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Sierra College Announces the Passing of Board of Trustee Member Nancy Palmer

September 13, 2023 – The Sierra College Board of Trustees is deeply saddened to announce the passing of valued colleague and Sierra College Trustee, Nancy Palmer.  As a long-time Grass Valley resident and community leader, Trustee Palmer was inspired to run for the Sierra College Board of Trustees after the community groundbreaking of the college’s […]

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Sierra College Hosts the 2023 Sierra Writers Conference February 8-16

Rocklin, California (January 18, 2023) – Sierra College Press will host the 2023 Sierra Writers Conference featuring Maxine Hong Kingston, Kim Stanley Robinson, Paul Tran, and an amazing group of writers. Virtual and in-person workshops (Rocklin and Grass Valley campuses) are scheduled from February 8th through the 16th focusing on various elements of storytelling, writing, […]

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Sierra College Recognizes Veterans Day with Ceremony, Walk a Mile in Their Boots, and Public Safety Career Fair 

On Thursday morning, November 10, The Sierra College Veterans Success Center (VSC) hosted students, staff, faculty, and community members at a celebration honoring America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  The day began with presentations in front of the Sierra College Library (LRC) at 8:30 AM.    Speakers included Daymian […]

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Sierra College Celebrates Accomplishment of More than 3,400 Graduates at 2022 Commencement

Rocklin, CA—May 23, 2022— Sierra College returned to traditional in-person commencement last week after two years of drive through or creatively virtual ceremonies during the pandemic. The in-person ceremonies at the Rocklin, Nevada County and Truckee-Tahoe campuses on May 19th and 20th included more than 500 graduates. In remarks to graduates, Sierra College Superintendent/President Willy […]

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Sierra College Women’s Basketball are 2022 California State Champions for the first time since 1999 

Sierra College Women’s Basketball are California State Champions after capping off a 28-3 season on Sunday, March 13, 2022 with a win at West Hills College in Lemoore over conference rival San Joaquin Delta College.  The championship game which ended with Sierra victorious at 76-71 concluded a season that had Delta beating Sierra College twice […]

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Sierra College hosts the 2022 Online Sierra Writers Conference Feb. 10-12

Thursday through Saturday, February 10th-12th, 2022, Sierra College Press will host the 2022 Sierra Writers Conference, featuring science fiction superstar, Kim Stanley Robinson, author and editor Nisi Shawl, Nevada County Poet Laureate, Kirsten Casey, and an amazing group of writers whose workshops focus on various elements of story, writing, and community.   “In this time of profound societal change, […]

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Sierra College Recognized as a Champion of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer by the Campaign for College Opportunity

November 18, 2021 – Sierra College was recognized as a 2021 Champion of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer during an awards ceremony hosted by the Campaign for College Opportunity on November 17, 2021. This recognition was for colleges and universities that are leading the state in conferring the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), enrolling […]

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Sierra College system restoration quasi complete, investigation ongoing

This week we restored most of our systems and are getting back to our focus on teaching and learning.  Most services are back online, and registration is open for summer and fall semesters. The investigation is ongoing, and we continue working closely with law enforcement and security experts. This was an attack directed at our networks and impacted several servers as well as hundreds of desktop computers.  As […]

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Sierra College Hosts the 2021 Virtual Sierra Writers Conference: Empowering Voices

On Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, 2021, Sierra College and Sierra Writers will host the 2021 Virtual Sierra Writers Conference, which features well-known writer James McBride, educator and activist Dr. Bettina Love, Ian Hadley of 916 Ink, a creative writing non-profit that empowers youth, and an amazing group of writers whose workshops focus on various elements of writing and voice.   “This event […]

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Sierra College COVID-19 update March 8

March 8, 2020 – Sierra College has declared a “Campus State of Emergency.” We are taking this action so we can minimize the number of people on campus with the goal of continuing to provide instruction without having to close.  This action allows Sierra College to limit access to campus. Beginning Monday, March 9, 2020 only […]

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Sierra Science Lecture Series Presents: The Ecology and Management of Invasive Plant Species in California

Grass Valley, (February 5, 2020) – Dr. Jeremy James, will present the next Sierra Science Lecture; The Ecology and Management of Invasive Plant Species in California. Invasive plant species are an agent of and response to environmental change, driving major changes in ecosystem function and biological diversity across the globe. These impacts are particularly pronounced […]

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Sierra College Dedicates New Solar Array to Save Money, Increase Use of Renewable Energy, and Shade Parking Spaces on Rocklin Campus

Rocklin, CA October 11, 2019 —On Tuesday, October 8, Sierra College dedicated a new solar array at its Rocklin campus that is projected to save millions of dollars in long-term energy costs.  The two megawatt (MW) solar parking canopy structure plus energy storage system developed with ForeFront Power will provide reliable electricity to the campus over a 20-year term. Sierra College procured this renewable energy project through a streamlined procurement process […]

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Sierra College Offers new Information Technology Courses Fall ’19

ROCKLIN, Aug. 16, 2019 – To provide students and those currently employed with the skills they need to both start and progress in Information Technology careers, Sierra College now offers four career pathways under the new Information Technology program (formerly Computer Information Systems – CIS): networking, cybersecurity, data analysis and business information. Courses are online […]

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Sierra College: Transformative College Makerspaces Prepare Students for Careers

ROCKLIN, CA, May 14, 2019 – Innovation is disrupting society and economic systems at a rapid rate, requiring new skillsets that students can learn at college makerspaces, according to Sierra Community College Superintendent/President Willy Duncan, who led the College Presidents Panel at make/SHIFT — the Makerspace Ecosystem Summit held in Irvine, CA on April 24-26. […]

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