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Alumnus Ronald Banaszak (’95, hospitality management) has been elected to the National Board of Directors for the Club Managers Association of America. An active member of The Collins College alumni community, Banaszak is general manager/chief operating officer of the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco and a certified club manager.
Professor Named to State Committee
Oscar E. Chavez, assistant professor in animal health science, has been appointed to the Registered Veterinary Technician Committee, which reports directly to the California Veterinary Board. The five-member committee helps to ensure standards for veterinary technicians, which may include licensing, regulation and legislation. Chavez’s two-year term begins in June.
Collins College Professor Receives National Honor
Collins College Professor Jerald Chesser, CEC, FMP, CCE, AAC will join the ranks of Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse and Jim Collins when he is inducted into the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s College of Diplomates in May. This designation honors a select group of professionals who actively support and strengthen the advancement of professionalism and education within the restaurant and foodservice industry. Chesser is an internationally recognized speaker, author and educator.
Alumnus a Part of Airliner’s Successful Maiden Voyage
When the fuel-efficient Boeing Dreamliner
787 took its first flight last Dec. 15, many in the
aviation industry watched with great anticipation.
One of them was alumnus David LeClair (’90,
industrial engineering), vice president of business
development and program management at Volvo
Aero Services. The company has a long-term
working relationship with Boeing and will share
in the benefits throughout the industry from the
introduction of the aircraft.
Alumna Lauded for Distinguished Service to Auto Industry
The Automotive Hall of Fame presented alumna
Juliana Terian Gilbert (’80, architecture) with its
2009 Distinguished Service Citation. The Automotive
Hall of Fame’s oldest recognition, the award
recognizes individuals who have significantly
improved the industry or their respective
organizations. Terian Gilbert is chairwoman of the
Rallye Group, a luxury auto group based in New
York, making it the largest female-owned auto
dealership network in the nation.
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