Last weekend, I saw the movie Past Lives, a beautiful haunting immigrant story of romance, love lost and gained and in-yun which basically means ” you can’t control who walks into your life…and who stays in your life.”
Take a moment to watch Quiet Eyes from the Past Lives playlist with scenes from the movie.
The movie is also a series of hellos and goodbyes… which is very much my story…. many of them at the Tom Bradley International Airport in LA.
Enjoyed being at home on July fourth and not traveling. This year America celebrated 247 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed. I was looking through some of my past writings – check out my July 8, 2017, blog:
And here’s a video of the United States Air Force Band performing “America the Beautiful” as fireworks light up the sky over Washington, D.C.:
Good morning California.
It is July 8, 2023.
A good day to be a Community College Champion
From California Community Colleges.
Our Time is Now!
Fresno City College AB540 Students Eligible for Scholarship Opportunity
Councilmember Miguel Arias and the State Community College Center Foundation are excited to announce donations totaling $46,000 from the Consulate of Mexico and CalViva Health for Fresno City College AB540 students.
Crafton Hills Students Win State Respiratory Care Competition
Merced College Earns National Award for Fundraising Effort
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has recognized Merced College with a 2023 CASE Circle of Excellence Award for outstanding achievements in educational advancement. Merced College earned a Silver award in the category of “Micro-sites (Fundraising)” for the holiday card and 3-D printed ornament created by Foundation staff late last year.
Citrus College Students Build Portable Showers
Citrus College Architecture Club students collaborated with Hillside LA, a church in Los Angeles, to convert a trailer into a small building capable of providing showers for people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
In Case You Missed It
Inside HigherEd: Online Learning Still in High Demand
at Community Colleges
Data from the California Community College system over all show significant student interest in online courses, even as colleges sought to transition back to in-person learning. A 2021 system survey of 400 prospective students found that more than half of respondents favored hybrid courses, 27 percent wanted all-online instruction and 18 percent preferred in-person classes, according to a report from the system chancellor’s office.
California Competes: Harnessing the Power of Data
to Address California’s Equity Gaps
California Competes is hosting a webinar July 10 at 11 am on the current state of uneven opportunity in California and ways we can leverage data to address it.
EdSource: Community college bachelor’s degrees –
A growing option for students
An increasing number of California’s community colleges now offer bachelor’s degrees. EdSource will host a panel of experts for a webinar on July 19th to discuss the importance California community colleges’ baccalaureate programs.
Fun Photos & Spotted on Social Media
Vice President of the Board of Governors Hildy Aguinaldo came to visit with her adorable family. Here they in the Board Chambers, with Jacob sitting on the chair that Hildy usually sits for Board meetings and Hazel watches over her brother and he makes announcements.
College of the Redwoods shared this post about community work their construction students have been doing:
After two semesters (and then some) of hard work – in the rain, the sleet, and, yes, even the snow, CR’s Construction Tech program was happy to be invited to be there when Eureka Rotary handed over the “key” to the new ADA bathrooms at Carson Park to the city of Eureka. They are now “Open for Business”
State Center Community College District Trustee Rob Fuentes shared these pictures from his recent visit to Madera Community College – California’s newest community college:
I loved the beautiful photos in this post from Santa Barbara City College:
“Always an educational and social highlight, this year’s SBCC Geology/Earth 133-Geologic Field Seminar of the Colorado Plateau in May/June was no exception! “Classrooms” visited included The Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Natural Bridges & Monument Valley. J. Zhan photos.“
And a happy belated birthday to CCC Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales, who shared this post:
And From the Home of the Renegades
Project HireUp Summer Cohort Graduation
Images of hope, celebration and pride were seen this past Friday, June 30th at The Summit located across from Canyon Hills Church, as Summer 2023 BC Project HireUp Graduates walked across the stage. This makes the 9th cohort graduation which kicked off in Spring 2020 in response to the homeless crisis in the community.
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Remember – our greatest challenges enable us to do our greatest work.
That’s all for today.
See you next Saturday!
With much hope and joy,
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