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On August 18, the Nursing Department hosted its first Family Night Out, an event aimed for new SBVC Nursing students and their families to get familiar with the Nursing Program. This event allowed attendees to meet Nursing faculty and get a tour of the clinical labs in the Health & Life Science Building.

The Nursing Department emphasized the importance of family in the educational journey of a Nursing student and gave the stage to SBVC Nursing alumni to share their stories of success and perseverance to inspire the onboarding students. SBVC Interim President Dr. Scott Thayer said of the event, “It was a great introduction of our outstanding Nursing Department for this new cohort of students.”

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This August new SBVC students had the opportunity to meet fellow Wolverines, ask questions and get the info they needed to prep for the Fall semester by joining SBVC’s Discord server. The server has grown significantly by over 170 new members compared to the Spring semester. With over 370 students, staff and faculty currently on the server, it has become a virtual hub for new students who otherwise would have been nervous for their first weeks of class.

Students are able to make connections, browse through job and scholarship opportunities, share their artwork and memes, discuss a variety of topics and attend virtual game and movie nights through Discord.

The Discord is proving to be another method in which to get the student’s perspective and for campus to provide support to the student body.

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Coach Devin Bennett, the head coach for SBVC softball, recently published an article in a national trade publication, Top Recruit, for softball coaches and student athletes. Top Recruit is a magazine for softball athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The article titled “Constructing an Effective Softball Skills Video” is embedded with videos to help student athletes produce videos of their skills to help them get recruited to the next level of intercollegiate athletics or for high school athletes with similar goals. The step-by-step guide also features a check list of equipment they’ll need to film their videos as well as tips on how to make a good first impression and more!

The embedded videos feature current SBVC student athletes showcasing their skills on the field. Read Bennett’s article at online.flippingbook.com/view/798737748/10/

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SBVC Mascot Blue the Wolverine takes the free shuttle to campus.

With reductions in available student parking due to the construction of the new Technical Building on campus and the loss of access to the Swap Meet across Mount Vernon, San Bernardino Valley College has partnered with the National Orange Show to provide hundreds of extra parking spots for students, employees and visitors, just one mile from campus.

Ferrying passengers back and forth every 15 minutes, 8:00am to 10:00pm, Monday through Thursday, is a shiny new SBVC shuttle: the first of its kind in the college’s 96-year history. Parking at the Orange Show is free and open to all who find it beneficial.

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SBVC’s outreach team donated over 1,000 backpacks to San Bernardino City
Unified School District for its second annual Back to School Extravaganza.

On July 21, the outreach team attended the event to distribute the backpacks and provide enrollment information to future Wolverines and their families. The event drew over 1,500 attendees.

Also present were representatives from SBCUSD, who provided information on the district’s English-learner programs, after-school programs, special education services, student wellness and support services and more.

Congratulations, SBVC!

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In June, SBVC, IEWorks and the Inland Empire Black Workers Center celebrated the inaugural class of the Water Industry Pre-
Apprenticeship program.

In March, SBVC partnered with the Inland Empire Black Workers Center to provide a pathway for individuals seeking a career in water and wastewater management. Part of the pre-apprenticeship included taking a water industry class at SBVC, a 10-week course led by the IE Black Workers Center that provided college credits, OSHA safety certification, math prep, and leadership training as well as tours of water agencies.

Fifteen students completed the inaugural program. Congratulations to the 15 pre-apprenticeship scholars and their families!

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Founded in 1926, San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) is a comprehensive community college offering hundreds of degree programs, on campus and online.