Many events still ahead for CI Corporate Games teams

We’re in the final weeks of Corporate Games competition and we’re doing great! High-fives and big thanks to CI Teams who participated in Horseshoes, Soccer, Team Tennis/Singles, and 9-ball Billiards last week.

  • Miniature Golf plays tonight, 8:30 p.m. at Golf N’Stuff – good luck!
  • Weekend May 3 – Good luck to Flag Football, Bowling, MB2 Kart Racing and Team Tennis/Doubles teams.
  • Week May 5 – Good luck to teams playing Golf, Dominoes, Texas Hold’Em, Spades and Bean-Bag-Toss/Cydcor fundraiser. At this time, Tug-of-War and Sandcastles may be forfeited unless we can recruit more people. CI will also participate in the Tee Shirt design and Photography contests.

We can’t say thank you enough to everyone who signed up, helped form teams & practices and cheered us on – it takes a village! Communications & Marketing will send out updates over the summer and hopefully form teams that can practice year-round in preparation for the 2015 Corporate Games!

For more information, contact Joanna Murphy, Associate Director of Communication & Marketing and CI Corporate Games Coordinator at

EOP’s End of the Year Banquet

On Wednesday, April 9, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) celebrated its graduating EOP seniors in a Mardi Gras themed banquet. Parents, Faculty and Staff gathered together and enjoyed a lovely evening honoring EOP seniors’ accomplishments. Each senior received a certificate of completion and special EOP medallion to be worn during commencement.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Dr. Antonio Jimenez-Jimenez - Faculty Mentor Award
Dean Damien Peña - Staff Mentor Award
Dennis Padilla - Academic Achievement Award
Edgar Martinez - EOP Service Award
Airam Flores - Outstanding Leadership Award
Estefania Baez - EOP Student of the Year Award
Hannah Dineley - Lifetime Peer Mentor Award

For more information, contact Kari Moss, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Coordinator, at ext. 8511 or

Successful Career Week and Career & Internship Fair highlight services

During the week of April 7, Career Development Services (CDS), hosted the Dress for Success Fashion Show, Employer Panel, and Résumé Clinic to prepare students for the 12th Annual Career & Internship Fair. The Employer Panel included local representatives from the County of Ventura, The White Heart Foundation and the Camarillo Premium Outlets. The Career & Internship Fair proved to the largest in CI history, with 68 employers represented and over 500 CI students and alumni participants.

For more information, contact Amanda Carpenter, Assistant Director of Career Development Services, at ext. 3565 or

Staff and Faculty Members Honored

The Annual Staff Service Awards and Faculty Commemoration Event was held on Wednesday, April 16. It was a fine Vintage Affair, honoring years of service and commitment to our university! Congratulatory words were shared by President Rush, Maria Elena Zendejas, Gail Hutchinson and emcee Mike Long.

The Honorees were:

25 Years: Dan Wakelee

Staff - 15 Years: Timothy Allen, Richard Arias, Raudel Banuelos, Timothy Berndtson, Linda Covarrubias, Dannie Fox, Arjelia Guillen, Michael Middleton, Richard Paulson, Anna Pavin, Ray Porras, Maria Elena Zendejas, Scott Shubb, Michael Shuler, Cynthia Ulisse.

Staff - 10 Years: Leah Alarcon, Richard Castro, Raquel De Los Santos, Gina Farrar, Loren Fleming, Tania Garcia, Ivan Grooms, Andre Gruenig, Catherine Hutchinson, Melissa Jarnagin, Hai Le, Lacey Lovejoy Allen, Peter Mosinskis, Randall Mullenix, Joanna Murphy, Kathryn Musashi, Theresa Olivo, Valerie Patscheck, Yasi Paulson, Lisa Racine, Melissa Remotti, Beatriz Ruettgers, Daniel Virissimo, James Walsh, Jose Zaragoza.

Staff - 5 years: Shawn Barilone, Shawn Bochat, Irma Cahuantzi, Brooke Carson, Nitzia Castaniero, Stephen Contreras, Gary Craig, Jay Derrico, Gina Dossin (Matibag), Nicholas Fuentes, Ryan Garcia, Jerry Garcia, Dan Gerrard, Emmanuel Hernandez, Jason Hughes, Katharine Hullinger, Christopher Jetton, Haida Jimenez, Mayumi Kowta, Riki Maxwell, Nicolas Mendoza, Christine Miller, Kari Moss, Jennifer Moss, Derick Nguyen, Hilda Ocampo, Karl Richert, Baldemar Salazar, Kristin Steiner, Russell Winans.

Faculty - 10 years: Virgil Adams, Marion Adler, AJ Bieszczad, Amy Caldwell, Paul Corbett, Beverly Decker, Amy Denton, Monica Duran, Jesse Elliott, Scott Frisch, Francisco Garcia, Jorge Garcia, Blake Gillespie, Alisa Greenstate, Antonio Jimenez-Jimenez, Kimmy Kee-Rose, Connie Kelly, Panda Kroll, Elizabeth Leister, Larry Lytle, Luke Matjas, Bob Mayberry, Alan Murray, David Philips, Claudia Reder, Ronald Rieger, Donald Rodriguez, Peter Smith, Stephen Stratton, Amy Wallace.

For more information, contact Janet Korsmo, HR Assistant, at ext. 3181 or

DBFA Meeting Recognizes Division Staff

The Division of Business & Financial Affairs held their quarterly division meeting on April 22 in Malibu Hall. The event brought staff members from Facilities Services, Financial Services, Human Resources, Public Safety, and Administrative Services together once again. The session includes presentations from the different departments in order to highlight several topics.

One of the presenters was the Vice President, Ysabel Trinidad, who spoke about the Campus Strategic Plan. Dave Chakraborty and Ysabel Trinidad presented on CI 2025. CI 2025 establishes a framework to support the campus growth over the next decade. Chief John Reid’s presentation on behalf of Public Safety gave an insight on the campus parking in the coming years. Also presenting was Missy Jarnagin, from Financial Services, who updated the division staff on the current budget. Lastly, Anna Campbell and Teresa Montoya, from Financial Services, elaborated on the re-vamped DBFA website, which now includes a link to a staff recognition page.

This meeting included recognition from Vice President Ysabel Trinidad to of all the 5, 10 and 15 year employees within the division.

For more information, please visit the Division of Business & Financial Affairs website at

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