Cerro Coso Community College

84th Annual California Business Educators Convention

CCCC Adjunct Professor Dr. Anthony Damiano (center) received the CBEA Outstanding Business Educator award from Karen O’Connor (left) CCCC Business Chair and Past President; and Bob Livingston (right) CBEA President.

“If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It,” a quote by Walt Disney, was the theme for the 84th Annual California Business Education Association’s (CBEA) 2017 State Conference. CBEA is a professional organization for educators in business, marketing, and related information technologies at all levels of education in both public and private institutions.

Cerro Coso had strong representation at this year’s conference held October 27-29, in Garden Grove, California. In a weekend full of interesting and applicable breakout sessions and networking opportunities, CTE Dean Michael Kane gave a luncheon keynote address on how to find happiness by leading a balanced life. Cerro Coso Workshop presentations included: Suzie Ama – “Online Education Initiative Course Design Rubric: A Faculty Perspective”; Karen O’Connor with Steve Wright (State Chancellor’s Office Sector Navigator for Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Media) – “Business Information Worker/Business Office Technology C-ID Crosswalk”; and Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Chad Houck – “Time to Teach,” a focus on classroom management applicable in both the K12 and community college systems.

CCCC faculty Karen O’Connor is CBEA Past President, Frank Timpone serves as Treasurer, and Anthony Damiano was appointed chair of Publicity and Public Relations. Dr. Damiano also received the CBEA Outstanding Business Educator Award.

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