Learning Resource Center (LRC) Wins Architecture Award

Recently, the Learning Resource Center (LRC)  won an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award, a prestigious design award that is given only twice each year.  Congratulations to gkkworks, the architectural firm that designed the LRC, and everyone who put in countless hours, sweat, and tears into completing this remarkable remodel.


Great California Shakeout is Thursday, October 18th at 10:18am!

On Thursday, October 18th at 10:18 a.m. Saddleback College and District Services will join thousands of other colleges, schools, and organizations in the Great California Shakeout, the nation’s largest state-sponsored emergency exercise.  All students, faculty, staff and administrators are requested to participate in this full-scale emergency preparedness drill that focuses on responding to a simulated, catastrophic earthquake.  The entire exercise is expected to take approximately 30 minutes from start to finish.  The following provides an overview of the drill:

Phase I – Earthquake Announcement

At 10:18 a.m. on Thursday, October 18th, a campus-wide simulated emergency InformaCast System broadcast will be made to each classroom and/or office telephone stating:  “This is a drill; this is a drill; earthquake, earthquake!”  In response to this announcement, all students, faculty, staff, and management should practice the DROP, COVER, HOLD ON protocol (DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table; and HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops).  Because not all classrooms are equipped with desks for coverage, hold on to what is available and stay put.  For drill purposes, hold on until the “all clear” announcement is received through the college’s InformaCast System via classrooms and office telephones, which will be delivered 30 seconds after the earthquake drill announcement.

Phase II – Building Evacuation

After the “all clear” is announced, all students, faculty, staff, and management are asked to evacuate their buildings according to the campus evacuation floor plans and evacuation maps which can be found in each building and online at www.saddleback.edu/police/.  The evacuation drill is over when the College CERT Team member(s) announce (green vests and green helmets) that the exercise is over, and ask everyone to return to their classes and workspaces and resume normal activity. CERT team members will be directing students and staff to the evaluation areas, and standing by for the “all clear” command.

By participating in this important emergency exercise, you are taking direct action in preparing yourself and your community in the event of a true earthquake or other emergency.  For more information on the Great California Shakeout please visit www.shakeout.org/ and for additional information on Saddleback College’s emergency planning and procedures, please visit www.saddleback.edu/police/.

Thank you in advance for taking personal responsibility for the health and safety of you and those around you by participating in the Great California Shakeout!

Congratulations to the New CSU Chancellor

Congratulations to University of California, Riverside Chancellor Dr. Timothy P. White who was selected to serve as the California State University Chancellor. Dr. White is replacing Charles B. Reed, who is retiring. We look forward to continuing our great relationships with the CSUs and are always working to increase our transfer rate and preparedness!

Saddleback Inducts 78 into Hall of Fame

Saddleback College inducted 78 new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 29th, during halftime of its Homecoming football game against Santa Ana College.

Congratulations to our Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, who have made all of us proud for their impressive accomplishments, both in their performance in their sport and in the classroom.  It was a pleasure to see them back on campus for this Saddleback College tradition.

”This is always a great opportunity for us to recognize our former student-athletes who excelled at Saddleback.  It was paired with our Homecoming event to make this a fun event for everyone and I think those alumni we inducted really have grown to appreciate what we do here at Saddleback.  The foundation we set helps them be successful down the road,” said athletic director Tony Lipold.

Saddleback only holds this Hall of Fame ceremony every four years and selected this year’s induction class from those student-athletes who participated during the 2004-2008 school years.  Eighteen of the college’s 19 teams were represented, including 12 former football players, 11 former baseball players, and 12 former golfers.  Hall of Fame inductees are selected by the coaches and athletic director and must have been named o the all-conference team in their sport at least once.

The induction class of 78 brings the total number of Athletic Hall of Fame members up to 655 since the Hall of Fame was established in 1982.  The names of these new members will be added to the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame wall in the lobby of the Kinesiology and Athletics Department.

Inductee                                          Sport__

Armando Carrasco                       Baseball
Pat Ferguson                                 Baseball
Dan Goldberg                                Baseball
Ben Lasater                                    Baseball
Scotty McKnight                           Baseball
Colin Rooney                                 Baseball
Sean Rooney                                 Baseball
Robby Ross                                     Baseball
Shevis Shima                                  Baseball
Jon Townsend                               Baseball
Kyle Walton                                    Baseball
Gerard Anderson                         Men’s Basketball
Tremaine Ford-Townsend       Men’s Basketball
TJ Lipold                                           Men’s Basketball
Dominique Ricks                           Men’s Basketball
DJ Smedley                                     Men’s Basketball
Perry Webster                              Men’s Basketball
Carly Andrews                               Women’s Basketball
Rekeshia Jones                             Women’s Basketball
Cassie Klockgether                      Women’s Basketball
Kyle Hughes                                   Men’s Cross Country
Jess Beets                                       Football
Colt Brennan                                  Football
Zach Clarke                                     Football
PT Gates                                          Football
Ian Hammond                               Football
Andrew Larson                             Football
Quincy Lever                                  Football
Derik Martinez                              Football
Rasheed Prescott                        Football
Jerard Rabb                                    Football
Rico Russo                                       Football
Cheyne Verhagen                       Football
Kris Assawapimonporn              Men’s Golf
Mike Bench                                    Men’s Golf
Robbie Berton                               Men’s Golf
Tim Joerin                                       Men’s Golf
David Kendall                                 Men’s Golf
Kevin Kim                                        Men’s Golf
David Lyons                                    Men’s Golf
Gavin Reid                                      Men’s Golf
Linda Baad                                      Women’s Golf
Sami Freitas                                    Women’s Golf
Connie Gonzalez                          Women’s Golf
Camille Guyton                             Women’s Golf
Leila Brewster                               Soccer
Danielle D’Amico                          Soccer
Kylie Duszynski                             Soccer
Annie Lacko                                    Soccer
Katie Povey                                    Soccer
Torri Catalano                                Softball
Brooke Elkins                                 Softball
Traci Everett                                   Softball
Emily Hillis                                       Softball
Jenn Von Pohlmann                       Softball