Marc Alvillar (B.A.,'01)
was appointed as returning head coach for Harbor College's baseball program. Alvillar has been teaching at Harbor since 2004 and lead Harbor to the Super Regionals his first time as head coach in 2007. Alivllar also has a strong record of advancing players to four-year colleges, including multiple seasons with a 100 percent transfer rate.
Shawn Ashley (B.A., '76) (M.A., '84)
has announced his retirement after 37 years of service at Long Beach Unified School District. He served as principal at Polytechnic High School for 15 years, the second-longest tenure of any principal at the city's oldest high school. During his tenure, Poly flourished into a national beacon for inner-city education, receiving top recognition from Newsweek and U.S. World & News Report, and athletic recognition from Sports Illustrated. For the past four years, Ashley has been the principal at Jordan High School.
James Reeves (B.A., '77) (M.A., '88)
has been appointed as interim co-president of Marymount California University by the university's Board of Trustees. Reeves joined Marymount in 1978 as a member of the faculty and quickly moved into a leadership role. Reeves was appointed dean of Student Affairs in 1982, and served as vice president since 1994. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2013. Reeves' oversight of the institution's finances and operations has helped grow the student body and expand to sites in San Pedro as well as to Lake County, where the university has established its presence at the Marymount Castle in Lucerne.
Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva (CRT, '11)
was awarded a 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Award for her recent children's fiction book Broccoli Chronicles. In 2008, Bourgeois-daSilva started TCD Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization provides youth with tutoring, mentoring, service learning, community-based projects and more. Bourgeois-daSilva also founded Building Voices, an independent publishing company that specializes in children's fiction, in 2011.
Jezelle Fullwood (M.A., '03)
was recently appointed the new principal of Grant Elementary School by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Fullwood's career spans 20 years in the Southern California region, including with Los Angeles Unified School District and Palmdale School District, where for the past 10 years she served as director of curriculum and instruction, coordinator of staff development, assistant principal and principal of a Turnaround Intervention Model School. In addition she is an adjunct faculty member in the CSUDH College of Education's Graduate Education division.