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Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is a community college
Community college
A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries.-Australia:Community colleges carry on the tradition of adult education, which was established in Australia around mid 19th century when evening classes were held to help adults...

 located in the city of Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States. The 2010 census reported a population of 167,815. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's Wine Country and fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont and 26th...

 in Sonoma County, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

. Founded in 1918, it is the tenth oldest community college in the state. Santa Rosa Junior College was modeled as a "junior" version of nearby University of California at Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley , is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA...

. It was intended to be a feeder school
Feeder school
Feeder school is a name applied to schools, colleges, universities, or other educational institutions that provide a significant number of graduates who intend to continue their studies at specific schools, or even in specific fields....

 for the University of California system, and still is , with a special program designed for the direct transfer of students to various campuses in the U.C. system upon the completion of certain prerequisites.

It has a remarkable number of accomplished professor
Professor
A professor is a scholarly teacher; the precise meaning of the term varies by country. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences; a teacher of high rank...

s for a community college
Community college
A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries.-Australia:Community colleges carry on the tradition of adult education, which was established in Australia around mid 19th century when evening classes were held to help adults...

. The school also has an unusually large grant and scholarship system that is the legacy of the Doyle family, resulting in one of the largest trusts for any community college in the nation. It is the only college operated by the Sonoma County Community College District.

Santa Rosa


SRJC is located 52 miles (83.7 km) north of San Francisco and has a beautiful and traditional-style 100 acre (0.404686 km²) campus with ivy-covered brick buildings on a backdrop of rolling green lawns, dotted with ancient oak trees, redwoods, flower gardens, and manicured lawns in a park like setting in the heart of Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States. The 2010 census reported a population of 167,815. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's Wine Country and fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont and 26th...

. In addition to its state-of-the-art classroom facilities, laboratories and conference winning athletic programs, the campus houses a Planetarium, an Art Gallery, Summer Repertory Theatre
Summer Repertory Theatre
Summer Repertory Theater is a complete and extensive practicum in Santa Rosa, California at Santa Rosa Junior College in Sonoma County , California's Wine Country . It is a member of North Bay Theatre Group and Theatre Communications Group...

, and the Jesse Peter Native American Museum.

Petaluma


SRJC began offering evening classes in Petaluma in 1964, and in the early 1970s held classes in leased spaces throughout the city. In 1985, the Board of Trustees purchased a 40 acres (161,874.4 m²) site in east Petaluma, and in 1995 the first phase of construction of a Petaluma Center was completed. The Petaluma Center officially became a campus in April 1999. Today, over 6,000 students enroll in classes each semester at the SRJC Petaluma Campus, and the second phase of construction to expand the Petaluma Campus to a 12,000-student capacity is now underway. The beautiful contemporary adobe style buildings with red tile roofs and clock tower with Westminster chimes reflect the Spanish history of the area.

The campus is 35 miles (56.3 km) north of San Francisco. It is located at 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway Petaluma, CA 94954-2522. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=680+Sonoma+Mountain+Parkway+Petaluma,+CA+94954-2522&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=680+Sonoma+Mountain+Pkwy,+Petaluma,+Sonoma,+California+94954&gl=us&ei=gR04S5DQAoXStgPkuZm-BA&ved=0CAoQ8gEwAA&t=h&z=16

Technology Academy


There is a Technology Academy located on the Petaluma Campus. Opened in January 2001 in Telecom Valley
Telecom Valley
Telecom Valley was an area located in Sonoma County, California specifically the Redwood Business Park of Petaluma, California.-History:...

, this unique educational program was established to meet the training needs of North Bay
North Bay (San Francisco Bay Area)
The North Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, United States. The largest city is Santa Rosa. It is by far the least populous and least urbanized part of the Bay Area...

 technology companies, offering classes and training programs to the general public and customized, cost-efficient in-service training for the technology companies. With the primary aim to produce a trained, stable high-technology workforce for technology companies, the businesslike instructional atmosphere creates an excellent opportunity for clientele and students to observe and network. Clientele includes incumbent workers, entry-level workers, and high school co-enrollment students.

Public Safety Training Center


It also has a Public Safety Training Center in Windsor
Windsor, California
Windsor is an incorporated town in Sonoma County, California, United States. The population was 26,801 as of the 2010 census.-Geography:Windsor is located on U.S. Route 101 in the Russian River valley, about southeast of Healdsburg, California....

. The Public Safety Training Center was established in 1961, and currently provides coursework and field training for police officers, corrections officers, police dispatchers, seasonal park rangers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and firefighters. In spring 2002 the modern facility was completed on a 20 acre (0.0809372 km²) site in Windsor to provide in-service training for people working in public safety
Public Safety
Public safety involves the prevention of and protection from events that could endanger the safety of the general public from significant danger, injury/harm, or damage, such as crimes or disasters .-See also:* By nation...

. The center is the largest provider of in-service training for law enforcement personnel north of the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, the structure links the city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to...

, offering traditional academic offerings, administration and classroom buildings, an emergency medical care laboratory facility, an indoor firing range, a large multipurpose building, a state-of-the-art scenario training village, and a driving instruction area with skid pad. It is located at 5743 Skylane Boulevard, Windsor, CA 95492-9787.http://maps.google.com/maps?q=5743+Skylane+Boulevard+Windsor,+CA+95492-9787&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=5743+Skylane+Blvd,+Santa+Rosa,+Sonoma,+California+95403&gl=us&ei=7CE4S6mCKJTKsAPV8YXWAw&ved=0CAoQ8gEwAA&t=h&z=16

Shone Farm


Established in 1972, the Robert Shone Farm currently operates as a self-sustaining 365 acres (1.5 km²) farm near the Russian River
Russian River (California)
The Russian River, a southward-flowing river, drains of Sonoma and Mendocino counties in Northern California. With an annual average discharge of approximately , it is the second largest river flowing through the nine county Greater San Francisco Bay Area with a mainstem 110 miles ...

, in Forestville
Forestville, California
Forestville is a census-designated place in Sonoma County, California, United States. The town came into existence during the late 1860s and was originally named Forrestville, after one its founders, but the spelling long ago became standardized with one "r". The population was 3,293 at the 2010...

, generating income from the sale of grapes from the College’s vineyard operation as well as oat hay, oat silage, and sheep and swine operations. The farm offers students majoring in agriculture and forestry diversified, hands-on educational opportunities. Produce raised in farm gardens are used in SRJC’s Culinary Training Program. A new Agriculture Pavilion is now under construction.

It's street address is 6225 Eastside Road Forestville, CA 95436-9450.http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&q=6225+Eastside+Road+Forestville,+CA+95436-9450&fb=1&gl=us&hnear=&cid=0,0,18416081115053699064&ei=0SI4S-WROZKmswP-neDBBA&ved=0CAwQnwIwAA&hq=6225+Eastside+Road+Forestville,+CA+95436-9450&ll=38.500187,-122.871351&spn=0.010563,0.022724&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A

Culinary Arts Center


In fall 2002, the Culinary Arts Center opened at the Brickyard Center in downtown Santa Rosa, a 5100 square feet (473.8 m²) facility that offers classroom instruction, a Culinary Café, a retail bakery/pastry operation, and on-site and off-site catering services. Students learn culinary skills by working in a full commercial kitchen using state-of-the-art equipment, and wine education classes are conducted in the evenings. Offering four certificate programs designed to train students and food service workers in all aspects of the culinary arts, students are prepared for a wide range of job opportunities in restaurants, hotels, and catering operations and institutional kitchens.

It is located at 458 B Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=458+B+Street+Santa+Rosa,+CA+95401&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=458+B+St,+Santa+Rosa,+Sonoma,+California+95401&gl=us&ei=XiM4S7OGOJH0sQOEivmIBA&ved=0CAsQ8gEwAA&t=h&z=16

Athletics


Santa Rosa Junior College is home of the Bear Cubs. They are part of the Big 8 Athletic Conference and are usually contenders in most junior college playoff games. They are well known for their football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

, baseball
Baseball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

 and wrestling
Wrestling
Wrestling is a form of grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position...

 programs. They have a long time rivalry with the Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College is a two-year community college located in Sacramento, California. SCC is part of the Los Rios Community College District and had an enrollment of 25,307 in 2009. Sacramento City College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges , offering...

 Panthers.

Libraries


The district has two libraries- One located on the main Santa Rosa campus, and one located on the Petaluma campus. Together, they offer:
  • Over 154,000 printed books and over 16,000 e-books
  • Access to over 40 online article databases that contain millions of published articles from magazines, scholarly journals, encyclopedias, and other sources
  • Music CDs, phone books, and college catalogs
  • Professional faculty librarians to help you with research
  • Credit courses about research techniques and information literacy
    Information literacy
    The National Forum on Information Literacy defines information literacy as “...the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.” This is the most common definition; however,...

  • Library computers and wireless Internet access for laptops
  • 30 group study rooms
  • Printers and photocopiers

Frank P. Doyle Library


Planning for the new library began in 1993. In both the June and November 2002 elections, local residences provided funding for the construction of the building In August 2006, SRJC moved its Santa Rosa campus library to the new Frank P. Doyle Library building. Named after the college's most significant benefactor, the four-story building is the largest on campus at 145000 square feet (13,470.9 m²). It houses the Library, Media Services, and Academic Computing Departments, as well as the College art gallery, tutorial center and Center for New Media, a multimedia production facility for SRJC faculty. Approximately 5,500 users per day enter the Frank P. Doyle Library.

The first floor contains the Art Gallery, Tutorial Centerhttp://online.santarosa.edu/presentation/page/?21587, Media Serviceshttp://www.santarosa.edu/media/, television studio, and two large technology-enhanced classrooms. The second floor contains library services: Information Commons (reference services and research area), Periodicals, Library teaching classrooms, Technical Services Department, and Inter-library Loan services. The third floor contains library study spaces and book collections, Academic Computing Department, Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE)http://online.santarosa.edu/, and the Center for New Media. The fourth floor contains library study spaces and book collections, library Course Reserve Services.

The library is a technologically advanced structure that incorporates numerous green building
Green building
Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition...

 features designed to make it energy efficient
Efficient energy use
Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal of efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature...

 and environmentally friendly. This includes an array of 77 KW
Watt
The watt is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units , named after the Scottish engineer James Watt . The unit, defined as one joule per second, measures the rate of energy conversion.-Definition:...

 photovoltaic solar panels on the library roof will generate a significant amount of the electricity used in the building. The air conditioning system makes 350 tons of ice at night, when energy costs are lowest, then circulates water through the ice during the day to chill it before sending it through the building. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. Approximately 85% of roof tile and 80% of ceiling tile contents were derived from recycled materials; Recycled materials are also used in carpets and upholstery fabrics. Green and non-toxic building materials have been selected whenever possible to reduce outgassing
Outgassing
Outgassing is the release of a gas that was dissolved, trapped, frozen or absorbed in some material. As an example, research has shown how the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has sometimes been linked to ocean outgassing...

 and the use of non-renewable petroleum-based resources; Heating and electrical systems were running well before occupancy so that as much outgassing of materials as possible happens BEFORE building occupants move in. The building's many ceiling-to-floor windows and its skylights are strategically placed to maximize the use of natural sunlight. Lights turn off automatically when users leave study rooms and offices.

Santa Rosa Junior College librarians were leaders in the early movement to promote information literacy
Information literacy
The National Forum on Information Literacy defines information literacy as “...the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.” This is the most common definition; however,...

 in California's community colleges, and SRJC was among the first of the colleges to institute an information literacy
Information literacy
The National Forum on Information Literacy defines information literacy as “...the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.” This is the most common definition; however,...

 requirement for graduation. The Library and Information Resources Department offers several full-credit courses which fill this requirement.

Herold Mahoney Library


The Herold Mahoney Library at SRJC's Petaluma campus originally opened its doors in the Fall of 1995. The library boasts a solid collection of books and periodical subscriptions, networked access to the Santa Rosa campus and to worldwide electronic information resources, and a very active library instruction and information literacy program. Many of the programs in SRJC's Arts & Lectures Series take place in the Mahoney Library.
With the expansion of the Petaluma campus, the Mahoney Library has expanded to five times its original size, 35000 sq ft (3,251.6 m²). The new library building opened on June 16, 2008, the first day of summer session.

The new library building offers
  • 400 reader seats
  • more than 50 computer workstations
  • 24 i-Media viewing stations
  • 8 group study areas
  • a quiet study room (the Connie Mahoney Reading Room)
  • a 25-station Library Classroom/TeachingLab
  • a full-scope Media Services Department
  • a conference and meeting room with video-conferencing capability
  • a digital copy and print center

Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery


The Santa Rosa Junior College Art Galleryhttp://www.santarosa.edu/art-gallery/ offers exhibits and programs which support the art curriculum, focusing on art history, ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, graphic design, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. In addition to the Annual Student Show and the occasional Art Faculty exhibits, quality art from outside the area is shown throughout the year. Exhibits are open to the community.

The Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery was established in 1973, the first significant exhibition space in the region. The original gallery location was in Bussman Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus, where an old anthropology museum previously existed. Over the next several decades, hundreds of excellent shows have come and gone.

Under the guidance of former gallery directors John Watrous, Donna Larsen, and Renata Breth, a broad array of art exhibits were displayed that benefited and enhanced the learning experience of visitors to the gallery. The Art Gallery strives to be a solid contributor to SRJC’s Art Department.

With regular visits by students of art, literature, and other fields, SRJC’s Art Gallery provides a source of visual artwork that’s utilized both for the form and content. Instructors use the gallery shows as a jumping off point for further study. The Santa Rosa High School Art Quest program makes regular use of the exhibitions, as does the community at large. In 1998, the North Bay Bohemian named SRJC’s Art Gallery the "Best Art Gallery in the North Bay."

In fall 2006, the Art Gallery transitioned to a beautiful new space in the Frank P. Doyle Library that opened in 2007 on the Santa Rosa Campus, an ideal site to continue bringing top quality art exhibits to Sonoma County in the decades ahead. The Art Gallery’s strength is in its history. We will continue to build on this legacy.

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Doyle Library building on the Santa Rosa campus.

Santa Rosa Junior College Museum


The Santa Rosa Junior College Museumhttp://www.santarosa.edu/museum/, also known as the Jesse Peter Museum, focuses on the ethnographic art of the Americas and parts of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Permanent exhibits include Native American baskets, jewelry and pottery. The permanent and changing art exhibits focus on Native American art and anthropology of other cultures, and are used as a resource for multi-cultural studies by Santa Rosa Junior College students and area students.

The SRJC Museum has a collection of more than 3500 cataloged items, including art objects and archival materials such as photographs. Traditional Native American art makes up the greatest portion of the collection, with all of the North American Indian culture areas represented. Art forms include ceramics, basketry, beadwork, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. Most of the pieces in the collection were made specifically by artists to be sold in the collector's and art market, which has flourished in the United States for more than a hundred years. Some of the most famous American Indian artists of this century are represented by their works in the collection.

In addition to Native American art of North America, the museum also has small collections of ethnographic art from Mesoamerica, Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia.

The SRJC Museum does not collect and does not exhibit sacred or religious articles of North American Indian peoples. We encourage the return of all such items to the appropriate cultural group.http://www.santarosa.edu/museum/collect.htm

The museum is located at Bussman Hall, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States. The 2010 census reported a population of 167,815. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's Wine Country and fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont and 26th...

.

Alumni


Brande Roderick
Brande Roderick
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is an American
United States
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 model
Model (person)
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 and actress. She is perhaps best known for her appearances in Baywatch
Baywatch
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and Playboy
Playboy
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.
Michael Kearney
Michael Kearney
Michael Kevin Kearney is a former child prodigy known for setting several world records and teaching college at the age of 17.-Early life:...

is a former child prodigy known for setting several world records, including world's youngest university graduate.

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