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Daily Archives: January 24, 2014

Meet & Greet Kick Off!

6704 smallEducation Across the Miles, Liberia

On January 23, 2014 The Center for International Trade & Development at Skyline College (CITD) and the SF Links held an inaugural Meet & Greet for the new Education Across the Miles, Liberia mentorship program. Eight Skyline College students were inducted into the program as both mentors and mentees. The young women were presented with acceptance letters signed by both the President of Skyline College and the President of the SF Links.

6597 smallThe goal of Education Across the Miles, Liberia is to expose Skyline College students to mentorship opportunities through the SF Links and provide them with tools to serve as mentors to the young women in Liberia. Concurrently, the program will also provide both educational and financial assistance via scholarships to young women in Liberia that aspire to graduate high school and pursue higher education. The Skyline student-mentors and young women in Liberia will engage in a cross cultural exchange where both parties will have the opportunity to teach, inspire, and learn about each other. The Skyline student-mentors will be able to learn and apply their mentorship skills, network with their Liberian peers, and gain a better global awareness and general understanding of the African Diaspora.

6645 smallEducation Across the Miles, Liberia is made possible by an on-going partnership between the SF Links, Grand Bassa Community College in Liberia, the Liberian Senate, the CITD, and the African Diaspora Program at Skyline College.

Article by Pcyeta Stroud. Photod by Raul Guerra.


Classified Employee of the Year Award

Nominations due by February 10, 2014 – 12 Noon

StudentsThe California Community Colleges Board of Governors created the Classified Employee of the Year Award honoring community college classified employees who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to professionalism and community colleges. Every college district is invited to submit a nominee. Nominees must be classified employees with a minimum of 5 years of service as a permanent employee within the nominating Community College District (full-time or part-time).

All nominees will be evaluated on their commitment to the mission of community colleges; professional ethics and standards; serving the institution through participation in professional and/or community activities; and serving as a leader beyond the local institution. A $500 cash award and plaque will be presented to each statewide recipient at the May 2014 meeting of the Board of Governors. Any one may nominate an employee consistent with the criteria set by the CCC Board of Governors

Each district is allowed to submit one nomination. SMCCCD is soliciting the names of four proposed nominees, one each from the three colleges and the district office. At its February 26, 2014 meeting, The SMCCCD Board of Trustees will select one of the four nominees to submit to the Board of Governors. All four of the nominees will be recognized at the District Board meeting.

In 2009, using the College Council adopted process; Skyline College submitted the name of Barbara Daley who was subsequently selected by the SMCCCD Board as their nominee. Barbara Daley went on to become one of only five people statewide selected by the CCC Board of Governors. Subsequent nominations from Skyline College include Pat Carter, Sue Lorenzo, Maria Norris and Nancy Argarin.

The criteria and nominating form are available online on the right side of the main page of the Chancellor’s office website at

Here you will find the Guidelines and Instructions and the Nomination Form. Anyone can make a nomination. Simply submit the completed nomination form in electronic format to Theresa Tentes at by Friday, February 10, 2014 at 12 p.m. A special meeting of the College Council will to screen the nominations and select a Skyline College nominee in time for the February 26, 2014 agenda packet for the SMCCCD Board of Trustees’ meeting.

Article by Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud.