DVC in the News
D V C in the news

For Diablo Valley College Students looking to make their mark in the music industry biz but naive about the process, Michael Aczon is able to show them the ropes. read more


President Barack Obama recognizes DVC and DVC student Jason Reinstedler for winning the USCC National Cyber Competition.  read more


Jim Costa, former DVC professor and part-time assistant track and field/cross country coach, has been inducted into the 2013 5CTA Hall of Fame. read more


Congratulations once again to Lisa Ward, DVC part-time instructor, who continues to amaze in her swim abilities. In the July 12-14 Long Course Master's Swim Championships in San Mateo Lisa placed first in the 45-49 Women's Individual Scores.


DVC and UC Berkeley graduate, Alysse Gallo, is making strides in the world of art and animation. read more


Sonoma State University wanted Mike Harris when he was coming out of Monte Vista High back in 2011 but missed. Two years later, the connection was made and Harris is now a member of the Seawolves. read more


Lisa Ward tied for high point swimmer (ages 45-49) at the 2013 Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championship April 5-7. She had 5 first place and two second place finishes. view scores (scroll down to 45-49 Women Individual Scores)


Shelly Pierson, kinesiology instructor, is featured in the Affordable Colleges Online list of top professors at community colleges. And DVC was featured as one of the Most Affordable Large Community Colleges.


Social Science instructor Mary Ann Irwin was elected Vice President for Community Colleges for the California Conference of the American Association of University Professors. The CA-AAUP promotes the interests of higher education and scholarly research by defending academic freedom, shared governance, and the welfare of California's faculty members.


Lacrosse, as of fall 2012, has a presence in four California community colleges. As word continues to spread about the success of lacrosse at Diablo Valley College, which formed in 2008 and three subsequent programs at Cabrillo College, San Diego Miramar, plus the latest team at Sierra College, players at the other 108 community colleges are beginning to ask the question, "Why not here?" Read more in iJournal:Insights to Student Services


Part-time instructor Lisa Ward has won the Pacific Masters Open Water Title for 2012 in the 45-49 age group.


DVC and President Peter Garcia are referenced in the Los Angeles Times article, Community colleges' promise meets bitter reality.

Read more in The Los Angeles Times (national daily newspaper).


DVC professor Doré Ripley was featured in a story about female comics enthusiasts. Graphic Novel Reporter

And in a related story, a piece in Graphic Novel Reporter discussed the winners of DVC's James O'Keefe Annual Prize for Graphic Literature 


American community colleges offer international students a cheaper entry point into their higher education pursuits...

For instance, the tuition and fees at Diablo Valley College in Northern California are nearly $6,000 for 24 credits, while it costs more than $16,500 for the same number of credits at nearby San Jose State University.

Read more in US. News & World Report.


Dr. Timothy P. White, a DVC alum, has been selected as the new chancellor for the California State University system. Read more in the Mercury News, California State University press release, and California Community Colleges press release.

Read about Dr. Timothy P. White at DVC.


Budget cut have hit community college students hard. Peter Garcia is interviewed in this story about how the budget cuts have affected students. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Former DVC athlete and USC defensive end Morgan Breslin's play does the talking. Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

Read about Morgan Breslin at DVC.


DVC math professor Katrina Keating and Skyline college math professor Tadashi Tsuchida have co-written and self-published a book called No Lunch, No Money, No Rice: The Pursuit of Education in Asia, about the struggles of many students in rural Southeast Asia. Read more in The Inquirer.


Toru Sugita and his students showcase printmaking techniques at an exhibit in the DVC library. Read more in the Contra Costa Times.


Career Technical Education (CTE) – Contra Costa County California Leads the Way! Listen to an interview with Kim Schenk, Dean of Career Technical Education and Economic Development.


Sheri Stockdale, Physical Education and Dance faculty, will be honored by Contra Costa Commission. Read more in the Vallejo Times-Herald.


Susan Skilton, Foreign Languages part-time faculty, placed first in the 2011 United States Masters Swimming "Go the Distance" for her age and gender group. Read about the competition in the Lamorinda Weekly.


Josephine (Jo) Mele, DVC's Emeritus College Executive Director, is the mother of two children and grandmother of four. Jo has researched Asperger's Syndrome extensively since her grandson's diagnosis. Read about her research at Parents.com.


Pleasant Hill Council selects John Hanecak as mayor. Read more in the Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle.


The 2011-12 Diablo Valley College Vikings may be the team to get head coach Steve Coccimiglio over the hump and to the Final Four for the first time in his illustrious career. Read the Yahoo! Sports article.


DVC's Rory Snyder was in the news. Read more in the Martinez News-Gazette.


Steve Bishop, a first baseman for DVC baseball 1990-1991 who then transferred to UC Riverside, is in the movie 'Moneyball'. He plays David Justice, the ball player who played on many teams, ending with the A's in 2002. Read about 'Moneyball' and the David Justice/Steve Bishop connection in the Contra Costa Times.


DVC adjunct faculty member, Yvonne Lefort, recently developed and taught a program at UC Berkeley to aid spouses of international students transition into American life. Read about the program in the Daily Californian and UC Berkeley News Center.


Vikings are making a difference in the community. Read about the Viking Football program and their community service project on the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) website.


DVC's Penny Warner will be signing copies of her new book at Clayton library. Read about it in the Mercury News. Read more. . .


Diablo Valley College marketing department's posters, brochures and more on display. Read about it in the Contra Costa Times. Read more. . .


DVC's Steve Coccimiglio gets 500th victory. Read about him in the Contra Costa Times. Read more. . .


DVC’s Beth Hauscarriague was profiled in the news. Read about her in the Mercury News. Read more. . .


Read the Inside Bay Area story about the Vikings lacrosse team. Read more. . .
CORRECTION: St. Mary’s College, led by coach Colin Knightly, a DVC student, and three former Viking Lacrosse players won the WCLL Division II Championship last spring.


DVC’s garden was in the news. Read about in the Contra Costa Times. Read more. . .


Carolyn Seefer was a guest columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle Travel section, “Just Back From”. Read her comments about her recent visit to China. Read more. . .



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