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2015 January 19 - 07:28 pm

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Cuyamaca College’s (Calif) past presidents are now part of campus history for all to see after the unveiling of four framed portraits in pencil. Wallace F. Cohen (1977-1983); Samuel M. Ciccati (1984-1993); Sherrill L. Amador (1994- 2001); and Geraldine M. Perri (2002- 2008), were honored for their years of service and contributions to the college at a reception hosted by current President Mark Zacovic. Commissioned to draw the portraits was Arcadia artist James A. Hanna, who worked from formal photographs of the past presidents. The 22-by-24 inch drawings at Cuyamaca College now hang in the president’s conference room in the F Building. Ciccati credited Cohen as founding president for creating a warm and familial culture at the campus that exists to this day.

Three new members of the Lone Star College System Board of Trustees recently were sworn in. Alton Smith represents District 3, Art Murillo represents District 4 and Ken E. Lloyd represents District 9. Board members are elected to single-member districts and are volunteers who serve without pay. The three were elected by LSC voters on Nov. 4 as part of the general election. Kevin Bailey, a former member of the Texas House of Representatives who represented the 140th District in Houston, conducted the oath of office ceremony for the new board members. Board members, representing nine single-member districts, are elected by citizens in the LSC service area in November of even-numbered years and serve terms of six years each. The terms are staggered so not all districts are decided in the same year.

At the Henry Ford College (Mich.) Board of Trustees meeting, HFC honored three retiring trustees: Chairman Hussein A. Berry, Vice Chairman James H. Schoolmaster and Trustee Pamela L. Adams. HFC President Stan Jensen presented them with a certificate of appreciation, as well as a custom-made timepiece. Berry, Schoolmaster and Adams did not seek re-election this year. Combined, the three members have more than 30 years of service on the board, which also services the Dearborn Public Schools. Adams is the longest-serving board member. She served for the past 18 years. Schoolmaster has been on the board for 13 years, and Berry for five years.

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