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Transition Night Event Showcases Opportunities for Adults with Disabilities

 


The Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) annual Transition Night will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in a new location, the Downtown Anaheim Youth Center Gym (225 S. Philadelphia Street, Anaheim, CA, 92805). The event provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to see many of the programs that Orange County and LA County have to offer all in one exciting evening.


Members of the community are invited to attend this free event to learn more about the independent options for living, working, and attending educational programs for adults with disabilities.  DSPS staff and faculty will be available to share information about current SCE course offerings and programs, including independent living skills, job skills training, college to career, and mobility/transportation training programs.


Vendors from over 45 community agencies will also share information including those with independent living and housing programs, social security, transportation agencies, and education programs.  Last year the successful event welcomed over 450 people in attendance including students, parents, caregivers, and case managers. Reviews from last year’s attendees were overwhelmingly positive in regards to the presenters, the vendor information, and the overall benefit of the event.


DSPS has partnered with many businesses over the past several years to place trained students in employment internships as well as jobs.  Because empowering students with disabilities in the workplace part of our mission, DSPS is pleased to honor Ms. Felicia Ferra, Director of Little Minds Preschool, a local Anaheim employer who has partnered with SCE to hire students. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m.

 

For more information, or if special accommodations are needed to participate in the event, contact the SCE DSPS office at 714.484.7057.


Mon, 21 Apr 2014

2014 Spring Break: No Classes and Reduced Office Hours


It’s Spring Break!  SCE Faculty and students can enjoy the beautiful weather this week with no classes being held during the 2014 Spring Break: Monday, April 14 – Sunday, April 20, 2014.

 

Administrative Offices will be open at the three SCE Centers in Anaheim, Cypress, and Fullerton (Wilshire) during the following schedule:

• Monday, April 14 - Thursday, April 17, 2014: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, April 18 - Sunday, April 20, 2014: CLOSED

 

Enjoy your spring break and we’ll see you on Monday, April 21, 2014 for regularly scheduled classes.


Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Marsha Elliott Honored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva as a Woman of Distinction

 

Marsha Elliott, retired faculty member for the High School Diploma Program, was honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Buena Park.  Quirk-Silva’s annual event recognizes exceptional women in the 65th Assembly District during the month of March, commonly recognized as “Women’s History Month.”

 

Recently retired, Elliott served in the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) for 35 years as faculty member, staff member, and coordinator in SCE’s Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) and High School Diploma Program.  Elliott served as President of the SCE Academic Senate, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, and has been very inovled in the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges.  She was also recognized for her statewide leadership as well as her advocacy for noncredit education and commitment to student success.

 

Photo: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (left) honored Marsha Elliott (right) for her 35 years of service with NOCCCD and commitment to student success with a 2014 Woman of Distinction Award, presented at an event on March 29 in Buena Park.


Wed, 9 Apr 2014

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