Retiree Prez Sez…

This is the first column to the members of AFT6157R (retiree chapter of the faculty union of EVC/SJCC) in our new digital format. A great deal of discussion preceded our decision to go digital. The stereotype of senior citizens who don’t use computers or have email addresses was evoked. The question of whether anyone would […]

Ann Lopez: Farmworker Families’ Best Friend

Dr. Ann Lopez may have retired from teaching biology, environmental science, ecology, and botany at San Jose City College in 2008, but she has since kept highly engaged by following her passion for the plight of bi-national Mexican farmworkers in California. As founder and executive director of Center for Farmworker Families in Watsonville, Ann has […]

Gerald H. Strelitz

Gerald H. Strelitz, PhD, died on February 14, 2018, from congestive heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen Strelitz, their two daughters, Beth Strelitz and Serena Alaily, and three grandchildren, Kate, Maddie, and Isis Alaily. Jerry, as he was known to all, was 87, born on Dec. 11, 1930, in […]

Mark Newton

Since I was at Evergreen while Mark was at City, I never got to know him until a group of us faculty members from both colleges finally got around to creating a new iteration of our faculty union. When that happened, Mark and I had what seemed like endless talks, endless meetings, and endless attendance […]

George Forrester

I am a lucky man because I have been blessed to count George Forrester as a friend for 48 years. In 1969 we became colleagues on the faculty of San Jose City College. We began working together when I recruited him to join a project focused on studying our future. We were in the middle […]