Daily Archives: January 15, 2021

International Student Program Welcomes New Global Online Learning Students for Spring 2021!

Global Online Learning FlyerOn January 11, 2021, the International Student Program (ISP) hosted a welcome zoom session for newly admitted Global Online Learning (GOL) students. The GOL program is a district-wide program that provides international students with the opportunity to take online classes through Skyline College, College of San Mateo, or Cañada College without leaving their home countries. GOL is an excellent opportunity for international students to start their college education at home. They can come to Skyline College to continue with their academic program when it is safe to do so.

This semester, ISP welcomed new GOL students from Canada, China, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The welcome zoom session kicked off with the Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza, and Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services Division, Russell Waldon, welcoming the students to our campus community. Dr. Taylor-Mendoza spoke about how Skyline College has long been committed to inclusion and diversity in the community and how international students play a big role in the mission. The event provided GOL students with both an opportunity to introduce themselves and to learn more about the ISP staff that they will be working with for the duration of their studies.

For more information on the GOL program at Skyline College, please contact the ISP office at skyinternational@smccd.edu


Article by Chikako Walker

Middle College Scholarship Drive

Middle College Scholarship FlyerThe Middle College is excited to launch its 1st Annual Middle College Student Scholarship Drive!!

The Middle College Scholarship fund was developed to give Middle College seniors at Skyline scholarships to provide them with financial assistance as they embark on the educational pathway of their choice, which is often underfunded and filled with unknown challenges as they graduate from our program.

All of the funds raised during this drive will give our Middle College seniors access to quality education after graduation. These students will be able to use the funds to pay for tuition, books, and other expenses they may incur while achieving their educational goals.

Our Scholarship Drive will run January-February 2021

We ask that you donate a minimum of a $15.00 one-time donation to help achieve our fundraising goal of $1,500.

All those who donate $25 or more will be entered to win a Chromebook from the Skyline College Bookstore, a gift basket from the Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development, and a Middle College goodie gift bag.

Each $25 donation = 1 ticket in the raffle prize drawing.

If you can donate towards our 1st Annual Middle College Student Scholarship drive, please donate at this link MCSC FUND

Your generous contribution to support our students is greatly appreciated!!!

If you have any questions, please contact Martina Center-Goodman.

Article by Martina Center-Goodman

Applications Are Open! Spring 2021 Virtual Internship Job Shadow Program

Virtual Internship Program FlyerThe Bay Area Entrepreneur Center is now accepting applications for the Virtual Internship Job Shadow Program. Students can apply here: https://smccd-czqfp.formstack.com/forms/baec_internship_application

The IJSP provides students with opportunities to learn and grow professionally in a virtual environment with resources to build their resume. This program is a way for students to explore real-world experience in a professional and supportive environment with their Meta Major, career exploration ideas, and educational interests in mind.

If you know any students that are looking to build their resume, enhance their soft skills, and be part of an engaging team, please share this information and encourage them to apply.

If you are interested in partnering with the BAEC by serving as a job shadow site or participating in other ways, please let us know.

For more information, connect with us at baec@smccd.edu, or visit our website.

Article and Image by Olivia Vialau

16 San Bruno Businesses Received Micro Grants!

Micro Grant Recipients The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College wants to congratulate all 16 recipients of the Micro Grants!!  Each business is receiving over $4,000 in grant relief, in addition to expert coaching and access to valuable small business workshops.  The awardees represent a range local businesses from a game shop to an automotive retailer and from a local delicatessen to a beauty consultant.  We are excited to support our local businesses during this critical time.

The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center is here to help all small businesses, with coaching, workshops, business tools and information on funding opportunities. Visit our BAEC YouTube channel to see videos of tutorials and workshops on many topics.  Connect with us on Instagram here: @skylinebaec. The Micro Grants Program is made possible with funding from the San Bruno Community Foundation.  For more information on the Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program, contact the BAEC at baec@smccd.edu.

Article and Image by Gisel Martín

Dare to Dream Fundraising Campaign Underway!

The first Dare to Dream fundraising campaign for the newly established Skyline College Dream Center Fund is underway!

While many of us have recently received federal stimulus checks, most members of our undocumented community are denied this support. Please show your support by considering a tax-deductible donation online or by signing up for recurring payroll contributions through SMCCD’s Employee Contribution program.

Your donation will directly aid undocumented students experiencing hardships resulting from the ongoing pandemic.

Last month’s legal decision resulting in the restoration of DACA means many Skyline College students will also need an additional $500 each every two years for application fees required by the federal government.

Making a contribution in support of our undocumented students is a great way to take action for social justice at the local level.

Questions? Please contact Pamela Ortiz Cerda <ortizcerdap@smccd.edu> or Jessica Silver-Sharp <silversharpj@smccd.edu>.

Article by Jessica Silver-Sharp