Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium - California Community Colleges, Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

Excellence Awards Past Winners

Annual Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium Excellence Awards
Honoring individuals and organizations within the region for their excellence in leadership, excellence in partnership, and excellence in teaching.

2011 - 2012 | 2012 - 2013 | 2013 - 2014 | 2014 - 2015 | 2015 - 2016 | 2016 - 2017

2011 - 2012


Name of Awardee Title/Position School/Organization Award
Dr. Kelly Hall Professor of Business College of the Desert Teaching
Dave Molloy Operations Manager American Medical Response Partnership
Dr. Hassan Halati Chair, Technology and Operations Management Department California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Partnership
Paul VanHulle Associate Professor, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technology Norco College Partnership
Brenda Lussier Chief Deputy of Human Resources, Riverside County Superior Courts Partnership
Jorge Tostado Vice President of Human Resources Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Partnership
Dr. Matthew K. Isaac Executive Director, Economic Development and Corporate Training Division, San Bernardino Community College District Leadership
Judy Perry Associate Professor, Simulation and Game Development Norco College Leadership
Battalion Chief Steven Shaw and Battalion Chief Jeff Veik Battalion Chief CalFire Leadership

2012 - 2013


Name of Awardee Title/Position School/Organization Award
Bruce Painter Solar Photovoltaic Technology, Victor Valley College Teaching
Diane Cline Nursing Instructor Victor Valley College Teaching
Douglas Redman Automotive and Advanced Transportation (AAT) Instructor College of the Desert Teaching
Elmano Alves Industrial Electricity Instructor Chaffey College Teaching
Rod Hoover Human Resource Manager Californai Steel Industries Inc Partnership
Robert Levesque Workforce Development Manager San Bernardino Community College District Partnership
Ashley Etchison Employment Placement Coordinator Norco College Partnership
Wallace Brithinee Business Owner Brithinee Electric Leadership
Robert Levesque Workforce Development Manager San Bernardino Community College District Leadership
Larry McLaughlin Director of Advanced Transportation Technology and Energy Center College of the Desert Leadership
Sherm Taylor Automotive Technology Instructor Chaffey College Leadership
George Walters Project Director of National Center for Supply Chain Technology Norco College Leadership

2013 - 2014


Name of Awardee Title/Position School/Organization Award
Thomas J. Kennedy Department Chair-Chemistry Victor Valley College Teaching
Berchman “Ken” Melancon Diesel Program Instructor San Bernardino Valley College Teaching
Betty Baluski Assistant Professor of Nursing and coordinator of the Nursing Simulation and Skills Lab, College of the Desert Teaching
Timothy F. Rayburn Supervising Land Surveyor & Trig-Star Coordinator Riverside/San Bernardino California Land Surveyors Association Partnership
Deanna (Trussell) Krehbiel Assistant Manager Workforce Development San Bernardino Community College Districtg Partnership
Kingsbury Elementary School Principal Todd Flowers/ Faculty & Staff Redlands Unified School District Kingsbury Elementary School Partnership
Dunlap Elementary School Principal Lindy Ward, Faculty & Staff, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District Dunlap Elementary School Partnership
Sandy Harmsen Executive Director of the SB County Workforce Investment Board & Director of the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Dept. Partnership
Keith Shaner Contract Education Coordinator Victory Valley College Leadership
Kathy Dutton Director, Employment Development & Community Education Chaffey College Leadership
John Sweet Department Chair-Industrial Technology Victory Valley College Leadership
Anthony Bonato Chair-Construction Technology Victory Valley College Leadership
Susan Crowley Business Development Assistant Riverside Community College District Leadership
Patricia Carlson Industry Liaison Riverside Community College District Leadership

2014 - 2015


Name of Awardee Title/Position School/Organization Award
Jeff Drozd Adjunct Faculty Copper Mountain College Teaching
Roland O'Neal Industrial Maintenance & Technology Instructor Barstow Community College Teaching
International Rectifier Rick Glasmann, Vice President & General Manager Glenn Jones, Senior Manager, Human Resources Learning & Development, Americas International Rectifier Partnership
Premier Medical Transportation Garfield Pennix, Manager Premier Medical Transportation Partnership
Renova Solar Vincent Battaglia, President Renova Solar Partnership
Eric Blaine Automotive Technology Instructor Barstow Community College Partnership
Cristina Bradley RTF Grant Administrator San Bernardino Community College District Partnership
Alan Braggins Deputy Sector Navigator for ICT/Digital San Bernardino Community College District Partnership
Kelley Johnson Program Director/Co-Chair Victor Valley College Partnership
Lori Sanchez Center of Excellence Director Chaffey College Partnership
Melynie Schiel Professor Copper Mountain College Partnership
Wendy Zinn CTE Project Manager San Bernardino Community College District Partnership
Maggi Dunsmore Professor Victor Valley College Leadership
John Jaramillo Dean, Applied Science and Business College of the Desert Leadership
Nance Nunes-Gill Child Development Instructor/SLO Coordinator Barstow Community College Leadership
Debbie Smith Community Training Coordinator Chaffey College Leadership
Teri Safranek Director (Interim), Continuing Education and Workplace Training Mt. San Jacinto College Leadership

2015 - 2016


Name of Awardee Title/Position School/Organization Award
Paul O'Connell Director & Department Chair Riverside City Collge Teaching
Mr. Kim Lytle Adjunct Photography Instructor Barstow Community College Teaching
James Banks Department Chair, Health, Human and Public Services Moreno Valley College Teaching
Andre Ramos Adjunct Instructor Moreno Valley College Teaching
Ken Eaves DSN Advanced Manufacturing California Community Colleges based at Chaffey College Partnership
James Eder Regional Sales Manager - Western USA Draeger Safety, Inc. Partnership
Susanne Mata K-14 Pathways - Regional Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) Mt. San Jacinto College Partnership
Kathleen Steele Curriculum Design - Professional Development San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools CTE Support Services - ROP Partnership
Rick Pettit HR Specialist for Technical Recruiting and Training Californai Steel Industries Inc Partnership
Albert Maniaol Division Dean, Applied Technology and Culinary Arts San Bernardino Valley College Partnership
Dr. Kevin J. Fleming Dean of Instruction, Career and Technical Education Norco College Leadership
Dr. Phong Nguyen Medical Director Redlands-Yucaipa Medical Group Leadership
Joy Haerens Dean, Business and Applied Technology Chaffey College Leadership
Sandi Thomas Dean of Instruction - CTE/WED Barstow Community College Leadership

2016 - 2017


Winners will be announced at the 6th Annual Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium Excellence Awards.