Thursday, May 31, 2012

Congrats, High School Seniors!

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway congratulates the graduating Class of 2012 and offers his advice on the importance of completing a post-secondary degree or certificate program. These programs can be completed in one, two, four or more years of school at a community college, applied technology campus or at a university. Higher earnings and many rewarding career options are available for those who obtain a post-secondary degree or certificate.

The Official K-12 Public School Blog from the Utah State
Board of Education and Utah State Office of Education

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bytes of Brilliance

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 SLCC and L3 Communications presents: Bytes of Brilliance Technology Camp!

Monday, July 16 - Thursday, July 19.
SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus

For girls: Ages 12-17

Participants will learn: Robotics, animation, gaming, and photoshop!

For more information, or to register call: 801-957-5150

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BoomStartup at SLCC

Nationally Recognized Startup Accelerator Kicks off 2012 Mentorship Program at Salt Lake Community College

BoomStartup, a mentorship-driven investment program that helps entrepreneurs build a viable and successful business, has selected eight startup companies to participate in the class of 2012.  The companies selected will be moving into Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Business Innovation Center (MBIC) in Sandy on May 14 to kick-off the three-month curriculum.

The 2012 cohort marks BoomStartup’s third class of participating companies—each of which receives $20,000 in seed capital and $80,000 of in-kind services including mentoring from expert business advisors, office space and resources at the MBIC, merchant processing services, attorney visits and more.  In total, BoomStartup will be investing between $800,000 and one million dollars in this year’s class to help entrepreneurs grow their small or medium sized business ventures.  

BoomStartup has been recognized on a national level by the Kauffman’s Fellow Program as one of the top 15 accelerator programs in the nation.  The recognition is based on BoomStartup’s successful outcomes and program characteristics including; the percentage of participating companies that get funded, the rate of success among graduates, and the amount of money startups receive.   “We have graduated 20 companies from our program and of those 60% have been funded, whereas, the average rate of startup companies being funded is only 3%,” said Rob Kunz, co-founder of Boomstartup.  “That’s a pretty dramatic increase.”

The eight companies moving into the MBIC include:
  • Akomplish: Online productivity software that allows users to manage contacts, tasks, and calendars for their personal lives, groups, and companies.
  • Blue Roof 360: Provides real estate brokers with online tools to help agents make effective use of the Internet to grow business.
  • CityGro: Allows businesses real-time access to customers thru special offers. The company already serves 1,500 businesses and connects with more than 20,000 consumers.
  • CitySpark: Provides an online portal for users to search and find local events, family activities, professional conferences and outdoor adventures.
  • Match Mate Inc.: A more personal matchmaking service distributed through web, mobile and social media where users can be “matchmakers,” to bring people they know together.
  • Referral IM: Simplifies and automates the practice of providing professional referrals.
  • Text Me Tix: Gives users access to last-minute ticket deals thru various ticket vendors.  
  • XoomPark: Offers online guaranteed parking reservations for large, downtown events within walking distance of multiple venues such as sports arenas, theaters and restaurants.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Congrats, Neal Grover!

Congrats to Auto Collision Repair and Paint Instructor, Neal Grover, for winning a 2012 Best of State Medal for Education in the "College/University Teacher" category. 

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Neal Grover has been a recipient of many awards during his tenure at SLCC. Among his many awards and recognitions are the following:

Distinguished SLCC Alumni Award 2007-2008
Mr. Grover has been with SLCC for over 50 years. He began at the Salt Lake Area Vocational School in 1958 as a student. Shortly after receiving a Certificate of Accomplishment in 1960, he began teaching in the automotive repair department for what was then called “Trade Tech”. He is now a nationally respected, award-winning auto collision repair technician and is a talented educator. Since 1974 Mr. Grover has headed up national medalists in the SkillsUSA organization. The SLCC Alumni Association named Neal Grover Distinguished Alumni for the 2007-2008 school year.

I-CAR Teacher of the Year Award 2011
Neal Grover received a Teacher of the Year award in January 2011 at the I-CAR Northwest and Southwest Regional Conference. The College has an education industry alliance with I-CAR that incorporates I-CAR curriculum to give students comprehensive knowledge of collision repair along with other automotive technology studies.

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on auto collision repair, is an international not-for-profit training organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of auto collision repair. Mr. Grover helped found I-CAR in 1979 and SLCC has been the mainstay and provider of I-CAR training since its inception.

Mr. Grover has worked as an organizer, recruiter, promoter, welding qualification test administrator and instructor. Since 1958, Mr. Grover has been involved with the College, either as a student, Program Advisory Committee board member or instructor. Being a technical instructor over 35 years has broadened his experience and knowledge in industry relations. Mr. Grover is pleased to be such an influential piece in the education of SLCC students.

AACC: Graduating students take to the stage and podium

Check out this great article about commencement by the Community College Times, of the American Association of Community Colleges, featuring Salt Lake Community College!

Click here to read more.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fulbright Farewell Reception

A farewell reception for Dr. Wang, SLCC’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, was held on Wednesday, May 16.

Dr. Wang spent a semester at the College, presenting on acupuncture to students at Utah institutions, meeting with Government leaders, including a recognition during the 2012 Utah Legislative Session, and exploring Utah.

Road to a National Championship

Follow along as the SLCC Bruins Softball team moves forward on its road to a National Championship!

You can listen to a live webcast here.

Follow a live stat tracker here or here.

Or check the SLCC Twitter account for updates. 

The semi-finals are at 7:00 pm today, Friday, May 18. (You can review the tournament bracket here.) 

Go, Bruins! 

Bruins Baseball is also playing their way to a championship.

You can catch a game at Cate Field, as they fight to win the Division 1 Western District Tournament. You can also follow along online. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

CampusConnect New Student Orientation, Summer 2012

Future students, make sure you sign up for a CampusConnect New Student Orientation this summer:

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Monday, June 11 at Taylorsville Redwood—7:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13 at Jordan-- 7:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 15 at Taylorsville Redwood -- 7:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Monday, June 18 at Taylorsville Redwood -- 7:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20 at Taylorsville Redwood – 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Click here to sign up. For more information about New Student Orientation click here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SLCC Softball and Baseball Win Region 18 Tournament!


Salt Lake City- The Salt Lake Community College Softball team claimed the Region 18 title with a 10-4 win over Southern Idaho in the Region 18 Championship game at Bruin Field.  The Bruins move to 55-7 overall this season with the win.
Salt Lake fell down early in the game with Southern Idaho striking in the first inning off a pair of SLCC errors.  However the Bruins would settle down and take the lead in the fourth with a six run inning.  Ariel Zimmerman got the win going five innings striking out four; MaCauley Flint got the save going two innings with three k's.  Meagan Neilson blasted a three run home run in the sixth inning to put Salt Lake up six with three outs remaining.  Maddy Woodard finished the game 3 for 4 with three RBI.
The Bruins advance on to the NJCAA National tournament in St. George, UT on May 17th -19th.
All Tournament Team
Katie Greenberg              Snow
Lianna Bajarin                    CSN
Sarah Basinger                  Snow
Tanisha Anderson            SLCC
Alyanna Watson               CSI
Maddy Woodard              SLCC
Brook Budge                      SLCC
Patti Ferguson                  CSI
Grace Combs                     CSI
Savanah Webster            SLCC
MVP    MaCauley Flint   SLCC

Click here for tournament info and live stats during the NJCAA Softball Division 1 National Championships May 17-19! 


Salt Lake CityThe top seeded SLCC Bruin Baseball team took the Region 18 title with a 6-5 comeback win over Western Nevada.  Down three heading into the ninth inning the Bruins rallied to score four runs and win in walk-off fashion.  The Bruins are now 43-8 overall and will host a District Playoff next weekend at Cate Field.
Ruddy Acosta got the no decision pitching seven innings allowing five hits while Aaron Robbs picked up the win in two innings of work.  Dominique Taylor was 3 for 5 with three RBI.  Kennedy Kinkade was the hero of the game hitting a two run double in the ninth to give SLCC the win.  Kinkade finished the game 2 for 5 with two RBI.  SLCC's Dominique Taylor was named tournament MVP.   
The Bruins will host the District Playoff next weekend at Cate field.  The playoff is a four team tournament.  The winner of the playoff will earn a berth to NJCAA Nationals in Grand Junction Colorado.  

Click here for information and to follow the Bruins during the Division 1 Western District Tournament, May 17-19 at Cate Field!  

SLCC Staff Association South City Open Forum

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SLCC Staff Association South City Open Forum with President Bioteau

South City Campus
Wednesday, May 16
Grand Theatre
Noon until 1 pm

Friday, May 11, 2012

Introductory Welding Course

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Intro Welding Course!
40 hrs of training.
Saturdays, July 7 – Aug 4
8 am – 4:30 pm
Please contact Joan Hill at 801-859-5819 for more information.

Additional information can be found here

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Join the Summer Fun Parade Band

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Join the renowned... Salt Lake Community College Summer Fun Parade Band!

Looking for enthusiastic brass, woodwind, and percussion performers.

Call Dr. Craig Ferrin at (801) 381-0007 or email at for an audition. Receive $300 cash stipend for joining in on the fun. Audition ASAP!