Scholz, Kate Ann

Kate Ann Scholz became a Trustee on the District Board in December, 1981 and retired in June, 2002, after 20 years of dedicated service.  Upon retirement, she was granted Emeritus status. Twice during her tenure on the Board, Kate Ann served as Board President.  She also served one term as President of the Alameda County School Board Association. Kate Ann generously contributed her time to serving the communities of Fremont and Newark and consistently promoted the values of Ohlone College....
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Keller, Richard O.

Judge Richard O. Keller served on the Board of Trustees from November 24, 1976 to January 5, 1996, a total of nearly 20 years.  Upon retirement from the Board, he was granted Emeritus status. Judge Keller was highly regarded by the college community and his fellow Trustees for his professionalism, mutual respect, clear articulation of issues, and sound judgement.  He steadfastly honored the role of the Board in policy issues rather than operational matters.  Several times during his tenure, h...
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Hendrickson, Karen

Karen Hendrickson became a Trustee on the District Board in December, 1990 and retired in December, 2002, after 12 years of dedicated service.  Upon retirement, she was granted Emeritus status. Karen represented the District Area 1 for the City of Newark and consistently promoted the values of the college. Karen was a representative to the Alameda County School Board’s Association and served on the Newark Center Committee.  She served on the board’s budget and audit committees and exercise...
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Fuerniss, Gloria Villasana

Gloria Villasana Fuerniss was a Trustee for the college District from December 1979 to December 1996, a total of 17 years of providing exceptional leadership in the development and implementation of the college mission. While she was a senior at Newark Memorial High School in 1966-67, she got a part-time job with the newly formed Fremont-Newark Junior College District operating out of temporary administrative offices in Newark before the college had even opened.  That summer she was given a f...
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Foster, Ruthe (In Memoriam)

Ruthe Foster was a Trustee on the District Board from 1986 through 2006, electing to retire after 20 years of dedicated service. Ruthe was junior high school teacher who taught social studies and English in Newark for 34 years.  She took her place on the Board in 1986 when she was appointed to fill the seat held by her beloved husband Ken Foster, a local businessman and former Vice Mayor of Newark, Ken Foster, upon his death.  She then was continuously re-elected until her retirement from the...
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Foster, Ken (In Memoriam)

Ken Foster was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1969 until his death in 1986, a total of 17 years of services.  He was appointed to fill a vacancy in 1969 and was first elected to the Board in 1973.  He twice served as Board President. Ken was a Michigan native and moved to Fremont in 1935 and settled in Newark five years later.  He spent 38 years working for FMC Corporation in Newark. Ken was an active civic leader and was involved in an endless list of social and political activiti...
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Aylward, Walter (In Memoriam)

Walter Aylward served on the Ohlone Board of Trustees from 1973 to 1980.  He was a member of many organizations, including the State Bar of California, St. Joseph’s Men’s Club, the Washington Township Men’s Club, S.I.R.S., the Marine Corps Tankers Association, and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where he was an usher. Walter was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated from Tufts University in the Boston area.  He served in the Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956 and was a retired m...
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Archer, Dan (In Memoriam)

Dan Archer was a Trustee on the District from 1979 until his retirement in 2007, after 28 years of dedicated service. Dan served our country with distinction in the United States Marine Corps.  He then had an exemplary career as a teacher and school principal for the Newark Unified School District. Dan served as Chair of the Board several times and worked to build and maintain the outstanding reputation of Ohlone College both locally and state-wide.  He was honored by the Community College...
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Paynter, Dick: Physical Education Faculty Member, Athletic Director and Coach

In the February of 1967, Dick Paynter was one of the first four full-time faculty members hired before classes were to begin that following September.  He had previously been Athletic Director and Coach at Newark High School.  He was one of the Founding Faculty at the temporary Serra Campus on Washington Boulevard in Fremont. In his first year Dick was assigned as Physical Education Instructor and Coach.  He was directly involved in building the athletic program from scratch and the following...
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Reynosa, Jim: Physical Education Faculty Member and Head Baseball and Football Coach

Jim Reynosa was hired in September 1970 and retired in June 1996, after 26 years of dedicated service.  He was a Pioneer Faculty member at the temporary Serra Campus off Washington Boulevard in Fremont and was involved in helping build the physical education and athletics classes and programs.  He was also involved in the planning and move to the permanent Fremont Campus on Mission Boulevard in 1974.  Upon retirement, Jim was granted Emeritus status. Jim distinguished himself as a head baseba...
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