Spring 2019

Section 4630 of COUN53
College Survival Techniques -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019
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Contact Sr. Quiroz via text or e-mail via 707-486-3960

Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education, Loma Linda University 1975

Master of Arts, Educational Counseling, Cal State University San Bernardino, 1991

Master of Science (In Progress), Organizational Leadership, National University

Academic Experience: 

Higher Education
Santa Rosa Junior College
Napa Valley College
Solano Community College
Mills College
Napa County Office of Education

Teaching Courses for Counseling Department

  • Introduction to Career Exploration
  • Student Success-First Year College Experience
  • EOPS Summer Readiness - Weeklong Introduction to College
  • College Preparation Skills
  • Take Charge of Your Learning
  • Introduction to College
  • Effective Study Workshop
  • The Transfer Process
  • College Survival Skills

Counseling Seminars

  • Transfer 101
  • Transfer Application Workshops
  • Academic Probation and Dismissal Workshops

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Pre-College High School Outreach
Teaching College Success and First Year College Experience Courses
English Language Learner Outreach Project

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

State of California Educational Planning Initiative

  • Member Steering Committee
  • Chair Student Portal Steering Committee
  • Member (past Co-Chair) of Educational Planning and Degree Audit Steering Committee

Santa Rosa Junior College Educational Planning and Degree Audit Pilot Project

  • Member Core Group

Professional Development Committee (AFA Assignment-Present)
Strategic Planning and Enrollment (AFA Assignment)
Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Outreach (2013)
Co-Chair, Accreditation Committee on Finance (2003)
Co-Chair, Accreditation Committee on Human Resources (2009)
Chair, Petaluma Faculty Forum (2006-2008)
Budget Advisory Committee (2004-2006)
Equal Employment Advisory Committee (2005)
District Review Board (2010 and 2016)
Region III Representative, CCCEOPSA Executive Board (2006-2010)
City of American Canyon, Parks and Recreation Commission,(2002-2006)
Member, American Volleyball Coaches Association
Member, National Counseling Association

Presentations and Publications: 

California Community College Extended Opportunities Programs and Services Association Conference - Presenter

California College League (2015) Presenter

California Community College Accreditation Institute (2014) Presenter

California Community College Academic Senate Fall 2014 Plenary - Presenter

California Community College Academic Academy 2015 - Presenter California Parks and Recreation Society-Convention

CPRS Western Conference 1995 - Seminar: Therapeutic Recreation in a Correctional/Psychiatric Setting

Napa Valley College Athletics Seminar - Coaching the Coach
--Local Volleyball Coaching Clinics for Youth Coaches

Santa Rosa Junior College

  • English Language Learners Outreach Orientations
  • Petaluma City Schools Executive Board
  • Petaluma Leadership
  • Novato School District DELAC Parent groups
  • High School and Junior High School ELL Precollege Outreach
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Strategic Planning "Community Conversations"

On-Air (Radio)Presentations


Honors and Awards: 

ELL Santa Rosa Junior College - Legislative Recognition
Practices With Promise

  • Top 20 Pre-College Outreach Programs

Preparation is the precursor to success