Zach began working at PVCC in 2006, while he was still a full time student. Zach completed his course work and graduated with an Associate Degree in computer aided drafting and design. He also received a certificate in computer aided drafting and design and architectural computer aided drafting and design.
Zach and his wife have two children - a daughter, Allisyn and a son, Bentley.
Zach enjoys working with the students to assist them as they problem solve.
When asked who he admires most, Zach said “my great grandmother. She is 101 years old and just so witty and mobile. You’d think she is 60. She became an Archeologist in her 40s and has traveled the world. She lived through the polio epidemic and the Great Depression. She truly is an inspiring individual.”
Zach says the best advice he ever received was “You can lead a horse to water, but you can NEVER make it drink.”
Zach notes his hidden talent is that he approaches problems by thinking “outside of the box.” His favorite book is Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reilly. He cheers for the Redskins and enjoys Brazilian soccer. His hobbies are raising his family and fly-fishing.
Cameron Rodish, a PVCC Career Coach was hired in 2011. She has an Associate of Science degree from Northern Virginia Community College, a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University and she is currently pursuing a Master of Education from Liberty University.
Cameron enjoys working with elementary and middle school students at PVCC’s Summer Career Academies and the wonderful faculty, staff and students at Louisa County High School. She says the most rewarding part of her job is “working with high school students to ensure they have a goal for after graduation and a path to secure that goal, whatever it may be.
Cameron and her husband Joe have two children. Their daughter, Chesney, is 7 and their son, Cason, is 4.
Cameron most admires her grandmother, Becky Dudley, who she says, “worked very hard in her life to support five children on her own and did so during a time when females in the workplace were not so common or so accepted. She placed a great deal of emphasis on getting an education and working hard.” Cameron also received her best advice from her grandmother who told her that your education is the only thing that can never be taken from you.
Cameron has a hidden talent of speed reading. Her favorite book is The BFG by Roald Dahl.
Cameron’s favorite things include:
Food – Chicken Marsala
Music Group – Counting Crows
Sports team(s) – Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins
TV Show – Anything on Discovery or History channel
Cameron’s hobbies include reading and playing with new technology.
|Sarah began working at PVCC in the Jessup Library in February, 2000. She grew up in Phoenix, moved to New Orleans, then to New York, next to the Brooklyn Bridge. She then relocated to Virginia, first in Northern Virginia and now resides in Scottsville. Sarah was a music major at Southeastern Louisiana University.
She is married to Hardee, who is an architect. Her daughter, Thea, graduated from PVCC with her certificate in drafting and works for Design Electric who, she adds, is the firm completing the renovation at the Jefferson School.
Sarah states that the most rewarding part of her job at PVCC is "helping students and faculty navigate through some of the administrative challenges they might encounter so they can focus on their real work. She also adds that being in the Dickinson Building allows her to walk through the ever-changing and always inspiring, art galleries.
Sarah admires those who have survived incredible trials, like the Holocaust. She admires them for their integrity, humility and joy. The best advice Sarah has ever received is "Stop being anxious . . . who . . . by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span?"
Sarah's favorites include her favorite book, Their Eyes Were Watching God; her favorite food can be found during the International Food Festival and the Art Department's Chocolate Chowdown. Some of Sarah's favorite music is from the PVCC Music Faculty.
Sarah enjoys volunteering and says, "It's wonderful to be able to share something practical, encouraging and positive about the future."
|Koli Cutter, from Oakland, Calif., is a graduate student at U.Va. He began working as an intern with PVCC in the fall. Koli is currently working towards is Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration.
Koli says his career highlights are that he has taught sign language to Madonna and has shared a stage with Nelson Mandela.
Koli has a fluffy black Goldendoodle Sheepdog named Lulu.
The most rewarding part of Koli's work is "seeing the confidence instilled in a student who prevails over life's difficulties when they complete the first step of their future, which is this semester."
Koli most admires Barack Obama and Paul McCartney. He states that "Sir Paul has rocked my musical intrigue for almost 50 years and he is still rocking.
The best advice Koli has received is "Don't give advice, just ask questions and then agree."
Koli's hidden talent is the ability to ride a unicycle. His favorite book is Oh the Places You'll Go; his favorite food is sushi and Koli likes the music group Zap Mama. Koli's favorite sports team is Pop Warner, his favorite television show is 30 Rock and his hobbies include (in his words) "Guitars, Cadillacs and hillbilly music."
Corinne Lauer, administrative assistant for Workforce Services began working at PVCC in 2010. She is originally from Greensburg, Pa., which is less than an hour from Pittsburgh.
Corinne has her Associate of Science degree in business management. She says the most rewarding part of her job at PVCC is “helping those in need of higher education achieve a higher education.”
Corinne and her boyfriend hope to close on their first home very soon. Corinne most admires her parents for keeping her young and reminding her that she cannot take herself too seriously. The best advice Corinne has received is “If you’re going to do it, do it right!”
Her hidden talent is scuba diving, (she’s certified) and she loves to organize!
Corinne’s favorite books are any written by Dean Koontz, Laurel Hamilton and Kim Harrison. Her favorite food is Mexican and her favorite music group is Kings of Leon. It's no surprise, being from Pittsburgh, that Corinne is a Steelers fan.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with family and attending wine and/or music festivals. When she watches television, it is usually one of her favorite shows, 'Ancient Aliens', 'How I Met Your Mother' or 'Ghost Adventures / Ghost Hunters.'
Noriko Donahue was hired as an Adjunct Instructor of Japanese in the fall of 2005. She is originally from Nagoya, Japan.
Noriko received her Masters of Education from the University of Virginia. In addition to teaching Japanese to PVCC students, Noriko is also a piano teacher. She is a pianist / accompanist and is also a choral director.
In her spare time, Noriko enjoys photography and dance.
Deborah Sanderson was hired in the fall of 2011. Deborah is originally from Palm Beach County, Fla. She received a Bachelor of Science in general science and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
Deborah is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
The most rewarding part of her job is "having a positive active role in facilitating a student's future."
Deborah most admires her husband. He had a severe back injury in his youth, yet does not let that stop him. He is a hard worker and demands excellence out of himself. He also strives to help others reach the level of excellence. Deborah says, "He is a kind, honorable, solid man, who puts the needs of others before himself."
Deborah says that the best advice she ever received was "The most important things in life are relationships; build them, invest in them and cherish them."
"The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver is Deborah's favorite book. Her favorite music group is Casting Crowns and her favorite TV Show is NCIS. While watching NCIS, you may find her eating her favorite food, Mexican. Deborah also enjoys Tae-Kwon-Do.
Jeri Lloyd, originally from Zanesville, Ohio, began teaching at PVCC in January, 1995. Jeri received her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Ohio University and her Master of Arts degree in adapted physical education from the University of South Florida. Jeri also received her Certificate of Geriatric Studies from MCV / VCU. Jeri thoroughly enjoys interacting with PVCC students.
She most admires her grandmother, Marguerite Perry Bailey McCoy. Jeri says that Ms. McCoy was a "staunch supporter of women's rights. She was very vocal and an active member of the women's suffrage movement in the 1920's."
The best advice Jeri has received is "Make sure the brain is engaged before opening your mouth."
Jeri is a strong supporter of the Loudoun County Girls Gymnastics team and enjoys dancing, cooking and needlework.
Anne Megibow (at right in photo), originally from New York City, was hired as a dance instructor in the fall of 1974.
Anne's educational background includes coursework from: Grinnell College, University of Virginia, Julliard School of Music, preparatory division and The Martha Graham School of Dance. A few of her career highlights are performing with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Washington’s Fringe Festival, helping to organize and participating in the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane residencies at PVCC in 2011 and 2009, developing an area of specialization degree in dance for the VCCS and receiving the PVCC Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
Anne is married to Jon and has two sons, Nicholas and Danny. They also have Cooper, a yellow lab, and Karma, their calico cat.
Anne states that the most rewarding part of her job is: "Watching my students perform and seeing the smiles on their faces when they dance."
Anne says the best advice she's ever received is: “It’s nothing personal, it’s just business,” a quote from “The Godfather” passed on by her husband.
Anne's Hidden Talent is that she knows a foreign language. She also enjoys reading and knitting.
Anne's Favorites: Book - "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner
Food - Artichokes and mushrooms
International music, especially anything with drums
Musician / Music - Fresol (I have known the scratch d.j. since he was 4 years old!) Clark Terry
Sports Team - Liverpool (British soccer team)
TV Show - Masterpiece Theater
Betsy Hernandez was hired in 1990 as the Public Relations and Marketing Specialist. Her hometown is Canton, Ohio, home of the football hall of fame. Betsy has a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.
During her career, Betsy has almost always held a part-time job (or two) in addition to working full time. She has worked as banquet wait staff, a concierge for private suites in two local sports arenas, security for a major concert venue, an usher for many University of Virginia sporting events, a waitress and a personal care assistant.
Betsy is married to Deny Hernandez, originally from El Salvador. They have one son named Denny who is 16 months old.
“Among the many people I admire are single mothers, immigrants and anyone battling cancer,” said Betsy. “They are all fighters.” the best advice Betsy ever received was “You can’t change the way other people think or act; you can only change the way you react to them.”
Betsy can speak Spanish. “Although Kit (Decker, professor of Spanish) and Jorge (Grajales-Diaz, assistant professor of Spanish) may not agree,” said Betsy. “It's more like Spanglish.”
Betsy’s favorite book is any cookbook. “I read them from cover to cover as if they were novels,” said Betsy. She especially loves old southern church cookbooks.
“Hands down my favorite food is pizza,” said Betsy. Since meeting her husband, however, she has also grown to love pupusas, a traditional Salvadoran dish made of thick, hand-made corn tortillas stuffed with a combination of beans, meat or cheese and served with a spicy pickled cabbage slaw and tomato salsa.
Betsy enjoys reality crime shows like The First 48, City Confidential and Cold Case Files and if forced, will admit to watching the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Mad Fashion and The Millionaire Matchmaker.