The Sierra Journal

Since 1960, Sierra College students have guided the publication of the Sierra Journal, a historic project that meets several of the college’s core values, most specifically “creating and nurturing meaningful connections to our community” by featuring work from current Sierra College students, employees, and community.

First created in the English Department by faculty and students, the publication has gone through many forms and iterations. Initially titled Viewpoint (1960–72), it transitioned to I Am (1973–75), and finally to the Sierra Journal in 1976. The publication continued annually until 2011–12. It was published online in 2012–13. Publication was suspended until it was resumed by the Sierra College Press in 2017–18. Production was halted in the 2020-2021 school year due to the Coronavirus pandemic and resumed once again in 2021-2022.

Today, the Sierra Journal continues as an example of the creative and collaborative spirit that exists at this institution. The Sierra College Press Board of Directors eagerly voted to act as a reliable and sustainable supporter of the Sierra Journal. United with the Sierra College Press, a team of dedicated faculty members have devoted time to jurying student work, vetting submissions, and facilitating design & production via various committees, clubs, and academic courses. Through this network of support, this student-driven publication continues to thrive and serves as a reflection of time, place, and community.

Copies of the Sierra Journal can be purchased at the Sierra College bookstore in Rocklin, CA. The entire run of this literary and arts publication can be found in the Sierra College Library, and the Sierra College Archives in Rocklin, CA.


Office of the President | Willy Duncan

Office of the Vice-President of Instruction | Rebecca Bocchicchio


Division of Liberal Arts | Dean Anne Fleischmann,

Associate Dean | Patrick Marasso

Division of Library and Learning Resources | Dean Carolyn Norman


Department of Applied Arts and Design | Natalie Rishe, Chair

Department of English | Josh Breese, Chair

Department of Art | Jennifer Lugris, Chair

Department of Photography | Randy Snook, Chair


English Department | Chris Hall, Robert Roden

Art Department | Sandi Escobar, Nicholas Gagliardi

Applied Art and Design Department | Vincent Pacheco

Photography Department | Randy Snook, Kirkman Amyx

Ridley Gallery | Jodi Connelly


Mythopoetics Club

President: Astrid Parrish

Vice President: Chelsea Garcia

Archivist and Voice of Reason: Olivia Steele

Associated Students of Sierra College and Student Senate of ASSC President: Maya Moseley


Sierra College Friends of the Library | David Dickson, Chair

Sierra College Press | Lynette Vrooman, Editor-in-Chief