Three Old Codgers

The Integral Alumni Council (IAC) recently sponsored a gathering where currrent students got together with three distinguished alumni for a discussion about the Program follwered by lunch. Here is a video of the discussion:

Alumna Mikaela Cowles

New publication by alumna Mikaela Cowles Judd '08!

Fresh from boxes in the mailroom @kenmoreair!!! It’s not the New Yorker or a book, but it is my very first issue of explore:NW as editor!!! #overthemoon #editor #travelwriter | Shoutouts to @blueskyephoto and @brendanramseyphotography on p.12; the amazing @otterdrivernw on p.16, @doebaywinecompany on p.22; @rocheharborresort’s donuts by @whimsychef on p. 25; a fabulous lineup of gear from @redpaddleco, @smithoptics, @keen, @blackemberequipment, @filson1897, @hydroflask, @garmin & @dannerboots; and @sanjuansafaris’ Captain Sarah McCullagh p.52!!


Albert Dragstedt - In Memoriam

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We mourn the death of our esteemed colleague Albert John Dragstedt, but we also celebrate the richness he brought to all our lives. See the links below to read the homily from the memorial Mass by Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P. as well as the Eulogy delivered by Brother Kenneth Cardwell, F.S.C.



Alumna Honored

CiCi Focha, '87 was recently honoered by 5th District Congressman Mike Thompson as a 2016 Public Safety Hero for Sonoma County. Beow is the testimony from her union and a copy of the citation she received. Congratulations CiCi!

FOCHA copyCongressman Mike Thompson recognized the Fifth District on Friday with awards to the Public Safety Heroes for 2016.

We are proud of our very own heroine, Sergeant Cecile Focha of the Sonoma County DSA and our Sheriff's Office.

CiCi has been with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office for over 18 years. As a single mother she worked the graveyard shift in Roseland area before becoming a detective. She promoted to Sergeant and was the very first female detective Sergeant in the history of our agency. She was instrumental in the development of the Family Justice Center. She later became the first Press Information Officer (PIO) for the Sheriff's Office. She was the first female Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) instructor for the Office and improved the training program greatly as the Sergeant for ten years.

CiCi is adjunct faculty at the Santa Rosa Junior College. She is an instructor at the police academy where she teaches sex crimes investigations, tactical communication, racial profiling, hate crimes, cultural diversity, domestic violence and EVOC. She was the driving force in the development of the "Alive at 25" program here in Sonoma County.

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