Daily Archives: September 2, 2022

See the Signs!

Top: Electronics Lab 7-304; right: Physics Lab 7-305: bottom: ITS 19-206; from left to right, students: Eden Huang, Paul-Frederik Schubert, Jonathan Mariano-Smith, club advisor Marco Wehrfritz

In an effort to help students and enhance the visibility of specific rooms, the Engineering and Robotics Club (ERC) began laser-cutting acrylic letters and labeling certain areas on campus. Since we have several new students who are unfamiliar with parts of the campus, the idea manifested it would be a good helpful to label certain rooms within building 7. The new Electronics Design Lab 7-304 was one of the first to be equipped with a new sign. It hosts the college’s new SkyBayTech Electronics Manufacturing Technician program, which is developed around hands-on and project-based learning aligned with local industry need. Industry standards in electronics manufacturing are built into the program, and students are able to achieve an Electronics Assembly and Fabrication certificates.

In addition to the new Electronics Design Lab the Fabrication Lab 7-310, and Physics Lab 7-305 are also labeled. These new changes caught the attention of some faculty members on campus who specifically requested signage to be made for their space. Most recently Information Technology Services (ITS) asked the ERC to create a sign for them as well (see pictures below).

The students Paul-Frederik Schubert & Jonathan Mariano-Smith used the design program Corel Draw to draft the letters. They used acrylic for the signs and the laser cutter in the Fab Lab, to create them.

The Engineering and Robotics Club meets every Friday at 1 p.m. in the Fab Lab 7-310. Just drop by if you’d like to join and learn more about Design, Engineering, Electronics, and Fabrication. You can join our Discord server as well.

Are you interested in a custom laser-cut sign for your area? Please contact club advisor Marco Wehrfritz, wehrfritzm@smccd.edu. As always, all signage needs to be approved by CIP (Capital Improvement Projects) through your Dean. So please work with your Dean to bring your signage ideas to CIP for approval.

Article by Marco Wehrfritz, Jonathan Mariano-Smith & Paul-Frederik Schubert | Photos taken by Jairo Barreto, Marco Wehrfritz

Skyline Player Named Top Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete in NorCal…for the 3rd Straight Season

Colby Vazquez was recently named the top Student-Athlete for Men’s Basketball in Northern California. Colby graduated from Mills High School before enrolling at Skyline College. He completed his successful basketball and academic career this past spring. Colby was named All-Conference during both of his seasons, while earning his AS-T degree in Business Administration. Colby graduated Magna Cum Laude and signed a scholarship to continue his career at University of Jamestown, one of the top NAIA programs in the nation.

Colby is the 3rd straight Skyline College Men’s Basketball player to receive this distinction. It’s believed to be the first time in CCCAA Men’s Basketball History that this recognition has been achieved by a member of the same program for three consecutive seasons.

Following the 2019-20 season, Noah Haynesworth was recognized after his successful career. He earned All-Conference honors and graduated Magna Cum Laude with his degree in Psychology. Noah is currently completing his bachelor’s degree at UC Davis. Jacob Salinero also earned this award after the 2018-19 season. Jacob left Skyline College with a 3.96 GPA. Jacob is currently completing his master’s in Business Administration at Sonoma State University after concluding his successful playing career there.

Colby, Noah and Jake are just three of many former men’s basketball players that are currently pursuing master’s and bachelor’s degrees this year:

Masie Mohammadi- MBA at Corban University

Connor Strambi- MBA at Stevens Institute of Technology

Walter Lum- Bachelor’s at Whitman University

David Avak- Bachelor’s at San Jose State

Cal Spurlock- Bachelor’s at USC

Jake Shab- Bachelor’s at UC Davis

Essa Abebsah- Bachelor’s at Cal Poly SLO

The Trojans also have three former players living their dreams playing at the professional level.

  • Simon Enciso (Terra Nova HS) just led his team to the Championship Series of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Simon plays for San Miguel Beermen, the all-time winningest franchise in the PBA.
  • Clayton Ladine (Burton HS) just signed his 3rd professional contract. He will be playing in the top division in Iceland this upcoming season.
  • Justin Gutang (Burlingame HS) just signed a lucrative contract in South Korea, after playing in the Philippines the past few seasons.


Article by Justin Piergrossi

Welcome Week

Hey Trojans! In case you missed what happened this past week, here’s a recap.


Friday, August 19, 2022 – Donuts

ASSC members Anthony and Win handed out 150 donuts to students in the morning.


Monday, August 22, 2022 – Navigation and Boxed Lunch Giveaway

ASSC and faculty members kicked off the week by handing out boxed lunches from Pacific Dining between 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Quad. Together, we were able to serve 250 students with free sandwiches, cookies, brownies, fruit, macaroni salad, and spa water. Along with the free lunches, students had access to departments like Outreach, Counseling, Financial Aid, and Health Services who helped hundreds of students learn more about navigating the school year and the resources available at Skyline College.


Tuesday, August 23, 2022 – Find Your Communities

Students were able to connect with the various learning communities and clubs on campus. Many clubs and communities like KLC, Puente, ASTEP-UMOJA, FYE, CIPHER, STEM, and MESA engaged with students in Building 6 through interactive tabling and activities.


Wednesday, August 24, 2022 – Get the Bag

Given all the expenses that come with college, students had the opportunity to learn about on-campus resources and programs like Promise, EOPS/CARE, Financial Aid, and scholarships which help lessen the cost of college. ASSC also gave out free coffee, tea, water, and donuts to students dropping by.


Thursday, August 25, 2022 – Building Pathways to Success

Students discovered programs and courses reflecting their interests with access to on-site counselors, presentations, and organizations like Cosmetology, Allied Health, CTE (workforce), and Meta Majors.


Friday, August 26, 2022 – Skyline and Chill

To end the week, ASSC screened Monsters University in Room 6-210 in the morning, which was followed by free ice cream and milkshakes from Mr.Softee in the afternoon. Around 140 students were served, and as they waited in line, ASSC offered them chips, granola bars, and water.


Thanks for joining us this past week.


To end, here are a few comments about Welcome Week by some Skyline College students:

“Overall I enjoyed it, seemed like a good way for students to get that Skyline is a chill school and that there’s a lot of resources to support students / Skyline cares for their students … who doesn’t love free stuff.” – Janice Johnson

“I’d say pretty good on the one day I came to school.” – Tyler Tam

“i really liked welcome week!! I think it was good for clubs and programs to promote themselves. I also liked the free lunch.” – Katelyn Rivas


Article by Alvin and Eureka | Photos by Mint, Ryan, and Eureka

Fall Updates from the Library

What’s new? The students! They’re back, having returned to the Library in droves for weeks one and two of the new semester. In just the first ten days of the term the Library has loaned out more than 600 technology devices, primarily Chromebooks, Dell laptops, and hot spots. (Find out more about the Library’s Technology Loan Program). Students have also visited for much needed tech support and to request and check out books, study, access the computer lab, and occupy the study rooms which can be reserved ahead of time.

The Library is open in person to our community as well as the public this Fall, with online support also available from 8am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, Fridays 8am to 4pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm, via the Ask a Librarian chat service, which allows students, staff and faculty to jump into an individual zoom session with a librarian if they choose. Students can also use the chat service to receive technology support.

Library’s in-person hours:


Mondays:        9:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesdays:       9:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesdays:  9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursdays:      9:00am – 5:00pm

Fridays:           9:00am – 4:00pm


The Library has also introduced a new printing system called Wēpa that students and employees can use on their phones or other devices to access the cloud printing system, deposit funds, upload and print documents in black and white or color. Printing stations are located in buildings 5 and 6. Please visit Printing at Skyline College Library to learn more.

The college librarians continue to be embedded within a variety of Fall courses, dropping in via zoom or in person to teach information literacy topics in a variety of disciplines. Any faculty member can request instruction with two weeks’ lead time provided. Librarians can also help develop or design library and research assignments to support teaching goals. New faculty (or faculty hired during Covid) are especially encouraged to sign up for a one-on-one informal library orientation geared to their discipline, either in person or by zoom, by contacting Jessica Silver-Sharp <silversharpj@smccd.edu>.

A selection of newly acquired books are on display in the foyer outside the Library and also highlighted in the New Books & eBooks research guide. All students and employees can also continue to subscribe for free to the New York Times (if you signed up more than one-year ago, register again as a First-Time User) and also take advantage of easy digital access to favorite news and popular magazines on Flipster 24/7 using your OneLogin credentials.

The Library continues to be a full partner in our local public library system, the Peninsula Library System (PLS). Students and employees alike can request library materials from PLS by filling out this borrowing form. Your materials will be delivered at no cost to Skyline College Library. No library cards required.

Several Library events are in the works, so please check back soon for details. On November 17, the Library will host “International Poetry in Many Tongues.” All events are also announced by email.  Also stay tuned for an upcoming article on the Library’s services and recent work related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

In the meantime, do you have questions? Please chat, text email or call. We hope to hear from you soon!

Article by The Library Staff

Internship Opportunities

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!


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—

Job Opportunities

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!


The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following job opportunities with you. Check them out—