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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

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.

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.

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

SCC Fairfield Campus Now Open

FAIRFIELD, CA: The Solano Community College (SCC) Fairfield campus is now open, and the water main break has been repaired. Staff will be reporting back to campus at noon, followed by students at 2 pm. Classes and campus operations are expected to fully resume at 2 pm. Stan Arterberry, Interim Superintendent/President thanked the facilities team for their efforts: “Our facilities teams worked throughout the day and evening to ensure that the repairs were completed. I want to thank them for their efforts in bringing a positive end to this situation.”

For more information, contact Yashica Crawford at or (707) 864-7112.

Fairfield Campus Closed Due to Water Main Break

Fairfield, CA: The Solano Community College (SCC) Fairfield campus will resume operations on September 15th beginning at 2 pm.  Regularly scheduled classes and normal business hours will take place beginning at this time.  The necessary repairs to resolve the water main break are currently in progress and is expected to be completed by this time.

The Vacaville and Vallejo Centers are not affected by this water main break and classes will meet as scheduled.

For more information, contact Yashica Crawford at or (707) 864-7112.

2015 Solano Grown Online Marketplace

The 2015 Solano Grown Online Marketplace is open for business. You can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and other products grown in Solano County from the ease of your home. Open now until October, the Online Marketplace has a weekly pick-up point at it’s Food Hub located at the Solano Community College. Customers order by Wednesday and pick up their order Thursday afternoon. Customers interested in buying or farmers wanting to sell products can visit

The Solano Grown Online Marketplace is an online farmer’s market where customers are able to select goods from various farmers and make only one payment through our secure online shopping cart. The Solano Grown Food Hub is centrally located at the Horticulture building, 1000, on the Solano Community College campus.

Solano Grown began with the purpose of supporting products grown and produced in Solano County, and the organization is now in its fourth year. The non-profit partnership has expanded, but the focus remains on producing and marketing an array of high quality products. Being located in the heart of an agricultural paradise, Solano County houses a vast number of small and micro farmers. Products from Solano Grown members range from everyday fruits and vegetables (both conventional and organic), to plants, wines, honey, fibers, and even gourmet meats. Several of the farmers sell on their own roadway fruit stands, farmer’s markets, or other venues, but Solano Grown also provides a convenient way for you to purchase products via the Online Marketplace with a single pick up location at the Food Hub.

For more information visit

News Contact:
Jamie Burnett, Food Hub and Advertising Manager
(707) 301-8169 |
SCC Contact: Ken Williams at

Solano Community College District Responds to Civil Grand Jury

FAIRFIELD, Calif. July 29, 2015 — The Solano Community College District today delivered a response to 2014-15 Solano County civil grand jury reports, detailing how ballot language and management of Bond Measure Q, approved in 2012, fulfills voter expectations in terms of accountability, transparency and purpose of expenditures.

In its response, the Solano Community College District’s Board of Trustees “strongly disagrees” with the findings in the civil grand jury reports and has refuted the civil grand jury findings with incontrovertible evidence. For example, Proposition 39 does not require master plans, only that the ballot language describe how bond monies will be spent. The District maintains that the bond language clearly described the type and nature of projects for Measure Q. Furthermore, although not required, the District does note that master plans were in fact available to the public before the election. The response also describes how the District has consistently and regularly interacted with committee members by sharing information, conducting trainings and providing administrative support — all in accordance with the State of California’s Education Code.

The sequence of events leading up the decision to place Measure Q on the ballot was deliberate, open to the public and in compliance with Proposition 39. The civil grand jury itself had to acknowledge that it found no evidence of criminal misconduct by the District.

“We’re thankful for the opportunity to clear the record through the civil grand jury process,” said Interim District Superintendent Stan Arterberry. “This adds another layer of transparency for Solano County voters, who deserve to know the full story behind Bond Measure Q, and how it is achieving the objectives clearly laid out before the election.”

The response highlights that ongoing projects funded by Measure Q are consistent with the promise in the ballot language to improve the district’s ability to serve students and maintain a solid footing for future growth. These projects include the Vacaville Biotechnology & Science Technology Engineering and Math project will house one of only 15 four-year degree programs offered by community colleges in California. Other projects will house a revamped automotive program that will train students in green automobile technology repair and the Fairfield Veteran’s Center, expanding access by students, military, disabled veterans to affordable education.

“The district welcomes the civil grand jury’s scrutiny, but in this case the facts speak for themselves, and the central fact is that the Solano Community College District is clearly implementing the will of Solano County voters,” said A. Marie Young, President of the Solano Community College District Board of Trustees. “Looking ahead, Measure Q is making exciting improvements that will give students of all types an edge in the 21st Century job market by transforming their lives for success.”

Enroll Now in Solano Summer Launch!

Are you ready to launch your next step in college or career? These short term summer offerings are designed to help you brush up and develop skills that will provide you with the foundations for success in your next successful educational or job-related journey!

Math 305 – Prepare for Math Success (.5 Unit)
This course will help new math students interpret their assessment test scores and evaluate their current level of mathematical knowledge. Throughout the course, students will review topics from math courses previously complete, and improve math study skills.

Outcomes – Students will:
• Identify and critique current math study skill habits.
• Identify at least one new valuable math study skill and implement its use while reviewing math content in preparation for their first math course at Solano.

Main Campus – June 22-25; 9-10:50 AM (CRN 60405) – Instructor: Genele Rhoades
Vallejo Center – July 6-9; 6-7:50 PM (CRN 60406) – Instructor: Genele Rhoades
Fairfield Suisun Adult School – Aug. 3-6; 3-4:50 PM (CRN 60407) – Instructor: Barbara Villatoro

Business 100 – Work Readiness (1.5 Units) – Instructor Adrienne Cary
This course covers the process of assessing the job market and completing a resume and application. Topics include how to be successful on the job and to gain satisfaction and rewards from work. The skills needed in the workplace are emphasized along with the social and communication skills, personal characteristics and habits, and expectations of the employer.
Outcomes – Students will:
• Identify the role and responsibilities of the working professional
• Develop and prepare a resume and letter of application; develop interview skills
• Demonstrate effective communication techniques
• Identify traits of an ethical employee
• Develop and use proper telephone techniques
• Establish effective time management techniques
Main Campus – July 27-30 and Aug 3-6; 6PM-8:50 PM (CRN 60408)
Fairfield Suisun Adult School – July 27-30 and Aug 3-6; 9AM- 11:50 PM (CRN 60410)
Vallejo Center – July 27-30 and Aug 3-6; 1PM-3:50 PM (CRN 60409)

Business 181 – Business Math (1 Unit ) – Instructors: Lavonne Slator
This course requires students to apply essential mathematical skills necessary for success in business. Includes a review of fractions, decimals, percent, ratios, the percentage formula, and general business applications, The course also reviews advanced business applications such as interest, discount, markup, payroll, pricing policies, cash and trade discounts, and financial statements. This is a self-paced, programmed learning class.
Outcomes – Students will:
• Analyze basic formulas and apply the principles to percentage and interest problems.
• Develop basic mathematical skills.
• Comprehend how to apply basic mathematical principles to common business problems.

Vallejo Center – June 15-19, June 22-25, June 29-July 2; 9AM-12:15PM (CRN 60412)
Fairfield Suisun Adult School –June 15-19, June 22-25 and June 29-July 2; 5PM -8:15 PM (CRN 60413)

CIS 060 Introduction to the Internet (1.5 Units)
This course is designed to prepare students to use the Internet, a worldwide computer network. Emphasis is on introducing features of the Internet, including electronic mail, the World Wide Web, Gopher, FTP (file transfer protocol), Telnet, and Usenet, as well as other Internet services and utilities. Students will explore hands-on the vast resources of the Internet, learn to access information using a variety of methods, and will construct a simple web page. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on projects, student presentations, and class exercises.
Outcomes – Students will:
• Describe the hardware and software requirements needed to connect to the Internet.
• Understand Internet addresses and on-line routing.
• Demonstrate an awareness of Internet etiquette by applying “Netiquette” principles.
• Connect to the Internet and send, receive, store, and forward mail including file attachments using both FTP mail and a commercial e-mail package.
• Locate a file at a remote site, and using ftp (file transfer protocol), transfer that file to a local computer.
• Use Telnet to access a variety of host computers and display directory and file information of the host.
• Locate and subscribe to a listserv.
Vacaville Center (Annex) – July 13-July 23; 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM (CRN 60414) – Instructor: K. Callison
Fairfield Suisun Adult School – July 13-July 23; 3-5:50 PM (CRN 60415) – K. Callison