Daily Archives: April 24, 2014

Campus Climate Survey

Skyline College is committed to continuously improve its offerings. To provide campus leadership insights about how Skyline College can best serve student needs, please encourage students to take the Campus Climate Survey which is accessible now – Friday, May 9. This survey will take about twenty minutes to complete.

At the completion of the survey, students are welcome to submit their name to enter to win one of three $100 gift cards to the Skyline College Bookstore/World Cup Cafe. The results of this survey will not be connected to any individual; only summary data will be provided.

Take Survey the here!

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Karen Wong in the Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness Office at 4369 or wongk@smccd.edu

Disability Resource Center PEP Program

Spring 2014 PEPSkyline College Disability Resource Center (DRC) held their 2014 Priority Registration Program (PEP) for high school seniors from neighboring high schools on April 12, 2014.  This year’s event had the highest attendance of DRC’s PEP events within the past five years!  A total of 57 high school seniors and approximately 70 parents joined the DRC team for orientation, an assistive technology demonstration, and a tour of Skyline College.

Students were able to complete their English placement exams using assistive technology and make appointments with DRC counselors and the LD specialist.  PEP makes the transition from high school to college easier.  Students will receive priority in registering for the summer and fall classes.

Article By Melissa Mathews | Photo by Brianna Clay

Classified Senate Hosts Event

2014SpringSocialClassified Staff members enjoyed getting together at the Surf Spot Restaurant in Pacifica last week. The laid-back, outdoor vibe was perfect to enjoy some delicious appetizers and drinks, and a little time away from the campus getting to know each other better. Each year, this event and more are organized by the Skyline College Classified Senate. Visit our website at skylinecollege.edu/classifiedsenate to find out more about upcoming events and important information for classified staff.

Article by Pat Tyler | Photo by Alana Utsumi

YEP Business Plan Competition Spring 2014


YEP’s Spring 2014 Business Plan Competition is currently underway! The Youth Entrepreneurship Program at Skyline College (YEP), has officially kicked off this semester’s bi-annual competition with a series of exciting orientations and workshops.

BPC_Finals_F2013.8On March 11th, YEP held its second Orientation & Workshop for the Business Plan Competition. The orientation was designed to give the students an in-depth view of the competition and an opportunity to ask questions. The orientation will be followed by a public speaking workshop led by renowned public speaking expert and local business owner, Mike Neuendorff. All students enrolled any other the District’s three colleges are welcomed to participate. Students participating in the competition are eligible to receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring from business owners, CITD representatives and faculty to refine and perfect their business plans. Cash prizes will be awarded to three winning business plans to help support their start-up business ideas.

The competition will culminate in a Final’s Round. Students will have the opportunity to present or “pitch” their business plans to a panel of industry judges from various business backgrounds, and a chance to receive immediate feedback and suggestions to include in their plans. All plans that advance on to the finals round will be in the running for cash prizes totaling $3500!

We would like to invite all faculty, students and staff to attend the Finals Round & Awards Ceremony.

Please come out and support the students!
Date: May 7th, 2014 
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Building 6, Room 6204

For more information on the Business Plan Competition or on how to be involved in YEP, please contact Pcyeta Stroud: stroudp@smccd.edu.

Article by Pcyeta Stroud

Phi Theta Kappa Spring Scholarship

PTKThe Phi Theta Kappa Spring scholarship application, is now open for continuing students. The scholarships administered on this application are for students who plan to continue their education at a two-year college in the fall. More than $260,000 will be awarded through these scholarships:

• The Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship for Nursing and Respiratory Therapy students.

• The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

• The GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Scholarship for Business majors.

• The Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship for ADMJ and EMC majors.

Please encourage your students to apply. Skyline College student Gilbert Arellano won the 2013 Resureccion Public Safety Scholarship for Public Safety Leadership and Skyline College student Jamela Brown received the 2012 Leaders of Promise Scholarship. Applications are due April 30.  Download the application now at ptk.org

Article by Dr. Christine Case

Coming Up

Friday, April 25, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

For the latest information on events and activities happening at Skyline College, please view our calendar.

If you would like to include your college event or activity on the calendar, please submit the event, date, time and location to Cherie Colin via email at colinc@smccd.edu.