Fond Farewell

Union Executive Director Retires After 16 Years By Barbara Hanfling, AFT 6157 Executive Director I write this from my heart and soul with some tears in my eyes. It has taken me more than two weeks to begin the process of summing up my 16 years here, looking back over the memories, all the accomplishments Read More

Sophia de la Fuente

New case manager responds to student crisis, mental health issues By Debbie Huntze Rooney, SJCC PE/Softball Faculty Sophia de la Fuente is excited to join as San Jose City College’s case manager. She will be leading efforts to manage student mental health initiatives that include prevention and response to student crises, faculty education and support, Read More

Mentor/Mentee KJ’s Outing

ESL faculty receives full-time position By Jessica Breheny, SJCC English Faculty It says a lot about the hard work faculty do when I say that Zerrin Erkal and I could not find a time in our busy schedules to meet off campus. Our planned relaxing outing to get to know each other and talk about Read More

Born/Raised in Canada

Single Payer Benefits By Garry Johnson, AFT 6157 Council of Division Reps, EVC Nursing Faculty “Born and raised in Canada!” These are words that I have often said because I am very proud of my Canadian roots. I was schooled there. I worked there and acquired pension credits until I was in my late 30s. Read More

‘F’ailing Our Women

High-level individuals must be held accountable By Marjorie Clark, EVC Counselor/Psychology and Service-Learning and Public Service Coordinator Recently many courageous women have gone public with allegations of workplace harassment, assault and rape, against very powerful men in Hollywood, media, businesses and even politics. As a result of these high profile accusations, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted Read More

We Will Miss You George

Former Theatre faculty dies of lung cancer By Bill Jacobs, AFT 6157-R Retiree Chair A great light went out when George Forrester died from stage four lung cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 14 , 2017, at the age of 86. George taught speech, drama, film, and acting at both SJCC and EVC; he also directed numerous Read More

Heart and Soul…

AFT 6157 Executive Director Barbara Hanfling Retiring after 16 years of Dedicated Service Hello Folks, Clockwise from top left: Barbara with Frank Espinoza at the March in March 2010; March thru California, 2010; CFT Convention 2012; phone banking in 2012; Barbara with Kieron Connolly at a fundraiser for Paul Fong in 2011; Fighting the Millionaires Read More