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Skyline Shines - December 4 2020 Edition

Article Source:  Skyline College - San Bruno - CA

December 4, 2020

Dream Center Task Force Launches “Dare to Dream” Fundraising Campaign

While the new year brings hope and the possibility of immigration reform, for now restrictive measures still exist for Skyline’s undocumented students and their families. To meet their emergency needs during the pandemic especially, the Skyline College Dream Center Fund was established by the Dream Center Task Force this summer. This December, the Task Force is pleased to announce the launch …

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Study Abroad Enrolls 17 Students in Virtual Internships in Costa Rica, England and Italy!

Students in the Global Virtual Internship Program are busy preparing for next semester. Each student is working with their advisors from the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), based in Costa Rica, England, and Italy, to submit cover letters and resumes and schedule interviews with potential internship supervisors abroad. Some students have interviews as early as this week. Internships that …

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Library Hosts AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

For the second year, Skyline College Library is participating in an initiative known as “World AIDS Day” - observed globally on December 1 - to raise awareness, fight stigma and improve education about HIV/AIDS.  In 2019, the Library displayed a block of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the library in commemoration. This year the Library continues to create a digital …

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ISP Celebrates International Education Week!

The International Student Program (ISP) hosted a virtual International Student Program (ISP) Appreciation on November 16, 2020 to kick off International Education Week (IEW). Russell Waldon, Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services at Skyline College, welcomed everyone to the event by giving a brief introduction to IEW and sharing his appreciation for Skyline’s international students, faculty, staff, student workers, …

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Virtual Food Festival – Learn Some New Recipes!

The International Student Program (ISP) were proud to host the virtual International Food Festival as part of International Education Week on Thursday, November 19. The event was a huge success with students, staff, and faculty, joining virtually to learn new recipes from countries such as Brazil, China, Greece, Japan, Myanmar, Philippines, and Singapore/South East Asia. The event was hosted by …

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BAEC Student Spotlight: Monet Bernesque

Monet Bernesque is in her last year at Skyline College, completing an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. Monet is proud to be a Skyline College student and feels she that has grown so much since first enrolling, back in 2015.  After graduating, Monet hopes to attend law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San …

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ASSC Recap: Latinx Heritage Month & Filipinx American History Month 2020

This year’s pandemic did not stop the ASSC from pursuing a fully fledged calendar of online events available for all campus community members to attend using Zoom. The ASSC recognized Latinx Heritage Month beginning September 15 until its official ending on October 15. Filipinx American History Month ran through the month of October. The amazing events the ASSC hosted were: …

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San Bruno Businesses – Micro Grant Applications Close Friday December 4th!  

The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College is offering micro grants to San Bruno-based businesses to help aid in their recovery from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Applications close December 4th at 11:59 p.m.  Applications may be sent via email to baec@smccd.edu, or they may be dropped off at, or mailed to, City Hall: 567 El Camino …

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Academic Senate Report, December 3, 2020

The Academic Senate met on December 3 for its last meeting of the Fall 2020 semester.  Key items include: Institutional Effectiveness Committee: Vincent Chandler was appointed to serve as Academic Senate representative on IEC for Spring 2021.  The IEC is still seeking a faculty co-chair to begin in Spring 2021 on the restructuring of IEC and its new oversight of …

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SPARC Meeting Update

The Skyline College Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee (SPARC) met on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza, Vice President of Instruction, updated the committee on the college instructional equipment prioritization.  As the District is no longer providing funding support, the College seeks to continue funding instructional equipment needs through college resources and grants. Tri Chairs Leigh Ann …

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