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SLCC Graduate has No Fear of Flying

Ramsay Campbell has no fear of flying. He loves it. He graduated from Salt Lake Community College as its graduate of excellence from the School of Technical Specialties. When asked how his summer after graduation is going, U.S. Veteran Campbell said, “I’m doing a whole lot of helicopter flying.”

“I’ve flown 76 hours in my first 90 days working since graduating,” he said. “I’ve had 424 landings with my clients in that time.” That alone would be enough to test the nerves of many Americans. But there's more. Campbell is doing his flying as a helicopter instructor. Teaching other people how to fly. Some of whom, when they get in the helicopter with him, it's for the first time.

There's an old adage, flying's easy, it's the landing that's tough. But for Campbell, neither caused as much anxiety as getting a job after graduation. Fortunately, he landed a job with Upper Limit Aviation right after graduation.



Teaching had always been in his long-range plans, but the op…

Nail It Then Scale It

Nail It Then Scale It: Workshop for Startup (and Would-Be Startup) Businesses


The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at Salt Lake Community College, in partnership with Utah Valley University, is hosting a hands-on, tools-based workshop for pre-startup and early-startup businesses on August 25, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Participants will learn the key elements of the Nail It Then Scale It (NISI) business model including: how to identify and address customer problems that have a monetizable solution, strategies to understand the buying process of potential buyers, methods to tailor a marking strategy that will meet a buyers needs, how to identify the right opportunities to effectively scale business efforts, and other proven strategies used by today’s successful entrepreneurs. 

The workshop will be on Salt Lake Community College’s Larry H. Miller Campus in the Auditorium of the Miller Free Enterprise Center. The Miller Campus is located at 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy. Registration…

Rawlings Announces 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® Winners for NJCAA Student-Athletes

Rawlings in conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently announced the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. The Rawlings Gold Glove has been the standard for outstanding defensive play in the Major Leagues for over half a century. 


In honor of the award's 50th Anniversary in 2007, the award expanded to the collegiate and high school levels. 


The collegiate and high school Rawlings Gold Glove Awards are awarded to nine players at each of the following levels: NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, Pacific Association, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II, III, and high school.

“Defense is the cornerstone of the Rawlings brand and we're excited that it's being recognized and rewarded at all levels of play,” said Rawlings President and General Manager Robert Parish. “The 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients at the NJCAA level are incredibly talented and are well on their way to earn…

SLCC Women's Basketball Ranks No. 1 in WBCA Academic Honor Roll

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Women's Basketball is ranked No. 1 in junior college athletics on theWomen's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rollsfor the 2011-12 year, released today.


This is the third time that SLCC Women's Basketball, led by 17th-year Head Coach Betsy Specketer, has earned a spot in the WBCA Honor Roll Top 25. Today's release marks the 10th appearance overall for SLCC Athletics on the junior/community college honor roll, and the third time that one of SLCC's teams has claimed the No. 1 spot in a junior college top 25 academic team.

“We're excited and really proud of our players for all of their work, not only on the court but in the classroom,” said SLCC Assistant Coach Brianna Finch. “We were really fortunate to have the group that we had, they were mature and focused enough to understand the importance of doing well outside the lines. It's a great honor for our program and the department, and…

New Computer Science Course!

Center for New Media: Fly By

Fly through the soon to be SLCC New Center for New Media that will house School of Arts, Communication and New Media programs:

Energy Management Degree

Earn a degree in Energy Management!
Class begins: August 6, 2012
To register call: 801-957-5200 Or visit: http://www.slcccontinuinged.com/energymanagement



The Energy Management AAS Degree, offered at Salt Lake Community College, is an accelerated program which allows students to earn a degree in just 18 months! Students will learn about alternative and renewable energy (and it's ROI), an introduction to LEED training, HVAC controls and equipment, and energy audits. Additionally, students will learn about residential light and commercial energy analysis, weatherization, indoor pollutants, control strategies, and current needs and trends in the energy management industry, including a survey of career opportunities in this exciting field.


The Intro to Energy Management class is open enrollment so anyone can sign up to explore a career in Energy Management. This course provides an overview of the energy management field and defines the need of energy management as an integral part of socie…

New Math Course!

New Math 2200 Course offers Mathematical Proof
Begins Fall 2012

All mathematics sits on the foundation of concepts arrived through proof. The Introduction to Discrete Mathematics course will help students acquire the necessary skills to understand and construct proofs in mathematics by focusing on reading and writing different types of mathematical proofs. This course will further prepare students for all their upper level math, science and engineering courses.

Course description: Students will learn the fundamentals of logic, set theory, order, relations, functions, elementary number theory, and modular arithmetic, combinatorics, counting permutations, generating functions, matrix operations, basic algebraic structures, groups, rings, and discrete probability. The course is an introduction to graph theory, trees, search optimization problems, and Boolean algebra.

Prerequisite for this course is: Math 1220 with grade of "C" or permission from the department.

Cou…

SLCC 2012 Convocation

Save the date!

SLCC Convocation 2012
August 21, 2012
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Celebrating the next year of innovation!

Salt Lake Teens Write

The Salt Lake City Public Library and the SLCC Community Writing Center will offer a writing mentoring program for local teens this year, from September 2012 - May 2013.

Salt Lake Teens Write connects underserved teens with volunteer mentors who use writing in their daily lives and professions. Together, student and mentor explore how writing opens different pathways to education and successful careers.

Mentoring teams meet for 1-2 hours a week and work together to produce a portfolio of writing based on the teen's interests. They also attend quarterly writing workshops with the other mentoring teams.

At year's end, all mentoring teams collaborate on an anthology publication and public reading to celebrate the year's creations.

Application for Mentors & Application for Teens found here: http://vvww.slcc.edu/cwc/salt-lake-teens-write.aspx


Two Former SLCC Students Go For Gold in London

Salt Lake Community College Celebrates Former Students at London Olympics

Former Salt Lake Community College students Logan Tom and Shalaya Kipp will represent the United States in Volleyball and Track & Field, respectively. Both are natives of Salt Lake City. Tom graduated from Highland High school and Kipp from Skyline High school and studied at SLCC.

Tom is a veteran of three previous Olympic games—the Sydney Games in 2000 and the Athens Games in 2004 and the Beijing Games in 2008—and is the youngest woman volleyball player ever selected for the U.S. team.
Kipp is currently a junior at the University of Colorado. She raced to a personal-best time of 9:35:73 to qualify for her first Olympic games. Earlier this year, she won the NCAA Championships with a time of 9:49.91.






SLCC's PACE program receives $10,000 donation from Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Roger McQueen, CEO of the McQueen Financial Group, presented a $10,000 check on behalf of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to President Bioteau on Friday, July 20. 

The money will go to support the College’s new Partnerships for Accessing College Education (PACE) program.






Students from West High School have already begun the new program, which is a unique partnership between education and business that brings local school systems, local businesses, and the College together to offer an incentive program that provides high school students with opportunities for employment during summer recesses and potential internships during their academic years. 

Those who complete the program will receive full two-year academic scholarships to attend Salt Lake Community College after high school.

The College has already expanded the program beyond West High school and is looking to further extend the program’s reach to schools from across the valley and the surrounding region.

After McQueen presented…

SLCC Strikes Gold in Kansas City

Students Take Home Medals in National SkillsUSA Competition
Salt Lake Community College students competed in the country’s largest collegiate job skills program at the 2012 SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City, Missouri.  The College had twenty-three students competing in fifteen categories at the national competition. SLCC students won four gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal.

“We are very proud of all of our students who demonstrated the excellence required to participate in the national SkillsUSA competition and congratulate them,their club   advisor Mark Kranendonk and to all of the wonderful faculty members who trained and taught them,” said SLCC Dean of the School of Technical Specialties Rick Bouillon. “Winning medals at this competition is a great validation of their skills and bodes well for their futures in their chosen professions.”

SLCC won the gold medal in the Motorcycle Service Technology competition for the second consecutive year. As it did las…

SLCC is Major Partner in $15 Million Economic Development Project

At a press conference today held at the Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake Community College was announced as the lead educational partner in a new $15 million dollar Goldman Sachs10,000 Small Businesses partnership.  President Cynthia Bioteau, Provost Chris Picard, and Dean Karen Gunn were on hand for the announcement along with Utah Governor Gary Herbert and representatives from local chambers of commerce and small business development centers, and the Pete Suazo Business Center.

As part of the program, Goldman Sachs will give $10 million in loans to Utah businesses and another $5 million over five years for mentoring programs and classroom education for small business owners which will be taught by the College’s School of Professional and Economic Development. This program will help give Utah small-business owners access to resources and capital that they need to expand their companies and create new jobs in Utah.
The College was selected as a 10,000 Small Businesses partner as the state’…

SLCC L-3 University of Manufacturing

Salt Lake Community College and L-3 Corporation recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the ‘Man U’ project. A special event in recognition of the collaboration between the company and the College was held at the new Westpointe Center on July 11.

SLCC developed curriculum and provided training facilities and instructors for the ‘L-3 University of Manufacturing’. Working with L-3, the College tailored the electronics technician program it already had to meet L-3’s specific training needs. The 8-week program is for assemblers and test personnel to advance in their careers.
The idea for L-3’s ‘Man-U’ came about in early 2011 when L-3 Vice President of Operations Stephen Eiting thought there had to be a better way to train L-3 employees and fill the many job openings at the company. At the time, L-3 found it easier to fill electrical engineering positions than assembly positions. 
L-3 Communications hired 700 people in 2010, nearly 400 in 2011, and Eiting said that year there were…

SLCC Building & Construction Students Build, Help Dedicate Park City Home

Salt Lake Community College President Cynthia Bioteau, students, faculty and administrators were on hand for the dedication of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Park City, Utah on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

President Bioteau, Park City Mayor Dana Williams, and Jared Gleue of Wells Fargo Bank Provided Keynote speeches. The family introduction & key presentation was offered by Brooks Harbertson, and a house blessing and dedicatory prayer was offered by Reverend Robin Nygaard.

Habitat for Humanity creates safe, healthy, decent, energy efficient and affordable housing to low-income families around the world. Salt Lake Community College’s building and construction program builds one or two homes each year as part of its curriculum. This particular project was unique for a Habitat for Humanity project and the College because the students’ participation in the project was written directly into SLCC’s curriculum.  


Students from Salt Lake Community College’s building and construction program…

Employee Innovation Grant Writing Workshops

The Employee Innovation Grant program provides opportunities for full-time employees to learn new skills and make innovative changes at Salt Lake Community College.

Grant recipients may receive up to $1,000 for meaningful, well-charged projects.

Training is free.

Tuesday, August 7, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, STC 219

Thursday, September 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, STC 219

Tuesday, September 18, 10:30 - Noon
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, STC 221-223

For more information, visit: www.slcc.edu/innovation

SLCC’s Grand Theatre announces 2012-2013 Season

The Grand Theatre’s 2012-2013 season will include four productions and a concert series.


The exciting lineup includes the family-friendly season opener, “Into the Woods”, which will play October 11-27. Then, the Grand will present three productions rarely done in Utah, including:  “The Voice of the Prairie” January 24-February 9, “Death of a Salesman” March 7-23, and “La Cage Aux Folles” running May 9-25.


The Grand Theatre will also present a concert series to include: “Of Thee I Sing” that will play November 2-3, “A Diva Holiday” on December 6-10, and a premiere of “Not the Messiah”—a concert version of “The Life of Brian” from the creators of “Spamalot”—on March 29 and 30.


Tickets prices range from $10-$24.


For more information or tickets, contact the Grand Theatre box office at (801) 957-3322 or www.the-grand.org.