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.