BC - 心脏的赞歌生命之光

Good morning Bakersfield.
It is Saturday, September 26, 2020…a great day to be a Renegade.

AnotherJack Hernandez:

The Heart’s Hymn

We walk through
this valley
walk by those masked
concealing all
out for invisible death.

smothers laughter,
we smile to ourselves,
smoke however dark
of the heart’s hymn
to life.

Beautiful Bakersfield Award

贝克斯菲尔德学院is proud to be a pillar in this community, serving as an engine for economic and social mobility for tens of thousands of students and their families. We are honored to be nominated for the 2020 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards. Thank youGreater Bakersfield Chamber到了最激动人心的提名。

HEAL Webinar Launches

贝克斯菲尔德学院的农村卫生公平和学习(HEAL)协作hosted a webinar on Tuesday, focusing on the Central Valley in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The afternoon gave public health leaders an opportunity to discuss advancing strategies around the mental health of vulnerable communities, the barriers faced by migrant workers, contact tracing for disease control, and the need to reshape public health infrastructure.

A recording of the webinar is available on the Bakersfield College Facebook – there is a link from网络研讨会网页。To learn more about this event visithttps://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/news/2020/0923-bcs-heal-takes-a-closer-look-at-covid-19-and-the-central-valley

Dr. Kathleen Murphy, one of our featured speakers, also wrotethis article呼吁“第二公共健康革命”。

Dr. Kathleen Murphy

她写的是需要公平和我188bet asia app们的联邦法律专注于人类健康和福祉。人类健康应该是立法的每一个方面的决定性因素 - 她指出,即使住房政策,学区或道路设计可以对我们的健康生活的能力产生深远的影响,但对健康的影响往往是不考虑的。

墨菲博士和Dr. Pollack Porter, who co-wrote the article, call for a Congressional Health Office to help guide legislation toward promoting public health, and to look for any unintended negative consequences proposed laws could have on our public health.


COVID Testing at BC


Alongside Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Kern County Public Health Services Dept. and the #KernCoLatinoCOVIDTaskForce, BC held free COVID-19 testing this past week on the Panorama campus.


Opening Day 2020: A Better BC

On Day 3 of our Opening Day Celebration, Maintenance & Operations Executive Director比尔·波特和我在校园里我们测量Ĵ建设项目共享的更新。

For more videos from our Opening Day 2020 celebration, visit the开幕日网站

本周,比尔updates on our Measure J projects to the Kern Economic Development Corporation.

You can find out more about our A Better BC projects athttps://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/abetterbc


Umoja Club students and a picture of Alana

财务援助只是下降 - 必须持续学生本学期的其他资金。预算教练Alana Herbertoffered tips and strategies to students in the Umoja Club.




Alana advised students to use the 50/20/30 formula with 50% needs, 20% wants, 30% saving.


该巫魔俱乐部有活动,每月的第一个和第三个星期四。官员包括:Blake Burton, Sha’ron Bradley, Alexis Brown, Zariyah Hall, Aaron Beal,andTahnjanique蒂格。俱乐部顾问是团结项目协调员葆拉·l .公园。

BC-SW Building Update

这一周,我收到一封电子邮件,从Lee Caldwellwith photos of construction of BC Southwest. The project is coming along and looks great!


Our Early College departmenthas been hard at work to revamp and simplify their website. The finished product was rolled out this past week.

Visitors of the website can find information on what Early College is and what options high school students who want to take college courses have. The team worked to simplify the concurrent enrollment process and provide up-to-date information on the programs, pathways, and courses available through each high school partner. Stop by and take a look when you have time!

Check it out athttps://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/earlycollege


Suzanne Tangeman,食品与营养计划的学院主席,共享这些照片我们的烹饪艺术的学生。我们的一些实践课程正在返回校园,但额外的安全预防措施。正如你所看到的,我们的烹饪艺术的学生戴着口罩和面罩:

Community Voices


On Tuesday,Jack Hernandezwrote about以和平朝圣

“The phantom of fear is the most powerful obstacle on this pilgrimage — the one that builds a thick, high wall around us, within which it whispers, keeping us from examining ourselves and others. We are fearful that when we talk openly with others about our and their beliefs, we may have to recognize and admit that ours have weaknesses and theirs have strengths”

On Wednesday, BCSGA President Gian Gayatao wrote about the importance of在不确定的时期保持联系。

“我们的性格将是衡量我们如何回应and act under these circumstances. It is in our hands to help pave the way for a better future.


This week, I am sharing a few videos from the #LightACandle production.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Alpha Chapter:



Spotted on Social Media

Endee Grijalva,成人教育项目经理南克恩,共享的感谢信,她从项目Hireup程序的学生获得:

“Over the past 6 weeks, our team has been fully entrenched in cohort #2 of Bakersfield College’s Project Hireup – Homeless to a job. Literally masked up and armored up to fight for the success of every individual who steps into programming. This cannot be possible without every single component in place. People’s lives are literally at stake and carrying that weight can be exhausting sometimes. Today was one of those days but yet again, I’m reminded of the WHY…this is it. There’s no glory or title needed, just this!”


BCSGAcontinued their #ThrowbackThursday with this Instagram post showing a group of bicyclists riding through the Panorama Campus circa 1978:

BC Nursing分享Instagram上自己的照片倒退,从以前的克恩郡学院夜:

And have you been noticing the Renegade Athletics billboards around town? Check out this post from the Renegade Athletics Facebook page:



当地体育记者Kari Osep做了我们新聘请院长/ AD很大一块Reggie Bolton和头部足球教练R. Todd Littlejohn作为前两个非裔美国人在BC各自的岗位聘用。相结合,两个人带来50年领导到他们的新岗位的部门是100年生存的边缘,正在成立于1922年。



That’s all for now.
Until next time.
sonya –
the luckiest and happiest college president ever


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