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President's Report to the Board

College Report: August 2018

Aug 1, 2018


fcc everywhere

FCC is offering classes for the first time this fall at Sunnyside and Edison
high schools in Fresno. Each Neighborhood Campus location will offer unique classes in the evenings beginning August 27 at Sunnyside and on August 28 at Edison. These are full credit, three-unit classes. All classes are open to the general public. Special registration events will be held at each high school to make registration convenient for neighborhood residents.


The Respiratory Care Program received the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award for their commitment to excellence in respiratory care education. Criteria included credentialing success of
90 percent or above, met or exceeded retention, on-time graduation rate, and overall employer and graduate satisfaction. Program Director, Diana Day, accepted the award on July 17 in San Antonio, Texas.


extreme registration

Another successful registration event was held on August 3 and 4 in the Library as staff and faculty were on hand to assist students with assessment testing, counseling, registration, financial aid, and business services.


It will soon be all hands on deck as we gear up for the start of the new fall semester. The academic year will begin with Convocation, the opening meeting on Thursday, August 9 in the OAB Auditorium. The morning starts with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in OAB 251 and then everyone will move to the Auditorium to hear a number of reports and updates. Topics include accreditation, bond projects, student success initiatives, FCC Everywhere, distance education, and enrollment growth. Keynote speaker is Dr. Laura Hope, executive vice chancellor for educational services for the California Community College system.


hope relay for life

This year, FCC will host the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Fresno at Ratclliffe Stadium on September 8 and 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. This special fundraising event celebrates survivors, remembers loved ones and supports the mission of the American Cancer Society. The goal is to form 70 teams for this 24-hour event. Other activities planned include food trucks, a bar-be-que contest, kid’s activities and music.


The annual Scholarship Reception will be held on Friday, August 10 in the OAB Auditorium. The evening will begin with the donor and student reception at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. The scholarship ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. This year, students will receive Foundation awards totaling more than $200,000 for the 2018-19 academic year. The student guest speaker is Paulina Rodriguez-Ruiz.


carole goldsmith

The inaugural State of the College will be held on Wednesday, August 8 from 7:15 – 9:15 a.m. in the Old Administration Building. It will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear President Goldsmith’s
vision for the College and how it will impact everyone’s life in our region. The presenting sponsor is SIM-PBK Architects of Fresno. Christopher Washington, incoming president of the Associated Student
Government (ASG), will outline various student initiatives and provide a unique look into student life today. Dr. Goldsmith will also honor two dedicated individuals who have worked tirelessly to move the
college’s mission forward.


Join us for a fundraising dinner to benefit women’s volleyball and newly formed beach volleyball teams on Wednesday, August 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Gazebo Gardens. Tickets are $40 per person and
include dinner and dessert from a variety of food trucks.


happy staff

The new student welcome, Ram Ready, will offer two sessions this year on Saturday, August 11 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event is designed to help new students become familiar with the college via tours, presentations, and campus information tables. The Bookstore, Business Office, Financial Aid Office and Student Activities Office will be open for students as well.


wall of fameSix former Fresno City College football players and one Cornerstone member head the list of seven honorees for the 29th Annual FCC Football Wall of Fame. An Induction Dinner is set for Sunday, August
19, 2018, at Pardini’s Catering & Banquets, 2257 West Shaw Ave., in Fresno. No-host cocktails will begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:00 p.m. 

Each inductee was selected by a committee of current and former coaches, players and WOF members on the basis of playing ability, positive character, and service to the football program. Each name will be etched on the marble wall on the home side of Ratcliffe Stadium. This latest group of inductees brings FCC’s distinguished Wall of Fame roster to 191.


The FCC Associated Student Government, Student Activities Office and Technology Support Services Office will host Welcome Week during the first week of the fall semester on August 13. There will be
computer access at the main fountain area to assist students in finding their classes and locate offices, connect their phones and devices to the campus WiFi, print out schedules, activate email accounts and
orient them to the Canvas software.


 city fest

2018 The fourth annual City Fest will be held on Friday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the courtyards of the Old Administration Building. All are welcome for a festive evening complete with food, silent auction,
spirits and dancing under the stars to the sounds of local 80’s tribute band, Max Headroom. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the FCC Dean’s Medallion Program. Tickets are now being sold at the
Business Office or on Eventbrite.


Dr. Carole Goldsmith will host two forums during the month of August. On August 20 she will host Pizza with the President for students in the Staff Dining Room. On August 23 an Open Forum for faculty and staff is scheduled in OAB 251 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Fresno City College athletic teams are just weeks away from their 2018 scrimmages and season openers. The women’s volleyball team will host their annual Red vs. White scrimmage at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29. They open the season on the road against American River and West Valley on Friday, August 31. The Ram football team hosts a scrimmage on August 23 against Chabot College and open the season at home against Santa Rosa Junior College on September 1 at 5 p.m. The defending state championship men’s soccer team will scrimmage against Fresno Pacific at 7 p.m. on August 18 at Fresno Pacific. The Rams will be on the road for their opener on August 27 against Contra Costa College while the women’s defending state championship soccer squad will play against Feather River on August
28 in Sacramento and will host American River at their season opener on September 4.


The inaugural Dream Center “Celebrating our Students” ceremony was held on August 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in OAB 114. The event celebrated Dreamers who transferred, graduated, or obtained a certificate or degree during the 2018 spring semester. As part of the recognition, three Dreamers were awarded scholarships donated by the Mexican American Political Association. 

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