Remembering Virginia Scales

By Alice Gosak and Ronald Levesque, retired ESL Instructors [N.B. Virginia died on October 6, 2018 and this tribute was written in that same month.] When both of her children were in school, Virginia Scales ventured to San Jose City College to follow the dream she had since graduating from high school in Fresno: she […]

Passing of Henry Gee

Message from Byron Breland, Chancellor of San José/Evergreen Community College District: It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Henry Gee, a long-time Evergreen Valley College faculty member. Henry passed on the evening of October 2, 2019 and was an integral part of the EVC family for nearly 35 […]

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 […]