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March 2017

CI Nursing program rated in the top 25 in California
Courtesy of CI Communication & Marketing

Camarillo, Calif., Feb. 3, 2017 - The Nursing program at  CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) has been named as one of the top 25 nursing programs in California.
CSUCI's Nursing program was ranked No. 11 out of 127 California nursing programs considered. The honors came from RegisteredNursing.Org, an organization that provides information to nurses and nursing students in all 50 states. 
"After analyzing nursing programs in California, it became evident that CSUCI not only supports students during their time on campus, but also prepares them for a career beyond CSUCI," said RegisteredNursing.Org Founder and Managing Editor Brooke Wallace.   read more


Case study on a Newbury Park social business earns national award for CI instructor and graduate student   

Courtesy of CI Communication & Marketing

A CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Business Lecturer and a Business graduate student are winners of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2017 Conference Outstanding Teaching Case Award, held in Philadelphia last month. 

Instructor Maria Ballesteros-Sola, who teaches Social Business, won the national award along with 2016 graduate Jacquelyn Forrester for their work profiling the Black Sheep Food Co., a social enterprise designed to end unemployment for individuals with disabilities. 

Ballesteros-Sola and Forrester wrote a teaching case study describing Black Sheep Food's founder, Cindy Liu's decision process to select the right legal structure. The case is called "Black Sheep Food: Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Mission-Driven Ventures." 

"I used to explain legal structures for social enterprises but students couldn't relate to the topic. When using this case in class, Cindy's story engages them and they connect to her process and analysis. They get it now," Ballesteros-Sola explained.    read more

Bill Locker 
CEO, Sage Network & Communications

Friday, March 10, 2017
12pm - 1:30pm
Malibu Hall 100, Camarillo Campus 

Free of charge - includes lunch

During his tenure, Sage has seen 54 percent growth in revenue. Previously Locker served the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club. In his time at BGCC, Bill increased average daily attendance from 200 to over 500 youth and increased the reserves by over 50 percent.

Prior to the Boys & Girls Club, he was the Director of Development for CoRR where he spearheaded the building of Center for Hope, a $15-million-dollar comprehensive treatment campus for those with drug addiction. He has also worked as the CEO of Sierra Nevada Children's Services where he established the first low income Children's Dental Clinic in Nevada County.


Writing and presentation 
support  services for students

CI's Writing & Multiliteracy Center can help you gain confidence and be more effective in writing, speaking, and communicating using visual and digital media. Access our services online or in person.  

Call us at 805-437-8934 or visit us online at to make an appointment

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open


Graduate Information Sessions
Undergraduate Information Sessions
MBA at Thousand Oaks
Tuesday, March 7, 6:00-7:00 pm 
Thousand Oaks Campus

MBA at Santa Barbara
Wednesday, March 15th, 12:15-1:00 pm
(Online video conference via Zoom)

Thursday, April 20th, 6:30-7:30pm,
Santa Barbara/ Goleta campus: 5383 Hollister Ave #220, Goleta, CA 93111

MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
Thursday, March 9, 6:00-7:00 pm 
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Biotechnology
Thursday, March 9, 6:00-7:00 pm 
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Computer Science
Tuesday, March 14, 6:00-7:00pm 
(Online video conference via Zoom)
MS Mathematics
Thursday, March 16, 6:00-7:00pm 
(Online Meeting)

BS Business at Santa Barbara 
Wednesday, March 29, 12:15 - 1:00 pm
(Online video conference via Zoom) 

Thousand Oaks/Camarillo 
Andrew Conley, MBA  
(805) 497-3921 

Santa Barbara/Goleta 
Melissa Whitacre, MBA 
(805) 312-6367 

Jeff Ziskin, Editor - CSU Channel Islands Extended University