Amara Aguilar receives Journalism Educator of the year award
by Marivel Guzman
Saddleback College Instructor Amara Aguilar received last April The Journalism Educator of the year award, at the 2014 Journalism Conference of Community Colleges of South of California.
“Journalism Association of Community Colleges, is a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to community college journalism located in California. It is run by an elected board of directors who represent both students and faculty from around the state.” jacconline.org
For the last two years Aguilar have been Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Journalism and adviser for Lariat student newspaper at Saddleback College, in Mission Viejo, CA.
Aguilar earned her Master’s degree on Communication (Journalism) at Cal State Fullerton. For the next three years Aguilar taught journalism courses at California State University, Long Beach, including media design and online journalism, and advised the online Daily 49er and DIG magazine.
Shen in 2008 she moved to Pierce College where Aguilar was assistant professor, and multimedia journalism instructor for 4 years.
Next semester Aguilar will join the prestigious University of Southern California as a full time professor.
She certainly will be missed at Saddleback College.
(All photos courtesy of Akashma Online News)