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President Mitsui celebrates PCC’s instructors in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week

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Psychology instructors Tony Obradovich and Cynthia Golledge got big surprise visits on Tuesday, May 9 – the president.

PCC President Mark Mitsui stopped by their classes to honor them with gifts for the work they do for students and the college. Mitsui is passionate about the effect instructors have on the community. He has said that everyday, teachers help to make our communities, our region, indeed our country, more equitable and inclusive, and more truly democratic. His classroom visits, which will continue this week, are part of PCC celebrating the national Teacher Appreciation Week.

“This Teacher Appreciation Week, I honor our community college instructors and educators,” Mitsui said. “Thank you for your passion and your calling. Thank you for your commitment to our students and to your craft. Thank you for the central role you play in shaping and strengthening our communities.”

In the afternoon, Mitsui stopped by ASPCC’s Spring BBQ in the courtyard between the CC and HT buildings at the Sylvania Campus. The president not only chatted with students and listened to free music, but also enjoyed a $1 vegan lunch in support of student activities.

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x by Cynthia Golledge 2 years ago

I was going to send a private email to President Mitsui, but I’ll make it public. THANK YOU for that visit. I’ve been fortunate to receive positive evaluations over the years, but in 25+ years I’ve never had an administrator — much less the college president! — stop by with a handshake and a gift. I still have a smile on my face. Thank you for taking the time for that gesture!!!