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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:

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 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”

• 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

• 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 or (707) 864-7000 ext. 7126

CHP Helicopter to Land on SCC Fairfield Campus for Training Exercise

A CHP helicopter will be landing on the Solano Community College (SCC) Fairfield campus to provide emergency operations training with the SCC EMT and Nursing students. This will be a hands-on training for EMT and Nursing students, and will provide a practical, real-world emergency situation experience. The training will consist of aircraft safety, loading and unloading patients, communications between the ground and the aircraft pilot, and training provided by the Cordelia Fire Department.

The event will occur on Thursday, October 15th at 5 p.m. and will take place at the SCC Fairfield Campus, located at 4000 Suisun Valley Road in front of building 600.

For more information, contact John Zimmerman, EMT Instructor, at 707-712-5723 or

Solano Community College Theatre Presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

The Solano Community College (SCC) Theatre is proud to present Dead Man’s Cell Phone. SCC Theatre Arts professor Dyan McBride is director for the production and describes the play as follows, “Sara Ruhl’s absurd romantic comedy is a tale for today’s telecommunication obsessed audiences. How do we connect in a world that never disconnects? What does it mean to fall in love? Who are we truly linked to and why? Confabulations, flights of fancy and unexpected twists arise in this wildly imaginative new piece that explores the paradox of technology’s ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age.”
Stage management for Dean Man’s Cell Phone is being provided by Sarah Lambert. The design team includes Darcia Tipton (Scenic/Properties), Ken Hein (Lighting), Thomas Nabarrette (Sound), and Rebecca Valentino (Costumes/Hair/Make-Up).

The performance dates are as follows:
October 21, 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30th at 7:30 p.m.
October 24, 25, 31, and November 1st at 2 p.m.
Student Matinee on October 30th at 10 a.m.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone will take place on the campus of Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road in Building 1400, Studio G. General Admission is $15, Seniors and Military $10, and Students are $5

Tickets can be purchased at For more information, contact Dyan McBride at (707) 864-7000 ext. 4312 or

National Moment of Silence for Umpqua Community College

Solano Community College joins the Community College League of California, Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges in calling for a national moment of silence in memory of the victims of last week’s tragedy at Umpqua Community College. We ask that members of Solano Community College observe a moment of silence this Thursday, October 8th at 11:00 am.

Solano’s Art and Literature Students Visit Legion of Honor

Solano Community College students visited the Legion of Honor, located in San Francisco, CA, on Sunday, September 27, 2015, as a part of Professor Ferdinanda Florence’s Art History (ART 001) and Michael Wyly’s Introduction to Mythology (English 018) classes.

Both classes participated in Professor Florence’s lively and informative tour of the ancient art collection housed at the Legion of Honor. The art represented key regions of the ancient Mediterranean basin, including examples from Ancient Egypt, the Near East and Greece. Students studied and discussed various works, including freestanding sculptures, vessels, jewelry and carved reliefs in various materials, including marble, diorite and gold.

Afterward, Professor Florence’s students continued their art analyses while Professor Wyly’s students discussed how representative pieces informed and/or were informed by their understandings of selected myths as well as the history of Ancient Greece.

Suisun Valley Review Awarded 2nd Place Honors at Literary Competition

The Suisun Valley Review, the literary magazine of Solano Community College, has been awarded 2nd place honors for the Pacific-Western Division of the Community College Humanities Association’s 2015 Literary Magazine Competition. Taught by Professor Michael J. Wyly, Suisun Valley Review is the product of English 058/059, a spring semester course for the students of Solano Community College to study and practice the craft of editing a literary journal.

Since its debut in 1981, students of Solano Community College have collaborated on 32 issues of Suisun Valley Review, carefully selecting the contents of each iteration from the submissions of new and established writers and artists from across the US and abroad.
The Suisun Valley Review also hosts the Quinton Duval Award for Creative Writing, a writing contest open to all Solano Community College students.

The Suisun Valley Review will again be accepting submission from November 2015 until March 2016 for its Spring 2016 issue.

The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), founded in 1979, is the only national organization of its kind for humanities faculty and administrators in two-year colleges. Its annual Literary Magazine Competition solicits entries from across the nation to award excellence in literary magazine publishing at two-year colleges.

For more information on the Suisun Valley Review at or Or, like SVR on Facebook at

Contact Prof. Michael Wyly at or (707) 864-7000, extension 4695.

About Solano Community College:

The College has served the community in Solano County since 1945 when it was founded as Vallejo Junior College. In the early 1970s, the College moved to its present Fairfield site, and is presently serving over 8,000 students throughout the academic year.

In addition to the campus in Fairfield, the College has one Center in Vacaville, and one in Vallejo. To further serve the community, SCC offers courses at Travis Air Force Base, and operates a School of Aeronautics at the Nut Tree Airport.

Currently, Solano Community College offers Associate Degrees and Certificates in various disciplines, to include transfer courses to California State Universities (CSU) and Universities of California (UC), and provides training in several trades. For more information, please visit us at

Darla Williams Celebrates 200th Win as SCC Volleyball Coach

Solano Community College (SCC) recognizes Darla Williams, Head Coach of the Women’s Volleyball Team, who recently celebrated her 200th win with the Falcon’s win over Mendocino last week. Coach Williams’ record is now 200 wins and 123 loses, and her Bay Valley Conference (BVC) Record is 128-44.

Darla Williams has been the Solano Community College Head Women’s Volleyball Coach since fall 2003. The Falcons were the 2006 and 2013 BVC Champions. The team has enjoyed seven trips to the Northern California play-offs. She finished the 2014 season in 2nd place and the 2013 season as the BVC champs along with being named Coach of the Year. Coach Williams was a student-athlete at Sierra College earning her Associates Degree in Liberal Studies. In the spring of 2008, she was honored and named into the Hall of Fame at Sierra College Athletic Department. Coach Williams earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (1988). She has two Master of Arts Degrees, in Counseling from La Verne University (1991) and in Physical Education from St. Mary’s College (1995).

Coach Williams has been teaching Physical Education and coaching volleyball since 1988. At Solano, she continues to develop young athletes through youth and high school volleyball camps. Erik Visser, SCC Athletic Director, stated “Coach Williams is an outstanding role model for our student athletes. Her teams excel both academically and athletically. In addition to an excellent teacher of the game, Coach Williams positively impacts the students on a daily basis, providing a very compassionate and nurturing environment.”

For more information, contact Erik Visser, SCC Athletic Director, at (707) 864-7126 or