School Event: SCC Dance Prodution Presents: “Elements through Dance” – Daily Republic

By Ginger Cain

SCC Dance is pleased to announce our Spring 2019 production of, “Elements through Dance.” The show will present various styles of dance: Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Tango, Salsa, Merengue, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Night Club Two-Step and Hawaiian.

SCC Dance has invited, “The Dance Factory of Cordelia,” and Halau ‘o Ku’ulei of Vacaville as our guest artists and dancers.

Source: School Event: SCC Dance Prodution Presents: “Elements through Dance”

Solano College to host Workforce Development Board career fair – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

More than 85 private- and public-sector employers from a variety of industries are expected to attend the Spring Career Fair on Thursday.

The event is hosted by the Workforce Development Board of Solano County and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union, Building 1400, at Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road.

In addition to meeting recruiting representatives from the various employers, the Workforce Development Board also will be providing interview coaching, resume workshops and other job coaching support services.

Source: Solano College to host Workforce Development Board career fair

Vaca Pena students learn biotech skills at Solano Community College – The Reporter

By Nick Sestanovich

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students at Vaca Pena Middle School got a glimpse at a potential career field — biotechnology — when they visited Solano Community College’s Vacaville campus Tuesday.

SCC biotech professor and Vacaville Unified School District trustee Michael Silva said that as part of the department’s outreach program, different elementary, middle and high schools throughout the area are invited to visit the biotech labs and often take part in different activities. The schools are not limited to just Solano County. Last week, students at Enoch High School in Modesto came to visit, and on Monday, a group of students from Calistoga High School stopped by.

“It goes to speak how valuable of a resource this biotechnology lab and curriculum is to the community, and really the whole region,” he said.

Source: Vaca Pena students learn biotech skills at Solano Community College – The Reporter

It’s in the cards — kids thank cops – The Reporter

By Nick Sestanovich

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple “thank you” to make someone’s day. The Acacia branch of the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club recognized this when they began writing cards of appreciation to local police officers Monday.

Ana Sanabria, the club’s supervisor, said the assignment was inspired by the Jan. 10 shooting of Davis police officer Natalie Corona.

“That really hit me,” she said. “Although we see police officers every day, we don’t thank them enough. We never know when it’s going to be their last time serving for the community.”

Moreover, Sanabria is also majoring in criminal justice at Solano Community College, which has given her a greater appreciation for law enforcement.

Source: It’s in the cards — kids thank cops – The Reporter

Hogan High grad Bob Bohnet to enter Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame – Times-Herald

By Thomas Gase

When Bob Bohnet was at Hogan High in the early 1970s, he was cut from the school’s basketball squad by coach Jim Stephenson. Bohnet has thought about the moment from time to time and if he sees the ex-Hogan coach on March 9 he’ll probably have two words to say to him — thank you.

Bohnet will be in a good mood because the potential meeting would take place at the Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dan Foley Cultural Center. Bohnet will be inducted due mostly because of his exploits in another sport he later focused on — baseball. Stephenson is also a 2019 inductee.

“Yeah, maybe I’ll remind him about it (being cut) there,” Bohnet said with a laugh.

The 1974 Hogan High graduate was stellar in multiple sports, but baseball was his calling as he stared for the Spartans at multiple positions on the field before also playing well for Solano College, Cal and a number of teams in the minor leagues.

Source: Hogan High grad Bob Bohnet to enter Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame – Times-Herald

Major design award for SCC’s Biotech/Science building – The Reporter

By Richard Bammer

A new era for Solano Community College’s acclaimed biotech manufacturing program began 14 months ago with the opening of a gleaming, $34.5 million, 38,000-square-foot cutting-edge structure in Vacaville that helps to prepare graduates for 21st-century jobs.

The Biotechnology and Science Building was clearly a significant boost to the school’s educational mission and perhaps the envy of other colleges.

Now there is another reason for envy:

The building, at the SCC Vacaville Center on North Village Parkway, is the recipient of a National Award of Merit in the educational facilities category.

The award, given by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), is of the highest honor, and will be announced during the Design-Build Conference & Expo in November in New Orleans, Jennifer Aries, a spokeswoman for the Fairfield-based college, noted in a press release.

Source: Major design award for SCC’s Biotech/Science building in Vacaville – The Reporter

Students to experience Financial Education Forum – The Reporter

By Reporter Staff

Travis Credit Union is holding its 12th annual Financial Education Forum on Friday at Solano Community College. The event seeks to provide education to local youth about financing opportunities for college. The event is hosted in partnership with Travis Credit Union, the California Student Aid Commission and Solano Community College. This year, nearly 400 students from 11 local high schools in the Solano, Napa and Yolo areas are expected to participate.

Friday morning, participating schools are provided transportation to Solano Community College. During the forum, students will hear from various financial leaders and experts on college financing opportunities (such as Cal Grants). Students will also participate in a resource fair and receive a tour of the Solano Community College campus.

This year’s event features a keynote speaker from co-founder and director of the LEGACY Youth Project in Napa, Carlos E.C. Hagedorn. Carlos has spent the last 20 years as a local educator and community organizer. Carlos and his work was also featured in the 2015 documentary “The Mask You Live In” about masculinity in America.

Source: Students to experience Financial Education Forum – The Reporter

Former Solano College student earns prestigious award – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

Former Solano Community College student Nicholas Sherman has been named the recipient of the 2018 LeRoy Apker Award, according to a press release.

“This award is a great honor in my field, and on a personal level it gives me the confidence that I have what it takes to succeed in the field of physics,” Sherman said in the release. “Furthermore, this award bears a lot of prestige in my field and will certainly help make me stand out when looking for a Ph.D. adviser and future career positions.”

The LeRoy Apker Award, given by the American Physical Society, recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students and provides encouragement to students who have demonstrated potential for future accomplishments.

Source: Former Solano College student earns prestigious award

Solano Community College to screen documentary “And Then They Came for Us” – The Reporter

Solano Community College will celebrate the ratification of the United States Constitution, which established governmental and fundamental laws and guaranteed basic rights for American citizens, by screening the documentary “And Then They Came For Us” from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 in the SCC theatre, 4000 Suisun Valley Road in Fairfield.

Featuring George Takei, “And Then They Came For Us” delves into President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 and the impact of unconstitutionally incarcerating Japanese Americans — many of whom were American citizens — during WWII.

As the United States government misled its citizens about the threat of espionage, the film documents the damage to 120,000 people through photos taken by Dorthea Lange and other photographers during the 1940s.

Source: Solano Community College to screen documentary

Solano Community College to offer tuition reimbursement funding for first-time students – The Reporter

By Reporter Staff

Solano Community College is launching Solano Promise, a program providing first-time students with reimbursement funding after successful completion of courses.

The college is hoping this will “break down the barriers that prevent many students from attending college.”

Students can be reimbursed up to $1,380 per year ($46 per unit) by completing – and passing – classes throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Completing 12 units in fall and spring will earn students $552 each semester, while finishing six units in the summer will garner $276 in reimbursement funding.

“The Solano Promise is a great opportunity for first-time students of any age to attend full-time and be reimbursed for successful course completion,” said President Celia Esposito-Noy. “Our Promise Program is one of many resources available to those who want to change the course of their lives.”

Source: Solano Community College to offer tuition reimbursement funding for first-time students

Solano College Benefit Gala honors alumni in community – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

Comedian Dan St. Paul is the featured performer and master of ceremonies for the 2018 Solano Community College Benefit Gala Sept. 8.

The event also includes the Distinguished Alumni Awards, and the Alumni of the Year Award.

This program began in 2014 to recognize the prominent role of Solano College alumni in the community.

Source: Solano College Benefit Gala honors alumni in community

New app offers safety features, emergency plans, more for Solano College students – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

Solano Community College is rolling out a tool that puts school safety at one’s fingertips.

“We are proud to add another layer of safety and protection to the campus community,” said service area manager Lt. Brian Travis in a Facebook post for the Solano County Sheriff’s Office. “Our students, faculty and staff thrive when they are free and safe to focus on their work.”

Source: New app offers safety features, emergency plans, more for Solano College students

Solano Community College unveils Safe App for mobile phones – The Reporter

By Kimberly K. Fu

To ensure students, staff and faculty have a great and safe school year, Solano Community College officials have unveiled the “Solano Safe App” for mobile phones.

“We are proud to add another layer of safety and protection to the campus community,” said Solano Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Travis, the campus’ service area manager, in a press statement. “Our students, faculty and staff thrive when they are free and safe to focus on their work. Solano Safe provides the peace of mind to quickly connect with us at any time.”

The app, Travis said, is “a one-and-done deal” that provides users with all the safety information they need, including contact numbers.

“At the click of a tab on a cellphone, they can make an emergency call, send their location to the campus Sheriff’s Office, or report a tip,” Travis said.

There’s apparently other important information on the app.

Source: Solano Community College unveils Safe App for mobile phones

Solano College hosts Doing What Matters event – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

Solano Community College will host “Doing What Matters for Jobs in Solano County” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the school’s cafeteria, Building 1400.

The event will update Career Technical Education opportunities, provide for tours of facilities, as well as offer a chance to meet faculty and staff. The event will also discuss the next steps and feature a tour of the college’s Maker Space and Advanced Manufacturing facilities.

Source: Solano College hosts Doing What Matters event

Former Suisun police chief pulls papers for council race – Daily Republic

By Ian Thompson

Former Suisun City police chief Tom Alder entered the race for Suisun City council this week, pulling candidate papers on Wednesday.

Alder had last considered running for the City Council in 2010, saying he has long been a resident of the town and government experience.

He joins a field of candidates who have pulled papers to run for council that includes Thomas Kamin, Wanda Williams and incumbents Jane Day and Mike Hudson.

It’s still a two-way race between Suisun City Councilwoman Lori Wilson and incumbent Mayor Pete Sanchez for Sanchez’s seat.

Source: Former Suisun police chief pulls papers for council race

Candidacy period opens Monday for local contests – Times Herald

By John Glidden

This year’s Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education election has the potential to shift the balance of power on the school board as three of the five seats are open.

Board President Burky Worel and trustees Tony Ubalde and Ruscal Cayangyang are up for re-election. A longtime school board member in the 1990s — Worel was re-elected in 2014.

First elected to the school board in 2011, Ubalde was selected by the electorate to serve out the last two years of Cris “Oggee” Villanueva’s term.

Villanueva died from lung cancer in early June 2011 in the middle of his second term.

Ubalde received a second term of his own during the 2014 election.

Source: Candidacy period opens Monday for local contests

Former Vallejo educators endorse Sims’ college board run – Times Herald

By John Glidden

A slate of educators have endorsed Karen Sims’ push to join the Solano Community College Board of Education representing Area 1, her campaign announced recently.

Former Vallejo Mayor Tony Intintoli, former Vallejo City Councilman Foster Hicks and former Vallejo school district principal Elissa Shanks Stewart have officially endorsed Sims.

“I am very grateful for the endorsements of these three people for whom I have a great deal of respect and who have always cared about Vallejo,” Sims said in an announcement released by her campaign. “They each have dedicated their lives to public service and have been actively involved with not only the growth of Vallejo but the growth and education of our children.”

Source: Former Vallejo educators endorse Sims’ college board run

Solano Community College selected as Delta Air Lines partner school – The Reporter

By Reporter Staff

Solano Community College announced that it was selected by Delta Air Lines as one of their Aircraft Maintenance Technician partner schools.

AMT’s service, repair and overhaul aircraft and aircraft components follow detailed regulations set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

During the next several years, the AMT field is expected to grow at a rate of 5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“We are honored to be recognized by Delta Air Lines and join them in partnership to provide aviation education opportunities here in Solano County,” said Dr. Celia Esposito-Noy, Solano Community College president, in a press statement. “Our faculty are stellar and our students will benefit greatly from their knowledge and experience, in addition to having direct access to a major airline. This truly fulfills our mission on multiple levels.”

Source: Solano Community College selected as Delta Air Lines partner school

Solano College partners with Delta to expand aeronautics programs – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

Solano Community College has been selected by Delta Airlines to be an aircraft maintenance technician partner school.

Students who complete the one-year program will have the opportunity to meet with Delta officials about possible employment, according to a statement released by the college about the program.

The aircraft maintenance technician field is expected to grow at a rate of 5 percent over the next several years, the college reports, citing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The airline will provide scrap aircraft and avionics parts and assist with program marketing efforts. Departing aviation technicians out of Travis Air Force Base will be targeted for the program.

Source: Solano College partners with Delta to expand aeronautics programs

Vacaville Rotary hands out $38,000 in scholarships – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

The Vacaville Rotary Club distributed 23 scholarships totaling $38,000 at a recent awards ceremony at the Solano College campus in Vacaville.

The $3,500 President scholarships went to Jonathan Dye (Will C. Wood High School), Corey Kato (Vacaville High School), Jack Gardner (Vacaville Christian High School) and Maxie Harington (Vacaville Christian).

The $2,000 Leadership scholarships went to Cameron Mitchell (Vacaville High), Adam Grabowski (Vacaville Christian), Camille Stephens (Vanden High School) and Zoe Johnson (Buckingham Charter Magnet High School).

Source: Vacaville Rotary hands out $38,000 in scholarships