Daily Archives: September 13, 2018

Success Summit Panelists Announced!

The 6th Annual Success Summit is just around the corner. Join the conversation on Friday, September 28, 2018 with this stellar line up of panelists!

The Success Summit is a half-day forum designed to bring together business, civic, and community leaders to discuss innovative strategies for solving tough issues that affect San Mateo County businesses and residents. Participants will meet face-to-face with experts and key decision-makers within the county.

For the Good of the Whole: Regionalization, a path to resolve broad community issues?

Moderator: Kevin Mullin, California State Assemblymember, 22nd District

Panelists include:

    • Mike Futrell, City Manager, City of South San Francisco
    • Seth Miller, Regional Public Affairs Manager, Peninsula, League of California Cities
    • Rebecca Prozan, Head of Public Affairs, Google California
    • Sandy Wong, Executive Director, City / County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C / CAG)

Jobs: With changing demographics of the workforce, what creative ideas are being implemented to attract/retain talent?

Moderator: Andrea Vizenor, Director of Career & Workforce Programs, Skyline College

Panelists include:

    • Georgia Antonopoulos, Executive Director, Thrive, the Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County
    • Rick Avalos, Talent Acquisition, Neuralink
    • Tessa Tzeitel Forshaw, Teaching Team, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford & Co-Founder of PeopleMap AI
    • Laurel Moeslein, Economic & Community Development, San Francisco Airport


Equity Summit at Skyline College to be held on November 2, 2018

Skyline College announced it will host its 2nd Equity Summit on November 2, 2018 at Skyline College from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The free, bi-annual event offers an opportunity for educators from throughout the region to engage in a teaching and learning experience centered on educational equity. Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C. and award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning, will deliver the keynote address.

The purpose of the summit is to immerse the educational community into the conversation about equity, race and student success through the scholarship of experts and practitioners. “It is absolutely essential that we, as educators take time to intentionally engage in conversations around equality and social justice and deepen our own understanding of the reality many of today’s students live in. It is only through this understanding that we will be break down barriers so that students can succeed,” explained Skyline College president, Regina Stanback Stroud, Ed.D.

Thirteen presenters representing diverse perspectives and approaches regarding equity in education will deliver seven “Equity Talks” along with 2 plenary sessions throughout the day. Full biographies for all speakers can be found on the Equity Summit webpage. Topics covered in the equity talks and plenary sessions in the program include the following.

Equity Talks #1:

  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy – Dorinda Carter-Andrews
  • Educating Men of Color – Cesar Cruz
  • Whiteness and Education – Ali Michael

Plenary Session #1:

  • Applying Equity Theories – Laurie Scolari, Erica Viray-Santos and Matthew Whitaker

Equity Talks #2:

  • Transformative School Leadership – Darrick Smith
  • Equity in STEM Education – Roni Ellington
  • Subtractive Schooling – Angela Valenzuela
  • Shaping Institutional Equity – Michael Benitez

Equity Plenary #2:

  • Art, Community Activism and Education – A.D. Carson, Terisa Siagatonu and Aisha Fukushima

Keynote presentation by Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D.

 Registration is free and is now open! Those interested in attending can get more information and register at the Equity Summit webpage. The event will also be live streamed on Friday, November 2, 2018 skylinecollege.edu. Media interested in covering the event are welcome to attend; please rsvp to Cherie Colin at colinc@smccd.edu or (650) 738-4346.

Biography of Keynote Speaker, Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D.

Ibram X. Kendi, an award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author, is a Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington D.C. Kendi earned his Doctoral degree in African American Studies from Temple University and his undergraduate degree in Journalism and African American Studies from Florida A&M University. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, was published by Nation Books and won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. At 34 years old, Kendi was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for Nonfiction.

Kendi has been a visiting Professor at Brown University, a 2013 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. He has also resided at The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress as the American Historical Association’s 2010-2011 J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History.

Kendi is an Ideas Columnist at the Atlantic and has published fourteen essays in books and academic journals, including The Journal of African American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of African American Studies, and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. A frequent speaker and contributor of op-eds, Kendi has written for several periodicals including Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, The Root, Salon, The New York Times, New York Daily News, Time, Signature, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is currently working on his next book, How to be an Antiracist, which will be published in 2019.

Science in Action Seminar Series Brings Speakers to Campus

bio studentsThe Science in Action Seminars are held every two weeks on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Building 7, Room 7106.

This biweekly series is presented in partnership with the San Francisco State University Bridges to Baccalaureate Program, the Skyline College Science, Math & Technology Division, and the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA).

The lecture series is free and open to the public. The topics vary and are geared not only towards science, but the entire college experience, so non-science students are encouraged to attend. Attendance confirmation slips are provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on the Science in Action Lecture Series, please contact Ana Gutierrez-Gamez.

The inaugural talk was by Blair Bazdarich, Outreach and Teen Program Manager at the San Francisco Zoo. She talked about becoming a Science communicator and about her blog and her work with the Zoomobile.

The following event was a Bridges/PUMAS student panel where current and past Skyline College students who participated in the summer internship program presented their summer research projects and also touched on what getting paid for doing research meant to them.

In two weeks, former Skyline College student Joshwin Sagoo, M.S. Candidate at UC Santa Cruz, will share with us about research opportunities and the transfer experience.

Article by Nick Kapp

BAEC Prepares Students for the Future

Fall 2018 InternsWith the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center’s Internship Job Shadow Program in its third year, a new set of five student interns are ready and eager to learn essential business skills to prepare for their future.

BAEC provides this Internship Program for students to receive real-world career experience. This Internship Job Shadow Program has proven that students benefit from experience in an office and entrepreneurial setting before their education at Skyline College is completed. The program aids students in developing the skills they will need to enter into the workforce.

Interns work on projects that aim to grow their marketing, communication, leadership and organization skills.  Students also enhance their soft skills, learn how to improve their resume, develop their professional network and are referred to other career and educational opportunities. To date, twelve students have been placed in jobs as a result of the Internship Job Shadow Program.

The program was created for students get a better understanding of what career path they would like to pursue in their future and to build experience on their resume. Companies ask for years of experience for entry level jobs and expect students to know how to work and conduct themselves outside of an educational environment. For three years, the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center has been working at rounding out these aspects of students’ lives.

For more information email baec@smccd.edu, visit the website at skylinebaec.org, give us a call at (650) 738-7992 or come in for a tour, we are located at 458 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066.

Written by: Terri Wade | Photo by: Linda Truong