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Updated: November 02, 2015

Achievements & Awards

Spring and Summer 2015 Achievements and Awards

Celebrating Our Foothill College Faculty, Staff and Students

Congratulations for a job well done to these Foothill College community members: Lesley Dauer, Andrew Fraknoi, Juston Glass, Karen Smith and Devin Thomas.

Lesley Dauer, Language Arts faculty member, spent her recent sabbatical authoring a book of poetry. Her book, Carnival Life, won the Adrienne Bound Award for Poetry and will be published by Mercer University Press.

Astronomy Department Chair Andrew Fraknoi was appointed by the Council of the American Astronomical Society to a national task force to help plan and coordinate education and public outreach for the August 2017 eclipse of the Sun.  This will be an eclipse that is total in a narrow path through the United States, but it will be seen as a partial eclipse all over North America. 

Adjunct accounting instructor Juston Glass was named a "National CTE Innovator" at The White House in late June. The award, presented by the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the Obama Administration, recognizes students and educators who have demonstrated that they have the skills and vision to lead in preparing their communities for success. Read the full Heights story.

Classified Senate President and Senior Library Technician Karen Smith was interviewed for KQED Radio's Perspectives column. Smith discussed a serious motorcycle accident she was involved in and how it impacted her life.

Click here  to read or listen to her Motorcyle Mayhem story.

Former Music Technology student Devin Thomas recently won an "Outstanding Community College Composition" Award from the Downbeat Student Music Awards for his composition No Victor in Chance. Thomas is currently a saxophonist with the 399th Army Band at Fort Leonard, Missouri.  He hopes to continue taking classes online while he serves.  

The Downbeat Student Music Awards are the most prestigious awards for college students majoring in contemporary music.  Founded nearly 35 years ago, Foothill now joins the ranks of colleges and universities such as Julliard, The Eastman School of Music, and University of Miami.

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