Dear SLCC Students and Colleagues,
Believe it or not, 2014 is on its way out. Before you know it, you’ll be finished with finals, celebrating the season and looking forward to the new 2015 spring semester. Before 2014 leaves us, let’s pause for a moment to reflect on the happenings of the year.
We all celebrated the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, with our own SLCC alumnus and former baseball player Eddy Alvarez winning the silver medal! Go Bruins!
The Race Card Project was kicked off at SLCC and in the community with hundreds of students considering the concept of race and distilling their thoughts into 6 word essays.
Michele Norris, from National Public Radio, led a powerful lecture and discussion at the Grand Theatre regarding the project.
Both our women’s and our men’s basketball teams went to the NCJAA National Championship in Kansas representing the College; the women placed 12th in the nation and the men placed 9th
Our Information Technology team successfully launched a program to offer Office365 suite to all SLCC students and give them 1 TB cloud space during their time here as students
Sekou Andrews helped us celebrate our 4218 graduates at Commencement by declaring them superheroes and encouraging them to save the world!
Our Bruin Parade Band marched in several 4th of July and 24th of July parades, spreading the joy of SLCC through music.
SLCC rolled out DegreeWorks, an online degree audit system to help students identify a clear academic path and stay on it to meet their educational goals.
Our construction students and faculty earned a Best in Category award at the Parade of Homes for their beautiful home constructed in Herriman
Dr. Karen Kwan delivered the Distinguished Lecture focused on reducing bullying
Brandon Alva and our Folio student team were honored with a coveted award for student publications.
Our SkillsUSA students took home 40 medals in the state competition and 2 gold medals at the national competition.
Over $140,000 dollars were raised to go toward student scholarships at the Gail Miller Utah Cup. Student leaders and athletes mingled with golfers to share their appreciation for the scholarships that help them stay in college and reach their academic goals
The new Science, Mathematics and Technology Resource Center was announced and celebrated in the Science and Industry Building atrium. The packed crowd of students and faculty heard from Frank Layden who dedicated his time and efforts to helping our students access a phenomenal education.
SLCC announced our new partnership with the Sundance Film Festival, which will bring the festival to the Grand Theatre as one of the Salt Lake premiere venues.
Our Tanner Lecture series was one of the most successful ever, with two packed houses hearing author Cheryl Strayed speaking about her trek across the Pacific Crest Trail.
Our Women’s Volleyball team traveled to the national tournament, earning 9th in the nation.
SLCC hosted our Northwest accreditation team in October and shared a comprehensive self-study demonstrating our commitment to our community college mission.
SLCC continues to lead the state and the nation in recycling efforts and sustainability initiatives earning the college 2 state awards and 1 national award.
These are just a few of the achievements students and the college have earned in 2014. I am so proud to serve as the president of this amazing college and stand alongside faculty and staff to help students realize their dreams.
SLCC’s future is as bright as our students and I look forward to ringing in 2015 with you all.
May you have a peaceful and joyful holiday break.
– President Deneece G. Huftalin