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Chaparral 2014-2015: 23.1 Milestones

MaryElizabeth Barrett

 Barrett Tuttobene, son of MaryElizabeth Barrett (DSPS),  is enjoying his second tour abroad with his musical partner in crime in their two man math rock group, 100 Onces.  They are spending 29 days playing 25 gigs in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.  In a recent review of a large festival that they played, my son was called a "brash confidence oozer playing inexplicable riffs." The band was also named one of the top 5 bands of the festival.  He comes home the end of September, spends a few weeks, and then heads off on a national tour.  

Image:  Barrett Tuttobene at the ArcTangent Music Festival in England being crowd surfed while he plays.

Byron Delto

Evan Anthony Delto

On Septemer 9, Evan Anthony Delto was born weighing 7lbs. 8oz.  Byron Delto (Music), and Clare Delto (Music), are once again proud parents.  Their daughter Grace, now 2 years and 4 months old, is thrilled to be a big sister.

Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton (Noncredit ESL) recently published an article in the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) newsletter. In it, she describes GCC’s new vocational ESL program. Read more about the program here.

Theresa Lorch

Theresa Lorch
(Kinesiology) filed her dissertation on social capital in learning communities at community colleges and graduated from UCLA's department of Higher Education and Organizational Change. Here's what Theresa said about her accomplishment:Teresa Lorch

"This accomplishment came about when I met an instructor from that department at UCLA while I was up at Bruin Woods (Lake Arrowhead Conference Center) with my family. She encouraged me to visit Moore Hall at UCLA explained how to apply and transfer units over from my Masters from Azusa Pacific University. When I hesitated to invest the time, energy, and finances, Dr. Davitt encouraged me to go for it. I was able to tell him I was "All But Filed" (ABF) when he came to the most recent employee recognition awards and he directed me to finish what I started. I finally did! Subsequently, I am now performing the role of Student Equity Cordinator at Glendale Community College in addition to celebrating 15 years of instructing as an adjunct in Kinesiology."

Lynne McGrath

In August 2014, Lynne McGrath (Library) appeared as Lady Britomart Undershaft in Cal Tech’s EXPLICIT production of George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara.

Rick Perez

Sabrina Perez, daughter of Dr. Perez (Vice President of Student Services), transferred to CSU Bakersfield to play softball.

Tuyetdong Phan-Yamada

Tuyetdong Phan-Yamada (Mathematics) is one of three GCC faculty members awarded a JPL Externship this summer (along with Ryun Hovind and Shelley Shaul-Regalado). This month, Tuyetdong's GeoGebra graphs appear on the cover page of MathAMATYC Educator.  

Rosemarie Shamieh

Rosemarie Shamieh (Continued Ed. Business) received her Specialized Certificate in Teaching Online from UC, San Diego--Extension. For information on the curriculum/courses etc. follow the link:

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor's (English) son, Matt Taylor's story "No More Horses," which was published in Narrative Magazine a few months ago as story of the week, has now been selected been selected as one of the top five stories of the year.

For those who might like to read it, go to and click on the archive link. (It will ask you to register, but that just means letting them send the magazine to your email for free).

David Yamanoto

David Yamamoto's (Photography) work will be exhibited in a group show at CSU Long Beach. The symposium/exhibition, "Excess and Access: The Photographic Condition," will examine the shifting nature of photographic practices. Show closes September 25, 2014.

Yamamoto's work will also be in the group show, "Over There (and Back)," at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College from October 12, 2014 to. November 20, 21014, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626.


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