Prez Sez – April 2024

By Paul Fong. We just finished a good campaign season with the South Bay Labor Council (SBLC), where we assisted Betty Duong in leading all candidates for the Board of Supervisors. Leslie Rice, Kathy Jasper, and I did some phone banking for the SBLC to support Betty Duong.

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RBOA Update – April 2024

By Patrick Butler. The RBOA was created in 2007-2008 by the District to assure funding of a supplement for Medicare for those retired staff and eligible spouses who, in the case of faculty, were hired full time on or before September 5,1983.

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Mantra of Appreciation

By Marty Kendall. For many years, I’ve recited a silent daily mantra of appreciation, thanking people I have loved but who have passed away, people to whom I owe a debt of gratitude.

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Pacific Northwest Retreat

By Sterling Warner. From the Evergreen foothills in San Jose, California to the Olympic Mountains near Union, Washington, my exodus from higher education proved difficult initially, but the right move at the best time.

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Remembering Tim Harper

In the tapestry of our professional lives, there are certain threads that stand out, weaving themselves into the fabric of our memories and leaving an indelible mark on our hearts. Such was the presence of Tim Harper, a cherished retired member of our college who recently departed from this world, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, wisdom, and dedication.

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In Memory of Gary Ledesma

The following announcement was sent out on March 8, 2024, via District email.  Thank you to SJCC’s President Rowena Tomaneng for allowing us to share this with all of you. Dear District Community, With a heavy heart and great sadness,

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In Memory of Dan Haley

I was informed in early September 2023 that Dan Haley had passed away. I was and am saddened. He left us far too soon. He was a wonderful friend and colleague; he worked at SJCC from the early 2000s to 2018.

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