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College Report: November, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

President's Report to The Board

Rampage Journalism Awards

Several FCC students won awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference.   

  • 1st place news story: George Garnica 
  • 1st place column writing: Bineet Kaur 
  • 1st place video journalism: George Garnica 
  • 1st place on-the-spot news photo: Ram Reyes 
  • 2nd place profile feature writing: Ashleigh Panoo 
  • 2nd place online photo essay: Larry Valenzuela 
  • 2nd place on-the-spot news story: Cresencio Rodriguez Delgado 
  • 2nd place on-the-spot copy editing: Cresencio Rodriguez Delgado 
  • Meritorious award in enterprise reporting: George Garnica 
  • Meritorious award in enterprise reporting: Cresencio Rodriguez Delgado 
  • 3rd place on-the-spot news writing: Ashleigh Panoo   Honorable mention news writing: Keaundrey Clark 
  • Honorable mention on-the spot copy editing: Ashleigh Panoo 
  • Honorable mention front page layout: Rampage Staff 
  • Honorable mention video journalism: George Garnica

The awards were presented at the JACC conference at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California on October 15.

PASS Recognized for Innovations

The PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Program was awarded the Northern California Writing Centers Association (NCWCA) Spotlight Center Award for our innovative academic practices and the Brain Food Project.  As of October 27th, the PASS program has clocked over 12,000 student contact hours since the beginning of the fall semester.

College Hosting First Expo   

FCC will host the first district-wide Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring (SIT) Expo on November 18th.  Dr. Joseph Castro, Fresno State President, will be the keynote speaker.  The focus is to provide professional development for tutors and learning support paraprofessionals across the district.

November 2016 

Central Valley Promise

Tomorrow FCC will participate in the launch of the Central Valley Promise at the Save Mart Center. The focus of the campaign is to create a college-going culture with school districts across the Central Valley. High school students attending the event will be the first to access a brand new mobile app that is the key to this new program. 

Veterans Day Ceremony

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 4, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in front of the Veterans Peace Memorial. This year’s keynote speaker will be Mr. Jeremiah Pauley from the Wounded Warrior Project. Mr. Pauley served in the United States Army for 11 years.

2016 Lean Startup Conference

FCC is hosting a live stream event tomorrow and Thursday featuring startup author Eric Ries in the Entrepreneurship Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Students will learn from experts across the globe on how to introduce new products or services into the marketplace and increase value-producing practices. 

Speakers Forum 

Award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez will be next on the Speakers Forum program on November 16 at 12:00 p.m. in the OAB Auditorium. Hernandez will discuss his book and upcoming documentary titled, All They Will Call You. It recounts the 1948 airplane crash that took the lives of 28 Mexican farmworkers who were buried in an unmarked mass grave. Recently, Hernandez was instrumental in identifying the dead and obtaining markers made at the gravesite.   

Farragut North Opens this Month

From the writer of House of Cards comes an exciting political thriller about the race for the White House, Farragut North.  The play opens November 11th and runs through the 19th in the Studio 105 Theatre.  Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and weekend matinees are at 2:30 p.m.


View or download a pdf of the November, 2016 President’s Report to the Board Here

ArtSpace Gallery to Feature Instructor

Driving on the Rims, an exhibition of paintings and drawings from FCC Art instructor, Kevin Stewart-Magee, will be on display November 7 – December 8 and is composed of over 20 paintings and drawings executed in the past ten years. 

Classified Staff Development Day

The annual Classified Staff Development Day will be held on Friday, November 11th.  This year's theme is "Agents of Change: It's Classified," and the lunchtime keynote speaker will be Dr. Carole Goldsmith. Classified professionals will take part in fun and educational workshops on a variety of topics including campus safety, Canvas training, LGBTQ Safe Space training, and even Hip Hop dance. 

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Dr. Janice Emerzian, District DSP&S Director was recognized on October 10, 2016, by the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability’s State Conference as the outstanding “Administrator of the Year.” Dr. Tim Woods, Dean of Workforce Development and Career Technology Center (CTC) presented last month at the National Council for Workforce Education Conference with Fresno WIB Director, Blake Konczal. 

Edible Book Festival 

The Friends of the Library is sponsoring the annual Edible Book Festival on Monday, November 14. The event is in celebration of books, art, and food with faculty, staff, and students creating baked goods from a book cover, play on words or an original symbolic work that represents a published book. Entries can be cakes or made of fruits, vegetables or tofu.

Men’s Soccer 

The Rams are currently ranked #1 in the state, and #2 in the nation and went 2-0 last week which included a 4-2 win against Clovis Community College.  They are 14-0-4 on the season. 

Women’s Soccer 

The Rams are 12-3-2 so far this season coming off a shut-out win against Clovis 2-0.  They are ranked fifth in Northern California and ninth in the state. 


The fifth-ranked Rams continue to roll (21-1) and are currently riding a 14-match winning streak.  The ladies dominated Taft last week and are ranked second in Northern California.   

November Calendar of Events

2 Club Rush, Free Speech Area, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
2 – 3 FCC High School Choral Festival, OAB Auditorium, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2 & 3 Lean Startup Conference, OAB 137 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
3 FBI Careers Info Meeting, OAB 251, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
4 Veteran's Day Ceremony, Veterans Peace Memorial (Free Speech Area), 12:00 PM
4 FCC Women's Soccer vs College of Sequoias, Soccer Field, 4:00 PM
5 FCC Wrestling vs Bill Musick Open, Gym, 
5 FCC Football vs San Joaquin Delta College, Ratcliffe, 1:00 PM
7 Art Space Gallery Exhibit Opens, Art Space Gallery,
8 FCC Women's Soccer vs Taft College, Soccer Field, 3:00 PM
9 FCC Volleyball vs Reedley College, Gym, 6:00 PM
9 Student Recital, Recital Hall, 7:30 PM
11 Veterans Day – No classes in session 
11 Staff Development Day, Cafeteria, Campuswide, 
11 FCC Men's Soccer vs West Hills Lemoore College, Soccer Field, 1:00 PM
11 FCC Women's Soccer vs Cerro Coso College, Soccer Field, 3:00 PM
11 – 19 Farragut North, TA-105, 7:30 PM and 2:30 PM
11 – 13 City Dance, Theatre, 7:30 PM and 2:00 PM
14 Edible Book Festival, Library Conference Room,
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
15 – 17 Holiday Vendor's Day, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
16 Speakers Forum-Tim Z. Hernandez, OAB Auditorium, 12:00 PM
16 Intramural Speech Competition, MS 212, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
17 Taher Staff Lunch-Thanksgiving Feast, Staff Dining Room, 11:00 AM – 1:20 PM
18 FCC Men's Basketball Classic, Gym
18 Intermediate/Advanced Voice Recital, Recital Hall, 7:30 PM
22 Counseling on the Green, College Mall by Business Division Building, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
22 Pregnancy Care Center, mobile located by bookstore, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
24 – 25 Thanksgiving Holiday 
29 FCC Community Symphony Orchestra, OAB Auditorium, 7:30 PM

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