Fresno City College


DOCTOR CAROL GOLDSMITH SPOKE ABOUT THE THE SCHOOL’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE LAST YEAR. THIS HAS BEEN A RECORD BREAKING YEAR OVER 1900 GRADUATED THIS IS YEAR AND OVER 2300 CERTIFICATE AWARDISE THAT IS OVER 2300 PEOPLE WHO ARE JOB READY NOW WITH CERTIFICATES. NOUGHT SCHOOL SAYS IT IS FOCUSSED ON CHANGING THE CULTURE ABOUT GOING TO COLLEGE IN THE VALLEY. HOW IS THE CAMPUS DOING THAT. DOCTOR GOLDSMITH IS JOINING US TO CHAT ABOUT THE EVENT AND WA WE CAN EXPECT IN THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND THANKS FOR HAVING YOUR CREW COME OUT THIS MORNING IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOU. HOPE IT WENT WELL. SOUND GREAT IT DID. IT IS NOT JUST A COMMUNE EVENT IT IS A FUNDRAISER. WE ARE HOPING WE RAISED 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE DAY AS WELL. I’M GRATEFUL FOR OUR EXPERIENCES AND THE PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THEIR MONEY WILL GO BACK INTO STUDENTS AND MAKING SURE THEY HAVE THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO BE SUCCESSFUL THAT IS AMAZING. MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE. IT DOES. YOU SAID CHANGING THE CULTURE IN THE VALLEY. HOW ARE YOU DOING THAT? WE KNOW FOR LONG THAT THE VALLEY HAS BEEN LABELED AS, WELL, YOU KNOW PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THEIR EDUCATION. UNSKILLED WORKFORCE. AND WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER WITH OUR OTHER COLLEGES TO CHANGE THAT CULTURE AND NARRATIVE THIS YEAR AT FRESNO CITY COLLEGE WAS A RECORD BREAK NEW. OVER 1900 GRADUATEDS WITH ASSOCIATES DEGREE. OVER 1900 THAT IS AN INCREASE OF 16%. AMAZING I ABOUT OUR CERTIFICATES OVER 2300 EARNED A WORK READY CERTIFICATE IN A HOST OF CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY. THAT REPRESENTS A 23%. COMBINED WE ARE DOING SOME IMPACTFUL THINGS THAT WILL CHANGE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FROM THE VALLEY. WE ARE CHANGING IT TO BE A COLLEGE AND CAREER VALLEY. AND I’M PROUD OFFER PARTNERS WE ARE WORKING WITH ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO COME TOGETHER TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE YOU CAN GO TO COLLEGE. YOU BELONG HERE. ABSOLUTELY. WHAT ARE THE BIG ACHIEVE AMS YOU MADE IN THE PAST YEAR? BESIDES THE RECORD BREAKING GRADUATION RATES WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 100 YEARS THAT IS A MONUMENTAL FEAT. NOT JUST FOR THE COLLEGE THE 1, 900 FAMILIES WE IMPACTED. WE KNOW WHEN A STUDENT GETS AN ASSOCIATE WITHIN THREE YEARS THEIR SALARY WILL TRIPLE. THAT IS AN AVERAGE. WE THAN EDUCATION PACE. AND I KNOW TRYING TO CHANGE THAT NARRATIVE HAS BEEN IMPORTANT TO US. THE OTHER THING WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT ON A FUN NOTE. COLLEGE IS FUN. SO, WE HAVE ALOMENT OF ACTIVITIES AND WE HAVE RELAY FOR LIFE COMING UP THE SECOND YEAR. OUR STUDENTS ARE ENGAUGED IN THE COMMUNITY BEING A GOOD STUDENT MEANS BEING A GOOD CITIZEN. WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER AWARENESS IN SEPTEMBER. AND WE 21 ATHLETIC TEAMS RANKED FIFTH IN THE NATION. WE ARE PRETTY EXCITED. WE HAD THREE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD BY OUR WREST LINING COACH AND HIS TEAM THE MEN WON OUT FOR THREE YEAR IN A ROW. OUR BAD MITTEN TEAM OF SECOND YEAR IN THREE STATE CHAMPIONS AND FIRST YEAR FOR VOLLEYBALL TEAM OF ATHLET MATTER AT FRESNO CITY. THEY ARE ENGAGED AND TRANSFER HIGHER RATES AND HIGHER GPA’S GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. INVOLVED THEY READ AT LOCAL SCHOOLS. ON THE OTHER SIDE THE OTHER A ISSOR ART’S PROGRAM. WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO ARE ENGAGED IN ART HOP. ANY GIVEN ART HOP YOU FIND STUDENT IN THAT ACTIVITY AND HAVE WONDERFUL ART. MUSICALS AND THEATRE PRODUCTIONS. THIS LAST YEAR CORAL INSTRUCTOR INVITED TO PERFORM AT CARNAGY HALL. WE HAVE STATE CHAMPIONS. WE HAVE MUSICIANS. ARTISTS AND PLAYS AND DANCERS AND WE HAVE OVER 100 DIFFERENT DEGREE OPPORTUNITY. SO, WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR A LONG TIME OF 34,000 STUDENTS COME TO FRESNO CITY COLLEGE A YEAR. THAT IS INCREDIBLE. THAT IS A LOT OF PEOPLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE’S LIVES CHANGE BECAUSE OF IT, TOO. WITH THE CHANGE IN CULTURE AND THE BIG AMAZING THINGS YOU HAVE DONE HAVE YOU RUN INTO ROADBLOCKS ALONG THE WAY? A CHALLENGE IS HOW THE STATE OF CALIFO FUNDS US. THE UC AND CSU EARNS A BIT MORE PER STUDENT THAN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. WE EVEN GET LESS MOAN THAN K-12. DON’T GET ME WRONG, THEY DO A FANTASTIC JOB BUT WE ARE LAGGING FAR BEHIND IN TERMS OF FUNDING FROM THE STATE. SO, LUCKILY, WE ARE ENTREPRENEURIAL IN SPIRIT. WE LOOK FOR WAYS TO BE COST EFFECTIVE TO OPERATE. BUT WE ALSO HAVE BEEN VERY LUCKY AND FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT FOR GRANTS AND PASS BONDS TO BUILD NEW FACILITIES. WE HAD A 1.9 MILLION DOLLARS BOND TO GO TO AUTOTRAINING. THANKS TO THE CITY OF FRESNO AND THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS. THOSE OPPORTUNITY HELP US STAND IN THE GAP. BECAUSE — OUR LOCAL CITY AND GOVERNMENT UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THEY HAVE BEEN HELPFUL AND GOOD PARTNERS FOR US. I KNOW HOW YOU SAID THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS MONDAY. FEW SPOTS. ANYONE IS INTERESTED HOW CAN THEY DO THAT? FIRST, I ENCOURAGE TO YOU A”POWER FOR LIFE” ONLINE AND DO THAT BY GOING TO FRES FRESNO CITY COLLEGE. APPLY ONLINE THAT IS A STATE PROCESS TAKES A DAY. NEXT DAY YOU WILL GET YOUR STUDENT ID AND REGISTER FOR CLASSES. CLASSES ONLINE AND NOT ONLY ON THE MAIN CAMPUS BUT CLASSES AT DUNKIN’ AFTER HOURS THE HIGH SCHOOL. EDSON HIGH SCHOOL AND SOUTHWEST. AND SUNNY SIDE AND SOUTHEAST. AND IF YOU LIVE IN CARMEN WE HAVE CLASSES THERE. IF YOU LIVE IN NORTHWEST FRESNO WE HAVE CLASSES AT THE FROM THE EVIDENCE NO PACIFIC BUILDING. AND WE HAVE NEW CLASSES — WE ARE PROUD OF OUR BIT WISE COMPANY. WE ARE PROUD THAT WE WILL BE WITH THEM AT THE HIVE DOWNTOWN. WE HAVE A HOST OF CLASSES AND WE WILL BE DOWN IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA IT IS HUSTLE AND BUSTLE AND ACTIVITY. WE ARE PROUD OF THAT. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THIS INFORMATION. THANK YOU. WE ENJOYED CHATTING WITH YOU.

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