Connecting you to the programs and services of Extended University 
January 2017

Santa Barbara BS Business perfect fit for Sara Whipple
Courtesy of CI Communication & Marketing

When Sara Whipple thought about going back to school for her bachelor's degree, her first priority was finding the right program that worked for her. Whipple, who works at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) as an academic technology support specialist, wanted a program that worked with her tech background. She needed something that could build off of her associate's degree from the community college. And most importantly, it had to have a flexible schedule.

"I was looking for a program that I could do while working full time," she said. "And something I could do in a reasonable amount of time."  Luckily, she didn't have to go very far, Whipple turned to CI's Extended University program at SBCC. 

In 2014 she applied as a Business major.  "I found out about it when the program first came to SBCC," she said. "It was on campus, and I had taken a lot of the courses just out of interest."

Whipple is one of many Santa Barbara residents who enroll in CI's Extended University undergraduate and graduate degree programs at SBCC. The community college and four-year university partner together to make CI's education regionally accessible. CI also has growing student populations at its Goleta and Thousand Oaks satellite campuses.  read more

Sara Whipple is a Santa Barbara BS Business student.


Vangelis Lympouridis  
Founder, Enosis VR  
Friday, February 10, 2017
12pm - 1:30pm
Malibu Hall 100, Camarillo Campus 

Free of charge - includes lunch
After a successful career in academia Lympouridis founded Enosis, a cutting-edge production company that specializes in immersive virtual reality applications. Before launching his company, he oversaw operations and research at the MxR Studio, the main VR Hub at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, where he explored Virtual Reality and Whole Body Immersion with an interdisciplinary team of students.
While at USC, he produced a series of innovative VR projects including Project Syria: An Immersive Experience, commissioned by the World Economic Forum and exhibited in Davos, the Sundance Film Festival, the Sheffield Doc Fest and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Use of Force, that was funded by the Tribeca Film Festival and AP Google; and F1, a cinematic immersive experience presented at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Singapore.
Vangelis has a Ph.D. in Whole Body Interaction and an MSc in Sound Design from the University of Edinburgh. He also holds a BFA in Sculpture and Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art.

Alex Perez 
President, LX-Marketing

Friday, February 17, 2017
12pm - 1:30pm
Malibu Hall 100, Camarillo Campus 

Free of charge - includes lunch

Perez is a marketing professional with senior advertising agency experience leading teams and managing national accounts across different industries. He focuses on advertising to multi-cultural audiences, especially Hispanic, Latino, LGBTQ, African-American and Asian-American populations in the USA and is a specialist in diversity and cultural dynamics in the advertising marketplace. As a Latino who graduated from the CSU (BSBA from CSUN), he brings a unique perspective to the advertising profession.

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