Art Gallery Presents "Underexposed" Exhibition The exhibition of "Underexposed" features photography by Chico artist Aaron Draper, and opens Wednesday, March 8 through Thursday March 30. A gallery reception will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a Butte College Music student will perform from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. The Butte College Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Arts Bu
Spring Gala Set for March 11 Spring Gala Honors Two Outstanding Alumni of the Year
Butte College's largest fundraising event, the Butte College Spring Gala, will honor two outstanding alumni of the year on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 E. 20th Street in Chico, beginning at 6 p.m.
The two outstanding alumni of the year include Berton Bertagna, owner of Almendra Winery & Distillery, and Nate Parks, co-owner of Pro Pacific Fresh.
Berton Bertagna has a strong family
Automotive Students Shine at SkillsUSA Competition Eleven Butte College Skills Club students brought home awards at the Region 4 SkillsUSA conference at the University Technical Institute (UTI) campus in Sacramento. First and second place winners will advance to the State conference April 20-23, 2017 in San Diego.
The following students received awards:
Engineering Technology Design:
1st Place, Gold: Awarded to the team of Majd Barchini, Andres Marquez and Jesse Patton.
AAUW Career Trek Planned for February 25 Local branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) are hosting "Career Trek" a one day event aimed at introducing eighth grade girls to career options in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The event takes place on Saturday, February 25 at Butte College, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, in the Learning Resource Center Building, 2nd Floor, at the Center for Academic Success.
The event is held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day inclu
Trustees Appointed for Oroville and Paradise/Magalia John Dahlmeier, Oroville and John Blacklock, Magalia were both appointed to serve as Trustees of the Butte-Glenn Community College Distric serving Areas 1 and 5 respectively. Both were appointed on December 14, 2016.
Dahlmeier representing Oroville, takes over for longtime trustee, Lou Cecchi, who resigned his position after serving on the board since 1990.
"Being born and raised in the area, I have a vested interest in our local communit
National Signing Day A Big Success Butte College announced seven student football athletes signed on National Football Signing Day today. The following seven student athletes will be transferring next semester with scholarships to various colleges: Jesse Savusa, (James Cambell High, HI), offensive lineman, Eastern New Mexico; Josh McCullough (F.W. Buchholz High, FL), offensive line, Texas A&M Commerce; Tanner Cristando, (Healdsburg High, CA), defensive end, UC Davis; Dhaamir Lomaz, (Palisades Cha
Butte College Announces Changes to Athletics Staff Butte College has announced changes to its Health, Kinesiology, and Athletics staff for the Fall 2017 season. Head football coach, Jeff Jordan, will step away from his football position after 11 years which included 2 state and national championships, 6 conference championships, 6 time conference coach of the year, 2 state coach of the year and 1 national coach of the year awards. Jordan sent many players to four year institutions on scholarshi
Art Gallery Presents "A Weaver's Journey" Exhibition "A Weaver's Journey" is an exhibition of textiles by Chico artist Sandy Fisher, opening Wednesday, February 1 through Thursday February 23, 2017. A gallery reception will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a Butte College Music student will perform from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. The Butte College Art Gallery is located on the first floor
Arc Exposure Event for High School Welders Entering its 10th year, the Butte College Welding Program successfully attracts high school students from all over Northern California. Taking place January 17-20 at the college's welding department, 181 high school students and 46 instructors received hands-on training in the latest welding technology techniques and equipment at the college's welding department.
Representatives from Miller Electric, Hobart Brothers, Smith Equipment, and MJB Welding Sup
Instructor Launches Internship Program Cindy Dawson, local businesswoman, Butte College instructor as well as a current student, recently offered six well-deserving Butte College Horticulture and Agriculture students paid internships at her business, Gardens Galore. The internship program is funded through the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act, administered through the Alliance for Workforce Development in Chico. The Paradise nursery is located inside her mother's business, Déjà Vu Antiques &
Athletes Signing Day Four student athletes from the Butte College Roadrunner football team have signed scholarship offers. Kasshawn Terrell, Chicago, IL, a defensive lineman, signed with the University of Northern Colorado. Zachary Troughton, Maxwell, CA, signed with Boise State University as offensive tackle. Raja Nijim, Chico, CA, signed with Greensboro College as a center. Frank Trent, Oakdale, CA, signed as a half back with Benedictine. All four had grade point averages above a 3.0 and had m
New Vice President Named Butte College has named Virginia Guleff as its new Vice President for Student Learning and Economic Development. She will begin her new position January 3. Guleff was officially appointed to the position at the Butte College Board of Trustees meeting November 16.
"I am honored to serve Butte College in this role and for the opportunity to further the college's outstanding work in providing educational opportunities to our rural students," said Guleff.
Guleff and her team
Student Leaders Connect with Silicon Valley Industry A select group of Butte College students confirmed they have what it takes to be leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers during a special invitation-only conference.
The 13th Annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Student Leadership Conference, themed "The New Face of STEM," was held recently.
Students engaged in a number of creative activities designed to sharpen their professional skills. They
Butte College Ranks #19 Top College Farm in the Nation In celebration of Farm to School Month, Butte College has been ranked #19 out of 60 college farms in the nation by OnlineCollegePlan. The 2016 Farm to School Month's theme is "One Small Step," to demonstrate that anyone-no matter how big or small-can impact and get involved in the local food production. Established in 2010 by the United States Congress, Farm to School Month provides demonstrations of the vital importance of farm to school pro
Nominations Now Open For Outstanding Alumni of the Year The Butte College Foundation is now seeking nominations for Outstanding Alumni of the Year with the deadline now through November 1.
Each year the Butte College Foundation selects deserving alumni to receive our Outstanding Alumni Award in recognition of outstanding personal and professional achievements. The deadline to nominate outstanding alumni is November 1, 2016. Two recipients will be selected and honored at the Butte College Spring G
Alumnus Awarded Scholarship Butte College alumnus Michael Shoemaker was selected as a 2016 scholarship recipient by the California Community College Men's Basketball Coaches Association (CCMBCA). Shoemaker, representing the northern region, received $500 and is attending the University of California at San Diego on a full ride student-athlete scholarship.
Two Butte College Directors Receive Awards from California Community Colleges Board of Governors Two Butte College Directors were the recipients of individual awards during the California Community Colleges Board of Governors 2016 Energy and Sustainability Awards. Maria Elena "Nena" Anguiano, Director of Butte College's Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program, was honored with the Board of Governors Faculty/Student Initiative Award. Ken Albright, Butte College Director of Facilities
Inspiring Scholars Open House October 20 Inspiring Scholars is a program for current and former foster youth who attend, or have the goal of attending, Butte College. An open house celebrating a new location will take place at the Inspiring Scholars offices on October 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Butte College main campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, in the Media Center, Room 121, located directly behind the library. The public is invited to meet current and former foster youth, staff, and learn a
Agriculture Students Win Essay Contest Three Butte College Agriculture students each received $150 for their publication-ready essays on cover crops in Northern California, which they submitted to an essay contest sponsored by Greg Baker Agronomic Consulting. The winning students were Juan Lemus, Ryan Hall and Ingrid "Dani" Dijkhuizen. Baker's company is based in Gridley, California and works with growers and industry professionals to provide accurate, scientific data about new materials through
Art Gallery Presents "Whitespace - Bluespace" Exhibition The Butte College Art Gallery Presents, Whitespace-Bluespace - Televisual Memory and the Implied Catastrophe, an exhibition of experimental glitch photography (digital monotypes) by New Mexico artist Ren Adams.
The exhibition begins Wednesday, October 5 through Thursday, October 27, 2016. A gallery reception will take place on Wednesday, October 5, from 4 - 6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Student Health Clinic The Butte College Student Health Clinic has a new medical director, Ross W. Tye, MD. Dr. Tye received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina and has 32 years of medical experience in emergency, urgent care and family practice. In addition to his medical expertise, he is also a medical researcher and holds a Ph.D. in biochemical research from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Tye replaces long-time medical director Dr. Terrence Fraters who retired earlier this month.
Education Bond Measure on November Ballot The Butte College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to place a local education bond measure on the November 8, 2016 ballot following community input from Butte and Glenn County residents.
Students Win at National SkillsUSA Competition Butte College students won a national career and technical education competition placing first and second place in engineering and robotics categories. Competing with over 6,000 competitors from across the country, the engineering, technology and design team won a gold medal at the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Baseball Players Receive Scholarships Five Butte College baseball players: Travis Anderson, Tevin Cadola, Justin McMurtrey, Alec Barba, and Jackson Murphy signed to play baseball at five separate colleges this week.
Students Excel at Business Concept Competition Butte College students excelled during rigorous competition at the 2016 Future Four Business Concept Competition held last month. The competition was put on by the Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, Chico and featured 13 teams from eight different schools across the country.
Book In Common 2016-17 Butte College President Samia Yaqub and California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg announced that the Book in Common for Academic Year 2016-17 will be "My Life on the Road," by renowned feminist leader, Gloria Steinem.
Automotive Students Advance Nationally Butte's Automotive students attended the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference held March 31- April 3 in San Diego. Butte College Auto students earned 5 Gold, 3 Silver, and 1 Bronze medals.
Earth Day Celebration The Butte College Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) will host an annual Earth Day celebration, on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will be held at the Butte College main campus.