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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

Solano Community College Opens Theater Season with Peter and the Starcatcher on Newly Renovated Stage

(Fairfield, CA) – Solano Community College opens its recently renovated main stage theatre with the five time Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher November 3-19. Based on the best-selling novels of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher tells the coming-of-age tale of how a miserable orphan comes to be known as “the boy who wouldn’t grow up.”

“We are all very excited to open our newly renovated main stage theatre with this amazingly funny and heartwarming show,” said Director Christine Mani. “This story goes back in time to before Peter was Peter, before Hook was Hook and before Wendy even existed – though we do meet a wonderful young girl named Molly.”

In Peter and the Starcatcher, a young orphan and his friends are shipped from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by corrupt King Zarboff. Befriended by the mysterious Molly, Peter and his new friend are on a quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil. Marauding pirates and jungle tyrants run amok in this music-filled, action-packed journey through Neverland.

Called “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” by The New York Times, Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for all ages and takes audiences into a world where anything can happen. Written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Baker, Peter and the Starcatcher explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

Who: Solano College Theatre Arts
What: Peter and the Starcatcher
Where: Solano College Theatre 4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534
When: November 3-4, 9, 11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 5, 11-12 and 19 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Student $12, General $24, Senior/Military/Faculty $18 To purchase, call 707-864-7100 or visit http://blogs.solano.edu/theater/index.php/tickets/

“This hilarious play on the much-loved tale, takes you into a world were anything can happen,” said Mani. “Come out and celebrate this magical opening season with us.”

Cast:
Elizabeth Bowen – Grempkin
Kaylie Butler – Lord Leonard Aster
Bri Costello – Molly Aster
Aeric Chancellor – Mrs. Bumbrake
James Dean – Ted
Allen Denberg – Pirate/Mermaid/Molllusk
Norah Jones – Prentiss
Nancy Lopez – Sanchez/Mack
Makali Mates – Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Sean McName – Hawking Clam/Alf
Ben Mendiola – Keyboards
Joel Miller – Percussion
Kevin Rebultan – Smee
Khalea Ridad – Pirate/Mermaid/Mollusk
Robbie Robbins – The Black Stache
Matthew Sennett – Peter
McKenna Sennett – Pirate/Teacher
Katie Watkins – Bill Slank/Fighting Prawn.

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. Solano will also begin offering a bachelor’s degree in Biomanufacturing in 2017. For more information, please visit us at www.solano.edu.

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

Awards for Solano Community College Students

Staff, faculty, Board of Trustees members, students and donors gathered Oct. 4 at the Vacaville Center to honor Solano Community College’s 2016 scholarship recipients. By the end of the evening, $142,600 and 156 scholarships had been awarded to 95 students.

The 44th Annual Scholarship Awards Presentation was sponsored by the Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors and the Educational Foundation Board of Directors. The crowd was welcomed by SCC Superintendent-President Dr. Celia Esposito-Noy and SCC Scholarship Foundation President Barbara Pavao. Scholarships were awarded to students in a variety of academic and technical fields, including nursing, mathematics, journalism, and biotechnology, among many others.

Please view the excerpt from Inside Solano, October 10, 2016.
Scholarship Awards

SCC Announces the Solano Hall of Fame Class of 2016

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) will hold the 20th Annual Solano Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo, California.

Solano Community College is proud to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2016:

1. Kenonte Howard, Football 2008-2010
2. Blake Mc Ahren, Football 2007-2009
3. Lovella Asuncion, Volleyball 2006-2008
4. John Canova, Game Announcer 1987-Present
5. Sharonda Watson, Women’s Basketball 2001-2003
6. Candace Holmes, Women’s Basketball 2001 – 2003

Special Recognition Teams:

Women’s Basketball Team 1995-1996
Football 1989-1990

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

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.

SCC To Honor Athletics Hall of Fame Recipients

The Solano Community College (SCC) Athletics Department will induct eight outstanding persons into the 19th Solano College Athletics Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo starting at 7 pm. Due to the popularity of the ceremony, the event is currently sold out. The Master of Ceremonies will be Professor Greg Poff, Communication Studies faculty. SCC Athletic Director Erik Visser stated, “We are very excited to induct this very talented group of individuals who have represented Solano College in an exemplary way. They represent the strong tradition of Falcons – academic and athletic excellence.”

The Class of 2015 inductees are as follows:

Alison Aubert – Athletic Trainer
Alison has been the head certified athletic trainer at Solano Community College since 1993, and has been a college athletic trainer since 1987. Alison has also worked for USA track and field since 1984. She was an athletic trainer for track and field in the Los Angeles (1984) and Atlanta (1996) Summer Olympic Games, and worked with many notable US and International athletes. Alison has be awarded many honors, included the 2002 California Athletic Trainer of the Year, 2008 Solano College Adjunct Faculty of the Year, and 2009 National Athletic Trainer of the Year. Alison is presently the President of the California Community College Athletic Trainers Association and serves on the CCCAA Management Council.

Nadia Cameron Hollomon – Softball
Nadia’s college softball career began at Solano College, which helped her achieve a full-scholarship to the University of Tennessee. While at Solano, Nadia was named 1st team All-Conference (1997 & 1998); Golden Glove Award (1997 & 1998); All American (1998); All Northern California (1998), and the MVP of the Bay Valley Conference (1998). Nadia also received recognition off the field while at Solano College, making the Academic Dean’s list in 1997 & 1998. Nadia began her Tennessee (Lady Vols) softball career in 1998, where she was named All-Tournament team on five separate occasions, was selected for the Academic All-American team, and helped lead Tennessee softball to their first ever SEC Championship. While at Tennessee, Nadia obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, with a concentration in Criminal Justice.

Christina Horner – Volleyball
Christina has had the pleasure of playing for coach Darla Williams in the 2005 and 2008 seasons. During these two seasons, Coach Williams has helped Christina obtain All-League in 2005 and MVP in 2008. Christina was also added to the All-Northern California Team in 2008 which is a great honor, as it is made up of the top twelve women for that year. With Coach Williams’ support she has helped Christina obtain two degrees from Solano: one in Psychology and the other in Social Science. After graduating from Solano Christina transferred to California State University, Sacramento and graduated with her B.A. in Psychology with emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Tom Hassey – Track
Tom ran track all four years while attending Fairfield High School, and became the first Fairfield High track athlete to go to State. Tome broke all of the meet records in the triple jump. While a student at Solano College, Tom began lifting weights. In a two year period of time, he went from bench pressing 160lbs to 490lbs. This feat, along with his strength, speed and technique enabled him to jump 52’2” – the 3rd best triple jump mark in junior college history. He also long jumped 24’2”, which was 4” off the school record. After Solano College, Tom became involved in professional arm wrestling. He won the Solano County, Northern California and the State Championships. Tom then won the World Arm Wrestling Championships 3 times and also took Second Place, left-handed at Petaluma.

Arica Henry – Softball
Arica Henry was the starting pitcher the year of 1995/1996. She led her team to a 36-11 record, in which they took second in the Bay Valley Conference (BVC), were Regional Champions and finished fourth in the State Championships. She received 2 All-Tournament selections, an All-State Tournament Honor, and 3 out of 4 win over the State Champion Sacramento College. She additionally received the most Inspirational Coaches’ Award in 1996. Arica maintained a cumulative 3.3 GPA while at SCC. She completed her Liberal Arts A.A. in 1997, also receiving the coaches’ award, and an NCAA Full Athletic Scholarship to Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) in 1997. She received a BS is Psychology and a PPS credential, and is currently employed as a school psychologist with the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District.

Rex Pettigrew – Football Coach
Rex was a star athlete and student at Hogan High School in Vallejo playing football and baseball. After high school, he attended Solano College playing baseball and earning his AS degree in Science in 1977. He then went on to San Jose State, graduating in 1981 with his BS degree and teaching credential in Kinesiology and minoring in Biology. For the past 35 years, Rex has taught physical education and biology at the high school level in the Vallejo City Unified School District. From 1988 to 1998, Rex returned to Solano College and joined Coach Ron Beverly as the Offensive Line Coach for the Football team. During this time, he assisted the team to 5 division championships and 5 bowl appearances. Under their direction, they had two of their players go pro; numerous players went on to play D-1 and many became teachers and coaches. Rex has been very involved in his community, serving as a Coach for Babe Ruth and Little league teams, training and teaching CPR for the Red Cross, volunteering for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the Senior Games.

Holly Smith – Softball
After graduating Armijo High School in 1995, Holly continued her career at Solano Community College. Even though she only played one year at SCC, it was one of the most memorable years she ever had playing softball. Holly transferred to Arizona State University on a full scholarship and was the starting shortstop for three years. While at Arizona State she had the opportunity to play in the College World Series in 1999. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor in Science in Justice Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and a Minor in Psychology. After graduating, she continued to be involved in softball by becoming the Assistant Coach for the University of Oregon’s Softball Team. Upon deciding to return back home to California, Holly moved to Santa Cruz where she continued to give back to her community and help young girls develop their softball skills and a love for the game. Holly is currently working as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at a Level One Trauma Center.

Ebonielove Williams – Women’s Basketball
After breaking records at Vallejo Senior High, Ebonielove Williams was recruited into the great basketball program of Solano Community College. In her first year, Ebonielove received the award for Most Improved Player, and was key in the success of Solano Women’s Basketball team’s championship finish even though the team took a loss in the Elite 8. Ebonielove was a star leader starting for the Solano Falcons and averaged double-doubles in both points and rebounds. She took pride in defending great opponents and always played with a sense of passion and respect. She is the 4th all-time leading rebounder for a single season with 381 rebounds, and was All-Bay Valley Conference in 1999 and 2000. Ebonielove is the 9th all-time leading scorer for a career with 819 points. During her years at Solano, Ebonielove was a star student, earning awards that reflected GPAs of 3.0.

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

Peter Petty and his Titans of Terpsichore to Perform at Solano

FAIRFIELD, CA, MAY 4, 2015: Peter Petty and his Titans of Terpsichore will perform at the Solano Community College Gymnasium in Fairfield on May 15th, 2015. Come enjoy an evening of Big Band music.
This will be a special and fun event planned for faculty, staff, students and the general public. It will be a great way to end the semester.

Peter Petty is the band leader that coined the adage “There are no small rooms, just louder ones.” Charged with reinterpreting music that scintillates, syncopates, and educates, Mr. Petty swings out with the frenetic elegance of a Tasmanian devil in a tuxedo, leading some of the finest stewards of Jazz & Swing to piggyback on the shoulders of such giants as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Cab Calloway, Louie Prima, and even David Bowie! Truly the consummate entertainer, and singing every note of his 3 2/3 octave range with inexhaustible power and captivating control, it’s an infectious, eclectic, electric mash-up that not only connects the dots between seemingly disparate musical genres, but does it with an adventurous and hilarious theatricality that entertains the “swell” out of audiences of all ages.

Dance lessons for East Coast Swing take place from 7:00 pm -8:00 pm and Dancing and Listening are from 8:00 pm -10:00 pm. Tickets are available in advance for $10.00 and will be $15.00 at the door.
For further information contact: Professor Ginger Cain at (707) 864-7000, extension 4348.

Opportunities Available to Participate in the Civil Rights Travel Course

Solano Community College (SCC) will offer Social Science 053, a Civil Rights Travel Course, during the summer of 2015, for the seventh time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” – the movie Selma tells the story of the events that culminated in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Students who previously completed the course reported that it was “the trip of a lifetime” and “a transformational experience.” An exciting educational itinerary has been planned for the 2015 Civil Rights Travel Course and it is not too late to reserve your seat for this life changing experience.

In addition to visiting Selma, the course and tour will provide an overview of the United States Civil Rights movement and travel to places significant to the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. There will be instruction that will include a panel of Civil Rights Movement veterans that will be held on the beautiful campus of Tougaloo College in
Jackson, Mississippi. Participants will also learn songs from the Civil Rights Movement. Three units of college credit may be earned for this course. This guided tour will provide opportunities to learn about the people and events that began the non-violent movement for freedom and equality within the United States of America.

Tour highlights will include visits to: Martin Luther King Birth Home and Center, Atlanta University Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Rosa Parks Museum, The National Voting Rights Museum, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Airman Museum, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Medgar Evers Museum Tougaloo College, Emmitt Till Landmarks and Historic Sites, Fannie Lou Hamer Historic Sites, Southern Poverty Law Center, Civil Rights Memorial, the Mississippi Delta, Civil Rights Museum Memphis, Slave Haven – Memphis and the Alex Haley Birth Home in Tennessee. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to hear from veterans of the Civil Rights Movement.

The travel dates for 2015 are June 19th – June 28th. The cost is $1,895.00 per person based upon triple occupancy and $2,100 for double occupancy. A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your seat. The fee includes roundtrip airfare from Sacramento, lodging, most meals, ground transportation and entrance to all museums. The travel course must be paid in full by May 19th. This course is suitable for persons of all ages.

To reserve your seat or to obtain additional information, please contact: Dr. Karen McCord at (707) 864-7000 extension 4428 or karen.mccord@solano.edu

Meeting of the ACCJC June 3-5, 2015

The June meeting of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) is scheduled for June 3-5, 2015 and will be held at the Hilton Oakland Airport. The Public Session will be held June 5th beginning at 1:15 pm. It is open to members of the public; there will be approximately 20 seats available. The Commission has scheduled 15 minutes for public comment. individuals will be asked to provide their name, organizational affiliation, and the subject of their comments when they sign the roster for public comment.

Preliminary Public Session Agenda
June 5, 2015
1:15 pm

1. Chair’s Welcome and Opening – Steven Kinsella

2. Public Comment

3. Staff Reports
- President – Barbara Beno
- Vice President – Susan B. Clifford
- Vice President – Krista Johns
- Vice President – Jack Pond
-Associate Vice President – Norval Wellsfry
-2015 Report on the Annual Fiscal Reports

4. Policy Committee – Raul Rodriguez
-First Reading Policies (Note: The Policy Committee has not yet met to forward First Reading materials for Commission Review. This section of the preliminary agenda will be updated in early May)
-Second Reading Policies and Organizational Documents
a. Policy on Substantive Change.
b. Policy on Closing an Institution
c. Policy on Evaluation of Institutions in Multi-College/Multi-Unit Districts or Systems
d. Policy on Commission Good Practice in Relations with Member Institutions
e. Policy on Eligibility to Apply for Accredited Status
f. Policy on Commission Actions on Institutions
-Report on Changes to Organization Policies and Documents
a. Policy on Access to Commission Meetings
b. ACCJC Bylaws

5. Operations
-ACCJC Operations Report – Frank Gornick
a. Budget and Personnel Committee Report

6. Commission Election Process
a. Nominating Committee Report
b. Election Report

7. Agency Relations
-Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions Report (CRAC) – Barbara Beno
-Council for Higher Education Report (CHEA) – Barbara Beno
-WASC – Schools Commission – Sharon Loucks (Fred Van Leuven)
-WASC/Senior Colleges and Universities – Eleanor Siebert (Mary Ellen Petrisko)
-California Community Colleges Report – Erik Skinner
-Hawai’i Colleges Report – John Morton
-Western Pacific Colleges Report – Mary Okada

Calendar
-ACCJC Commission Meeting: January 7-9, 2016, Sacramento
-Substantive Change Committee Meetings – November 4, 2015; February 29 and May 3, 2016