Employee of the Month
February 2014 Faculty of the Month
Is this you?
You love your job (Okay so that could be many, if not most, of us here at Ohlone)
You love to laugh and to make others laugh, too (Well, one way or another this could also apply to many of us)
You like to write in your free time, hoping to complete a novel someday soon. (Even some of us not in the English department could still be a possibility)
You help your students achieve their college goals and keep them on track (Okay, so maybe you aren’t out of the running yet)
You are an Ohlone alum, earning your AA here! (You would be surprised at how many faculty this includes – Yeah Ohlone!)
You take classes here at Ohlone! (That’s pretty neat, isn’t it – talk about loving it here)
You are very involved in campus-wide governance, serving on College Council and the Standard IVA accreditation team (yikes, most of us just dropped off the list with this one)
You are an adjunct member of the Ohlone faculty, spending lots of unpaid time serving the college and its students (the field is extremely narrow now)
You volunteered for six years at Camp to Belong, where siblings separated in foster care were able to spend an entire week together having fun and enjoying time with each other. (We are now down to just one very special person)
That person is Lenore Landavazo!
Lenore is both a part-time Ohlone counselor and an Ohlone College student. She earned her Natural Science AA from Ohlone College before transferring to CSU Hayward for a degree in Psychology. She then went to Pepperdine University and earned an MA in Clinical Psych, MFCC emphasis. Next was CSU Dominguez Hills for a PPS credential for School Counseling. She is the program coordinator for our Academic Standing Program and the designated counselor for and coordinator of College Connection.
And she currently takes Tap and Jazz classes here at Ohlone!
In addition to tapping those toes she enjoys golfing, snowboarding, hiking, reading, shopping, cruises, snorkeling, and more dancing. After all that, sometimes she just needs to chill out in front of the television. That’s where she kicks back and enjoys her two adorable dogs, Gideon and Esther. (Cuddly and fun Cavalier King Charles Spaniels)
Before joining us here at Ohlone College, Lenore worked at a foster family agency as a social worker, trainer, recruiter, and finally Supervising Social Worker. She volunteers at her church, greeting people and working the information booth. She says that while she often doesn’t know the answers to the questions, she loves it because it is just so much fun meeting people.
Did you notice how often it came up that Lenore enjoys people and being of service to them? Whether it is helping her colleagues to make Ohlone College a better institution, or ensuring that a child in foster care has some much-needed joy and happiness, or assisting a college student forge a path to a successful future – Lenore is there. And we are so glad she is here --- sharing her great ideas, her love of life, and her dedication to making life just a bit better for everyone around her.
Please congratulate our February Faculty of the Month, Lenore Landavazo, Adjunct counselor!