Facebook12Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) awarded tenure to seven faculty members at the Board of Trustees meeting on March, 13, 2018. Three of the faculty members are alumni of SPSCC.Liza Rendon, center, smiles as tenure recipients are congratulated at a reception on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Rendon received tenure for a faculty position in psychology. Photo courtesy: SPSCCIn order to be awarded tenure at SPSCC, faculty members must satisfactorily perform required instructional and non-instructional work within their assigned area of discipline, such as course instruction, curriculum design, service work, and more over the course of three years. During this time, their performance is under review by a Probationary Review Committee that reports to the Board of Trustees. At the end of three successful years, the Board can grant the award of tenure.Liza BrennerArt ProfessorLiza Brenner teaches art history, drawing, painting, and other fine arts. Recently, her work “A Legacy of Observation” was included in a juried exhibition at Edinboro University. Liza received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.Tim MadeleyAccounting ProfessorTimothy (Tim) Madeley teaches accounting, business, and small business classes. He will be teaching business classes in SPSCC’s new Craft Brewing and Distilling program beginning in Fall Quarter 2018. Tim received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Puget Sound and his Master of Arts from Antioch University.Faculty members who were awarded tenure stand to be recognized during at reception on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Photo courtesy: SPSCCLiza RendonPsychology ProfessorLiza Rendon teaches psychology, diversity, and personality theories classes. She earned her Associate in Arts from South Puget Sound Community College, her Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College, and her Master of Arts from Saint Martin’s University.Melanie SheltonBaking and Pastry Arts ProfessorMelanie Shelton teaches baking and pastry arts classes. In 2017, she spent several weeks in Paris studying French methods of baking, confections, and more. Melanie earned her Associate in Technical Arts from South Puget Sound Community College; she is a former co-owner of The Bearded Lady Food Company in Olympia.Amy WarrenOffice Administration ProfessorAmy Warren teaches business communication, office procedures, and classes focused on the Microsoft Office Suite. She earned her Associate in Arts from Green River College, her Bachelor of Science from University of Phoenix, and her Master in Education from Western Washington University.Alex WittmannAutomotive ProfessorAlexander (Alex) Wittmann teaches fuels, ignition systems, steering, suspension, and brake systems classes. After earning his Automotive Technology Certificate in 2010, Alex entered the industry and opened his own automotive repair business. He also began teaching classes at SPSCC. Alex earned his Associate in Arts for South Puget Sound Community College.Bin Zhang received tenure as a communications faculty member at SPSCC. Photo courtesy: SPSCCBin ZhangCommunication Studies ProfessorBin Zhang teaches interpersonal and intercultural communication, introduction to communication, small group communication, and Chinese classes. He has been featured in several academic publications and, in 2016, he received an International Curriculum Mini Grant from NIEA. Bin earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at Northeast Normal University and his Ph. D. from Southern Illinois University.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–Last with a quarter mile to run, Kobe’s Back came rolling through the lane to take Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Carlos Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Gary Stevens. Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s CRK Stable and trained by Peter Eurton, favored Kobe’s Back covered the seven furlong San Carlos in 1:22.20.Saturday’s win by the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Flatter followed another last to first thriller in the Grade II, six furlong Palos Verdes Stakes on Feb. 7 and thus represented his first back-to-back stakes triumph in his 18th overall start.“It’s the best he’s ever broken (from the starting gate),” said Stevens. I’ve been aboard him in a couple of workouts in the mornings before his last race and again last week, and there have been a few times that he’s wanted to go after horses in front of him and I’ve let him. What I found out is that he’s not only a great stretch runner, but he’s a good turn runner.“And that wasn’t the case last year. With a little time off and the addition of blinkers, it’s made him a lot more focused…I knew at the half mile pole that they were all in deep water and that’s a pretty good feeling.”Breaking from the far outside in a field of eight older horses, Kobe’s back was off at 2-1 and paid $6.00, $3.60 and $2.60. With the winner’s share of $180,000, he increased his earnings to $952,250.“Did you see how he came out of the gate?” said Eurton. “He broke too fresh, and that was good. He’s just good right now. He’s the best he’s been in so long. Gary hustled him a little bit and then he kind of let him fall back. He’ll probably run next at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (May 7, in the Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs).”Ridden by Tyler Baze, Coastline rallied gamely for the place, finishing a half length in front of Calculator. Off at 13-1, Coastline paid $9.60 and $4.20.Calculator, with Flavien Prat up, completed the all-grey trifecta and paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.79, 45.16 and 1:09.84.
FLAVIEN PRAT, WITH HONORS, SECOND: “She ran great. I wish I was on the outside but she ran great. First time on with her. She was really brave to come back at the end and I felt that she was kind of tired but she just tried hard and did everything right.” TRAINER QUOTES KEITH DESORMEAUX, WITH HONORS, SECOND: “I think it was a complete difference in style here. I concentrated on freshening this horse after her win at Del Mar (Sept. 5 one mile Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes), I didn’t drill her in the mornings. We came up a bit short today, but it puts her in a position to run a big race on Breeders’ Cup day and that’s the goal.“She is going to run on dirt in the Breeders’ Cup unless I completely get overruled by the owners, the jockey, and the conglomerate that runs the show. She’s definitely going to run on dirt.“If you watch the race again, you can see that she wasn’t straining to be up there (on the lead.) For her to set that kind of pace, and to do it under control is a beautiful thing to see and, with a race like that, we don’t have to worry.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, NOTED AND QUOTED, WINNER: “I have to give Bob (Baffert) a lot of credit for this. I have ridden both (of Baffert’s fillies entered in the Chandelier, (the other American Cleopatra) and I started off wanting to ride American Cleopatra because I thought (with her pedigree) she might be the better filly but I don’t think she really wants to go two turns. Baffert told me that he thought I might want to stay on Noted and Quoted because she was going to be prepared to run the mile and a sixteenth. And, he was right. American Cleopatra was right next to me but Stewart (Elliott, on American Cleopatra) didn’t have enough horse and mine was the better horse today.” JOCKEY QUOTES BOB BAFFERT, NOTED AND QUOTED, WINNER: “When they turned for home, I thought, ‘That’s a good filly (With Honors) that ran second.’ I have a lot of respect for her. (Noted and Quoted) is a very slight filly. I don’t have to do a lot with her, but the fact that she’s already proved she can go two turns, that’s what we were trying to find out with her. I’m pretty proud of her effort, because she ran against a really great filly.” NOTES: The winning owner is Peter Fluor of Houston who races as Speedway Stable, LLC..-30-