Update from the President, July 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues: As you are aware, we had hoped that we could welcome our students back to campus and offer face-to-face classes this fall. As most experts believe there will be a second wave of COVID-19 cases (or that we haven’t even exited the first wave), we have had to adjust to the pandemic to […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Austin Eichelberger

“One of the big things that was reinforced for me—because I already knew this through personal tragedies as I went through school—was how grounding education can be, and how reassuring education can be in uncertain times. For a lot of my students, education kept them engaged and helped everything not fall apart. I think their […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Sara Lanctot

“When we were online, it actually forced us to work together a little bit more. Especially in my Calculus II, Dynamics and Circuits class. We had a lot of questions and we were trying to figure things out together. It’s one thing to be in a classroom where everyone’s doing their own thing and then […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Carlos Balladares

“Especially in this time of crisis, I value all my colleagues at SFCC, and I mean everybody, from staff and faculty to students. I value all the work that we all do there. Because of how united we are in this time of crisis, I believe that we are truly an SFCC family . . […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Sarah Ruiz

“It’s definitely been difficult. I’m a single mom and I have no family around to help. I have two children, 13 and 8, and the youngest is autistic. For me, the biggest challenge was trying to stay on a schedule; however, I was determined to finish nursing school. My boys really stepped up and made […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Ondine Frauenglass

“During the campus closure, I have been involved in drafting the health and safety protocols so students who wish to complete their hands-on training can come to campus in a safe environment. These protocols follow CDC guidelines and have been adapted for Welding, Controlled Environment Agriculture (Greenhouse), and the Culinary Arts Program partnership with World […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Steve Martinez

“About 10% of my students were having difficulty because of what was happening in their lives or access to the Internet. You think everybody has access to the Internet, but that’s not the case. I had a handful of students who called me crying, saying they couldn’t study, and I was not going to penalize […]

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SFCC Snapshot: R. Charlie Shultz

“It started when SFCC President Becky Rowley announced that we weren’t coming back to campus after spring break, so we were really thrown into transition. Right away our concern was to use the facility that we’d invested in to provide food to the community. We can’t just close down the greenhouse . . . some […]

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SFCC Snapshot: sj Miller

“This semester I had one face-to-face class, Theories of Teaching and Learning. The 11 students in the class were already very bonded when we went online, so we didn’t miss a heartbeat. Those relationships were already formed and going online brought us even closer. Since we were in crisis, I just kind of threw my […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Dr. Jen Breneiser

“Based on what I was hearing from my students, their schedules changed significantly when the covid situation happened. I personally didn’t feel comfortable holding them to a class meeting that they had made an obligation to before covid. Maybe their parents lost a job, or maybe they had to work. So I recorded all of […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Ian Widrick Martinez

“During this time, the biggest challenge for me has been the adjustment of balancing my work life with my school life and my student government life. I feel like they’ve all been crushed together, and I’ve had to figure out how to do my homework, my student government life, my work life, and when I […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Natasha Farmer

“One of the biggest challenges is that many of the classes I was taking were practical classes, and it’s hard to transition those to online, although it hasn’t gone as badly as I thought it would. My instructors have been very creative. In the Wastewater Microbiology class, my instructor found out that there were virtual […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Russell Fletcher

“I am energized by being around people and that’s why I’ve always been drawn to a traditional classroom. Being in a classroom online is not the same as being in a classroom in person. When our Theories of Teaching and Learning class, taught by sj miller, went online, we met on Monday nights, the same […]

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Reduction in Force Announcement May 19, 2020

Dear Colleagues, As we continue to make adjustments and sacrifices in our personal lives in response to COVID-19, so too must our institution respond to the financial challenges of our current and anticipated economic circumstances. I am saddened to announce that due to the unprecedented and unforeseen challenges presented by the coronavirus, the college has […]

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