Daily Archives: March 18, 2022

Join us for the President’s Breakfast

Please join us as we celebrate the 21st Annual President’s Breakfast on Thursday, April 14, 2022.


We hope to see you for a morning of networking, a delicious breakfast and motivating presentations about Skyline College Promise Scholars Program and President’s Innovation Fund projects and the students they benefit. Attendees will be given the opportunity to donate.


Thursday, April 14, 2022

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM PDT  (7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Networking & Coffee  |  8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Program)

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The Farallon Room at Skyline College & Online
3300 College Drive
Building 12
San Bruno, CA 94066



In-Person tickets are $100 each

Virtual tickets are $75 each

Sponsorship opportunities available.

RSVP today!


Can’t Attend?  You can show your support for higher education by making a donation to the Skyline College President’s Council Fund.


Black History Mobile Museum on Campus

On March 14, 2022, the Black History Mobile Museum curated by Dr. Khalid el-Hakim came to Skyline College as part of its nationwide traveling tour of over 100 colleges and universities.  The CIPHER Hip Hop Learning Community hosted this event as part of their 15th Annual Rock The School Bells Hip Hop event series.


Over 10 tables of artifacts detailing Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to Hip Hop culture was on display for viewing in the Farallon Room in Building 12.  Through his selection and framing of artifacts, Dr. el-Hakim created visual narratives and constructed meaning for his attendees.  He explains through his presentation that, “Exhibitions are interpretive acts and forms of pedagogy.”  He challenges us as educators to reflect on how we can impact student learning in different ways beyond the classroom walls.


We were also blessed with a special guest appearance by Marvin X who performed two powerful poems that resonated throughout the halls of Building 12. Marvin X was part of the Black Arts Movement led by Amiri Baraka and worked alongside Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver.


Dr. el-Hakim facilitated a learning activity with Middle College students, sparking students’ academic growth, cultural competence, and sociopolitical awareness.  Students engaged with the artifacts that were intentionally placed in chronological order from the time of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement to Hip Hop culture. Dr. el-Hakim explains, “The point is to get us out of our comfort zones and force that uncomfortable conversation about race and identity to happen.”


This event was organized in collaboration with Student Equity & Support Programs, the Center for Student Life and Leadership, TRiO, ASTEP/Umoja, Skyline College Outreach, and the Equity Institute.


Article by Nate Nevado  |  Photos by Marisa Thigpen

The Human Library Returns: Calling all Human Book Volunteers! 

The Human Library has returned! Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 19, 2:00-4:00pm, for this popular virtual event hosted by Skyline College Library. The Human Library provides a chance to meet people from different backgrounds and learn about their experiences – particularly people who have felt the sting of prejudice, stigma, and marginalization.

At the Human Library, any member of our Skyline College community can enjoy a virtual conversation with a “human book,” usually a member of our community. It’s an opportunity to ask questions about their lives and the stories they have chosen to share, and receive honest answers in return. We call this being a “reader.”

Interested in sharing your story as a human book? Please fill out this initial participation interest form: bit.ly/BeAHumanBook.

Interested in being a reader? By April you’ll be able to sign up for one or two courageous conversations, as book descriptions will be available then, too.

Everything you need to know is here, guides.skylinecollege.edu/TheHumanLibrary, including all of our previous books described in the Human Book Archive.

Faculty are encouraged to provide credit for student participation.

Questions? Please contact Pia Walawalkar, Equity & Outreach Librarian <walawalkars@smccd.edu>. We look forward to seeing you at the Human Library!


-The Library Staff

Participate in the Great Colleges to Work For Survey!

Please consider participating in the Great Colleges to Work For survey! You should have received an invitation from ModernThink, LLC beginning March 5th to participate (from: surveys@modernthink.net). The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 1, 2022.

This survey provides a collective opportunity to reflect on our individual experiences at Skyline College; your candid feedback is much appreciated! The higher the response rate, the more meaningful the results we get back to help inform the direction we move in towards being the best place to work!

Note that your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. A log-in to the Great Colleges website is required to do the survey but Skyline College will not have access to the raw data needed to tie results back to individuals. If any questions come up about the survey, please contact Zahra Mojtahedi in the PRIE Office: mojtahediz@smccd.edu

Thank you in advance for your input!


Spring 2022 College Hour

Last semester, we launched College Hour, a weekly community-building event that brought together students, faculty, and staff while highlighting various campus events and services. Fall 2021 featured College Hours hosted by the Dream Center, CTTL, Middle College, CIPHER, ZTC, and many more! We are now filling our Spring 2022 roster, so please sign up today using the link below!


College Hour takes place each Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the campus quad or building 6, depending on weather, and we are looking for one or two “hosts” to join the event each week (Marketing and Student Life will always be present to provide games, music and snacks). Hosts could be an academic program, division, learning community, and/or other campus organization/program. College Hours have featured performances, games, or just tabling. Host how you like!


Sign up to Host Future College Hours

The link below will take you to a sign-up sheet for future events. We invite you to sign up and join us in hosting a future College Hour (first come first served basis)!


Sign Up Via This Google Doc