The Advocate

Denise Mills overcomes addiction to help others rebuild their lives

By Cindy Pantoja, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

When life hits you so hard you hit rock bottom, you are only left with two options — either give up and stop trying or you gather whatever strength you have left and become a legend. Denise Mills decided to become an example of strength since she arrived in the Bay Area in 1980. She has overcome the...

Educational endeavors sends off ASU leader

Educational endeavors sends off ASU leader

By Michael Santone, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2018

After committing to transferring this fall to Saint Mary’s College in Moraga and running for Hercules City Council, Alexander Walker-Griffin will be vacating his post as Associated Student Union president come Dec. 14. “I’m going to miss being able to have a place to call my second home,” Wa...

Passion for music, justice brighten life

Passion for music, justice brighten life

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

September 11, 2018

Oftentimes there are turning points in people’s lives when they have an experience that sticks in their minds and drives them to achieve something greater than they believed they could accomplish. That particular moment sets them off on a path, whether it be volunteer work that affected them or a ...

Automotive partnership fuels growth

Automotive partnership fuels growth

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

September 11, 2018

A warm breeze periodically drifted through the automotive department’s collision yard as Toyota executives, dealers and Contra Costa College faculty and staff came out Aug. 16 to celebrate the new TechnicianTraining & Education Network (T-TEN) partnership. One of the first community college...

Professor’s heartfelt dedication Remembered

Professor’s heartfelt dedication Remembered

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

September 11, 2018

Fighting cancer for many of her years, life was not always easy. Yet English professor Robin Brooke Eubanks could provide happiness to those around her and create a joyful environment in her educational spaces. On Aug. 12, Eubanks died of cancer. She was 49. Liberal Arts Division De...

Richmond Ceasefire looks to the future with town hall celebration

Richmond Ceasefire looks to the future with town hall celebration

By Jessica Suico, Assistant News Editor

July 6, 2018

To stop gun violence that perpetuates the community and local law enforcement there must be a coalition between a larger part of the community and the police who have sworn to protect them. The Ceasefire Organization of Richmond and Living Hope Neighborhood Church help raise awareness on gun violence...

Richmond celebrates LGBTQ+ community, pride

Richmond celebrates LGBTQ+ community, pride

By Denis Perez, Art Director

June 5, 2018

Wind waved the flag of the LGBTQ+ community as upbeat music played over a portion of Richmond’s Marina Park during the fourth annual Richmond Rainbow Pride event in Richmond, California on June 3. Richmond resident Fray Abigail said the flags waving the rainbow prints represent democracy and freed...

Nursing mentor Fran Jacobs-Buster moves on

Nursing mentor Fran Jacobs-Buster moves on

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

May 16, 2018

When reminiscing about her days as a student absorbing the dexterity and discipline she now instills in the aspiring nurses that journey through Contra Costa College’s nursing program, medical-surgical nursing professor Fran Jacobs-Buster is reminded how much CCC means to her. “This place gave me...

Scholarly recognition

Scholarly recognition

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor

May 15, 2018

Each year most college scholarships go unclaimed. District Chancellor Fred Wood said, “Students don’t look. Maybe they don’t think they’re good enough. Isn’t that sad?” This year’s scholarships and awards were presented in the Knox Center, May 2 at the 59th Annual Scholarship Awards Cerem...

Loved counselor Suzanne Huey retires

Loved counselor Suzanne Huey retires

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

May 15, 2018

Counselors keep peeking out their door looking at the empty snack table, wondering why it’s so quiet, waiting for a chance to break up their daily tasks and assist with one of counselor Suzanne Huey’s easily solved IT crises. But the familiar call never comes.    Huey is home in bed, sleeping...

Alumnus shares journey to Harvard

Alumnus shares journey to Harvard

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018

A village raises a child the same way a college community develops a student. That community consists of faculty, classified staff, administrators and successful alumni who take time to nurture student interests and make those interests relevant to their educational paths. Harvard Medical School postdoctoral re...

Wayne Organ to retire after impactful 22 years

Wayne Organ to retire after impactful 22 years

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

April 24, 2018

For many, the foundation of a successful life consists of a quality education, lucrative income and the will to navigate a world that holds a high priority on making a living, even if the job isn’t a person’s true calling. It’s rare in life’s social and economic constructs to be able to combine ...

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