Please congratulate our May 2017 Meet Me at Ohlone recipient!
Video System Engineer/Adjunct Faculty
For the past 17 years, Arnie Loleng has been the "anchorman" for making sure all is running smoothly at Ohlone's broadcasting studios. Along with Dough Prazak and Gary Kauf, Arnie was one of the architects who orchestrated the upgrade of the broadcasting facilities from analog to HD, making it a state-of-the art facility for Ohlone students to gain real-world experience. In his role as a Video System Engineer, Arnie is responsible for purchasing and maintaining the technical equipment and training both students and staff in the use of the equipment and software. In addition, Arnie is an adjunct faculty member who takes pride in teaching live TV studio production classes at Ohlone during the evenings. "My industry experience, as well as the constant training in cutting edge equipment used in broadcasting, allows me to share my knowledge with the students and to give back," says Arnie.
The desire to settle down is what prompted Arnie to make the transition from working at several networks across the U.S. to working in academia. Prior to working at Ohlone, Arnie was the Technical Director at KRON, one of the Bay area's local news stations. His industry experience includes working the gamut of behind the scenes roles in news production, as well as on television shows such as Bay Café. Working at Ohlone allowed Arnie the opportunity to live the American Dream. "I was able to get married, start a family and buy a home," reflects Arnie. "I think of Ohlone as my family. It's kind of like home and I feel comfortable here."
Ambitious and hardworking, Arnie plans to pursue his Ed.D. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/TV/Film from San Jose State University and an MBA from Regent University in Virginia. "I like learning new things and moving forward," states Arnie.
Born in the Philippines, Arnie's family immigrated to San Francisco when he was five years old. Both his parents joined the Army and became doctors, resulting in Arnie growing up in different states throughout the U.S. As an "army brat" Arnie learned to adapt. "Whenever I go into new situations or there is a change, I embrace it," says Arnie.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," is "The Golden Rule" that headlines all aspects of Arnie Loleng's life. He follows the philosophy of "servant leadership" where you serve first then you lead. "Faith is important to me," says Arnie. "My faith and my family have taught me that the growth and wellbeing of others comes first, then myself." At Church, Arnie volunteers his time and talents for various outreach opportunities, including producing videos and playing guitar during worship services.
Arnie's hobbies include photography and videography. He enjoys biking, kayaking, hiking Mission Peak, coaching his son's flag football team and vacationing and spending time with his family.
If you haven't met Arnie, take the time to say hello and check out Ohlone's cool broadcasting facilities!