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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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Sierra Science Lecture on March 12: An Experimental Study of Beaver Dam Restoration Techniques

Grass Valley, Calif. March 5, 2019 –  The Sierra Science Series will welcome Dr. Sarah Yarnell, UC Davis Research Hydrologist, to present current research in meadow restoration with a presentation titled, An Experimental Study of Beaver and Beaver Dam Analogue (BDA) Restoration Techniques in Childs Meadow. The presentation will be held on Tuesday evening, March 12th […]

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Sierra College Hosts A Day for Women on April 6

Grass Valley, Calif. March 4, 2019 – On Saturday, April 6th at the Sierra College Campus in Grass Valley, Soroptimist International of Grass Valley and the Sierra College Foundation are sponsoring A Day for Women. This fundraising event offers opportunities for women to be inspired, learn and explore something new. The day begins with registration […]

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Sierra College Celebrates Semana Latina at the Nevada County Campus with a Presentation Titled Guantánamo Bay – You CAN Handle the Truth

Grass Valley, CA (February 20, 2019) –As part of the Sierra College Semana Latina celebration at the Nevada County Campus beginning on March 11th, Keynote Speaker, Kristanne Heaton will give a presentation titled: Guantanamo Bay – You CAN Handle the Truth. The presentation will begin at 6 pm in the Multi-purpose room. Kristanne Heaton is […]

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Sierra College Receives AA Rating for Bond Issuance

Rocklin, CA February 14, 2019 – Sierra College received an improved bond rating from S&P Global Ratings to AA and Moody’s Investors Service to Aa1, prior to the first issuance of Measure E General Obligation  Bonds. Measure E was approved by voters in June 2018. Both Moody’s and S&P noted Sierra College’s strong financial management […]

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Sierra College Science Lecture Series Presents Managing Water for the Environment in a Changing Climate

Grass Valley, Calif. February 7, 2019 –  The Sierra Science Lecture Series at the Nevada County Campus welcomes Ted Grantham in a presentation titled, Managing Water for the Environment in a Changing Climate.  The presentation will be held on Tuesday, February 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center Building N-12. Come early and […]

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Sierra College Mechatronics Program Featured at International Conference in China

January 10, 2019 (Rocklin, CA) — In late 2018, Tony Osladil, Mechatronics Professor, Sierra College was chosen by the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE – https://www.nacce.com/) to represent the United States at the “International Conference on Science of Intelligence and Learning Revolution” held in Hangzhou, China. The conference was hosted by Zhejiang University […]