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October 12, 2021

Inland Empire University Transfer Fair Features Over 65 Universities

Community colleges across the Inland Empire worked together to coordinate a free virtual transfer fair for all community college students in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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October 12, 2021

Crafton's Caring Campus Receives Recognition

Crafton Hills College's classified staff recently received recognition from the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) for their work in the Caring Campus initiative to "improve students' sense of connectedness". Caring Campus is based on decades of research documenting that student who feel connected to their college are more likely to complete and succeed in their courses, persist from semester to semester, and achieve their educational goals. Students come where they are welcome and stay where they feel cared about. The classified staff at Crafton have committed to connecting to our students and making a positive difference in their educational journey.

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October 12, 2021

CHC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Crafton employees and students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month September 16 through October 15. Events and activities highlighted Hispanic culture and recognized the contributions of Hispanic Americans.

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October 12, 2021

ASCCC Selects Brandi Bailes to Serve on Task Force and Nominates Her for BOG

Mathematics Professor and CHC Academic Senate President Brandi Bailes has been selected to serve on the newly established Data and Research Task Force (DRTF) for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

Great Efforts of Teamwork Pay Off
October 12, 2021

Great Efforts of Teamwork Pay Off

State-wide, scammers are posing as fake students to register for community college classes and apply for financial aid to fraudulently access COVID-19 relief grants and other forms of financial aid. Crafton Hills College remains committed to reducing fraud in admission and financial aid applications as fake 'bot students' attempt to take advantage of any vulnerability in the system.

Crafton theatre students to perform 'Helen of Troy' origin story
October 12, 2021

Crafton theatre students to perform 'Helen of Troy' origin story

The stage is set for live theatre to return to Crafton Hills College this October.

Crafton Hills to offer new Digital Media courses in Virtual and Mixed Reality, Level II 3D Modeling
October 12, 2021

Crafton Hills to offer new Digital Media courses in Virtual and Mixed Reality, Level II 3D Modeling

The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed many industries or even brought them to a halt, but the demand for Multimedia, Graphic Design and Animation is greater than ever. Crafton Hills College (CHC) is ready to meet that need with exciting new classes this fall, including brand new courses in Virtual and Mixed Reality, and Level II 3D Modeling.

2021 Adult Summer Bridge Celebration
October 12, 2021

2021 Adult Summer Bridge Celebration

The Redlands Adult School and Crafton Hills College EOPS Department partner each summer to provide a summer bridge program for local adult school graduates who plan to begin community college in the fall.

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September 21, 2021

Work Experience Course Helps Student Land Job

Michael Fileto always had a casual interest in computer science, although his goals were to join the allied health profession. But a course in bioinformatics and genomics helped him realize the opportunity for a career that combined biology and computer science. After receiving his bachelor's degree in biology at the University of California Riverside, Fileto enrolled in courses at Crafton Hills College to study computer science and computer information systems.

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September 21, 2021

Welcome New Employee: Yuki Toyooka Smith

Yuki Toyooka Smith is an artist, writer, and educator. She grew up in Hokkaido, Japan, and has taught Anatomy Illustration and Figure Drawing at several colleges in Southern California. She has been published in multiple medical illustration books and her artwork has been part of the curriculum at University of Southern California and California Institute of Technology.

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September 21, 2021

Welcome New Employee: Peter Gend

Peter Gend has spent much of his life working in the three areas he loves- Education, Animation and Game Design. Peter had the good fortune of growing up during the rise of the video game industry and the inception of digital computer effects - spurring him on to one of the earliest degrees in computer animation offered in Southern California. Peter spent many years working on projects such as The Simpsons,The Fantastic Four, Sex and the City, The Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Discovery Channel's Shark Week, and over 40 other feature films,TV shows, and video games. After teaching his first class in Game Design, Peter gained a love for higher education and has since obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects and has gone on to teach at nearly a dozen schools including The Rochester Institute of Technology, Cal State Los Angeles, Mt. San Antonio College, Columbia College Hollywood, and the Art Institutes. In higher education, Peter has held roles as Full Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Department Chair, Program Coordinator,Academic Director, Associate Dean of the Arts, and Interim Dean of Academic Affairs. In addition to his work in Education and the Digital Arts, Peter is also an avid sculptor, rapid prototyping enthusiast, and devotes his time to the study and preservation of animation and video game history.

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September 21, 2021

Welcome New Employee: Natalie Lopez

Natalie Lopez began her Library career at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Her Library experiences include Rancho Mirage Public Library, Beaumont Library, Allan Hancock College and Palomar College. She pursued a master's degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She enjoys teaching students how to do research in multiple disciplines, cataloging books, Outreach and building Library collections. She is very excited about her new role as a Librarian at Crafton Hills College!

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September 21, 2021

Welcome New Employee: Alex Beechko

Serving as Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology and General Biology, Alex Beechko is enthusiastic about the anatomy of vertebrates and the biology of the world around him. Since 2015, he has been dedicated to improving science literacy amongst incoming college students through postings as a laboratory teaching assistant at CSU San Bernardino, as adjunct faculty at Crafton Hills College, and as a full time High School Anatomy and Biology teacher at Notre Dame High School in Riverside. Alex is motivated and inspired to increase the accessibility of scientific education through outreach programs with local four-year universities. He developed a passion for scientific education and believes that he is in the best position to help as many students as possible succeed in pursuit of careers in the sciences.

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September 21, 2021

Seasoned EMS Veteran Selected to Lead Paramedic Program

Crafton Hills College has one of the most respected emergency medical services programs in California. The program's newest paramedic director is a well- respected skills instructor for fellow first responders and a product of the Yucaipa- based college's program.

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September 21, 2021

Hannah Sandy to Serve as President of HSACC

Hannah Sandy, CHC's Health and Wellness Center coordinator, has been appointed as President of the Health Services Association for California Community Colleges for the 21-22 academic year.