City College Faculty Members Veronica Ortega & Paul Greer Receive Excellence Awards
Two faculty members from San Diego City College have earned the distinguished John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards. Veronica C. Ortega, Ph.D., Psychology Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Coordinator for the Institute for Human Development, and Paul Greer, Professor of Health and Exercise Science. Read the full article here.
Cosmetologist Tessie Bonner Saves Lives Through Breast Cancer Prevention
KPBS and Union Bank are recognizing Tessie Bonner with the 2014 Black History Month Local Hero Award. Bonner encourages her clients to openly talk about breast checkups, mammograms and the myths that surround breast cancer. She's also a student and teacher: her craving to learn motivated her to become an educator, and pass her knowledge of cosmetology on to the next generation. Read her full story here
City College Earns Readers Choice Award
Raymond Wong Embraces Lost Culture
Raymond Wong moved with his mother from Hong Kong to the United States when he was 5. He’s spent much of his life trying to figure out where he fits in. His memoir, “I’m Not Chinese,” recounts how a journey back to Hong Kong in 1996 helped him better understand his parents, their past, and himself. Wong, 52, is a counselor at San Diego City College. He lives with his wife and two children in Rancho San Diego. “I’m Not Chinese” is his first book. Read the full article at the U-T San Diego here.
Candice Lopez Believes in Community
Candice Lopez is a community leader, world traveler, and talented artist. She has channeled her energy into projects that often involve wide-scale collaboration and address issues both locally and abroad. Last week, we caught up with Candice and were able to hear about her life and work, while also picking up some compelling words of advice. A resident of downtown San Diego for about 24 years (and a teacher at San Diego City College for more than 20), Candice says that she loves living in the city, and moved here when it was still “pretty edgy.” For her, watching the East Village grow and develop over time has been a fascinating process: “It’s come so far, so it’s been really exciting. I’m really stimulated by living in an urban environment and teaching in it. And the fact that I can walk to work is so great.” Did we mention that Candice lives a whopping five minutes from City College? Read the full article here
Classified Service Awards 2014
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One-on-one with Paul Greer
If you’ve noticed more runners out on the streets lately, it’s because marathon season is underway: the La Jolla Half is on April 28, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half happens on June 2 and America’s Finest City Half Marathon on August 18. And helping some San Diegans prepare is running expert, Paul Greer. The Solana Beach native coaches San Diego City College’s men’s cross country team, the San Diego Track Club and directs the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’s training program... To read the full article
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The Man of the Knight
The Man of the Knight San Diego City College is honoring coach, educator, and mentor, Jim Colbert as a Knight whose legacy will shine bright in the hearts, minds and spirits of the campus community. Colbert passed away from brain cancer on Sept. 18 at age 73. Colbert, an educator and motivator for 23 years, used his fearless approach to "inspire and encourage people to pursue fitness," said Kathy McGinnis, City College dean of health, exercise science and athletics, a career-long colleague and friend. Read the full article here
Past Faculty Member Performs at Carmel Valley Library
Constance Lawthers sings with the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego and the La Jolla Symphony chorus, and is the cantor at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in City Heights. She sang with the San Diego Opera chorus and Opera Ensemble for many years, performed with UC San Diego’s SONOR contemporary music ensemble, and taught voice at San Diego City College and UC San Diego. Read the full article