Santa Barbara City College update for Nov. 14

November 14, 2017
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Message from the President – November 2017

November is a time to be thankful. As President of this wonderful institution, I have much to be thankful for. Two recent events reminded me how much I am thankful for our community and its commitment to education. I was recently able to attend and participate in two remarkable community events: Salute to Teachers and the Partners in Education Breakfast.
The annual Salute to Teachers event is presented by the Santa Barbara County Education Office and Cox Communications. It is the premier teacher recognition event held in honor of teachers countywide. I was honored to be able to recognize Kelly Keene from San Marcos High School with the Distinguished New Educator Award.
Just last week, I was able to participate in the annual Partnerships Breakfast hosted byPartners in Education. This year, I am thrilled to serve as President of the Board of Directors for this nonprofit organization dedicated to education. It was a morning where we learned more about the work of the organization and heard a powerful and moving testimony from a local high school student who has been personally impacted by the work of Partners in Education.
As we get closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, I’d like to express my thanks for the support I have received from the community and for your continued support of the work we are doing at Santa Barbara City College. I know that each one of our faculty members, administrators, managers, and staff are committed to making this institution the best it can be – all while keeping students at the center.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,
Dr. Anthony E. Beebe, Superintendent/President

President Beebe Interviewed on “Schools of Thought”

Superintendent/President Dr. Anthony E. Beebe appeared on County Office of Education television program “Schools of Thought” in an interview with County Superintendent of Schools, Susan Salcido. Watch the entire video below…

New Veterans Support and Resource Center Coordinator

For many young veterans, transitioning out of military service and into college life can be quite the culture shock. Having somewhere — and someone — to turn to for support during that transition is a critical part of the journey back to civilian life. Kyle Rasmussen understands the important role he plays for local student veterans, and is eager to make a positive impact. Read more…

SBCC Promise Featured on “Voices of Santa Barbara”

“Voices of Santa Barbara,” hosted by Mark McIntire, featured a conversation about the benefits and the process of a free Santa Barbara City College education for local high school graduates.  Listen to the audio

SBCC Black Student Union Attends Howard University Homecoming (Noozhawk)

“Going to the Howard University Homecoming was like coming home to family.” That was the unanimous opinion of eight Santa Barbara City College Black Student Union (BSU) students who flew to Washington D.C. to visit one of the most prestigious of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the country.Read More…

It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play

Don’t miss this holiday classic as it comes to life as a live 1940’s radio play. Under the direction of Theatre Arts professor Katie Laris, an ensemble cast performs the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Join our talented student actors for this showcase production November 8-18.

Father Boyle to Speak at Garvin Theatre

You won’t want to miss this talk by Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. Named a White House Champion of Change in 2014. Father Boyle will speak at the Garvin Theatre on December 5 at 5 p.m. 

School of Extended Learning to Host Arts & Crafts Fair

Just in time for the holidays, over 55 arts and crafts students in the SBCC School of Extended Learning courses will be selling their wares at the Wake Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 2. Come by to see an array of beautifully designed ceramics, pieces of jewelry, and more created by your friends and neighbors! The Wake Campus is located at 300 N. Turnpike Rd. (click here for map).

Local Families Treated to Entertaining Halloween Event

Students dressed in costumes and 40 cars  decorated with themes that included everything from “Candyland” to the filmMoana, delighted hundreds of local children at the “Trunk or Treat” Halloween on October 27. Also on hand was the Santa Barbara Fire Department who gave kids an up-close look at one of their fire trucks. 

Cool, Foggy Weather Helped Create Perfect Atmosphere for Halloween Movie Night

Halloween Movie Night was a true community and campus get-together. Families, students, and members of our Santa Barbara community were all in attendance. The Halloween themed movies, food, candy and popcorn contributed to the atmosphere of a block party with good friends! 

Mind and Supermind Lecture byChicken Soup for the Soul’sJack Canfield

Jack Canfield, originator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, presented the Mind & Supermind lecture, “How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want To Be: A Holistic Approach,” at the Santa Barbara City College Garvin Theatre on October 23. 

November Holidays

All three of the SBCC campuses (SBCC Main Campus, Schott Campus and Wake Campus) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 23 – 25.

SBCC Board of Trustees Meetings – December 7 and 14

The SBCC Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. in A-211 at SBCC on December 7 and December 14. The Agenda for the meeting can be found at least 72 hours prior to the meeting on the Board webpage. All of the SBCC Board meetings are live streamed and archived for public viewing. Click here to watch previous or live Board meetings.

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