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Staff Recognition

Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year

The criteria for selection is based upon an employee’s outstanding service to the Santa Barbara City College campus community. Relevant activities include serving on campus committees, involvement in community service, participation in professional and personal growth classes and workshops, professional organizations and volunteer commitments.

2018 Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year:

Sherie Higgins

Administrative Assistant II to the
Dean of Educational Programs - Career Technologies

Dr. Beebe, Sherie Higgins, Liz Auchincloss


2018 Outstanding Classified Honorable Mentions:

Victor Bryant
Catalog/Schedule Specialist, Scheduling Office

Jason Levy
Tutorial Center Coordinator

Jeff Barnes
Technology Specialist, Faculty Resource Center

Regina Reese
Lab Teaching Assistant, Learning Resources Center

Congratulations to all honorees.
Click here to read the press release.



2017 Classified Employee of the Year
Josue Miranda  
LTA Automotive Services

josue miranda

2017 Classified Honorable Mentions:

Loretta Chapin
Program System Support Specialist 

Christina Lomeli
Student Program Advisor, Dual Enrollment Program

Bianca Waaler
Admissions and Records Technician 

Lorraine Valenzuela
Security Coordinator


Classified Employee of the Year Recipients 1983 - 2016

1983 Bill Harz Earth Science
1984 Rob Reilly Information Office
1985 Barbara Armstong Business Office
1986 Merv Kerr CE-Facilities & Operations
1987 Nancy Hull Chemistry
1988 Peter Raschke Drama/Music
1989 Jane Marsh Business Services
1990 Helen Wilden Bookstore
1991 Alma Leadbetter President's Office
1992 Don Ion Physics
1993 J.P. Dupart Facilities & Operations
1994 Bill Hull Biology
1995 Carlos Ramirez Security
1996 Bill Regis Library
1997 Stella Castellanos Human Resources
1998 Anita Bradford Information Technology
1999 Deanna Gregg English / Math
2000 Margaret Okinaka Accounting
2001 Madeline Burridge Health & Wellness
2002 Chris Miller Duplicating
2003 Patty Ontiveros Telephone/Mail
2004 Jason Thornell Information Technology
2005 Sandy Allain School of Culinary Arts
2006 Shar-Lynn Timm Human Resources
2007 Richard Macabio Auxiliary Accounts
2008 Rosemary Santillan International Students
2009 Leilani Browne Human Resources
2010 Arnold "Dave" Gowans Computer Science
2011 Olga Gonzales Information Technology
2012 Argelia Aguilera CE - Wake
2013 Raquel Alvarado ESL
2014 Elizabeth Stein Career Tech
2015 Jesse Valentine Felix Community Services
2016 Robert Brown Faculty Resource Center


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