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February 2015 Faculty of the Month

Jesse and young boy at a ball game.Jesse MacEwan
Counseling Department

Please join me in congratulating Jesse MacEwan, Ohlone’s February Faculty Person of the Month.  Jesse has been serving Ohlone’s students as a Counselor/Instructor since 2007 and his empathetic yet realistic counseling methodology has earned him the admiration of his students and peers.  Instead of just picking out classes for students, Jesse challenges his students to think strategically, planning for 5  and 10 years in the future, before selecting classes for the current term.  He warns his students that if they don’t know where they are going, he can’t pick out a route to get them to the finish line.  

Since he grew up in Berkeley, one might anticipate a Bohemian.  However, Jesse transcends categorization.  He is a married father of three who terrorizes anyone who dares challenge him in a game of pickup basketball or on the golf links, especially when money is on the line.  He has a calm demeanor, but he is a passionate advocate who is a champion for social justice.   He is a member of the Ohlone family and we are all fortunate he decided to leave the corporate world to build a career in higher education.

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