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Faculty Accomplishments 2005-06

November 2005

Peggy Madden, English Professor
The Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC) will give its 2005_2006 scholarships in honor of John and Peggy Madden in recognition of their service to the organization. Both have served as officers, and Peggy edited the first publication of the HTCC research conference in 2003.

Daniel Jacobo, Broadcasting and Cinema Professor
Recently hired to complete several video effects sequences and to create motion picture historical “period” reenactments for a feature documentary, Honor Thy Children. Daniel will use this professional experience as a learning tool in his broadcast and cinema courses so that students can see the processes involved. In addition, Daniel is currently writing the Instructor’s manual for a Focal Press text titled Practical Recording Techniques.

Charles S. Fossett, III, Adjunct Sociology Professor
Recently published a book entitled Heartbrokers: A Rational Look at Romantic Love and Relationships.  He will be utilizing this book in all of his classes. Charles is also preparing to facilitate seminars in the community that address intimate relationships. Heartbrokers is available at and will soon be available at the Chaffey bookstore.

Dolores Blanton, Adjunct Business and Office Technologies Professor
Was honored as a volunteer tutor of adult learners on September 17 by the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library Adult Literacy Program at a Literacy Celebration to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of volunteer tutors and adult learners in the program.

TerriAnn Linn-Watson, Radiologic Technology Professor
Has been appointed by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to the Standards and Practices Committee for the 2005-2006 academic year.

David Karp, Business Professor
On October 29 presented on the subject of small business management for photographers at Freestyle Photographic in Hollywood. This was the leadoff presentation in a group of Saturday lectures Freestyle offers on the business side of photography. Freestyle Photographic is one of the largest photo retailers in the Los Angeles area, and provides photographic equipment and supplies nationwide via mail order and the Internet.

Child Development Department
On October 13, the Child Development Department in conjunction with Southern California Association for the Education of Young Children, presented a series of workshops for students and community child development teachers and directors. The workshops included: Language Art Activities for Children, Student Incentives Panel, The Effects of Violence on Children, Setting up a Multi-cultural Environment; and How to Get Your Teaching Credential K-12. The workshops provided an opportunity for our students to further their educational and professional lives. The Child Development Department hopes to be able to provide this service to students and the community several times a year.

English Department
Ten members of the English department, one English adjunct faculty member, and one ESL faculty member participated in the statewide ECCTYC (English Council of California Two-Year Colleges) Conference held in Long Beach, October 13-15, 2005. Michael Dinielli, Laura Hope, Charmaine Phipps-Smith, Bonnie Spears, Sean Stratton, Melissa Utsler, and Neil Watkins presented at the Conference. Michael Dinielli and Charles Williams, Vice-President and Regional Director, respectively served on the Program and Arrangements committees, and moderated several of the breakout sessions.

Susan Paplanus, Nursing Professor
Is presenting a six-week orientation program to one of our affiliate hospitals, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, on Labor and Delivery from October 21 through November 18. The program is designed to familiarize new RN graduates and RNs wishing to change their career focus with the specialty of Labor and Delivery Nursing, and to introduce basic and advanced concepts related to the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.

Jennifer Porter, Adjunct Photography Professor
Her work will be featured in an exhibition at the Compact Space Gallery in Los Angeles from November 5 through the 27. The exhibit entitled Soft Radical is an exhibition of contemporary paintings, drawings, video, and photography from the U.S. and Canada. The artists in Soft Radical are developing a new visual language, maintaining a precious sincerity, and entering a new world where politics are played out under the radar. The Gallery is located at 1307 South Union, Los Angeles. For more information, please contact Glenna Jennings, Compact Space Director, at 626.676.0627 or visit the website at

John Fay and Jeff Brouwer, Mathematics Professors and Joyce Oakdale, Chemistry Professor
Attended a three-day workshop in August, at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) in supplemental instruction. Supplemental instruction is a program developed at UMKC 30 years ago to deliver student led supplemental course coaching to historically difficult classes.

December 2005

Bonnie Fuller, DPS Professor
Attended the 30th Annual California Association on Post-Secondary Education and Disability (CAPED) 2005 Convention from October 9-12  in Rancho Mirage, CA. The title of the conference was, Creating an Oasis ? Innovations through Collaboration and Coordination.  The purpose for attending the conference was for professional growth and development. It also provided a good opportunity to network with others in the profession. Chaffey’s DPS department hosted the convention this year and Sharlene Smith was the co-chair.

Stan Hunter, Art, Ceramics/Sculpture Professor
His work is featured in an exhibition at Scripps College in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery from November 5 through December 18. For gallery hours or additional information, call 909.607.4690 or visit the website at

Dolores Jenerson-Madden, Broadcasting/Cinema Adjunct Professor
Entered as a student in April of 2005, the Hollywood Reporter’s Key Arts Awards Competition and out of 350 entries was one of 12 semi-finalists with a 90-second movie trailer of the movie, Lost in Translation. The project she submitted was the result of an independent study with Donna Tracy in the Art Department.

Joann Eisberg, Astronomy Professor
On October 1-2 attended Learner-Centered Astronomy: A Teaching Excellence Workshop. The two-day workshop was held at LA Valley College (jointly sponsored by LAVC and NASA). The workshop was led by Tim Slater and Ed Prather of the University of Arizona, educational researchers specializing in astronomy. Attendees practiced interactive teaching and learning techniques on each other. On October 14, Joann gave a talk to the Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers entitled A Brief, Bright Pattern:  Beatrice Tinsley, Cosmology and the Evolution of Galaxies. It was about the life and work of Beatrice Tinsely (1941-1981), one of the first astronomers to study how galaxies change as the stars within them age.  The field of galaxy studies that she founded is now one of the most active in astronomy.

Joyce Oakdale, Chemistry Professor
Attended a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) Training Workshop on October 28 at Coastline Community College Garden Grove Center. The workshop was on writing ATE (Advanced Technological Education) grants. ATE grants are designed for community colleges to develop programs to increase technology education. Joyce also attended The CSTA (California Science Teachers Association) Convention in Palm Springs on October 29.

Hotel and Food Service Management Department
On October 8, ten culinary and hospitality students competed in the Grape Festival Culinary Competition at Victoria Gardens and six of them placed. The students entered a dessert and/or appetizer recipe(s). The recipe criteria had to be an original recipe created with at least 20% of the ingredients being grapes or grape by-products—raisins, wine, or jelly.

Paula Priamos Adjunct English Professor
Had an article published in The New York Times on November 6 entitled Lives: Prejudice and Pride.

Sidney Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
Attended a two-day “train-the-trainer” workshop in biodiesel technology at the Advanced Transportation Technology Center at the College of the Desert on October 7-8. He also attended a California Automotive Teachers Conference at San Diego Miramar College on October 14-16, where he received training on hybrid vehicles and alternative fuels. The Statewide Academic Senate designated Sid to be the Faculty Representative to the Desert Region Consortium. Sid also gave a presentation on Alternative Fuels, Teaching Strategies and Resources for high school automotive teachers at the Industrial and Technology Education Conference December 2-3 in Palm Springs.

Russell Baty and Larry Hultgren, Aeronautics Professors
Attended the Aviation Training and Education Council (ATEC) meeting in Oakland on October 7. ATEC is an organization formed of FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Training Schools that helps schools interpret FAA changes in curriculum, assess the needs of the industry and shares challenges and teaching techniques among the member schools. They also attended a career night at Fontana High School on October 20 representing Chaffey College as well as the Aeronautics Program. Students from the four Fontana High Schools were invited to get information on future careers.

Juan Rodriguez, Spanish Professor
His poem, With More Than Material Things, was selected by the League of American Poets for publication in an anthology entitled A Treasury of American Poetry III. Poets Literary Agency has contracted to represent Juan in selling his newest poetry collection With More Than Material Things. In January, Juan was accepted as an active member of the National Writers’ Union.

January 2006

Computer Information Services Department
Jim Kerr, Steve Siedschlag, Wanda Scott, and Terri Helfand staffed an information table at the Chino Chamber of Commerce Business Expo to promote the Chino IT Center and Chaffey College in October. Jim Kerr and Steve Siedschlag were presenters at the Title V Cybersecurity Awareness Fair at Cal Poly Pomona in October. In November, Wanda Scott hosted guest speaker Jon Jorajuria, Active Directory/Exchange Architect from IBM Global Services in her Microcomputer Hardware class. Mr. Jorajuria informed the students about the future of the technology industry and employment skills that are/will be required. Terri Helfand, CIS Coordinator, worked with Course Technology Publishing and Microsoft to present a regional one-day workshop at the Chino IT Center in November. This workshop was part of a national series of workshops for local Community College and University Visual Basic Programming instructors to prepare for the upgrade to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET version 2005 and the new Microsoft Vista Operating System. This is the second time that Course Technology has chosen the Chino IT Center as a location for a regional workshop.  The Course Technology and Microsoft representatives once again complimented the excellent facilities of the Chino IT Center.

Judy Weisbard, Pharmacy Technician Professor
Was a contributor to a Pharmacy Technician textbook titled Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians, Third Edition recently published by Paradigm Publishers.

Trudy (Ettelson) Lapin, Adjunct English Professor
Was recently invited to contribute a paper to the Hofstra University Journal on interdisciplinary studies.  The paper is entitled Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Writer and Musician.  Trudy also serves on the Board of Temple Sholom of Ontario as the PR/Media Coordinator.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
Gave a presentation on Alternative Fuels, Teaching Strategies and Resources for High School Automotive Teachers at the Industrial and Technology Education Conference on December 2-3 in Palm Springs.

Karen Lyman, Sociology Professor
Was interviewed in November for a three-part series in the Daily Bulletin featuring projections for the next 25 years in the Inland Empire. The article is entitled Defining Boomers in the Golden Years, and Karen’s interview was published in the Daily Bulletin on November 13, 2005. In addition, Dr. Lyman wrote the December 26 column for the Daily Bulletin series On Aging. The column was about Baby Boomers turning 60.

Gerontology Program
The webpage for Chaffey’s Gerontology Program was featured as a “website to see” in the December 19 on-line newsletter Teaching Gerontology, published by AARP (American Association for Retired Persons). The January 16 Daily Bulletin column On Aging was written by Dr. Sabrina Friedman, Dean of Health Sciences.  The topic was Obesity and Aging.

Jennifer Olds, Adjunct English Professor
Recently published two books.  The first titled Good Night, Henry, is a novel published by NAL/Penguin Books. The second published by Lyon Press titled Unbridled:  Literature of the Horse is a collection of writing on equines and equestrians that features her work alongside Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain.

Rosa Wilkins Langie, Adjunct Sociology Professor
Was asked by the American Heart Association to present at their 2003 Minority Health Summit in Atlanta, GA on how to utilize “cultural competency” to deliver appropriate health services to minority populations. This presentation led to Rosa being selected to co-author a paper that was published in March 2005 to educate health providers on cultural and sociological impacts for these groups to improve health service delivery. In November, Rosa started conducting Cultural Competency workshops for Los Angeles County’s Community Services, Workforce Development, and Mental Health staff members. The emphasis is to help staff utilize and understand culture to “tailor” community programs and services to meet the needs of a highly diverse, underserved community (140 documented nationalities, 90 plus languages).

Bonnie Spears and Laura Hope, English Professors
Presented at the English Council of California Two-Year Colleges Conference (ECCYTC) on October 15 in Long Beach. The presentation was entitled The Power of Two or More: Making the Most of Collaborative Learning. They discussed strategies for creating, facilitating, and evaluating group activities and projects for both traditional and online classes. They were also asked to give the same presentation on October 18 for the Teaching Learning Center at Victor Valley College.

February 2006

Rod Elsdon, Mathematics Professor
His STAT 10 Honors students are currently using the manuscript that Rod wrote during his sabbatical for STAT 10 this semester.
Was a speaker at the California Mathematics Council Community Colleges (CMC3) Conference in Monterey on December 2, 2005. His talk was entitled Are Unbiased Estimators Always Best?  His presentation was well attended by instructors of Statistics and followed by lengthy discussion. It turns out that when we estimate the variance of a population, certain biased estimators have a lower Mean Squared Error than any of the unbiased estimators. This bizarre result is not well known among instructors of Statistics in the community colleges.

Penny Marino, Fashion Design Professor
Represented Chaffey College on the search committee for the Department Chair of Apparel Merchandising and Management (AMM) at Cal Poly University, Pomona. Penny was selected due to her active membership on their advisory committee, as well as for the special interest Chaffey holds in the success of the AMM programs into which our students transfer.

Aeronautics Program
Chaffey College Aeronautics department set up a recruiting booth at the Cable Airport Air Show January 7-8.  The booth was staffed by Aero faculty, classified staff, and students.  An interactive workshop was set-up allowing fair goers to participate in different aspects of aircraft maintenance. The Pomona Valley Pilots Association (PVPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and the Friends of Cable Airport organized the Air Show. Approximately $10,000 of the net proceeds from the show is given in the form of scholarships to Chaffey College Aero students. During the show a former student who graduated from the Chaffey Aero Program in 1939 stopped by the booth.  The student said he had heard about Chaffey’s Aero program as a freshman in high school (1933). Chaffey has been told by many that they are the oldest FAA approved Aviation Maintenance training facility in the Nation.  This former student lends some credence that Chaffey is at least one of the oldest. Russell Baty drove to Reedley (near Fresno) on December 19 to pick up a turbine engine that was donated to the college by Robert Tackas.

Joyce Oakdale, Chemistry Professor
Attended the Western Regional American Chemical Society meeting on January 21 in Anaheim. Although the focus of the meeting was on high school education, there were several workshops applicable to Chaffey College including computer programs with which to increase the level of technology in the Chemistry program.

Nursing Department
Dianne Hagin, Wendy Maleki, and Cathy Zmedka attended the Mosby Conference in Miami in January courtesy of VATEA funds. The information from the conference will enhance teaching methods for nursing faculty.

Whitney Stolich, Adjunct Art/Photography Professor
Her work will be featured in an exhibition entitled Third Space from January 29 through March 12, 2006 at the Angel’s Gate Gallery in San Pedro. Third Space focuses on urbanization and points at a very real phenomenon: interdependent cultures that have become so closely linked that their urban spatial qualities have diffused together. For gallery location, hours, or additional information, please call 310.519.0936 or visit their website at Her work will also appear at an exhibition entitled Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art at the Otis College of Art & Design January 20 through April 2, 2006. This exhibition presents work by 77 alumni, offering a compelling survey of L.A.'s art scene since the 1920s. For additional information, please visit their website at

March 2006

Tamari Jenkins, Spanish Professor
Gave a presentation on Strategies for the Retention of African-American Students in the World Language Classroom, at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on November 19, 2005. Tamari is also the founder of a national organization called African-American Linguists, which provides networking, research, scholarships and support for educators and students in the field of foreign languages. For information on this organization, please visit their website at

Patty Peoples, Adjunct Physical Education Professor
Keynote speaker at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Math-Science Conference on February 27, 2006 for eighth-grade girls in Redlands. Patty is a staff member for NBC Sports and has two Emmy awards for her work as an associate producer with the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics. In addition, Patty is a former member of the U.S. National Women’s Cycling Team and a two-time Tour de France competitor.

Chris Flores, Counselor & Laura Hope, English Professor
Will be honored on April 4, 2006 by the Soroptomists as part of their Women Advancing Women agenda.  Chris and Laura are being honored as women of distinction for their work with the inmates at California Institution for Women (CIW).

Stan Hunter, Art Professor
His work will be featured at an exhibition entitled Migration Grids from April 15 through May 20, 2006 at the Chouinard Gallery in Pasadena. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 7-10 pm. For additional information or gallery hours, please call 626.799.0826.

Sid Burks, Automotive Technology Professor
On March 9 presented on Alternative Fuels at the annual conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association at Riverside. Sid also attended the Academic Senate Vocational Education Leadership in Palm Springs on March 9-11, 2006.

Rod Elsdon, Mathematics Professor
Attended and presented at the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges-South (CMC3-South) Conference in Anaheim on March 3-4, 2006. Rod’s presentation was titled The New Guidelines for Assessment & Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE).

Rick Caughman, Adjunct Art Professor
His work was on exhibit at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona December 28 through January 28 at a show entitled Pointy Objects or…what’s the point?

Linda DeVillers, Psychology Professor
Peer reviewed continuing education insert for professionals was published by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) in the November, 2005 issue of Contemporary Psychology. Linda has also just completed a peer-reviewed chapter for a professional book entitled Sexual Health by Praeger Publishers. The book is slated for publication later this year.

Jack Hill, Adjunct Broadcasting/Cinema Professor
During the fall semester arranged a behind the scenes opportunity for his Cinema students at Mad TV in Hollywood.  Students participated in a question and answer session with the talent executive and met with writers, directors, and cast members of Mad TV.  Students received the VIP treatment for the entire day of production.

Julia Karet, English as a Second Language Professor
Photographs Julia took on sabbatical last year in Southeast Asia were on display at the Images from Vietnam & North Africa exhibition at the Nichols Gallery at Pitzer College December 16 through January 20, 2006.

Chemistry Department
Hosted the March meeting of the local American Chemical Society on Thursday, March 23. The guest speaker was Steve Renteria, a Senior Criminalist and DNA Technical Leader for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
Attended the 7th Annual Minority Mentor Program Student Research Conference on March 3 at Claremont Graduate University titled Social Justice (In Challenging Times). The conference program provided a forum to promote further discourse on issues related to social justice and highlighted social, practical, and academic issues and resolutions within and across disciplines and fields. Henry also attended the 2006 Rancho Cucamonga Career Expo on March 16, 2006.

Renee Ketchum and Barbara Hindman, Nursing Professors
Attended the California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Program Directors Spring Conference in Sacramento on February 23-24, 2006. The conference was to determine Where are we Going? and What do we Want?

April 2006

Sergio Gomez, Sociology Professor
Attended a conference on Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in Washington DC on March 3-6, 2006. Various aspects of the social and economic programs implemented by the Venezuelan government were covered through the workshops. The programs are intended to create national and regional alliances to deal with poverty, dependency, and environmental degradation in Latin America. The material presented will be included in discussions in sociology courses on globalization, free trade, and sweatshop economies.

Dianne Hagin, Nursing Professor and Wendy Maleki, Certified Nursing Assistant Professor
Attended a seminar in January titled Faculty Development Institute, Setting the Course for Faculty and Student Success. The Institute was held in Miami, Florida where nationally known nursing education specialists presented their ideas. Seminar topics included: Teaching Ethics, Setting the Course for Quality Learning Environments through Proactive Classroom Management, Maximizing Learning through Research-Based Brain Compatible Strategies just to name a few. Dianne and Wendy have been and will continue to share their knowledge with fellow faculty.

Daniel Jacobo, Broadcasting Professor
Recently invited to speak to about 100 students at Centennial High School’s Career Day on March 30 in Corona.  Daniel spoke on the necessity on attending college, career paths to undertake, internship opportunities as an enrolled Chaffey College student, and the numerous employment prospects in the film, television, and radio industries.  Daniel promoted Chaffey’s state of the art equipment and instruction in Broadcasting/Cinema and Digital Media Departments and several students expressed interest in attending Chaffey after graduation.

Dental Department
During Spring break, five of the dental faculty participated in and passed licensing to place sealants on teeth. They are among the first 50 in the State to receive this license.  This also opens the door for Chaffey to teach to our students and community.  Linda Mundy, Sue Bartell, Carol Dimit, Barbara Tomory, and Donna Wedell are the five faculty members that received this license.

Karen Encinas, Fashion and Costume Design Professor and Penny Marino, Fashion Merchandising and Design Professor
On March 11 completed another successful student Symposium for Fashion Students in California Community Colleges.  Karen Encinas and Penny Marino secured the keynote speaker; Eric Diamond from the Irvine based Honolua Surf Company and the judge for the Flip Flop design and manufacturing contest from Chick’s Sporting Goods Corporate buying offices. Karen and Penny have worked on the Steering Committee for the last 10 years developing career presentations and student competitions for more than 1,000 fashion students who attended the March 11 Symposium held at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

Stacy Bradshaw, Adjunct Communication Studies Professor
Presented a paper entitled Dialogue and Appreciative Inquiry: Community Building Tools in a Multicultural Environment at the Western States Communication Association Convention in Palm Spring on February 19. Stacy participated in collecting oral histories of West Fullerton residents and facilitated a civic congress and town hall meeting for community members using the appreciative inquiry model as a part of a grant project entitled Stories of Hope and Civic Renewal.  The grant was provided by the California Council for the Humanities in cooperation with California State University Fullerton’s Center for Community Dialogue, and the League of Women Voters. Outside the classroom, Stacy is a workplace consultant who specializes in strategic planning and communication during organizational change. Her most recent projects include a half-day leadership visioning session for a new $30 million office complex in Santa Barbara, and strategic branding and leadership training for a sales organization in Agoura Hills.

Cynthia Parker, Economics Professor
Attended an economics conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 23-25. The conference included a variety of workshops on improving student success in economics. Many of the presentations and workshops focused on emerging technologies for use in the traditional classroom environment and/or emerging technologies for use in the virtual (online) classroom environment designed to improve student retention and student success. One of the presenters was renowned economist, N. Gregory Mankiw who teaches principles of economics at Harvard University and served as Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors from 2003-2005. Cynthia had the opportunity to speak informally with Professor Mankiw at dinner and learned about the political process as it relates to providing the president of the U.S. with advice on economic issues. Cynthia felt truly privileged and honored to have had this opportunity to speak with the individual who was the primary economic advisor to President Bush and returned from this conference with new information and a renewed sense of importance of teaching economics at the principles level.

May 2006

John Machado, Art History Professor
Presented a paper on his current research titled, Ritual and Ceremony at Las Higueras, Veracruz, Mexico, in the session titled Symbols and Religion in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest at the Society for American Archaeology’s 71st Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 26, 2006.

Automotive Technology Department
Bruce Osborn (New Automotive Technology Instructor), Sherm Taylor (Adjunct Automotive Technology Instructor) and Sid Burks (Automotive Technology Instructor) attended the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) Conference at the College of Alameda on April 28 & 29.  They participated in workshops that included: how to teach hybrid electric vehicle technology, air conditioning system diagnostics, air conditioning environmental concerns, engine performance fault diagnosis, drivability teaching methods, and current and future trends in the tire industry. Sid Burks presented to advanced automotive technology students at Fontana High School on April 7 regarding the future of alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles. Sid also served as a judge for the 2006 Outstanding Student Recognition Competition held by the Inland Empire Chapter of the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs on May 9, 2006.

Rod Elsdon, Mathematics Professor
Was recently chosen to serve on the CMC3-South Board (California Mathematics Council Community Colleges South). This is the organization for Southern California Community College math instructors and Rod has presented on several occasions at the CMC3-South conferences in Anaheim.

Rachel Hanna, Spanish Professor
Attended the annual CLTA (California Language Teachers’ Association) Conference in Fresno on March 23-24.  Rachel attended a two-day workshop titled An Approach to Teaching Spanish to Spanish Speakers.

Business Department
On May 1, the Chaffey business students collaborated and pooled their individual resources to host a luncheon honoring Professor Thierry Brusselle for his outstanding service as well as his commitment to their education. Former and current students shared personal experiences of how Professor Brusselle contributed to their academic success.

Larry Hultgren and Russ Baty, Aeronautics Professors
Larry attended the Citrus High School Career Fair with some of his students on Wednesday, March 8. Both Larry and Russ attended the Career Fair at the Rancho Cucamonga Senior/Teen Center on March 16. Both fairs were a huge success. Even though Larry and Russ were there to promote the Aeronautics Program, most students had not yet defined their goals so they presented the students with all of the possibilities that Chaffey has to offer including all the vocational programs available at both the Rancho and Chino campuses.

Ken McPherson, Cooperative Education Professor
On March 23 spoke about the value of internships and about Chaffey College’s efforts to integrate Co-op/Work Experience internships into its proposed new career center; participating as a member of a panel of Co-op Work Experience Educators at the California Cooperative Education and Internship Association Conference at the University of Riverside. The Conference theme was Planting the Seeds of Experience—Helping Careers Blossom.

Julia Karet, English as a Second Language Professor
Presented at the 40th TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Convention in Tampa, Florida on March 18. The presentation, Teacher Training in Vietnam Today, looked at the changes in English language instruction and teacher training in the twenty years after doi moi (renewal) and was based on her sabbatical experiences as a 2004_2005 Fulbright Scholar.

Darcel Woods, Correctional Science Professor
Completed a 16-hour professional development field training with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation—Juvenile Justice Parole Division last summer where she was able to participate in parole board hearings while job shadowing a Parole Agent III Board Coordinator and a Parole Board Member. Darcel was also able to participate in field visits, as well as office administration duties with a Parole Agent II Specialist (Med Psych & Sex Offender) from the Inland Parole Office (Riverside) during which she learned emerging trends in technology for this profession (i.e. data collection systems for field notes and the use of new statewide database for ward information).  This along with current approaches to home contacts, new parole policy and procedures, introduction to new casework forms, etc., have assisted Darcel with the task of keeping her various curricula current and relevant.

Karen Emmett, Adjunct Photography Professor
Currently working on a project with the Blind Children’s Center in Los Angeles on teaching visually impaired children how to take pictures with a disposable camera so they can explore their environment with freedom. The idea is to give these children, 5 & 6 year olds, a visual voice. Karen is in the process of printing the photos that will be matted, framed, and given to the Blind Children’s Center to auction off at their fundraiser in May.

Karen Lyman, Sociology Professor
An article written by Karen was reprinted in the online newsletter of the American Society on Aging.  Karen’s column, What’s a Five-letter Word for Aging? was published March 27 in the Daily Bulletin column On Aging. The On Aging series appears monthly in the “U” Section of the Daily Bulletin, sponsored by Chaffey’s Gerontology Program.

History/Philosophy Departments
On April 7, a very successful panel discussion was sponsored by the History and Philosophy Departments at Chaffey on the topic of the Patriot Act. One of the history department’s part-time instructors, Wayne Dawson, and Philosophy’s Ryan Falcioni were instrumental in getting this community-interest panel scheduled.  The panel members were: U.S. Assistant Attorney George Cardona, National Lawyers Guild Director Jim Lafferty, California State Fullerton’s’ Professor Gorden Bakken, and Legal Project Coordinator for the Arab-American Council Michael Shahin. An estimated 200 people attended this spirited discussion. Ryan Falcioni was also instrumental in bringing former U.S. Army Chaplain James Yee to the campus on April 24 to talk about Being a Muslim in the Army and to read from his newly published book, For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire.

Monica Alexander, Education Professor and Lisa Vadnais Child Development Professor
Attended the 2006 California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) Conference in Anaheim on April 21-22, 2006. Monica and Lisa were inspired by workshop topics that included: Gender Differences in Brain Development and How this Impacts the Education of a Child, Working with Children Labeled ADHD, Including the Special Needs Child in a Mainstream Learning Environment, Teaching Diverse Community College Students, and Evaluating Programs for Young Children.  The materials presented were rich in content and sparked much discussion and ideas for implementation. Monica and Lisa are eager to implement new materials in their courses, share resources with colleagues, and continue to reflect on the topics presented at this conference.

Patricia Reid, African American History Professor
In May, Professor Reid successfully defended her dissertation and returned to California with Ph.D. in hand.

Photography Department
Chaffey College photography students’ work will be on exhibit at a show entitled Ways to Wear Lipstick at the OneLeaf Gallery in Pomona. The show runs from May 13 through June 3, 2006. The gallery is located at 153 West Second Street in Pomona.  For gallery hours and/or additional information, please contact the gallery at 323.496.1736 or visit the website at

Henry Rivas, Correctional Science Professor
Attended a conference entitled Law, Diplomacy, and War at Claremont McKenna College on Friday, March 24, 2006.  Topics presented included: International Law and Foreign Relations; National Security Law Perspectives; The Legal and Diplomatic Consequences of a Declaration of War; Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention; Dealing with War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity; Legal and Moral Aspects of Immigration; and POWs, Unlawful Combatants, and All Things in Between. On April 6, he attended the State of the Department Presentation sponsored by the County of San Bernardino Probation Department at the Department of Behavioral Health in Rialto. On April 24, Henry also attended the School Safety Summit entitled Gang Violence: Countywide Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Strategies at the Ontario Police Department presented by San Bernardino Countywide Gangs and Drugs Task Force.

John Fay, Mathematics Professor
In January, attended the National Joint Mathematics meetings in San Antonio, Texas. This is a gathering totaling approximately 5,000 registrants from the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Mathematical Association of American (MAA), Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM), National Association of Mathematicians (NAM), Association of Symbolic Logic (ASL), and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Over the course of four days, there are nearly 1700 lectures, discussions, and presentations.

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