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KEVIN FLEMING
Dean of Instruction, Career & Technical Education

Dr. Fleming supports all Career & Technical Education programs at Norco College as well as CTE curriculum development for multiple state and federal grants. Dr. Fleming’s professional background includes experience working in higher education at community colleges as well as both public and private 4-year universities. Beginning his career in academia within student services, he has experience in classroom instruction, fundraising/foundations, economic development, academic affairs, and professional speaking/training. He most recently analyzed industry and workforce needs providing customized labor market research for the California Community College system through the Centers of Excellence.

Kevin Fleming earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University; a Master of Arts in Educational Policy & Leadership at The Ohio State University, a Master of Business Administration at the University of Redlands, and a Ph.D. in Education at Claremont Graduate University.

 

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COLLEEN MOLKO
Associate Dean, Career & Technical Education
Principal Investigator, National Center for Supply Chain Automation

Ms. Molko’s professional background includes 20 years of administrative experience in both government and the community college system. She has experience with academic affairs, resource development, project management as well as counseling. Ms. Molko serves as the Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education at Norco College as well as Principal Investigator for the National Center for Supply Chain Automation. Ms. Molko earned her Bachelor of Science in Business and Management at the University of Redlands and a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, San Bernardino. A lifelong learner, she has earned certificates in Management Development, Facilitative Leadership, Curriculum Development and Leadership and holds a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credential through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. She is passionate about the power of education to change lives.

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MAUREEN SINCLAIR
Project Director, California Career Pathway Trust

Dr. Sinclair comes to Norco College with over 18 years’ experience in various medical fields and 17 years of educational experience, most recently from the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program as the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Masters in School Administration and a Doctorate from the University of La Verne in Organizational Leadership. She enjoys all water sports and philanthropy projects involving children and medical research.

 


 

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ASHLEY ETCHISON
Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing                                                  Strong Workforce Program

Ashley supports the expansion of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities in the region by partnering with education and industry representatives to develop skills-focused career entry programs. Ashley also assists with the Riverside ABout Students Regional Consortium for Adult Education, which focuses on serving the adult student population by providing support and educational services. Ashley started with Norco College in May of 2011 as the Employment Placement Coordinator, assisting Norco College CTE students in employment preparation as well developing employment centered workshops, advisory boards, and presentations. She was also responsible for developing partnerships with local businesses and industry to provide opportunities for CTE students.

Ashley holds an Associate Degree from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, a Bachelor Degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Education, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.

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CHARLES HENKELS
Apprenticeship Director,​
California Apprenticeship Initiative

Charles is the Apprenticeship Director with Career and Technical Education. He supports the expansion of apprenticeship opportunities in the region by partnering with education and industry representatives to develop skills-focused career entry programs. After getting his start as a teacher, Charles entered the apprenticeship community in 2008 and immediately recognized the value of the earn-and-learn model of career development. Gaining valuable experience working directly with hundreds of employers using on-the-job training methods and supporting individuals through Registered Apprenticeships, Charles served as an Apprenticeship Coordinator in Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego County before making the switch to Norco College in 2016. Charles holds a Bachelors of Arts in History from CSU Sacramento.



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JENNIFER KRUTSCH
Media & Marketing Technician

​​Jennifer provides marketing and graphic design support for the Career & Technical Education department to increase program awareness in our community. Jennifer creates print and web marketing materials, manages social media accounts, produces the e-newsletter, and markets our career education programs to local high schools, businesses and the community. Prior to joining Norco College in 2016, Jennifer served on the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals of Make-A-Wish, Orange County and the Inland Empire as the Marketing and Social Media Chairperson. Since 2010, Jennifer has been a volunteer Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish, Orange County and the Inland Empire and was awarded the distinct honor of Volunteer of the Year in 2014 and Fundraiser of the Year in 2012. In addition to her work with Make-A-Wish, Jennifer owns a freelance graphic design business, writes a cooking blog and enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids in the desert riding UTVs.​​ Jennifer is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Art degree in Graphic Design and Digital Media at Cal Baptist University.
 
 

 
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SYLVIA LIVINGSTON
Employment Placement Coordinator, ACE Program

Sylvia is the Employment Placement Coordinator for the ACE program here at Norco College. She assists students in preparing for employment upon completion of the ACE Certification, conducts employment workshops, builds partnerships with industry leaders to collaborate to bring forth employment opportunities for our graduates. She has over 9 years of experience working with programs in our district and enjoys working for programs that directly impact our students in a positive way. She has previous experience working with Extended Opportunity Program & Services, Upward Bound, Career & Technical Education programs at Riverside City College which include Applied Technology, Nursing and Cosmetology. Her belief that CTE programs prepare students for success and gainful employment in the real world is what drives her to continue to do all she can to ensure their successful transition into employment. She has an Associate Degree in Psychology from Norco College and is currently attending Cal Baptist University to attain her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

“I believe in doing things that matter and give purpose to my work. Working with students and providing them the tools that they need to be successful does just that for me.” ~ Sylvia Livingston

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ROXANA FINLEY
Grants Admin Specialist

Roxana Finley joined Norco College as a Grants Administrative Specialist for the TAA grant in 2016. She was born and raised in Cuba where she lived until the age of 16 when she moved to Eastvale, California. An alumnus of Norco College where she began studying Psychology before transferring to University of California, Riverside to complete a B.S. in the same field. Before joining CTE at Norco, Roxana worked in administrative related positions for a wide variety of companies, from construction contracting to video game development. Roxana describes herself as meticulous, pragmatic, and very detail oriented. She credits Norco College for believing she can achieve anything and plans to instill that in students, now, as an employee..

 

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CRYSTAL SLININGER
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

Crystal Slininger joined the Norco College team in August of 2017 as an Outreach and Recruitment Services Specialist under the California Career Pathways Trust Grant. Crystal started her career in education in 2014 as a Career Pathways Coach working with at-risk youth in the Inland Empire Region. Crystal stared out by attending Riverside Community College where she obtained multiple Associate Degrees. She graduated from California Baptist University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences in 2016. However, with her heart set on a career in education she re-enrolled at CBU completing her Master of Science in Education in December of 2017. Crystal will be focusing her outreach efforts towards the Inland Empire High Schools for Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment as well as promoting the Guided Pathways Initiative here at Norco College. While Crystal took the more traditional path in obtaining her higher education, her experience working with at-risk youth in the community has taught her that an individualized and innovative approach paired with a willingness to aid others can benefit our future students in following a successful career path.

 

“Regardless of your struggles, the most important thing is that you never give up on yourself.”   -Crystal Slininger M.Ed

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DESIREE WAGNER
Grants Admin Specialist

Ms. Desiree Wagner has a long-standing history with Norco College. She currently serves the college as the Grants Administrative Specialist for the Career Technical Education (CTE) Department where she effectively supports the staff, faculty, and administrators over the Perkins, Local Strong Workforce, and National Center for Supply Chain Automation Foundation Grants. She is a proud Norco College Alumni, who began her journey as a Student Aid in the Counseling Department while she attained her Culinary Arts Certificate and Associates Degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences. Ms. Wagner thoroughly enjoys supporting CTE in the planning, optimization, and execution of grant expenditures and events. Her passion for Students is contagious. Her pristine administrative and organizational ability and amiable demeanor coupled with her expertise in coordinating travel, budget management, reconciliation, and reporting make her a valuable asset to Norco College.

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RACHEL RODRIGUEZ
Grants Admin Specialist

Rachel Rodriguez started her career with Norco College in March of 2017, she joined the CTE team as a Grant Administrative Specialist in January 2018. Rachel’s experience comes from various organizations from education to business, most of her grants administrative experience came from a previous employment with the San Bernardino City Unified School District, and California State University, San Bernardino. Rachel received her Bachelors or Arts in Sociology from CSUSB in 2009 and went on to complete her Masters of Arts in Higher Education in 2015 from the University of Redlands. Her interest varies from first generation pipeline programs, career and technical education, and other realms within higher education.

 
Outside of work Rachel likes spending time traveling, and enjoying baseball season by watching the Dodgers play ball. This year she plans on going to Chicago and she will also be visiting Puerto Vallarta with her parents at the end of this year. She likes spending time with her boyfriend, family, friends, and her loving husky, Bane. Furthermore, one of her favorite things to do is to try new foods from different places and cultures.

 

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AZADEH IGLESIAS
Student Success Coach

Ms. Iglesias has proudly served as a Student Success Coach for over a year at Norco College where she supports and works with students to succeed in their Accelerated Certificate Employment (ACE) program while successfully navigating their way through the Norco College system. She believes building connections, providing support and encouragement is essential to a student’s academic, professional and personal growth. Ms. Iglesias has earned her Associate of Arts in Child Development at Fullerton College, a Bachelor’s of Science in Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University Fullerton and a Master’s of Science in Educational Counseling with a P.P.S. Credential at the University of La Verne. She has experience working with a diverse student population in both the K-12 and community college setting. Ms. Iglesias is passionate about helping others and is dedicated to serving students while providing the necessary resources to help students reach their academic, personal and professional goals. She is a proud parent to two beautiful children with one on the way and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

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RUTH JONES-SANTOS
Student Success Coach

Ruth Jones-Santos has proudly served the Riverside Community College District for over a decade. She is a is a Middle College High School graduate, Norco College Alumni, and former RCCD Student Trustee. Ms. Jones-Santos currently has the privilege of serving as a Student Success Coach for the Career Technical Education Department ensuring that students who want to advance their career by receiving a certificate and/or industry credential have the support and resources to reach their educational goals. She is passionate about student success and is an advocate for student equity. She attained her Associated Degree in Math & Science and is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management as she continues on the career path of becoming a counselor/coordinator for an Equity program. She is a Mother of 3 beautiful children and Grandmother to a hamster. She is a die-hard Star Wars fan, karaoke, and spending time with friends and family. When she is not serving the Norco College Community she is serving the children of inner-city San Bernardino through her supporting her church’s children ministry.

 

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DEREK SY
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

My name is Derek Sy, and I serve as the Outreach and Recruitment Specialist in CTE since August of 2017. I Graduated from UCR with my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and my Masters of Arts in Guidance and Counseling. I have had 7 years-experience working with special populations in education which include under-represented communities and international students. I have been a part of UCR’s International Student Resource Center and Career Center, Los Angeles Southwest College and a non-profit organization, City Year, Los Angeles.

 

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REX BECK
Business Administration

 

Prof. Beck is founder of the Logistics Management Program at Norco College, and is responsible for development and implementation of Logistics Management courses. He has over 20 years of successful logistics management experience, including materials management, logistics analysis and administrative support, logistics customer field and call center support, warehouse management system implementation, reverse logistics, warehouse management, and quality system implementation and management.

 

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (one of our nation's best undergraduate engineering colleges), Prof. Beck has a Master of Business Administration degree from the California State University at San Bernardino. He is a member of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), the Distribution Management Association (DMA) of Southern California, and the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA).

  

Prof. Beck has been recognized by the nation's largest professional societies in the logistics industry. Such recognition includes being Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and a lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) award by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Prof. Beck was also among the first individuals to earn ISM's Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation.

 

International recognition includes being awarded the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation by the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), and being accepted as a fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

  

For Professor Beck's story about how and why he got into teaching, click here.

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Rex Beck
 

 


CATHY BROTHERTON
Computer Information Systems

 

Cathy earned a Masters of Business Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She worked for 5 years with General Dynamics where she trained executives and employees on e-mail and personal computer programs.

 

She has been with Norco/RCC for 30 years and spent one year teaching at Long Beach City College in the area of Computer Information Systems. She teaches computer applications and graphic arts.

 

“I am a learner because I like the challenge it brings. I am a doer because I can’t sit by and watch. I am a teacher by the grace of God. I love this role and want to encourage my students to become lifelong learners, doers and teachers.”

 

“I love to teach. My goal is to prepare my students to be successful in their future. They need to be lifelong learners and I try to incorporate things in my class that enable them to do this.”

 

For Professor Brotherton's story about how and why she got into teaching, click here.

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Cathy Brotherton
 

 


SARAH BURNETT
Early Childhood Education

 

PhD in Special Education
Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education
Bachelors degree in Social Anthropology

 

Sarah worked as an early intervention specialist, with children ages 0 to 3 years with disabilities. She has been with Norco/RCCD since 2000 and worked part-time for 4 years and been full-time for the past 10 years.
 

Sarah has 1 horse, 3 dog, 4 cats, a fish, a partner called Mark and a step-daughter called Sage.

 

“I will force you to experience disequilibrium, but don’t worry. I’ll give you the tools to assimilate and accommodate it all back to its’ correct place.”

 

For Professor Burnett's story about how and why she got into teaching, click here.

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Sarah Burnett
 

 


JOHN COVERDALE
Computer Information Systems

 

John Coverdale is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Norco College, with over 15 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. His teaching background includes technical programming, graphic arts, web design, and computer networking. He has worked as an employee or a consultant for businesses throughout Southern California in fields of law, advertising, entertainment, printing, and manufacturing. He has a Masters Degree in Applied Computer Science and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science.

 

John maintains a faculty web page at http://academic.norcocollege.edu/coverdale/ and a personal web site at johncoverdale.com

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John Coverdale
 

 

JAMES FINLEY
Multimedia

 

James Finley is the Studio Director and CEO of Broken Circle Studios, former Academic Director of Game Programming at the Art Institute of Santa Monica, and Associate Professor of Multimedia at Norco College. He is an entrepreneur and owner of four businesses, three of which are related to interactive multimedia. With a passion for education and games development, he possesses over 12 years of experience as both an educator of interactive multimedia and a developer of simulation software. James has filled many positions in various game companies, including Chief Technology Officer, Lead Programmer, Lead Character Modeler, Associate Producer, and others. Specializing as a games programmer, he is “fluent” in more than 14 different programming languages. His pupils have gone on to work for many popular games development companies including THQ, Zynga, id, EA, Bioware, Bethesda, and Ubisoft.  Possessing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Systems with a Minor in Information Management and a Master's degree in Software Engineering from Cal State Fullerton, he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Change at USC.

 

For Associate Professor Finley's story about how and why he got into teaching, click here.

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James Finley
 

 


GLEN GRAHAM
Electronics

 

Glen Graham teaches many subjects while working in the Electronics Industry. He has earned degrees in Electronics Technology and Computer Systems. He has been awarded over a dozen certificates in Electronics, and has expertise in Nano-Technology and Photovoltaic Systems. He is president and CEO of NPD Corp., a developer of new products. He is an inventor and a U.S. patent-holder. He has performed engineering for major corporations in the food industry and in defense. At Cal Poly, Pomona, he joined Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Alpha Pi, Engineering Honor Societies. He is a California licensed electrical contractor. He holds a lifetime Radiotelephone license with a radar endorsement. He has taught technical math, electricity, electronics, programmable logic controllers, microcontrollers, automated systems, robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, packaging mechanics and world-class manufacturing to corporate industry and for five community college districts. As an Engineering Specialist in aerospace, he designed and programmed mixed analog and digital electronic systems, interfacing with radar beacon transponders, flight systems and computer command, control and communication systems. He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the IEEE.

Glen Graham 
 
Glen Graham
 

 


BRADY KERR
Music Industry Studies

 

Brady Kerr is a Grammy nominated educator, a voting member of The Recording Academy, an Avid Certified Instructor in Pro Tools, and full-time Music Industry Studies faculty at Norco College. Kerr can be found producing and engineering in the Norco College recording studio, as well as teaching Digital Audio Production, Pro Tools, Songwriting, and Performance Techniques for Studio Recording courses.

 

The Music Industry Studies program has released six studio albums under the moniker Norco Music, and will be releasing its seventh album, Boundless, on November 17 of this year. All of Norco Music’s albums have been produced in state-of-the-art facilities on the Norco College campus. Kerr has recording and producing credits for the six previous Norco Music releases: Collision Course (2017), Compass Heart (2016), Out of the Darkness | Into the Light (2015), Alive (2014), Falling Awake (2013), and Take Me There (2012); all of which are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and anywhere else you stream music.

 

Kerr has been involved with music and theater for over 30 years, 18 of which have taken place at Norco College. He is a classically trained pianist and vocalist, and an award-winning composer. Kerr spends most of his creative time as a recording engineer, music producer, vocal coach, and graphic designer—he recently launched his own freelance graphic design business, Meraki Design (www.merakidesign.space), fulfilling a longtime dream of having an online portfolio of his creative works.

To stay up to date with all things Norco Music, visit norcomusic.com, “like” Norco Music on Facebook (facebook.com/norcomusic) and “follow” NM on Instagram (@norcomusic).

 

For Instructor Kerr's story about how and why he got into teaching, click here.

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Brady Kerr
 

 


KIM KAMERIN
Music

 
 

A teacher for more than 26 years, Kim received his Bachelor’s degree in performance and K-12 teaching certificate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his Master’s in Conducting and Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Nevada, Reno. He began teaching choir at a local middle school, and after two years was offered a position at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts, a magnet high school dedicated to international studies and the performing arts. In his five years at the school, Kim taught piano, choir and commercial music, which encompassed recording techniques and computer audio technology. From there Kim moved on to the College of Sequoias in California, where he developed and launched their commercial music program, while also teaching traditional music at nearby Reedley College. Three years ago, he became an instructor at Norco and the rest is history. At Norco, Kim teaches Choir, Live Sound, Studio Recording Workshop, Music Fundamentals, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Basic Musicianship, Applied Voice, and Applied Piano. In the summer, he co-teaches Studio Techniques as well as Piano and Music Appreciation. In the spring, he co-teaches Songwriting. Director of two disciplines, traditional music and commercial music, Kim oversees production of the school’s annual CD release, available at Norcomusic.com.

For Assistant Professor Kamerin’s story about how and why he got into teaching, click here.

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Kim Kamerin
 

 


JUDY PERRY
Computer Information Systems

 

Judy began teaching full-time for RCCD in 1994 after working for 8 years developing naval battle simulations for a defense contractor. She has taught a variety of classes in Computer Information Systems, CIS, but her favorite classes are computer programming, and she considers herself to be the ambassador for gaming at Norco College.

 

Judy graduated with an M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from USC in 1987. She continues to work to further enhance the Game Development programs at Norco College to keep them state-of-the-art. Look for more classes in the area of Game Design, Game Programming and Game Art in the next few years.

 

For Professor Perry's story about how and why she got into teaching, click here.

Judy Perry 
 
Judy Perry
 

 


JIM THOMAS
Construction Technology

 

I have had the privilege to work for the Riverside Community College District fulltime since August of 2000. Prior to that date I worked part-time for the District. I began teaching in the Fall Semester of 1994 in the area of Construction Technology at the Norco Campus. From 1994 to 2000 I had the opportunity to teach each semester (Fall and Spring) at least one class. Since that time I have taught all 13 courses in our Construction Technology Certificate/Degree program, in addition to 5 other courses designed for the AGC (Associated General Contractors) program. The students in the Construction Technology Program have been a joy to teach. They are focused and eager to learn and as a result do well academically and professionally.

 
Education
Doctor of Public Administration, University of La Verne
Master of Public Administration, California State University San Bernardino
Bachelor of Arts in Construction & Technology, Prescott College
Associate of Science in Industrial Electricity, Chaffey College
Associate of Arts in Inspection Technology, San Bernardino Valley College
Completion of Carpenter’s Apprenticeship, Rio Hondo College
Associate of Arts in General Education, Chaffey College

 

Jim Thomas 
 
Jim Thomas
 

 


PAUL VAN HULLE
Manufacturing Technology

 

Paul is the professor for Manufacturing Technology courses at Norco College, including the Industrial Automation program that is currently in development. He is interested in robotics, blacksmithing, martial arts, emergency planning and communications and metalworking and woodworking using Computer Aided Machining. Currently, he is studying Radio Frequency Identification for use in the new Supply Chain Technology program.

 

“The classes that I teach provide students with many opportunities for working with their hands and we create an engine during the class.”

 

For Associate Professor Van Hulle's story about how and why he got into teaching, click here.

Paul VanHulle 
 
Paul VanHulle
 

 

TOM WAGNER
Business Administration: Real Estate

 

Tom Wagner 
 
Tom Wagner
 

 

PATTY WORSHAM
Business Administration

 

Patty Worsham is a full-time, tenured, Associate Professor and department co-chair of Business Administration for Norco College; part of the Riverside Community College District. Her teaching career began in 1997 as an adjunct professor at Cal Poly Pomona in the Management and Human Resources Department of the College of Business.

 

Prior to teaching at Cal Poly she co-founded and co-owned a parachute manufacturing company- Paranetics Technology, Inc. that specializes in the design and manufacturing of non-personnel parachutes for the Department of Defense. For ten years she served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration. During this same time she also owned and operated an income tax practice (Bellom & O'Brien). She sold her ownership in both businesses back in the early 2000’s.

 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Business Administration degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and has completed work toward her doctoral degree at the Claremont Graduate University, Drucker School of Management.

 

She is committed to helping adults achieve their educational goals and serves as the advisor to the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team at Norco College.

 

Patty served as a San Bernardino County Commissioner on the Commission on the Status of Women from 2008 - 2010. She believes that everyone is entitled to a quality education and wants children to grow up having achieved life learning and sustainable skills.

 

For Associate Professor Worsham's story about how and why she got into teaching, click here.

Patty Worsham 
 
Patty Worsham
 

 


GAIL ZWART
Business Administration

 

Dr. Gail A. Zwart has been with Riverside Community College District for approximately 31 years, the last 13 years serving Norco as a Business Administration professor. She completed her undergraduate work at Cal Poly, Pomona. She holds two masters – a Masters in Public Administration from Cal State San Bernardino and a Masters in Business Administration from Baker College. In addition Dr. Zwart has a Doctorate in Public Administration from the School of Organizational Leadership at La Verne University. Her dissertation was on the relationship of Leadership and Spirituality in private, public, and non-profit organizations.

 

Previously Dr. Zwart was the Dean of Economic Development at Riverside Community College District until September 2003. During her tenure as Dean she managed six programs for the District, which worked primarily with business and industry, along with Performance Riverside – the Districts professional theater. Her areas were entrepreneurial in nature and much of her time was spent out in businesses and industry throughout the District setting up training programs, consulting, and developing partnerships. In addition to those functions she also wrote grants, developed pilot programs, and managed a staff of 23 full time and numerous part time employees. Prior to her position as Dean of Economic Development she was the Director of Community Education and the Director of Community Education and Contract Training. As a faculty member she served as the Department Chair for four years and was the Chair of the Strategic Planning committee and the Governance Committee. Dr. Zwart also developed the Human Resources Certificate for Norco College.

 

Dr. Zwart has served on community boards such as the Executive Board for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and the City of Riverside Parks and Recreation Commission. She believes that giving back to your community is a responsibility everyone should take seriously.

 

For Professor Zwart's story about how and why she got into teaching, click here.

Gail Zwart 
 
Gail Zwart
 

 

 
 
 

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