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Faculty Accomplishments 2007-08
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April 2008

Bob Carlson, Autobody Repair Professor
Facilitated an all-day regional hazardous substance training workshop hosted by the Chaffey Auto Collision Repair Program on Friday, April 11. The training workshop focused on the shift to more environmentally friendly water-borne auto paints. Topics included Air Regulations, Waste/Storm Water Management, Hazardous Waste/Materials Management, Pollution Prevention & Best Management Practices, and Pollution Prevention Technology Vendor Display Booths.

Patrick Aranda, Music Professor
Won the Inland Empire Theatre League Award for the best musical direction for his work on The Wiz. This was from a pool of all theatre done in the Inland Empire area including regional and civic light opera productions.
Last month, Patrick was a headlining artist at the Palm Springs Desert Classic Jazz Festival and will be headlining at the San Clemente Jazz Festival by the Sea next month. At the end of April, Patrick will be taking the Chaffey College Jazz Ensemble to perform at the Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada at Reno.

Laura Hope, English Professor
Has been invited to continue the development of the Basic Skills as an Effective Foundation of Student Success in the California Community Colleges by the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RPgroup) Center for Student Success. She is working with other researchers from the Center for Student Success to include three new sections to the literature review. Specifically, her area will address promising practices for high school to college transition. Laura is currently working with Norton Grubb, a renowned writer and researcher on community colleges, on this section, which may result in a joint publication separate from the literature review.

Terri Helfand, Computer Information Systems Professor
January through March served on a five-member nationwide advisory board of Community College Computer Information Systems instructors to evaluate the development of CD student instructional videos to accompany the Office 2007 Illustrated textbook published by Course Technology Publishing.

Carolyn Ward, Adjunct Psychology Professor
Attended the Terman Teaching Conference, sponsored by the Western Psychological Association at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine on April 9, 2008. Presentations included Was it Good for You, Too? Keeping Teaching Exciting for Us and For Them, Speed Mentoring, Transformational Teaching in Psychology. The conference was very worthwhile and provided good material to all participants and the networking opportunity the conference provided was very valuable.

Sandra Freeman, Nursing Professor
Attended the NSNA's (National Student Nurses' Association) 56th Annual Convention entitled Blazing Trails: The New Age of Nursing on March 26-30 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Diana Cosand and Carol McClure, Biology Professors; and Peter Konovnitzine, Geography Professor
Visited the Galapagos Islands over spring break and brought back natural history information, notes and photographs that are quite useful in teaching biology and geography. The Galapagos Islands would also be an excellent site for a Chaffey College class through the Study Far and Near Program.

Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
Attended the 9th Annual Minority Mentor Program's Student Research Conference entitled Transforming Conversations: An Examination of our Cultural, Political and Social Consciousness on Friday March 7 at the Claremont Graduate University. Henry also attended the 2nd Foster Care Summit on March 15, 2008 at the Department of Behavioral Health in Rialto. The summit focused on updates in foster care services that have been developed and or implemented since the first stakeholder summit, Hand in Hand, which occurred in November 2006.

Michelle Lee, Adjunct Communication Studies Professor
In addition to teaching at Chaffey, Michelle works for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice and recently started a partnership with the Canine Support Teams, Inc., to start a Prison Pub Dog Shelter Program at her institution on her treatment team. They started the theory training with the wards in September and picked up the first four dogs from Orange County Animal Care Services Center in Santa Ana on October 30. The wards in Michelle's program not only dealt with the dogs' past neglect and socialization issues, but they also gave them obedience training. Dogs that were once on their way to being euthanized were suddenly highly adoptable. The dogs were presented at the Adoption Fair on March 1 in Santa Ana. All four dogs were placed in the community. This program has been featured in the Daily Bulletin, Time Warner Cable, and KTLA Prime News. The program continues to get good feedback from the community and has rescued another six dogs this month to start a new cycle.

Stephen Rudd, Adjunct Music Professor
Is presenting at the University of California, Riverside Education Extension's Kaleidoscope of Learning Conference on Saturday, May 3, 2008. The focus of the conference is on Power Teaching! This is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the integration of mathematics, science, language arts, writing and performing arts in relation to teaching strategies and the ways students learn. The event is co-sponsored by: Inland Area Science Project; Inland Area Writing Project; and Phi Delta Kappa, Riverside Chapter.

Aeronautics Department
On March 7, Russell Baty and Jack Little attended the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) meeting in Sacramento. ATEC is an organization of Aviation Maintenance Training (AMT) schools. They meet twice a year to discuss government, industry, and educational issues facing the AMT schools.
On March 12, Russell Baty and 24 Aero students attended the second annual Aviation Summit at the Ontario Airport. Tickets to the event were donated by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The theme this year was Air Cargo operations specifically at the Ontario Airport.
On February 25, hosted a field trip for an Aviation Science class from Chaffey High School. Eighteen students and their instructor toured our facility. The tour was interactive allowing students to perform tasks such as welding, starting an aircraft engine, riveting and other tasks. Typically one or two students from this class will enroll in Chaffey's Aero program when they graduate from high school. On April 11, Russell Baty gave a one-hour presentation on Chaffey's Aero program to a group of high school students at Kaiser High School in Fontana.

tomotive Technology PrSherm Taylor, Auofessor
Sherm along with the Automotive Technology students lent their time, talents, and tools to the writers of Camaro Performers Magazine and were featured in an article in the March 2008 publication (pages 58-63).

Daniel Jacobo, Broadcasting & Cinema Professor
After four years of hard work, equipment funding requests and implementation, along with the assistance of facilities, ITS, several Deans, the Vice President of Instruction, and his faculty mentor, Ardon Alger, has culminated in the completion of the Chaffey College Radio Station. Student programming may be heard on 1010 am (4-8 mile radius) and on the Internet at www.chaffey.edu/broadcast. Students enrolled in the Broadcast 55 Audio and Announcing course began their weekly broadcasts on April 7, 2008.
    Daniel edited a documentary series, Wild Gardens (13 episodes) that will be broadcast on KVCR, San Bernardino Channel 24, starting September 2008.



March 2008

Temporary Art Park
Temporary Art Park is an exciting new alternative, multi-disciplinary event sponsored by the Chaffey College Art Committee and Chaffey College Art Department incorporating the work of visual artists at sites on the campus of Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.
     Committee Members are: Stan Hunter, Chair and originator of the idea; Misty Burruel, Co-Chair; Rebecca Trawick; Jan Raithel; John Machado; and Denise Johnson.
    Curated and organized (under the auspices of the Chaffey College Art Committee, John Machado, Chair) by the Temporary Art Park.
    A call for art went out last summer on international art opportunity lists, as well as local (Pasadena and L.A.) lists. Besides California, we had a submission from Israel, and inquiries from Britain and Germany.
    Selected artist were given a $100 honorarium.
    This project was financed primarily by private donations from faculty and staff, as well as a grant from the non-profit Pasadena arts organization, Newtown, the Chaffey College Ceramics Club, the Art Department, and the Wignall.
    During spring break, 19 west coast artists descended upon Chaffey College to transform our campus into a temporary contemporary art park. All the works will be on view through April 4. You can pick up a map at the SSA front desk or the Wignall that tells where to find the works, who made them, and why on earth they made them.
    On March 29, after the 125th Anniversary Celebrations (at 3:00 p.m. meeting at the Wignall), there will be an art walk and reception, where you will get a chance to meet and talk and argue with many of the artists, eat ice cream, and discover if Mohair Gravy has anything to do with being DJ's.
    On April 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Wignall, there will be a Temporary Art Park panel comprised of artists and administrators of public art. If you enjoy this taste of having art blossom on campus, you might be interested in attending.
    The committee would like to thank Bob Cecil, Bruce Cook, Sarah Riley, and Raul Alvarado for how accommodating and helpful they have been to the artist.

Faculty Get-Together
Faculty gathered for the seventh time this year to meet for fellowship and food. We are working on the theory that getting to know each other makes for a better working environment and will also result in better student learning outcomes. Today we met for the first time on campus in the Aeronautics area among the engines and the planes. Tom Teeguarden, an adjunct faculty member in Aero, suggested meeting on campus.

Marie Boyd, Reference Librarian Professor
Appointed by the State Academic Senate to the Telecommunication and Technology Advisory Committee (TTAC) for the Chancellor's Office. TTAC advises the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office on the continued development and deployment of telecommunications and educational technologies in the California Community Colleges. The Committee researches technology trends and recommends the direction for technology infrastructure initiatives within the California Community College system. This is a one-year appointment.

Dale DesLauriers, Biology Professor
Attended a conference in San Diego February 20-24 entitled Chairing the Academic Department put on by the American Council on Education. The conference was three days of workshops designed specifically for academics that are heads of college and university departments. Dale spent the entire time in workshops interacting with department chairs, coordinators, deans, heads of academic units from public and private schools (community college through university level) from all over the nation and one from the Marshall Islands. Workshop titles included Evaluating College Teaching, Developing a Faculty, Using Data to Guide Departmental Planning and Decision Making, Managing Legal Land Mines, Conflict Management.

Jicheng Wang, Adjunct Biology Professor
Attended the Strategies for Success Workshop at Ohlone College, Newark Center for Health Science and Technology on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Jicheng attended four sessions that were really helpful in changing his mindset on how to improve his teaching skills.

Catherine Bacus, Gerontology Professor
On Friday, February 29 attended a conference at Hillcrest Homes on Aging in the 21st Century. Catherine was also the guest speaker at the American Association of University Women luncheon at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday, March 1. She presented Normal Brain Aging Versus Dementia.

Tracy Hegeman, Computer Information Systems Professor
Appointed to the 2007-08 Discipline Work Group (DWG) for Statewide Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation in the discipline of Computer Gaming.
Attended the International Game Developer Association's Game Demo Reel Night in Orange County, hosted at Westwood College on March 7 as a faculty observer. Representatives from several prominent game industry organizations such as Electronic Arts and Sony were present as "judges" while small teams and game industry hopefuls presented their game concepts and demo reels for feedback and/or project buy in or employment. Tracy was invited to bring a group of her students the next time this event is held.

Cynde Miller, Studio Art Professor
On March 1 taught an intensive color theory workshop at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens in Claremont. The course covered the basics as well as specific color matching techniques in matching colors found in the gardens using only three base hues plus white and black.

Bruce Osburn, Automotive Technology Professor
Selected to attend the Atech Training, Inc./Automotive Industry Planning Council Invitational Instructor Workshop. This is an all expenses paid weeklong workshop conducted in Florence, Indiana during the summer, awarded to select automotive instructors across the country. Subjects covered will be "Hands On" Electrical/Electronic Diagnostic training classes to improve diagnostic skills, workshops on the latest virtual computerized training aids, teaching and presentation techniques classes, and a final troubleshooting contest. Included in the training are books and software valued over $1,000 to add to the Chaffey College Automotive Program.

Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
Attended the Claremont Graduate University Knowledge Management Consortium on February 29 exploring the research and practice related to knowledge management. Henry also attended the National Latino Peace Officers Association California State Meeting on Saturday, March 1 in Montebello.

Daniel Aseltine, Adjunct Political Science Professor
University of California, Irvine asks their most academically successful first-year transfer students to name the instructor at their community college who had the most significant impact on their academic performance and their successful transfer to the University of California, Irvine. Daniel was nominated by one of his former students for this honor and will be recognized at the Educator Recognition Reception on Friday, April 25 at UCI. Daniel's name has been added to the "wall" of fame at http://www.due.uci.edu/walloffame.



February 2008

Fashion and Consumer Studies Programs
Fashion Interns and classroom students coordinated and modeled in the first Fashion Show of the popular Bass Pro Shop at Victoria Gardens Mall on Saturday, February 9. The Interns are a "pilot" program of the nationally famous Bass Pro Shops and the first apparel Interns to be accepted in the U.S. A full-color page of the show highlighting the fashion students of Chaffey College appeared in the Daily Bulletin on February 13.
The Consumer Studies Program sponsored a two-week forum on Consumer Issues in the theatre on February 20 and 27. The first forum focused on Credit Card Traps (Debt and Fraud) and featured expert speakers from the Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. The second forum centered on Achieving First Time Home Ownership and Financing programs for this target group. Featured speakers were from Wells Fargo Bank and County Neighborhood Housing Services. A VTEA grant funded the programs.

Baron Brown, Administration of Justice Professor
Is representing Chaffey College and the field of Career Technologies on the Basic Skills Initiative Steering Committee for the Chancellor's Office. Dr. Henry Shannon and Dr. Donna Colondres are also on this committee. This project is funded by a $1.6 million grant and looks as if it is eligible for renewal and ongoing research and tracking.

Jenny Darby, Adjunct Real Estate Professor
On October 9-11, 2007 took both Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice classes to the California Association of Realtors Convention in Anaheim at the Convention Center. Fifty-seven students took advantage of this opportunity. There were over 200 vendors present, as well as many real estate education classes that the students attended. They were exposed to the latest technology available to Realtors. While there, the students completed a homework exercise that consisted of collecting business cards and information as to how much it would cost them to get started in Real Estate. This was a very valuable field trip for the students and was enjoyed by all that attended.

Shari Wasson, Adjunct Art Professor
Her work was featured at a solo exhibition titled Shari Wasson Drawings at the Haus Gallery in Pasadena January 24 through February 16.

Mela Marsh, Adjunct Art Professor
Her work will be featured at a solo exhibition entitled Constructed Shapes at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada in February. Mela will give a lecture on February 26 with an artist reception on the evening of February 28.

Child Development Program
On Saturday, February 2, 2008 the Child Development and Education Faculty including Monica Alexander, Judy Brewer-Calvillo, Linda Marcotte, Sandy Hardie, Glenda Lantz and Child Development Center Director Birgit Monks, hosted a new student orientation in the Chaffey Staff Dining Room. Forty-four students attended from 9:00-12:00 pm to learn about available Child Development permits, degrees, grants, training programs and apprentice positions at Chaffey. Students were treated to a light breakfast donated by faculty and staff. This was the second orientation this year. Students reported feeling motivated and more directed in the field.

Cheryl Gilbert and Candice Piper, Vocational Nursing Professors
Attended an Interactive Teaching and Learning Strategies workshop on January 30, 2008. The workshop provided educators with knowledge and application of innovative and interactive teaching strategies to enhance learning outcomes in health occupation programs.

Stan Hunter, Art/Ceramics Professor
His work will be featured at the following shows:
Sculptor on Campus at California State University at Bakersfield, Spring 2008. Stan was chosen to work with CSUB students to construct a number of shard towers outdoors, which will be on display from six months to one year. Stan will be giving an artist's slide lecture and demonstration making the sculptural elements in April and will return in late May for a week to assemble the installation.
Hugely Tiny Show, a Newtown event at 680 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on February 10-11 from 10:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Yunomi Invitational at the AKAR Gallery in Iowa City, Iowa from March 21 through April 18; International show of "everyday" teacups.
Ink & Clay 34 (Western U.S.) at the Kellogg Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona, March 25 through May 3.
2008 Clay Invitational at the Migration Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, July 11 through August 22.
Northwest Passage at the Armory NW in Pasadena, curated by Adjunct Professor Matt Wardell, on February 12.

Art Department
Art faculty members Misty Burruel, Matt Wardell, Cynde Miller, Stanton Hunter, Jessica Hutchins, Jon Ginnaty, Shari Wasson, Tommi Cahill, Julie Shafer, Karen Emmett, Rebecca Guzac, Quinton Bemiller, Brian Kohl, Don Fitzgerald, Damian Ross, and Denise Johnson will exhibit their work at the Chaffey College Mixer February 21 through March 5. The exhibition will be held at the Dutton Family Gallery at the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum at California State University San Bernardino located at 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino. For additional information and museum hours, please contact the museum at 909-537-7373.



January 2008

Asiris Cruz, Chicano History Professor
Defended her dissertation thesis, Smoking Guns: Tobacco Planters and the Emergence of a Cuban National Identity, 1700-1790 and received her Ph.D. in Latin American History at the University of California at Riverside on December 15, 2007. Asiris also participated in an outreach conference for Ethnic Studies Major Professionals at Cal-State Fullerton.

Cathy Zmudka, Nursing Professor
Attended a conference held at Saddleback College entitled Teaching Nursing and Evaluating Student Learning which provided information relating to both classroom and clinical instruction for optimal student outcomes while promoting critical thinking strategies. This was a free conference through RHORC (Regional Health Occupations Resource Center).
Cathy was also a contributing author for the revision of the Acute Care Nurse Assistant Model Curriculum which was available in November of 2007. This revision is affiliated with NATAP (Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program), supported by VTEA funds and monitored by the Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges.

Bruce Osburn, Automotive Technology Professor
In December 2007, passed the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recertification tests to remain an ASE Certified Parts Specialist and an ASE Certified Service Consultant, and added them to his current Master Tech Certification. These certifications are good for five years, are voluntary, and paid for by the participant. ASE Certifications are evidence of a technician's continuing education, commitment to the profession, and competency in the area of certification. ASE Certification increases credibility with students and solidifies the value of the recommendation of ASE Certification as a student goal both for job obtainment and personal pride.

Aeronautics Program
Aeronautics staff and faculty attended the 33rd Annual Cable Airshow on January 12-13, 2008 at Cable Airport in Upland. The weather was perfect for an Airshow and record setting crowds attended. The Airshow is sponsored by the Pomona Valley Pilots Association (PVPA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Cable Airport Foundation. All three of these non-profit organizations provide scholarships for Chaffey Aeronautics students totaling approximately $10,000 a year. This year 30 aeronautics students volunteered hundreds of hours assisting the three sponsors in running the event.
    Chaffey faculty and staff members, Russell Baty, Shawn Ward, Paul Elardi, and Thomas Teagarden, manned a marketing booth at the Airshow both days. The booth displayed one of the new turbine engines purchased last year and a new hydraulic systems trainer. Both were interactive displays allowing fair goers the opportunity to actuate hydraulic components on the hydraulics trainer and demonstrations were given on turbine engine operations. Also on display were the new electrical trainers. Hundreds of spring schedules, brochures, and advertising giveaways (provided by the Marketing Department) were given out to fair goers during the two-day event. This is a great example of how Chaffey College works with the community to improve the quality of lives in our district.

James MacDevitt, Adjunct Photography Professor
Presented a paper at Birkbeck College, University of London at the CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) Annual Conference held November 8-9, 2007. In addition, the article will be published by the UK-based Computers and the History of Art Consortium and Intellect, LTD. The article is titled RE: Inventing the Art Historical Archive: Towards a Funeous and Rhizomatic Social Memory. Conference abstracts can be viewed at the following website: http://www.chart.ac.uk/chart2007/abstracts/abstracts.pdf.

Anthony Lepore, Adjunct Photography Professor
His work appeared in an exhibition titled Pie in the Face November 3 through December 22, 2007 at the Jail Gallery in Los Angeles. For additional information, visit the gallery website at www.thejailgallery.com.

Bassim Sannah, Adjunct Arabic Professor
Will present at the 2008 California Council for Adult Education State Conference (CCAE) that will be held May 1-3 in San Diego. Bassim's presentation will be a hands-on workshop on language acquisition methodologies, techniques, and classroom activities to promote language acquisition in the adult classroom.





December 2007

Asiris Cruz, Chicano History Professor
Defended her dissertation thesis, Smoking Guns: Tobacco Planters and the Emergence of a Cuban National Identity, 1700-1790 and received her Ph.D. in Latin American History at the University of California at Riverside on December 15, 2007. Asiris also participated in an outreach conference for Ethnic Studies Major Professionals at Cal-State Fullerton.

Cathy Zmudka, Nursing Professor
Attended a conference held at Saddleback College entitled Teaching Nursing and Evaluating Student Learning which provided information relating to both classroom and clinical instruction for optimal student outcomes while promoting critical thinking strategies. This was a free conference through RHORC (Regional Health Occupations Resource Center). Cathy was also a contributing author for the revision of the Acute Care Nurse Assistant Model Curriculum which was available in November of 2007. This revision is affiliated with NATAP (Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program), supported by VTEA funds and monitored by the Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges.

Bruce Osburn, Automotive Technology Professor
In December 2007, passed the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recertification tests to remain an ASE Certified Parts Specialist and an ASE Certified Service Consultant, and added them to his current Master Tech Certification. These certifications are good for five years, are voluntary, and paid for by the participant. ASE Certifications are evidence of a technician's continuing education, commitment to the profession, and competency in the area of certification. ASE Certification increases credibility with students and solidifies the value of the recommendation of ASE Certification as a student goal both for job obtainment and personal pride.

Aeronautics Program
Aeronautics staff and faculty attended the 33rd Annual Cable Airshow on January 12-13, 2008 at Cable Airport in Upland. The weather was perfect for an Airshow and record setting crowds attended. The Airshow is sponsored by the Pomona Valley Pilots Association (PVPA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Cable Airport Foundation. All three of these non-profit organizations provide scholarships for Chaffey Aeronautics students totaling approximately $10,000 a year. This year 30 aeronautics students volunteered hundreds of hours assisting the three sponsors in running the event. Chaffey faculty and staff members, Russell Baty, Shawn Ward, Paul Elardi, and Thomas Teagarden, manned a marketing booth at the Airshow both days. The booth displayed one of the new turbine engines purchased last year and a new hydraulic systems trainer. Both were interactive displays allowing fair goers the opportunity to actuate hydraulic components on the hydraulics trainer and demonstrations were given on turbine engine operations. Also on display were the new electrical trainers. Hundreds of spring schedules, brochures, and advertising giveaways (provided by the Marketing Department) were given out to fair goers during the two-day event. This is a great example of how Chaffey College works with the community to improve the quality of lives in our district.

James MacDevitt, Adjunct Photography Professor
Presented a paper at Birkbeck College, University of London at the CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) Annual Conference held November 8-9, 2007. In addition, the article will be published by the UK-based Computers and the History of Art Consortium and Intellect, LTD. The article is titled RE: Inventing the Art Historical Archive: Towards a Funeous and Rhizomatic Social Memory. Conference abstracts can be viewed at the following website: http://www.chart.ac.uk/chart2007/abstracts/abstracts.pdf.

Anthony Lepore, Adjunct Photography Professor
His work appeared in an exhibition titled Pie in the Face November 3 through December 22, 2007 at the Jail Gallery in Los Angeles. For additional information, visit the gallery website at www.thejailgallery.com.

Bassim Sannah, Adjunct Arabic Professor
Will present at the 2008 California Council for Adult Education State Conference (CCAE) that will be held May 1-3 in San Diego. Bassim's presentation will be a hands-on workshop on language acquisition methodologies, techniques, and classroom activities to promote language acquisition in the adult classroom.

Chaffey has hired 170 new part-time faculty so far in the 2007-2008 academic year.



November 2007

Penny Marino, Fashion Merchandising and Design Professor
Represented faculty from Consumer Studies/Affairs programs in the state while attending a weekend retreat at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead on October 12-14. The gathering of educators, business, and government leaders reviewed the California Chancellor's Office Program Review of curriculum for Family and Consumer Sciences departments at community colleges. The result of this excellent meeting of consumer representatives is Chaffey College's decision to modify the existing AS degrees to a Consumer Affairs Emphasis, and development of a smaller certificate Consumer Services Representative, a growth area for job employment. VTEA funds rewarded for the 2007-2008 year will sponsor two campus forums on First Home Purchases and Credit Card Debt.

Laura Hope and Bonnie Spears, English Professors
Made a presentation entitled Instructor 1.5: Developing the Hybrid Composition Course at the English Council of California Two-Year Colleges (ECCTYC) Conference on October 11 in Burlingame, California. The presentation provided an overview of some of the pedagogical issues regarding hybrid development as well as practical strategies for developing group assignments, managing time, and using technology at various levels of intensity.

Beth Child, Biology Professor
Recently published an article in the journal, Federation of European Microbiological Societies. The title of this article is "Xylella Fastidiosa Genotype Differentiation by SYBR Green-based QRT-PCR". The research focused on creating a rapid identification process for different strains of a bacterium known as Xylella Fastidiosa. This organism has large impacts on various plants including almonds, grapes, citrus, and alfalfa.

Abel Chen, Business Administration/Business Law Professor
Collaborated with the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court to start a judicial externship (non-paid) for students taking paralegal certificate courses. Paralegal students have to spend at least two hours per week at the Superior Court and be engaged in paralegal or law related tasks for at least five weeks. Students will be assigned to assist court personnel in criminal courts, civil courts, and family courts.

Vocational Nursing Program
The faculty and students of the Vocational Nursing Program worked with the Department of Epidemiology at San Antonio Community Hospital, participating in six flu shot clinics in various locations throughout the Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, and Fontana areas. Students vaccinated over 2,000 members of our community against the flu in advance of the upcoming flu season. Faculty participants included Shelley Eckvahl, Cheryl Gilbert, Candice Piper, Julie Gossett, Kym Jones, Michael Escobosa, and Diane Woodhead.

Donna Colondres, Counseling Professor
On October 23, 2007, delivered a motivational talk entitled Persistence: The Pleasure Principle at Howard University in Washington, D.C., for the Pre-Doctoral and Tutoring Internship program students.

Tim Greene, History Professor
Attended the Friends of Ancient History meeting on November 3 at the University of Channel Islands in Camarillo where several papers on ancient history were presented.

Bonnie Fuller, Disability Programs & Services Professor
Attended the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) Convention in Ventura on October 21-23, 2007. The conference theme, Making Waves-Changing Lives, spoke to the status of CAPED throughout the state and nation as well as to the vitality and worth of its mission. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to learn, share information, network, and be inspired through the words of keynote speakers, workshops, daily program sessions, and exhibits.

Catherine Bacus, Gerontology Professor and Sharon Brown, Adjunct Counseling Professor
Participated in an outreach event for Citrus High School's Career Day in Fontana on November 7. They presented three sessions for 80 students. Catherine presented information on the field of Gerontology and Chaffey's Gerontology Program. Sharon presented information on how the high school students could continue their education at Chaffey. Additional presenters were Claudia Puga and Janis Seiler, Gerontologists, who partnered with the Community Senior Services to talk about the community services available, what they do in their profession, and why they love their careers in Gerontology.

John Machado, Art History Professor
In his role as the faculty advisor of the Associated Students of Chaffey College, accompanied five student leaders to the General Assembly of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) held in San Jose on November 9-11. For additional information on SSCCC please visit their website at www.cccco.edu/divisions/ss/senate/senate.htm.

Larry Hultgren, Aeronautics Professor
Graduated from the Chaffey Aeronautics Program in 1975. When Larry returned to Chaffey as the Lead faculty in the Aeronautics Program, he felt the ROP Aeronautics program with which he had positive experience as a student should be brought back to Chaffey. Over the past year Larry has made it his business to do just that. In September of this year the Chaffey/Baldy View ROP Aviation Maintenance Program was restarted. The program was fully articulated with the local High Schools, with the help of Counselor Maggie Van Riper and Shirley Emilio. The program offers all entry-level classes required for admittance into upper-level classes such as Airframe and Powerplant that lead to the Airframe and Powerplant Certificates which are required by the Federal Aviation Administration; allowing completion of the course in three semesters. High school students earn high school and college credit for their efforts with no cost to the students. Another positive for the Chaffey program is the automatic publicity stimulated by the ROP career techs at the 22 high schools serviced by Baldy View.

Sean Connelley, English Professor
On November 3, presented a paper on writing instruction pedagogy and students' Internet writing practices at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association conference at Bellingham, Washington.

Shereef Ellaboudy, Adjunct Economics Professor
Recently passed his last qualification exam and is now a PhD Candidate ABD (All-But-Dissertation). In addition, his paper titled "The Institutions and Economic Development in the OECD" was recently published in the November Issue #12 of the International Research Journal of Finance and Economics. The article can be accessed at the following link: http://www.eurojournals.com/finance.htm.

Quenton Bemiller, Adjunct Art Professor
Last May, exhibited work at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, where he completed a year-long Teaching Fellowship. Quenton currently teaches in various programs at the Armory and is a mentor to new teachers. This past June he had a solo exhibition at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles and in January he will have a solo exhibition at Jill Thayer Galleries in Bakersfield. In addition to Quinton's teaching at Chaffey, he continues to teach painting at Brand Studios, City of Glendale. For the last two years he has led a very popular Los Angeles Gallery tour every three months, taking students and professionals from Pasadena to Venice and back. On December 15 he has a half-day trip planned for Orange County, visiting the Orange County Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum plus some Laguna Beach galleries.



October 2007

James Kerr, CIS Professor
Participated in an outreach site visit at AB Miller High School in Fontana on May 30 to inform students about technical career paths at Chaffey College.
Attended the Cisco Academy Connections two-day conference in Long Beach held July 16-18 on best teaching practices and networking with other technical instructors.
Attended the Cisco Networkers Conference in Anaheim on July 22-27. This five-day conference was on the latest technologies in Computer Networking. Some of the topics covered were Advanced Wireless, Voice over IP, and Security and Design.
Set up a booth at the Pomona Computer Fair on August 30 to market the Chaffey College IT Center.

Angela Bartlett and Robert Nazar, English Professors
Gave a presentation entitled Bridging the Gap at the English Council of California Two Year Colleges (ECCTYC) Conference on October 12 in Burlingame, California. Their presentation was about revising the stigma attached to community colleges by improving outreach to high school students. During the three-day conference, they also attended several sessions on improving instruction in our English courses.

Denise Johnson, Adjunct Art Professor
Curating the Girly Show: Pin-ups, Zines & the So-Called Third Wave exhibition at the Wignall Museum Gallery running from Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 30, 2007.

Daniel Azeltine, Adjunct Political Science Professor
In June 2007, earned another master's degree: an M.A. in History from California State Polytechnic University Pomona with a specialization in California's political history. Daniel's thesis examines the political career of Jesse M. Unruh, legislator and state treasurer, from the perspective of the Progressive movement. In 2006, Daniel presented his preliminary research findings regarding Unruh at the Whitsett Graduate Seminar in California History at California State University, Northridge.

Barbara Hindman and Renee Ketchum, Nursing Professors
Attended a two-day workshop in Palm Springs to prepare for the ADN programs Fall 2009 accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC). The NLNAC provides specialized accreditation for programs of nursing. The ADN program is proud to achieve this accreditation as this recognizes educational programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality.

Automotive Technology Department
Sid Burks, Bruce Osburn, Sherm Taylor, Jasmine Jaime (adjunct), and Scott Critchfield (adjunct) attended the Fall Conference of the California Automotive Teachers at Saddleback College on October 19-20, 2007.

Bob Baron, Adjunct Reading Professor
In May 2007 completed 13 graduate units through Cal State Fullerton Extension and was awarded a Certificate in the Teaching of Postsecondary Reading and Learning.

Cindy Walker, Language Success Center Professor
Recently met with a group of other community college leaders to form the California Learning Communities Consortium (CLCC), an advisory group that will help to create a network of learning community instructors, coordinators, and programs as well as organize learning community-related training and events. The Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education helped to organize this consortium. The CLCC will host its first curriculum planning retreat this spring in Southern California.

Joanne Osgood, Business & Office Technologies Professor
Attended the 79th International Conference of SIEC/ISBE (Societe International pour I'E Seignement Commercial/International Society for Business Education) held July 29-August 3 in Vienna Austria. The scope of this conference was to examine the multiple levels of providing business and technical training in the Austrian educational system and to provide insight into other methods of providing business education in multiple parts of the world. The seminars and experiences received from this international conference will be used to provide students in business and office technology classes with more global/international practices and procedures.

Cecilia Torres Best, Multidisciplinary Center Professor
In October, the Phoenix (Arizona) Museum of History opened the largest exhibit on the cultural, social, and political roots of the valley's Mexican American community. The exhibit runs for one year and covers the period from 1860 through 1970. As a member of a founding family, Cecilia Torres Best, Instructional Specialist of the Fontana Success Center, was invited to assist in the collection of artifacts. She contributed old photographs, a 120-year-old hand-made blouse, an 1876 Bible, and a wood guitar her grandfather used to serenade her grandmother.
Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
Attended the Children's Network 21st Annual Conference entitled Surviving the Violence & Trauma: Prevention, Intervention, and Resiliency held September 5-6 in Ontario. This year's conference focused on how to prevent violence at home and in our communities, and how to help our children and youth survive traumatic experiences.

Quinton Bemiller, Adjunct Art Professor
A private reception is being held on Sunday, October 28 in Manhattan Beach to view Quinton's mural, Sausal Redondo. This mural was completed this past summer. It is a site-specific wall painting located within the stunning contemporary home of Stuart and Melita Riddle. Painted on a curved wall measuring 21 feet high and 6 1/2 feet wide, it is his most ambitious project to date.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Senior Helpers of Rancho Cucamonga, a Home Health Care Business, sent a letter to Professor Zmudka stating how impressed they were with the CNAs that have gone through the Chaffey program versus CNAs that have come to them through other schools. They went on to state that Chaffey students are far better informed and knowledgeable due to the excellent teaching staff at Chaffey College.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
Attended Train-the-Trainer training at the Advanced Transportation Technology Center at Rio Hondo College on August 1-2 and was certified to teach transit technicians to use Digital Multimeters.
Attended a planning session of the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortia at Valley College on August 9.
Attended a meeting of the Executive Council for the Statewide Career Pathways project in Sacramento on August 22.
On September 6, presented on the Statewide Career Pathways project to the North/Far North Consortia at Butte College.
On September 20, presented to the Ventura/Santa Barbara Regional Consortia on the Statewide Career Pathways project.
Attended a Steering Committee Meeting for the Statewide Career Pathways project at the Chancellor's Office in Sacramento on September 23.
Presented to the Santa Maria Area Articulation Council at Alan Hancock College on the Statewide Career Pathways project on September 24.
Attended the Southern California Conference of the California Community Colleges Association of Occupational Educators in Cathedral City on October 10-12 and presented on the Statewide Career Pathways project.
On October 18, presented to Career Technical Education teachers from the Oxnard Union High School District on the Statewide Career Pathways project at Oxnard College.
Attended the Board of Directors Meeting for the California Automotive Teachers at Saddleback College on October 19.



September 2007

Will Carrick, Disability Programs & Services Professor
Has been selected for an Accreditation Team by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).

Automotive Technology Program
Automotive Technology Instructor Sherm Taylor, several of his students, and the High Performance Automotive Program at Chaffey College were featured in Super Chevy, and Camaro performance magazines. Chaffey students are building a high performance engine for a project car that will be featured in future issues of both magazines.
The Chaffey College race car, built and driven by Sherm Taylor was displayed at a recent charity golf tournament at Sierra Lakes Golf Club sponsored by the Fontana Chamber of Commerce.

Laura Hope, English Professor
Along with other members of the Statewide Center for Student Success, Laura contributed to the publication of an analysis of pilot colleges that recently completed the self-assessment tool in Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in the California Community Colleges. Twelve colleges participated in the study, and their experiences were synthesized into a helpful tip sheet for colleges completing the self-assessment this year.

Cynde Miller, Art Professor
In March, received a teacher recognition award from the University of Irvine with support from the Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union (OCTFCU). Cynde was nominated by a former student. Cynde is also an alumnus of UCI completing her masters of fine arts there in 1996.

Joann Eisberg, Astronomy Professor
Attended Cosmos in the Classroom, a 3-day conference on undergraduate astronomy teaching sponsored by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and held at Pomona College last August. Joann presented a poster paper entitled Infrared Cameras for Astronomy Education (coauthored with Denise Kaisler, an astronomy teacher from Citrus College). Joann and Denise gave numerous demonstrations using Chaffey's new infrared camera. The paper will be published in the conference proceedings.

Rachel Arciniega, Sandra Clay, Sandra Freeman, Dianne Hagin, Susan Herman, Barbara Hindman, Renee Ketchum, Cathy Lightner, and Susan Paplanus, Nursing Professors
Attended the Boot Camp for Nurse Educators in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August. They bring many ideas for enhancing their teaching back from this conference.

Mary Copeland, Adjunct English Professor
Her book of poetry, Ovation Road, has been accepted for publication with Plain View Press. The release date is late spring/early summer of 2008.

Joel Berry, Adjunct Broadcasting/Cinema Professor
Wrote seven monologues for the Spanish Talk Show Host of Buenas Noticias (Good News) airing on Telemundo. (Joel doesn't speak Spanish; monologues translated).
Three weeks ago a sub-division of 20th Century Fox called Fox Faith requested one of Joel's screenplays entitled Taking Flight.
Joel also recently visited the Warner Brothers lot to see the production of an upcoming NBC series called Chuck.

Beth Child, Biology Professor; Leonard Crow and Robin Witt, Mathematics Professors
Attended a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Workshop held September 9-11, 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri. The focus of this workshop was on teaching participants about the SI program, history and success, as well as providing training on how to implement SI into the classroom. Participants were provided access to all SI materials produced by the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who initiated this program over 30 years ago.

Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
Attended the San Bernardino/Riverside Counties Terrorism Early Warning Group Conference on August 30-31, 2007 in Rancho Cucamonga. This two-day conference was an informational and networking forum for first responders and private and public sector professionals.

Patrick Aranda, Music Professor
In August was a headliner pianist at the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival. This is a major music festival on the West Coast and Patrick has been a feature performer there for the past six years. On September 9, Patrick performed with the Chaffey College Jazz Combo at a showcase event at the Victoria Gardens Lewis Family Playhouse. Patrick also performs on weekends at Disneyland playing the piano.

Ardon Alger, Photography Professor
Recently did a photo shoot for Chaffey's Marketing Department. His work appeared in the August 29, 2007 issue of the Daily Bulletin and is on a billboard on Milliken and the 60 Freeway. His photographs are being used by Marketing on all of their publications.



August 2007

Wendy Maleki, Nursing Professor
Completed the Leadership Connection; a jointly sponsored leadership class between Chaffey and Montclair. This summer Wendy graduated with a clinical nurse specialist degree in psychiatric/mental health counseling (CNS PMH counseling) from Duquesne University. Wendy completed her clinical hours in conjunction with Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center. These credentials enable her to teach psychiatric nursing in the ADN Program, which she will start this fall. Wendy is also state certified to be a mental health counselor in the community.

Tatiana Vasquez, Adjunct Biology Professor
Is the first author of a research paper entitled "Looking on the Bright Side: Females Prefer Coloration Indicative of Male Size and Condition in the Sexually Dichromatic Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii," published in this month's issue of the prestigious journal, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Professor Vasquez was a student in the Chaffey College Biology Department from 1999 to 2001, and she cites Chaffey College as her address in this publication.

Mike Deschamps, Accounting/Financial Services Professor
Presented at the national conference of the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges Association held this past May in Indianapolis. His presentation was titled Adapting Tax Curriculum to Ensure Student Success on the IRS Special Enrollment Exam. This was the second year in a row that Professor Deschamps has been invited to present at the national conference.
The tax program at Chaffey was recently awarded re-accreditation by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). All qualifying tax programs in the state must undergo re-accreditation every three years. The new accreditation allows the college to provide both initial and continuing education for tax professionals. In their accreditation letter, CTEC lauded Chaffey "for continuing to adhere to the highest professional standards in the tax curriculum." The accreditation application report was written by Professor Deschamps, Coordinator of Chaffey's Accounting, Financial Services, and Real Estate programs.

Gerontology Program
Has recently learned that Chaffey's program is the only community college whose "Introduction to Social Work" course is approved for articulation to the Social Work major at Cal State University San Bernardino (CSUSB). We look forward to continued work with CSUSB's Social Work faculty, with a representative serving on Chaffey's Gerontology Advisory Committee.

Rachel Silliman, English as a Second Language Professor
Was the keynote lecturer at the annual convocation on July 20 of the Republic of the Philippines Negros Oriental State University, Siaton Campus. She spoke on Integrative Teaching Strategies in English to a mass audience of faculty and students. Rachel also gave a lecture on Applied English in the Elementary School Setting to faculty of the Silliman University School of Basic Education in Dumaguete City, Philippines, on July 5, 2007.

Paula Snyder, Sociology Professor
Visited Cape Town, South Africa in June accompanied by Political Science Professor Monica Carter in planning & preparation for next year. Paula will be teaching SOC 10, Introduction to Sociology, and SOC 70, Social Problems, next summer for four weeks (June to July, 2008) in South Africa. A service learning component will also be built into these courses. Paula looks forward to placing students in community organizations that are truly making a difference in the future of South Africa. Paula believes that this will not only be a beneficial educational experience, but also an inspiring and empowering one for our students.

Shereef Ellaboudy, Adjunct Economic Professor
In July, received acceptance for three publications that will be published at the end of October; two were accepted in The European Journal of Economic and Finance and one in The European Journal of Scientific Research. Shereef also published and presented a paper at the Congress of Political Economist International on July 19, in Berlin, Germany on the Efficiencies of Financial Institutions in the Middle East.

Karen Lyman, Sociology Professor
An article by Karen is being featured in this new book: Phil Brown, editor, Perspectives in Medical Sociology, 4th edition, published by Waveland Press, 2008.

Stan Hunter, Art/Ceramics Professor
An article featuring Stan and his Butterfly Migration Grids Sculpture Series will appear in the September 2007 issue of Ceramics: Art and Perception.
His work will also appear in a show entitled Forms and Shapes: Inspired by Architecture at the AKAR Gallery in Iowa City, Iowa from August 24 through September 9, 2007. This show can be viewed online at www.stantonhunter.com.

Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
Attended Children & Domestic Violence: 8-hour Training for Criminal Justice Professionals on May 17, 2007 at the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department. This training explored the role of criminal justice professionals in response to children in domestic violence situations; domestic violence and the impact exposure to violence has on a child's brain development; response, interaction and interviewing, focusing on prosecution and trauma reduction for children; and how law enforcement can respond.
Attended the Shine a Light on Child Abuse 9th Annual Prevention Awards Breakfast entitled It Only Takes a Minute on March 22, 2007 in Ontario.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
Attended a combined conference of the California Automotive Teachers Association and the North American College Automotive Teachers Association on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, July 17-18, 2007. In addition to attending workshops and seminars, Sid gave two presentations; one was on Automotive Articulation Programs that Work, and the other was on the Statewide Academic Senate's Career's Pathways project.

Chaffey Dance Team
Attended the United Spirit Association dance camp in Cypress, California during July with their advisor, Edana Garrett, Adjunct Dance Professor. Chaffey's new 12-member Dance Team won three awards and a great first-time rating on their routine they worked on this summer: Superior Plaque for receiving a superior rating on all evaluations at camp, both as a team and individually; Two (2) Team Work Awards for being prepared for classes and working together as well as with instructional staff; and Home Routine Evaluation: The team was evaluated and received an 82 out of 100 for the routine they brought from home. This was their first performance in front of an audience and they were evaluated on the choreography, their execution and their showmanship.
These 12 young women paid over $4,000 of their own funds to attend camp as a group this year. They paid another $300 each for camp clothes to represent Chaffey. They are currently fund raising for their football/basketball uniforms that will cost another $5,800 for the 12 of them. Dr. Howdyshell/Office of Instruction, Dr. Rahmani/Office of Student Services, and the Theatre/Dance department have already made gracious donations to defray these costs. They will be asking ASCC for a grant.











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