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Meet Our Faculty: Kerry Gonzales

Kerry Gonzáles Associate Professor / Graphic Design Specialization Rep Visual Art & Design School of Arts, Communication and Media What she teaches: Beginning Type & Layout; Advanced Type & Layout; Advanced Design; Package Design; Advertising Workshop; Advanced Independent Studies; Exploring Art. Number of years teaching at SLCC: 20. Undergraduate: University of Utah. Why working at SLCC matters: The diversity of SLCC has a positive influence on helping our students learn compassion for others and responsibility for themselves. With open enrollment, more students have access to higher education and job training. Greatest professional challenge:   Our Graphic Design students need to be ready for the workforce upon graduation. Because SLCC is a two-year college, our students are not only in competition with students from four-year institutions, but also with graphic designers already working in the field. As a result, the Graphic Desi

Statewide OER Conference Converges on Miller Campus

OER E ducation leaders from around Utah gathered at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus for the Utah - The State of OER statewide conference. Keynote speaker Dr. Robin DeRosa of Plymouth State University focused on her research into how institutions can innovate in order to bring down costs for students. Utah educators shared information in breakout sessions about how each institution is using open educational resources on their campuses. Dr. David Wiley, CEO of Lumen Learning, closed the conference and covered how OER can increase student success, reinvigorate pedagogy and improve the affordability of education.

Westpointe Receives $400K Donation from Kenworth Sales

Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway was on a tour of Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center when he decided his company needed to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program. “I saw their commitment and said, ‘I can get behind that. I can commit when I see that there are others going in the same direction,’” Treadway said. He announced at the Kenworth Sales facility in West Valley City that he is donating $400,000 to Westpointe. “I could see that it was a serious facility geared toward current technology – and that’s what we are lacking.” SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin and Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway Treadway said there is a national shortage of diesel technicians, citing U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that show 67,000 Baby Boomers retiring from the industry on top of a projected 12 percent growth within the next decade that

‘Writing Across the College’ Receives National Honor

S alt Lake Community College’s Writing Across the College program has been chosen to receive the 2018 Diana Hacker TYCA Award from the Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) for Outstanding Programs in English for Two-Year Colleges and Teachers. SLCC will receive the award March 17 during a conference in Kansas City. TYCA, which is part of the National Council of the Teachers of English, recognized SLCC’s program as “exemplary” in the category of Reaching Across Borders. SLCC’s Writing Across the College (WAC) program collaboratively develops initiatives and programs to serve the writing needs and goals of SLCC students, staff, faculty and administrators. The overarching vision is for all people in the SLCC community to respectfully support anyone who seeks to produce high quality, effective writing. WAC was developed by its director Tiffany Rousculp, who has taught Enlgish at SLCC since 1993. She also founded the College’s Community Writing Center, which