Daily Archives: February 6, 2014

Spring 2014 Internship Program – Deadline Extended!

Applications are due February 12th
Mandatory orientation will be held on February 24th

Internship Opps Spring 2014

The Center for International Trade Development (CITD) in cooperation with the Retail Hospitality & Tourism (RHT) program has launched its Spring 2014 Internship Program! This Internship Program provides real-world job experience to students interested in business, international trade, international tourism, entrepreneurship, office administration and other related industries. Interns are also eligible to receive up to 4 units of college credit through the Cooperative Education Program.

Via the Internship program students are exposed to valuable experiences such as:

  • Networking events
  • Business Seminars
  • Trade Conferences
  • Youth Events
  • International Delegation Events and Meetings
  • Hospitality training programs
  • In-bound Trade Missions
  • And more!

Welcome John J. Serrato, Jr.

Website Content Coordinator

John JPlease join me in welcoming John J. Serrato, Jr. (John J) to Skyline College as the new Website Content Coordinator.  John brings a multitude of experience in website design, promotions and content management having worked for Clear Channel Media & Entertainment on station websites for over 10 years.

John joined the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations department this week to assist the team in improving the content and usability of the college website.  He will assist faculty and staff in updating content and ensuring accuracy and consistency in the way the college is represented on the web to students and the community. He will also be creating the Skyline Shines newsletter blog weekly.

Please join me in welcoming John J. to the Skyline College family!

Article by Cherie Colin.


New 2012-2013 UC Transfer Data Students

UC Davis Representatives

Photo: In Photo Mayra Escobar, UC Davis representative and her colleague from the College of Biological Sciences at Skyline College’s Fall Transfer Day event.

Through the UC Office of the President’s (UCOP) Data Sharing project, Skyline College has received new numbers of transfer students from Skyline College to each UC campus who entered in Fall 2013 and applied during the 2012-2013 application cycle.

Of the 174 Skyline College students who applied for Fall 2013 admission to a UC, 120 subsequently enrolled. This means that nearly 70% of applicants actually enrolled at a UC campus. Skyline College students applied broadly to multiple campuses and submitted a total of 685 applications to various UC campuses. A total of 322 award letters were issued to students (this is a duplicated number, as some students were offered multiple award letters). The most popular campuses among students continue to be UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Davis had the highest enrollment at 51 students followed by UC Berkeley at 28 students.

Also through the data sharing project, each January the Transfer Center get the names, contact information, campuses applied to and majors of students who have applied to the UC for the previous Fall semester. With this data, the Transfer Center is able to send reminder emails so students complete their application updates for the system, as well as specialized emails. For example, an email went out to all UC Santa Cruz applicants informing them of the process to apply for the prestigious Pister Scholarship.

This is the first year the Transfer Center has received the application, admit and enrollment data from the UCOP, so in future years, we will be able to track the data over time. The overall numbers show a great interest in the UC system and the programs they have to offer and a strong applicant pool among our student population. The Transfer Center offers several collaborative programs through the UC. The Transfer Center regularly hosts a UC Davis and UC Berkeley representative on campus for individual advising appointments, tours UC Davis each spring and is currently collaborating with the UC Santa Cruz Peer Mentorship Program to expand UC Santa Cruz’s presence on campus.

Article by Suzanne Poma. Photo by Michele Haggar.


Social Justice Expert to Speak on Flex Day

Deepening the National Conversation on Race with Dr. Shakti Butler : Cracking the Codes

                          We need to talk:  Devastating racial inequity persists in the U.S.

Special All-Campus Event, Wednesday, March 5, 1:00-3:30pm

Shakti ButlerRace, more than any other demographic factor, determines levels of individual educational achievement, health and life expectancy, possibility of incarceration, and wealth in the U.S.

The conversation on race is shallow  and remains focused on individuals.  It stops us from talking. It freezes our capacity to connect and act across crucial racial divides. If not interrupted, it is a system that is endlessly self-perpetuating.

What if we deepen the conversation?

A Cracking the Codes film/dialogue event sets the stage for transformation in classrooms, conference rooms and communities by unpacking the system of racial inequity and enabling people to—finally—talk about it.

Talking about race opens the way for institutional change. Authentic dialogue is a critical component of any equity effort.

Thousands are talking with Cracking the Codes. This year over 10,000 people in communities and on campuses nationwide have participated in a live Cracking the Codes event with World Trust facilitators.

Shakti Butler, PhD., is Founder and President of World Trust Educational Services.  She is also the producer/director of World Trust films. Dr. Butler shares her holistic framework for conveying the interconnection between internal and external/structural components of racial inequity, and revealing how self-perpetuating systems reinforce disparities in institutions. This framing, along with the use of Butler’s films, set the context for constructive conversation.

Date: Flex Day, Wednesday, March 5, from 1:00-3:30
Location: tbd
Contact: Nina L. Floro, 650-738-4414 / floro@smccd.edu

Article by Nina Floro.

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

Collage of PhotosOn Monday, February 3, 2014 the Financial Aid Office hosted their Spring 2014 Financial Aid Awareness Event in the Quad.  Financial Aid Awareness Month serves as a reminder that there is still time to apply for financial aid.  At the event, students were also encouraged to apply for Skyline College Scholarships.  The 2014-2015 Skyline College Scholarship Application is due February 13, 2014.  During the event, students were asked to complete a survey regarding their knowledge of financial aid and scholarships.  As thank you for completing the survey, students were treated to freshly popped kettle corn by Peter’s Kettle Corn (www.peterskettlecorn.com). Over 280 students attended the event and a submitted a survey.  The Financial Aid Office values students’ opinions and they are always open to hearing suggestions on how they can better assist students and help them achieve academic success.

In honor of Financial Aid Awareness Month, the Financial Aid Office will be offering the below workshops to help students better understand and utilize all of their financial aid and scholarship options.  Please encourage your students to attend an event by offering extra-credit.  Certificate of attendance slips will be available.

Also, please remind your students to apply for Skyline College Scholarships – no minimum GPA is required. AB540 and undocumented students are also eligible to apply.   The 2014-2015 Skyline College Scholarship Application can be found online at:  http://www.skylinecollege.edu/financialaid/scholarships.php





Financial Aid &   Scholarships for African American Students

Monday, February   10, 2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Bldg. 6 – Room 6204

Scholarship   Application

Tuesday, February   11, 2014

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bldg. 2 – Room   2117B

California Dream   Act

Tuesday, February   13, 2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Bldg. 2 – Room   2117B

SAP and R2T4

Tuesday, February   18, 2014

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bldg. 2 – Room   2117B

Student Loans

Thursday, February   20, 2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Bldg. 2 – Room 2117B

Cal Grant for   Transfer Students

Tuesday, February   25, 2014

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bldg. 2 – Room   2117B

Thank you to the Financial Aid Office Staff and Financial Aid Ambassadors, Jose Milan, Leitu Takapu and Bianca Porras for coordinating and staffing the event.

Article and photos by Jocelyn Vila.

14th Annual President’s Breakfast

President's Breakfast BannerDr. Regina Stanback Stroud

President, Skyline College

Cordially invites you to join the

Skyline College President’s Council for the

14th Annual President’s Breakfast

Thursday, March 27, 2014

7:00 a.m. Networking Opportunity

7:30-8:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast

South San Francisco Conference Center

255 South Airport Boulevard • South San Francisco, California 94080

Please RSVP to (650) 738-4325 by March 10, 2014

Transportation: Sustainable Solutions to Get to and From Campus

Traffic on Hwy 101Spectacularly situated above the Pacific Ocean, the Skyline College campus can be a little challenging to get to. When community leaders and members of the Skyline College campus community convened for the President’s Council Success Summit in September 2013, “Transportation – The Last Mile” was one of the discussion themes.

Skyline College however is more than a mile from key transit hubs. San Bruno and South San Francisco BART stations are four miles away, and Daly City and Millbrae BART stations are what seem a distant seven miles.

The President’s Council, taking the input of the Success Summit attendees who voted with “clicker technology” to focus attention on this problem, has developed a plan to move forward a new initiative on transportation. The project goal is to identify and create sustainable opportunities for students, faculty and staff to conveniently and economically travel from public transit stations (or other locations) to the campus.

Richard Hsu, Skyline’s Sustainability Coordinator and members of the Sustainability Ambassador’s Network, have met with Greg Cochran and Cindy Abbott, representing the President’s Council, and John Ford and Brenda Valencia of the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance (Commute.org) to kick off the project. A survey developed in collaboration with the Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) office and members of the working group, will find out how people currently travel to campus and to assess their needs. It is anticipated the data collection will take place in February, with results of the survey available by April.

Concurrently, the President’s Council is working with regional transit organizations to learn about opportunities that include technical assistance for planning and funding sources, carpool and other commuter options. Updates on this initiative will be provided every few months.



Now on View in the Art Gallery

Other Dimensions of Narrative, a group exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, video, and mixed media works by Miriam Hitchcock, Keiko Ishihara, and Masako Miki.

Please join us for a reception for the artists next week.

Tuesday, February 11, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

Check the Skyline College Art Gallery website for more information and hours:


 Other Dimensions of Narrative will be on view from February 3 through March 7.

Art Gallery Photo