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SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong with his brother, Danny Chong, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York City for more than three weeks.

Dr. Chong is in the house (literally!)

May 29, 2020

Life in the pandemic has been nothing like business as usual! Like others I have grown accustomed to a life unlike anything I have ever experienced  in my lifetime. First, on the personal side: I have spent more time in my backyard than I ever h...

Online-only decision exposes range of faculty emotions

Online-only decision exposes range of faculty emotions

April 30, 2020

In the aftermath of the news Thursday afternoon that Santa Rosa Junior College will be online only through fall 2020, faculty and staff appeared just as blindsided as students by the decision, though their reactions were mixed. “Honestly, I’m ki...

Santa Rosa Junior College's Board of Trustees held its first ever virtual board meeting where it voted to allow

SRJC Board expands ‘pass or no-pass’ grading throughout pandemic

April 16, 2020

In its first ever virtual board meeting, the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to allow students to switch from letter grades to “pass or no pass” at any time during the semester and until the Covid-19 emergency is resol...

SRJC and others are providing resources for students to help with online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loaner laptops and free internet for students

April 8, 2020

Need a laptop or Wi-Fi? Santa Rosa Junior College and other organizations are providing free resources for students to help with online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.  SRJC officials announced today the start of a laptop-loaning program for st...

At every Shone Farm Fall Festival, the pumpkin patch attracts crowds of guests from all over Sonoma County and volunteers assist guests with cutting and carrying their pumpkins to the checkout stand.

SRJC kicks off 2019 Shone Farm Festival

October 14, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College kicked off its seventh-annual Shone Farm Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, opening its doors at 10 a.m. with fun-filled rides, games and festivities for the local community.  Guests at Shone Farm enjoyed hayride tours...

What’s New: Bailey Field will be completely renovated with an all new track, bleachers, and artificial grass. Both an athletic and pedestrian pavilion will also be added to the surrounding area.

SRJC updates existing facilities, creates new math building

September 3, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College is getting a facelift with four new and continuing projects for the Santa Rosa campus. Burbank Auditorium, Bailey Field and Zumwalt Parking Garage received upgrades while Jeff Kunde Hall was newly-constructed over the summer as...

Tuesday's board meeting on SRJC's Petaluma campus where MEChA again requested the administration approve a $3-an-hour raise to student-workers' wages.

SRJC student-workers continue to push for increased wages

February 24, 2019

A combination of high living expenses, low student-worker wages and a lack of financial aid threatens the academic future of many Santa Rosa Junior College students. To improve their prospects, student-workers will again lobby college officials at Mond...

Jane Saldaña-Talley brings a calm and collaborative leadership style to SRJC's No. 2 leadership position.

Turning over a new leaf

December 13, 2018

Jane Saldaña-Talley begins every morning with meditation. Using a phone app, she dedicates part of her morning routine to collecting her thoughts and finding peace. Meditation allows her to be more present in the moment and furthers her ability to listen. She’s committed to...

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