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College Receives $1.23M TRIO Award From Department of Education

Salt Lake Community College received a $1.23 million TRIO Talent Search award from the Department of Education. 
“Talent Search will directly support SLCC’s goals around strategic enrollment and student outreach, especially among underrepresented students, while strengthening ties with community partners,” said Nicole Omer, Director of Sponsored Projects at SLCC. “Spanning five years, the funds will strengthen SLCC’s efforts to support low-income and first generation secondary students toward completing high school and enrolling in college. Over 500 students from 10 schools in the Salt Lake and Granite school districts will receive targeted, evidence-based assistance.”
TRIO participant Sylvia Bernal Garcia
TRIO ETS (Educational Talent Search) College Bound works with students to achieve academic success and prepare for the college of their choice. The program is especially designed for students of families with low incomes or students whose parents have not received a four-year college …

SLCC First To Benefit From T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarships

The Utah Association for the Education of Young Children (UAEYC) has launched a new scholarship project called T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Utah, which is making its debut with Salt Lake Community College. “This fall we will begin funding scholarships for 30 early childhood teachers and directors of early childcare centers to support them in earning an associate’s degree,” said UAEYC T.E.A.C.H. counselor Katie Roberts. “We are excited to be partnered with Salt Lake Community College for this first cohort of students.” Utah is the most recent state to be licensed through T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood®, a national evidence based model that has been implemented in 23 states across the country. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Utah pays for tuition, books, a travel stipend and paid released time from work to attend classes and to study. “I was completely shocked and surprised,” said scholarship recipient and preschool teacher Eliane Rixe. She thought because of her age, 50, that she didn’t stand a c…

Eccles Gallery Hosts Elise Zoller's 'Oramus and Jane'

Don't miss Elise Zoller's "The Creation of Oramus and Jane" at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery on Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, in the Center for Arts & Media Aug. 31-Sept. 15. The opening reception is Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m. in the Eccles Gallery.


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Ten SLCC Students Start Fall Semester $500 Richer

Casey Frehner was one of 10 returning SLCC students recently chosen at random to receive a $500 line of credit at SLCC bookstores. Frehner said he planned to buy books with his newfound fortune! Congratulations to all of the winners!
Casey Frehner celebrates his good fortune.

Miller Business Resource Center Partners With Nonprofit SCORE

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at Salt Lake Community College has formed a new partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE will have offices at SLCC’s Miller Campus in Sandy and work alongside the MBRC to serve the state’s diverse business community at one location.
Salt Lake SCORE President Ron Baron
“We’re thrilled to have SCORE mentors and volunteers working on our campus,” said Beth Colosimo, Executive Director of Business Resource Development at SLCC’s MBRC. “They have an excellent reputation and their services complement the offerings we already have with our Business Resource Center, SBDC, our Global Business Center, and our Business Incubator and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.”
SCORE has been an important contributor and collaborator in the ecosystem of small business support and entrepreneurship in Utah, encouraging business owners to mainta…

Miller Business Resource Center New Site For Women Tech Council

Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at the Miller Campus in Sandy is now home to the Women Tech Council (WTC). Founded in 2007, the Women Tech Council provides mentoring, visibility and networking for women.
WTC Executive Director Cydni Tetro
“Women Tech Council plays a critical role in elevating women in technology professions,” said Beth Colosimo, Executive Director of MBRC.“No other organization in the state is as laser focused on creating opportunities for young girls, women returning to the workforce and professional women who want to learn, network and become a stronger, more visible force in the burgeoning tech community in Utah.”
At their home on the SLCC Miller Campus, WTC will continue to raise awareness, plan events and develop programs to help businesses connect with the talented women in the community and help women capitalize on opportunities in technology professions. The WTC supports women-owned and women-operated technology companies, and…

First Women's, Men's Soccer Seasons In NJCAA

Mark your calendars for the historic first-ever NJCAA home games Sept. 16 and 17 for Salt Lake Community College's men's and women's soccer teams.


The Bruins will take on USU-Eastern both days at 2 p.m. on the 16th and 11 a.m. on the 17th (women play first both days) on home turf outside of the west side of the Lifetime Activities Center, located at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 4600 South Redwood Road.


In the past SLCC has hosted club teams for men's and women's soccer, but in 2016 the teams joined the National Junior College Athletic Association. The regular season will end Oct. 20, followed by the Region 18 and District tournaments. If the teams do well in tournament action, they will move on to national tournaments in Florida (women's) and Texas (men's).

The full women's schedule can be found here.
The full men's schedule can be found here.

Good luck to both teams.

Go, Bruins!

SLCC Trustees Chair Gail Miller Receives National Leadership Award

Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees Chair Gail Miller has been chosen to receive the Association of Community College Trustees Pacific Region Trustee Leadership award. Miller will be given the award at the 47th annual ACCT Leadership Congress in New Orleans in October.
“Our college has no truer friend, advocate, benefactor or inspirational leader than Gail Miller,” said Clint Ensign, Vice Chair of the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees. “In SLCC’s long history, it is hard to remember an individual who has produced as great an effect on the College.”
Gail Miller
Miller became a SLCC trustee in 2004 and has been chair since 2013. “She is a tireless champion for the College and its students with the governor, state legislators, our congressional delegates, the Utah State Board of Regents and the business community,” said SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin. “It’s an honor to have her serve the College in such a critical role.”
During Miller’s time on the board, SLCC has …

College Receives $819K National Science Foundation Grant

Salt Lake Community College’s biotechnology program received an $819,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further efforts in the area of competency-based education (CBE).
The CBE model allows students to demonstrate competencies at their own pace, moving on to the next course as soon as they are ready.Tuition is paid in an “all you can learn” subscription model, so students can save money if they accelerate their progress.Aligning with and responding to workforce needs is a strategic priority for SLCC, and the College’s School of Applied Technology has already implemented CBE for non-credit workforce education courses.The National Science Foundation grant will allow SLCC to implement CBE on a wider scale to the academic side of its operations, starting with its biotechnology program.

“The Biotechnology program is uniquely positioned to accept this challenge.It has established two innovative internship programs—the InnovaBio® contract research organization and STUDENTfactu…