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Chabot College Press Releases - 2010


Chabot College Wrestler Wins All-American in State Championships

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team report:

“Chabot College Wrestler Craig Sherman earned All-American status in the California Community College State Wrestling Championships Dec. 9-11 at Victor Valley College in Victorville, CA. Sherman, of Oakland, is a graduate of Oakland Technical High School. The Chabot College Men's Wrestling Team placed tenth in the state.

Chabot College sent five wrestlers and an alternate to the championships. Following are the results:

157 - Chabot Craig Sherman, an unranked wrestler, placed 3rd in the state and also became an All-American.
125 - Chabot's Janik Santana, an unranked wrestler, placed 6th in the state.
133 - Chabot's Alex Williams, an unranked wrestler, placed 6th in the state.
184 - Chabot's Milo Anderson, ranked 5th in the state, but after getting injured in his quarter finals match ended up placing 7th in the state.

The top four places at the state championships earn All-American status. As a team, Chabot placed 10th in the state:

1.) Fresno City College - 148.5 pts.
2.) Cerritos College - 109.0 pts.
3.) Sacramento City College - 84.5 pts.
4.) Sierra College - 68.0 pts.
5.) Cuesta College - 62.0 pts.
6.) Bakersfield College - 61.0 pts.
7.) Palomar College - 53.5 pts.
8.) Mt. Sac - 50.0 pts.
9.) West Hills College - 49.0 pts.
10.) Chabot College - 47.0 pts.
11.) Santa Ana College - 44.0 pts.
12.) Shasta College - 40.5 pts.
13.) Victor Valley College - 39.0 pts.
14.) Santa Rosa College - 31.0 pts.
15.) Modesto College - 19.0 pts.
16.) S.J. Delta College - 18.0 pts.
17.) Skyline College - 17.0 pts.
18.) Lassen College - 14.5 pts.
19.) East L.A. College - 13.0 pts.
20.) Rio Hondo College - 11.0 pts.”


Chabot College Men’s Wrestling Team Boasts Five Wrestlers Advancing to State Championships

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team report:

“Chabot College Men’s Wrestling Team traveled to Modesto Junior College this past weekend to wrestle in the Northern California Regional Wrestling Championships. The top six placers in each weight class from the North will advance to the California Community College State Wrestling Championships December 9-11 at Victor Valley College in Victorville, CA.

This past weekend, Chabot College finished sixth as a team and had six wrestlers who placed. Five of the six will advance to the State Wrestling Championships.

Wrestlers who will advance for Chabot College are:

125 - Janik Santana who placed 3rd, defeating Ruben Gonzales from Shasta College by a score of 12 - 9 in the consolation Finals match.

133 - Chabot Alex Williams also placed 3rd defeating William Sepulveda from Lassen College by a score of 10 - 3.

157 - Chabot Craig Sherman placed 4th and lost by injury default to Craig Simon of Shasta College.

174 - Chabot Ira Goosby also placed 4th losing to Nick Gill from Sierra College by a fall 2:14.

184 - Chabot Milo Anderson placed 3rd defeating Adam Charles in overtime by a score of 3 - 1.

Attending as an alternate was:

285 - Chabot Sam Gomez placed 8th losing to Rafael Iriarte from Sierra College by a score of 3 - 1.”


Chabot College Men’s Wrestling Team Places Second in Coast Conference Wrestling Tournament

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team Report.

“Chabot College’s men’s wrestling team took second place in the Coast Conference Wrestling Tournament on November 20 in Chabot College’s Main Gym.

Following are the team scores: Santa Rosa Junior College, 91.50 points; Chabot College, 64.50 points; Modesto Junior College, 60.00 points; and Skyline College, 34.50 points.

Following are the match results:

125 - 1st - Isaac Taz Pilgrim (SR) winner by Dec. 7 - 6 Janik Santana (CH)
125 - 3rd - Edgar Paez (MOD) winner by Fall 1:08 over Jack Hogan (SKY)

133 - 1st - Alex Williams (CH) winner by Major Dec. 13 - 5 over Tyler Christiansen (SR)
133 - 3rd - Ralph Rioja (SKY) winner by Dec. 9 -3 over Kevin Escher (SR)

141 - 1st - Shane Kenihan (SR) winner by Fall 1:59 over Jimmy Zhen (SKY)
141 - 3rd - Andrew Collins winner by Forfeit

149 - 1st - Wesley Young (SR) winner by Fall 5:11 over Victor Tubera (MOD)
149 - 3rd - Dio Cerda (SKY) winner by Fall 2:55 over Josh Silva (MOD)

157 - 1st - Craig Sherman (CH) winner by Major Dec. 14 - 3 over Von Borges (SR)
157 - 3rd - Mike Calderon (CH) winner by Forfeit

165 - 1st - Thomas Marquez (MOD) WTec. Fall 17 - 0 over Abdallah Abdallah (MOD)
165 - 3rd - Alex Treviso (SKY) winner By Dec. 11 - 4 over Cody Bagley (SR)

174 - 1st - Ira Goosby (CH)
174 - NO Placers

184 - 1st - Milo Anderson (CH) winner by Dec. 6 - 1 over Tony Chavez (MOD)
184 - 3rd - Eric McCray (MOD) winner by Major Dec. 20 - 7 over Alex Cerda (SR)

197 - 1st - Collin Hart (SR) winner by Fall 5:57 over Campbell Kelley (SR)
197 - NO Placers

285 - 1st - Matt Baker (MOD) winner by Dec. 6 - 5 over Eric Hesterberg (SR)
285 - 3rd - Tivo Cruz (MOD) winner by Dec. 10 - 3 over Sam Gomez (CH)”


Chabot College to Present Wind Symphony Concert and CD Release Party

(Hayward, CA) - Audiences are invited to enjoy a symphony performance and take music home with them, too, at Chabot College’s Wind Symphony Concert and CD release celebration on Wednesday, Dec.1. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in the Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center. To celebrate the symphony’s first CD, a release party will be held in the Building 700 Community Student Services Center directly after the concert.

Admission to the concert and party is $20, which includes VIP concert seating, a free “Live in Concert” CD, and wine, coffee, and desserts served at the party. General admission for the concert only is $10. Tickets are available at the door and through the Chabot College Foundation, (510) 723-6936, and the School of the Arts Office, (510) 723-6829.

“The Chabot Wind Symphony features some of the best musicians in the greater Bay Area and has been praised for its inspiring performances and adventurous programming featuring new and historically significant music,” said director of instrumental studies Timothy Harris. The concert will feature the Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony performing works by C.L. Barnhouse, David Gillingham, Percy Grainger, John Mackey, Jim Territo, and Frank Ticheli.

“The Chabot College Music Department provides opportunities in instruction and performance in an environment that offers personalized attention and world-class facilities,” Harris said. “The faculty is comprised of accomplished performers, academics, composers, and authors who offer their students exceptional instruction, as well as private lessons, to foster their highest potential. Performance opportunities are available in four wind bands, three jazz bands, and a choir, which involve more than 350 students,” he noted.

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Chabot College Wrestling Team Wins Match Against Modesto Junior College

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team Report.

“The Chabot College Men’s wrestling team won its Nov. 10 match against Modesto Junior College, with a final score of 26 to 20. The match took place at Chabot College.

Until the last match, Chabot was losing 19 to 20. Chabot’s 157 lb. wrestler Craig Sherman had the weight of the team on his shoulders. During the middle of the first round, Chabot's Sherman pinned the wrestler from Modesto to secure the win for Chabot College.

Here are the team results:

125 - Janik Santana (CH) lost by Dec. 8 - 9 to Edgar Paez (MOD.)
133 - Yubini Barrera (CH) winner by Forfeit
141 - Alex Williams (CH) winner by Major Dec. 14 - 4 over Jason Gagnon (MOD.)
149 - Mark Anderson (CH) lost by Major Dec. 9 - 20 to Victor Tubera (MOD.)
157 - Craig Sherman (CH) winner by Fall 1:51 over Eric Munoz (MOD.)
165 - Alex Zonio (CH) lost by Major Dec. 1 - 10 to Thomas Marquez (MOD.)
174 - Ira Goosby (CH) winner by Fall 4:44 over Christian Moore (MOD.)
184 - Milo Anderson (CH) winner by Dec. 11 - 6 over Tony Chavez (MOD.)
197 - Forfeit (CH) lost by Forfeit to Eric McCray (MOD.)
285 - Sam Gomez (CH.) lost by Dec. 2 - 6 to Marco Delgado (MOD.)

The next match for the Chabot College Men's Wrestling will be the Coast Conference Tournament, 11 a.m., Nov. 20, in the Main Gym at Chabot College.”


An Evening at the Planetarium

What: An Evening at the Planetarium

When: Saturday, November 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Chabot College Planetarium, Building 1900, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward

Details: For the first time since its total renovation, the Planetarium is being opened the to community for this exciting event for the whole family. There will be an out-of-this-world multimedia show, a chance to ask any questions to our astronomy professors, and an opportunity to go outside and look at the real stars, moon, and planets through powerful telescopes. Plus there will be intergalactic treats of Starburst and Milky Ways.

Cost: $15 for adults; $10 for children

Sponsored by: Chabot’s Community Education Program

Reservations: Call (510) 723-7531 or register online by going to, or show up at the door to register.

More Information: Call (510) 723-7531


Chabot College to Offer Hybrid Auto Tech Course and Free Preview Seminars

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College will offer an eight-week Hybrid Vehicle Operation and Servicing course during the spring 2011 semester. Two free preview training seminars showcasing learning opportunities and featuring an introduction to hybrid vehicles, discussions, and hands on experience, will be offered on Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Chabot College. To register for a seminar, please contact Kelly Karlstein, (310) 801-7818,

Chabot College has been awarded a U.S. Department of Energy grant to fund the seminars and support the college’s efforts to develop hybrid vehicle curriculum for community colleges, high school and ROP programs, and the automotive industry. The seminars are intended for automotive instructors from local community colleges and high school/ROP automotive programs, local automotive shop owners, automotive technicians, and automotive students.

Teaching the seminars will be Jack Rosebro, industry expert and founder of Perfect Sky, a company that develops and delivers technical training for hybrid, electric, and other innovative vehicle technologies in North America, Europe, and Asia. Rosebro has been a teacher or consultant with many organizations including the California Bureau of Automotive Repair, City and County of San Francisco, City of Toronto, City of New York, Fluke Instruments, Mercedes-Benz Hybrid LLC, Society of Automotive Engineering, Underwriters Laboratories, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Chabot College Automotive Program provides training to understand, diagnose, and repair today’s vehicles. Students learn basic theory of operation, followed by hands on experience in a state-of-the-art repair facility with current industry grade equipment. Students train side by side with apprentices from local dealerships that partner exclusively with Chabot College to train their apprentices.

Job opportunities include automotive technician, parts counter person, and service writer. Students also take classes to understand and repair their own vehicles. Evening and day classes allow students flexibility and accommodate working schedules. Tuition is $26 per unit; financial aid information is available.

For more information, please visit the Chabot College Automotive Technology website at or contact instructor Kurt Shadbolt, (510) 723-7067, For registration and financial aid information, please visit the Chabot College website at

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Chabot College Forensics Team Wins Tournament Awards, Offers Presentations

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Gladiator Forensics Team brought home 18 individual awards and three team awards, including second place in the Community College Division, at the October 9 and 10 Santa Rosa Invitational at Santa Rosa Junior College. The team placed second in Debate Sweepstakes and third in Individual Event Sweepstakes.

Chabot College Instructor and Director of Forensics Jason Ames announced the following varsity tournament champions:

Brad Bettridge - Champion, Parliamentary Debate, Varsity Division; and third place, Varsity Informative Speaking

Jessica Hollie - Champion, Parliamentary Debate, Varsity Division; Top Speaker, Parliamentary Debate, Varsity Division; and second place, Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

Eileen Zedd - Champion, Varsity Persuasive Speaking; Champion, Varsity Persuasive Speaking; and fourth place, Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

Other Gladiator Forensics Team award winners include:

Jake Hewitt - Quarterfinalist, Novice Parliamentary Debate

Fatima Ansary - Quarterfinalist, Novice Parliamentary Debate; Champion, Novice Extemporaneous Speaking; and second place, Varsity Communication Analysis

Jake Hewitt - Second place, Novice Extemporaneous Speaking; and fourth place, Novice Impromptu Speaking

Javier Kordi - Third place, Varsity Impromptu Speaking; and fourth place, Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

Arturo Diaz - Fourth place, Varsity Poetry Interpretation

Joshua Pauselius - Third place, Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

Ames also congratulated Toan Nguyen and Ami Han for their work and thanked Christine Warda, an instructor and assistant coach, and Steven Mireles, a student assistant coach. “We appreciate all of their hard work, talent, and dedication. The team could not do this without them,” he said.

Upcoming Presentations:

Ames announced two opportunities to see the Gladiator Forensics Team in action.

“The November Elections: What Do You Know?” will take place Thursday, October 28, 12-1 p.m., in Room 804. Team members will present different perspectives on some of the ballot initiative issues including marijuana legalization, clean energy and air pollution standards, a majority vote for the budget, and redistricting. The team invites people to bring questions and opinions to share at the event which is co-sponsored by the Students for Social Justice.

“Speak Up,” a fundraising presentation of the team’s best award-winning speeches and performances will be Thursday, November 11, 6:30 p.m., in the Little Theater. Highlights include an Informative Speech, a Persuasive Speech, Interpretation of Literature Performances, and a Parliamentary Debate. A $5 donation at the door is requested.


Chabot College Beats Skyline College in Oct. 20 Men’s Wrestling Match

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team Report.

“Chabot College wrestling team wrestled against Skyline College here last night.

Here are the results:

125 - Janik Santana (Chabot ) winner by Fall 1:47 over Kvei Reber (Skyline)
133 - Alex Williams (Chabot) winner by Dec. 3 - 1 over Ralph Rioja (Skyline)
141 - Francisco Chavez (Chabot) lost by Major dec.1 - 12 to Jimmy Zhen (Skyline)
149 - Mark Anderson (Chabot) lost by Dec. 12 - 15 to Dio Cerda (Skyline)
157 - Craig Sherman (Chabot) winner by Fall 2:23 over Joe Wettstein (Skyline)
165 - Alex Zonio (Chabot) winner by Fall 2:32 over Matt Trevizo (Skyline)
174 - Ira Goosby (Chabot) lost by Fall 4:35 to Sam Temko (Skyline)
184 - Milo Anderson (Chabot) winner by Major Dec. 13 - 3 over Matt Aragoni (Skyline)
197 - Andre Bulatao (Chabot) lost by Major Dec. 13 - 5 to Adam Charles (Skyline)
285 - Sam Gomez (Chabot) winner by Fall 1:24 over James Gonzales (Skyline)



The next match for the Chabot College wrestling team will be at the Cuesta Tournament in San Luis Obispo, starting on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.”


Chabot College Invites Community to Open House and Building Dedication

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College invites the community to its Open House and Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center Building Dedication on Wednesday, November 3, 3-6 p.m. Parking is complimentary for this event.

The Open House will begin in the Community and Student Services Center, Building 700 from 3-5 p.m. and will feature campus tours and facility presentations about projects made possible through the Measure B general obligation facilities bond which voters passed in 2004. From 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. a presentation on Renewable Energy Resources: California Solar Initiative (AB 2804), will be presented by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi and a Solar Energy Project presentation will be presented by Chevron. At 5:15 p.m., Chabot College will celebrate the dedication of the Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center Building, in the lobby of Building 1300.

Buffington, who earned an Ed.D. degree from Stanford University, was Chabot College’s founding president, a position he held for 20 years until his retirement in 1981. He also was instrumental in the creation of Las Positas College and has made innumerable contributions to both colleges and many community organizations.

For more information and a map of the campus, please visit the Chabot College website at or call (510) 723-6600.


Chabot College Men’s Wrestling Team Faces Skyline at Home Match October 20

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team Report.

“The Chabot College Men’s Wrestling Team will face Skyline College Wednesday, October 20. The match begins at 7 p.m. and will take place at Chabot College in the main gym.

Here are the results for the Northern California Duals held October 16 at Santa Rosa.

In the first round Chabot College lost to Fresno City College by a score of 46 - 0.

In the second round, Chabot College wrestled against San Joaquin Delta College and defeated them by a score of 28 - 14. Winners for Chabot were: 125 - Sabrina Ross, 141 - Janik Santana, 165 - Alex Zonio and 174 - Ira Goosby.

In the third round Chabot lost against Santa Rosa Junior College by a score of 33 -13. Winners for Chabot were: 125 - Janik Santana, 133 - Alex Williams, 165 - Craig Sherman and 184 - Milo Anderson.

In the fourth and final round Chabot lost against Shasta College by a score of 27 - 19. Winners for Chabot were: 133 - Sabrina Ross, 165 - Craig Sherman, 174 - Ira Goosby and 184 - Milo Anderson.”


Chabot College Has Two Wrestlers Place in Tournament

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team Report.

“The Chabot College wrestling team traveled to Modesto this past week to participate in the Modesto Tournament. This was one of the biggest wrestling tournaments in the state.

Chabot had two wrestlers place and ended up 15th as a team.

At 125 lbs. weight class - Jannik Santana (Chabot) tied for 7th place and in the 184 lbs. weight - Milo Anderson (Chabot) placed 5th defeating Jordan Williams of Sierra College.

The next wrestling match for Chabot College will be Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., in Santa Rosa for the Northern California Dual Meet Championships.”


Career and Do-It-Yourself Classes Highlight Fall Chabot College Community Education Program

(Hayward, CA) - Whether you are trying to find a new career, hoping to save money by doing your own home repairs, or looking for a new hobby, Chabot College’s Community Education Program has a wide variety of more than 100 classes to choose from.

With new classes starting each week through the semester, you can find a new career like Auto Wholesaling, Medical Billing, or Audiovisual Technician, learn to do your own Electrical or Plumbing Repairs, or fulfill your dream of playing the piano or guitar, learning to ballroom dance, creating spreadsheets with Excel, or becoming a great photographer.

Kids and teens can join our Drama Workshop, build with LEGOS, learn digital photography, or make their cartoons come to life with Flash Animation.

“We have classes to meet the needs of everyone from ages 8 to 80-plus,” says Susan May, Chabot’s director of Community Education. “You can find out new ways to make money, save money, or just learn something new for the enjoyment of it.”

To get the complete schedule and to register online, just go to or to get more information or register by phone, call (510) 723-6665 or (510) 723-7531.


Award-winning Margo Hall Directs Chabot’s College’s “Streetcar” Production

(Hayward, CA) - Margo Hall, described by the “San Francisco Examiner” as “one of the Bay Area’s finest theater artists,” is directing Chabot College’s production of “Streetcar Named Desire,” to run Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for students and staff, and $12 for general admission.

Hall is an award-winning Bay Area actor/director/playwright. She recently won rave reviews in a lead role at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, CA and has performed for Arena Stage, Olney Theater, and Source Theater, in Washington, D.C. the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and locally at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Magic Theatre, Brava! For Women in the Arts, and Word for Word - for which she recently directed a touring production in France. She is a founding member of Campo Santo, a resident theater company at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, CA.

For the production of the American classic, “Streetcar Named Desire,” Hall is joined by the theater arts executive team of: Dov Hassan, set designer; Linda Amayo, costume designer; Sean Gallagher, lighting designer; and Rachel LePell, producer.
Chabot students in the “Streetcar” company include: Melanie Casabuberta, Ariel Conkel, Emilio Garcia-Sanchez, Jeremy Falla, Daniel Smith-Coleman, Victoria Rodriguez, Francisco Huato, Adam Pye, Charletta Harvey, Nicole Torres, Robby Wagoner, Robyn Werk of Hayward; Joiandrea Robinson of San Leandro; Alex Skinner of Alameda; and Taylor Snyder of Castro Valley.

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams, chronicles the tragic clash between two iconic characters made famous in the movie adaptation starring Vivien Leigh, as the fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois, and Marlon Brando as the cruel and brutish Stanley Kowalski.


Chabot College Student Wins Interior Design Scholarship

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College student Jessica Quiroga of Castro Valley, CA recently won a $1,500 Elaine McCune Scholarship from the Northern California Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), and has been awarded membership in the organization.

Gary M. Carter, dean of Chabot College’s School of the Arts, extended his congratulations and described Quiroga as an, “energetic and innovative entrepreneur.” He noted that she also is president of the Interior Design Club and “has been hard at work completing her 160-hour Interior Design internship, has started her own staging company, and was selected as this year's Outstanding Interior Design Student.”

The Interior Design Program at Chabot College, which offers both day and evening classes, is planned to prepare individuals for entry and intermediate level positions in interior design firms, home furnishings retail stores, and wholesale showrooms for the design industry. Interior Design students can work toward transfer to a four-year college and can earn an Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement, and Certificate in Kitchen & Bathroom Design.
For more information about the program, please visit the college website or contact Barbara Daher, interior design instructor, , or (510) 723-6829.

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Chabot College Men's Wrestling Team Coach Reports on Dual Meet

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team Report.

“The Chabot College wrestling team traveled to Santa Rosa College on Friday, October 1st, to wrestle in a dual meet.

Here are the results:

125 - Janik Santana (Chabot) lost by a Dec. 6 - 7 to Isaac Pilgrim (Santa Rosa)
133 - Alex Williams (Chabot) winner by Dec. 4 - 3 against Kevin Escher (Santa Rosa)
141 - Yubini Barrera (Chabot) lost by Fall 1:16 to Tyler Christiansen (Santa Rosa)
149 - Mark Anderson (Chabot) lost by Tech. Fall 18 - 1 to Wesley Young (Santa Rosa)
157 - Mike Calderon (Chabot) lost by Fall 3:32 to Adam Cruz (Santa Rosa)
165 - Craig Sherman (Chabot) winner by Major Dec. 12 - 2 against Von Borges (Santa Rosa)
174 - Alex Zonio (Chabot) lost by Fall 1:43 to Tyler Curtis (Santa Rosa)
184 - Milo Anderson (Chabot) winner by Dec. 4 - 1 against Cody Bagley (Santa Rosa)
197 - Andre Bulatao (Chabot) lost by Fall :40 to Hart (Santa Rosa)
285 - Sam Gomez (Chabot) lost by Dec. 5 - 8 to Eric Hesterberg (Santa Rosa)

Team Score: Chabot College - 10 and Santa Rose Junior College - 35

Chabot suffered its first lost. Chabot Team Record: 2 - 1

The next match for Chabot College’s wrestling team will be Saturday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. They will travel to Modesto Junior College for the Modesto Wrestling Tournament.


Chabot College Men's Wrestling Team Coach Reports on Tournament

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team Report.

“Here are the results of the Chabot wrestling teams for the West Hills Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Lemoore, CA. Chabot had 4 wrestlers who placed in the tournament. At 125 lbs. weight class, Chabot Janik Santana made it to the semi-final match only to lose to Sergio Martinez (Fresno City) in an exciting match which he lost in the last 12 seconds by a score of 10 -12. But Janik came back in his next match, which was consolation semis and beat Abror Adilov (Sierra) by a score of 6 -5 to advance to the consolation finals match.

In the consolation finals match, Janik (Chabot) wrestled against Chris Padilla (Fresno City) and lost by a score of 3 - 2 to end up placing 4th in the tournament. Another Chabot wrestler to reach the semi - final championship match was 184 lbs. wrestler Milo Anderson. Milo wrestled against Fito Juarez (Fresno City) and lost to him by a score of 5 - 3. Milo also then made it to the consolation semi-finals match in which he wrestled against Nick Gil (Sierra) and again lost by a score of 7 - 2. Milo then received a Forfeit in his match for 5th place. Other Chabot wrestlers to place in the tournament were: Freshman 165 lb. Alex Zonio and Freshman 197 lbs. Andre Bulatao. Andre defeated Jamal Lewis (Cerritos) by a score of 14 - 7 to place 5th.

Chabot Individual Results:

125 lbs. - Janik Santana, 4th place
165 lbs. - Alex Zonio, 6th place
184 lbs. - Milo Anderson, 5th place
197 lbs. - Andre Bulatao, 5th place

Team Results:

1. Fresno City College, 155.5 pts.
2. Cerritos College, 132.5 pts.
3. West Hills College, 96.5 pts.
4. Sierra College, 82 pts.
5. Shasta College, 38.5 pts
6. Chabot College, 21.5 pts.
7. Lassen College, 9.5 pts.

Chabot Wrestling team will travel to Santa Rosa College this coming Friday, October 1, to wrestle against Santa Rosa College. Match Time: 4:00 p.m.”


Four Wrestlers on Chabot College Men's Wrestling Team Place in Tournament

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach Steve Siroy offers the following wrestling report.

“This past weekend, the Chabot College wrestling team traveled to Sacramento for the Sacramento City College Wrestling Tournament. There were 10 teams there and Chabot tied for 5th place. One Chabot College wrestler who was not even seeded to place in the tournament ended up placing. 125 lbs.- Janik Santana was not expected to place. But he surprised everyone and even revenged a loss that he had last week to place 4th. Craig Sherman who was seeded 4th in the tournament ended up beating the number one seeded wrestler to make it into to the Championship match, only to lose by a score of 9 - 6 to Fresno wrestler Chris Heath.

Chabot had four wrestlers who placed in the tournament:

125 - Janik Santana placed 4th losing his consolation finals match to Chris Padilla (Fresno) by a dec. 7 - 6.
165 - Craig Sherman placed 2nd losing his Championship finals match to Chris Heath (Fresno) by a score of 9 - 6.
184 - Milo Anderson tied for 5th place.
285 - Sam Gomez tied for 5th place.

Team Results:

1. Fresno City College 97
2. Sacramento City College 79
3. Cuesta College 44
4. Shasta College 31
5. Modesto Junior College 27
5. Chabot College 27
7. San Joaquin Delta College 24
8. Santa Rosa Junior College 22
9. Skyline College 12
10. Lassen College 7

The next match for the Chabot Wrestling Team is Sept. 25 when it travels to Lemoore to wrestle in the West Hills Wrestling Tournament. The tournament starts at 9 a.m.”


East Bay Students Pave New Teaching Career Path at Chabot College in Gang Prevention Program

(Hayward, CA) - Thanks to a new program, more than 50 at-risk East Bay students have taken a detour away from gang life and embarked on a path at Chabot College toward teacher education and training--improving their own lives, the lives of their future students, and the quality of life in their communities.

Chabot College and key community partners form one of six groups in the state recently awarded a grant for Career Pathway Partnerships-a program to get at-risk youth away from gangs, into college, and onto a path toward teaching and service.

The Governor’s California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) initiative has awarded the $490,125 grant to Davis Street Family Resource Center to launch the East Bay Teacher Pathway Program (EBTP) as a positive alternative to gang life for at-risk young adults ages 17 to 24.

“I am proud to join our partners in helping these students turn their lives around,” said Rose Padilla Johnson, executive director of the Davis Street Family Resource Center in San Leandro, CA.

The new program establishes a teaching career pathway providing college instruction, student support services, and employment in local after-school programs. More than 50 students are taking their first steps on the career pathway at Chabot College: completing a four-week Bridge program to strengthen basic skills, starting college courses toward a teaching credential, and working in local after-school programs to gain teaching experience. More than 80 at-risk individuals applied for program admission.

The Chabot College career pathway program has a strong STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) emphasis, noted Tram VoKumamoto, dean of math and science. “To increase student success and strengthen the math and science knowledge of future K-8 teachers, we have created a two-and-a-half year teacher preparation program that will help students earn an Associate in Arts degree and transfer to a four-year university,” explained VoKumamoto.

“Along with Davis Street and the program partners, Chabot College will provide students with the necessary support in and out of the classroom for the duration of the program. This is a unique model that blends community and college resources to provide a comprehensive, wrap-around educational cohort program,” she said.

Research shows that education and training that lead to employment are some of the most effective ways to help at-risk youth lead productive and violence-free lives, according to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s website. Principals in Los Angeles Harbor College’s career pathway pilot program have reported significant success with their students.

Other EBTP program partners include Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, Hayward Unified School District, San Leandro Unified School District, California State University East Bay, Alameda County Office of Education, California School Age Consortium, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of San Leandro, Bay Area Community Resources, and Growth Sector.

A program kick-off event, featuring presentations by program principals and enrolled students, will take place on Monday, Sept. 20, 4-6 p.m. at Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd. Building 700, Hayward, CA. For more information, please contact the Davis Street Family Resource Center at 510-347-4620.


Chabot College Men's Wrestling Team Starts Year with Two Wins

(Hayward, CA) - Steve Siroy, Chabot College Men's Wrestling Head Coach, offers the following Men’s Wresting Team Report.

“Chabot College wrestling team started the year off with a double dual meet match. Chabot traveled up to Shasta College this past weekend to wrestle against, Shasta College and also against San Joaquin Delta College. In the first match against Shasta, Chabot won matches at weight classes:133 lb. - Cuong Do, 165 lb. - Craig Sherman, 184 lbs. -Ira Goosby, 197 lbs. - Milo Anderson and 285 lbs. Sam Gomez. It was a close match.

Going into the heavyweight match, Chabot was losing 22 - 24. Sam Gomez needed to win his match for Chabot to win. After the first two rounds of the match, the score was still tied at 0 - 0. With about 15 seconds left in the 3rd round of the match, Sam Gomez (Chabot) scored a 2 point Takedown to give the Chabot the win 25 - 24. Great effort and job by Sam.

In the next match, Chabot wrestled against San Joaquin Delta. Chabot had wins from: 125 lbs. - Janik Santana, 141 lbs. Alex Williams, 165 lbs. - Craig Sherman, 174 lbs. - Alex Zonio, and 197 lbs. Gerald Lee. Chabot beat San Joaquin Delta by a score of 28 - 21.

Chabot overall record: 2 -0

Chabot will travel September 18 to Sacramento to compete in the Sacramento City College Wrestling Tournament. There will be 10 teams there and the tournament starts at 10 a.m.”


Chabot College Presents Free Play by Award-Winning San Francisco Mime Troupe

(Hayward, CA) - The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe will present, “Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker” at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, September 15, at 7 p.m., with live music beginning at 6:30 p.m. It is the troupe’s last scheduled free performance of the play in the Bay Area.

“This year’s play presents a wonderful opportunity for our entire community to enjoy an evening of the best political theater in the U.S.,” said Kip Waldo, Chabot College social sciences faculty member.

“The mime troupe is not silent,” Waldo explained. “Their songs, the comedy, and drama will involve and move you like no other theater. The subject matter is always topical. This year it focuses on the economic crisis we face - not with doom and gloom, but with energy and humor. The show explores the problems many people face during the economic crisis. Workers are being laid off. Workplaces are closing, and plants are being moved to places where workers’ wages are lower. What to do? That is the question the workers in this play confront.”

The “Marin Independent Journal” has described the play as “… a lot of fun… the audience has a great time.” The “New York Post” has called the troupe, “America's oldest and finest street theater.”

Chabot College individuals and clubs, including the Students for Social Justice, are sponsoring the performance. Donations are welcomed. To help with publicity and the show, contact Parking fees will be enforced. Parking Lot G is closest to the Performing Arts Center, located at the corner of Hesperian Boulevard and Depot Road. Parking is $2; permits can be purchased at the dispensers located at light pole locations in the parking lot areas. For more information, visit the Chabot College website at


Annual Electric Vehicle Festival and Rally to be Held at Chabot College

Who: The Chabot College Automotive Technology Department and the East Bay Electric Auto Association presents the Annual Electric Vehicle Festival and Rally.

What: Displays will include both private vehicle conversions and production type models

When: Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Chabot College, Parking Lot E, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward

Details: The event is free and open to the public. Parking permits are required and $2 day permits are available at dispensers located at light pole locations.

Contact: For more information please contact Steve Small, or visit the East Bay Electric Auto Association website at


Chabot Hosts Kin-Yobi Con 2010 - Annual Video Game and Japanese Animation Convention

Sponsored by: The Game-Zone Recreation Club of Chabot College

When: Friday and Saturday, August 6-7, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA

Details: Kin-Yoobi Con 2010 is jam-packed full of fun activities related to Japanese animation and culture. This year’s events include: Cosplay Contest, Anime Feud, Anime Viewing Room, Cosplay Café, Fashion Show Karaoke Singing Contest, Video Game Tournaments and Free Food

Cost: Friday, $10; Saturday, $15; Kids 5 years of age or younger, Free

For information: Go to or email the Game-Zone Recreation president at


Chabot College Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Campus - Plus Free Show at Hayward Meek Estate Park

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College’s Theater Department is serving up a midsummer treat for area theater goers.
Audiences will have six opportunities to see performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare’s play about young love and romance. Shows are Wednesday through Saturday, July 28-31 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 at 2 p.m., in the Little Theater at Chabot College, with $8 tickets at the door. A free performance is offered at the Hayward Meek Estate Park on Saturday, August 7 at 1 p.m.

One of the Bard’s most popular romantic comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” mixes magic, mischief, and mistaken identities in an enchanted, moonlit forest populated by two pairs of star-crossed lovers, feuding fairies, and a comically inept acting troupe. The misadventures that ensue inspire the character Puck to muse, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” A recent film adaptation of this classic comedy starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Christian Bale, Stanley Tucci, and Kevin Kline.

“A talented group of actors and designers have brought this show together,” said director Dov Hassan, Chabot College theater arts instructor. “Sound, lights, set, and costumes are being designed and produced by students. I think their work is the most impressive student design work I have seen in the 10 years I have been working here at Chabot.”

Chabot’s College’s free Meek Estate performance is being produced in partnership with the Hayward Area Historical Society and the Hayward Area Parks and Recreation District. The estate is located at 240 Hampton Road. The Chabot College Little Theater is in the Performing Arts Center at the corner of Hesperian Blvd. and Depot Road. Lot G offers the closest parking. Except for Saturday evening and Sunday, parking permits are required; $2 day permits are available at dispensers located at light pole locations. For more information, please call (510) 723-6976 or visit the website at

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Chabot College Adds Fall Semester Welding Classes

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College has good news for students who want to take welding classes this fall semester.
Due to a campus construction schedule change, previously cancelled classes now will be offered in the college’s popular welding program. “I can't recommend the welding program at Chabot enough. There’s no other place where I can learn from instructors with decades of experience, on equipment costing tens of thousands of dollars for only $26 per unit,” says student Jeremy Adams on the Chabot College Welding Department website.

Fall semester welding classes include Introduction to Welding, Welding Layout and Fitting, ARC/Flux Core/Blueprint, TIG/MIG, Welding Inspection, Skills Laboratory, Certification Preparation, and Welding for Artists. Class meeting times include day, evening, and Saturdays.

“The U.S. Department of Labor lists more than 75 occupational titles that include some form of welding or welding-related activity. Basic welding skills are necessary across many industries; this applicability allows the welding workforce to swiftly respond in accommodating new emerging industry needs. It is estimated that 30,000 to 55,000 new welders are needed each year in the United States to meet the rising industrial demands,” according to the Welding Department website.

Students can register now for the fall semester that begins August 18. For more information, visit the welding website at Apply and register online at



Chabot College Community Education to Host June 16 Information Session on Training for the Growing Healthcare Industry
Free Laptop Offer to New Enrollees

(Hayward, CA) - In response to the current economy and high unemployment rates, Chabot College’s Community Education Program is hosting an information session on Wednesday, June 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. to give the community details about its brand-new online training in the fast-growing healthcare industry. The session will include information on training in the fields of Medical Transcription and Medical Coding and Billing, which Chabot is offering in conjunction with Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company. The session will take place in the Building 700 South Event Center, located at 25555 Hesperian Blvd. in Hayward.

Medical transcription and medical coding and billing are part of the growing healthcare industry that the Department of Labor estimates will create 3.2 million new jobs before 2018. According to the Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimation, the medical transcription field will experience 11 percent employment growth between 2008 and 2018 and the medical coding and billing field will experience 20 percent growth.

“This information session will show community members how they can complete training in the fields of medical transcription or medical coding and billing in less than a year and get right into the workforce,” says Susan May, Chabot’s director of Community Education. “Plus, as an introductory offer, those who enroll will have the opportunity to get a free laptop to do their training.”

To RSVP for the information session, please go to or call (510) 723-7531. (No obligation if you attend.) For more information, call Career Step at (801) 769-8445.

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Chabot College Commencement Scheduled for Friday, May 28th

Who: Chabot College

What: Commencement

Where: Grand Court - Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward, (If rain, Chabot College Performing Arts Center)

When: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 6 p.m.

Details: Approximately 1,000 students are candidates for Associate degrees and Certificates. At least 300 are expected to participate in the ceremony.


LEGOs, Magic, and Cooking Classes Highlight Chabot’s Summer Camp for Kids
Early Bird Discount Offered through May 21

(Hayward, CA) - LEGO engineering, cooking, and “crazy chemistry” are among the 75 classes offered during this year’s Kids on Campus Summer Camp offered by the Chabot College’s Community Education Program. Kids in 3rd to 8th grades can enroll in one or more exciting weekly camps from June 21 to July 23. The program also offers a Cool Careers Camp for 7th to 10th graders from July 26-30, which offers hands-on presentations on more than 20 careers, from forensics to firefighting.

Other popular classes in this newly expanded five-week program include cartooning, basketball, solar energy, hip hop dance, sports center, Harry Potter, fashion design, flash animation, house of horrors and musical theater, and badminton, along with refresher classes in math and language arts.

Beyond the weekly camps, the program offers sports camps with skills training in basketball, volleyball, and pole vaulting; Saturday classes with piano and guitar lessons, and academic classes for teens to review algebra skills, learn essay-writing techniques, and prepare for the SAT.

“We’ve expanded our program this summer because of the demand by parents for our fun and enriching classes designed to challenge kids’ imaginations and inspire creativity,” says Susan May, director of Community Education. “Our weeklong program is fully supervised by experienced instructors and counselors as the kids learn everything from math to magic.”

Register now! The early bird discount of $20 off per week goes through May 21 and classes are filling quickly. For more details, go to or call (510) 723-7531 for more information or to request a printed catalog.


Chabot College Offers Career Assistance to Dislocated NUMMI Suppliers

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College is offering career transition services in partnership with the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board for NUMMI managers and workers from NUMMI suppliers who have been dislocated due to the NUMMI plant closure.

Project Renew offers career transition services including: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) benefits application and orientation services, career development workshops including job search tips, resume writing skills and interview techniques as well as individualized educational/training and employment plans including a year of follow-up services.

Project Renew assists workers in identifying professional development and education programs based on the individuals’ needs, skills, and interests, leveraging the WIA benefits that provide up to $4,500 in training/education grants.

NUMMI workers are also eligible for Trade Authorization Act benefits which provide up to $10,000 in training grants.

For more information, please call Project Renew staff at (510) 723-6720 or Project Renew’s project director, Matthew Kritscher at (510) 723-6717.


Chabot College Theater Arts Department Presents Original Student Plays with Emerging Work

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College’s Theater Arts Department presents a selection of plays written by theater arts students. The efforts of this term’s playwriting class will culminate with Emerging Work, performances featuring student actors, directors and designers.

Emerging Work is one of the distinguishing highlights of the Theater Arts Department at Chabot College. It features brand new, original student plays which include: Satan’s Lollipops, Barstow P.I., Opal, and American Dream. The four plays will run May 4th through May 8th at 8 p.m. Student playwrights include: Cherise Beyelia, Adam Reeser, Willy Romano-Pugh, and Brittany Emmerson. Joel Mullennix, Chabot faculty coordinator and well-known Bay Area actor and director oversees the productions.

La Lechuza written and directed by Linda Amayo, is a play geared for children and is a delightful comedy with cultural pizzazz, along with song and dance. It runs 50 minutes and will be performed on May 22nd at 2 p.m.
All performances will be held in the Little Theater and tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, please contact Rachel LePell at (510) 723-6830.

Emerging Work is dedicated to the development of new plays at Chabot. Under the direction of award-winning playwright Rachel LePell, the Chabot College Theater Arts program has joined the ranks of some of the most prestigious theater programs in the country where the development of new plays and emerging voices in the American Theater is a top priority.


Chabot College Offers New BMW Certified Automotive Technology Associate Degree

(Hayward, CA) - Students can register now for Chabot College’s new BMW Automotive Technology Degree beginning fall semester. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. Tuition is $26 per unit; financial aid information is available.

“One of our strategic goals is to expand community partnerships. BMW is an ideal partner to provide pathways into high paying jobs for our students and for our community,” said Dr. Celia Barberena, Chabot College President.

“Chabot College has responded to the increasing demand for programs leading to jobs and career opportunities by joining forces with BMW of North America to train students for the vehicles of tomorrow,” said Tom Clark, dean of applied technology and business. “We are preparing the ultimate technician for the ultimate driving machine.”

The BMW partnership adds new vehicles, tooling, coursework, and faculty to Chabot College’s NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) and ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified automotive training programs. BMW has active dealership programs in the Bay Area, California, and 350 dealerships across the nation, Clark noted.

The associate degree program builds on key automotive courses, four BMW-specific classes, and general education courses. Students taking the Chabot College BMW training classes can earn up to six BMW training certificates, positioning them to enter a BMW dealership with a Level III training status. Students who have taken prior automotive courses may be eligible to receive credit for skills already learned.

All Chabot College automotive programs provide training to understand, diagnose, and repair today’s vehicles. Students learn basic theory of operation, followed by hands on experience in a state-of-the-art repair facility with current industry grade equipment. Students train side by side with apprentices from local dealerships that partner exclusively with Chabot College to train their apprentices.

Job opportunities include automotive technician, parts counter person, and service writer. Some students take classes so they can understand and repair their own vehicles. Evening and day classes allow students flexibility and accommodate working schedules.

For more information, visit the Chabot College Automotive Technology website at or contact instructor Mike Sherburne,, (510) 723-7584. For registration and financial aid information, visit the Chabot College website at

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Chabot College Hosts Earth Day Teach-In

Who: Chabot College welcomes the community to a free teach-in to celebrate Earth Day.

What: Learn how the Russell City Power Plant could affect you and your community and why the college opposes it.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward

Contact: For more information please call Dr. Susan Sperling at (510) 723-6669.


Chabot Women's Basketball Team Makes History with First State Tournament

(Hayward, CA) - For the first time in Chabot College history, the women’s basketball team has advanced to the State Finals Tournament. A 77-71 win over Sierra College on Saturday night put the Lady Gladiators into the State "Elite Eight.” The team travels to Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA to compete in the tournament this week.

“This was not supposed to happen,” says Don Queyrel, Chabot College Athletic Director and Women’s Basketball Coach. “We were not even rated among the top 15 teams. The team got here through sheer determination,” says Queyrel. “This is a year I will never forget.”

As one of the four qualifiers from Northern California, Chabot will face its first opponent, the Fullerton College Hornets - the number-one rated team in the state - on Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. Winners will move to the state semi-finals on Saturday.



Chabot College Awarded More Than $1 Million in Funds to Help Dislocated Workers

(Hayward, CA) - Chabot College officials recently announced receiving federal grant and contract funds from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Stimulus to help recently dislocated workers in the East Bay. Many of these workers have been dislocated to due to the impending NUMMI plant closure and its effect on local suppliers of the plant.

Through a partnership between Chabot College and the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (ACWIB), over $1 million will be spent over three-years to support dislocated workers and adult learners in Chabot’s service area and Alameda County by providing career transitional services such as job search assistance, career counseling, career development workshops, education and workforce training from a wide range of courses and programs offered at Chabot and at neighboring schools, many of which specifically meet the needs of dislocated workers and working adults.

“We are thrilled that local, state and federal government agencies have recognized the critical need for support services and Chabot’s role in helping to strengthen the economy by training our residents and helping them return to the workforce,” said Dr. Celia Barberena, Chabot College President. “For more than 48 years Chabot College has played a pivotal role in workforce training and economic development. We are thrilled to have this financial support to do even more.”

For additional information, please contact Matthew Kritscher, Chabot College Dean of Counseling at (510) 723-6717 or Roy Bertucelli, ACWIB Workforce Development Specialist at (510) 259-3833.


Chabot College Theater Arts to Team Up with the National Endowment for the Arts’ “The Big Read”

(Hayward, CA) - In April, the month dedicated to the East Bay’s “The Big Read,” Chabot College Theater Arts instructor Rachel LePell will unveil her original play “Ultima” inspired by the book “Bless Me Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya. “Bless Me Ultima” is the book chosen for this year’s The Big Read, a program emanating from the Hayward Public Library, and reaching many communities in the East Bay, including Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward and Fremont.

“Ultima” explores the title character, an aging woman and her life as a curandera, a folk healer from the Southwest. The play is written and performed in the style of Magical Realism made known by Latin American literary figures including Anaya. It examines such issues as how she came to be a curandera, her roots, her life as a young woman in Mexico during the Revolution, her relationship to the Catholic church, and how events in her life shaped her vision in holistic healing. Parts of the play will be performed in Spanish.

The play features Chabot College students, many of them from Hispanic backgrounds, who also contributed ideas and scenes to the play. Ms. LePell heads the production team as the playwright, director and producer. Other members of the team, who hail from Hayward and its surrounding communities include Claudia Ramierez, Jessica Caballero, Francisco Huato, Janelle Aguirre, Tiffany Heggebo, Bryan Horwath, Alicia Cisneros, Alex Moreales, Monica Bonilla, Sal Navarro, Linda Amayo, and Dov Hassan.

“Ultima” will be performed April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. and the 25th at 2 p.m. It will be a featured event of The Big Read, so readers of the novel can come and see a new art form inspired by the book. Ticket prices are just $5 for participants of The Big Read. Tickets for the general public are $10. All tickets will be available for purchase at the door. “Ultima” will be performed in the Little Theater at Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd in Hayward.
For additional information, please contact Rachel LePell at (510) 723-6830.

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Chabot Wind Symphony in Concert Led by Maestro Craig Kirchhoff

Who: Chabot College Wind Symphony with internationally renowned conductor Maestro Craig Kirchhoff

What: Winter Concert featuring conductor Maestro Craig Kirchhoff and percussion instructor and popular Bay Area musician Artie Storch

Where: Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, CA

When: Friday, February 26 at 8 p.m.

Details: Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Timothy Harris at (510) 723-6833 or by email at


Chabot College Celebrates Black History Month

Who: Chabot College
Presented by: Black Student Union, Striving Black Brothers, and DARAJA
Sponsored by: ASPIRE and the Black Student Union

What: “We Do or We Don’t, Trying is not an Option”, Presented by Dr. Matais Pouncil

Dr. Pouncil earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a master’s degree in education from Cal State Long Beach, and a doctoral degree from UC Irvine in educational administration and leadership.

For his doctoral degree he chose higher education and community college leadership. His dissertation is titled “Acting Black: Black Men and Doctoral Degree Completion.”

He has been conducting a qualitative study involving 15 participants that looked at factors that contribute to degree completion and academic achievement for black men in doctoral programs.

Where: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, CA - Bldg. 200, Board Room

When: Monday, February 22, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Terrance Thompson at (510) 723-7458.


Chabot College Speech Team Captures First Place at Tournament

(Hayward, CA) - The Chabot College Forensics team took first place in the Community College category at a recent tournament, and placed second overall among all competitors, finishing just behind San Francisco State. Of the 25 events Chabot entered, the team took home awards in 18 of them. The majority of awards were at the Varsity level.

Samantha Briggs
First Place, Novice Impromptu and Novice Extemporaneous Speaking

Ricardo Ponce
Top Community College Speaker
Second Place, Interpretation Speaker
Third Place, Varsity Duo, Varsity Prose, Varsity Dramatic Interpretation

Steven Mireles and Claudia Carvajal
Semi-finalists, Parliamentary Debate

Jessica Hollie
Second Place, Novice Extemporaneous Speaking

Steven Mireles
Second Place, Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking
Fourth Place, Varsity Impromptu

Claudia Carvajal
Fifth Place, Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking, Varsity Impromptu Speaking

Toan Nguyen
Second Place, Varsity Impromptu
Fourth Place, Varsity Programmed Oral Interpretation
Sixth Place, Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

Fatima Ansary and Ricardo Ponce
Third Place, Varsity Duo Interpretation

Arturo Diaz
Fourth Place, Novice Impromptu
Fifth Place, Varsity Poetry

Dillon Harrison
Third Place, Varsity Programmed Oral Interpretation

Titawny Cook
Sixth Place, Varsity Impromptu Speaking

Chabot also scored high at the Santa Clara University Invitational with two of its four teams advancing to the Varsity level.

“This year Chabot College Forensics has established itself as one of the strongest Community College Forensics programs in Northern California,” said Jason Ames, director of forensics and communication studies instructor at Chabot College.


Find a Career, Learn to Do It Yourself, Have Fun: Take a Chabot Community Education Class!
Register by February 6 and Get a 10% Discount

WHAT: Chabot College’s Community Education Program

WHERE: 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA

INFO: Whether you are looking for a fun hobby, a new career, a “do it yourself” lesson, or classes for your kids, Chabot’s program has more than 100 non-credit classes offering something for everyone from ages 8 to 80+. You can learn to sew, do your own electrical or plumbing repairs, try ballroom or belly dancing, play the guitar, learn to use your digital camera, upgrade your computer skills, or learn to make wine. Plus there are more than 200 online classes and career certificate program you can take. Kids can take cooking lessons, do experiments in Sloppy Science, put on a play in Drama Workshop, take guitar lessons, learn Flash Animation, or sign up for summer camp which starts June 21. Teens can take SAT Prep and Essay Writing.

WHEN: New classes start each week through May 2010.

HOW: See all the class descriptions by going to and register online. Or to register by phone, for more info, or to get a printed catalog, call (510) 723-6665 or (510) 723-7531.

COST and SPECIAL PROMO: Class costs vary, starting at $25. Register by February 6 and get a 10% discount!

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