The Heights

Recognition

Dahlia Salem is first woman of color to lead statewide student organization

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Updated: September 12, 2016

At age 19, Foothill College student Dahlia Salem is the first woman of color to be elected president of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC), the organization that represents the 2.1 million students at all community colleges. Rather than attend UC Santa Barbara or UC Irvine as a freshman, the computer science major chose to complete her first two years of college at Foothill, knowing she’d receive an excellent education and save a significant amount of money.

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Foothill retiree leaves vibrant legacy for student-veterans

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Updated: September 12, 2016

On a cloudy April afternoon, some 20 Foothill College student-veterans stood at attention as the American flag was retired from an on-campus flagpole. They lovingly folded the flag and later presented it to Foothill’s Veterans Program Specialist Carmela Xuereb, the woman whose commitment and dedication to student-veterans has profoundly impacted the lives of men and women who have returned to Foothill after completing military service. This spring, Xuereb will retire but her legacy of nurturing support for student-veterans continues to flourish.

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