SDCC is proud to announce that Kyle Ferguson has been appointed Athletic Director at San Diego Christian College. Kyle has served in various roles at the college from Admissions Counselor, to Sports Information Director, to Adjunct Communication Faculty. He currently holds a Masters degree in Communication from Spring Arbor University and is a former college baseball player. Ferguson, an avid college sports fan, is excited for the challenge in his new role.
When asked about his goals for the athletic department this year he responded, “Our biggest goal is always to help students grow in their walk with Christ. SDCC provides the arena in which we are not only allowed, but expected to provide mature Christian leadership. In addition, we look to continue to raise the level of play on the field and carry on the success we have experienced recently. Ultimately, the more success we have, the more opportunities we have to share the gospel and bring glory to God.”
Ferguson also commented, “I am very excited and humbled to be in this position. We have the amazing opportunity to be used by the Lord to impact young men and women who He brings to SDCC. We have a fantastic group of coaches who are committed to discipling their student-athletes. I look forward to working with our coaches and empowering them to use their gifts to develop students for Kingdom work.”
With Ferguson’s appointment, former Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach, Chris Bando, is ready to be able to focus on preparing SDCC’s future athletic facilities and to disciple his players. Ferguson commented on Bando’s influence in the department, “We are blessed to have coach Bando continue to provide spiritual leadership to me, our coaches, and our student athletes. I cannot stress enough what an asset he is to our department.”
The college’s athletic department showed much improvement last season with the baseball program making the national tournament and multiple programs making their conference tournaments. SDCC and Ferguson expect this trend to continue and are looking forward to competing in the coming year.
San Diego Christian College to Add Softball Starting in 2013-2014
Mon., March 25, 2013
EL CAJON, Calif. - The San Diego Christian College Athletic Department has announced the addition of softball starting in 2013-2014. Softball will be the ninth athletic program offered by SDCC, and the first addition to the department since baseball was added in 2007.
“We are excited for the opportunity to bring in more female athletes to train in godliness,” said SDCC Athletic Director Chris Bando. “We have some outstanding coaching candidates committed to spiritually mentoring young women and assembling a competitive softball team.”
The Lady Hawks will compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference and will be the sixth athletic program to feature softball, joining Arizona Christian University, Biola University, Concordia University-Irvine, Hope International University, and Vanguard University.
“This is a great opportunity to add yet another competitive program to the already strong Golden State Athletic Conference,” added Bando. “The talent level for softball in Southern California is unmatched and recruiting top talent to compete in an elite conference is a top priority.”
“We are looking forward to contributing to Christ-like competition in women’s athletics in the GSAC.”
The SDCC Athletic Department is currently in the process of an extensive search for a head coach. Applications are currently being accepted. In addition, SDCC is collecting information from any potential recruits who may be interested.
SDCC currently competes in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and volleyball.
On Thursday night, March 21, 2013, fifteen students packed into the SDCC Movie Theater for a showing of "Gentleman's Agreement" - the 1947 Academy Award winning film about anti-Semitism. Hosted by the History Department, the movie night sought to engage students with a different side of history - history through Hollywood. While movies don't always provide the most accurate portrayal of academic history subjects, this particular movie deserves credit for its portrayal of how Americans saw and experienced their relationships with Jews in the years following World War II. Gregory Peck stars as the protagonist tasked with writing a series of articles on anti-Semitism. Looking for a unique "angle" on the topic, Peck's character decides to "play a Jew" and the subsequent experiences he has painfully exemplify that anti-Semitism was alive in American society in the late 1940s. The film won Best Picture and many students in attendance that night agreed it did rightfully so. Many were also made aware of how far society has progressed in the past 60 years and how they experience clashes of race and culture in different ways today. However, the night itself proved to be a valuable learning experience for students in both the specifics of post-WWII racism, and the larger constructs of race today. Next month the History Department will host another movie night, showing "October Sky", a touching picture about the Cold War era in American history.
The Speech and Debate Team competed with over forty universities last Saturday and Sunday at Spring Champs, hosted by California State University, Long Beach. After competing more than twelve hours straight each day, David Diaso, Amanda Sullivan, and Jordan Riggs were probably a bit blurry-eyed Monday morning! Please congratulate them for winning these very impressive awards:
Amanda Sullivan—2nd Place in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
One of just a handful to advance to the final round in this event comprised of nearly thirty speakers, Amanda earned 2nd place overall after being ranked 1st by one judge and 2nd by another in the final round!
David Diaso—Finalist in Junior Impromptu Speaking
In this enormous event with over fifty competitors, David managed to become one of just a handful to advance to the final round!
David Diaso and Lizzy Byrd—PSCFA All-Conference Academic Team Members
David and Lizzy were inducted into the prestigious Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association’s All-Conference Academic Team “for achievement as both a speaker and a scholar.” To qualify, students must be seasoned speech and debate competitors and maintain a 3.75 or higher GPA. Of course, David’s and Lizzy’s GPAs can’t get any higher! Maintaining such academic excellence while succeeding at the highest level of speech competition speaks volumes to both students’ capability and dedication.
- Jordan Riggs, in his very first time competing in impromptu speaking, ranked 2nd place with a near-perfect 24 out of 25 points in one of his preliminary novice impromptu rounds. The SDCC Speech and Debate Team is thrilled to have such a promising new competitor join the team!
- Amanda Sullivan ranked 1st in two of her three preliminary novice extemporaneous rounds!
- David Diaso ranked 1st in two of his three preliminary junior impromptu rounds and second in the other. He earned a perfect score of 25 points in one round and 24 points in the other two rounds!
Director of Forensics at San Diego Christian College
2013 Dr. Paul Ague Writing Conference
SDCC's annual writing contest is here again! All aspiring writers are encouraged to submit entries in any of the 3 categories: poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Entries will be judged and each category will have 1st ($50), 2nd ($30), and 3rd ($20) place winners. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries are due March 18th.
Honors Forum, Monday, February 25, 2013
The topic for our next Honors Forum is: “CHARACTER, DISAPPOINTMENT, AND HOPE: CRITICAL THINKING IN THE LIFE OF A MILITARY AVIATOR.” Lt. General Shackelford comes to us with an impressive background as a military professional. In each role that he held, from fighter pilot, to test pilot, to weapons research, development and procurement, he distinguished himself remarkably. Come to hear his thoughts as he draws on his experience to speak to us about being Christians in the professional world.
Day: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Time: 3:30-5 PM
Place: ADMIN BUILDING ROOM A
My SDCC Story
Hear about the impact SDCC has made on the lives of current students as they share their real life stories. My Story highlights students who are finding their purpose while pursuing their passion in a variety of majors, interests, and areas of service both on campus and in their communities. Select a student to read how they are pursuing academic excellence, spiritual formation, a strong sense of community, cultural awareness, and a lifestyle of service at SDCC.
Hawks Flight Team 2nd
For the first time in SDCC Hawks Flight Team history: 2nd at the PCIFA Regional Competition!
International Outreach Festival
Jan. 28 - 30, 2013
CLICK HERE to view schedule, breakout sessions, and guest band!
Come expecting to hear from the Lord and have your Christian world view stretched. The International Outreach Festival is required and affects your chapel attendance. If you have a conflict you must complete the Chapel Appeals Form located on the SDCC web site.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Proudly presented by the Permoring Arts Dept.Feb. 21 - March 2