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Solano Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017

SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THE

SOLANO HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017

Fairfield, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) will hold the 21st Annual Solano Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, October 28, 2017 6pm, at Solano College in Fairfield, California.

Solano Community College is proud to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2017:

1)      John Canova:  Football and Basketball Game Announcer 1987-present

2)      Kate Shipp:  Women’s Basketball 2004 &2005

3)      Welana Toki :  Women’s Basketball 2004 &2005

4)      Reggie Vezia II:  Men’s Basketball 2003 & 2004

5)      Ryan Lipkin:  Baseball 2007

6)      Victor Ferrante:  Baseball 2004 & 2006

7)      Shirley Lewis:  SCC Booster 1997-present

8)      Jennae Lambdin:  Softball Head Coach 1995 – 2000

Tickets are $50. For more information, please contact Claire Gover at Claire.gover@solano.edu

California Community Colleges Encourage Students to Apply for the DACA Renewal Scholarship by Oct. 5

California Community Colleges Encourage Students to Apply for the DACA Renewal Scholarship by Oct. 5

Scholarship Opportunities from the Mission Asset Fund of $495 Available for Dreamers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Community Colleges today applauded the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) for offering scholarship funds to cover the costs for students needing to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA) status before the upcoming Oct. 5 deadline.

The San Francisco-based nonprofit, which has a long history of supporting Dreamers, dedicated scholarship funds specifically to help California community college, California State University and University of California students pay for the $495 renewal fee.

DACA students interested in applying for the scholarship opportunity should visit http://lc4daca.org to learn more and complete the online application. Scholarship applicants will need to complete a short questionnaire and will need to provide their documentation of DACA status with expiration date on or before March 5, 2018 to qualify for the financial aid.

“We applaud the Mission Asset Fund for the dedication of these funds to our state’s DACA students. It provides the needed financial assistance to file their renewal applications ahead of the October 5 deadline, which is fast approaching,” said California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley, who encouraged DACA students to renew their status. “The California Community Colleges will continue to support DACA students despite the Trump administration’s decision to rescind this vital program.”

Oakley also praised state legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown for agreeing to provide a $30 million to support California’s undocumented immigrants.  The proposal provides additional funding for immigration legal services under the One California program, and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office will receive $7 million. This funding will be made available to local colleges so that they can provide emergency financial aid resources to students affected by President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so they do not miss out on the opportunity to obtain a scholarship for the $495 renewal fee. Scholarship applications will be processed the same day they are submitted and once a student has qualified, checks made out to the Department of Homeland Security will immediately be made available in the San Francisco area and by overnight mail in other parts of the state.

Funding for the DACA renewal scholarship opportunity for California public college students is provided through the Weingart Foundation. Other philanthropic supporters include: the Irvine Foundation, Tipping Point Community, The Chavez Family Foundation and San Francisco Foundation.

The Trump Administration’s DACA decision does not impact a student’s ability to attend California community colleges, to qualify for an exemption from non-resident tuition fees under AB 540, or to apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act. AB 540 and the California Dream Act are state programs that are entirely separate and distinct from DACA. To learn more about the finical aid opportunities available through the California Dream Act visit: icanaffordcollege.com.

PRESS RELEASE – September 13, 2017

Contact: Paul Feist

Phone: (916) 327-5353

E-mail: pfeist@cccco.edu

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 114 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/.

Resources for DACA students

Resources for Undocumented Students and their Families


Know Your Rights Red Cards – https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards
What to say and do if approached by ICE.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center – https://www.ilrc.org/
Great resources and up-to-date information and news.

Free and Low-Cost Immigration Information and Services
International Institute of the Bay Area (Napa, and other bay area locations) – http://www.iibayarea.org/
Catholic Charities of Yolo and Solano County – http://www.ccsolano.org/
Catholic Charities of CA (Sacramento) – http://catholiccharitiesca.org/
Legal Service of Northern CA – https://lsnc.net/

Immigration Legal Services
Immigration Lawyers in Solano County – https://www.justia.com/lawyers/california/solano-county

Upcoming Events
Free DACA Information Session from IIBA -http://www.iibayarea.org/
Wed, September 13, 6pm – 7pm
Where Puertas Abiertas, 952 Napa St. Napa CA 94558
Created by mfeldon@iibayarea.org

Solano Women’s Soccer Players Honored for Moving on to the Next Level

FAIRFIELD — Tuesday’s ceremony to honor a handful of Solano Community College women’s soccer student athletes was a good representation of the possibilities one has with being a student athlete at the school.

Juliet Ramirez and Annalissa Pena each signed a letter of intent to play at the next level with the University of Jamestown and Dominican University, respectively, while three others in attendance were honored for continuing their academic careers as well.

Anna Castro, Heather Walsh and Lauryn Williams were each part of the ceremony and celebration being recognized – as was Aly Bowers, who wasn’t in attendance because of work – by their coach, Jeff Cardinal, in front of family, friends and a few Solano staff members. Castro is headed to the University of California at Berkeley, while Walsh is going to Chico State and Williams to UC Santa Barbara. Bowers is bound for Sacramento State.

Each of them also had an idea of what they plan on studying at their next place of higher learning.

Castro is looking into political science, while Walsh wants to become a special needs teacher with a degree in liberal studies. Williams plans to get a degree in Spanish, but eventually work on a Masters in occupational therapy, while Bowers will be into early childhood development.

Ramirez is traveling the furthest, out to North Dakota to study kinesiology, with teammate Pena going into nursing.

Not only did each of the Falcons do plenty of work on the field, but they did it in the classroom as well with a combined GPA of 3.33 for the SCC women’s soccer team.

“It’s a lot of dedication and commitment,” Ramirez said of balancing both academics and athletics. “It’s pretty hard, but it’ll be worth it in the end.”

Ramirez attributed the success to being around teammates with the same goals in academics, citing working together often. Pena added that having some of the same pre-requisite classes helped with working together.

“It’s been a great experience,” Pena said. “I definitely enjoyed being at Solano. It means a lot that my teammates are transferring on. We worked so hard in the classroom as well as on the field and it’s nice to see we’re all finally going our separate routes and branching off.”

As for the play on the field, both Ramirez and Pena were midfielders and/or forwards and were seen in person by their respective coaches.

For Ramirez, she was asked to attend the Sophomore Showcase in Southern California, where junior college sophomores get a chance to compete in front of scouts. It was there the coaches at Jamestown saw her and later sent an email telling her they were interested.

“They liked how I would take on players all the time,” Ramirez said. “I had good skill and the ability to play at the next level.”

For Pena, she said Cardinal helped get her in contact with the coaches at Dominican and they invited her to participate in a practice in April.

“They thought I was a pretty dynamic player and liked what I was doing on the ball,” Pena said. “They also liked that I was able to just jump right in.”

If there was any moral to the story of being teammates, it’s that doing anything together is better than doing it alone.

“We talk a lot amongst ourselves on how to balance our classes,” Pena said. “Since a lot of us have the same classes, we’re look to each other for information and help to better ourselves in the classroom.”

By Marcus Lomtong from Daily Republic

Solano Community College Announces the Solano Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Fairfield, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) will hold the 21st Annual Solano Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Solano College in Fairfield, California.

Solano Community College is proud to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2017:

1)      John Canova:  Football and Basketball Game Announcer 1987-present

2)      Kate Shipp:  Women’s Basketball 2004 &2005

3)      Welana Toki :  Women’s Basketball 2004 &2005

4)      Reggie Vezia II:  Men’s Basketball 2003 & 2004

5)      Ryan Lipkin:  Baseball 2007

6)      Victor Ferrante:  Baseball 2004 & 2006

7)      Shirley Lewis:  SCC Booster 1997-present

8)      Jennae Lambdin:  Softball Head Coach 1995 – 2000

Special Recognition Teams: 1996 Softball Team

Tickets are $50. For more information, please contact Claire Gover at Claire.gover@solano.edu

Creating Bowls to Fill, SCC helps Solano Food Banks

Five SCC staff and faculty members put their talents to work recently and created 100 pottery bowls to be used in the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraisers. Kathy Kearns, Rod Guyer, John Lloyd, Marc Lancet, and Tri Tran got behind the wheels and made bowls that will be used to serve soup at the Fairfield Food Bank Warehouse on Oct. 15 and the Concord Food Bank Warehouse on Oct. 16. When the soup is finished, attendees can even keep the bowls.

Besides the meal of soup and bread, the program will include information about Food Bank efforts and a raffle. Both events will be held from 4-6 p.m.

Please view the excerpt from Inside Solano, October 3, 2016.
Creating Bowls to Fill

Very Low Crime Rate at SCC

The crime rate at Solano Community College continues to be extremely low, according to the 2016 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. In his introduction to the report, Lieutenant Brian Travis, Service Area Manager of the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, stressed the importance of maintaining a safe campus.

“Throughout 2016, Solano Community College continued to strive for academic excellence in education,” Travis wrote in his introduction to the report. “Safety remains an integral part in reaching our milestones in the first 71 years and continues to be an integral part of our continued success as we move forward.” SCC contracts with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement for its campuses.

The newest Clery report provides detailed crime statistics, as well as policies and procedures for handling various situations on campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private post- secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs are required to comply with it.

For more detailed information about the report, go to this website: www.solano.edu/police/1617/2016AnnualSecurityReportAndCrimeStatistics-Final.pdf.

Please view the excerpt from Inside Solano, October 3, 2016.
Very Low Crime Rate at SCC

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.

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.”