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Faculty Accomplishments 2017-18

| August | September | October | November | December | January | February | March | April | May |

December 14, 2017

Tracy Kocher, Computer Information Systems Professor

  • Took nine students, organized in three teams, to compete at the Associated Computer Manufacturers International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) on November 11 at Riverside City College. The regional completion had over 110 teams, including teams from schools like USC and CalTech. This is the fourth year that Chaffey College has attended. In addition, to our competing students, several programming students came to volunteer and observe. While the students did not win, they were able to compete at that level and were proud of their efforts. All who attended would be willing to attend again.

Selene Pineda and Annette Young, RefernceLibrarians

  • Attended the California Academic Reference Librarians Discussion Interest Group - South (CARLDIG-S) Fall Program on Friday, December 1, in Thousand Oaks, CA. The program, titled, Agents of Change in the Age of Alternative Facts, included presentations on innovative library programs that address fake news, digital literacy, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Annette also served on the steering committee to help organize the event.

Baron Brown, Criminal Justice Professor and Ryan Falcioni, Philosophy Professor

  • November 27, 2017-Served as panelist for a critical discussion at the University of La Verne titled, Beyond Blood & Soil: An Examination of Race and Conflict, Post-Charlottesville. This panel discussion was organized by two former Chaffey College students, Billie Burnham and Chris Smith, both whom are academically and politically thriving at ULV. The purpose of the panel was to enlighten students about safe and strategic political activism, and how to respond to opposing parties civilly in the face of possible hatemongering and opposing interpretations of First Amendment rights and protections.

Carrie L. Veazey, Communication Studies Professor

  • Completed the HITS Triathlon Series in Palm Springs December 3, 2017. Carrie ran the sprint distance, a 750 meter swim (the equivalent of 30 Olympic-sized pool laps) in Lake Cahuilla, 12.4 mile bike route, and a 5k run (3.1 miles). HITS (Horse shows in The Sun) was established in 1977 by Tom Struzzieri, owner of the largest equine show jumping production company in the world, who wanted to set a positive and powerful example to his children that fitness and good health are essential ingredients for living life to the fullest. His passion and story encouraged Carrie to do just the same. Not only did Carrie meet new people, from all over the United States and in many different professions, but now her nine old daughter and husband also want to join her competing in a triathlon as a family. Carrie wants to make health and fitness more of a priority in 2018.

Raymie Iadevaia, Adjunct Art Professor

  • Has two paintings in Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York's 2018 Flat File Exhibition, which opened Friday, December 1. Chosen from an open call that attracted a diverse range of artists, the 37 selected, represent an array of approaches towards flat media: drawing, collage, printmaking, and photography. The works will be on view all year on their website,, and a catalog highlighting all artists in the 2018 program is available for purchase on the website and through MagCloud .

Jackie Boboye, Counselor

  • Was a presenter at the 2017 National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) Diversity Impact Program: A Mentoring Model for Leadership, Commitment, and Engagement. The Diversity Impact Program was presented as a model for empowering new and experienced international educators to engage in a mentoring relationship that can be replicated at their institutions and organizations. The themes of leadership, commitment, and engagement, both benefits and challenges were discussed. In addition, the topic included an overview of the importance of culturally and linguistically competent leadership in the field of international education.

Deepak Shimkhada, Adjunct Art History Professor

  • Was elected President of South Asian Studies Association (SASA). SASA is an international organization, affiliated with Claremont McKenna College (CMC), that is comprised of academics that organizes the annual conference and publishes books and journals. Scholars from around the world present at the conference on their recent research in various fields of South Asian Studies. The next conference will be held at Claremont McKenna College, March 23-25, 2018. Please visit for more information.

Thierry Brusselle, Business Administration Professor

  • In a collaborative effort, Professor Brusselle and Chaffey College Director of Alumni Relations, Janeth Rodriguez, initiated the first "Professor for a Day" event at Chaffey College. Chaffey College Alumna Mariatu "Tu" Browne was invited to discuss her academic path, from earning an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Chaffey College and transferring to Cal State San Bernardino to earn two Bachelor's Degrees in Business (Entrepreneurship and Marketing) and then starting her business in Rancho Cucamonga. Mariatu's presentation highlighted various Marketing and Advertising strategies that she successfully injected in her business and she shared how her business won Rancho Cucamonga City's prestigious Green Business Award. Mariatu also shared her struggle as a single mother and foreign student from Sierra Leone, Africa. At the end of her presentation, Mariatu was and presented with the "Professor for a Day" award by Janeth Rodriguez.

Stan Hunter, Ceramics Professor

  • Is part of the group show, Melting Point, at the Craft and Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles. Melting Point presents works from both emerging and established artists that push traditional processes of working with clay and question pre-conceived definitions of the ceramic object. The show runs January 28 - May 6, 2018, with the opening reception on January 27, 6-9 pm.
  • An image of Stan's Intimate Corners sculptures is included in the January 2018 publication of Ceramics Monthly magazine.




Rev. 12/18/17

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