photoSkyline College’s End of Year Celebration on May 16, 2014 was nothing short of epic!  The theme “To Boldly Go Where No College Has Gone Before” featured the crew of the Starship Skyline, namely, Ray Hernandez as Captain Kirk, Pat Tyler as Scotty, Nancy Lam as Bones, Bryan Besnyi as Mr. Spock, and Leigh Anne Shaw as Lt. Uhura.  Groovy tunes were provided by the Skyline College Jazz Quintet, led by Professor Zachary Bruno.

DSC_0376Video mash-ups by Bryan Besnyi kicked off the event, which netted a whopping $1,139.00 in the division basket raffle.  The proceeds will be donated to scholarships.  The Classified Senate presented a Special Recognition award to Chris Weidman and one to Linda Allen for their excellent service to the college.  The Academic Senate presented a Special Recognition award to Kate Williams Browne for her service, and an award to Nina Floro, which was accompanied by a resolution outlining her many great deeds and which was adopted by the Senate by acclamation.  The Classified Senate also honored retiree Clydie Rizzo, while the Academic Senate honored retirees Katharine Harer, Phyllis Taylor, Kevin Sullivan, John Chavez, and Virginia Padron.

The Academic Senate was pleased to receive many nominations for the Meyer Award for Excellence in Teaching, and decided to give two awards:  Chris Gibson and Amber Steele were the recipients.

Outgoing Classified Senate President Linda Allen made an appearance by video in which she announced that she had been elected to the State Classified Executive Board as the Bay Area 2 representative.  The Classified Senate council members for Fall 2014 will be:

President:  Alana Utsumi
Vice President:  Michele Haggar
Secretary:  Linda Herda
Treasurer: Barbara Lamson
Historian: Barbara Daley
Parliamentarian:  Kennya Ruiz

The Academic Senate council members for Fall 2014 will be:

President:  Kate Williams Browne
Vice President:  no candidate
Secretary:  Leigh Anne Shaw
Treasurer:  Tiffany Schmierer
Curriculum co-chairs:  Dennis Wolbers and Christine Roumbanis
Educational Policy:  Nick Kapp
Professional Personnel:  Zachary Bruno
Research:  Mousa Ghanma

The organizational team would like to thank Sherrie Prasad and Theresa Tentes for arranging the catering for the event.  It was a great way to celebrate before the grueling week of finals began, and many attendees left with smiles and good cheer.

Article by Leigh Anne Shaw | Photos by Claudia Paz