DVC in the News

Dr. Jill Biden speaks at sold-out East Bay Women’s Conference

Life at Diablo Valley College – Taking the Road Less Traveled from Dublin High School

Understanding Indigenous Innovation in Rural West Africa: Challenges to Diffusion of Innovations Theory and Current Social Innovation Practice

Contra Costa college board makes ‘sanctuary’ status official

Life in a Community College: To the Top and Back Again (without the debt)

East Bay Times interviews DVC pastry chef Masumi Kodama

DVC professor Amer Araim, former UN diplomat, writes in East Bay Times about why voters should learn more about the UN's achievements

DVC Art Gallery exhibits prison inmate's works

Contra Costa County: Community College student scorecard yields mixed results

Jean Lundbom selected for prestigious English language teaching fellowship by U.S. Department of State

College students’ DIY film fest catches fire

DVC art faculty Leo Bersamina featured in Walnut Creek Magazine

DVC students Kelsey Leonard and Brandon James receive Athlete of the Month honors from the CCCAA

Contra Costa County: Her education will benefit an entire village, says PG&E scholarship winner

DVC student is one of this year's Scott Wright Student Essay Contest winners

Mt. Diablo and community college district boards discuss dual enrollment

East Bay swimmer's journey from motherhood to NCAA comeback

Diablo Valley College production a standout at western states theater festival

Chris Vognar: Community college gave me my life

JC baseball playoffs: Lefty aces lead Sequoias, Diablo Valley into series

Diablo Valley ended up with eight event victories and the points picked up by those wins were important in finishing ahead of second-place Orange Coast (400) by just 14 points for the Women's State Swim Title

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

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

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 (Article removed from original source.)

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

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. (Article removed from original source.)

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 Education page, 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. (Article removed from original source.)

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. (Article removed from original source.)

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. (Article removed from original source.)

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

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

DVC's Steve Coccimiglio gets 500th victory. Read about him in the Contra Costa Times. (Article removed from original source.)

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

Read the Inside Bay Area story about the Vikings lacrosse team.
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.


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.