The Renegade Rip

KCCD offers inmates a chance for higher education

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

September 20, 2019

While inmates are in jail, they have to figure out what to do with their time.  Many get jobs inside to build their skills for the time when they are released.  The work experience that is acquired during their time before release is a revamping of the talents that they already possess. The Kern Community College Inmate Scholar program serves ten California Department of Cor...

KCCD Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg engages with the audience at BC Power Lunch

KCCD Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg engages with the audience at BC Power Lunch

February 27, 2019

Kern Community College District (KCCD) Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg spoke in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College and answered questions from students...

BC holds mock crime scene for criminal justice students

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Criminal Justice Professor Harlan Hunter’s students worked to collect data and evidence in the staged crime lab located in the basement of the Language Arts Building during CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Week which started Nov. 5.  In the crime lab, a dummy was staged covered in blood, positioned next to a gun. Proxy money, drugs, and alcohol were also spread out ac...

Professors discuss college enrollment rates

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 26, 2018

In the Oct. 24 Renegade Roundtable “Does Society Send Too Many People to College? “ each of four Bakersfield College professors agreed on one answer: no. Erin Miller, Steven Holmes, Michael Harvath, and Neal Stanifer brought up data and examples to support their points in the Levan Center discussion regarding whether the problem of rising college costs is due to the...

KCCD trustee candidates discuss policy ideas at community forum

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Providing half a billion dollars for Bakersfield College to improve its campus, Measure J became the focal point of BCSGA’s Oct. 8 Community Public Forum for the Area 1 candidates for the KCCD Board of Trustees. “When you have all this Measure J money up here, I’m the only one that would be able to understand the bargain you’re going to see on the job,” said cand...

Former BC vice president runs for KCCD trustee

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

September 28, 2018

The campaign kickoff and reception for Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, candidate for Kern Community College District trustee, was held on Sept. 19. The election for KCCD trustee is Nov. 6 and registered voters have two votes in Area 1, the district Heitzeberg is running in, each for a different trustee. According to Heitzeberg the reception was for the public to get to know her...

Renegade Roundtable: A discussion about hate in today’s political climate

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Reggie Williams, director of the Levan Center, developed the idea of the Renegade Roundtable to create a conversation in today’s political, social, and economic issues. The first roundtable was held on Sept. 26. Michael Harvath, Steven Holmes, Erin Miller, and Neal Stanifer were four BC professors that participated in the roundtable. The topic they chose for this series...

BC coach runs for KCCD trustee

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Longtime Bakersfield College coach, Lorenzo Alvarez, is running for Area 2 Kern Community College District Board of Trustee's member this coming November election. Coach Alvarez held a Fundraiser at Luigi's Warehouse in East Bakersfield on September 18. The crowd of supporters and visitors mingled and ate as they waited for Alvarez to give his speech. Dr. Bill Baker, the former football team doctor at BC, attended the dinner t...

Districts respond to $19m fraud

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2017

The Kern Community College District and Kern County Superintendent of Schools have issued a joint letter in response to the disappearance of a combined $19 million from both institutions’ Wells Fargo accounts. The theft, which, according to Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman in a report by the Bakersfield Californian, occurred over two or three years, primarily...

Burke takes place as KCCD chancellor

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

Over the winter break, the Kern Community College District appointed a new district chancellor in Tom Burke, who previously served as chief financial officer for the district since 2001. Burke officially began his new role on Jan. 17, the first day of the Spring 2017 semester. “I really didn’t think about [the chancellor position] until Sandra [Serrano] started getting...

Chancellor announces her intent to retire

Chancellor announces her intent to retire

September 7, 2016

Serrano said that she announced her retirement early to give the district time to find a viable candidate. She said that there are 38 out of 72 CEO...

Ali says goodbye to KCCD

Ali says goodbye to KCCD

J. R. Hensley, Reporter

September 7, 2016

Abe Ali, vice chancellor of human resources for the Kern Community College District, will be leaving after eight years of employment, during which he also...

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