Jackie Waide was hired full-time in January 1970, after two years as a part-time instructor. She retired in May 1995 after 27 years of dedicated service. She was one of the Pioneer Faculty at the temporary Serra Campus off Washington Boulevard in Fremont. She was also involved in the planning and the move to the permanent Fremont Campus on Mission Boulevard in 1974.
Jackie played a significant role in the creation and development of the Ohlone College Airport Transportation Technology Program curriculum. She was also a pioneer in distance education by developing a telecourse on the Basics for the Private Pilot and authoring a Viewer’s Guide for the course. The college benefited greatly from Jackie’s background as a pilot examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration.