JETSNEWSSan Diego Miramar College 10440 Black Mountain Road San Diego, CA 92126 858/536-7800 www.sdmiramar.eduNEWSFebruary 2018Alum is New Police ChiefNew San Diego Chief of Police Dave Nisleit is alumni ofMiramar College. Nisleit attended and graduated the 144thPolice Academy at Miramar College in 1988. His son Ryanrecently graduated from the same academy. The 52-year oldsucceeds fellow alum Shelley Zimmerman as Chief. ChiefNisleit also attended POST training at the College fromspring 1988 to summer 1988. He also completed severalin-service classes at the College from 1989 through 2007.To read more about his background and appointment clickhere.messaging, but is now located on west bound MiramarRoad just past Camino Ruiz Road across from MCASMiramar.Peter White PassesFormer Miramar College Vice President of Student Services,Peter White, passed away the weekend of Feb. 3. Petercame to the San Diego Community College District in2006, first to Miramar College, where he spent two yearsas Vice President of Student Services, then transferring toNew Billboard AppearsIn our effort to continue to build the College’s brand inour local community, Miramar College has entered intoa partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor to place abillboard on Miramar Road through December 2018.This billboard, which debuted on Jan. 29, replaces lastyear’s billboard that was located on eastbound MiramarRoad near the 805. This new billboard features the same

the same position at City College. He retired from theDistrict in 2013, but returned briefly in 2015 to serve asActing Vice President of Student Services at Mesa develop career readiness; provide counseling forprogram transfer and completion; and upon completion,connect students to subsidized internships.New Video LibraryThis grant was awarded by The San Diego Foundation andwas made possible by the Blasker Rose Miah Fund and theReuben H. Fleet Foundation Discretionary Fund.Move over Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, the San DiegoMiramar College library is now offering over 24,500 fulllength feature films in a new streaming database available tostudents, faculty and staff free of charge.Films on Demand is accessible at the following link 24 hours,7 days a week. Students, staff and faculty will need to entertheir CSID number and their last name to access this newdata base.Each film can be viewed as a whole or broken down intosegments that may be linked individually. All come withcode that can be used to embed the videos or videosegments in course pages.Many new titles will be added to the database each month.Films on Demand brings to three the number of streamingvideo databases now offered by the Miramar Collegelibrary. Click here to see which film titles the library offers.STEM GrantUnder-represented students pursuing STEM degrees willget a financial boost in 2018 after the Miramar CollegeFoundation was awarded a 75,000 grant from the Science& Technology Grants Program for the project, CommunityOutreach Supply Chain Experience to Improve CareerAwareness and College Success in San Diego RegionCommunity College Students (SCE Project). The San DiegoFoundation awarded grant runs from January 15, 2018through January 15, 2019.This grant will support thirty (30) 1,500 scholarshipsand ten (10) 3,000 scholarships. These scholarships willbe directed to qualified low-income, first-generationcollege students who are underrepresented in STEM fields.Scholarship funds will support living expenses, books andgo directly to the students such that they can efficientlycomplete their programs and participate in the plannedSupply Chain Community Service Experiences.The College will also be asked to: hold information sessionsfor “hard to identify” under-served students; provide resumebuilding workshops, individual counseling and collegeapplication assistance to increase degree completion,university transfer and career readiness; organize workshops2SDCCD Board MeetingThe SDCCD annual Board of Trustees meeting held onthe Miramar Campus took place Feb. 8. There were severalpresentations made on behalf of the College. Dean LouAscione headed up a presentation that showcased the newintegrated Academic Success Center. Presenters includedDonnie Tran, Julia McMenamin, Foster Chamberlain, JonAlva, Mona Patel, Sonny Nguyen and students Jack Rose,Meaghan Duffy-Deno, Chelsea Cresencia, and MathiasSabou. A second presentation showcasing the EnglishCenter/Instructional Apprentice was head by Ken Reinstein,Lea Baker and Nina Jacobs. A special thanks go out tothe AV Department, Facilities Operations Department,Miramar College Café, College Police, and in particularBriele Warren.

Panera FundraiserThe Miramar College Foundation held a fundraiser at theMira Mesa Panera on Feb. 7. The funds raised go to supportthe Miramar College Foundation Freshman Scholarshipprogram. The 4-hour long event raised 89.24 for theFoundation.Faculty & Student Art on DisplayThis month, the Central Library is putting a twist on thetried-and-true model of faculty and student art exhibitions.“You Are Here” takes the work of 26 artists from 13different higher education art departments and featuresit in an off-campus venue. The new student and facultyproduced exhibit coming to the San Diego Central Library@ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common provides a glimpse intothe talent of local teaching artists and their emerging-artiststudents. Professor Jessica McCambly and student HannaHunter have their art displayed. Like the studio art practicesat the schools, works on view are diverse, created byinstructors and students working in a range of mediumssuch as painting, mixed media, ceramics, and photography.“You Are Here” will be on display from Feb. 10 throughMay 6, 2018. The Art Gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. onTuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursdaysand noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery isclosed on Mondays.named “The most influential art school in the UnitedStates” by Columbia University’s Art Critics National ArtsJournalism Survey and ranks among the top of 220 finearts graduate programs—U.S. News and World Report.Hanna will be graduating from Miramar this May, earningan Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree(A.A.-T).SDG&E Donates DronesThe Aviation program accepted a donation of 6 dronesfrom SDG&E on Feb. 16. The donation was valued atjust over 18,500.00. Professor Max Moore was at theSDG&E flight operations center at Gillespie Field to takepossession of the equipment. These drones will be usedfor instructional purposes in the College’s Aviation 161(Remote Pilot Ground School) class and labs.Art School AcceptanceArt Student Hanna Hunter has been accepted to theworld-renowned School of the Art Institute of Chicago,where she will be majoring in Painting. SAIC is one of themost prestigious Art schools in the nation. It has been3

QUICK HITSPolice Officers Association ScholarshipAlum PublishedBoeing onCampusVolleyball RankedThanks to Miramar College Foundation board member, andcurrent Fire Tech Professor Marty Walsh, the San DiegoPolice Officers Association Board voted to sponsor a 500scholarship to be given to an enrolled Criminal Justicestudent at the college. Details are still being worked out.Hiring managersfrom Boeing wereon campus Feb. 7-9seeking applicantsfor positions inmanufacturingfields with skillsin assembly, electrical, functional testing, troubleshooting.Those who passed a Feb. 7 pre-screening were invited tointerview on Feb. 8 & 9.The Miramar College Honors Program is proud toannounce that one of our students, Mohammad SaffariDoost, a product of the Miramar College Honors Program,has co-authored and been published in Nature! Doostcurrently studies at Cal. See the link to his research articlehere.The Miramar College men’s volleyball team broke intothe state rankings the week of Feb. 12. The men checked inat #10.ASC EventA grand re-opening of the Academic Success Center washeld on Feb. 14.Diesel GoldCommunity VoicesPublishedDid you know MiramarCollege has a literaryand art magazine?Community Voicesseeks to publish thecreative work (art,photography, fiction,nonfiction) of ourstudents, staff, andfaculty. See the2017 issue here:4On January 27, 4 students from the Miramar CollegeDiesel Technology programcompeted in the DieselEquipment Technologycompetition for Region6 SkillsUSA. Two of ourstudents received goldand silver. Kyle Null tookhome gold while NicholasWilliams won silver.The duo is now qualified tocompete in the CaliforniaState SkillsUSA competitionthis April in Ontario.Nick Williams at electrical station

PEOPLEThe School of Mathematics,Biological, Exercise and PhysicalSciences (MBEPS) is happyto introduce their newestmembers to the MiramarCollege faculty – MelissaWolfson (assistant professorMath) and Shawn Hurley(assistant professor Biology).Melissa has been teachingmathematics at Miramar Collegesince the fall of 2015. Duringher time here at Miramar, shehas been involved in the BasicSkills Transformational Grantand development of the Statwayprogram. Shawn earned hisdoctorate in Biological Sciencesfrom Montana State University in2006.EVENTSWant to know what’s going on?Check “all” or search by category in the Master Calendar: Athletics, Civic Center Activities (campus rentals), Community Events,Hourglass Complex, Internal College Activities, Student Activities, Student Services at informed Committee agendas, minutes and reports can be found at College ExecutiveCommittee (CEC) meetings are open to all interested parties.Men’s Volleyball at Santiago CanyonMarch 2 6:00pmMiramar College Panning SummitMarch 16 8:30am-2:00pm K-107San Diego Science Festival of Science & EngineeringMarch 3 9:00am – noonMen’s Volleyball vs. GrossmontMarch 16 6:00pm Hourglass FieldhousePass/No Pass Grade Option DeadlineMarch 5Men’s Volleyball vs. St. KatherineMarch 21 6:00pm Hourglass FieldhouseMen’s Volleyball at LA Trade TechMarch 9 6:00pmMen’s Volleyball vs. PalomarMarch 23 6:00pm Hourglass FieldhouseMen’s Volleyball at MesaMarch 14 6:00pmMen’s Volleyball vs. MesaMarch 27 6:00pm Hourglass Fieldhouse5

The Miramar College Foundation held a fundraiser at the Mira Mesa Panera on Feb. 7. The funds raised go to support the Miramar College Foundation Freshman Scholarship program. The 4-hour long event raised 89.24 for the Foundation. Faculty & Student Art on Display