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12/2/03

Ballet Folklorico presents "Navidad en Mexico" at Chabot College

Who: Ballet Folklorico presents "Navidad en Mexico" What: The color and splendor of the holidays in Mexico comes to the East Bay in December with the annual performance of Ballet Folklorico as the troupe presents "Navidad en Mexico".
When: Performances are scheduled at 8:00 p.m. on December 12 and 13 and there is a 2:00 p.m. matinee scheduled on Saturday, December 14. Ticket prices are $15, $20 and $25 and can be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com
Where: Chabot College Performing Arts Center at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward.
For more information or tickets please contact (510) 562-6046 or the Chabot College Box Office at (510) 723-7233. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ticketweb.com or at the door one hour before the performance.


12/2/03

The Chabot College Drama department presents Theater Week at Chabot College.

(Hayward, CA) - This event features the world premieres of original plays written by students and faculty at the college.

December 4: "Every Time You Open Your Mouth" is a staged reading of playwright Rachel Le Pell's most recent and "dangerous" play to date. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. This piece asks some delicate questions within an academic setting and explores how language itself helps shape our very identities. Within all this, a heated and taboo love story takes shape within the walls of the institution. This piece is being presented as a work in progress, with scripts in hand. Admission is free.
December 3, 5, 6: "The Store Clerk" by Eric Santos and "Asylum" by Dan Araujo, a comedy and a drama written by Chabot students in workshop productions. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. "Asylum" follows the life of a patient in a mental hospital. The play includes some violence and is recommended for mature audiences. "The Store Clerk" is a comedy about the retail clerk in all of us and studies the joys and sorrows of working with the public. Admission is $5.00.
Where: Chabot College Little Theater at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward.
For more information, please contact Rachel Le Pell at (510) 723-6830.


10/28/03

Chabot College Offers Study Abroad Program

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College students and community members are invited to study in Cuba. Chabot College's Community Education is offering a study abroad program, The Faces of Cuba, from March 30, 2004 through April 9, 2004. This educational program begins in Santiago de Cuba and travels through Baracoa, Camaguey, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Trinidad and ends in Havana. The program will include intensive touring of Havana focusing on its history, architecture and people. There will be community visits and studies which will include alternative medicines, sustainable agriculture, education, ecology and religion. Students will travel throughout Cuba with English speaking guides and college faculty. The cost for the two-week trip is $2,779. A $200 deposit is due with application to the program. For additional information, please contact Rick Moniz at Chabot College at (510) 723-6958 or by email at rmoniz@chabotcollege.edu Due to it's popularity, this trip is anticipated to fill up fast.

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10/13/03

Unique Moscow Ballet Benefit Performance Brings Audience On Stage With Dancers
Innovative and Compelling New Concept Brings Patrons and Dancers Together

(Hayward, CA) - Have you ever been so close you can hear a ballerina breathe? The Chabot College Foundation and the Chabot Live! performing arts series present "On Stage with the Moscow Ballet" on Wednesday, October 29, 2003, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This unique event offers participants seating right on the stage where the internationally acclaimed troupe that spawned Baryshnikov is dancing! "For fans of the ballet, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be within inches of a prima ballerina as she performs her art," said Diane Wagner, chair of the Chabot College Foundation committee which is organizing the event. The event, a benefit for the performing arts at Chabot College, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne and hors d'oeuvre reception hosted by Horatio's Restaurant. At 7:30 p.m., the Moscow Ballet will perform the famous Russian Pas de Deux. At 8:30 p.m., guests will enjoy a Grande Finale dessert buffet with the dancers. The event is black-tie optional. Stage space is limited. Tickets are $100 each. For more information, please contact Richard Talmo at (510) 723-6802. This unique benefit performance precedes the Moscow Ballet's exclusive Bay Area appearance for The Great Russian Nutcracker on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 2 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward. From this performance, the troupe will embark on a 75-city tour of the United States. Tickets for the 2 p.m. matinee performance are available by calling (510) 723-7233 or from Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. performance are only available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com Ticket prices are $45, $35 and $25. The Moscow Ballet is a pure, classical ballet company that brings the grand tradition of a century of Russian ballet to audiences throughout the world. Its all-Russian cast of 50 dancers features graduates of the Moscow Choreographic Institute and the Vaganova Institute. The dancers, who range in age from 19-30, typically begin their training between the ages of eight and twelve. In addition to featuring some of Russia's greatest dancers, this year this lavish production features an all new hand painted Russian fairytale set, more than 300 new costumes and twenty sparkling backdrops. The Ballet designer, Valentin Fedorev, is also the resident designer of the Chibarksari Opera House. Known as the "Russian Bear" to his colleagues, Fedorev is a prodigy of Valery Leventa of the Bolshoi Ballet, known for his diverse and often wonderfully comic sets.


10/13/03

Moscow Ballet Launches Great Russian Nutcracker 2003 Tour at Chabot College In Hayward On Saturday, November 1
Two Exclusive Bay Area Performances Slated for 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

(Hayward, CA) - The internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet makes an exclusive Bay Area appearance for the world premiere of its tenth anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward. From this performance, the troupe will embark on a 75-city tour of the United States. "Chabot College is thrilled to have been able to accommodate the ambitious touring schedule of the Moscow Ballet to calendar their only Bay Area appearance this year," said Roger Noyes, theater manager of the Chabot College Performing Arts Center. The Moscow Ballet is a pure, classical company that brings the grand tradition of a century of Russian ballet to audiences throughout the world. Its all-Russian cast of 50 dancers features graduates of the Moscow Choreographic Institute and the Vaganova Institute. The dancers, who range in age from 19-30, typically begin their training between the ages of eight and twelve. Joining the Russian troupe for the Chabot College performance will be local Bay Area children who auditioned for parts months ago. In addition to featuring some of Russia's greatest dancers, this lavish production features an all new hand painted Russian fairytale set, more than 300 new costumes and twenty sparkling backdrops. The Ballet designer, Valentin Fedorev, is also the resident designer of the Chibarksari Opera House. Known as the "Russian Bear" to his colleagues, Fedorev is a prodigy of Valery Leventa of the Bolshoi Ballet, known for his diverse and often wonderfully comic sets. Tickets for the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance are available by calling (510) 723-7233 or from Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. performance are only available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com Ticket prices are $45, $35, and $25.


7/17/03

Chabot College Newspaper Wins Bay Area Awards

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College's weekly newspaper, The Spectator, earned nine awards in the Bay Area All-College and University Newspaper contest. The event was sponsored by the Bay Area College Newspaper Association and the Peninsula Press Club. Only UC Berkeley's Daily Cal won more awards than the Spectator which competed against Stanford University, the University of Santa Clara, San Francisco State University and more than 20 eligible Bay Area community colleges. The Spectator's awards were earned in three categories; writing, photography and design. Associate Editor Nathaniel Go, a statewide first-place winner for editorial writing among all California community colleges, placed second overall for three submitted editorials. Go also placed second for graphic illustration and feature page design and placed third for photo story/layout. Associate Editor Dennis Agatep placed third in in-depth writing and photo editor Stephanie Bollwinkel placed second in the criticism category. Spectator Graphics Editor Laurianne Uy placed third for graphic illustration. The Spectator staff placed third for overall news page design. Staff photographer Berry Evans III placed second for sports photography. The Spectator's entries were selected by the students. Spectator adviser William Johnson said, "As proud as I am of the winners, I'm also pleased that the students know how to recognize quality journalism." The Spectator published 29 issues during the past academic year. Spectator opinion editor Bill Drury also serves as one of three students on the governing board of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges. For additional information, please contact William Johnson at (510) 723-6922.

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7/9/03

Chabot College Offers Study Abroad Program

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College students and community members are invited to study in Havana, Cuba. Chabot College's Community Education is offering a study abroad program from December 26, 2003 through January 8, 2004. The program will include intensive touring of Havana focusing on its history, architecture and people. There will be community visits and studies which will include alternative medicines, sustainable agriculture, education, ecology and religion. Students will stay in Havana and travel throughout Cuba with English speaking guides and college faculty. The cost for the two-week trip is $3,049 or $2,249 for the one-week option. A $200 deposit is due with application to the program. For additional information, please contact Rick Moniz at Chabot College at (510) 723-6958.


6/17/03

Register Now for Chabot College's Summer Community Education Classes Classes Offered Include Painting, Computers, Golf, Theater, Sports Camps and More

(Hayward, CA) - Have you always wanted to create your own website? Try your hand at acting? Learn to be a better writer? Find an affordable soccer or softball camp for your kids? For the first time in its new, expanding Community Education Program, Chabot College is offering its short-term, non-credit courses in the summer. Whether you want to develop your professional skills, enrich your cultural experiences, or just have fun, it's all here. Most classes are held on campus and are taught by Chabot College faculty. To get more details about the courses and to register, call Susan May at (510) 723-6665, or go to our website at www.chabotcollege.edu/comed and send in the registration form with your payment. Class sizes are limited so register now! If you want to be placed on our mailing list for our expanded programs in the fall and spring, or if you have ideas for courses you'd like us to offer, just call (510) 723-6665 or send an e-mail to smay@chabotcollege.edu


6/11/03

Chabot College Names Vice President

(Hayward, CA) - Dr. Ronald C. Taylor has been named vice president of academic affairs at Chabot College in Hayward. The current dean of instruction at Reedley College in central California, Taylor's selection culminated with the end of a nationwide search. Taylor has been in his current position for three years where he has held responsibility for more than 70% of the college budget, and has supervised deans, faculty and classified staff. As the college's chief instructional officer he was also responsible for the college's academic curriculum. He has also served as assistant dean of instruction at Santa Rosa Junior College, and chair of their English department. Prior to his administrative positions, Taylor was an English instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, the University of Virginia, and Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Taylor received his associate in arts degree from Santa Rosa Junior College. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley. Taylor also received both his master's degree and Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley. As Chabot College's Chief Instruction Officer, Taylor will supervise deans, faculty and classified staff in addition to taking the lead role in the college's academic affairs. Taylor is expected to begin his position at Chabot on July 1, 2003.


6/2/03

Chabot College Coach Inducted Into The California Wrestling Hall of Fame

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College is pleased to report that popular coach Zack Papachristos was recently inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame, at the Hyatt Hotel in San Jose. Coach Papachristos has been instrumental in helping Chabot become one of the top athletic programs in the community college system. During his tenure as wrestling coach at Chabot, Papachristos has logged six State Championships (one dual), 12 Northern California Championships, and 12 Conference Championships. He has been named "State Coach of the Year" four times, and "Coach of the Decade" within the community college system for the ten-year period between 1970-1980. He has coached 18 state wrestling champions and 52-All Americans while winning 56 tournament championships and a combined 152-6-2 record over the past fourteen years. He coached wrestling from 1969-1982. Papachristos has been the Chabot College golf coach since 1991 after replacing Jay Yarborough. His coaching expertise and success has continued on the greens, with the Chabot team winning eight Coast Conference Championships, and five Northern California Championships. His team has also competed for the state championship in nine out of twelve years. "I am very honored to receive such a prestigious award and want to thank the committee and Jim Root for inducting me into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame," says Papachristos. "Coaching is my passion and I have enjoyed every minute of coaching such a talented group of young athletes over the years," he added.

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5/27/03

Chabot College to Close on Fridays During Summer

(Hayward, CA) - In an effort to continue energy conservation, Chabot College will be closed on Fridays beginning, June 2 through July 28. The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Offices in Pleasanton will also be closed on Fridays and follow the same schedule. Students will still be able to apply for admission and register via the college web site at www.chabotcollege.edu The children's center and radio station will be open as usual. Security will be on duty even though the campus is closed. Chabot College will resume its regular schedule on Monday, August 4. For further information, please contact Jennifer Aries at (925) 485-5215.


5/27/03

Chabot College to Hold 41st Annual Commencement Exercises

What: 41st Annual Graduation Ceremony
Where: Grand Court - Chabot College 25555 Hesperian Boulevard Hayward
When: Friday, May 30, 2003 at 6 p.m.
More than 900 students will receive their associate degrees during the 41st annual commencement ceremonies at Chabot College. A total of 1,157 degrees and certificates were earned. While 954 will receive degrees, approximately 300 are expected to participate in the ceremony.


5/27/03

100% of Chabot College Dental Hygiene Students Pass National Board Exam

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Dental Hygiene Program reports that all of its second-year students in the two-year dental hygiene program have passed the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam. Passage of the test is mandatory for all U.S. dental hygiene students prior to graduating from an accredited dental hygiene program. In California alone there are 21 dental hygiene schools and more than 600 second-year students. The rigorous test takes a full day and includes more than 300 questions covering all the material taught in the dental hygiene curriculum. In addition, the exam tests students on 10-15 patient cases to ensure that they can provide the appropriate care for a wide range of symptoms. "The faculty of the Dental Hygiene Department is extremely proud of its second-year students, who now face the final hurdle of the State Board exams this summer," says Dean Sally Jahnke. Chabot College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. A comparable program at colleges and universities offering a four-year degree can cost $30,000. The program at Chabot College is available for only $11 per unit, for California residents plus the cost of books and instruments. Because of the high accreditation standards the program is very expensive to operate and can only accommodate 18 students per year. Those students enjoy the benefit of a 6:1 student to faculty ratio and a lot of individual support from instructors. For more information, please call (510) 723-6900.


5/16/03

Chabot College Hosts State Track and Field Championships

Who: California Community Colleges
What: Track and Field Championships
When: Friday, May 16, 2003 and Saturday, May 17, 2003 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Why: Track and field athletes from the California Community Colleges vying for state championship titles.
Where: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward On the college track and fields.
For more information please call Debbie Budd, Dean of Athletics at (510) 723-7202.


5/6/03

California First Lady Sharon Davis Visits Chabot College Children's Center On Wednesday, May 7

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College in Hayward welcomes Sharon Davis, First Lady of California, to its campus on Wednesday, May 7 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mrs. Davis will tour the college's highly touted Children's Center and meet with faculty and students from its Early Childhood Development program. The program and the Center have received recognition for providing exemplary training and education to students seeking to enter into the early care and education field while providing exemplary care to children in the East Bay. The Children's Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and serves 121 children of students and staff at Chabot College.

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5/2/03

World Famous Singing Group "Rockapella" To Perform Benefit Concert at Chabot College Proceeds Benefit Mt. Eden High School Choir

(Hayward, CA) Rockapella, a world famous, unique pop music group blending the sounds of soul, rock, R&B and jazz, will perform on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chabot College Preforming Arts Center in Hayward.
Rockapella was formed by, Elliott Kerman and three other men, with the love of performing in mind. Singing on New York City street corners, earned them just enough money to survive as well as start a collection of business cards which lead to work at private parties and club appearances. A television producer heard their work and signed them on to, Spike & Co.: Do It A Cappella, a PBS special which aired for several years featuring Spike Lee and Debbie Allen. From that came the experience of working on Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, the award winning PBS program. While working on Carmen Sandiego and doing commercials and talk shows, the group decided to go to Japan to seek a record deal and allow the group to practice recording more original music and perform before larger audiences.
Their experience in Japan, work on Carmen Sandiego and numerous commercials, laid the groundwork for the creation of two CDs. The success of the CDs lead the group to the very successful 1998 Folgers coffee advertising campaign, featuring the group singing the entire commercial on camera. Their success lead to another Folgers holiday commercial and another CD.
In 2000, Rockapella released the follow-up CD, 2, which had substantial airplay across the country. At the end of the year, the CD, In Concert was released which was made into a video and aired on PBS stations nationwide. The newest CD, Smilin'™ marks a big change for the group as a new singer is introduced opening the next chapter of fantastic music making.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Mt. Eden High School Choir, which recently returned from a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Easter Sunday.
For more information please call Roger Noyes at (510) 723-6976. For tickets please call (510) 782-5494 or purchase tickets on line at, www.ticketweb.com Only reserved seating is available. Ticket price is $20.00.


4/14/03

Chabot College President Announces New Assistant Football Coach

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College President Dr. Robert Carlson announced today the appointment of Danny Calcagno to the post of Assistant Football Coach. “Athletics have always been an important part of Chabot, and over the past forty years our program has been hailed among the best in the nation, winning several championships,” Carlson said. "The appointment of Coach Calcagno is representative of the high caliber of faculty who teach and coach our student athletes," he added.
Calcagno, a Chabot College graduate himself, brings more than a decade of broad experience in athletics and teaching to his new position. He most recently served as head football coach at San Leandro High School, where the school team was the 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002 HAAL Champions. Calcagno was named HAAL Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2002, and East Bay Coach of the Year in 1999. Calcagno also taught Physical Education at San Leandro High, and chaired the Physical Education Department during his tenure there. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Youth Football and Baseball camps offered through the San Leandro Recreation Department. From 1991 to 1994, Calcagno played professional baseball with the San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers.
"Dan is a great motivator and quarterback coach," noted Chabot Head Football Coach Steve DaPrato. "Dan's strong ties to the local community combined with his incredible background in athletics is a perfect fit for the job."
Calcagno received his Masters from St. Mary's College in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, a BA from Sonoma State University, and a teaching credential from National University.


4/2/03

Chabot College Presents Free “Science on Saturday” Series

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College will host "Science on Saturday", a free program sponsored by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and the IMS Initiative, a National Science Foundation Project. Two special lectures in April are free to the general public and would be of interest to those from the age of 11 to adult.
On Saturday, April 12, Dr. Dave Dearborn will speak on the topic of   "How Astronomy Has Influenced Ancient Cultures: The Study of Archeoastronomy".  Dr. Dearborn is a Physicist and Archeoastronomer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The lecture is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the college cafeteria, Building 2300.
On Saturday, April 19, Dr. Wil van Breugel will discuss "Bright Lights, Big City: How the Most Massive Galaxies and Black Holes Live Together". Dr. van Breugel is an astrophysicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who is credited with the discovery of the most distant galaxy yet found.  Identified as TN J0924-2201, the galaxy was found at a distance of nearly 11 billion light years from Earth. The lecture takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the cafeteria at Chabot College.
For more information about the Science on Saturday lecture series, please call Tim Dave at (510) 723-6881.

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3/21/03

Chabot College Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Innovative Puente Project on March 27

(Hayward, CA) - At a time when new college graduates were grappling with job searches, Angie Magallon was carving a pathway to her goals. After attending Chabot College she went on to San Francisco State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in English and now teaches English at Chabot. She focused on a career that would provide her with the opportunity to write and, at the same time, give a voice to Latinos.
"Teaching incorporates my love for writing,” says Magallon, “and my desire to influence others.”
Mark Salinas has also charted a course as an educator and is presently participating in a doctorate fellowship through UC Riverside. He received his bachelor's degree in La Raza Studies from San Francisco State as well as a master's degree in multicultural education.
These two young people both launched their college plans through the Puente Project at Chabot College in Hayward. This innovative project was originally designed by Chabot faculty members Felix Galaviz and Patricia McGrath. Their goal was to increase the number of minority students who graduated from four-year colleges and universities and see them return to their communities as leaders and mentors.
The program was so successful that this year, as it is celebrating its 20 th anniversary, the program has expanded to 54 California community colleges and nine years ago developed into a high school version, now in 38 high schools. The one-year program combines English and counseling courses with a mentor program that pairs community professionals with the students. Approximately 48 percent of Puente students transfer to four-year colleges compared to 34 percent of other California community college students.
“The experience of working with students and motivating them to continue their education has been wonderful,” says Ramon Parada, who has taught and counseled Puente students for 17 years. “The main factor that prevents them from continuing the program is having to make a choice between going to school to get an education and working to earn money.”
Parada is looking toward the community to find support with internships, mentorships and funding. In fact, a significant cornerstone of the Puente Project over the years has been broad community support--from educators, elected officials, community and educational leaders, and mentors, all of whom have guided thousands of students in their quest for a four-year degree. Many of the program's supporters and mentors continue their involvement in the program and represent a cross-section of the Latino and the general professional community.
Last October the City of Hayward recognized the Chabot Puente Project with a celebration at City Hall and issued a Resolution and Proclamation in honor of its 20 years of serving local communities. Guest speaker Senator Liz Figueroa honored 20-year Puente mentors.
On Thursday March 27, the Puente Project will celebrate its 20 th anniversary with its own Recognition and Celebration Dinner to be held at Centennial Hall in Hayward. The program will pay tribute to the many individuals, institutions and stakeholders who have contributed to the success of the program over the years. It will also recognize outstanding Puente alumni and award scholarships to current Puente students. Puente students, faculty, mentors and local community leaders will be in attendance, along with elected officials and members of the Chabot College administration.


3/18/03

Chabot College Dental Hygiene Department Offers Low-Cost Dental Cleaning Services To The Public

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot Dental Hygiene Clinic provides a variety of dental services to the community at rates that are just a fraction of those offered elsewhere, with discounts of up to 80%. For example, teeth cleanings can be done for as little as $15, compared to the typical cost of $65!
Teeth cleaning for adults and children, dental x-ray services, fluoride treatments and sealants are among the services provided through the College's dental clinic. The clinic is open to students and the general public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m. in Room 2204, Building 2200, on the Chabot College Campus. All work is done by students in the dental hygiene program at the college, under the supervision of registered dental hygienists and a dentist. The cost for cleanings ranges between $15 and $60 depending on the amount of tartar, and x-rays (including panoramic, full mouth and bitewing) are $20. The fee for sealants is a low $5 per tooth. Students and faculty at Chabot College receive an additional 50% discount on all costs.
Those interested in scheduling an appointment can call the clinic at (510) 723-6900 to make a brief initial screening appointment, and a subsequent appointment for the actual treatment.
The two-year dental hygiene program at Chabot College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.
A comparable program at colleges and universities offering a four-year degree can cost $30,000. The program at Chabot College is available for only $11 per unit, plus the cost of books and instruments. Because of the high accreditation standards, the program is very expensive to operate and can only accommodate 18 students per year. Those students enjoy the benefit of a 6:1 student to faculty ratio and individual support from instructors. For more information, please call (510) 723-6900.

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3/5/03

Chabot College Appoints Executive Director of Foundation

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College President Dr. Robert Carlson recently announced the appointment of Richard Talmo as Executive Director of the Chabot College Foundation. "It's been my goal to establish a philanthropic foundation, and Richard brings the background that is vital for its leadership," says Carlson. "His impressive background combined with a reputation for drawing interest, support and enthusiasm from volunteers and peers makes him the perfect candidate for the job."
Talmo brings more than 20 years of development and community outreach experience to Chabot College through a career that began in the barrios of San Diego County in the late 70s. There he served as the Executive Director for federally funded youth programs and established a grassroots fundraising and outreach effort for disadvantaged youth. He has also held senior development positions with the San Diego Unit of the American Cancer Society and San Diego State University.
Talmo moved to the Bay area in 1993 to become the Vice President for College Relations at Menlo College in Santa Clara County. There he played a key role in building the College's Board of Trustees and generated several substantial gifts to the college's development efforts.
Talmo is enthusiastic about his new role at Chabot and is looking forward to working with the college community.
"I love the energy that comes from being on a college campus," says Talmo. " I look forward to representing this wonderful institution and its faculty, professional staff and students. I am pleased and excited to be a part of such a rich tradition of education."
The Chabot College Foundation is a partner within the Chabot College Community and is dedicated to strengthening student success through financial support for students and campus leadership. Guided by volunteer governance, the foundation provides the campus and surrounding communities philanthropic leadership and stewardship while maintaining accountability and integrity for all that participate. For more information, please contact the Foundation Office at (510) 723-6802.


1/22/03

Chabot College Offers a Vast Array of Technical Training Programs and Classes For Workers and Students

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College still has a limited number of openings in the Spring Semester for several popular technical classes designed to prepare students for job training and to further educate those already in the workforce.
Hundreds of students over the past three years have enrolled in Chabot's Cisco Network Academy to obtain a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. The program curriculum, which covers basic and intermediate networking concepts, was developed by Cisco Systems and offers evening classes to accommodate working students. The program can be completed in one year.
"The economy runs in a cycle, but the Internet is here to stay," says Carlo Vecchiarelli, dean of math, computer science, and engineering at Chabot College. "Those students who are trained for the future will be in the best position when the market swings up again."
For more information about the Cisco Networking Academy please contact, Wayne Phillips at (510) 723-7476.
Employment prospects for drafting also look good and students can learn about the latest innovations in the rewarding and lucrative field of Drafting Technology at Chabot College. Drafters use CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) programs to translate ideas and rough sketches into detailed two and three dimensional drawings. Students learn while working on speedy and powerful new Pentium 4 computers. The CAD Certificate of Achievement can be acquired within two semesters. For more information about the CAD Program please contact, Gene Rockemann at (510) 723-6961.
Classes for the Spring Semester at Chabot College are underway and registration for full-time classes will continue through Friday, February 7.   

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