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MPC Foundation Faculty and Staff Advancement Awards Spring 2011 Grant Recipients

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The Monterey Peninsula College Foundation is delighted to announce the spring 2011 MPC Foundation Faculty and Staff Advancement Award winners which were presented on May 12, 2011.

There were twenty-nine applicants, representing twenty-six faculty members and three staff members requesting a total of $62,931.  In total, nineteen proposals were awarded funding of $26,500.  Of this amount, $20,000 came from MPC Foundation Board Designated funds as a result of the successful President’s Circle campaign, $2,500 from the Dr. Peggy Downes Baskin Faculty Advancement Awards, $2,000 from the John and Jeanne Logan Memorial Awards and $2,000 that was carried over from fall 2010. The George J. (Bob) Faul Academic Excellence Grant Awards were not distributed this year due to the fluctuating markets. Seventeen grants were fully funded and two were partially funded. Ten grants went towards professional development and nine were in support of instructional materials.  The spring 2011 grant recipients follows:

Kathleen Baker for the Career and Transfer Resource Center

To purchase resource directories and guide books for the Career and Transfer Resource Center to assist current and transferring MPC students.

Brett Enge for the Math Learning Center

To purchase (5) five TI-84 calculators and (5) instructional posters to be used by students utilizing the Math Learning Center.

Adria Gerard for the Reading Center

To purchase (2) two each of the textbooks that classroom reading instructors will be using during the fall 2011 semester in order to have the texts available in the Reading Center for students to check out and use.

Paul Lee for the Culinary Program

To purchase consumable items, equipment and supplies (towel dispensers, cutting boards, aprons, small wares) to be used in MPC’s Culinary Program in order to not only meet learning objectives but also to set the standards for sanitation and safety.

Margaret Niven for the Art Department in Creative Arts Division

To purchase props for still-life drawing and painting assignments that will allow students to learn about and practice perspective, color design and mixing, balance, positive and negative space development in MPC’s Creative Arts classes.

Terria Odom-Wolfer for Supportive Services and Instruction

To purchase a device called an UbiDuo, which will allow for face-to-face communication between students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or communication-impaired and enrolled in classes at MPC and faculty, staff and other students.

Robynn Smith for the Art Department in Creative Arts Division

To purchase equipment (a Macintosh laptop computer, flatbed scanner, digital projector, locking media cart and accessories) to allow delivery of digital images in the Art Department classrooms, give instructors and students the means to scan and manipulate images for research and presentation as well as archive Art Department and Club projects.

Susan Walter for the Counseling Department

To purchase site licenses for SkillsOne to provide students with needed assessments and career information which will allow MPC counselors in providing career counseling to MPC students.

Sandra Washington for the Upward Bound in the TRiO Programs

To purchase (10) ten new netbooks for TRiO students to study, do research, complete homework, apply for colleges and financial aid and work on career preparation.

Martha Casanave, Creative Arts/Photography

To cover hotel and airfare for the f295 Symposium: Further Explorations on the Idea of a 21st Century Photography held in Pittsburgh, PA in June, 2011.

David Clemens, Humanities/English

To offset travel expenses and registration fees to attend the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers Conference in Boston, MA in October, 2011.

Heather Craig, Life Science/Biology

To offset travel expenses and registration fees to attend the 2011 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans, LA.

Carol Holaday, Creative Arts/Art

To cover the registration fee to attend a three-day lecture and hands-on workshop with Robert Ebendorf titled, “Personal Adornments and Jewelry Making with Found Objects” to be held at the Monterey Peninsula College campus in November, 2011.

J. Allston James, Humanities/English

To offset travel expenses and performance tickets to attend productions of “Julius Caesar” and “Measure for Measure” at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and to meet with OSF’s Education Office to discuss educational strategies for Allston’s MPC Shakespeare courses.

Ruth Osorio, Humanities/English Study Skills Center

To help with the registration costs and enrollment to allow her to attend the final two courses for CSU Fullerton’s Postsecondary Reading and Learning certificate program.

Deborah Ruiz, Library and Technology Center

To offset conference and workshop fees to attend the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey, CA in October, 2011.

Gaozong Thao, Student Services/Counseling

To offset registration and travel expenses to attend the Western Association Veterans Education Specialists (WAVES) conference in July, 2011 in Dallas, TX.

Stephanie Tetter, Library and Technology Center

To offset registration and travel expenses to attend the Online Teaching Conference in June, 2011 in Costa Mesa, CA.

Karen Warburton, Life Science/Biology

To obtain formal training in server administration to provide the skills needed to continue support for the technology that supports Life Science programs.