Ball Award Winner, the 2nd Most Valuable Player in the 1999 World Cup.

Sissi is regarded among the top 5 Women’s Soccer players of all time in the history of the world. She played in 3 World Cups and 3 Olympics for Brazil. She was recognized by FIFA in the 2015 Women’s World Cup as one of the “Icons” of the women’s game. Sissi was also recognized in the 2015 Women’s World Cup for scoring one of the best goals in World Cup history.

Sissi is also a FIFA ambassador for women’s soccer, one of the few women worldwide who have been selected for that position.
Head coach Jeff Cardinal stated, “Our student-athletes and coaching staff are truly experiencing and learning from this top coach and player. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Solano College Women’s Soccer program”

PROFESSIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• 1989 – 2000: Member of the Brazilian Women’s National Soccer Team
• 1991: Women’s World Cup – China
• 1995: Women’s World Cup – Sweden
• 1999: Women’s World Cup – USA
• 1996: 100th Olympic Games – Atlanta
• 2000: 101st Olympic Games – Australia

AWARDS:
• 1997: Best Female Futsal Player
• 1999: FIFA Golden Boot Award Winner
• 1999: FIFA Silver Ball Award
• 1999: FIFA Voted 2nd Best Player in the World
• 1999: Voted best female player in South America
• Voted top 5 women’s soccer players of all time in the world

For more information, contact Erik Visser, Athletic Director, at erik.visser@solano.edu or (707) 864-7000 ext. 7126