Prep2Pass in the Tutorial Center

Please announce to your classes or the students with whom you are in contact that the popular end of the semester tutoring & study event, Prep2Pass, is this Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6 & 7th from 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. in the Tutorial Center, 2401. The schedule of subjects being tutored and their times are listed on the home page of the LPC website For your easy reference, I will also post it in this email. Many subjects will be have tutorial coverage all evening. ASLPC will provide pizza, snacks and drinks, the fire pit on the patio will be lit, and LPC students will get assistance from tutors as they prepare for their finals. Thank you for your help in disseminating this information to our students.


Serving students with you,

Pauline Trummel


Tutorial Programs Instructor/Faculty Coordinator

3000 Campus Hill Drive

Livermore, CA 94551

(925) 424-1471


Fall 2016 Prep2Pass Schedule

Tuesday, December 6th

Subject Time
Accounting 6-7 p.m.
Art History 6-9 p.m.
Anatomy 6-10:30 p.m.
Microbiology 6-10:30 p.m.
Physiology 6-10:30 p.m.
Biology 1 6-7 p.m.
Anthropology 6-7 p.m.
Chemistry 30B 7-10 p.m.
Computer Science 6-10 p.m.
Economics 6-7 p.m.
English & Writing 6-10:30 p.m.
ESL 6-10 p.m.
History 6-10:30 p.m.
Math & Physics 6-10:30 p.m.
Political Science 6-9 p.m.
Spanish 6-10:30 p.m.
Statistics 6-9 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7th

Subject Time
Accounting 6-9 p.m.
Art History 6-9 p.m.
Anatomy 6-8 p.m.
Microbiology 6-8 p.m.
Physiology 6-8 p.m.
Biology 31 6-9 p.m.
Anthropology 6-7 p.m.
Chemistry 7-10:30 p.m.
Computer Science 6-10:30 p.m.
Economics 6-7 p.m.
English & Writing 6-9 p.m.
ESL 6-8 p.m.
French 6-10:30 p.m.
Geography 1 6-9:30 p.m.
History 6-10:30 p.m.
Math & Physics 6-10:30 p.m.
Political Science 6-10:30 p.m.
Spanish 6-10:30 p.m.
Statistics 6-9:30 p.m.

Honoring Veterans Day At LPC


NOVEMBER 8, 2016 @ 10 AM


10:00 AM

Honor Guard (Travis USAF),
Singing of the National Anthem

Performance by some of the band members of the Travis USAF concert band


Welcome by President Russell


A few words by Congressman Eric Swalwell


Key note speakers: John McPartland and Jim Zenner


BBQ (Free for Veterans)





Col. McPartland is a retired US Army veteran with over 30 years of active and reserve duty, having served in the Airborne, Infantry, Artillery and Transportation, both as an enlisted member and officer (Mustang), receiving his commission through Officers Candidate School (OCS). His duty assignments have included Europe, Vietnam, Korea and several postings throughout the United States.  His duties have included: combat and combat support operations, command, staff and instructor; He has over 50 awards/decorations that include (in part): Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 9 Air Medals and Air Crew-member, Airborne and Air Assault Wings. While a reservist, he was mobilized several times for the First Gulf War, Earthquake Disaster Support and deployment to Korea. He was inducted into the Artillery Hall of Fame in 2008 and was recognized as Veteran of the Year at the California State Capital in 2015. He still supports several military fraternal organizations and serves on Congressman Swalwell’s Military Academy Selection Panel.


John left active duty after 7+ years and his second Viet Nam tour.  He then remained in the Reserves and rose to the rank of Colonel.  In civilian life he entered the fire service, advanced through the ranks of the Oakland Fire Department and retired after 25 years as a Chief Officer with specialized experience in Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Management and Urban Search and Rescue.  He still teaches in local community colleges and serves on their advisory boards; he trains at the federal, state and local levels on Leadership, Emergency Management, Disaster preparedness and Terrorism, and has consulted and trained internationally on Multinational Civil/Military Disaster Operations.

John is currently serving his second elected term on the BART Board of Directors and, in addition to his duties there, has become an expert on Earthquake Early Warning which has resulted in him testifying to congressional and state committees in 2014 and presenting on this subject to the White House in 2015.

John has a BA from St Mary’s College in Moraga, CA (his Thesis was on Earthquake Disaster Planning), a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Cal State East Bay in Hayward, CA and is a graduate of the prestigious US Army’s ‘Command and General Staff College’

About Jim Zenner –


Jim Zenner is currently the associate director for community programs for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC. In this role, Zenner oversees a team of peer support specialists, care coordinators and MSW interns responsible for outreach and engagement.

Prior to joining the clinic, Zenner worked as the assistant director of clinical veteran programs for Volunteers of America of Los Angeles. There, he envisioned and implemented numerous innovative programs around veteran homelessness and peer navigation. He has also presented numerous times on peer navigation and outreach to improve access to mental health, housing, and other critical services.

A U.S. Army veteran, Zenner spent seven years in the military, including three years with the Army Reserves, and completed a 15-month deployment to Iraq in 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 1-14 Cav 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

Zenner received his bachelor’s in psychology from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington, where he primarily focused his research on cultural barriers to accessing mental health services. He received his Master of Social Work from the USC School of Social Work, where he conducted an independent study on treatment-seeking behavioral differences between veterans of the Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Global War on Terror campaigns.

Jim has three children and currently resides in Monterey Park, Ca.

Jim Zenner LCSW

Associate Director of Community Programs

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC

4th Annual Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series event

Dear Colleagues,

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur, marketer, educator and student in today’s fast-paced digital and mobile world? This question and more will be addressed at the upcoming 4th Annual Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series event. Please see the attached flyer.

San Ramon based entrepreneur Adam Lavine will present a talk, “Entrepreneurship in the Age of Mobile and Digital,” at 6-7:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in the Multi-Disciplinary Building Lecture Hall, Room 2420. Presented by the Business Studies Program, the series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; early arrival is encouraged.

Please tell your students! Sign-up sheets will be available to support extra credit opportunities.

Adam is the CEO of FunMobility, an award-winning digital experience innovation company that connects brands and audiences through engaging mobile content. His work has reached more than 60 million consumers for brands including Chiquita, Pepsi, Regis, Ace Hardware, 3M, Comcast, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Gallo Winery and many more.

Adam is a friend of LPC and already has hired two of our students as interns. This talk offers students a perfect opportunity to meet him. He is a passionate, creative and results-oriented entrepreneur with deep experience in multi-channel mobile engagement, digital experiences and advertising. He strives to create value by delighting customers; we are sure he will delight audience members as well during his talk.

Prior to FunMobility, Adam was founder and CEO of Specular International, a 3D graphics and animation software company used by Disney, ABC Television and Industrial Light and Magic. Specular’s flagship Infini-D software inspired fans such as filmmaker J.J. Abrams and musicians Ace Frehley and Herbie Hancock. Specular was sold to a publicly traded company, MetaTools, where Adam worked on streaming 3D technologies before leaving to found FunMobility.

Before Specular, Adam was an animation instructor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and produced and directed animations for the National Science Foundation. He graduated cum laude from the university with degrees in English and educational computer animation.  He worked his way through college as an internationally touring juggler and magician.

Adam is the founding chair of the Mobile Marketing Association’s Mobile Coupon Standards Committee and chairman of Motzie Inc., a mobile recruitment and talent acquisition company.

Thank you for your support!


Mary M. Lauffer
Instructor, Business and Marketing
Las Positas College