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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

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

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

Assistant Solano Soccer Coach Sissi Do Amor Invited to Attend FIFA Congress in Mexico City

Sissi Do Amor, Solano Assistant Soccer coach and former Brazilian super star has been invited to the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City, May 11-13, 2016. This World Soccer congress is a very prestigious event. Sissi was invited to the FIFA congress to play in a “Legends” game that is being initiated by the newly elected FIFA president. There will be a “Legends” game for both men and women. Additionally all invitees, will have the opportunity to meet with the new FIFA president and discuss the status of women’s soccer as well as attending official FIFA activities at the congress.

Sissi do Amor, the former Brazilian National Team Player, who is currently in her third 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.

  • 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

Related links from FIFA.com

Sissi is pictured with some of the most famous soccer players in the world including Mia Hamm, Luis Figo, Ronaldinho to name a few. Also, considered one of the best coaches in the world Jose Mourinho.

SCC Softball Clinches BVC Title, Crouse-Feehan Selected BVC Coach of the Year

Fairfield, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) Softball clinches BVC title and will play Sierra College in first round of CCCAA Play offs. Head Coach Crouse-Feehan has been selected as BVC Coach of the Year

The Solano Falcons Softball Team has clinched their 11th consecutive Bay Valley Conference Championship. The team finished the season 23-1 in the BVC. The Falcons overall record is 31-9 and they are currently ranked #12 in Northern California.

The Falcons with the #12 seed will play at #5 Sierra College in Rocklin this weekend in the CCCAA Softball Northern Regional Round 1 on Saturday at 2pm. Game 2 will be played on Sunday at noon. If needed a game 3 will follow at 2pm.

First Year Interim Head Coach Penelope Crouse-Feehan was selected as the BVC Coach of the Year. Monica Chapa was selected Most Outstanding Pitcher and selected to the All -State Team. Ashley Dufresne and Katelyn Lehman were selected to the All Nor Cal Team.

All Conference First Team Selections included Ashley Dufresne, Victoria Faleafine, Kylie Larsen, Katelyn Lehman and Ashley Whaley. Cassidy Pallo was selected to the All-Conference Second Team.

SCC Head Baseball Coach Scott Stover Records 300th Win

Fairfield, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) is proud to announce that Head Baseball Coach, Scott Stover, recorded his 300th win vs Yuba College. This is Coach Stover’s 14th season as the Falcon’s Head Coach. Coach Stover has led the Falcons to six conference titles in the past nine seasons. He has also guided the Falcons to eight playoff appearances in the past ten years, and only had one losing season during that span. Coming in to the 2016 season, the Falcons have won 249 games over the past ten years, making Solano average just below 25 wins a season in the past decade. This puts them in the top eight programs in Northern California during that span. The 6 conference titles is second in Northern California in the past decade. The Falcons have also won 187 games in conference play over the past ten seasons (entering 2016), which ranks them number one in the Bay Valley Conference. They have only lost 10 conference series since 2006, Coach Stover’s 300 wins at Solano ranks him second in school history, behind Stan McWilliams who coached from 1956-1986. The Falcons have broken a number of school records during Coach Stover tenure, including wins (32), conference wins (24) and team batting average (.339).

The 300 wins were hard fought. The Falcons have always played a very competitive schedule. Solano has been ranked in the top 3 in the RPI in strength of schedule, for the past 5 years.  During coach Stover’s tenure the Falcons have 82 wins vs ranked and playoff opponents. In addition, they have beaten 12 victories versus conference champions. These type of accomplishments earned Solano playoff hosting rights 7 times, including the 2011 Super Regional Host site, where they were the #1 seed. The BVC has been ranked in the top 3 the past 8 years, and in 2 of the last 3 years either had more teams with a winning record, than their neighboring conference, and/or more teams ranked in the top 20 of the RPI.

Coach Stover and his staff take pride that over 90% of their student-athletes have gone on to a four-year school.  In fact over 55 student-athletes from Coach Stover’s first 11 seasons have completed their undergraduate work and have obtained a B.A. or B.S.  In addition, he has coached 3 conference players of the year and 4 conference pitchers of the year, as well as over 30 total All-American and All-State student-athletes. He has also been awarded the Conference coach of the year honor four times by his peers.

Coach Stover played in the Bay Valley Conference as well. While at Cosumnes River he earned All-BVC Honors in both his freshman and sophomore year, while also earning All-BVC Academic Honors his sophomore season. This is Coach Stover’s 14 year at Solano, but his 16th season as a high level baseball coach in Solano County. Coach Stover began his career with the Solano Steelheads Professional Baseball Club, in Vacaville. He was the 3rd base and hitting coach in 2000, and in 2002 he was the Manager. His 43 wins as a professional manager and 300 wins as our college coach, makes him one of the most successful coaches to ever coach in this county.

Prior to the April 29 final regular season home game vs Mendocino College, we will recognize Coach Stover for his great accomplishments and present him with a plaque.

Alpha Gamma Sigma Awards SCC Students with Scholarships

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) students Kevin Butt, Israel Jurado, and Elizabeth Pinto were awarded scholarships by Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS), the academic honor society and service organization of the California Community Colleges, at it’s 90th Annual AGS Convention held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California.

AGS holds an annual convention each spring, at which the organization awards scholarships to students who excel in academics and/or community service. This year’s convention, held in San Jose, had 500 attendees representing 38 college chapters. At the award ceremony on Saturday, 49 student members of AGS were awarded scholarships totaling $37,900. Mr. Butt received the Ed Walsh award, which recognizes outstanding service. Mr. Jurado and Ms. Pinto received the Kathleen D. Loly Award, which recognizes academic excellence.

For more information, contact Genele Rhoads, Faculty Advisor at grhoads@solano.edu or (707) 864-7000, ext. 4365.

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.”