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Four New Instructors Named at Hartnell College

September 27th, 2006

Four new full-time instructors have joined the Hartnell College faculty with the start of the 2006-07 school year.

Commenting on the new instructors, Hartnell President Edward J. Valeau, said they are "extremely accomplished individuals with impressive credentials and a vast amount of valuable experience that will provide our students with an enriching educational experience."

The new instructors are:
Lawrence Adams III, political science instructor. A part-time instructor at Hartnell since 1999, Adams also has taught at Cabrillo College and the College of Marin. Earlier in his career, he was an instructor at St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y. He holds a B.A. degree in international relations from California State University, Chico, and an M.A. degree in government and politics from St. John's University.

Guy Agrati, nursing instructor. A former teacher and business owner, Agrati worked in the nursing field in various positions at Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center, Bridgeway House in Elizabeth, N.J., and at Natividad Medical Center. He was also a Registered Nurse for Choice Home Health Care in Monterey. Agrati taught part-time in the Hartnell nursing program from 2001-2003, and again in Spring 2006. He holds a B.A. degree in history from Cornell University; an M.B.A. degree in finance from Columbia University; an A.A.S. degree in nursing from Bergen Community College, Paramus, N.J.; and a B.S.N. degree from the University of Delaware.

Sharon McKinney-Radel, animal health technology instructor/program director. A part-time instructor in Hartnell's animal health technology program since 1998, she has 18 years experience as a registered veterinary technician at Ocean View Veterinary Hospital in Pacific Grove where she served as a technical supervisor. Sharon holds two associate degrees from Hartnell - one in animal health technology and another in general education.

Jerry Noble, physical education instructor/cross-country and track and field coach. For the last 1 1/2 years, he has been an instructor/assistant coach for track and field as well as cross-country at Moorpark College in Moorpark, Calif., and assistant coach for track and field at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. For three years while he was a graduate student at California State University, Chico, he was the university assistant track and field multi-event coach. While at CSU Chico, he was voted Most Inspirational Athlete and team captain for track and field. He received National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-America Honors and was the 2001 NCAA Division II Decathlon National Champion. Noble holds an A.A. degree in liberal studies from Moorpark College, a B.A. degree in history from CSU Chico, and an M.A. degree in physical education/ sports administration from CSU Chico.