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* Welcome New Employees

The following new employees (2011) will be introduced at Convocation this morning:  Cliff Bergeson, Instructor, CNC Machinist; Kathleen Chambers, Instructional Designer, E-Learning; Dennis Chang, Tenure Track Instructor, Nursing; Ryan Dingle, Customer Service Specialist 1, Financial Aid; Dani Dutro, Veterans Counselor/Academic Advisor, Special Services; Marci Fradkin, Asst. Director, International Education Outreach; Bo Fu, Asst. Director, International Education Outreach; Emiliano Gamboa, Campus Security Officer; Christina Jacobsen, Program Asst, International Programs; Marsha Knight, Manager, Payroll & Employee Benefits; Grace Schulz, Graphic Designer, PIO/Advancement; and Delores (Lori) Stephens, Tenure Track Instructor, Nursing.  Welcome all!

Cliff Bergeson, Instructor, CNC Machinist, Science

Cliff Bergeson brings 14 years teaching experience as well 19 years industry experience to his role as instructor in the CNC Machinist Program at SCC.  Among his various teaching positions, Bergeson was an electronics and small engines instructor as well as a machine shop instructor at Roseburg Senior High School in Oregon, a CAD/CAM/CNC instructor at the Northwest Regional Area Vocational Center, a machine tool technology instructor at Southwestern Oregon Community College, a CIM instructor at Clark County Vocational Skills Center, and a machine shop instructor at the Sabin Occupational Skills Center in Milwaukie, Oregon.  His industry experience is equally broad, with some of his positions including an engineering/CAD technician and machinist, a CAD/CAM Manager, a tool and die maker and a machinist draftsman. Bergeson holds a transfer degree in mechanical engineering and an associate degree in natural sciences.  He also studied in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University.

 

Kathleen Chambers, Elearning Instructional Designer
Kathleen Chambers is our new Instructional Designer in eLearning. She is a returning Seattle native after living in New Mexico for the past eight years. She received her MFA in Photography at Champaign Urbana, Illinois and her BFA in Studio Art at the University of New Mexico. She has been in teaching in higher education for over 15 years, spending the last seven with online instruction and faculty governance.

 

Dennis Chang, Tenure Track Instructor - Nursing, HO/PE-Nursing

Dennis Chang has been teaching in the nursing programs part-time at both Shoreline Community College and Lake Washington Technical College for the last couple of years.  Chang, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, is currently earning his master’s in nursing at the University of Washington, Bothell.  Chang’s honors include a Johnson and Johnson Promise of Nursing Fellowship, a Congressional grant for nurse educators, a nursing scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.  Chang was an RN at Virginia Mason and at the UW Medical Center, where he worked in the Hematology, Urology and Gynecology Cancer units.

 

Ryan Dingle, Customer Service Specialist 1, Financial Aid
Ryan Dingle brings his experience from Washington State University where he worked in the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as well as the Office of New Student Programs.  He organized and led visits for prospective students and families, answered admissions questions, processed student application materials and a number of other administrative tasks such as analyzing transcripts and evaluating transfer credits.  Dingle earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies.  While attending high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society. 

 

Dani Dutro, Veterans Counselor/Academic Advisor, Special Services

Dani Dutro was a staff counselor/therapist at Dutro Counseling Services in Aberdeen, Washington before coming on board with the Special Services group at Shoreline.  As a counseling services coordinator at the University of Washington, Bothell prior to that, Dutro advised students on academic, career and personal issues and evaluated transfer student transcripts.  She also developed and management curricula in Science and Technology as well as recruited and worked in retention of those students.  Dutro completed an internship as a mental health intern at the Phoenix Job Corps Center and also worked as an academic specialist at Arizona State University in Tempe.  Dutro holds credentials from the Washington State Department of Health as a licensed mental health counselor/associate (LMHCA) and is a national certified counselor (NCC).  She earned her master’s in counseling from ASU, Tempe and a bachelor’s degree in foreign language and literature (Spanish) from Washington State University.

 

Marci Fradkin, Assistant Director – International Education Outreach, International Programs

Marci Fradkin joins the IP team as one of two new assistant directors in international education outreach.  In her most recent position as assistant director of international recruitment at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, Fradkin designed, implemented and managed the program for graduate and undergraduate business students.  Prior to LeBow, Fradkin was an international programs coordinator at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.  In the role, she managed a staff of six and administered recruitment, admission and orientation, working closely with the Office of Enrollment Management. She established relationships with overseas partners, universities and international high schools.  Fradkin was also an international student coordinator at Texas A&M University and worked for the U.S. Peace Corps in Washington, D.C.  She earned her master’s degree in Global and International Education from Drexel University, her bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson.  She studied international education issues at NAFSA Academy.

 

Bo Fu, Assistant Director, International Education Outreach, International Programs

Bo Fu has joined the IP team to support the college’s international efforts.  Fu has extensive experience in international education.  He worked as an international education developer and consultant for the past six years, where he successfully recruited Chinese students for American colleges, helped U.S. colleges establish partnerships with foreign institutions and organized and led educational delegations of American universities to China.  He has worked with high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Education of China and has developed a relationship with the Washington State-China Relations Council. Fu’s mastery of the Chinese language and culture will be critical in the success of his new role at Shoreline.  Additionally, Fu has taught Mandarin Chinese at Shoreline Community College for 14 years and another local college for 13.  Fu was an associate professor at Shandong University in Weihai, China from 1991-95 and an English and Chinese Lecturer at Tonghua College of Health Sciences from 1986-1989.  He has a master’s degree in international studies from Beijing University and a bachelor’s in English and linguistics from Changchun Teachers College in China.

 

Emiliano Gamboa, Campus Security Officer
Emiliano Gamboa joined our Safety and Security Department as the newest Campus Security Officer last October.  Before he came to Shoreline, he was a security officer with Andrews International.  He was a lead sales support representative for AT&T Mobility prior to his work in security.  In a volunteer role as a trainer/bike patrol coordinator with the Lynnwood Police Department, Gamboa has collaborated with the department’s volunteer program to support a reduction in crime statistics and to built community trust through various crime prevention tactics. Gamboa is currently working toward a degree in criminal justice.  He would like to become a Seattle police officer someday.  His goals also include being an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

 

Christina Jacobsen, Program Assistant, International Programs
Christina Jacobsen comes to Shoreline from Peninsula College, where she worked in Enrollment Services and Financial Aid as an Office Assistant 3 since 2008.  In this position, Jacobsen worked closely with students in the processes of admissions and registration, including managing the SMS program coding to include DATAX reports and reconciling student financial accounts.  She was appointed to the College Council at Peninsula, a committee that was charged with policy review.  Jacobsen was an associate appraiser before moving into higher education. 

 

Marsha Knight, Manager – Payroll & Employee Benefits, Human Resources-Payroll
Marsha Knight has extensive full service human resources leadership experience in public administration and in the private sector with emphasis on HRIS management, payroll, policy development, training, classification and compensation and safety/worker’s compensation.  Most recently, Knight was an HR administrator with King County Department of Public Health.  Prior to that role, she worked as a financial/payroll manager for King County’s Department of Executive Services.  She developed and implemented King County’s HR and Payroll Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plans, negotiated $30 million contracts that included significant savings for King County and researched, developed and provided training and maintenance plans for diversity assurance and succession planning programs at Boeing’s Commercial Airplane Group. Knight has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and History from the University of Washington and has 15 credits toward her master’s in human resources management from California National University.

 

Grace Schultz, Graphic Designer, Public Information Office

Grace Schulz joined the PIO/Advancement team as a graphic designer.  Schulz brings her knowledge and skills to Shoreline from her former work as a graphic designer at the Seattle Times Company, Tulalip Casino, Varsity Communications, Inc. and United Advertising Publications, Inc.  At the Seattle Times, Schulz designed and produced effective high quality advertisements for both the Times, Seattle PI, Pacific Northwest Magazine and HGTV Magazine. She worked as an integral member of a 15-person production team at Parenting Magazine.  Schulz has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Arizona, Tucson as well as studied in the Digital Production for Graphic Design and the multimedia programs at the University of Washington.

 

Delores (Lori) Stephens, Tenure Track Instructor, Nursing, HO/PE Nursing

Delores (Lori) Stephens was a part-time nursing faculty member at Shoreline Community College from 2003-2007.  She also taught in the nursing program at Skagit Valley Community College.  Stephens was a registered nurse at Skagit Valley Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital. She has worked in acute care and on-call and has also experienced working a as a charge nurse on a night shift. Stephens has planned, managed, organized and evaluated fundamental and medical surgical nursing courses with other nursing faculty.  She earned her master’s in nursing and her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Washington, Bothell, earning honors with both her undergraduate and post-graduate work.  Stephens has also worked as a legal nurse consultant. 

 

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