Closings and Gratitude – Bécalos Program

Becalos Closing CeremonyThe Bécalos Program Closing Reception and Ceremony took place on Tuesday, December 16.  Each Bécalos student was individually recognized for their efforts this semester and the event featured an address by Skyline College President, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, and a heartfelt thank you from Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Sarah Perkins.  The event also featured student musical performances, a video of memorable events and student addresses. Several students were personally recognized for their endeavors in business as well as other notable achievements, including perfect attendance. The event was a success, and we are proud to have shared the gathering with many key members of our Skyline College community.

Becalos at GoogleAs the Bécalos Program came to a close, our visiting students from Mexico also had the exciting privilege to take part in guided tours of the Google campus in Mountain View on Monday, December 8 and Monday, December 15, 2014.  The students personally witnessed typical working days at the dynamic campus.  They had the opportunity to view and interact with Google technology and ask questions regarding Google employment, benefits, and the history of the world-renowned company.

The Global Learning Programs and Services Division would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all members of the Skyline College community who assisted in any and all capacities with the Bécalos Program.  For the past five months, members of our college and the surrounding community have worked tirelessly and diligently to ensure the program’s success during its inaugural year.  As the program has come to a close, we are indebted to Skyline College President, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Sarah Perkins and Vice President of Administrative Services, Eloisa Briones, for their unwavering support. We would also like to thank the Classified Senate, Auxiliary Services, faculty and staff members who hosted and assisted with the student job shadow program, and all faculty, staff, and student volunteers who have so eagerly given their time and expertise to assist both the GLPS Division and our Bécalos students. We believe this has been a tremendous opportunity for the GLPS Division and the College.  Felicidades a todos!

For more information on the Bécalos Program, please contact Pcyeta Stroud at stroudp@smccd.edu.

Article by Alessandra Zanassi | Photos by Salvador Martinez and Pcyeta Stroud