Wrapping up February 2024
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by SonyaChristian
2d ago
One year ago, February 23, 2023, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors announced the 11th chancellor and I started my new position 5 months later. ***** On Tuesday, I was at Cerritos College, sharing the roadmap of Vision 2030. Thank you President Jose Fierro for the invitation. And thank you to the members of ..read more
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CA CCs taking care of our planet
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by SonyaChristian
1w ago
Last Sunday, I joined 123.4 million people in watching the Super Bowl, what a game…. I enjoyed Reba McEntire’s rendition of the National Anthem. Check out the video! And one of my all time favorites Usher’s halftime performance. Check out the video at this link. His best song “Yeah” starts at 10:30 timestamp, but the ..read more
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CA CCs occupy DC – the 2024 Grammys – CA storms – and more
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by SonyaChristian
2w ago
This week, I travelled to Washington, DC, for the 2024 Community College National Legislative Summit. We had a large delegation attend from the Chancellor’s Office and the Board of Governors: Amy Costa, Hildy Aguinaldo, Paul Medina, Casey Chang, David O’Brien, and Linda Vasquez. I also participated virtually in the Rio Hondo Spring Inservice. The college ..read more
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Walk between the raindrops
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by SonyaChristian
3w ago
Beautiful week of winds, rain and thunderstorms. Has the awaited El Nino finally arrived …. Happy to see California getting drenched… well, for the most part. Here are a few photos of vibrant skies which I snapped while I, as a loved one always said, walked between the raindrops. This week, I was at the League ..read more
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CACCs celebrating our very best
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by SonyaChristian
1M ago
This week started in Sacramento with a Board of Governors meeting. One of the best things we get to do is celebrate the work of our community colleges, and this meeting was no different. Chabot College, Glendale College, MiraCosta College and San Diego Mesa College have been honored by the California Community Colleges Board of ..read more
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Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education – MLK
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by SonyaChristian
1M ago
This past Monday, as we paused to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I re-read his piece “The Purpose of Education.” We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate ..read more
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Farewell 2023 – Remembering precious moments
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by SonyaChristian
2M ago
Christmas evening watching a catamaran coming back to dock after spending the day out on the water.  My last adventure sailing was on a much smaller Cat off the coast of Cape Cod visiting a few exquisite sandbars embraced by the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic. But a few days made a huge difference ..read more
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Happy Winter Solstice 2023, Merry Christmas
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by SonyaChristian
2M ago
200 years ago today – December 23, 1823 – one of the most famous pieces of Christmas literature was first published. Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is better known today as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” It was published anonymously in the Sentinel, the local newspaper of Troy, New York. Clement Clarke ..read more
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2023 – Happy Holidays all
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by SonyaChristian
2M ago
As we finish the Fall 2023 semester, I’ve been enjoying seeing the holiday greetings sent out from colleges across the state.  Here are a few…. Antelope Valley College: Cypress College: Chabot Los-Positas Community College District: San Jose-Evergreen CCD: North Orange CCD: Good morning California.It is December 16, 2023.A good day to be a Community College ..read more
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Celebrating the Courageous Leadership of California Community Colleges
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by SonyaChristian
2M ago
What a great first week of December! On Wednesday, we held the final System Webinar for the year: Celebrating the Courageous Leadership of California Community Colleges. As I wrap up 6 months in my role as state chancellor, I experience this attribute of courage everywhere and anywhere I go…. It has been an amazing experience ..read more
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