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Awards Presented at Thayne Center Banquet

Salt Lake Community College hosted the Thayne Center for Service & Learning Annual Celebration at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, handing out the Utah Campus Compact Presidential Awards.

The following were presented awards:

Rommy Muñoz Velez: Community Engaged StudentKellie Mieremet of the Family Support Center: Committed Community PartnerAndrea Malouf: Community Engaged FacultyWill Unga: Community Engaged StaffAmber Rowlett: Community Engaged Alumnus
Below are a few highlights from the banquet.

Rommy Muñoz Velez
Civically Engaged Scholars
Andrea Malouf
Kellie Mieremet and Curtis Larsen
Will Unga
Amber Rowlett
Sean Crossland, assistant director for Thayne Center for Service & Learning

College Celebrates Achievements of Multicultural Student Population

Salt Lake Community College's Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs held its annual Multicultural Graduates Celebration at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Students Glory Shekinah Stanton and Agustin Bautista-Silva each won $1,000 as part of the President's Committee for Inclusivity and Equity Award. Performers included the Native American Powwow Family, Pacific Unity Association, Best Afro Dance Company Live, Sac Hoa, Leksi Breaker, Ballet Las Américas and a spoken word presentation by Glory Shekinah Stanton. The Taylorsville High School JROTC presented the American flag prior to SLCC student Meilee Brown singing the National Anthem. Below are a few highlights from the event.

Larry H. Miller Group Pitches In At Community Gardens

Volunteers with the Larry H. Miller Group worked on community gardens at Salt Lake Community College's Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses, building grow boxes, pulling weeds, moving dirt and cleaning up at each site. The volunteers worked in collaboration with SLCC's Thayne Center for Service & Learning. The photos below are from the Redwood Campus garden.

Student Bands Perform In Annual Spring Fling

Student-led bands took part in the annual Spring Fling, which brings together jazz and commercial music ensembles on one stage. Six acts played in this year's event at South City Campus' Center for Arts & Media in front of a crowd of family, friends and fellow musicians. Faculty members, Nick Burns, Jon Clark, Steve Sue, Lynn Brown and Craig Ferrin helped organize the concert. A few GIF highlights are featured below.

Report About Student Writing Center Reveals Positive Impacts On Student Grades, Retention

A recent empirical study conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and Reporting (IRR) at Salt Lake Community College found that students who used the SLCC Student Writing Center (SWC) earned higher grades in a variety of courses compared to students who did not. The study also found that students who used the SWC returned for the next semester at higher rates than students who did not.

The findings from the study are particularly relevant to the first goal in SLCC’s 2017-2023 Strategic Plan to increase student completion, especially for students enrolled in General Education Core Skills and Distribution Area courses such as Communications 1010, English 1010 & 2010, History 1700, Math 1030, and Psychology 1100. Students in these courses who worked with peer and faculty consultants in the SWC earned course grades averaging a half letter-grade higher than their peers and showed slightly higher enrollments in the subsequent semester. A half-letter grade difference can determin…

College Hosts Book Signing for ‘Orange Is the New Black” Star

Salt Lake Community College’s Community Writing Center on May 4, at 6 p.m., will host Diane Guerrero for a Q&A and a book signing of her new memoir “In The Country We Love: My Family Divided.” The Center is located at 210 E. 400 S., Suite 8, at the Salt Lake City Public Library complex.

Guerrero, known for her roles in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black and The CW Network series Jane the Virgin, will be SLCC’s keynote speaker during its 2017 commencement ceremonies May 5 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.
Guerrero was raised in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston after being taken in by other Colombian families. She had an interest in acting since a young age and took advantage of free opportunities in the neighborhood or at school. Then she attended Boston Arts Academy, a performing arts high school, where she was in the music department. In 2015, Guerrero was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She is an outspoken …

College Title Sponsor for 2017 Twilight Concert Series

Salt Lake Community College this summer is joining the Salt Lake City Arts Council as a title sponsor to bring music fans the 2017 Twilight Concert Series lineup. This year, the Twilight Concert Series is celebrating 30 years of programming, hosting a 2017 lineup that includes Little Dragon, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Kamasi Washington, Solange, Cat Power and The Roots.
David Vogel Photography
The Arts Council fully supports SLCC’s vision to be a model for inclusive and transformative education and strengthening the communities served through the success of its students. With collaboration, community and inclusivity among the school’s core values, the Arts Council is pleased to bridge the gap between arts and education and have SLCC on board for this year’s 30-year milestone anniversary.
“This is an opportunity for the College to support one of the summer concert season’s most popular events in a community that wants quality, affordable, live performances,” said SLCC Public Relati…

Employee Recognition Shines Spotlight On 'Stars'

In case you missed the 2017 Employee Recognition Celebration at the Grand Theater, here are a few highlights. Congratulations to all of those who were recognized during this special annual event!

Student Film ‘Freezer Burn’ Debuts at Library

True story. A man’s beloved pet dies. He preserves it in a freezer until a proper burial can be arranged. His family holds an elaborate backyard ceremony for the deceased. If you’re Salt Lake Community College film student Keenan Panti, that’s material for a short movie, one that recently debuted at the Salt Lake City Main Library.
Keenan Panti
During a Q & A after his short movie Freezer Burn, an audience member asked if the film was based on director Panti’s own family. “No, this is based on a very close friend and his childhood experiences,” Panti said. “He’s got plenty more stories that I’m looking to make into short films for as long as he will let me exploit him.” Panti also showed the audience a short film he produced in a day at his own home.
Freezer Burn cast and crew answer questions after the film's debut.
The movie, starring professional actors, is billed as a “family comedy,” focusing on the difficulty of dealing with the loss of life. The life, in this case, is Da…