Sally Saenger honored with prestigious award
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges honors Sally Saenger with prestigious award
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (March 15, 2022) — On Sunday and Monday, March 6-7, the Faculty
Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) Advocacy and Policy Conference
was held in Sacramento, California. The theme was “Creating Equity Through Policy
and Action,” and on Sunday night SBCC Physical Education instructor Sally Saenger
was presented with the prestigious Dean Murakami Advocate of the Year award.
Each year, the award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated effective advocacy at the state level. Named after former FACCC President and statewide faculty champion, Dean Murakami, this annual recognition is at the core of FACCC's mission, and illustrates the critically important work of faculty advocates. FACCC was honored to give this award to Sally Saenger, who has not only been an effective advocate for faculty in general, but for part-time faculty specifically.
“I am truly honored to receive this award,” said Saenger. “Although teaching is my first priority, the fight for equity and justice is a close second. It's rewarding to be recognized in this way by such a reputable faculty organization.”
For more than 65 years, FACCC has taken an integrated approach to advocacy, combining expert analysis, grass roots activity, direct lobbying, and strategic campaign work, all in an effort to serve California Community Colleges faculty.
In 2017-18, Saenger, who teaches both credit and noncredit classes, received the Hayward Award for Excellence in Education from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.