IVC prof honored posthumously
Josie Malik, a part-time instructor at San Joaquin Delta College for 19 years received the second annual David B. Milroy Part-Time Faculty Award during CCA’s spring conference. Also honored posthumously with the Presidential Award was Armando Mendez, who was an instructor at Imperial Valley College.
A learning disability specialist, Malik teaches reading and works diligently to serve students with disabilities on campus. As a union activist, she has held the position of 3rd vice president-adjunct of the San Joaquin Delta faculty association and has been an integral part of the chapter, organizing the Part-time Appreciation Month activities and working to promote and increase the number of part-time instructors at the local level. She serves as a member of the Faculty Equity and Diversity Committee and on the CTA State Council, where she’s a member of the special education committee. Malik is also a CTA liaison to the California Association of School Psychologists.
The Milroy award was named for another longtime retired faculty activist, David Milroy, who has served in leadership roles within CCA and in other faculty organizations.
Armando Mendez, who worked for years to organize part-time faculty at the IVC campus was recognized as a warrior for justice by his campus colleagues. The campus community was saddened by his untimely death on August 18, 2011, the same evening that the newly recognized IVC PT Faculty Association was officially accepting membership applications on campus. His family members were on hand to accept the special award.