Thirty Faculty Members Retire After Devoting a Total of 829 Years to Saddleback!

The faculty of Saddleback College are a select and distinguished group of individuals who have committed themselves to one of the most valued and revered professions.  Respected for their commitment to academic pursuits and higher education, our faculty are well known throughout our community and are cherished on our campus for their academic achievements and enduring dedication to our students.

This is a bitter sweet time of year, as we say good-bye to our retiring faculty who have often spent decades at Saddleback College, committing themselves to their students and the continuous improvement of their programs.  These faculty, who have been elevated to the status of professor emeritus, will be missed for their many contributions to our college.

Together, the following retiring faculty have spent a total of 829 years of full-time teaching at Saddleback College, with many spending additional years as associate faculty, administrators, and classified staff :

Division of Advanced Technology and Applied Science
Zane Johnson, Horticulture, 36 years
Ken Patton, RapidTech Center, 10 years

Division of Counseling Services and Special Programs
Jo Ann Alford, 26 years
Pete Espinosa, 31 years
Miki Mikolajczak, 31 years

Division of Business Science and Economic & Workforce Development
Walter DeAguero, Accounting, 27 years
Carolyn Gillay, Computer Information Management, 27 years
Linda Newell, Business, 20 years

Emeritus Institute
Claudia Cline,  Physical Education, 22 years

Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology
Patrick Fennel, Theater Arts, 32 years
Terry Newman, Music, 35 years (with five additional years as a part-time instructor)

Division of Health Sciences and Human Services
Alda Babusek, Nursing, 32 years
Barbara Belyea, Nursing, 29 years
Ginny Giguere, Nursing, 31 years
Susan Nawa-Raridon, Nursing, 27 years
Danuta Zakrzewski, Nursing, 32 years

Division of Kinesiology and Athletics
Nancy Besette, Health Education, 35 years
John Hodges, Kinesiology and Baseball Coach, 22 years

Division of Liberal Arts and Learning Resources
Cheryl Altman, Reading, 22 years
Brenda Bruno, English, 25 years
Petrina Friede, German, 32 years
Jill Lagatta, Reading, 6 years
Jeanne Mazique, English, 21 years
Mike Reed, Journalism, 26 years
Kathleen Smith, ESL, 21 years

Division of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
Christina Carol, Computer Science, 30 years
Robert Parsons, Physics, 43 years
William Summers, Mathematics, 26 years
Kazumitsu (Kaz) Tarui, Mathematics, 31 years

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bob Ferguson, Psychology, 41 years

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