Thursday, February 27, 2014

Majors Fair 2014

Choose your own adventure!

Visit with faculty in your areas of interest
Academic & technical programs

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
5-7 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Importance of Women in Fitness and Health Issues

Join us for a panel discussion highlighting current trends and issues for women in fitness, featuring expert panelists:

Julie Morgan - Assistant Professor, Health and Lifetime Activities - SLCC
Jessica Perez - Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor - Gold's Gym
Tiffany Pack - Fitness Instructor - Gold's Gym
Lorri Castro-Zenoni - Director of Health and Wellness Services
Tatiana Burton - Manager 1, Health Promotion and Wellness

Wednesday, March 26
Noon - 2 pm
Place: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, STC 221

Company pushes ‘reset button’ through program at SLCC

South Mountain Builders Inc. owner Juan Cardenas sees the economic downturn of 2008 as a turning point, after which he pared his general construction company down from over 40 employees to just 3 family members and enrolled in a unique program at Salt Lake Community College.

Things have been looking up ever since, and Cardenas was recently honored at the State Capitol along with other business owners who received “Client of the Year” awards from the Utah Small Business Development Centers network.

“… I had no other choice but to push the reset button,” said Cardenas. “We’ve managed to regroup and move forward, thanks in part to my experiences growing up in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood where I learned to work hard and plan for the future.”

He credits the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Salt Lake Community College with giving him “insights” into correcting lingering issues with his business. Advisers with the program, for example, helped him realize that too many decisions were being “funneled” his way and holding up operations at his 17-year-old Riverton-based company.

In the coming year Cardenas plans to hire six new employees and expects sales to grow by 50 percent. South Mountain Builders has also been awarded multi-year projects with Salt Lake City School District, Hill Air Force Base and the Internal Revenue Service.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a national program where participants receive one-on-one help from professionals who help business owners come up with plans for growth. The deadline for applying to the program at SLCC is May 23 for an August 15 start date.

For more information visit the web site or call 801-957-5233.

Olympic gold shines on ski company co-owner in program at SLCC

4FRNT Skis co-owner Matt Sterbenz now has an Olympic gold medal and a national program held at Salt Lake Community College to help grow his business.

Athlete David Wise, who is also Sterbenz’s business partner, won a gold medal in the ski halfpipe this past week during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

“We have been getting a lot of calls,” said Joshua Moreland, marketing director for 4FRNT. “A number of people calling just to congratulate us. … They were excited about an American company, making skis in America, winning gold medals.”

While Wise has been winning in Sochi, Sterbenz has been using the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at SLCC to hone his skills as a leader and improve the company, which with eight full-time employees designs and manufactures skis.

“He’s learning a lot about how to be a better leader,” Moreland said.

He said Sterbenz has already been a great leader within a “horizontal” structure where everyone is free to share opinions and insights. “It’s our passion,” said Moreland, who noted that all of the employees are skiers, some who get up at 4 a.m. to ski before going to work.

Wise grabbing the gold has compelled investment capital firms to call 4FRNT and people, who in years previous to the 2014 Winter Olympics didn’t know what went on inside, to stop in the 4FRNT shop for a look. Moreland said 2014-2015 projections for 4FRNT are a doubling of business, with Wise’s gold adding “legitimacy” to what 4FRNT products are capable of doing.

“If they can do that, what else can they do?” Moreland asked.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a national program where participants receive one-on-one help from professionals who help business owners come up with plans for growth. For more information visit the web site or call 801-957-5233

Barlow Anderson and Jibson to Receive Honorary Degrees at SLCC Commencement

Salt Lake Community College officials named Jesselie Barlow Anderson and Ronald W. Jibson the College’s 2014 Honorary Doctorate recipients. They will receive the awards during the College’s May 8 Commencement Ceremony at the Maverik Center, 3200 South Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City, Utah.

Jesselie Barlow Anderson
Ronald W. Jibson
Barlow Anderson served two full terms from 2005-2013 on the SLCC Board of Trustees, chairing the Board for one term, and was instrumental in establishing the College’s Washington D.C. internship program. Jibson, through his employer Questar and personally, has contributed toward an existing SLCC scholarship program and was pivotal in helping the College establish an energy grant that has benefited students.

“These two individuals have given so much of their time and have invested so much of themselves in this great state,” said SLCC Interim President Deneece Huftalin. “It’s fitting that the College recognizes them with the highest honor it can bestow, and we look forward to their continued involvement in this community.”

Barlow Anderson served on the Westminster College Boards of Trustees. She has also served on the governing boards for: Education First; Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service at Weber State University; Success in Education Foundation; University of Utah Hospital and National Advisory Council; Utah Symphony and Utah Opera; and the Waterford School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Utah. She and her husband Scott have three children and four grandchildren.

In addition to Jibson’s duties as president and chief executive officer for Questar Corporation, he also serves on the board of directors for American Gas Association, representing more than 200 energy companies and more than 65 million customers. He is chairman of Utah State University’s Board of Trustees and the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors. He is past chair of Western Energy Institute, Junior Achievement of Utah and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. He has served on boards for United Way of Salt Lake and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Jibson earned a civil engineering degree from Utah State University and his M.B.A. from Westminster College. He and his wife Janet have three sons and eight grandchildren.

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Student Veterans 101

SLCC Veterans Services Presents

Student Veterans 101

Q: What makes SLCC #11 in the Nation as Veteran friendly?


Thirteen hundred student-veterans and service members attend SLCC each semester. Learn how to better serve SLCC's veteran and active duty students.

March 18, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center Oak Room


Darlene S. Head
Manager, SLCC Veterans Services

Mike Foster, PhD, CRC, LVRC
SLCC VA VetSuccess On-Campus Counselor

D. Aaron Ahern, PhD.
SLCC VA VITAL Program Coordinator
(Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership)

Each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Register on the MyPage Employee tab in the Employee Training box.

President and Dean’s List Recognition Reception 2014

Honoring students who have achieved President and Dean's Lists status.

Monday, March 24th, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Event Center
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Students, parents, family members, faculty and staff invited to attend!

Light refreshments served.

The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue

Presented by The Utah Education Network

Featuring SLCC’s Associate Dean for the Division of Management and Marketing, Barbie Willett, Alan Sandomir, Associate Professor and Lecturer David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, David Blain, President of Saxon Horne Advertising, and Preston Wood, Director/Partner Creative Love Communications.

Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 5th 2014
6:30 p.m.

SLCC Grand Theatre
1575 S. State Street

Salt Lake City

SLCC baseball star helps end Olympic speedskating medals drought

Salt Lake Community College shortstop Eddy Alvarez helped the U.S. Speedskating team win silver Friday in the 5,000-meter short track relay. Russia took the gold while China finished third.

The U.S. long track team did not win a medal in 12 events, while the short track team had not reached the podium through seven events prior to Friday. The 5,000 was Alvarez’s fifth of five scheduled events during the Olympics.

Photo via US Speed Skating Instagram
The Miami-born son of Cuban immigrants moved to Utah to train at the world-renowned Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. While in Utah he attended Salt Lake Community College and in 2011 walked on to the College’s baseball team as a shortstop, batting an impressive .303 and making the All-Conference team.

Alvarez, 24, fought back from double knee surgery in 2012 to make the U.S. Olympic speed skating team. He said his plans are to give up speed skating after the Olympics to pursue baseball while returning to SLCC.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Degree Works at SLCC

Track your academic progress online with DegreeWorks!

DegreeWorks is a web-based tool that enables you and your advisor to track your progress towards graduation and map out your educational plan.

  • Login to your MyPage Account
  • Access the Student Tab
  • Click the DegreeWorks Link

DegreeWorks Audits: Now Available!

Audits allow you and your advisors to:
  • Track your progress towards degree completion.
  • View how Salt Lake Community College and transfer classes apply towards your graduation requirements.
  • Create “What-if” Scenarios for different degrees.
  • View graduation requirements for another degree you are not currently enrolled in.
  • View graduation progress with a different catalog year.
  • Calculate current and future GPA.
Click the DegreeWorks link in the Student Portal channel.

Log in today, then make a follow-up appointment to discuss your progress with your academic advisor!