2022 Classified Appreciation Week

Cynthia Gordon da Cruz
Faculty Coordinator of Institutional Research
Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

"There are so many classified professional with whom I work on a regular basis who give so much to our college. Thank you Na Liu, Indra L. Joe, Heather Hernandez, Noell Adams, Nicole Albrecht, Anamarie Navarro, Maria Rodriguez-Larrain, Terra Lee, Lannibeth Calvillo, Angela Castellanos, Sienna Dalton, Cheree Manicki, Christine Herrera, Kirti Reddy, Rachael Tupper-Eoff, Katrin Field, Virginia Criswell and many many more (!) for making our campus run, tri-chairing shared governance committees, refining processes, leading change, and supporting Chabot students and employees."

Frances Fon
Counselor/Instructor/Faculty Coordinator
Transfer Center/Counseling

"So many to appreciate in the joint work of educating and supporting students toward success from all areas and divisions. Every opportunity extended to transfer students can require support from M&O, Reprographics, the Office of the President, program assistants. It really takes a village so a sincere appreciation and thank you to our classified professionals from Frances and the Transfer Center. THANK YOU!!!"

Liisa Pine Schoonmaker
Welding Instructor
Welding Technology

"I can't thank the classified professionals that support the Welding Department enough. Claire, Seto, Ron, and Kaela jump through so many hoops regularly to ensure that Chabot has a well-running, well-equipped, and well-functioning Weld Lab. I appreciate all that you accomplish on top of serving the needs of the other Departments in our Division. Special shout out to Claire, who has worn far too many hats at the same time in the last few years while looking great doing it. She is an efficiency machine packed inside a rainbow."

Bradon Wilson
Interim Director
Campus Safety

Michael R. Lai
MOVEMENT Counselor/Coordinator
Special Programs Counseling

"I would like to send a special Thank you to the APIEA and MOVEMENT classified professionals. Anamarie, Alan, Cristina, Liz, Jean, Many Ann, Nicole, Andrew, Kirti, Rozen, Lan, Na, Amelia, Silvino, Cresali, and many others. You all are truly the driving force behind building up our Asian American and Pacific Islander community at Chabot College. Thank you all so much and I look forward to continuing to build together."

Nathaniel Rice

Paulette Lino
Director of Admissions & Records
Admissions & Records

Don Carlson
Dean, Applied Technology and Business
Applied Technology and Business

"There are currently five classified professionals in the Applied Technology and Business Division. Each of the staff members provides a solid foundation for the programs they support that is essential for student success. I am grateful to each of the staff member for their excellent work and dedication to the college and its mission. Thank you to Claire, Kaela, Jessica, Ron and Setrag for your outstanding contributions."

Brian Goo
Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

"I would like to express a big THANK YOU to all of the classified here at Chabot! Classified Professionals are the glue that keeps the institution running and without you all, Chabot would definitely not be the same. As a former Classified Professional and Classified Senate president, I know the hard work, dedication, and institutional knowledge that comes with your positions. I would like to give a special shout out to all the classified tri-chairs and members that participate in the shared governance process. Your service to the institution is greatly appreciated and does not go unseen. Thank you for all that you do for Chabot!"

Dale Wagoner
Vice President of Administrative Services
Administrative Services

"Expressing my appreciation for all the hard-working classified professionals across the campus for the work done this year under difficult circumstances.

Specifically in my area of influence:

To Bookstore staff, and Campus Safety who were here on campus every day as essential workers.
To Business Services, Reprographics, Switchboard for keeping the College running smoothly.
To Performing Arts Center Staff for making the "show go on" even in the MOST difficult of circumstances.
To our Mentor Teacher folks, who are just coming on board...welcome to the best place to work...

And to Liz O., as my tri-chair on FIT for keeping us on point and on task in committee.
And to Angela for making sure I was right place, right time always.
And to Kirti for making sure I was on top of the President's deadlines even when I wasn't...

thanks for all you do for Chabot College."

Wayland Wong
Counselor Assistant I
DSPS: Accessibility Center for Education

"It's a pleasure to serve such a dynamic team, wishing to meet with the rest of the members soon."

Kathy Medina
Director of Financial Aid
Fabulous Financial Aid Office!

"Whenever someone asks me the best part about working at Chabot, I always think first: It's the people. I have worked w/ so many Classified Professionals over these past 20 years, and am grateful for the experiences. Thank you Safety & Security, M&O, Business Office, Academic Services and Divisions, and ALL the wonderful folks in Student Services!!"

Terri T. Anderson
Student Equity & Success Director
Student Services

Deonne Kunkel Wu
Dean of Arts, Media and Communication

"Thank you! We owe the work to you!"

Heather Hernandez
Classified Senate President, Library Services Specialist

"On behalf of the Classified Senate, it is my honor recognize and thank the Classified Appreciation Week Planning Team: ShelleyRae Corpus, Anamarie Navarro, Virginia Criswell, Rochelle Duran, Sarah Flores, Nicole Albrecht, and Christine Herrera. I, as well as our classified professional colleagues, appreciate your support, commitment, and leadership. You are all outstanding classified leaders on our campus and we are very lucky to work with you each day. Special thank you to Kirti Reddy, Wing Kam, and our Chabot College Administrators for organizing these kind messages of support!"

Michael Robert Lai

"I would like to send a special Thank you to our classified professionals within counseling (and the larger student services). As a counselor, it would be impossible to our work without the support of our classified professionals. We share in the same mission of serving our students and each of us bring a unique and important lens and role to student success and wellness. Thank you to Kenya, Osibisa, Lakesha, Regina, Stefanie, Stacey, Wafa, Bionca, Katrin, K, and many others. Thank you."

Debbie Trigg
Dean of Counseling
General Counseling

Neva Bandelow
California Early Childhood Mentor Program

"Thank you to all the classified employees who have helped me, as a new Director, to understand Chabot College and District processes. Your patience, understanding and know-how have been extremely beneficial to our program. CEMCP is grateful for all that you do. A special shout out to our newest employee, Vanessa Dilks! You have hit the ground running, and I am grateful."

Jamal Cooks
Vice President of Academic Services
Academic Services

Diane Zuliani

"Thank you Kathleen Stanley! You are remarkable! I really don't know how one single person can keep so many others afloat, but you never fail to, and you do it all with delightful, cheeky humor. We couldn't be more fortunate over here in AM&C...we've got a real pro AND a good egg keeping us all on track. Thank you for everything you do, for everyone, everyday, always!"

Adam Hathaway
Applied Technology and Business

"Thank you to any and all Classified Professionals that have helped to make working at Chabot look, well, professional. Extra special thanks to: Claire Bailey, Ron Decker, Seto Tashijan, Christy Davis, Christina Read, Alex Clark, Wing Kam, Meagan Parker, and Dara Greene!"

Robert (Bobby) Nakamoto
Social Sciences

Nancy Cheung
Faculty, Program Director
Dental Hygiene

"My deepest gratitude and appreciation for every Classified Professional at Chabot. Thank you Kim Cao, Janet Rosillo, Marlene Gomez, Kirti Reddy, Christine Herrera, Cheree Manicki, Angela Castellanos, Bella Witt, Kathleen Stanley, Claire Bailey, Christina Read, Hilda Arriaga and Campus Safety Team, Craig and Sara (reprographics), Mario Zarate, Miguel Angel, Alex Clark and Team, Daryl Fabian, Mario Orozco, A&R evaluators (Jean, Rozen, Linda and more), M&O. The list is endless (apologies if I left anyone's name off). Thank you for everything you do."

Trish Shannon

"Our classified professionals often "seem" invisible, but that's just not true. Our classified professionals keep our infrastructure running. It is rarely glamorous or visible, but all of the work each of you does matters. I appreciate each and every one of you."

Patricia Molina
Special Programs and Services

Roam Romagnoli
Interim Dean of Language Arts
Language Arts

Safiyyah Forbes
Science and Math

"My deeps gratitude to our talented, patience and hardworking Classified Professional, you are the enginee that makes this ship (Chabot) run smoothly.

Special shot out to Kim B. who always goes above and beyond to ensure that I am on track, and faculty and students are well supported. To the Science and Math lab technicians thank you all for another year of great work in helping our students accomplish their academic goals.

Thank you for always being present and supportive to our students, faculty and each other."

Lisa Ulibarri
English Faculty & WRAC Center Coordinator
Language Arts Division

"Thank you to the Chabot Classified Professionals! You are the heart of Chabot College.
Much love and gratitude to Sienna Dalton who keeps the Language Arts Division in line and functioning. We appreciate you!
Mad props to the Learning Connection Team - Rachael Tupper-Eoff, Anamarie Navarro, Andrew Leung, Roland Belcher, and Mary Love - thank you for keeping tutoring thriving in any medium and supporting the academic success of our students.
Tremendous thanks to the Online Learning/Canvas Support Team, Christy Davis Rosa and Blessing Morris, for supporting the ever-changing demands of online learning.
Huge appreciation for Kathleen Stanley for all that you do for Faculty Senate and COOL. You are an integral part of both committees, and we couldn't function without you.
Big thanks to Cassondra Reinsel and Megan Parker from Academic Services for dealing with the madness that is scheduling and ZTC/LTC identification.
Utmost respect and appreciation for Alternate Media Specialist, Thomas Dowrie for helping to ensure our classes are accessible for all learners and for raising accessibility awareness across campus.
Finally, many thanks to Kirti Reddy and Christine Herrera for the countless things that you do for the Chabot community."

See 2021 Classified Appreciation Messages