Showing Solidarity & Support for Paris

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Dear Saddleback College Family,

To show our solidarity and support for the French people after the horrific terrorist attacks that occurred on Friday, Saddleback College will be flying our American flags at half-staff this week. Additionally, the McKinney Theatre will be lit up in the colors of the French flag tonight beginning at 4:30 pm. Thank you to Tim Swiss, fine arts lighting and sound designer, for making this happen.

The attacks on innocent people in Paris were an attack on all of us. It was terrible enough to watch the news unfold this weekend, but it was especially heartbreaking to learn that a 23-year-old CSU Long Beach study abroad student, Nohemi Gonzalez, was killed in the attacks. We offer our condolences to Nohemi’s family and friends and the CSU Long Beach community for their loss.

We in the field of higher education idealize culture, arts, science, and humanities, which are at the very heart of the Parisian way of life. We also know that no terrorist can take away our humanity’s pursuit of knowledge that comes in a free society.

Aujourd’hui, nous sommes tous Parisiens. Or, in English: Today, we are all Parisians.

Sincerely,

Tod A. Burnett, Ed.D.
President

South County Veterans Summit Held at Saddleback College

Panelists, Marco Williams, Bobby McDonald, Karen Williams and Terence Nelson speak on Veteran resources in Orange County.

Panelists, Marco Williams, Bobby McDonald, Karen Williams and Terence Nelson speak on Veteran resources in Orange County.

On Friday, November 6, Saddleback College had the pleasure of joining OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, OC Community Services, 2-1-1 Orange County and the OC Veteran Advisory Council to host the 2015 South County Veterans Summit.

The summit dubbed “Connect & Succeed” featured a variety of resources and information for local veterans including a presentation about the South County Veterans Research Study; VA benefits overview; veterans resource fair; and breakout sessions.

Lariat and Journalism Department Host Open House

Dean of Liberal Arts Kevin O’Connor, College President Tod Burnett, Journalism Department Chair Tim Posada and Dean of Learning Resources Marina Aminy.

Dean of Liberal Arts Kevin O’Connor, College President Tod Burnett, Journalism Department Chair, Tim Posada, and Dean of Learning Resources Marina Aminy.

On Tuesday, November 3, I had the pleasure of attending the Lariat/Journalism Department Open House in the journalism lab. I had a chance to catch up with Tim Posada the department chair and his fellow Journalism instructors. The Open House was a wonderful opportunity for our students to become familiar with the Lariat newspaper and the journalism department. I want to congratulate the Lariat and the Journalism Department for hosting a terrific event and thank them for sharing their department with the Saddleback College community.

Dr. Tod A. Burnett, President