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May 20, 2006
It's no wonder that in 2003 the Glendale News-Press named Glendale Community College President John Davitt one of the city's two most influential people. By then Davitt had already established a legacy of growth and fighting against budget cuts and tuition hikes after nearly 20 years of overseeing the college and its district. That legacy was spotlighted last weekend as hundreds gathered at the Sheraton Universal to celebrate Davitt's 21-year career as the college's president ?
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By: Mark R. Madler | September 24, 2005
To get the attention of talk show host and motorcycle enthusiast Jay Leno, Betty Young sent a picture of herself aboard a Harley Davidson motorcycle. But Young doesn't want to meet Leno at the NBC Studios in Burbank to get his autograph or gush about how much she likes his late-night gabfest. Instead, the Ohio educator wants to get a message to Leno to knock it off poking fun at community colleges and the students that attend them. "The stereotypes he uses are demeaning to students, alumni and the people who work in our fine colleges," Young said.
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By: Mark R. Madler | September 20, 2005
To get the attention of talk show host and motorcycle enthusiast Jay Leno, Betty Young sent a picture of herself aboard a Harley Davidson motorcycle. But Young doesn't want to meet Leno at the NBC Studios in Burbank to get his autograph or gush about how much she likes his late-night gabfest. Instead, the Ohio educator wants to get a message to Leno to knock it off poking fun at community colleges and the students that attend them. "The stereotypes he uses are demeaning to students, alumni and the people who work in our fine colleges," Young said.
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January 17, 2004
Davitt is guest on 'ABCTV Live' GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College President John Davitt will appear on "ABCTV Live with Vrej Agajanian" from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday. The weekly program will air on Charter Communications Channel 26. "ABCTV Live" is a bilingual program that airs in English and Armenian every Sunday. Agajanian will ask Davitt about what type of qualifications the college will be looking for in the person who replaces Davitt.
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November 16, 2000
Katherine Yamada Patrons Club advisor Paul Schlossman joked as he welcomed the audience to the recent fashion show luncheon at The Castaway in Burbank. "Many of you come back every year just to see me and Dr. (John) Davitt model," he quipped. He then thanked the club for its efforts last year in helping raise a record $300,000 in scholarships and grants-in-aid for Glendale Community College students. Eighty students benefited from funds raised by the Patrons Club.
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May 19, 2006
Glendale Community College has a new leader. Audre Levy was appointed Monday to take over as the college's superintendent and president. She will replace John A. Davitt, who is retiring after holding the job since 1986. He is the longest-seated California Community College leader. The Board of Trustees made the official announcement was made at its May 15 meeting, which included a reception. For Davitt, it is Levy's vision, extensive experience and ability to articulate the college mission to the community that made her stand out from other applicants.
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November 11, 2004
Joyce Rudolph While saluting Glendale Community College's top man, the Patrons Club pulled in a record of more than $17,000 for scholarships during its annual fundraiser. "It is one of the most successful years we've had," said President Betty Musacco, about the fashion show luncheon honoring Superintendent and college President John A. Davitt on Friday at The Castaway in Burbank. "He is a beloved president," she added. As a special gift to Davitt, the Patrons Club is having a tree planted in his honor on the college campus.
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April 24, 2004
Suspected DVD thief sought by police SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Police were on the lookout Thursday for a man they believe stole 21 DVDs from a local Blockbuster Video store. The manager of the store, at 1000 E. Colorado St., reported Wednesday that employees believed a man cut open 21 DVD cases and stole their discs, worth $631, according to a police report. The theft occurred between Sunday and Monday, police said. A complete description of the man was not available.
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December 22, 2010
The Oakmont County Club, decked out in all its holiday finery, is a sight to behold. Those who had the privilege were members and guests of the Davitt Group on Dec. 14. The 75 who filled the Garden Room were well-rewarded with the club's signature brunch and entertainment by Glendale Community College's Madrigal Singers under the able baton of Peter Green . Green is the division chairman of the music division on campus. The Davitt Group was formed three years ago, at about the time Supt.
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July 4, 2006
Former president playing blame game Regarding "Vanishing newspapers stir trouble on campus" (June 21), the Glendale Police Department should throw former Glendale Community College President John Davitt in jail for what in my opinion is his violation of our First Amendment. He is the first person I would blame for the missing newspapers. Faculty advisor Michael Moreau said he wanted campus police to confiscate all copies of the student newspaper. Who does Davitt think he is?
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By Ani Amirkhanian | June 27, 2006
GLENDALE ? John Davitt, attended his 272nd Glendale Community College board of trustees meeting on Monday, marking it as his last meeting in his 21 years as the school's president. "It's kind of nostalgic," Davitt said with tears in his eyes. "I think of all the people I've been in contact with ? but I will be on call for the new president if she needs help." Trustees awarded Davitt, whose last day with the district is Friday, with a plaque containing the key to the college.
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June 9, 2006
It's no wonder that in 2003 the Glendale News-Press named Glendale Community College President John Davitt one of the city's two most influential people. By then Davitt had already established a legacy of growth and fighting against budget cuts and tuition hikes after nearly 20 years of overseeing the college and its district. That legacy was spotlighted last weekend as hundreds gathered at the Sheraton Universal to celebrate Davitt's 21-year career as the college's president ?
NEWS
May 19, 2006
Glendale Community College has a new leader. Audre Levy was appointed Monday to take over as the college's superintendent and president. She will replace John A. Davitt, who is retiring after holding the job since 1986. He is the longest-seated California Community College leader. The Board of Trustees made the official announcement was made at its May 15 meeting, which included a reception. For Davitt, it is Levy's vision, extensive experience and ability to articulate the college mission to the community that made her stand out from other applicants.
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May 5, 2006
On- and off-campus events are scheduled to honor John A. Davitt, retiring Superintendent/President of Glendale Community College, beginning with a celebration on May 13 at Universal City Sheraton Hotel. Davitt is the longest-seated community college president in California. He has held the position since 1986. Under his leadership, shared governance was in place at the college nearly 10 years before AB 1725 mandated governance at the state's community colleges and GCC's system has been used as a model at other campuses.
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By: Mark R. Madler | September 24, 2005
To get the attention of talk show host and motorcycle enthusiast Jay Leno, Betty Young sent a picture of herself aboard a Harley Davidson motorcycle. But Young doesn't want to meet Leno at the NBC Studios in Burbank to get his autograph or gush about how much she likes his late-night gabfest. Instead, the Ohio educator wants to get a message to Leno to knock it off poking fun at community colleges and the students that attend them. "The stereotypes he uses are demeaning to students, alumni and the people who work in our fine colleges," Young said.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 20, 2005
To get the attention of talk show host and motorcycle enthusiast Jay Leno, Betty Young sent a picture of herself aboard a Harley Davidson motorcycle. But Young doesn't want to meet Leno at the NBC Studios in Burbank to get his autograph or gush about how much she likes his late-night gabfest. Instead, the Ohio educator wants to get a message to Leno to knock it off poking fun at community colleges and the students that attend them. "The stereotypes he uses are demeaning to students, alumni and the people who work in our fine colleges," Young said.
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