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March 1, 2024: Women's History Month

Mar 1, 2024

In March 1978, Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as Women’s History Month. As we observe Women’s History Month 2024, we celebrate the national theme, Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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Message from the President: September 19, 2023

Sep 19, 2023

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and said the program was unlawful. For many DACA recipients, the United States is the only home they have ever known. At Fr...

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Message from the President: August 7, 2023

Aug 7, 2023

Thank you all for a successful first day of classes! The 2023-2024 year will be great for Fresno City College. I can already tell by all the activities happening throughout the campus and at the West Fresno Center and First Responders Campus which are ...

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Message from the President: June 30, 2023

Jun 30, 2023

Yesterday, the Supreme Court’s decision on Affirmative Action created some angst on how we move forward as educational institutions. As the nation grapples with this decision, Fresno City College supports and will continue to implement the board polici...

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Message from the President: March 10, 2023

Mar 10, 2023

Fresno City College is in the mist of finalizing the request for proposal for a new food vendor. Long time food partner, Taher Inc., will end services at the end of March. We will keep the college community informed of the process as we look to find a p...

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Message from the President: February 23, 2023

Feb 23, 2023

During the past few months we have experienced significant weather events which have brought much needed rain; however, we have also experienced somewhat less welcomed high windstorms, which have affected our campus landscape with downed trees and branc...

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Campus Message: January 23, 2023

Jan 23, 2023

I have exciting news to share with you about FCC sculpting instructor, Caleb Duarte. Caleb is one of three new members appointed to the California Arts Council by Governor Gavin Newsom. He will be serving with 10 other members who will set priorities a...

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Campus Message: January 13, 2023

Jan 13, 2023

As we honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, we are reminded of his unwavering dedication to civil rights, racial justice, and his fight to help dismantle racial segregation in the United States. His vision and his dream that we wou...

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Special Message: January 13, 2023

Jan 13, 2023

Today we learned that former FCC President Clyde C. McCully passed away peacefully on December 21, 2022 at the age of 97. He is survived by his sons, Brian (Martha), Erik (Deborah), Kevin (Yuki) and his daughter Amanda Capin. He is also survived by his ...

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Campus Message: December 12, 2022

Dec 12, 2022

The Spring 2023 Convocation is on Thursday, January 5 in the Old Administration Building. Breakfast will be served in parking lot K beginning at 7:15am, with seating available in OAB 251. Food trucks will be available and coffee service.

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Campus Message: November 29, 2022

Nov 29, 2022

Today is the day! It’s #GivingTuesday. Fresno City College is once again participating in the special online fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $40,000 for the Ram Pantry. Please consider joining us by contributing to this worthy and essential ...

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Campus Message: November 23, 2022

Nov 23, 2022

It is with great sadness that I write you this message about yet another mass shooting in our nation – this time in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are mourning the brutal attack resulting in the senseless loss of life at Club Q, a gathering space for th...

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Special Message: October 25, 2022

Oct 25, 2022

It is with deep sadness that I share with all of you the news of the passing of former Fresno City College president, Dr. Ned Doffoney. For over 40 years he served thousands of community college students, which included leadership positions at Fresno C...

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Campus Message: October 5, 2022

Oct 5, 2022

As the nation's most extensive postsecondary education system serving the most significant number of undocumented students in the state, California Community Colleges (CCO) are committed to serving students regardless of immigration status. The Fresno C...

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A Message from the President

Sep 1, 2022

As we complete the first month of instruction, I wanted to provide you with a brief campus update on things that have started and activities that are gearing up to start in September.


Special Message: August 13, 2021

Aug 13, 2021

Congratulations on successfully completing the first week of the fall semester. Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member, you are off to a great start this new term. Many of you also had little ones who returned to school this week, or you ar...

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Special Message: August 3, 2021

Aug 3, 2021

Last night our Chancellor sent out a message districtwide regarding a new mask requirement. To clarify the message for campus use, effective tomorrow, Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the college will require employees, students and visitors to wear facial c...

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Special Message: June 18, 2021

Jun 18, 2021

On June 17, President Biden signed Juneteenth into Law as a national holiday. This is a historic moment in our collective history. Juneteenth, which commemorates June 19, 1865, is the day when the last slaves in Texas and the defeated Confederate Sout...

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Special Message: June 2, 2021

Jun 2, 2021

I am proud to share with you that last night at their meeting, the State Center Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously passed Resolution 2021.23, which officially recognizes June, 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This is the FIRST time th...

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Special Message from the President

May 14, 2021

It is with deepest sadness and regret that I inform you of the loss of one of our students, Hannah Pimentel. You may have seen or heard the news of the heartbreaking loss of Hannah who died in a fatal automobile collision earlier this week.


Special Message: April 21, 2021

Apr 20, 2021

This morning our leaders across Fresno – from pastors from African American Clergy Caucus, law enforcement and our mayor came together to call for justice and pray. Pastor B.T. Lewis of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church said, “We also ask that as w...

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Special Message: April 7, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

I hope everyone enjoyed the Spring Break and were able to disconnect from your courses and committees and get some much-deserved rest! Attached is the Board Report that will be presented at today’s meeting with the State Center Community College Distri...

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Special Message: March 18, 2021

Mar 18, 2021

In response to recent attacks against our Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Fresno City College acknowledges and condemns this most recent violence in county. Because of this, College Council today voted unanimously to support the ...


Virtual Commencement: March 3, 2021

Mar 5, 2021

One of the most exciting times of the year is celebrating the extraordinary achievements of our students who have worked hard to earn their associate degrees at Fresno City College. In this time of COVID-19, the college is tasked with trying to find ade...


Special Message: February 26, 2021

Feb 26, 2021

Good morning, Please see my attached letter for more details regarding the work the FCC Return to Campus Task Force has completed. You can review the latest developments by visiting the new web page at

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Campus Update for Classified Professionals: January 22, 2021

Jan 18, 2021

Please join the us Friday, January 22 from 3:30-4:30pm for a campus update for all Classified Professionals. Joining us will be President Goldsmith; Mr. Don Lopez, Vice President of Instruction; Dr. Lataria Hall, Vice President of Student Services; Mr. ...

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Convocation Message: January 4, 2021

Jan 4, 2021

Listed is the recording for the January 7 Spring 2021 Convocation, that was held virtually. Also listed is the agenda.

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Special Message: November 17, 2020

Nov 17, 2020

I wish that I had better news to tell you today about Fresno County’s COVID 19 situation, but the news isn’t good for us. Instead of making improvements, Fresno County and other counties in the Central Valley have suffered a setback. Governor Gavin Ne...

ram headLast Friday, Fresno City College held a virtual event to pay homage to our veterans.  A theme emerged from our time together – from Dr. Jaime Duran’s opening statements, to Sonia Santana’s beautiful rendition of our national anthem—the theme of “united we stand.”   This theme was echoed by our featured veteran student, LaRue Perkins, who provided a history of Veterans Day.   Fire Academy Director and last year’s Citizen Soldier Award recipient, Peter Cacossa summed it up best when he shared a story of two students who are in the Fire Academy who hold different political views, yet work together.  I urge you to watch this virtual event to be inspired and to start your week off with hope and faith in each other.  As you know, last week, after months of fiercely contested debates, strong opinions and passion, we participated in an election that drew record participation. Given the level of political rhetoric, and in the midst of so much uncertainty and unrest, it was perhaps inevitable that emotions were high.  The need for civil discourse, no matter how emotional or controversial a topic may be, is needed now more than ever.  Let’s have faith in the U.S. election process and faith in each other.  Even after the votes have been counted and recounted, the next few weeks and perhaps months are likely going to be an anxious, unstable period for many of us. The ongoing election legal process and the following outcome will affect everyone differently.  We encourage you to lean on each other, and know that we have resources if you need someone to talk to through our District’s Employee Assistance Program Halcyon.  Here at Fresno City College, we are comprised of a very diverse team of faculty, staff, and administrators who have worked together for the betterment of our college, our students and each other.  Our diversity has been our strength, and will continue to be.  Our diversity also includes supporters of all candidates. No matter what party we supported or which candidate each of us supported as individuals, the only way for us to continue to move forward for the betterment of our community, is to move forward together, united in our mission.  While there may continue to be uncertainty, one thing is certain—regardless of your political leaning, you belong here. Although there will be uncertainties in the coming days, you can be assured that Fresno City College’s guiding principles have not changed, nor has our commitment to engage in a partnership to transform lives through education.  Our students and community need you here.  As we proclaimed in our Equity Plan, our college is open to all and we acknowledge and affirm the value of our campus community's diversity in race, ability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, language, national origin, sexual orientation and social class, religious and political belief.  Let’s move forward and remember, we are better together!  Be well,  Dr. Carole Goldsmith  President

Message: November 9, 2020

Nov 9, 2020

Last Friday, Fresno City College held a virtual event to pay homage to our veterans. A theme emerged from our time together. From Veteran’s Resource Center Director, Dr. Jaime Duran’s opening statements, to Sonia Santana’s beautiful rendition of our N...


West Fresno Campus site: October 8, 2020

Oct 7, 2020

Please join us virtually on Thursday, October 8 for a historic groundbreaking ceremony at our new West Fresno Campus site, home to our new multimillion dollar facility. Please see the special video invitation below from Dr. Carole Goldsmith.

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Special Message: October 1, 2020

Oct 1, 2020

Fresno County has received positive news regarding our COVID-19 progress indicating that we can now move from the Purple Tier 1 into the Red Tier 2. That will allow the partial reopening of many businesses and some schools.

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Special Message: September 10, 2020

Sep 10, 2020

As we all continue to monitor the fires in our neighboring mountain communities, we know that the fire has added another layer of stress and anxiety to an already very difficult time. We hope you and your family are safe. With the various fires in the ...

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Special Message: September 8, 2020

Sep 8, 2020

I hope this communication finds each of you healthy, well and safe. Like many of you, I had hoped for a quiet, restful Labor Day weekend. That was not to be the case.

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Special Message: August 7, 2020

Aug 7, 2020

Congratulations on a good start to what will be an exceptional fall semester - one for the history books! Thank you for showing up and being the best version of yourself during one of the most challenging times in our collective history.

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Special Message: August 4, 2020

Aug 4, 2020

Please see the link to view a special recorded message from our president, Dr. Carole Goldsmith. These are challenging times. As you know, the 2020 fall semester will be primarily online. Several task force groups have been meeting over the summer a...

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Special Message: July 21, 2020

Jul 21, 2020

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, many still have lingering concerns and anxieties. The most recent question I have been getting is, “How does the Governor's ruling about K-12 impact us?” The answer is complicated, so that’s why this message ...

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Special Message: June 26, 2020

Jun 26, 2020

The Central Valley Conference announced today the difficult decision to suspend all athletic competition for Fall 2020. Fresno City College is one of the colleges in the conference that will comply with this decision. This decision was made as a result...

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Special Message from the President: June 3, 2020

Jun 3, 2020

We are facing a pivotal moment for our college, our community and our nation. I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy as we continue to navigate this unmapped journey of uncertainty in the midst of so much pain and rhetoric in...

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Special Message from the President: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

As the first week of summer instruction closes, I want to thank you for your commitment, dedication and willingness to teach during this transitional phase created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For many of you, the virtual delivery of content may still be ...

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Special Message from the President: May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Happy Classified School Employee Week!

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Campus Message: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

These past few weeks has presented all of us with multiple unprecedent challenges. We have faced a global pandemic, derailing all college sports and campus activities, most of our students were forced to finish their semesters totally online. While the...

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Campus Message: May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

We are grateful that the SCCCD Board of Trustees took action at last night’s meeting to approve the replacement positions of faculty and staff that the college was authorized to advance. During this unprecedented time and economic uncertainty, the Coll...

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President's Video Message: April 22, 2020

Apr 22, 2020

Facebook Video. Thank you students, faculty, State Center Community College Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation, and the community for your help with the Ram Pantry. #FresnoCityCares #CACommunityColleges #SupportCCCeducation #FundOurFuture #...

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President's Video Message: April 17, 2020

Apr 17, 2020

Many of our students lack the technology necessary to complete their academic goals. With the help of some donors we were able to help. Thank you!

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President's Video Message: April 10. 2020

Apr 10, 2020

Video Message from Friday, April 10, 2020. #FlattenTheCurve

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Humanitarian Week: March 23, 2020

Mar 23, 2020

Today will prove to be a busy one for all of us as we navigate our new remote reality moving from crisis mode to triage.  The speed at which we are forced to adapt, due to COVID-19, presents an incredible task ahead of us all.  I’m glad we are calling t...

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Message to Students: March 20, 2020

Mar 20, 2020

Last night, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a “Shelter in Place” for all of California to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.  We continue to take al...

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Campus Message: March 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020

Planning for Virtual Learning with Canvas. Fresno City College is putting your health and safety first as we plan for virtual teaching and learning to begin on March 23, 2020.  

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Special Message from the President: March 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020

The message below is what was sent out last night to faculty leaders, representatives of our classified professional leadership and administration. Given today’s events, I thought it would be good to share what we have done to prepare for today’s closu...

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Campus Message: March 13, 2020

Mar 13, 2020

Many of you have seen the Fresno State announcement and that SCCCD is following the Fresno State Model.  The question you may have is “Are we closing?” No, we are not.  Neither is Fresno State. We are Temporarily Suspending Many In-Person Classes  - The...

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An Update Regarding COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020

A lot has changed in a short period of time.  Our nation’s President has changed travel restrictions, NBA has suspended play, and a host of events have been canceled in our state and across our nation.  I understand you are anxious about this evolving s...

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Campus Message: March 2020

Mar 9, 2020

This weekend, the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) confirmed the first case of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Fresno County. This is a travel-related case and was not community-acquired. Two travelers presented themselves for te...

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Campus Message: May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

This fall, Fresno City College will be participating in the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), a national survey of institutional practices and student behaviors during the earliest weeks of college.

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Campus Message: May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Today we are proud to celebrate English instructor Marisol Baca, the new Fresno Poet Laureate. Marisol began her two-year term on May 2 with a swearing in ceremony at City Hall.


Campus Message: May 2019

May 1, 2019

I would like to thank the faculty, staff, administrators, community partners and students who attended last night’s town hall meeting organized by California Community College State Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. This is a series of community meetings th...


Campus Message: April 2019

Apr 3, 2019

Fresno City College hosted the State Center Community College Board of Trustees meeting and a joint Clovis Community College and FCC Athletic Celebration.


Report to the Community: Transformation through Education

Jan 28, 2019

This report recaps the college’s recent accomplishments and the collective efforts underway advancing student success.


SCCCD Technology Plan

Dec 14, 2018

SCCCD Technology Plan 2019-2022

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Planning Meetings: September 2018

Sep 18, 2018

I would like to personally invite you to two upcoming meetings where your input will be very important to the decisions we make on the future growth of Fresno City College.

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2018-08 Opening Day Convocation

Aug 9, 2018

Fall 2018 Opening Day Convocation Agenda

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Campus Update: August, 2018

Aug 7, 2018

Please join me in welcoming two new members to the FCC Management Team.

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Campus Update: June 2018

Jun 6, 2018

We have many people and milestones to celebrate in these last few weeks of the semester!

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Community Meeting with Council Member Esmeralda Soria

Jan 16, 2018

I would personally like to invite you to join me and Council Member Esmeralda Soria for a community meeting to answer your questions about public transportation options for Fresno City College and our surrounding neighborhood.

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Campus Message: December, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

Campus Messages — December, 2017 — Sports & Mike Dana


Special Message: October, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

In support of our ongoing institutional student equity efforts, this fall, Fresno City College will participate in the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) Institutional Assessment Package (IAP). CCEAL is a national research laboratory under ...

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California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) funding

Oct 3, 2017

Campus Message: I am pleased to share that the Fresno City College proposal for a West Fresno Satellite was included in every package.


Campus Message: October, 2017

Oct 3, 2017

On Thursday, November 9th there will be two open forums for Accreditation at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in OAB 251. Please add this forum to your calendar. This will be an opportunity for all faculty, staff and students to provide feedback and ask questio...

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Campus Update: August, 2016

Aug 1, 2017

Update Highlights: TILE Program, Theft on Campus, Board Workshop, Getting the word out…, Football Wall of Fame Dinner


Campus Message: August, 2017

Aug 1, 2017

Excitement is in the air, it’s the first day of the academic year! It’s been a fun summer and I hope that all of you took the time to relax and recharge as we usher in the start of a New Year and new semester. Our students need us to lead them to success.


Campus Message: June, 2017

Jun 1, 2017

In this time of transition, we are waiting for an interim Vice President of Student Services to arrive at Fresno City College. Until that happens, Mr. Sean Henderson, dean of students, will continue to serve as our Acting Vice President of Student Servi...


Campus Message: May, 2017

May 10, 2017

The end of every semester is a nostalgic time as we reflect on the accomplishment and successes the college has achieved this past academic year. As we celebrate each milestone in our students’ lives, we find joy when we see the happy faces of our schol...


Campus Message: May, 2017

May 1, 2017

This is a reminder that we will hold two accreditation open forums this week. These are scheduled almost two weeks after you’ve received the drafts to give you an opportunity to begin reviewing them. These open forums will give us an opportunity to disc...


Campus Message: April, 2017

Apr 20, 2017

I would like to update the campus community on our search for the Vice President of Student Services. As you know, our previous efforts last semester were unsuccessful. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, a second search has also been deemed unsucc...


Campus Message: April, 2017

Apr 5, 2017

As we approach a March 2018 accreditation site visit, it is time to have all hands on deck! I have three important items regarding accreditation that require the participation of each and every Fresno City College faculty and staff member.

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Campus Update: March, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

As the second 9-week short term classes begin, we now want to make sure our students are utilizing the many services on campus they need to stay in class and succeed. I hope that you will be able to enjoy one of the many events coming up this month and ...


Campus Update: February, 2017

Feb 15, 2017

A couple of months ago we shared with you the exciting news of the Central Valley Promise. The new initiative will give eligible high school students in the local area the opportunity to begin their college journey at Fresno City College free of charge ...


Campus Update: February 2017

Feb 1, 2017

Many of you may have seen the Fresno Bee FRONT PAGE story about the Ram Pantry. If you get a chance to give Interim Dean, Sean Henderson, a High Five, do it!


Campus Message — January, 2017

Jan 25, 2017

Campus Message — January, 2017 — Women’s Volleyball Day


Campus Message: January, 2017

Jan 24, 2017

I know that many of you have come back to work perhaps a little unsure as to what the future may hold. I can tell you this, the future has never looked brighter for Fresno City College. Tomorrow you will learn more about our future, staffing, partnershi...


Campus Message: January, 2017

Jan 16, 2017

Yesterday, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Fresno Police Department pursued an alleged stolen vehicle onto our campus. The suspect was then taken into custody near the Language Arts Building. The incident was quickly resolved and no injuries were report...


Spring 2017 — Opening Day Convocation

Jan 5, 2017

Spring 2017 Opening Day Convocation Agenda

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Campus Update: January, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Campus Update for January, 2017 Progressive Home Club


Campus Message: December, 2016

Dec 7, 2016

HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT, the holiday season is here and final exams are quickly approaching. Before the semester ends, I wanted to send you a holiday greeting and leave you with a couple of thoughts.


Campus Update — December, 2016

Dec 4, 2016

I am pleased to announce that the SCCCD Board of Trustees appointed Becky Barabe as the new Dean of Instruction, Applied Technology, at Fresno City College.


Campus Update — Winter Break, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

This is my last message to you for the fall semester of 2016. During this past semester, Fresno City College has done a lot of good work and served our students well. I would like to thank each of you for the contribution you make to the success of our ...


Campus Message: November, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

It’s fair to say that a lot has transpired since my last email communication. I do hope that you all had a chance to review the monthly report that was sent last week. Moving forward all reports, updates, presentations and news articles will be catalogu...


Campus Update: November 2016

Nov 15, 2016

As we’ve been working together as a college to develop our self-evaluation report for a Spring 2018 accreditation site visit our strengths, as well as our gaps, have been brought to the forefront.

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Campus Update — September, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

Today marks my 34th day on the job. I continue to be impressed by FCC’s dedicated faculty, staff and administration. Here are a few highlights: #WeLoveFresno, Coffee with Carole, Ram Sports, 2016 Women’s Conference, Piano Concert, Unity Walk and Oath, ...

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