City College of San Francisco Academic Senate President, Karen Saginor, received a prestigious award at the Faculty Association of the California Community Colleges Advocacy & Policy Conference earlier this month. She was named Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year.
Congratulations, Karen! Thank you for all of your hard work. We are lucky to have you as a part of our community!
Other 2013 Faculty Award Recipients:
John McDowell, Jr.
LA TradeTechnical College
John Vasconcellos Advocate of the Year Award
Mary Ellen Goodwin
De Anza College
Margaret Quan Part-Time Advocate of the Year Award
Pasadena City College
Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year Award
Contra Costa College
John McFarland Literary Achievement Award
Story and photos by Katie Gelardi
Welcome Back Spring Celebration Downtown
February 7, 2013; 11:00am to 1:30pm
Associated Student Council Sponsored a Welcome Back Spring Celebration
On: February 7, 2013; 11:00am to 1:30pm
At: Educated Palate, Downtown
David Doré, Attila Gabor, James Parker and Suzanne Lo, Bouchra Simmons, welcomed students, faculty and staff who were treated to the exceptional delights prepared and served by Culinary Arts and Hospitality students. http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/our-campuses/downtown/noncredit/culinary_arts_hospitalitystudies.html
Downtown 2012 Volunteer Excellence poster by Rodolfo Padilla, Business Technology Coordinator
Album and details: http://ccsfphotos.shutterfly.com/ascdowntown2012
The Rosenberg Library & Learning Resources and Concert & Lecture Series would like to invite you to an upcoming slide lecture presentation.
Historian Philip P. Choy will give his talk on the connection between the exclusion laws and the development of San Francisco's Chinatown. He will also discuss his new book, San Francisco Chinatown: a guide to its history and architecture. A book signing will follow.
Remembering 1882: fighting for Civil Rights in the Shadow of the Chinese Exclusion Act.. A Slide Lecture presented by Philip P. Choy, Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 - 12:00 noon, MUB (Multi-use Bldg.) 140, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue
What: Remembering 1882: fighting for Civil Rights in the Shadow of the Chinese Exclusion Act.. A Slide Lecture presented by Philip P. Choy
Who: All students, faculty, staff and administrators
When: Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 – 12:00 noon
Where: MUB 140, OCEAN CAMPUS
San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture: An Excerpt
"The interaction between Chinatown and the community at large has not always been one of mutual understanding. Caught in the struggle between the white laboring class fighting for better working conditions and the industrial capitalists seeking to maintain the status quo, the Chinese became scapegoats for the growing pains of the American labor movement in the West. Sinophobia in the 19th century echoed into the 20th century with the cry "The Chinese must go!" The question of Chinese labor competition occupied a central place in the Nation's politics for over 30 years, until the passage of the Exclusion Act of May 1882, which in effect closed the door to Chinese immigration."
Faculty who teach at this time are encouraged to bring their classes. Please RSVP for classes that will be in attendance. Contact: Yi Liang, email@example.com
City College of San Francisco African American History Month Celebrations
Keynote speaker: Spencer Coggs Wisconsin State Treasurer
Event sponsors: Rosenberg Library and Learning Resources, Concert and Lecture Series,
numerous departments and student clubs.
Topic Title: Fifty Years After the March on Washington: Politics and Progress
Fifty years after the March on Washington, newly-elected Wisconsin State Treasurer and
former State Senator Spencer Coggs presented the state of politics and progress since the
civil rights movement.
Photos by: Katie Gelardie
Nancy Vargas, CCSF Bridge to Success Project Manager and CSCD Counselor
City College continues to be an active participant in the Bridge to Success Project. Nancy Vargas, CSCD Counselor, has recently assumed Project Management duties for Bridge to Success at City College under Dean Lindy McKnight. The overarching goal of all Bridge to Success activities is to double the number of underrepresented SFUSD students enrolled in college. FRISCO Day, the most visible event sponsored by Bridge to Success, is being organized by Samuel Santos, Associate Dean of Student Activities, along with a team of organizers from CCSF, the Mayor’s Office (DCYF), and SFUSD. FRISCO Day at CCSF is a huge outreach effort involving significant collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and administrators. It goes without saying that we are all facing huge challenges at CCSF dealing with accreditation issues, layoffs and salary cuts. That being said, I am moved by the folks who are willing to go the extra mile for the benefit of our students. It is through multilevel partnerships with SFUSD, the Mayor’s Office, Community-Based Organizations, in addition to the dedicated faculty and staff at CCSF, that the project has moved forward toward goal achievement and institutional sustainability.
This is the third year that CCSF has hosted FRISCO Day at the college. Approximately 1200 seniors at SFUSD high schools who want to attend community college or are undecided about opportunities in higher education are targeted to visit CCSF on FRISCO Day to be held Friday April 19th, 10:00am-2:00pm. In the months leading up to FRISCO Day, CCSF Counselors facilitate visits to the high schools to walk students through the Matriculation steps. These steps include application, placement testing, orientation, and counseling to advise students on course selections. SFUSD students who complete the Matriculation steps are guaranteed early registration.
Research demonstrated that approximately 1000 SFUSD graduates never enrolled in college due to lack of information rather than lack of ability, as previously assumed. For that reason, FRISCO Day was conceived as a grand-scale student-focused “Welcome Day” where prospective SFUSD students could experience the many opportunities available at the college in a fun, dynamic manner. Student clubs, Student Services, and Academic Programs are invited to showcase what they can offer students. The whole campus community is encouraged to welcome these high school students when they visit Friday April 19th, 2013. Campus Tours will be ongoing between 10:00am and 2:00pm that day.
If you would like to help City College welcome deserving students on FRISCO Day, please contact Lauren Castro in the Student Activities Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for 100 volunteers.
Lastly, please remember that on FRISCO Day, as well as other days, a friendly smile or a kind gesture may make a world of difference to a young campus visitor who may not be certain that he or she belongs in college.