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 MentorLinks 2014-2016 Cohort 

MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education
Mentee Colleges and Mentor Teams
2014-2016

AACC wishes to congratulate the following community college and mentor teams selected for the 2014-2016 MentorLinks Program.

Harrisburg Area Community College, PA
Building and Sustaining the GIS Workforce in Central Pennsylvania

Nicole Ernst, Assistant Professor, Geospatial Technology
Sheila Ciotti, Interim Vice President, Harrisburg Campus

Mentor: Vince DiNoto, Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives, Jefferson Community and Technical College, KY

Irvine Valley College, CA
Bio Tech Training with Emphasis on Microbial Ecology

Emalee MacKenzie, Biology Instructor
Lianna Zhao, Dean, Math, Sciences & Engineering

Mentor: Vivian Ngan-Winward, Director, Biomanufacturing Program, Salt Lake Community College, UT

Kapi'olani Community College, HI
Engineering Technology Program Development in the Pacific

Maria Bautista, Department Chair, Math & Sciences
Aaron Hanai, Instructor, Engineering

Mentor: David M. Hata, Consultant, TEMPlaTe Educational Consulting, OR

Mohave Community College, AZ
The Common Technical Manufacturing Core: Leveraging Skill-sets in the Manufacturing Sector

Danny Goodwin, Resident Faculty, Certified Production Technician Program
Jason Gee, Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education

Mentor: David Alsip, Division Chair, Madisonville Community College, KY

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, SC
Developing a Cybersecurity Certificate Option at OCtech

Richard Murphy, Dean of Computer, Engineering, and Advanced Manufacturing
Latrice Singletary, Program Coordinator, Computer Technology

Mentor: Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Executive Director of Education Technology Policy, Research and Outreach, CyberWatch, Prince George's Community College, MD

Patrick Henry Community College, VA
Community Fab Lab Utilization to Increase STEM Students

Rhonda Hodges, Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Matthew Wade, Fab Lab Coordinator

Mentor: Jim Hyder, Internal Evaluation and Industry Liaison, Southwest Center for Microsystems Education,
University of New Mexico, NM

Shoreline Community College, WA
The Clean Energy Technology Scale-Up Program

Louise Petruzzella, Faculty, Clean Energy Technology
Susan Hoyne, Dean of Science, Mathematics, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Energy

Mentor: Ken Walz, Chemistry and Engineering Instructor, Madison Area Technical College, WI

Texas State Technical College Harlingen, TX
Recruiting, Retaining, and Graduating Students to Automotive Technology Programs

Abel Castillo, Program Chair, Instructor Automotive Technology
Adan Gutierrez, Industrial Division Director

Mentor: Serita Acker, Director, Women in Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, SC

Tri-County Technical College, SC
Online Learning Via Virtual and Distance Labs

Amanda Orzechowski, Faculty, Engineering and Industrial Technology
Douglas Allen, Department Chair, Industrial Technology

Mentor: Gordon Snyder, Associate Director, National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, MA

Virginia Western Community College, VA
Improving Biotechnology Education for Successful Technician Training (I-BESTT)

Stacie Deaver, Assistant Professor, Biology
Amy White, Assistant Dean, School of Science, Technology, Math and Engineering

Mentor:Bart Gledhill, Deputy Director & Co-PI, Bio-Link, CA

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