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Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Alum Receives White House Invite, Booth at International Trade Show

Kaddas Enterprises CEO Natalie Kaddas, an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program at Salt Lake Community College, attended a recent dinner in Germany at the request of the White House and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and also exhibited her business at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial trade fair held in Germany. The dinner’s attendees included executive leaders from U.S. companies such as Microsoft, Honeywell and Lockheed Martin, along with top German business leaders, various government officials and foreign dignitaries. Kaddas, the only small business represented at the table, was able to promote a high-quality manufacturing business model and present American-made products as industry-leading examples. Discussion topics at the event ranged from economic growth promotion to energy and climate and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Kaddas was able to speak at the dinner with both President Barack Obama and Chancellor Merkel.

Volunteers Turn Out to Beautify Campuses

Everyone who turned out for Beautification Day across Salt Lake Community College campuses deserves a HUGE 'Thank you!' with extra exclamation points!!! THANK YOU!!!

Global Business Center Receives Presidential Award

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Salt Lake Community College’s Global Business Center with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. “The “E” Award Committee was very impressed with the Global Business Center’s dedication to helping first-time exporters understand the export process and enter new international markets,” said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient . “The Global Business Center’s achievement has undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.” Global Business Center Director Stan Rees (middle) and MBRC Executive Director Beth Colosimo (right) with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker “The Global Business Cente

Softball Team Heads to National Tournament

Congratulations to the Salt Lake Community College softball team! SLCC won the Region 18 Tournament Friday for a chance to play in the NJCAA Division I Fast Pitch National Championships this week in St. George, Utah. Tournament action for 16 teams begins May 18 and continues through the championship game May 21. All games in this double elimination format will be held at the Canyons Softball Complex, 1890 W. 2000 N., St. George. “We are very excited to participate in the National Tournament,” said Bruins Head Coach Cyndee Bennett. “This group has come together, and we have high expectations. We have worked very hard for this opportunity.” SLCC had four players earn Player of the Week honors: Tina Ford, Rae Gall, Kylie Everill and Addie Jensen. Gall went on to win NJCAA National Player of the Week. The team also had First Team All SWAC players in Rae Gall, Karly Bunderson, Ashlee Crabtree and Lauryn Goaslind. Lauryn Goaslind crosses the plate after hitting a home run

Grand Theatre Presents “The Full Monty”

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre will host a professional production of “The Full Monty” May 12-June 4. David Schmidt is directing this new production of an award-winning musical. Shows will run Thu-Sat at 7:30 p.m. each night and also on Saturdays at 2 p.m. The Grand is located at SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City. Tickets are available through the theatre box office by calling 801-957-3322 or by visiting . Based on the 1997 film, the story takes place in Buffalo, New York and centers around six unemployed steel workers. Out of work and feeling emasculated and unappreciated by the women in their lives, the men come up with a bold way to make some quick cash by becoming exotic male dancers. As they conquer their self-consciousness, fears and prejudices, the men come to discover that there’s more to being a “MAN” than just having a job and a healthy libido. “The Full Monty” is a hilariously funny, yet sensitive

Prof Meets Desmond Tutu, Helps Tutu HIV Foundation

A visit last year to South Africa to help with an anti-stigma campaign for the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation this year led to a meeting with Desmond Tutu for Salt Lake Community College English professor Elisa Stone. Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba (l-r), Elisa Stone and Desmond Tutu - Photo by, Eric Miller Westminster College associate communication professor Rulon Wood invited Stone last summer to help with the anti-stigma campaign. According to 2014 figures from the nonprofit UNAIDS, about 6.8 million people in South Africa are living with HIV. Wood and Stone last fall visited Gugulethu and Masiphumelele townships for a workshop that benefitted youth living with HIV/AIDS and to film interviews toward helping erase stigma for those needing diagnosis and treatment for HIV/AIDS. By request of the Tutu Foundation, Stone and others returned to South Africa in April, during which time Stone conducted two anti-stigma poetry workshops and help run an all-day PSA/filming w