Monthly Archives: April 2022

Marketing Team Wins Gold & Silver at CCPRO Awards

The Skyline College Marketing Team won Gold for the Brochure category and Silver for Logo Design at the 2022 Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) Awards Annual Conference in Lake Tahoe held April 6-8, 2022, an event that celebrated the best marketing work of California’s 116 community colleges and 73 districts during the 2021 calendar year.

CCPRO is a professional development and service organization that seeks to promote excellence in California’s community college public relations and related professions. The organization serves as a central resource of information and provides counsel and assistance relating to the advancement of community colleges statewide and the professional growth of its members.

Congratulations, Skyline College!

Cultural Identity and the Struggle to Belong

As a part of Stress Less week, Active Minds at Skyline College is bringing Active Minds National Speaker Javier Cabrera-Rosales to our campus to talk to us about his struggles with identity, cultural and generational norms, depression and substance abuse, and recovery and healing. Javier is a queer identifying Latinx male and is the Program Director for La Plaza: Nuestra Cultural Cura which focuses on promoting community, culture, and healing.


Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Venue:  in-person at the Atrium, Building 12 and via Zoom simulcast

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 984 6568 0628
Passcode: AMskyline


This event is being funded by the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Community Diversity Project Grant.

Internship Opportunities

Expand your network in ways that will lead to your dream job. The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following paid internship opportunities with you. Check them out—

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Readiness & Job Placement team offers a variety of services and career readiness experiences to assist you with your specific career needs. If you want to work with a Job Placement Coordinator, please fill out this brief welcome form and someone will contact you soon to schedule an appointment!

Job Opportunities

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following job opportunities with you. Check them out—

Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Readiness & Job Placement team offers a variety of services and career readiness experiences to assist you with your specific career needs. If you want to work with a Job Placement Coordinator, please fill out this brief welcome form and someone will contact you soon to schedule an appointment!

Highlighting Library Resources for Earth Day, Earth Week & National Library Week

April 22, 2022 marks the 52st anniversary of Earth Day! This year’s theme is “Invest in our Planet.” The Library first began promoting Earth Day in its founding year, which was also the College’s first Spring semester back in 1970. In observance of this long held tradition, the Library invites you to “invest” by exploring up-to-date resources on sustainability and the environmental movement. These include a virtual book display with earth focused titles linked to the library catalog, and a second earth-themed display in the Library’s foyer featuring books chosen by first ever Guest Curator Jeneane, age 9, whose favorite earthly creature is the butterfly.

For students, a library research guide on the topic of Sustainability provides access to library article databases related to the green movement and sources in a range of formats to fit different learning styles. A second research guide is focused specifically on Earth Week. Faculty can also import the Library’s Canvas module Earth Day 21 into their course. It includes the short documentary Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City among other videos, articles, an assignment, and a Padlet activity, also available here: To import the Earth Day 21 module into Canvas, search for Earth Day 21 or Pia Walawalkar in Canvas Commons.

National Library Week took place earlier in April. (You may remember the Library’s old tradition of serving an enormous cake). For this occasion, our San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto invested in our planet by planting a tree to honor Skyline College Library! Ms. Cassinetto collaborates regularly with the Library for poetry events, providing support and encouragement for our brave student poets. The Library is grateful for her action on behalf of Mother Earth.

Questions? Need help? Drop us a note in the library chat service or reach out to Pia Walawalkar  at


Article by Jessica Silver-Sharp

International Student Program Hosts Mission Murals Walking Tour

On Friday, March 18, 2022, the International Student Program (ISP) hosted a field trip to the Mission District, one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Francisco. The purpose of the event was to give students an opportunity to socialize and introduce them to the diverse culture of San Francisco. More than 20 international and domestic students joined the tour.

The tour started with Pancho Villa Taqueria, a Mexican restaurant famous for its Mission style burritos and large portions. For some students, it was their first time trying Mexican food.  The next stop was the Misión San Francisco de Asís, commonly known as the Mission Dolores Basilica. ISP counselor, Carlos Romero, who was born and raised in the Mission District, explained to the students that it is the oldest building in San Francisco. After a short walk from the Basilica the group enjoyed a picnic at Mission Dolores Park, one of San Francisco’s most popular green spaces. Students were impressed with the stunning views of San Francisco while they enjoyed meals from Pancho Villa Taqueria.

The tour continued to Clarion Alley Street Art which is renowned for its meaningful murals—many with political themes, all painted by local artists. The group also saw the famous Woman’s Building, a women-led community center that acts as a safe place for all the women around the world and focuses on women’s issues.

It was a perfect day for a walking tour and the students were able to learn about the rich culture of the Mission District. ISP will continue to provide services and programs for international students as well as for the entire Skyline College community. If you are interested in learning more about future ISP programs and events, contact ISP office at


Article by Lasheana Dilian Husni & Chikako Walker | Photo by Chikako Walker

Masking Remains in Effect 

Employees, students, and visitors must continue to mask regardless of their vaccination status unless actively eating or drinking in designated areas.

Surgical masks and N95 respirator masks are available at the entrances of every occupied building throughout the District. 


To learn more about different types of effective masks, click here

Get Your COVID-19 Booster

COVID-19 booster vaccinations increase the effectiveness of normal waning immunity over time. If you haven’t received your booster vaccination yet, maximize your protection against COVID-19 by making an appointment today.

Where can you get your booster shot?

You can also visit MyTurn to get a full list of booster/vaccination providers.

An Interview with Anny Gabrielly Moreira DaSilva, Honors Transfer Program Student!

The Skyline College Honors Transfer Program recognizes and celebrates current student Anny Gabrielly Moreira Da Silva, who recently received a 2022 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-California Award.


Anny is an excellent student who is majoring in Cognitive Science, works at The Learning Center as an embedded tutor, and comes to Skyline College after moving to the United States from Brazil two years ago.


Anny will be presenting her research project, “Are the Correlations in Myers-Briggs Supported by Empirical Evidence?” on Day 1 of  the Undergraduate Symposium of Academic Research Conference (uSOAR), which will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 and Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 4:00pm-6:00pm (on both days) in the Skyline College Library. She is completing this project under Psychology Professor Dr. Shaun Perisho.


Learn more about Anny here:


What is your major, and what programs at Skyline College would you like to shout out? (Which programs shaped you into the student you are today?)

I am majoring in cognitive science. When I started studying at Skyline, I was a pre-law major. Thanks to the counseling services, office hours, and tutoring, I was able to embrace my interest in the human mind and choose the right major for me. These resources mostly helped me build the confidence to pursue a STEM major. As an English tutor at the learning center, I was also able to develop my communication skills.


Can you describe your educational journey?

Before I moved from Brazil to the US two years ago, I was in law school. However, instead of focusing on how to apply the law, I would constantly question why the laws are the way they are. This made me discover my passion for investigation and research. During my second semester as a student at Skyline, I was introduced to the cognitive science major. Since then, I’ve been furthering my interest in research through the classes I take.


What research projects from Skyline College are you most proud of?

As an honors student, I’m particularly proud of two projects: 1) the consequences of English as the mono language of academia 2) investigations of the empirical evidence of the Myers-Briggs personality theory. I am attached to these projects because they represent my immigrant perspective and my deep interest in personality theories. As a VP of one of the chapters of Phi Theta Kappa (honors society), I have also collaborated with my peers in writing research on California wildfires, which was awarded the best chapter research in the states of California and Nevada.


How did faculty and staff help you as you did your research?

Before Skyline, research seemed to be beyond my capabilities. When I took the Honors Seminar class, I was told that any research questions that I had were valid as long as I followed the research structure when developing my project. This motivated me to refine my research; after all, I really wanted to find answers to my questions. The professors who mentored me in each of my honors projects made sure to address my concerns and guide me throughout the research process without invalidating my preferences. I’m mostly thankful that such professors pushed me to continue researching even when I hit a wall during the research process.


What research are you working on now, or what would you like to research in the future?

Currently, I am working on organizing my honors research on the (lack of) empirical evidence of the Myers-Briggs personality theory to present at the Undergraduate Symposium of Academic Research. In the future, I would like to continue researching personality theories until I find one that is corroborated by enough evidence.


What were the most important steps you took to start your transfer journey?

Planning ahead! Starting to plan my transfer journey one semester before the transfer applications became available allowed me to have enough time to work on my personal statements. Also, because I started early, I was able to get help from counselors and professors on what to include in my transfer application. Keeping an eye out for emails from the honors project coordinators about transfer resources also helped me get into transfer assistance programs at the universities that I applied for.


What valuable piece of advice do you have for current and future transfer students?

As overwhelming as a college student’s life may seem, embrace as many opportunities as you can. Having a college experience filled with extracurriculars and research helps with identifying your interests and building your confidence. Also, if you can, work on campus. Being part of a community that prioritizes growth can help you become an agent of change.


What do you want to do as a career, and why?

After I obtain my degree in cognitive science, I want to work as a user experience researcher. This means that I will be the person who guarantees that people’s expectations about how to navigate a website are being met. Combining my passion for research with my inquisitive nature, I believe that I can help make websites more user-friendly.


If you are interested in joining the Honors Transfer Program, you can find the application and other important program links on our Linktree. Students have until Week 5 of each semester to apply to become an Honors Transfer student for the current semester. For more information, please email English Faculty member and Honors Transfer Program Faculty Program Coordinator, Janice Sapigao at


Article by Janice Sapigao | Photo provided by Anny Gabrielly Moreira Da Silva


Skyline College Students on the All-California Academic Team

Two Skyline College students were selected by the Community College League of California for the 2022 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-California Academic Team. PTK recognizes the academic achievement of community college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders.


Grades, leadership, and community service determine selection to the All-California First, Second and Third Teams. The students selected represent some of the best of the two million students enrolled in California’s 116 community colleges. Students have undoubtedly faced many additional and unprecedented challenges over the last two years. The 2022 winners should be exceptionally proud of their achievements during these difficult times.


The Skyline College winners are members of the Beta Theta Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.


Jack Ambrose grew up in Pacifica, working to strengthen his community while being employed at a summer surf camp and volunteering at various surf events. He has recently acquired a love for live music, and plans to take his talent for photography to become a photographer with an emphasis on the music industry. After struggling with his academics in high school, Jack decided to make school a priority during his time in community college and is proud of what he has been able to achieve academically. He is planning to continue his educational journey and transfer to the University of California, Los Angeles for a bachelor’s degree in Communication.






 Amanda Sayaseng is a first-generation college student studying Computer Science at Skyline College and works as a Peer Instruction Leader. In addition to being a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Amanda is also a part of the Engineering and Tech Scholars cohort, Honors Transfer Program, and is the president of the Women in Science and Engineering Represent (WiSER!) club on campus. While her interests revolve around computer science and engineering, she is passionate about medicine and research. She would like to work at the intersection of medicine and engineering, finding ways to improve medical technology to make quality health care more affordable and accessible