Faculty Feature: Doug Cornelius

After 26 years as a college basketball coach, Doug Cornelius contemplated retirement. When the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown Yuba College and his men’s basketball team in what would have been his 20th season as head coach, Coach Corn as he’s known, got an early taste of the retirement life while stuck at home for a year. With half of his house … Read More

Classified Employee of the Year: Silvia Gonzalez

Silvia Gonzalez in a pink jacket with her left hand on a tree

The California Community Colleges Chancellors Office and Board of Governors announced May 25 that Yuba College employee Silvia Gonzalez was one of five Classified Employees of the Year at the state level. “I was in shock after I got the news,’ Gonzalez said. “I’m still in shock, but I feel very honored that all of the hard work I’ve put … Read More

Faculty Feature: Alisan Hastey

Alisan Hastey wearing a light blue collared shirt and a dark blue sweater with foliage in the background

Prolific Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel once said that you build better citizens for the community with an orchestra. Performing music with other musicians, even if the only thing you have in common with the person next to you is the music itself, creates a bond that echoes through the notes and passes on to those who hear it. … Read More

April 2021 President’s Report

Newspapers in the background with a blue box stating President Tawny Dotson, President's Report to the Board of Trustees April 2021

President Dotson reports on the April Faculty Spotlight, the CARE workshop, Month of the Community College, YCCD CSEA and Yuba Sutter Food Bank bringing a distribution site to Yuba College, and a double grad.

Faculty Feature: Liberty Harrison

Liberty Harrison in a car with a black turtleneck and large bead necklace

The education experience is unique for everyone. It’s a path full of twists, turns and sometimes, even seemingly impassable roadblocks. Yuba College’s Liberty Harrison knows this all too well. At age 31, Liberty, who has dealt with severe dyslexia for most of her life, took a big step and began her college career at Yuba College. Like so many students, … Read More

A Social Connection

Valda Brewer, student, and her two children on a rocky road with trees in the background

  Yuba College student Valda Brewer enrolled in Professor Kiara Koenig’s English class to extend her knowledge of the language and to practice it by writing essays. The Lithuanian native learned far more than just writing and reading in her second language. “That class sets you up for anything you’re studying for,” Brewer said. Brewer, who earned her bachelor’s degree … Read More

Welding Technologies Instructor Finds A Way

  Yuba College Welding Technologies Instructor Dan Turner has a philosophy he teaches his students at the Marysville campus: “The question is never ‘can we;’ it’s ‘how can we?’” When the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in stay at home orders and no in-person learning last spring, Turner went right into answering the question: How can he provide an environment that ensures … Read More