Math Instructor Nahid Loghmani’s Long Journey From Tehran to Santa Maria

Posted on Apr 25, 2014

By Mark James Miller, PFA President Nahid Loghmani has come a long way. 7,523 miles, to be exact—the distance from Tehran, Iran, to Santa Maria, California. Nahid, however, is not complaining. While she is quick to point out that she loves her native country, she also loves her life in her adopted country. That includes teaching math part-time at Allan Hancock College, which she started doing two years ago, and being involved with the...

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What students expect from higher education

Posted on Apr 25, 2014

Published in the April 25, 2014 Santa Maria Times. “Education is the transmission of civilization,” observed historian Will Durant. But beyond this broad definition, the purpose of education is a topic of continuing debate. Students have their own ideas about what an education should be. I recently polled my classes to find out what they expect to get from their education at Allan Hancock College, and what challenges they are facing as they...

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Special Election to Fill Executive Board Vacancy

Posted on Apr 21, 2014

Below is an announcement of a vacancy on the Part-Time Faculty’s Executive Board and of an upcoming special election to fill that vacant position. The announcement also requests names be submitted for nomination. According to the PFA Bylaws, the entire bargaining unit is to be notified when a vacancy like this occurs and of the forthcoming election. However, please remember that only members of the Association can vote in an election and serve...

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PFA Spring Membership Meeting

Posted on Apr 2, 2014

The PFA will be holding its semi-annual membership meeting on Thursday, April 10th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the PFA office. Food and refreshments provided by Woody’s Butcher Block will be served. Please join us. Click here for further details.

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