Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

CITD Co-Sponsors 10th Annual Global California Conference


On December 5, 2013 Skyline College’s Center for International Trade (CITD) co-sponsored the 10th Annual Global California Conference with partner, the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA). Held in Redwood City, this year’s conference theme focused on the Latin American marketplace and the bilateral trade and investment opportunities that exist for businesses of all sizes. Executive Director, Richard Soyombo, moderated a panel of government officials and business people MBITArepresenting Brazil, Chile, and Peru. The afternoon roundtable discussion brought together country experts, local business leaders, legal, and logistics professionals to provide current, relevant information to California companies interested in pursuing opportunities abroad. CITD clients were able to participate in this event free of charge.

For additional information please contact: Ms. Allison Mello at melloa@smccd.edu.

Article and Photos by Allison Mello.


Visit the Allensworth Exhibit at Skyline College!


Come and visit the Skyline College Library to experience the inspiring Allensworth exhibit. The historic town of Allensworth tells a story of the all-black settlement in California’s Central Valley. The exhibit is a great representation of self-determination for all Californians in the areas of education and economic development. The exhibit at Skyline College is a collaborative effort between the Bay Area CITD, the African Diaspora Program at Skyline College and the African American Museum & Library of Oakland.

The Allensworth Exhibit is currently running through January 2014 and is open to the entire allensworth shotscampus as well as the general public on the following days:

Monday through Thursday: 8am until 9pm

Friday: 8am until 2pm

Saturday: 10am until 2pm

If you would like to bring your class on a guided tour of the exhibit, or for more information on the African Diaspora Program please contact, Pcyeta Stroud at stroudp@smccd.edu.

Article written by Pcyeta Stroud, Images by Elizabeth Tablan.


Nominations Being Accepted for 2014 Commencement


Our 2014 Commencement Exercises are fast approaching. It is an exciting time and we are all looking forward to collaborating with all of you to create a meaningful and enriching celebration for the entire campus community. As such, The Center for Student Life and Leadership Development is currently accepting nominations for a Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Commencement Exercises. The ceremony will take place at 5:00p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014

Past Commencement Speakers have included Juan Sepulveda, Senior Advisor for Hispanic Affairs at the Democratic National Committee, and Lloyd LaCuesta, Emmy award winning journalist from KTVU.

Please submit nominations via email to Amory N. Cariadus, Student Life and Leadership Manager, at cariadusa@smccd.edu. Deadline for nominations is Friday, January 31. Thank you in advance for your contributions to the creation of this commemorative event for the entire Skyline College Community.

Article by Amory N. Cariadus, Photo by Raul Guerra.