Hancock College provides skills training

Posted on May 30, 2014

Published in the May 29, 2014 Santa Maria Times. Benjamin Franklin said, “He that hath a trade hath an estate.” And one of the oldest trades is welding. The process of fusing metal together dates back to the Bronze Age and is even mentioned by Herodotus in the 5th century B.C. While this venerable craft has never gone away, it is making a spirited comeback. With more than 200 students, one full-time instructor, seven part-time...

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Mr. John Murphy, Cal-STRS Benefits Counselor, Makes Presentation at PFA Office

Posted on May 28, 2014

Mr. John Murphy, Cal-STRS Benefits Counselor, Makes Presentation at PFA Office On Thursday May 22 Mr. John Murphy of Cal-STRS put on a presentation on the STRS program at the PFA office. The event was well-attended and provided everyone there with a wealth of information on our retirement system. One of the most important bits of information Mr. Murphy passed on to us has to do with the solvency of the STRS program, a question that has been...

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Hancock College’s unique PEC program

Posted on May 25, 2014

Published in the May 23, 2014 Santa Maria Times. In January 2014, Allan Hancock College began a unique training program at its new Public Safety Training Complex on the Lompoc Valley Campus. In addition to providing training in the areas of fire technology, law enforcement, emergency medical service and environmental technology. Hancock is now working with the Petroleum Education Council (PEC) and the national Service, Transmission, Exploration...

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Election Results Are In

Posted on May 25, 2014

NAHID LOGHMANI WINS SPOT ON EXECUTIVE BOARD; DELEGATES CHOSEN FOR AFT CONVENTION THIS SUMMER I am happy to announce the results of the two elections that were just concluded. Math Instructor Nahid Loghmani was the winner in the race to determine who will fill Roberto Armstrong’s place on the PFA Executive Board. The other two candidates were ESL Instructor Pedro Reyes and Non-credit Instructor Virginia Aguilera. Congratulations to Nahid and...

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PFA’s Successful Membership Drive

Posted on May 20, 2014

Read the April-May edition of the California Federation of Teachers Get Organized newsletter that mentions the Part-Time Faculty Association’s successful drive to add new members to the CFT.

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