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November 2019 Faculty of the Month

Please join the Faculty Senate in recognizing our Faculty of the Month for November: Eli Barbosa

Eli Barbosa redefines Ohlone’s “Students First” motto; he engages daily in the kind of mentorship and direct support that best helps students attain success. Eli works directly with students as one of the faculty advisors for M.E.Ch.A. He facilitates efforts to bring speakers and films to campus, as well as host cultural events on campus like the Día de los Muertos celebration.

Eli also takes students off-campus to community cultural events and to visit college campuses. His one-on-one support helps many students not just realize their goals of completing AA degrees at Ohlone, but also their dreams to transfer and complete four-year degrees at universities. Eli assists with a series of workshops to help Latinx students apply for transfer, including spending countless hours working with students on their Personal Insight Questions for transfer to the University of California system.

Eli is a tremendous support and inspiration to his students. One student noted that Eli is "one of the best professors at Ohlone. He’s always there to help you no matter what!” Another student reflected on how Eli "positively impacted my life in so many ways” because he "pushed me to my full potential and has encouraged me to branch out and try new things.”

As the only full-time faculty member in Chicanx Studies, El