Solano College plans conversation with police personnel – Daily Republic

Solano College Public Safety officers will meet with students, faculty, staff and the public in what is being billed as the first in a series of “Conversations with Solano Community College Department of Public Safety.”

The event will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 113 of the new library on the rural Fairfield campus, 4000 Suisun Valley Road. To register, send an email to sccdps@solano.edu. State how many are in your party.

Source: Solano College plans conversation with police personnel

Pamela Price, Title IX pioneer, to speak at Solano College – The Vacaville Reporter

Pamela Price, considered a Title IX pioneer, will speak at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Solano Community College Theatre, Building 1200, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd., in Fairfield.

Title IX is the federal civil rights law that bans sex-based discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding.

The lawyer is one of nine people who shaped Title IX and educational equity.

Source: Pamela Price, Title IX pioneer, to speak at Solano College – The Vacaville Reporter

Solano College opens to rush of students on campus, online – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

More than 8,000 students were signed up for Solano Community College classes for opening day on Monday – though some are still opting to learn from a distance.

The head count was better than 1,000 students more than at the same time last year, said Celia Esposito-Noy, superintendent and president of the 77-year-old college. She took over the reins in January 2016.

There is free Covid-19 testing available, and while not mandatory, a small percentage of students were wearing masks at the main campus in Fairfield on Monday. The college also has campuses in Vacaville and Vallejo.

Source: Solano College opens to rush of students on campus, online

Solano College Interns Can Earn College Units and Help Improve Community Relations – Daily Republic

By Barbara Navolanic

The Solano Community College Department of Public Safety is starting a Community Service Officer (CSO) student internship program for the fall semester. As law enforcement agencies continue to struggle to recruit officers and strengthen community trust, the college public safety department feels one of the ways to help address both of these issues is to invite students to be a part of the agency through the internship program. Students will earn college units towards their degree while making new friends who share the same commitment of caring for the safety of others and their community.

Source: Solano College Interns Can Earn College Units and Help Improve Community Relations

Solano College public safety team designed to strengthen campus ties – Daily Republic

By Barbara Navolanic

The Solano Community College Department of Public Safety has created a Community Partnership Team to help strengthen the relationship between the department and the campus community it serves.

The team will work to educate students, faculty and staff on what to expect from the campus department of public safety officers and how they can work together to build a safer, more inclusive community.

Source: Solano College public safety team designed to strengthen campus ties

New SCC team slated to foster relationships – The Vacaville Reporter

Community.

That’s what the brand-new Community Partnership Team at Solano College is slated to foster.

A product of SCC’s Department of Public Safety, the team — led by Sgt. Bryant Williams — will work toward building and strengthening ties with those who use the campus.

“Our team will work to educate students on what to expect from their campus department of public safety officers and how we can work together to build a safer and a more inclusive community,” explained Chief Brian Travis in a press statement. “Our officers strive to be guardians of our community and model for the future of campus safety. We recognize that students may come to campus with a variety of different experiences with law enforcement, and we are committed to building a positive relationship with our community.”

Source: New SCC team slated to foster relationships – The Vacaville Reporter

Seven Will C. Wood students get early taste of college, AA degrees – The Vacaville Reporter

By Nick Sestanovich

On Friday, hundreds of Will C. Wood High School students will graduate and many will be attending college in the fall.

Approximately 30 of these students already got a head start through the Vacaville Early College High School program, where Wood students can take classes at Solano Community College as early as freshman year and receive college credits.

What’s more: Seven of these students now have Associate of Art degrees.

Source: Seven Will C. Wood students get early taste of college, AA degrees – The Vacaville Reporter

Solano College celebrates graduates with a special ‘Car-Mencement’ – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

Solano Community College brought the pomp and circumstance to the parking lots of the rural Fairfield campus Thursday as graduates from the past three years were invited to celebrate in a “Car-Mencement.”

“It’s a big party and that’s what we wanted to make this,” said Celia Esposito-Noy, the college’s president and superintendent. “We took this option not knowing what Covid would be like, and I’m glad we did.”

Source: Solano College celebrates graduates with a special ‘Car-Mencement’

Solano College plans ‘Car-Mencement’ ceremony for graduates – Daily Republic

Solano Community College will host “Car-Mencement 2022” at 10 a.m. May 26, a vehicular graduation parade at the rural Fairfield campus.

Candidates from the Class of 2022, as well as graduates from the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020, are invited to join the celebration. Graduates who wish to participate must register online and select a one-hour time frame when they will be in their vehicle and circling the campus to cheering faculty and staff before receiving a diploma cover while remaining in their vehicle.

Source: Solano College plans ‘Car-Mencement’ ceremony for graduates

SCOE accepting applications for free GIRL camps – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education is expanding in-person Girls in Robotics Leadership camps.

Free camps will be hosted this summer in Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo for middle and high school girls. Interest forms for the 2022 GIRL camps are due May 16 and are available at the Solano County Office of Education website, www.solanocoe.net/girlcamp.

All camps will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are three options for middle school students to select from: (1) June 6-10 at Solano Community College, Vacaville Center; (2) June 13-17 at Solano College in rural Fairfield; and (3) June 20-24 at Solano Community College, Vallejo.

Source: SCOE accepting applications for free GIRL camps

Two Solano students honored by the Community College League of California – The Vacaville Reporter

Two Solano students have been named by the Community College League of California to the 2022 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-California Academic Team.

Solano Community College students Andrea Solis Olguin and Cherry Quitugua are among 114 students honored.

PTK recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on almost 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations. Building on the success of the national All-USA Team Program, PTK launched the All-State Academic Team Program. The purpose of this program is to provide recognition at the state level for these top community college students.

Source: Two Solano students honored by the Community College League of California – The Vacaville Reporter

Solano EDC, Solano College partner on new fellowship program – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

The Solano County Economic Development Corp. is building a partnership with Solano Community College to allow underserved students a chance to gain valuable business experience.

A fellowship has been formed to offer students of low to moderate incomes the chance at a 10-week internship. It will feature a $2,500 stipend coming from a $12,500 contribution made by Kaiser Permanente to help get the program started.

Source: Solano EDC, Solano College partner on new fellowship program

Solano College christens state-of-the-art Library and Learning Resource Center – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

Solano Community College Superintendent-President Celia Esposito-Noy opened her remarks at Wednesday’s ceremony for the new Library and Learning Resource Center by saying, “I’m happy to see everyone full size.”

“After looking at just heads for two years on the computer, we finally made it,” Esposito-Noy said. “There is no better reason than to be here on campus to open this incredible new building. We’ve all waited a long time for this.”

Solano College’s newest prize to the Rockville campus officially opened its doors for students and faculty. The Library and Learning Resource Center will be the new heart of campus and allow access to many state-of-the-art resources and tools.

Source: Solano College christens state-of-the-art Library and Learning Resource Center

Solano College hires chief for new Dept of Public Safety – The Vacaville Reporter

By Kimberly K. Fu

Nearly three years after retiring from local law enforcement, Brian Travis will again don a badge.

This time, the former Solano County Sheriff’s lieutenant and former Solano Community College director of Campus Safety and Security will return to SCC as the head of its new Department of Public Safety.

Travis is set to be sworn in on Feb. 1.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to working hard, to building trust and strengthening trust with the community,” he told The Reporter.

Source: Solano College hires chief for new Dept of Public Safety – The Vacaville Reporter

Early college students receive free breakfasts for morning boost – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Jack Flynn, 18, knows that students function better in the early morning having eaten a good breakfast.

The Early College High School students received a free breakfast Tuesday thanks to Flynn’s concern and a push from Fairfield-Suisun school board member Ana Petero.

Flynn, part of the early college program, is working toward his associate degree at Solano Community College along with finishing his high school classes. He hopes to major in history when he goes full-time as a college student.

Source: Early college students receive free breakfasts for morning boost

Solano College to start new semester with online instruction – Daily Republic

The spring semester at Solano Community College will start Tuesday with all classes online for a period of five weeks due to the surge in Covid-19 cases throughout the county.

Classes will be online through Feb. 21 with the current plan to return to in-person instruction Feb. 22. The intent of the decision, according to a press release from the college, is to help students, faculty and staff avoid exposure during this current surge of the virus.

Many classes for the spring semester had already been scheduled as fully online, according to the release. There is no change for these courses.

Solano College announces bond refinancing results – Daily Republic

The Solano Community College District has announced its most recent bond initiative that it says will lower property taxes and save district taxpayers millions in future debt payments.

The district was able to achieve savings of approximately $13.9 million for local taxpayers by refinancing existing general obligation bonds, according to a press release.

The district has taken advantage of previous refinancing opportunities since 2005. The combined savings from all of the refinancing efforts now totals more than $46 million, the college district reports.

Source: Solano College announces bond refinancing results

Solano College board hears report on social media efforts – Daily Republic

By Katy St. Clair

Women tend to engage more that men with the community college online, according to information presented Wednesday to the Solano College governing board.

James Thomas Media handles web and social media issues for the college district.

Tom Gachis, founder, told the body that the landscape has changed since the beginnings of Covid-19 at the end of 2019.

Gachis presented visuals of how social media use and the district’s website traffic spiked in the first few months of the pandemic. They leveled off but were still robust.

Source: Solano College board hears report on social media efforts

Solano Community College Board salutes retirees, Hispanic Heritage Month – Daily Republic

By Katy S. Clair

The Solano Community College board bid farewell Wednesday to two returning staffers.

Two long-term employees have announced their retirements, and both received fond sendoffs before the board.

Dean of Liberal Arts Neil Gline asked the body to “take a moment to recognize the greatness that is Donna Meyer.”

Meyer has worked for the community college system for 34 years, he said, and most recently worked as division administrator for the liberal arts department.

Source: Solano Community College Board salutes retirees, Hispanic Heritage Month

City of Vacaville celebrates Manufacturing Week – The Vacaville Reporter

The City of Vacaville kicked off Manufacturing Week, partnering with Solano Community college and the Vacaville Unified School district in hosting the next generation’s students with the current cutting-edge manufacturing and education providers in the area.

“Our local high school students are quickly becoming the future of our city,” Vacaville Mayor Ron Rowlett said in a press statement. “Vacaville is a hub for advanced manufacturing in California and it is important to expose our students to the many careers that are available in the industry. Connecting our students with local opportunities, through both Solano College and local businesses, is at the heart of what our Manufacturing Week is about.”

Source: City of Vacaville celebrates Manufacturing Week – The Vacaville Reporter