SRJC’s Third Annual Celebrate CTE

SRJC’s Third Annual Celebrate CTE


(crowd chatter and band
playing in background) – Welcome everyone. Give yourselves a hand. Look what we got going here. (audience cheering) Who said it was gonna rain? It’s not raining cabron. Come on. I’m so happy and proud you’re all here and families, thank you. Look at this support right here. (audience cheering) You are awesome. I’m Jerry Miller. I’m the Senior Dean of Career
and Technical Education and Economic Development
at Santa Rosa Junior High. Junior High. Santa Rosa Junior College. I might be in Santa Rosa
Junior High after this. I don’t know. But I wanna welcome you officially to the third annual Celebrate CTE a celebration of
accomplishments you’ve made in more than 130 different programs here at Santa Rosa Junior College. Give yourselves a hand. (audience cheering) And before we get started; graduates, certificate holders here, why don’t you just stand and applaud your family support
that has come here today and thank them for all
they’ve done for you. (audience cheering) I wanna introduce a few people
that are here with us today; our board of trustees,
our President of the Board Maggie Fishman, Don Edgar, Terry Lindley and his wife Misty. Thank you for coming. The fifth president of the college, Dr. Frank Chong’s here today. Vice President of Academic
Affairs Petaluma Campus Dr. Jane Saldana-Talley. Our Vice President of
Student Services Pedro Avila. From the CTE Foundation of Sonoma County, the Executive Director Kathy Goodacre. From the Sonoma County
Office of Education, my counterpart there, Steven Jackson. (audience applauding) We have deans and directors
and department chairs up here, that are gonna introduce themselves later, in honor of these certificate achievers, but last, but not least I
wanna thank our faculty. Please stand up faculty. (audience cheering) These are the ones that
have imparted their wisdom, their knowledge and given of themselves to make you better at what you’re doing today. Thank you faculty for being here. And one last … How about an applause for the volunteers in our classified professionals. Look how beautiful this is. Is this fantastic? All the hard work they’ve done. Thank you so much for that. At this time I’m gonna
have Dr. Chong come up and give our presentation to our Industry Champion Award,
Keysight Technologies. (audience applauding) – Thank you Jerry. You know, we don’t do it alone. We rely heavily on our industry partners and Keysight technologies has been with us from the beginning. I would like to ask Hamish Gray, Senior Vice President of
Corporate Services at Keysight, to come forward and I would also like
the rest of the team; Pat Harper, Joe Seymour, Kathleen Bayless and my good friend Jeff Weber
to come forward as well. Maybe stand on this side. Thank you. It is indeed my honor and pleasure to honor Keysight Technology as the 2018 Career Technical
Education Industry Champion. How do you become a champion? A champion recognizes a business or individuals who enhance career and technical education at
Santa Rosa Junior College by contributing to the improvement, progress and the
advancement of CTE program and supporting our students. Keysight has established
a deep relationship with SRJC in support of CTE, specifically in the STEM fields
and manufacturing programs. Keysight representatives participating in developing relevant CTE curriculum, by serving on advisory committees and donating equipment and
technology to our programs. Keysight also demonstrates
support for CTE students by offering them internships, full time and part time positions, letting them job shadow their engineers and onsite visits and career mentors. Keysight supports
opportunities for our students, faculty and staff, so that our students will be college and career ready upon completion of their study. Keysight Technology is a
leader in advancing awareness and interest in CTE fields throughout the North Bay. I’ll be presenting this
award to Hamish Gray. I think Pat Harper would
like to say a few words. Please thank me in giving
a warm round of applause and appreciation to Keysight Technologies. (applauding) Gold medal. You always wanted one, right? Let’s get a picture. Thanks Gary. – Hello. There. You didn’t wanna hear me anyway. – Short speech. – This is my friend Hamish Gray. I’ve been involved with
the JC for many years. I took my first class here in 1981, electronics class. They had a special program
here for 12 year olds. (audience laughing). I moved up here from the Bay Area and actually started my education here. I’ve been at Hewlett Packard,
Agilent and Keysight; those of you who may
not recognized Keysight, it was Hewlett Packard,
then it was Agilent and now it’s Keysight; for 38 years. Started as a technician through learning program here in the JC. So I really encourage you to continue your education after this one. I congratulate all of
you and we are hiring. jobs.keysight.com. So please look us up. If you haven’t been up to
Keysight, please contact us. And again, congratulations everyone. (audience applauding) – Our industry partnerships
actually, as Dr. Chong said, make this all work for all of you. We all have an advisory
committee that we rely on their expertise, their
knowledge, their experience and make our programs much better. So thank you Keysight, Hamish
and the rest of the gang. Thank you so much. Well hey, we got a speaker for you today. Oh yeah. I like it. This is our third year. We had Durell Moody the first year. We had another speaker, but this one, I like this; I got a good feeling. Our keynote speaker today is Duane Spires. He’s an internationally
known motivational speaker best known for high energy that causes audiences
to overcome their fears, take action toward their goals and create an amazing
life they life they love. Duane shares his impactful
message with thousands of college students in the United States and loves inspiring them
become extraordinary leaders and make the most of
their collegiate career. Duane is no slouch. He’s the CEO of three
motivational companies. One wasn’t good enough. (laughing) He’s won the national Impact 100 Award. He’s spoken at the White House. Been featured on Fox, ABC and inc.com. We are thrilled that Duane could be part of your celebration today. Please join me in the
huge Bear Cub applause and welcome our keynote speaker, Duane Spiers. – Thank you sir. All right. Guys, do me a quick favor. Everybody up on your feet please. They’re like, awe man, we
gotta stand up for this. All right, real quick. To show your support for
these awesome students, let’s make some noise Santa Rosa! Woo! All right, I want you to turn
to the person next to you. Give them a high five
and say you are awesome then don’t forget the other person. Turn to the other side
and say you are awesome. You guys are great. Go ahead and have a seat. All right. It is awesome to be
out here in Santa Rosa. A couple months ago I got a
phone call with the invitation to be the keynote
speaker for this ceremony and when I started learning
about this community and everything that was going on last year with the fires and how
everybody was sticking together to rebuild and to make the
community better than ever, I turned to my wife; her name’s Lauren; and I said, “Lauren, I have to do this. “I have to be here.” And she says, “You better crush it.” Now let me tell you
about Lauren real quick. We have two kids, one who’s a two year old as well and we have one on the way and about three days ago we
just got a brand new puppy. She’s like, “You better go and crush it”, and I said, “I promise I will.” Now, before I had the opportunity to go across the country
and internationally to speak and to reach out to so many awesome people like you guys, my life wasn’t that great. I grew up a family that struggled and we never had money. Success was a bad word in my house. Goal setting was a bad word in my house, because life just was what it was. And I grew up in an environment where not only did my household
not really focus on success, but the people around me didn’t really care about success either. And I remember always
feeling down about that and I wanna share three
things that I’ve learned ever since I was young. Do you guys remember the
elementary school that you went to. Show of hands, yes. Okay. So I want you to go back
in time for just a second. And for me, the first
thing that I learned; it was like right around the age of eight; so I want you guys to
think back for a second. You’re probably like all right, thinking back to age eight. Maybe you can remember your teacher. Maybe you remember the
name of your school. And for me, I remember looking around and all of the cool kids had these shoes and they were not just
like any type of shoe. These shoes could make you jump higher. They could make you run faster and it was scientifically proven they would make you look better. Who knows what the shoes were? Air Jordans. Air Jordans. They were like the black ones. They had the air system. They were so awesome and
I remember going home and I went up to my mom and I said, “Mom, “I have to get these shoes. “They can make me jump higher “and I can run faster and “they’re scientifically proven
to make me look better.” What do you think the first
question out of her mouth was? How much did they cost? And I remember feeling this like empty feeling inside and I looked at her and I mustered up all the courage that I could have and I said, “Mom, they’re a hundred …”, and before I could even
finish saying $113, she just laughed in my face. And I said, “But mom, I
gotta get these shoes”, and she says, “We can’t afford that.” At first I was like okay, no big deal, but then later that night I heard my parents talking. And you know when you’re
in elementary school and you hear your parents,
you kind of wanna eavesdrop and you wanted to listen
in on what’s going on and I heard my mom and she was upset and she was talking to my dad and I could hear the emotion. My mom was crying and
she was like, “Listen, “I wanna get these shoes, “but we can’t afford it.” My dad said, “Listen,
I’m working overtime.” He’s an electrician, by the way. My mom was a preschool teacher. My dad was an electrician
and hard working people. Hard working. I’m talking like my dad still to this day is like 80 hours a week type guy and they taught me the value of work ethic and I’ll never forget though,
that moment when they said, “We can’t afford it. “We’re not like the other families. “We’re poor.” And it was like my heart
stopped at that moment. I was like, whoa, wait a minute. We’re poor? I didn’t even know what that meant, but what I did know was that I was different from that moment on. And I contracted this condition called LVS. Can you guys say LVS? It stands for little voice syndrome. And if you’re wondering what
little voice syndrome is, this LVS concept, it’s
literally the little voice that you hear right now in
your mind that’s saying, “What is LVS?” It’s that voice that never seems to turn off. How many of you can relate to that voice? Have you heard that late at night? Sometimes it keeps you up or maybe it’s that little voice that tells you to wait until the last minute
to study for you finals or hit the snooze button a bunch of times before you gotta get to class. You’re laughing, because it’s true. And I remember thinking to myself, wait a minute, this
little voice is telling me that I’m not good enough, that I’m poor, but there was another
side of me that said, “That’s not who I am.” So I had this little voice that said I’m not good enough and that I’m poor and that we’re not the same as everybody, but then I had this other voice that said, “Wait a minute. “You are awesome. “You can do anything that you want.” So there was a disconnect. So I wanted to identify, for a second. I was like what is that voice? What is that thing that’s
telling me I that I can’t do it? And what I realized early on is that that was just my brain,
that was just my LVS trying to keep me safe, because the truth is when we step
outside of our comfort zone, that’s where we experience success, when we put ourselves out there in life, when we do things that other
people haven’t done before, so we can have other things
that they have never had. That’s when we’re following
the voice that’s here, that’s in our heart. That’s where you guys are right now. And I remember I was
talking to the staff here and they were telling me stories about how students in
Santa Rosa were displaced, because of the fires. People lost their homes, their businesses. Things got tough. How many of you had that little voice, even if it happened once or twice, where you said, “I don’t know how “we’re going to get through this.”? But you guys kept pushing through and that’s what’s important is to be able to understand that LVS just wants to keep you safe. Do me a favor real quick. Make a box. Everything that you know right now, all the success, all the people, everything in your whole
life is in this box, but if you want results
that are different, you have to go outside of the box. You can put the box down. You guys can put the box down. You have to go outside of that box. So I want you guys to know that everything moving
forward is like a new chapter. For all of the students here that have earned their
certificate, congratulations. This is an awesome event, but guess what. The next chapter starts now. The next chapter starts now. So from an early I age I learned that as along as I pursue my passions and go with my heart and
ignore that little voice, that I can move ahead. But then, if you think about it, what’s next? Nothing or have you already set goals? Because I’m gonna tell you this. I meet a lot of people when I travel and when I speak to
audiences just like you guys and a lot of people say,
“I want a better life, “but”, then they have an excuse. They haven’t really set their goals. They haven’t dreamed big enough. They haven’t written down their goals. So when you guys are thinking
about this next level, what it is for you, are you just talking about
it or are you serious? Are you taking action? Because that little voice, that LVS is going to convince you to stay inside that little
box, that comfort zone that we know that we have to go out of. So the second thing is when you’re setting goals, you have to get serious and
you have to create plans. A lot of people say
they want a better life, they wanna make more money, they wanna get their dream career, the wanna meet the dream spouse. How many of you have
met your dream spouse? You better raise you
hand, if they’re with you. (laughing) To do that, you gotta take action. But the thing that’s so
important to remember … The thing that is so important to remember is that there are people
that talk about their goals and there’s people that take action. So when you write down your goals and you get really focused, that’s when these things
start to come true. So step two is write them down, get serious. But let me ask you this. Have you ever been
excited about something? Have you ever wanted
to go to the next level and then somebody in your life tells you you’re not good enough or they say that your
ideas aren’t good enough or they try to hold you back. If you’re like me, that’s happened to you. And the truth is is that the people that are close to you, when they see you going to the next level, sometimes that can be frightening. Sometimes that actually scares them and it’s their LVS. It’s their little voice that
wants to hold you in that box, but you know that you have
to go to that next level. So what I like to tell students is when you’re ready to
really start crushing it and you’ve got your goals written down and you know that you’re
going for your dreams, you don’t have to tell everybody. You have to go an tell
everybody what you’re up to. You just have to get work. You just have to start taking action. And here’s the third thing. You know what’s interesting is there’s a point that
happens throughout the day where we know we should do something, but then all of a sudden we stop. How many of you are guilty
of hitting the snooze button a couple of extra times each morning. Be honest. How many of you have literally had food in
front of you and said, “All right, I know I should eat this, “but I’m going to go ahead and
have a couple bites of this”? Yeah. We’ve been there. How many of you know that
you should go to the gym, but you’re like, all
right, I’ll do it tomorrow. What’s interesting … And we’re all like yeah,
we can relate to that. What’s interesting is that in this community here, the rebuilding that’s going on, the strengthening that’s happening, everything that’s going to the next level; we’re not just here to try to
rebuild Santa Rosa used to be. Let’s make it better. Let’s make it bigger. Let’s bring this community together more than it’s ever been. If you’re ready for that, say yes. – [Audience] Yes. – All right. So when you guys are looking around, that’s what we’re here to accomplish. We’re here to create the
future that’s about to come, something that’s beyond anything that anybody in Santa Rosa’s
ever experienced before. And there’s a point where every time you go to step
outside of your comfort zone and that LVS, that little
voice, starts chatting and starts telling you
to try to play it safe, there’s a hack. There’s something you can
do to get through that. You guys wanna know what that is? And this is like the dumbest thing ever. This is so stupid, but it works. It’s called the five second rule. You guys ever heard of
the five second rule? Here’s what’s interesting
about the five second rule. You have five seconds before your brain automatically starts talking you out of anything. Literally. You have great idea and
then five seconds later your brain is like no, stay
inside the comfort zone. You want to go to the gym. Ah, it’s too cold today;
let’s stay inside. You wanna lose a few pounds. Nah, don’t worry about it. We’ll get healthy tomorrow. It always wants to talk you out of it. It wants to keep you safe. So the five second rule is simple. Everybody do me a favor. Let’s count backwards from five. Ready.
5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Now during that time, what is happening is you are breaking the pattern. You are breaking the habit of doing the same thing over and over. You’re igniting your prefrontal cortex. You’re giving yourself a
temporary boost of momentum to actually take action. So let me give you an example. Tomorrow morning when the alarm goes off and you’re like, ugh, it’s cloudy, it’s a little bit chilly, I’m gonna hit that snooze button. You can literally go 5, 4, 3
and then get up out of bed. When it’s time to go to the gym, you can literally count backwards, 5, 4, 3, 2 and do it. Now what’s interesting is the majority of you, if
not everybody that’s here is already great at doing that. It’s very rare that
I’ve been able to speak in front of an audience that
has gone through so much like you guys have in this past year, days that it could have
been easy to give up, but you chose not to; days that you could have
thrown in the towel, but you said, “You know what. “We’re gonna work harder. “We’re gonna rebuild. “We’re gonna make things better.” You guys were already practicing this, but now let’s be intentional. So all the students
that are here, congrats. Great job. Tomorrow starts a new day with new goals, with new action that’s required
to get to that next level to take you outside of that box, buy every single time
that you find yourself hesitating, don’t do it anymore. Count backwards. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and do it. When it’s time to put
together your resume, when it’s time to go on that interview, if you’re here to start a new business, when it’s time to hire
your first employee; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 do it. It’s as simple as that. And then all of a sudden, the combined effort of all of these things one step after the next
gets you to the next level. You don’t just wake up and
all of a sudden your like hey, we’re the owner of all the businesses and we get to do all this awesome stuff. You have to build it one day at a time. And I’m gonna tell you this right now. When I look around, I see so many amazing people
here in this audience. You guys truly are awesome. And as we move forward today and we look back at this awesome ceremony where you guys have
earned your certificates and everybody here that’s supporting you, this community is going to be better, it’s going to be bigger and
stronger than it ever was before and it starts right now. So guys, I want to count backwards from five and when we get to one, yell do it. Ready.
5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Do it! All right, stand up real quick. Everybody give yourselves
a huge round of applause. Tell the person next to you that you are awesome. Give them a high five. (applauding) And you may be seated. You may be seated. All right guys. One last thing before I go. Let’s recap. We have little voice syndrome. We’ve got building our
goals, keeping our head down getting the work done and we
have the five second rule. How many of you are going to
start moving forward tomorrow to make an impact, to go bigger than ever? Let me see a show of hands. Who’s gonna really take
it to the next level. Hold them up there high. I want you guys to look around, because when you look
back from this moment, you’re gonna know that today
was a fresh start for you and that you guys are
absolutely gonna crush it. All right ladies and gentlemen, thanks for having me! You guys rock! Let’s give it up for Jerry Miller!. (laughing) – Great job. – Duane inspires everyone. Duane, come on over here Duane. We got parting gifts. First of all, we’re gonna
give you the medallion, the Celebrate CTE medallion
made by our own machine tool instructor. – You guys rock. – So you get the medal. It’s gold. You can bronze it if you’d like. And now that you’ve spoken
with the SRJC family, you are now a member
of the Bear Cub family or better known as the Bear Cub Nation. – Thank you so much. – And then of course
you have to have a hat. He got a hat. – But thank you very much Duane. How about a hand for Duane everybody? (applauding) So what we like to do is we’re
gonna recognize our groups and I’m gonna have the dean
or director or in this case, our first one is our Department
Chair from Child Development will come up and recognize our
certificate achievers today. Jeanie Harmon come on up. – Thank you Jerry. Pretty hard act to follow up here. So I’m Jeanie Harmon and I am honored to be the faculty co-chair of the Child Development Department and Teacher Education Department. I along with our Child Development faculty and the entire SRJC community
wish to congratulate our child development students who are accomplished in the follow areas. Students, please stand
and remain standing. If you earned a Child
Development Teacher certificate please stand. If you earned a Child Development Assistant Teacher
certificate please stand. These are our future brain builders for our children of America. If you earned a Children in
the Justice System certificate please stand. Our certificate awardees
are proudly represented by faculty members Alice Hampton, Rita Stoeckl, Dana Dickinson and Patty Cruz. On behalf of Santa Rosa Junior
College Board of Trustees, administration, faculty,
friends and family we congratulate you. Please give them a huge round of applause. (applauding) – Good evening. My name is Deborah Chigazola. I’m the Dean of Health Sciences. I’m a first generation college graduate with my first degree and
certificate in dental hygiene from a community college, making this an extreme honor to be
are part of this event. It is my pleasure, along with the faculty and the Santa Rosa
Junior College community to congratulate our students who are accomplished
in the following areas. Awardees and faculty in the following disciplines and programs, please stand an be acknowledged. Certified Nurse Assistant
and Home Health Aid with faculty member and
director Dr. Leslie Crane. Community Health Worker
with faculty member and coordinator Kim Caldewey. Students and faculty, please stand up. Dental Assisting and Dental hygiene with faculty members Linda
Linda Paquette, Jennifer Poovey, Cindy Fleckner, Corinna McClure and Dental Programs
Director Carol Hatrick. (audience cheering) Thank you. Dietary Service Supervisor,
soon to be Dietary Manager, and Diet Technician with
faculty members and coordinators Jill Harrison, Jill
Tarver an Tammy Sakanashi. Please stand. (applauding) First year with 13 graduates, Healthcare Interpreter with faculty member and
coordinator Candra Carr. (applauding) Our pathway and Pipeline of
the future health careers of the academy with faculty member and coordinator Tammy Adlander. Medical Assisting with faculty member and coordinator Katherine Slusser. (audience cheering) Pharmacy Technician with faculty member and coordinator Dr. Ahmed Deen. (applauding) On behalf of Santa Rosa Junior
College Board of Trustees, administration, faculty,
friends and family we congratulate you. (applauding) – Good evening. Hello. I am Jeff Snow. I’m the faculty coord– (audience members cheering) Oh, that was nice. I’m the Faculty Coordinator for the Emergency Medical Care Department as part of Public Safety and I am honored to
represent April Chapman, the Dean of Public Safety tonight. She was unable to be here. And I along with my faculty
and the entire SRJC community wish to congratulate our
public safety students who are accomplished
in the following areas. Would you please stand and be recognized, when I call your certificate or award? Led by Charisse Arnold, we have the certificate of Corrections. We have Law Enforcement. We have Basic Police Officer Academy, Ranger Academy, Public Safety
Dispatcher Basic Course. Under Randy Collins we have the Fire Technology program graduates. (applauding) Led by Scott Snyder, we have the Emergency Medical
Technician graduates. Woo. And led by Chris Lebaudour, we have the Emergency Medical Responders. Yay. I think we all can agree we
hope we never need to use you, but we certainly are glad that you’re as well prepared as you are. On behalf of Santa Rosa Junior
College Board of Trustees, administration, faculty,
friends and family and personally, we wish to congratulate you. (applauding) – Hello. My name is Benjamin Goldstein and I am the Dean of Agriculture/Natural Resources and Culinary Arts here at
Santa Rosa Junior College, in case you couldn’t tell by the outfit. I, along with the faculty,
the administration and the entire SRJC community
wish to congratulate all the students receiving
certificates today. First, awardees and faculty in the Agriculture and Natural
Resources Department please stand all together, the entire department. (audience applauding) We have Veterinary Technology
represented by Dr. Dan Famini. There we go. Viniculture and Pest Control Management represented by Merilark Padgett-Johnson. (audience applauding) Environmental Horticulture
represented by Joel Grogan. Floral Design represented by Diane Dolan. Natural Resource
Management, Parks and Recs and Watershed Management with Kasey Wade, faculty representing. The Brewing program, our newest program, represented by Chris Wills. There we go. This is where the afterparty’s
at, in this department. Sustainable Agriculture
represented by Dr. Joshua Beniston. And Wine Studies represented
by Dr. Kevin Sea. There we go. We also have Equine
Management and Animal Science with Maxine Freitas and Amy Housman. Give them a round of applause. (applauding) All right. Now you may be seated. Culinary Arts Department
please stand on up. Culinary Arts. We’ve got the Culinary Arts program with department chairs Chef Jim Cason with the whisk. The man with the whisk. Baking and Pastry, Shelly
Kaldunski and Kathy Burgett, faculty; Doug Cavaliere, faculty. Where’s Doug? We’ve got Front House
and Dining Room Service and Restaurant Management
represented by Betsy Fischer. – [Man In Audience] Betsy. – Thank you Culinary Arts. Thank you everyone. Congratulations students. (audience applauding) – Good afternoon. My name’s Kerry Loewen. I’m the Dean of Arts and Humanities. Very proud to be here alongside my faculty and the entire SRJC community to congratulate our amazing students. Would awardees and faculty
in the following disciplines please stand and remain standing to be acknowledged? Is there anyone here from Art? Let’s give them a hand anyway. Come on. Their building’s right there. They’ll hear you. In Communication Studies
and Digital Film Making, Brian Antonson. Where are all your students? There we go. Yeah. Journalism led by Anne Belden. This is the Oak Leaf staff. (applauding) In Fashion Studies, which includes Fashion Design and Retail, we have Hilary Heaviside, Robyn Spencer-Crompton and Lyra Bobo. (applauding) And in Theater Arts who
are taking a year away from this beautiful building behind you while it undergoes a big Measure H remodel and I was in there a couple days ago. It’s looking really great. You can’t wait to see it. We’re gonna have really great shows there, coming up next year, or in a year. Theater Arts, Leslie McCauley, Maryanne Scozzari, Laura Downing-Lee. Please stand. (applauding) On behalf of Santa Rose Junior
College Board of Trustees, the administration,
faculty, friends and family we congratulate you. (applauding) – Hi everybody. My name is Dr. Katherine Williams and I am stoked to be
the Dean of Instruction and Enrollment Management
at the Petaluma campus. (audience cheering) And we collectively are gonna be stoked to celebrate these completers
in the following area. I would like to thank the students, and as I say your name please rise. This is in Fitness, Nutrition and Health; Dance and Yoga 200 hour teacher training. (applauding) Our faculty member Venona
Orr and Andrea Thomas. We thank all of you in advance, for keeping us fit,
healthy and in balance. Thank you. (applauding) For the students in Water Distribution, Utility Services and Wastewater
Treatment please stand and our faculty member Chris Murray. Thank you for keeping
our drinking water clean and cleaning up after ourselves. Our students in Cisco
Networking and IT Support please stand with faculty member Scott Rosen and Michael McKeever. Thank you for keeping our
computers connected and working. We appreciate that. And will the students in
Human Services Advocacy and Human Services, Alcohol
and Other Drug Treatment please stand with faculty
member Lauralyn Larsen? (applauding) We thank you for keeping our
vulnerable community members, helping them to find strength
in recovery and health. Congratulations everybody. (applauding) (foreign language) (applauding) (foreign language) And for those of you on the other side; hello, my name’s Nancy Miller. I’m honored to work with you as the Director of Regional
Adult Education Programs. Your hard work and dedication to education has resulted
in you accomplishing your academic and personal goals for which you are being celebrated today. You are here today to be honored for the completion of the
pre-apprenticeship program, a partnership with the
Graton Day Labor Center and District Council 16. I am proud to know that
you will be a vital part of the Sonoma County recovery efforts, through the rebuilding
of homes and businesses throughout our community. On behalf of the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, friends and family we congratulate and celebrate you. (applauding) – Hello. My name is Victor Tam and I’m honored to be the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Yeah. I love science too. (laughing) You pick up your money later. On behalf of all the
faculty and staff in STEM, I wanna say how proud we are of all that you’ve accomplished. The students here and the many more that weren’t able to attend today have been doing the busy and hard work of rebuilding Sonoma County. Your skills and knowledge will be so vital in helping
our communities heal. Awardees and faculty in
the following disciplines please stand and be acknowledged. Civil Engineering Technology, Geospatial Technology and Surveying Technology represented by Reginald Parks. (applauding) Mechatronics and Electronics
represented by MJ Papa. (applauding) And Interior Design
represented by Shari Canepa. (applauding) On behalf of Santa Rosa Junior
College’s Board of Trustees, administration, faculty,
friends and family we congratulate you. (applauding) – Good evening. My name is Josh Adams and I’m privileged to be the Dean of Business
and Professional Studies. I along with my faculty and
the entire SRJC community wish to congratulate our students who are accomplished in
the following programs. Faculty and students please
stand and remain standing while we’re all recognized. Faculty member Katie Seder representing Administrative
Assistant Programs. (audience cheering) Gina Lord, Dr. G, and Breck Withers representing Accounting,
Bookkeeper and Payroll programs. (applauding) Joy Hermsen representing
Entrepreneurship Programs. (applauding) Al Yu representing Hospitality
Management Programs. (applauding) Roy Gattinella and Xavier Nazario representing Business Marketing
and Management Programs. – [Man] Yeah Roy. (applauding) Steve Herndon representing
Real Estate Programs. Eleanore Webster representing
Human Resource Administration. (audience cheering) Mike Starkey representing Graphic Design, Digital Media, 3D Modeling
and Animation programs. (applauding) Ethan Wilde representing Computer Studies and Web Design Programs. (applauding) Dave Lemmer representing
Welding Technology. (applauding) Jesse Kosten and Cliff Norton representing Diesel Equipment Technology. (applauding) Cliff Norton representing
Automotive Technology. (applauding) And Bill McCracken representing Machine Tool Technology Programs. On behalf of Santa Rose Junior
College Boar of Trustees, administration, faculty,
friends and family we congratulate you. (applauding) – Good evening. I’m Brad Davis. I’m the Dean of Workforce Development and I have some really
good new for you guys. I’m the last dean to talk
to you on this podium. I’ll take the applause any way I can. My area’s a little different. I represent work experience
internship programs, the apprenticeship programs and it’s not a program
that’s a standalone. It represents all of you guys, so I would like to see everybody in all the certificate
programs that had an internship or you took a work experience class that you worked in a position
in your certificate program. I’d like you guys to stand up. (audience cheering) You guys, first of all, you’re awesome, but you had the ability
to work in a position of your certificate,
which is really valuable. And for those of you who
took an internship program, you worked with folks like Lauralyn Larson or if you took a work experience class, you worked with Leena Her and all of our faculty. And I really wanna congratulate you. So on behalf of Santa Rosa
Junior College Board of Trustees, administration, faculty,
friends and family we congratulate you. (cheering) – So now what you’ve been waiting for. Everybody stand with their
ribbon and their medallion. Turn to the person next to you. I don’t care, right or
left of turn behind. Right. Turn right. Turn to the right. Place the medallion over
their neck and tell them you are – [Several Men] awesome. Thank you man. – [Dr. Chung] Great job. (applauding) Congratulations. It has been my honor to congratulate you on
your accomplishments and welcome you to the Bear Cub family. Remember, once a Bear
Cub always a Bear Cub. (growling) (cheering) Please stand if you are first
generation to attend college. Stand up. If you’re in business, entrepreneur, finance, hospitality provider
stand up, stay standing. Where are the artists and entertainers? Stand up! Stand up! Where are my healers, my
advocates, my caregivers? Stand up! If you’re a designer, a
builder, a manufacturer, industrial or transportation
technologist stand up! Where are the farmers, the
growers, the food providers? Stand up! (cheering) Our environmentalists,
our resource managers, our information and
communication specialists stand up! The future educators, the ASL achievers stand up! Faculty, staff stand up! Trustees stand up! Administrators stand up! Family, friends, supporters stand up! (inspirational music) Stop! Stop and turn around and look! Everyone’s standing up! We’re standing together. We’re supporting each other and just know I believe in you! We believe in you! You believe in you! You’re the ones we’ve
all been waiting for! You! Celebrate these great accomplishments and tomorrow go out and grow this community, heal this community! Rebuild your community! (cheering) Let’s leave tonight and show the world when we work together,
anything is possible! You are awesome! Good night! Drive safe! – You shoulda been a preacher man. You shoulda been a preacher.


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