Employee of the Month
April 2015 Faculty of the Month
Sandra Lee "Bunny" Klopping
American Sign Language
Please wish Sandra Lee “Bunny” Klopping a happy birthday and congratulate her as our April Faculty of the Month. Bunny has been a member of the Ohlone family for 35 years. Initially she taught English to Deaf students as an adjunct before becoming a FT faculty member in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. When peers talk of Bunny, they routinely mention her kind heart and her love of the Ohlone community.
Basically, Bunny is everywhere! She routinely acts as the face of the Deaf Studies Division to college functions and she serves as an Ohlone College ambassador to the larger community. She's often first to volunteer to serve on committees. She is on College Council. She has served as faculty advisor to ASL club for many years (but recently lost five points for refusing to trek up the Mission Peak with ASL club members).
Bunny regularly hosts fundraisers at her home in support of good causes for the Deaf community. She attend practically almost all Deaf community events such as Deaf Hope's Glimmer of Hope, California School for the Deaf's annual gala, Clerc Basketball Classic, Hoy Baseball Classic, and more. When a Deaf mother was looking for an interpreter to help out with Fremont Youth Baseball League, Bunny volunteered to make the meeting accessible to her. A big heart befitting a kind woman deserves a special parking space although she does not need it as she always arrivesearly enough to enjoy the parking space right next to the faculty of the month spot.