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College Report: January 2017

Jan 1, 2017

EXTREME REGISTRATION A SUCCESS

Students lined up to register

Approximately 550 students were seen in the Library during the Extreme Registration event held on January 4. Counseling met with approximately 420 students. Students were also able to receive help with financial aid, probation workshops, assessment, and orientations.

GIFT OF $310K TO BENEFIT STUDENTS

A long standing Fresno women’s organization, the Progressive Home Club, will donate $155,000 to benefit FCC scholarships at a check presentation on January 13 at noon. The SCCC Foundation will match the endowment, for a total of $310,000. Progressive Home Club is affiliated with the largest women’s organization in the world and has been a scholarship donor for many years. 

CLUB RUSH SLATED FOR JANUARY

Over 50 student clubs will be on hand Wednesday, January 25, to recruit new members.

DR. DREW ON CALL

Doctor Drew Pinskey headshot

The FCC Speakers Forum will present Dr. Drew Pinsky, well known health and wellness advocate. Dr. Drew will speak on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in the OAB Auditorium on “Facing Addiction and Substance Abuse,” an issue critical to our students. Dr. Drew is a former host of the popular radio show “Lovelines” and the pop-culture TV show “Celebrity Rehab.”

STAFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Instructor Chacon holding his bookEnglish instructor Kenneth Chacon has published his first book, a poetry collection, ”The Cholo Who Said Nothing.“ A release party, book signing and reading will be scheduled during the spring semester.

VOLUNTEER FAIR

The College Activities Office will hold a Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The Volunteer Fair provides nonprofit agencies an interactive opportunity to meet and
screen for responsible, enthusiastic student volunteers. Organizations are encouraged to provide information on volunteer opportunities and answer questions about their programs. Over 35 agencies are expected to participate.

ANNUAL BASEBALL DINNER SETCloseup of baseball with FCC Rams logo

The FCC Annual Baseball Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 21 at the Ernest Valdez Hall in the Fresno Convention Center at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 per couple or a table of ten is $625.00.

The Gary Soto Literary Museum

Poet and FCC benefactor Gary Soto will lead special tours of his Literary Museum on Thursday, January 26. Gary will lead two tours at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. These tours are open to the public. An RSVP is required, as space is limited.

WOMAN STUDENT ATHLETE AWARDED

Jenna Goldsberry headshotWomen’s Volleyball player Jenna Goldsberry was named female athlete of the month for November by the California Community College Athletic Association. She was also named MVP at the state championship where she planted 19 kills and 14 digs in a sweep over L.A. Pierce in the state championship game.

EIGHT FOOTBALL PLAYERS TRANSFER

The FCC Football Program announced that eight student athletes are mid-year transfers and will attend their respective universities this month. They include: Quarterback Andrew Zimmerman to North Dakota, Defensive Back Craig Williams to Sam Houston State, Defensive Lineman McCarthy Tonuao to East Central University in Oklahoma, Running Back Nate Jones to Fresno State, Tight End Marquese Livers to Hampton University in Virginia, Defensive Lineman Walter Segal to Henderson State, Quarterback
Anthony Monken to Missouri State and Linebacker Chandler Cocklin to St. Mary University in Kansas.

CCCAA NATYCAA CUP STANDINGS

Sparked by two state championship wins, FCC has tallied 97 points to take the lead over four-time defending champion Mt. San Antonio College after the fall season in the CCCAA NATYCAA Cup standings. This is an all-sports competition in which colleges are awarded points based on their teams’ final positions in post-conference competition. Points are tabulated throughout the year with the final standings using only the top five totals from each school’s men’s and women’s scores. The California Community
College Athletic Association (CCCAA) is the governing body providing oversight of intercollegiate athletics
within the California Community College System.

 

FLEX DAY ACTIVITIES

On Friday, January 6, Flex Day presentations were made and included Educational Pathways and the Promise of Completion, Preparing Your Students for Success, DSP&S Accommodations and Topics,
Multiple Measures for Placement, Safe Space Ally Training, Connecting your Classroom to Employees
and several sessions on Canvas and on-line training. 

WELCOME WEEK

The FCC Associated Student Government, Student Activities Office and Technology Support Services will host Welcome Week for all incoming students from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the first week of classes in the main fountain area. A Dutch Bros. coffee cart will be in front of the Library on Wednesday morning as well. Welcome Week provides students with location and directions to their classes, connecting smart devices to the campus WiFi, assisting students with activating their student email account, and providing brief tutorials on WebAdvisor and Blackboard services.

2017 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

For the third year in-a-row, the FCC Tutorial Center was voted Best Tutorial Center for the 2017 People’s Choice awards sponsored by the Fresno Bee. A special section will be published in March to highlight and list all the 2017 winners.

THEATRE DEPARTMENT SELECTED FOR COMPETITION

Mulan and the Battle on Black Mountain, written by theatre instructor Chuck Erven, has been invited by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival to perform at the 49th Annual Festival at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Erven was also a Kennedy Center nominee with his original play Canyon Suite in 2005 and in 2011 for Ballad of Chet (On the Eve of His Bliss). Benefit performances for Mulan will be held on February 10 at 7:30 p.m. and February 11 at 2:00 p.m. to raise money for the theatre production to travel to the American College Theatre Festival in February. 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT IS TOP IN STATE

The FCC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Dana, won first place in the Collegiate Division at the Delta Jazz Festival on December 3. Students Ted Barber, Kevin Person, Cameron Golling, Joseph Mauzy, Justin Yun, and Lucas Romero all received Outstanding Performance awards. 

AWARD WINNING STRING QUARTET TO PERFORM

Telegraph DString Quartet performing on stage in the OAB AuditoriumThe Telegraph String Quartet will present a workshop and a free concert of classical string quartet music on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the OAB Auditorium. The quartet has become a world-renowned ensemble having been awarded the Grand Prize (Gold Medal) in the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2014 and, most recently, First Prize in the Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Competition 2016.

SOCCER TEAMS NATIONALLY RANKED

The men’s soccer team ended their season ranked #3 nationally and the women’s team is ranked #15. The rankings were conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

JANUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

9 First Day of Spring Semester
9-13 Welcome Week
11 Dutch Bros. Coffee Break
11 Men‘s Basketball vs. Columbia College
11 Women’s Basketball vs. Taft College
11 How to Apply for Scholarships at FCC
16 Martin Luther King Day (campus closed)
19 How to Apply for Scholarships at FCC
20 How to Apply for Scholarships at FCC
21 Men‘s Basketball vs. Porterville College
21 Women’s Basketball vs. Porterville College
22 Fresno Community Concert Band: Super Concert XI Band Blockbusters
23 How to Apply for Scholarships at FCC
24 How to Apply for Scholarships at FCC
24 Volunteer Fair
25 Club Rush (Info Only)
25 Men’s Basketball vs. College of the Sequoias
25 Women’s Basketball vs. College of the Sequoias
26 Gary Soto Tours of the Gary Soto Literary Museum
28 Men’s Basketball vs. Merced College
28 Women’s Basketball vs. Merced College

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