Mediha Din, a part-time sociology instructor and member of the El Camino College Federation of Teachers, Local 1388, received a Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education from the California Community Colleges, which comes with $1250. The award recognizes Din’s creative teaching strategies and outstanding work with at-risk students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, service as faculty advisor for the Muslim Student Association, and initiatives to engage students in community service.
Khalid White, an Ethnic Studies professor at San Jose City College and member of the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, Local 6157, has co-authored a new guidebook titled Teaching Men of Color in the Community College. His coauthors at San Diego State University coordinate the Minority Male Community College Collaborative there. Order the book online. m2c3.redshelf.com
Janet Eberhardt, a community relations specialist at Monroe Elementary and member of United Educators of San Francisco, Local 61, was named the 2015 Education Support Professional of the Year by the National Education Association — an honor that came with a $10,000 check. In her 29 years with San Francisco Unified, Eberhardt has worked to mentor students and families. She, like all UESF members, belong to both the NEA and the AFT. Order the book online.
Andra Hoffman, a part-time political science instructor and member of the Glendale College Guild, Local 2276, was elected a trustee of the Los Angeles Community College District, edging out her opponent by a half a percentage point (35.48 percent to 34.99 percent of the vote) to win an at-large seat.