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Three new professors make the grade

City College welcomes three new faculty members: Arthur Hernandez, Devin Engebretsen, and Melissa Fellman, who were given roses by President Jeffery at the convocation event held to kick start the Fall 2011 semester for City College faculty.

“I think we are very fortunate to have the new faculty hires that we have,” says Mary Turner, vice president of instruction. “They were all chosen for their past experience,
expertise in their discipline and their enthusiasm for teaching in the community college system.”

Although a new face to City College, Professor Arthur Hernandez says he accepted his position as a full-time assistant professor of economics with great
honor. Teaching at City College as a part-time adjunct faculty since 2008, Hernandez knew that teaching was going to be a part of his future since graduating business school
many years ago.
“I’ve had all these years of work experience since then, but my favorite job has always been that part- time teaching job,” Hernandez says. He brings his experiences working in financial roles from corporate settings with big glass buildings and conference rooms to extend his knowledge to students who want to learn. “I’ve got quite a bit of real-world experience,” says Hernandez. “This is the real world too; learning is the real world. I want it to be about getting people excited to learn about new things.” Despite already teaching at City College for three years, Hernandez still finds excitement in the first day of class.

“There is an adrenaline rush of a new beginning, new opportunities for my students who have probably never taken economics courses before,” Hernandez says.
New head women’s basketball coach Devin Engebretsen comes to City College after working as athletic director, P.E. teacher and women’s basketball coach at Notre Dame High School in San Jose.

“I love it so far. It’s been kind of a whirlwind right now, and I ‘m trying to get my feet set,” Engebretsen says.
The responsibilities of being a college professor requires Engebretsen to stay sharp when teaching classes like Weight Training and advising the Life Fitness Center,
which he is doing this semester, as well as teaching classes in basketball as part of the P.E. Curriculum.

“As a kinesiology professor we really have to be good at our craft,” says Engebretsen. “There’s an old wives’ tale where they say P.E. is ‘just go take the ball and go play,’ and we’re not doing that. We go over injury prevention and working out for lifelong fi tness and lifelong health.” “I’m excited in terms of a new challenge,” says Engebretsen.

“We’re going to work hard, and we’re going to have fun.” This new opportunity is what Engebretsen wanted ever since his own days in community college, but
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“There is a very competitive market for this job,” says Engebretsen.

“I think for basketball coaches there are only about three or four full time positions open in the whole state, so hopefully they hired the right guy.”Also making a big move to Sacramento from Reno, Nev., is Melissa Fellman, professor of dental hygiene and program coordinator.

“I see my future [in City College] as a fl ower in the morning when the sun touches it, and it’s just going to open up,” says Fellman “Right now the petals are just opening.”
Fellman says she was happy to see her dental students smiling at her on her first day of instruction at City College.
“I think they were a little nervous because it was their very first day, and their first class was with me,” says Fellman, who says she was also nervous, but still smiling back.

“That’s what I like, is having that bond with my students. Fellman sees her job as an opportunity to help student and patients by teaching and providing affordable health
care to those who need it as one of the coordinators for the Allied Dental Health Program.

Fellman worked in a private dental clinic practice for 10 years before she realized she needed more education to have more career opportunities.
Fellman says she “killed” herself culminating to an event that led her to City College: attaining her master’s in Public Health from University of Nevada, Reno, earlier this
year. Fellman adds, “I think I can touch the lives of many students, the lives of hundreds and hundreds of patients that come here with all the help from the faculty here, the deans,

[vice president] Mary Turner and the president all coming to me wanting me to do my very best and grow.”
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