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Fullerton College
President's Weekly
COVID-19 Edition
May 11, 2020
Distance Education Continues Through the Fall
In a May 8 email to students, President Greg Schulz gave an update on the summer and fall semesters. He shared that Fullerton College is committed to the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff and will continue to offer classes in the form of distance education and remote student support services throughout the summer and fall semesters.

FC Art Gallery Opens First Virtual Exhibition
The art gallery has launched the 2020 Student Art Exhibition website showcasing student work from the throughout the school year. This year's exhibit showcases work from drawing, digital arts, sculpture, painting, printmaking, design, jewelry and illustration classes.

Fullerton College Hosts Family Night Webinars for High School Seniors
High school seniors interested in attending Fullerton College this summer or fall will have an opportunity to learn more about the college’s resources, outreach services and tuition-free Promise Program during one of four Family Night Webinars scheduled in May. Thank you to our Promise Program team for showing that they are "HornetsTogeherApart!

Fullerton College Foundation Awards $32,500 to Students
The Fullerton College Foundation has worked quickly to raise funds to support students during the COVID-19 crisis. In the last month, the foundation awarded 130 students with $250 each for a total of $32,500 to help with essential needs. Work is ongoing to raise funds to support even more students.

President’s Open Forum  
President Schulz will host the last virtual open forum of the spring semester on Monday, May 18 at 4 p.m. on Zoom. Attendees will wait in a virtual waiting room prior to the start. The event details are on Facebook.
Grading Options for Students
In an effort to be sensitive and responsive to the hardships that students may be facing due to the unexpected transition to distance learning, several changes have been implemented regarding grading protocol. New grading options are available for the 2020 spring semester.

$500 Grants Available to Students
Currently enrolled students may be eligible to receive a $500 federal grant and are encouraged to submit a form to check their eligibility with the Fullerton College Financial Aid Office.

Need Help with Your Course Work? These Resources Can Help.
Reading Center and Writing Center faculty are available for tutoring via Zoom on Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Complete a Remote Tutoring Request Form or visit the  Academic Support Center site.
For content-specific tutoring available 24/7, Smarthinking Online Tutoring is available 24/7. You can access Smarthinking Online Tutoring through the  Academic Support Center website or access directly by selecting Account from the Canvas Dashboard and selecting the link.

Phi Theta Kappa Presents FC Students Support Group
Phi Theta Kappa will host a weekly support group for students beginning May 5. The meetings will be held on Tuesdays at 2 – 3 p.m. on Zoom. Email PTK@fullcoll.edu for the Zoom link.
The Fall 2020 Hornets Tutoring Application is now live!
Hornets Tutoring is hiring tutors to support students in online and remote classes by communicating care and offering academic help. Applicants who are hired will participate in a robust training and mentoring program to ensure that they have the tools and strategies to help students achieve their college dreams. Applications are due by May 31.

For more information, email hornetstutoring@fullcoll.edu
Transfer Center Hosts Transfer Networking Night
Calling all fall 2020 transfers! Here's your chance to meet other transfer students and get connected with Transfer Center staff and alumni. Sign up for one of two Class of 2020 Transfer Networking Nights on May 14 or 15.

Faculty and Staff
Helpers Helping
Over the next several weeks, this section of the President’s Weekly will be dedicated to sharing information and resources beyond what is available at Fullerton College. This includes resources at the state level, non-profit organizations offering support to local communities, health and wellness resources, and some feel good news to encourage and inspire us through these trying times.