2007-2008 Articles - Media Relations - Office of College Advancement

Recent articles are available in our Recent Articles Index. Many of these articles were published in local newspapers or in the Monitor, Ohlone's student-run newspaper.

Summer 2008

  • World of outlooks on display at Ohlone gallery - Inside Bay Area, August 1, 2008 - [Farshid Namei] is acclaimed by her art professors as "one of Ohlone's best and brightest art students."
  • M-TV's "Kool Raul" of Supreme Soul DJs High School B-Boy Battle - Tri-City Voice, July 23, 2008 - America's Best Dance Crew member Kool Raul, also known as RJ Navalta, of Supreme Soul is also a former Ohlone College student. He took a few hours out of his hectic recording schedule to DJ the high school B-Boy dance crew preliminaries Friday night, July 18 at the Ohlone College Amphitheater as part of All The Way Live, the Bay Area Street Dance Festival coming to Ohlone College this fall.
  • Dance crew gets Ohlone on MTV radar - Inside Bay Area, July 22, 2008 - Former Ohlone College student Raul "RJ" Navalta, whose street name is "Kool Raul," has been lighting up the stage each week on MTV's popular "America's Best Dance Crew."
  • Honor planned for Ohlone College's former president - Inside Bay Area, July 10, 2008 - Doug Treadway, who recently retired as president of Ohlone College, may have left the school, but he won't soon be forgotten.
  • Ohlone officials receive accreditation "warning" - Fremont Bulletin, July 10, 2008 - The Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges completed its review of Ohlone Community College's self-study report and issued a warning to the school to correct several deficiencies.
  • Treadway bids farewell to Ohlone College - Fremont Bulletin, July 3, 2008 - Douglas Treadway's last day as superintendent of Ohlone Community College was Monday, completing five years of work he said he was very proud of.
  • Report assails Ohlone trustees' infighting - Inside Bay Area, July 2, 2008 - Ohlone College has received an official warning from an accrediting commission that the school's trustees need to set aside their differences, delegate policy work to staff and ensure stability and empowerment in the Ohlone community—or risk the college's academic standing.
  • Ohlone shows High School students real-world Biotech - India Post News Service - For four weeks, twenty Bay Area students will explore Molecular-Cell Biology principles and lab skills at this summer workshop. The Summer Institute is providing a concentrated glimpse of the profession, allowing participants to explore biotechnology in a real-world setting.
  • Survey: Ohlone students do not need campus housing - Fremont Bulletin, June 19, 2008 - A number of Ohlone Community College students told school administrators through a survey last semester that student housing is not as important as the need for a student union or even a place on campus to hang out.
  • Retiring Ohlone College leader critiques board - Inside Bay Area, June 13, 2008 - Douglas Treadway, the departing president and superintendent of Ohlone College, made no bones about what he sees as accomplishments and setbacks during his five years in the posts.
  • Ohlone Renegades to offer summer basketball leagues for youths - Inside Bay Area, June 2, 2008 - Budding basketball superstars can hone their hoop moves through Ohlone College's youth leagues, starting this month.
  • Ohlone College establishes Asian foothold - East Bay Business Times, May 30, 2008 - Ohlone College has gone international, opening a campus at the new International Educational Exchange and Training Center in Suzhou, China.

Spring 2008

  • Ohlone College graduation ceremony set for tonight in Fremont - Inside Bay Area, May 22, 2008 - A sure sign of summer's approach is the end of the traditional school year, and graduating Ohlone College students are set to attend their commencement ceremony at 7 tonight in the Epler Gymnasium.
  • Ohlone College opens training center in China - Fremont Bulletin, May 8, 2008 - Ohlone Community College announced Monday the opening of its International Educational Exchange and Training Center in the Science and Industry Park in Suzhou in the Jiangsu Province of China.
  • Ohlone biotech fair set for today in Newark - Inside Bay Area, May 7, 2008 - Take a strawberry, mash it up, mix in detergent to break open cell membranes, add rubbing alcohol to separate out the DNA, and voila, you are on your way to a career in biotechnology.
  • SoCal college VP accepts top position at Ohlone - Inside Bay Area, May 2, 2008 - Last September, Ohlone Community College administrators worried the search for a new president would not have the full attention from its Board of Trustees. But within seven months, Ohlone's Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve offering a contract to Gari Browning, who accepted the proposal on April 23.
  • Dr Browning named President at Ohlone College - India Post, April 30, 2008 - Ohlone College's Board of Trustees has appointed Dr Gari Browning as the new President/Superintendent at Ohlone College.
  • Tribute to Douglas M. Treadway, Ph.D. - Congressman Fortney Pete Stark, State of California, United States House of Representatives, April 29, 2008, - I rise today to pay tribute to Dr. Douglas M. Treadway, who is retiring as president/superintendent of the Ohlone Community College District based in Fremont, California. … During his time as president/superintendent of Ohlone College, enrollment has grown by 10 percent, … Under his visionary leadership, the Ohlone College Newark campus was developed on vacant land to become a 135,000 square-foot Center for the Health Sciences and Technology, enrolling close to 3,000 students during its first semester.
  • Ohlone baseball may be on move: Problems with Fremont athletic fields could bump games to Newark campus - Inside Bay Area, April 28, 2008 - By June, the [Golden Baseball League] likely will know whether it can finance a stadium on Ohlone College's Newark campus, where the Ohlone Renegades also would play home games.
  • Ohlone taps Browning as leader: Current College of the Desert vice president will be first female to head Fremont college - Inside Bay Area, April 25, 2008 - Ohlone College's first female president/superintendent will take the reins this summer, officials said, bringing the half-year search for a new leader to a close.
  • Ohlone College picks new president - East Bay Business Times, April 24, 2008 - Gari Browning, vice president of instruction at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, has been selected to become the new president of Ohlone College in Fremont.
  • Fewer at Ohlone signing up to study abroad: Deadline Friday for semester of study in Bangalore, India - Inside Bay Area, April 23, 2008 - This summer, Ohlone College is offering its first semester in India. The program includes a week in the Golden Triangle of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur before enrollees ship off to classes in Bangalore.
  • Ohlone hopefuls have long history: 'My life was changed and shaped by a community college' - Inside Bay Area, April 22, 2008 - A replacement for retiring President/Superintendent Douglas Treadway of Ohlone College could be named this week. Trustees planned to meet Monday to discuss a successor among the three finalists and could announce their choice at Wednesday's public meeting.
  • Ohlone zeroes in on new leader: College still reeling from adverse accreditation report, news coverage - Inside Bay Area, April 19, 2008 - Instead of embracing a critique of their style of governance, some Ohlone College trustees are bristling at an accreditation team that gave them a verbal drubbing and the news coverage that followed, including a student editorial. Despite the distraction, the board has made solid strides in the search for a replacement for retiring Ohlone President/Superintendent Douglas Treadway.
  • Semi-pro league can't bankroll whole stadium - Fremont Bulletin, April 18, 2008 - If a new baseball stadium is to be built for both Ohlone Community College and the Golden Baseball League, the college will likely have to pay for half of it, school officials announced last week.
  • Ohlone narrows president search - Fremont Bulletin, April 18, 2008 - Just seven months after Ohlone Community College President Douglas Treadway announced his retirement, a search committee has narrowed a list of potential candidates to three finalists. On Monday, the college held three open forums at its Fremont campus, giving the community a chance to learn about the candidates, and ask them questions about their experience.
  • Earth Week at Ohlone College - Tri-City Voice, April 16, 2008 - The Associated Students of Ohlone College, Liberated Individuals of the Environment Club and the Ohlone Sustainability Committee are organizing Earth week, to be held at Ohlone College Monday - Thursday, April 21 - 24. This event is free and open to all; however, there will be a parking fee of $2.
  • EPA Honors California Environmental Heroes - Environmental Protection Agency, April 16, 2008 - During the agency's 10th annual Environmental Awards Ceremony in San Francisco today, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Wayne Nastri presented plaques to 16 organizations and individuals throughout Northern and Central California in recognition of their efforts to protect and preserve the environment in 2007.… Doug Treadway, Leta Stagnaro and David Smith - Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology - Newark, California.
  • Aging facilities take toll on Ohlone: Plans to renovate Fremont campus up in the air - Inside Bay Area, April 15, 2008 - In a classroom at Ohlone College, a row of tall, state-of-the-art, panel-screen iMacs share space with a globe showing a tiny, yellow East Germany and big, green USSR, making the orb at least as old as an incoming 18-year-old student. The contrast underscores a serious dilemma: how to renew the aging hillside campus after building a bond-funded, $118 million technology center in Newark while facing massive education-spending cuts.
  • Top High School Artists Perform - Fremont Bulletin, April 10, 2008 - Ohlone College's 14th annual High School Theatre Festival was held Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance.
  • Cost and Red Tape Hamper Colleges' Efforts to Go Green: They find ways to achieve sustainability without the official stamp - The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 11, 2008 - The LEED image is not just for the wealthiest institutions. Ohlone College [emphasis added], in California, is seeking a platinum rating on a health-sciences building that just opened.
  • Zhejiang Academy dancers and Shaoxing Opera - Tri-City Voice, April 9, 2008 - In a rare cultural treat direct from China, four incredible performances of Chinese dance and music will be presented in Fremont. A rich cultural experience awaits patrons, featuring award-winning performers of the Zhejiang Academy of Arts.
  • Ohlone College finalists for President - India Post, April 8, 2008 - The Ohlone College Board of Trustees has announced three finalists for the position of President/Superintendent. The finalists represent college leadership from within California and from the state of New York. The candidates will be interviewed on April 15 by the Board of Trustees.
  • Three in running for Ohlone College top job: President, superintendent candidates to take part in open forum Monday - Inside Bay Area, April 8, 2008 - One of three people soon may be named the next Ohlone College president and superintendent, including current College of Alameda President Cecilia Cervantes. The other candidates are Gari Browning, vice president of instruction for College of the Desert in the Palm Springs area; and Laurence Spraggs, president of Broom Community College in upstate New York.
  • Ohlone narrows presidential field - East Bay Business Times, April 7, 2008 - Three finalists for the position of president/superintendent of the Ohlone Community College District in Fremont have been announced by the Fremont college district's board of trustees.
  • Surveyors make recommendations to Ohlone - Fremont Bulletin, March 20, 2008 - A team of evaluators told the Ohlone Community College March 6 that its Board of Trustees need to do better if the school expects to keep its accreditation. … In contrast, Nixon said Ohlone's self-evaluation was complete and well organized. He added his team was impressed with the level of commitment and cohesiveness the school has for learning.
  • Accreditation in no danger, Ohlone says: Trustees lash out at Argus report, advised to address internal woes - Inside Bay Area, March 14, 2008 - Although they were accused of failing to stand in unison behind their institution, Ohlone College's Board of Trustees agreed on one thing this week: Students need not fear that the school will lose its accreditation.
  • Ohlone Chamber Singers perform "The Great French Requiems" - Contra Costa Times, March 14, 2008 - First Presbyterian Church of Livermore is sponsoring a Palm Sunday concert March 16 at 4 p.m. The Ohlone Chamber Singers and the Chamber Orchestra, with Dennis Keller conducting, will perform "The Great French Requiems" by Maurice Durufle and Gabriel Faure.
  • Ohlone College meets high accreditation standards - Tri-City Voice, March 12, 2008 - A team of seasoned academic professionals evaluated Ohlone College to see if it continued to meet "Accreditation" standards. Last Thursday Dr. John Nixon, team chair, presented the exit report, a summary of the team's judgment, in the college's Jackson Theater. Overall, the team finds Ohlone College to be a "fine learning environment" that meets accreditation standards, with only a few areas that need improvement.
  • Ohlone board on hot seat: Evaluators say college could lose accreditation if trustees don't clean up act - Inside Bay Area, March 7, 2008 - The group of California college teachers and administrators told a Smith Center audience that Ohlone's Achilles' heel is its board, which has a "disconnect" with the rest of the college.
  • The 'green' jewel of Newark - Tri-City Voice, February 20, 2008 - The Newark campus of Ohlone College, touted as a 'green' campus, is a shining example of the innovative thinking of Silicon Valley and an inspiration to students who choose to study there.
  • As green as it gets: Community college campus opens in Bay Area - Green School & University, February 14, 2008 - Ohlone College in Fremont, Calif., has expanded with a new environmentally friendly campus in Newark.
  • Dr. Ron Quinta Receives State Award, February 11, 2008
  • Ohlone College educator dies at 73: Performing arts center named after Gary Smith - Inside Bay Area, February 8, 2008 - Gary Smith, the namesake of Ohlone College's Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, died Monday in Healdsburg of complications from Parkinson's disease, college staff said. He was 73.
  • New campus recognized for "green" innovations - Fremont Bulletin, February 7, 2008 - While Ohlone Community College celebrated the first day of instruction at its new $118-million Newark campus Jan. 28, a bigger celebration took place three days later. State, county and local officials gathered at the school's Newark Center for Technology and Health Sciences last Thursday to recognize the institution's achievement as being the first educational facility built with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, platinum level features.
  • Ohlone College dedicates Newark's new 'green' building - Inside Bay Area, February 1, 2008 - NEARLY 300 people packed a chilly plastic tent Thursday at Ohlone College's Newark Center for an official dedication of the building, touted again and again for its "green" design and operation. Lt. Gov. John Garamendi helped christen the campus…
  • Webcast of Dedication Ceremony for the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, January 31, 2008
  • Being Green: High Praise, Blue Jeans, Solar and more (audio clips) - KGO Radio News, January 31, 2008 - California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi offers high praise for the new health sciences and technology building on the Ohlone College campus in Newark.
  • Ohlone "green" Newark campus debuts - Fremont Bulletin, January 31, 2008 - Several dignitaries from the Tri-City community were on hand at Ohlone Community College's Newark campus Monday to commemorate the official opening of the new facility, the first of its kind to be LEED certified.
  • Once blighted area redeveloped into “green” campus: U.S. EPA, college president, Lt. Gov. dedicate new community college campus - EPA Environmental News press release, January 31, 2008 - Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, the first community college in the United States designed to achieve the Platinum-level certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, officially opened its doors to 3,000 students on Jan. 28."
  • Webcast of Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, January 28, 2008
  • Environmentally sustainable campus to earn LEED Platinum certification - Responder Safety, January 28, 2008 - The Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, a new environmentally conscious campus located in Newark, Calif., is on track to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for design that achieves the highest levels of environmentally sustainable construction and operations practices.
  • Final touches being made to Ohlone College campus: Dedication set for Jan. 31 - Inside Bay Area, January 24, 2008 - The main building points to a hopeful future with its much-touted "green" design, including solar power, geothermal heating and recycled jeans insulation. That bold environmental vision becomes an everyday reality at 8 a.m. Monday, when the $118 million Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology welcomes students to classes after 21/2 years of construction.
  • Ohlone College Newark campus opens - Fremont Bulletin, January 24, 2008 - On Jan 31, Ohlone College President Douglas Treadway will hold a press conference in advance of the formal dedication of the new community college campus in Newark.
  • Ohlone College Green Tie Gala - Tri-City Voice, January 23, 2008 - The Ohlone College Foundation proudly presents the Green Tie Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2. At this event, the community will gather and show their support for a greener way of living!
  • Ohlone board to mull frontage property options - Fremont Bulletin, January 17, 2008 - The Ohlone College Board of Trustees will discuss Wednesday night whether or not to keep moving forward with developing a 19-acre piece of frontage property. The discussion comes after a workshop at the board's Jan. 9 meeting, where trustees pondered taking the time to look at other options for the site.
  • Update on Ohlone College - Tri-City Voice, January 16, 2008 - The past twelve months have been filled with significant developments at Ohlone College. A new campus is about to open in Newark and a new president will be selected in the near future. Frontage property of the Fremont campus has been proposed at various times as land for sale or lease for commercial and residential purposes. … TCV spoke with Board President Garrett Yee about the current state of the college.
  • Ohlone board puts frontage plan on hold: Only two bids heard in latest proposals request - Inside Bay Area, January 14, 2008 - After a dismal response from developers on how to build out Ohlone College's frontage property, the board of trustees has chosen to put the idea on the back burner until spring.
  • Career Center to move to Ohlone: Program offers Web access, resume editing and referrals for vocational retraining - Inside Bay Area, January 6, 2008 - Soon, job-seekers looking for help at the Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center will find it in an unfamiliar location. After closing for a week Monday, the center will reopen Jan. 14 at the new Ohlone College campus, 39399 Cherry St. in Newark, a few blocks from the current Balentine Drive office.

Fall 2007

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