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SLCC Spirit Band Performing In Parades Throughout Summer

The Salt Lake Community College Spirit Band will be performing at parades throughout the summer. The images below are from the recent Taylorsville Days parade. And, yes, the band was awesome, leading the parade off and entertaining everyone along the way. So, check out one of the parades in the area and cheer on our talented SLCC student band members!

Some of the parades where you can catch the Spirit Band are as follows:


July 1 - RivertonJuly 4 - MurrayJuly 4 - West JordanJuly 4 - SandyJuly 16 - DraperJuly 22 - BountifulJuly 23 - Salt Lake CityJuly 25 - Salt Lake City

For more details about parades and performance dates, visit the Spirit Band web page.





Grand Theatre Company Holding “Jekyll & Hyde” Auditions

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre will be holding auditions for “Jekyll & Hyde,” the musical, July 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SLCC South City Campus Facilities and Arts Annex building, 1610 S. 250 East, Salt Lake City. The building is located in the southeast corner of the South City Campus parking lot.
Anne Stewart Mark will direct the production that runs Oct. 6-29. Rehearsals begin Aug. 27 and will be held Monday through Friday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (apart from tech week). Callbacks from auditions will be held July 11, 6-10 p.m.
Visit www.grandtheatrecompany.com/auditions or call 801-957-3322 to schedule an audition time. Men and women of all ethnic backgrounds and ages are encouraged to audition. Each person who auditions should: ·Bring a headshot and resume.·Bring your best 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song.·Bring sheet music for the accompanist.·No monologue is needed. Slides will be provided.

College Holds Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Graduation

The Salt Lake Community College Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) program held its annual graduation this week for 92 individuals from a broad spectrum of Utah’s small business community. SLCC is one of only 13 community colleges in the country offering the unique small business education program, sponsored by Goldman Sachs Foundation.
Cohort 8 of the latest GS10KSB graduating class
Boasting a 99 percent completion rate, the Goldman Sachs program at SLCC has graduated more than 300 small business owners. About 40 percent of the graduates are women, helping to reinforce the idea that diversity in business ownership is a critical component to the success of each cohort. Nearly 50 percent of the program’s scholars have reported increased revenue within six months of graduating, and more than 23 percent have added jobs in that same time.
“I’m so proud of our graduates, who are committed to furthering their small business knowledge through our program,” said Beth Colosimo, execu…

Pride Crosswalk Unveiled at Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Advisor Chosen for National Award

Salt Lake Community College advisor Héctor E. Cando was chosen by the National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA) to receive its Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the Academic Advising—Primary Role category.
Héctor E. Cando
The award is given to advisors who demonstrate qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and whose role at their institutions are the direct delivery of advising to students. Cando will receive the award this fall at NACADA’s annual conference in Atlanta.
NACADA has been honoring advisors since 1983, and its membership has grown to more than 10,000 faculty members, professional advisors, administrators, counselors and others in academic and student affairs. NACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service with the higher education community.

College Cohosts Congressional Briefing in DC

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin was one of five presenters in Washington D.C. this week to talk during a congressional hearing about how federal policy can enhance the work of community colleges.

SLCC cohosted the briefing along with the American Association of Community Colleges at the Capitol Visitors Center. The briefings by four college presidents and the head of the AACC focused on the Higher Education Act reauthorization and the Carol D. Perkins Act. Presenters talked about how colleges respond to the changing economy, new pedagogical strategies and evolving student needs.
Other items covered at the briefing included how to make Pell grants more supportive of student success, ensuring that students borrow appropriately for college and establishing federal measures of community colleges that reflect the academic patterns of their students and provide meaningful workforce outcomes.

College Takes Part in Pride Parade

Thank you, to all who participated in the 2016 Pride Parade in Salt Lake City!


Refugee Leadership Training Program Graduates Honored

Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) held its annual graduation ceremony for the Refugee Leadership Training program, a 40-hour training curriculum designed to teach and instill confidence in refugees from around the world to become leaders and spokespersons for their communities.
The program is a part of an ongoing community outreach from SLCC in partnership with American Express and the Refugee Services Office. The 27 graduates for 2016 represented Kenya, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Congo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Eritrea and Somali Bajuni.
The 2016 graduating class of the Refugee Leadership Training program.
"We are proud of the Refugee Leadership Training program and the training and guidance we provide refugees, and their communities,” said Beth Colosimo, MBRC executive director. “The valuable concepts and techniques we teach help refugees navigate the complexities of living in the United States. We get great feedback from our students that …

Ground Broken on Westpointe Career, Tech Ed Center

Salt Lake Community College broke ground June 1 on its Westpointe Career and Technical Education Center near the Salt Lake City International Airport. The Utah Legislature during its 2016 session approved the $42.9 million needed to begin construction on the new facility, which is expected to open in 2018.
“We’ve been working on this for five years,” said SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin. “To have us all assembled here to break ground and to watch this new center rise up over the next 18 months or so is just going to be remarkable.”


SLCC’s new center brings together technical education in multiple trades integral to the long-term economic vitality of the Salt Lake Valley. The 121,000-square-foot building provides space for collaboration with industry partners in multiple fields. “We knew that we needed a better facility, a more nimble facility, a facility that would really teach students in an integrated flexible way,” Huftalin added. “It’s going to be beautiful. It’s going to be h…