Recent Articles - Media Relations - Office of College Advancement

Some of the articles collected for the past few semesters are re-published on our website. Many of these articles were published in local newspapers or in the Ohlone College Monitor, our student-run newspaper. Earlier articles are available in our Articles Archive.

In addition, the Spotlight on Ohlone section of the Ohlone College website features articles about Ohlone College students, faculty and staff.

Fall 2014

  • Charting a Future for Ohlone College Students: Professor Narinder Bansal, December 4, 2014 - Ohlone College Professor Narinder Bansal has created, nurtured, and grown Ohlone’s extremely successful Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Studies Programs, which include several transfer degrees and certificates.
  • Employment Opportunities Abound in GIS, December 4, 2014 - Ohlone College's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department inspires and enables students to positively impact their future through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them. GIS programs are computer-based data-management system that store and then manipulate geographic data, plotting pieces of information from spreadsheets into maps.
  • The Sequencing and Organization of a Career in Biotechnology, November 24, 2014 - “Ohlone’s Biotech program is among the best in the nation.” —Dr. Elaine Johnson, National Director, BioLink – Next Generation National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center of Excellence for Biotechnology and Life Sciences.
  • Professor Laurie Issel-Tarver, November 24, 2014 - Dr. Laurie Issel-Tarver knew she wanted to be a scientist ever since she was able to hold a pipette in her dad's virology lab.
  • Partnership continues for Ohlone College Deaf Studies, November 18, 2014, Tri-City Voice - A long-time partnership with Ohlone College Deaf Studies Program and the Interpreter Preparation program of a Swedish College was formally extended earlier this month. The signing event continues a fruitful six-year partnership that officially began in 2008 when the original Sister College agreement was signed.
  • Professor Danijela Bedic Babic—Breaking Barriers, November 17, 2014 - Blazing the trail for women entering the IT field is Ohlone College’s full-time CNET faculty member, Danijela Bedic-Babic. Professor Bedic-Babic is an exceptional role model for women interested in entering the world of computers and technology once occupied predominantly by men.
  • International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, November 11, 2014, Tri-City Voice - International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day each year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.
  • Ohlone receives grant to promote student mental health, November 11, 2014, Tri-City Voice - A $306,000 grant has been awarded to Ohlone College to fund a three year campus suicide prevention program for students. The grant is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be disbursed annually, in $102,000 increments.
  • Ohlone College student mental health program gets $306,000 grant, November 11, 2014, San Jose Mercury News - Ohlone College students will continue to have a suicide prevention program, as the college has received a large federal grant for it.
  • Dracula Theatre Review: A faithful rendition of a chilling tale, November 4, 2014, Tri-City Voice - Vampires have long been objects of fascination. Cultures around the world have passed down folklore about vampire-like creatures for centuries.
  • Sink your teeth into a terrifying tale, October 28, 2014, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone’s award-winning Theatre Department presents Bram Stokers Dracula live on stage under the direction of Michael Navarra. If you liked True Blood, Twilight, or The Vampire Diaries, come see where it all began.
  • Ohlone bands offer three concerts in November, October 28, 2014, Tri-City Voice - Each week, more than 100 teachers, engineers, librarians, consultants, accountants, managers, and students trek up the hill at Ohlone College in Fremont carrying instrument cases of assorted sizes. Coming from all over the Bay Area, these are musicians who comprise the three bands at Ohlone’s community education program: Ohlone Wind Orchestra, Ohlone Community Band, and Mission Peak Brass Band.
  • Holocaust survivor to speak at Ohlone College, October 21, 2014, Tri-City Voice - The Associated Students of Ohlone College Student Government is hosting a special event featuring Magda Brown, Holocaust survivor, on Thursday, October 23 at noon and Friday, October 24 at 6 p.m. “My hope is that through sharing my story, I can personally talk about the horrors of the Holocaust to remind this generation of the dangers of hatred, prejudice and discrimination,” says Brown.
  • Your Gateway to a Career in Technology, October 20, 2014 - Ohlone College’s Computer, Networks, and Emerging Technology (CNET) program offers a scope and depth greater than most Bay Area community colleges.
  • Unveiled: Ohlone College Fremont Campus, October 10, 2014, Architects Newspaper - Ohlone College’s Fremont Campus, built on steep hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay, resembles an Italian Hill Town. This has not always worked out for its students, whose current campus—much of it built by local modernist architect Ernest Kump—has grade changes so steep that students will schedule their classes to avoid it.
  • Ohlone College Golf Tournament aced on the green, October 7, 2014, Tri-City Voice - A record $80,000 was raised at this year’s 30th Annual Ohlone College Golf Tournament – almost $30,000 more than last year. Of the proceeds, $50,000 will go towards supporting Ohlone College athletes of the 2014-2015 Season, as well as growing the Ohlone College Athletics Endowment.
  • Breaking News: Careers in Broadcasting Are Accessible Now, September 29, 2014 - Want a job in television or film? Ohlone College’s Department of Broadcasting in Film, Television, and Internet equips students with the skills needed to excel in broadcasting careers. “The faculty we hire are industry professionals I’ve worked with or known throughout my professional career in broadcasting,” says Department Director Gary Kauf.
  • Ohlone's high credit ratings result in taxpayer savings, September 23, 2014, Tri-City Voice - In August, Ohlone Community College District successfully sold its second installment of Measure G bonds—$75M in Series B Bonds. The District received some of the highest ratings given to any public agency in the state of California from Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's Rating Agency.
  • STEM Education enhanced at Ohlone College, September 23, 2014, Tri-City Voice - The Computer Science and Computer Technology departments at Ohlone College received a grant of $15,000 in the early spring of 2013. The donation was made to the Ohlone College Foundation to benefit STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs at Ohlone College with the goal of increasing student learning and retention.
  • Fremont professor moves to beat of ancient drum, September 6, 2014, Contra Costa Times - A renowned percussionist's journey from Kalamazoo to Fremont -- by way of India and New York -- has been as intriguing as the ancient musical instrument he expertly plays. Rohan Krishnamurthy, Ohlone College's newest music professor, is an acclaimed performer who specializes in mridangam, an ancient and still-popular Indian percussion instrument.
  • Introducing Professor Andrews, September 2, 2014 - Ohlone College Professor Andrews makes accounting exciting and fun for students. He encourages them to break notions that there are limitations on what they can achieve.
  • Accrue Assets in Ohlone’s Accounting Program, August 26, 2014 - Accountants will always be in demand, across all industries. With accountants creating fiscal health and capital for individuals and institutions, the job market has historically remained strong and steady for those with a financial background. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow.
  • Ohlone College accreditation reaffirmed, August 26, 2014, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone received eight commendations for notable achievements in the report from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, (ACCJC), notifying Ohlone College officials that accreditation has been reaffirmed for another six years.
  • Indian hand-drumming at Ohlone, August 26, 2014, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College’s internationally acclaimed instructor, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy, is teaching traditional Indian hand-drumming techniques and approaches this fall semester at Ohlone College.
  • Students who Serve - Graduating with Highest Honors: Sergeant James Keogh, August 20, 2014 - This spring, Ohlone graduate and U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve Veteran, James Keogh was awarded the “All-California Academic First Team” by the Community College League of California and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The award is bestowed on individuals deemed the best out of the two million CA Community College students.
  • Discover Deaf Studies at Ohlone, August 20, 2014 - Ohlone College is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive Deaf Studies programs in the nation. Ohlone Deaf Education faculty member, Dr. Tom Holcomb, reported that on a recent trip to Zanzibar a Deaf man introduced himself and told of his dream to attend a college in the United States. Thinking he meant Gallaudet or Rochester Institute of Technology, Tom was surprised when the man identified Ohlone College as the college of his dreams! When asked why he wanted to attend Ohlone instead of Gallaudet or RIT, the man said that Ohlone had the best reputation.
  • Meet the Associate Dean, August 13, 2014 - The new Associate Dean of the Deaf Studies Division, Darline Gunsauls, takes the helm at the beginning of August. She is the fourth in a line of Deaf leaders who have provided strong direction to the division.
  • ¿Habla Espanol? Spanish with Ohlone’s Professor Lemon, August 7, 2014 - Internationally recognized instructor, Deborah Lemon is redefining Spanish instruction at Ohlone, where she was recently honored as Faculty of the Year. She was recognized for her work as an innovative and engaging instructor. Professor Lemon merges “real-life” with “academic life,” enabling students to learn a Spanish vocabulary that has practical, relevant applications.

Earlier articles are available in our Articles Archive.