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Chaffey College
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737


Ardon Alger

Tara Johnson
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Faculty Accomplishments 2017-18

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

November 15, 2017

Mark Padilla, Physics Professor

  • Was honored with a Faculty/Student Initiative Award by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors at the annual Excellence in Energy and Sustainability award competition. This competition is for projects that are protecting the environment and saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Mark plays an integral role behind the Physics in the Central Plant initiative, which integrates energy efficiency equipment and operations directly into student learning through the physics curriculum. The curriculum includes student tours of the central plant and increases student, faculty, staff and community knowledge and interest in energy efficiency and sustainability, energy efficient equipment and operations of campus facilities.

Donna Colondres, Counselor

  • Serving as Interim Co-Executive Director of the Umoja Community, Donna helped produced the outstanding Umoja XIII in Sacramento, November 2-4. The Umoja Community serves over 50 California community colleges and the conference had over 1200 students attendees. The conference theme was the African proverb, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." The keynote speakers were Tim Wise and Dr. Cornel West and conference activities included over 30 workshops, a college fair, and a carnival.

Charles Williams, English Professor; Kenyon Callahan, Adjunct Political Science Professor; Dominique Johnson, Adjunct Counselor

  • Were among the chaperones, for the Umoja XIII Conference held November 2-4 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Thirty-two Chaffey students attended the two-day conference with one receiving on the spot admission to the University of Virginia. The conference provided an opportunity for insightful and empowering discussions, dynamic keynotes, and collaboration between students, counselors, and educators.

Sergio Gomez, Sociology Professor

  • Attended the 10th Annual Mentoring Conference by the Mentoring Institute at University of New Mexico, October 23-27. The conference covered such topics as the qualities of mentors, ethics in mentoring, building blocks of mentoring, gender and mentoring, as well as highlighting successful mentoring programs in the institutions of workplace, the military, but mainly higher education. Sergio's experience will be incorporated into a service-learning project in a course in which students will be trained to conduct peer-mentoring.

Kathleen Galipeau, Interior Design Professor

  • Three Interior Design students participated in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Southwestern Region Student Charette on November 4, 2017. Each student was assigned to a separate team. Teams were comprised of students from all interior design schools in our region including San Diego State University, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, Otis Design School, Design Institute, Art Institute, San Diego Mesa College , Mt SAC, and Chaffey College. One of our Chaffey students was on the winning team and was awarded $2000.00. She will advance to participate in the Western Region competition that includes an all expenses paid trip to Portland, Oregon in February. If she wins, she will compete in Chicago in the international competition. There will be a formal presentation of all winners in May 2018. We are very proud of our three contestants.

Joanne Osgood, Retired Full-time/Adjunct Business & Office Technologies Professor

  • Joanne attended the 2017 California Business Education Association State Conference held on October 27-29 in Anaheim. The focus of this conference was taken from a quote from Walt Disney: "If you can dream it, you can do it." The first general session keynote speaker was Doug Lipp, who was the head of training at Disney University; and the focus of his 3-hour talk was on how to develop the most engaged, loyal, and customer-centric employees to help organizations strengthen corporate culture and boost business performance. Joanne also attended other workshops helpful for business educators, especially Canvas-related and Microsoft technical workshops. In addition to attending these workshops, Joanne had on-site duties to perform as part of being on the Conference Committee as well as exhibitor functions promoting business education and the International Society for Business Education.

Stan Hunter, Ceramics Professor

Has work in two upcoming shows:
  • Seismic Shift: Confronting Catastrophe, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA, November 11, 2017-December 2, 2017. Juried by MacKenzie Stevens, Curatorial Assistant, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
  • Craftforms 17, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Juried by Nora Atkinson, curator for the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Brice Bischoff, Adjunct Art Professor

  • Brice is part of a two-person exhibition with Viennese artist, Johann Lurf, at the MAK Center, Mackey Garage Top in Mid-City. The opening reception was on Thursday, November 9 from 7-9pm. The exhibition will also be viewable Friday and Saturdays, 11am-6pm through Jan 6. For more information please visit,

Sean Black, Adjunct Photography Professor

Ardon Alger, Photography Professor; Marie Boyd, Librarian; Misty Burruel, Art Professor; Stephen Shelton, Communications Professor

  • All attended the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Fall Plenary, November 2-4 at the Irvine Marriot Hotel.
  • Faculty Senate President Alger and Vice President Burruel submitted resolutions at the Fall Plenary, which both passed. President Alger's resolution, 12.01 F17 Creation of Professional Development College Courses in Effective Teaching Practices, and Vice President Burruel's resolution, 13.02 F17 Environmental Responsibility: College Campuses as Living/Learning Labs, can be viewed here:



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