Daily Archives: August 28, 2020

Eighteen Trojans Named to Academic All-State Team for Fall Sports

soccer teamEighteen Skyline College Student Athletes have been named to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Academic All-State Team for Fall 2020. The student-athletes are:

Fernanda Xitlali Garcia, Celeste Henry, Genevieve McVanner Rogers and Mooly Moock for Women’s Soccer

Jake Cardinale, Davidson Iriabho Okugbe and Alejandro Verdin for Men’s Soccer

Janice Luong and Daphne Mursalin for Women’s Volleyball

Nicole Brunicardi, Emilia Dougherty, Valeria Martinez and Ani Uikilifi for Women’s Basketball

David Avak, Noah Haynesworth, Walter Lum, Callum Spurlock and Colby Vazquez for Men’s Basketball

The criteria for nomination are:

  1. Participation in an intercollegiate sport during Fall 2019 or earlier
  2. Successfully completing 24 or more units starting with their first participation through Spring 2020.
  3. Achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher for all units attempted from their first participation through Spring 2020.

Students nominated are automatically selected to the All-State Team once the CCCAA confirms that all the criteria have been met. Congratulations to these deserving students on their wonderful accomplishments both in the classroom and on the court, field and mat.

Article by Joe Morello

Dr. Johannes Masare Retires After 35 Years at Skyline College

johannes masarePlease join the Skyline College Social Science/Creative Arts team as we extend our congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Johannes Masare on his retirement after 35 years of service to the Skyline College community.

Dr. Masare began his career teaching Political Science at Dar-es-Salaam University in Tanzania, Africa. He received his masters and PhD from UC Berkeley in 1970 and 1978 respectively and started teaching at Skyline College in 1985.

Professor Masare dedicates his career to his mother who was his first teacher and the greatest champion of his education, going to work herself to pay for his schooling. Passing on the chance to be a goat herder and a Catholic priest, Dr. Masare chose teaching as his life’s work. He approached his work with a unique understanding of how education can empower and transform and the important role of teachers in this process.

2020 marks Dr. Masare’s 80th birthday and 35th year as an esteemed member of the Skyline College faculty. When asked in a 2019 Skyline View article about his 50+ years of teaching he said, “That is my calling, my mission, my vocation”. We believe students, faculty and staff agree.

Article by Chris Burwell-Woo