Rocklin, Calif.- The Rocklin Historical Society presented a $5000 donation to the Sierra College Press at the Sierra College Board of Trustees meeting on December 8, 2009. Roger Lokey, President of the Rocklin Historical Society, made the presentation to Leo Chavez, President of Sierra College, and Brian Haley, Dean of the Library and Chair of the Sierra College Press Board of Directors. The funds will be used in support of the publications and projects of the Sierra College Press.
‘We are delighted and proud to have developed a wonderful relationship with the Rocklin Historical Society,’ stated Gary Noy, Editor-in-Chief of the Sierra College Press, ‘and this very generous donation is a major step in helping us achieve our goals. We cannot thank the Rocklin Historical Society enough for their support and friendship.’
Founded in 2002, The Sierra College Press is the first complete academic press operated by a community college in the United States. The Press publishes books, electronic journals, booklets and posters.
As the first trade publication of the Sierra College Press, an anthology on the Sierra Nevada has been produced. The anthology is entitled The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology. It will be released in April 2010. It will be co-published by Heyday Books and Santa Clara University Also, in 2010, the Sierra College Press will co-publish a book written by Foothill College instructor Scott Lankford entitled Tahoe Beneath the Surface, an examination of fascinating historical vignettes of Lake Tahoe. This book will be co-published by Heyday Books.
The Sierra College Press also publishes two electronic journals. These are produced twice annually once in the Fall Semester, and once in the Spring Semester. The journals are: Snowy Range Reflections: The Journal of Sierra Nevada History and Biography and The Journal of the Sierra College Natural History Museum.
The Sierra College Press also publishes booklets and posters, including the recently published booklet Everyday Choices: 365 Ways You Can Help Build a Sustainable Future.