Rotary meeting line-up

Dr. William Guerriero, Interim President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College will be Rotary’s September 13 speaker.

Dr. William Guerriero, Interim President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College will be Rotary’s September 13 speaker.

Norm Noble

On Tuesday, September 6, Carolyn Richel, M.S. Ed from Hospice of the Valley will present “How to talk to your doctor.” Carolyn has devoted much of her professional life to supporting not-for-profit agencies. She has worked for Hospice of the Valley since 2005, first in the agency’s MediCaring program and currently serving as a community liaison for the Speakers Bureau and in Northern Pinal County. Prior to moving to Arizona, she lived in the Buffalo, New York area and worked with Niagara Hospice in several different administrative capacities. Her background includes a B.S. degree in education and a Master’s in education and counseling. Carolyn’s passion is her family. She and her husband, Frank, have three children and four grandchildren, whom she lovingly refers to as the “adorables.”

On Tuesday, September 13, Dr. William Guerriero, Interim President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, will be the speaker at Sun Lakes Rotary Club. Chandler-Gilbert Community College is one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges in the Phoenix metropolitan area. CGCC is a comprehensive college with university transfer, general education, developmental education, continuing education, and workforce development programs. CGCC’s four locations serve more approximately 20,000 students annually in the growing communities of the Southeast Valley including Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek. Dr. Guerriero has served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at CGCC since January 2003. He was formerly the Vice President of Instruction at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan.

Dr. Guerriero’s experience in higher education administration includes three years as Dean of the Business Division at Monroe County Community College, and a variety of senior executive positions during 16 years of service at Great Lakes Junior College (now part of Davenport University in Michigan). He currently teaches graduate courses in Leadership and Community College Administration, and has also taught undergraduate courses in Management, Business Communications, and Psychology.

Dr. Guerriero earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and an MS in Administration from Central Michigan University. His undergraduate work consists of a BA in Psychology from Aquinas College.

On Tuesday, September 27, Paula Jones, orchestra conductor for Casteel High School, will be the speaker accompanied by eight of her students. Jones attended Northern Arizona University and earned a BME with a dual major in orchestral and choral conducting in education. Her first job was teaching in Las Vegas where she was also the Music Director for the Guardian Angel Cathedral and Assistant Conductor of the Nevada Musical Arts Society. She attended graduate school at Claremont and earned a M.Div. and completed all coursework for the D.Min. At graduation she was awarded the coveted Wilshire Preaching Award for communication. She has been with Chandler Unified Schools since 2003 and has been afforded many wonderful opportunities, teaching at different grade levels. She has also been the guest conductor and clinician for the Arizona Elementary All State Orchestra and the Northern Arizona Jr. High All State Orchestra.