Daily Archives: January 15, 2015

What, Why and How: Mastering 15 Concepts to Become a Better Writer

RhetoricThis is a reminder for your spring class planning that Skyline College’s English Department created a FREE 442-page textbook with the goal of providing comprehensive, clear, and consistent reading and writing instruction campus wide.

If you assign reading and writing, take advantage of the free electronic version complete with PowerPoints and podcasts (a $35 print version is also available in the bookstore—the cost is for duplication only).  This project was volunteer and not for profit, so be sure to take advantage of this amazing resource.

For further questions, please contact Rachel Bell bellr@smccd.edu or at ext. 4349

Covered California Comes to Skyline College!

Covered California Image for Skyline Shines ArticleOn Wednesday, December 3, 2014 SparkPoint at Skyline College welcomed Regina Cruz, Covered California Certified Enrollment Counselor, to campus! Regina will come to Skyline College every Wednesday through February 11, 2015 to provide Covered California enrollment assistance to students, staff, faculty and community members during open enrollment.

Individuals have until February 15, 2015 to obtain health insurance through Covered California for the year 2015. Most individuals are required to have health insurance to avoid paying a tax penalty of 2% of the household’s income or $325 per adult and $162.50 per child, whichever is the greater amount.

Regina will be available to answer questions and assist with Covered California health insurance applications from 10:00am – 4:30pm on Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, please contact SparkPoint at Skyline College:

Phone: (650) 738-7035

Email: skybacc@smccd.edu

Location: Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1214

Individuals and families whose income falls below 400% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for federal financial assistance to pay for health insurance premiums. Individuals and families whose income falls above this threshold have the option of purchasing an affordable health plan through Covered California without premium assistance.

Please help us spread awareness on campus about this wonderful opportunity for students, staff, faculty and community members to meet one-on-one with Regina to discuss their health plan options. We want to ensure that everyone in our community has access to quality, affordable healthcare and that they are not subject to unnecessary tax penalties in 2015. Thank you!

Article written by Heather D. Smith

Welcome Carsbia Anderson as Interim Vice President of Student Services

Carsbia AndersonPlease join me in welcoming Mr. Carsbia Anderson to Skyline College as the Interim Vice President of Student Services.

Mr. Anderson comes to us with 39 years of experience at Monterey Peninsula College.  He has served as a Counseling faculty member and Director of EOPS/CARE.  As the Dean of Student Services he was responsible for EOPS/CARE, DSPS, Child Development Center, Health Services, TRiO, Athletics, Financial Aid, Tutorial Services, Student Activities and Student Discipline.  He went on to serve as the Vice President of Student Services.

Mr. Anderson has served as the lead for the Student Success Initiative, Student Equity, Student Services Program Review and a successful Self-Study Accreditation.  Mr. Anderson has also served on the statewide CSSO Executive Board and as the CSSO representative on the CCC/CSU SB1440 Implementation Oversight Committee, as well as other statewide task forces/groups.

Finally, Mr. Anderson is a founding editorial board chair of the iJournal, an electronic newsletter that publishes articles on student services issues in the California Community Colleges.

Please do extend a warm Skyline College welcome to him.  His office is on the third floor of Building 4 in the President’s suite of offices.  Do feel free to come by to welcome him to Skyline College.

Many thanks to the faculty and staff who provided input and advice to me during the appointment process – Nate Nevado, Michelle Haggar, Angelica Garcia, John Mosby, Sarah Perkins, Golda Margate, Aaron McVean and Eloisa Briones.

Article by Regina Stanback Stroud

Welcome Will Minnich as Interim Dean of Enrollment

Will MinnichJoin me in extending a warm welcome to Mr. Will Minnich who will serve as the Interim Dean of Enrollment services during the spring semester while we undergo a full search process.

Mr. Minnich comes with great recommendations from Dr. John Mosby.  He has dedicated years of service to Skyline College serving on the Skyline College Accounting Advisory Committee and on the President’s  Council where he voluntarily worked to raise money to support the faculty and staff’s ability to “dream out loud” with the President’s Innovation Fund.

Will Minnich joined DeVry University in May 2008. As Center Dean, he was responsible for opening and managing the Daly City campus.  Prior to joining DeVry University, Will worked with several institutions of higher education –including managing retention and admission coaching services at eight locations for the University of Redlands.  Mr. Minnich shares our passion for serving students. He and Dr. Mosby, along with the Admissions and Records staff, have worked together to ensure a smooth transition.

Please extend a very warm welcome to Will. You can email Will at minnichw@smccd.edu.

Article by Regina Stanback Stroud

Juan Lopez Detailing as Skyline College’s Chief Engineer

Juan LopezWith Anthony Gulli’s retirement last week, Juan Lopez will be detailing as our Chief Engineer for Skyline College.  Juan comes to us from the College of San Mateo where he has worked as the Senior Engineer.  He brings 9 years of experience in the Facilities Engineering Department with SMCCCD.  Juan has served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy.  Please welcome Juan to Skyline College.

He can be reached at 650-738-4116 (Office), 6506427780 (Cell), or at lopezj@smccd.edu.

Article by John Doctor