Dave Mc Cormac has been a professor at Fullerton College in the printing department for 30 years. Dave is the senior member of the printing technology department and holds the titles of professor and department coordinator. He has never held a job outside the printing industry and started his first printing job in 1963. He has worked in all areas of printing: letterpress, offset lithography, sheetfed and web presses, pre-press to bindery, inplant and commercial shops. He has obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Offset Lithography from Los Angeles Trade Technology College (1967) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Studies/Graphic Arts from California State University Los Angeles (1971). He holds a life teaching certification from UCLA (1975/76).
Dave has been very active in developing industry partner relationships. He was actively involved in the writing and evaluation of the GATF Imaging Certification Curriculum. Dave was selected co-educator of the year in 2002 by the Printing Industries of America, Southern California. Dave has help coordinate many printing industry events in both offset printing and flexography. He also has served as a judge for the PIASC Student Academic Decathlon. Dave is always willing to help his fellow man and this is demonstrated daily when he drops what he is doing to help a student or anyone who walks through the door. Dave gives countless hours of his personal time to make the printing program at Fullerton College successful. The outstanding reputation that follows the printing department at Fullerton College should be credited to the relentless work and dedication of this individual.
Dennis Howey has been a teacher in graphic arts for 27 years and has been an associate professor at Fullerton College in the printing department for the past 9 years. Dennis taught at Lakewood High School for 18 years, advising the graphic arts club, and considers this one of his most cherished experiences. The club began a tradition, still practiced today, of printing homecoming T-shirts and provided a work area for students interested in printing as a career. In 1997 Dennis joined the faculty at Fullerton College and has been busy writing curriculum, helping develop the Flexography program, writing grants, and most importantly helping students achieve their dream of working in the printing industry.
Dennis has obtained an Associate of Arts Degree from Long Beach City College (1976), a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Arts from California State University Long Beach (1978) and a Master of Arts Degree from California State University Long Beach (1980). He holds a life teaching credential in Industrial Arts and Mathematics (1980). Dennis has been recognized as the Outstanding Student for the Applied Arts and Sciences Division (graduation CSULB 1978) and the PIASC co-educator of the year in 2002. Dennis has worked very hard to help build the printing technology department through writing grants and offering new programs. Dennis obtained a workforce development grant that allowed the college to purchase a new Heidelberg offset press. Dennis has written curriculum and certificates for new programs in digital printing and flexography. He currently serves on several campus committees including the Technology and Engineering division representative on the Academic Senate for Fullerton College. Dennis works closely with the printing industry to help co-ordinate various workshops in flexography for the local printing industry.