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KEVIN FLEMING
Dean of Instruction, Career & Technical Education
Principal Investigator, National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education

Dr. Fleming supports all Career & Technical Education programs at Norco College as well as CTE curriculum development for multiple state and federal grants. He also serves as the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education. Dr. Fleming’s professional background includes experience working in higher education at community colleges as well as both public and private 4-year universities. Beginning his career in academia within student services, he has experience in classroom instruction, fundraising/foundations, economic development, academic affairs, and professional speaking/training. He most recently analyzed industry and workforce needs providing customized labor market research for the California Community College system through the Centers of Excellence.

Kevin Fleming earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University; a Master of Arts in Educational Policy & Leadership at The Ohio State University, a Master of Business Administration at the University of Redlands, and a Ph.D. in Education at Claremont Graduate University.

 

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COLLEEN MOLKO
Interim Associate Dean, Career & Technical Education Project Director, National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education

Colleen Molko serves as the Project Director for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education.  In this role, she   provides leadership to a nationwide team of educators in developing and disseminating educational resources to address the national need for supply chain technicians.Her professional background includes more than 17 years of program development and management experience in both state government and the community college system.  She joins Norco College from the RCCD Grants Office, where she led development efforts and secured funding for career and technical education programming.  Those efforts include the proposal to the NSF that resulted in funding for the National Center.  She views career and technical education as “a way to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.”  

Ms. Molko earned her Bachelor of Science in Business and Management at the University of Redlands and her Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling at California State University, San Bernardino.

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ASHLEY ETCHISON
Employment Placement Coordinator, Career & Technical Education

Ashley Etchison is the Employment Placement Coordinator with Career and Technical Education. She assists Norco College CTE students in employment preparation as well developing employment centered workshops, advisory boards, and presentations. She is responsible for developing partnerships with local businesses and industry to provide opportunities for CTE students. Ashley also collaborates with CTE faculty and staff to further promote and develop Career and Technical Education.

Ashley holds an Associate Degree from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa and a Bachelor Degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Education. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University.

Ashley started with Norco College in May of 2011. Previously, she had been with Riverside County Office of Education as a Job Developer with their Transition Partnership Program, where she worked to find employment for disadvantaged and disabled youth.

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ELENA SANTA CRUZ
Grants Administrative Specialist

Elena Santa Cruz supports Career & Technical Education and the National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education.  Elena’s role is to provide administrative support, perform accounting tasks, make purchases, process payments, reconcile grant budgets, and maintain office grant records as required by college, district, state and federal regulations.

Elena holds a B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University and has previously worked in grants and career services in post-secondary education.

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CTE Faculty

Rex Beck

Rex Beck - Business Administration: Logistics Management

Prof. Beck is founder of the Logistics Management Program at Norco College, and is responsible for development and implementation of Logistics Management courses. He has over 20 years of successful logistics management experience, including materials management, logistics analysis and administrative support, logistics customer field and call center support, warehouse management system implementation, reverse logistics, warehouse management, and quality system implementation and management.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (one of our nation's best undergraduate engineering colleges), Prof. Beck has a Master of Business Administration degree from the California State University at San Bernardino. He is a member of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), the Distribution Management Association (DMA) of Southern California, and the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA).

Prof. Beck has been recognized by the nation's largest professional societies in the logistics industry. Such recognition includes being Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and a lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) award by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Prof. Beck was also among the first individuals to earn ISM's Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation.

International recognition includes being awarded the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation by the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), and being accepted as a fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

Cathy Brotherton

Cathy Brotherton - Computer Information Systems

Cathy earned a Masters of Business Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She worked for 5 years with General Dynamics where she trained executives and employees on e-mail and personal computer programs.

She has been with Norco/RCC for 26 years and spent one year teaching at Long Beach City College in the area of Computer Information Systems. She teaches computer applications and graphic arts.

“I am a learner because I like the challenge it brings. I am a doer because I can’t sit by and watch. I am a teacher by the grace of God. I love this role and want to encourage my students to become lifelong learners, doers and teachers.”

“I love to teach. My goal is to prepare my students to be successful in their future. They need to be lifelong learners and I try to incorporate things in my class that enable them to do this.”

Sarah Burnett

Sarah Burnett - Early Childhood Education

Currently working on a PhD in Special Education
Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education
Bachelors degree in Social Anthropology

Sarah worked as an early intervention specialist, with children ages 0 to 3 years with disabilities. She has been with Norco/RCCD since 2000 and worked part-time for 4 years and been full-time for the past 6 years.

Sarah has 1 horse, 1 dog, 4 cats, a fish, a boyfriend called Mark and a 9-year-old called Sage.

“I will force you to experience disequilibrium, but don’t worry. I’ll give you the tools to assimilate and accommodate it all back to its’ correct place.”

Gerald Cordier

Gerald Cordier - Engineering

John Coverdale

John Coverdale - Computer Information Systems

John Coverdale is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Norco College, with over 15 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. His teaching background includes technical programming, graphic arts, web design, and computer networking. He has worked as an employee or a consultant for businesses throughout Southern California in fields of law, advertising, entertainment, printing, and manufacturing. He has a Masters Degree in Applied Computer Science and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science.

John maintains a faculty web page at http://academic.norcocollege.edu/coverdale/ and a personal web site at johncoverdale.com

James Finley

James Finley - Simulation and Game Development

James Finley is the Creative Director and CEO of Broken Circle Studios, former Academic Director of Game Programming at the Art Institute of Santa Monica, and Instructor of Simulation and Game Development at Norco College. He is an entrepreneur and owner of four businesses, three of which are related to interactive multimedia. With a passion for education and games development, he possesses over eight years of experience as both an educator of interactive multimedia and a developer of simulation software. James has filled many positions in various game companies, including Chief Technology Officer, Lead Programmer, Lead Character Modeler, Associate Producer, and others. Specializing as a games programmer, he is “fluent” in more than 14 different programming languages. His pupils have gone on to work for many popular games development companies including THQ, Zynga, id, EA, Bioware, Bethesda, and Ubisoft.  Possessing a Bachelors Degree in Computer Systems with a Minor in Information Management, he is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Software Engineering at California State University, Fullerton.

Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia- Drafting

GLEN GRAHAM

Glen Graham - Electronics

Glen Graham teaches many subjects while working in the Electronics Industry. He has earned degrees in Electronics Technology and Computer Systems. He has been awarded over a dozen certificates in Electronics, and has expertise in Nano-Technology and Photovoltaic Systems. He is president and CEO of NPD Corp., a developer of new products. He is an inventor and a U.S. patent-holder. He has performed engineering for major corporations in the food industry and in defense. At Cal Poly, Pomona, he joined Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Alpha Pi, Engineering Honor Societies. He is a California licensed electrical contractor. He holds a lifetime Radiotelephone license with a radar endorsement. He has taught technical math, electricity, electronics, programmable logic controllers, microcontrollers, automated systems, robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, packaging mechanics and world-class manufacturing to corporate industry and for five community college districts. As an Engineering Specialist in aerospace, he designed and programmed mixed analog and digital electronic systems, interfacing with radar beacon transponders, flight systems and computer command, control and communication systems. He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the IEEE.

Brady Kerr

Brady Kerr - Commercial Music

Brady Kerr is faculty in Commercial Music and accompanist for the Music Program at Norco College. Mr. Kerr is a certified expert/operator/instructor in Pro Tools (101, 110, 130, 210, 210M, 210P, 220, 301 and 310M). Pro Tools is the industry standard recording software used in music production, game and film audio. Brady can be seen producing and engineering in the Norco College recording studio, teaching Pro Tools certification classes, and Performance Techniques for Studio Recording. He has recording, mixing and producing credits for Norco College Commercial Music's CD releases, "Alive" (2013), “Falling Awake” (2012), "Take Me There” (2011). “Falling Awake” was listed on the Grammy® nomination ballot. Kerr has been involved with music and theater for over 30 years, 15 of those at Norco College. He is a classically-trained pianist and vocalist, and an award-winning composer. Spending most of his creative time as co-writer and keyboardist for his band, The Letdown, which was featured in IE Weekly as the “Featured Band of the Week”, he's also a vocal coach (students including Lacey Schwimmer from Dancing With The Stars/So You Think You Can Dance, and Benji Schwimmer, winner of SYTYCD Season 2), recording engineer, producer, musical director, choreographer, orchestrator and graphic designer; as well as writing music for film, television, video games and stage. Some of his favorite experiences include being the Lead Sound Designer for BOOM! Ninja (Norco College), touring South Africa with Norco Choir, co-writing the Norco College Alma Mater, singing in the debut performance of 29 LIVES! CA, singing on the original concept soundtrack recordings for the shows Sequins! (as Stephen), A Tale of Two Cities - A New Musical (as Victor), composing the soundtrack for the award-winning film "7-Teen Sips", touring England, Scotland and Wales as a vocalist, and appearing on MTV. His favorite directorial credits include Annie Get Your Gun (Norco Theater Conservatory), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (NTC), The Pajama Game (NTC), Anything Goes (NTC), Once Upon a Mattress (NTC), Grease (NTC), Cabaret (NTC), Little Shop of Horrors (NTC), A Christmas Carol (Performance Riverside), and Oklahoma! (JVHS).

Judy Perry

Judy Perry - Simulation & Game Development and Computer Information Systems

Judy began teaching full-time for RCCD in 1994 after working for 8 years developing naval battle simulations for a defense contractor. She has taught a variety of classes in Computer Information Systems, CIS, but her favorite classes are computer programming. She is currently the department chair for CIS and considers herself to be the ambassador for gaming at Norco College.

Judy graduated with an M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from USC in 1987. She continues to work to further develop the Simulation and Game Development program at Norco College funded by the $2.8 million Title V Portal to Your Future grant. Look for more classes in the area of Game Design, Game Programming and Game Audio in the next few years.

Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas - Construction Technology

I have had the privilege to work for the Riverside Community College District fulltime since August of 2000. Prior to that date I worked part-time for the District. I began teaching in the Fall Semester of 1994 in the area of Construction Technology at the Norco Campus. From 1994 to 2000 I had the opportunity to teach each semester (Fall and Spring) at least one class. Since that time I have taught all 13 courses in our Construction Technology Certificate/Degree program, in addition to 5 other courses designed for the AGC (Associated General Contractors) program. The students in the Construction Technology Program have been a joy to teach. They are focused and eager to learn and as a result do well academically and professionally.

Education
Doctor of Public Administration, University of La Verne
Master of Public Administration, California State University San Bernardino
Bachelor of Arts in Construction & Technology, Prescott College
Associate of Science in Industrial Electricity, Chaffey College
Associate of Arts in Inspection Technology, San Bernardino Valley College
Completion of Carpenter’s Apprenticeship, Rio Hondo College
Associate of Arts in General Education, Chaffey College

Paul VanHulle

Paul VanHulle - Manufacturing

Paul is the professor for Manufacturing courses at Norco College, including the Supply Chain Technology program that is currently in development. He is interested in robotics, blacksmithing, martial arts, emergency planning and communications and metalworking and woodworking using Computer Aided Machining. Currently, he is studying Radio Frequency Identification for use in the new Supply Chain Technology program.

“The classes that I teach provide students with many opportunities for working with their hands and we create an engine during the class.”

Tom Wagner

Tom Wagner - Business Administration: Real Estate

Patty Worsham

Patty Worsham - Business Administration: Accounting

Patty Worsham is a full-time, tenured, Associate Professor and department co-chair of Business Administration for Norco College; part of the Riverside Community College District. Her teaching career began in 1997 as an adjunct professor at Cal Poly Pomona in the Management and Human Resources Department of the College of Business.

Prior to teaching at Cal Poly she co-founded and co-owned a parachute manufacturing company- Paranetics Technology, Inc. that specializes in the design and manufacturing of non-personnel parachutes for the Department of Defense. For ten years she served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration. During this same time she also owned and operated an income tax practice (Bellom & O'Brien). She sold her ownership in both businesses back in the early 2000’s.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Business Administration degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and has completed work toward her doctoral degree at the Claremont Graduate University, Drucker School of Management.

She is committed to helping adults achieve their educational goals and serves as the advisor to the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team at Norco College.

Patty served as a San Bernardino County Commissioner on the Commission on the Status of Women from 2008 - 2010. She believes that everyone is entitled to a quality education and wants children to grow up having achieved life learning and sustainable skills.

Gail Zwart

Gail Zwart - Business Administration: General Business, Human Resources, Management, Marketing and Retail Management/WAFC

Dr. Gail A. Zwart has been with Riverside Community College District for approximately 25 years, the last seven years serving Norco as a Business, Management and Marketing Associate professor. She completed her undergraduate work at Cal Poly, Pomona. She holds two masters – a Masters in Public Administration from Cal State San Bernardino and a Masters in Business Administration from Baker College. In addition Dr. Zwart has a Doctorate in Public Administration from the School of Organizational Leadership at La Verne University. Her dissertation was on the relationship of Leadership and Spirituality in private, public, and non-profit organizations.

Previously Dr. Zwart was the Dean of Economic Development at Riverside Community College District until September 2003. During her tenure as Dean she managed six programs for the District, which worked primarily with business and industry, along with Performance Riverside – the Districts professional theater. Her areas were entrepreneurial in nature and much of her time was spent out in businesses and industry throughout the District setting up training programs, consulting, and developing partnerships. In addition to those functions she also wrote grants, developed pilot programs, and managed a staff of 23 full time and numerous part time employees. Prior to her position as Dean of Economic Development she was the Director of Community Education and the Director of Community Education and Contract Training. As a faculty member she served as the Department Chair for four years and was the Chair of the Strategic Planning committee and the Governance Committee. She is currently involved in a grant that incorporates gaming into the classroom. Dr. Zwart developed the Human Resources Certificate for Norco College.

Dr. Zwart has served on community boards such as the Executive Board for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and the City of Riverside Parks and Recreation Commission. She believes that giving back to your community is a responsibility everyone should take seriously.