Faculty in Memoriam
Dr. David Cooper
David was a professor of business law and legal government. He taught in the Business Division for more than 20 years. He inspired students, faculty and staff with his positive, supportive attitude and his zest for life, in addition to his commitment to our students.
As the Vice President of Student Services, Dr. DuBois had been a vital member of the college’s leadership team for many years and a true champion for education. She retired due to illness after serving 6½ years at Fullerton College. Prior to coming to Fullerton College in 2005, she was the Dean of Financial Aid, EOPS and Veterans Services at Long Beach City College. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach, and a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Walden University. In honor of her service and commitment to Fullerton College, the Chris Lamm Memorial Food Bank has been renamed the Chris Lamm and Toni DuBois-Walker Memorial Food Bank.
Chris joined the Child Development & Educational Studies faculty at Fullerton College in 1974 and left to become Dean of the Children’s Programs at Pacific Oaks College in 1988. She returned to Fullerton College in the fall of 1992. Chris directed the Laboratory School at Fullerton from 1974 until 1988, and when she returned in 1992 she was instrumental in founding the Anti-bias Collaborative, Kindercaminata, Faces of Fullerton, and the Fullerton College Food Bank.
Dr. Kenneth "Ken" Meehan
Ken was the Director of Institutional Research and Planning. Ken was well respected on this campus and statewide for his knowledge and expertise in the field of research and planning. He will be missed by us all for his passion for community colleges, love for life, sense of humor, and fighting spirit.
Amanda Rachel Walzer
Amanda was a tenured professor in the English Department at Fullerton College. Amanda was voted “Most Outspoken” in her senior class in high school, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English from UCLA (1994). She also held an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University (2000) and a Certificate in Postsecondary Reading and Learning from Cal State Fullerton (2013). She knew she wanted to be a teacher when, at the age of ten, she found herself admiring her sixth grade teacher’s lesson planning. She started her teaching career as a writing center tutor while at UCLA, and then did a stint as a high school English teacher in Los Angeles. After earning her Masters, she taught at UCLA, East L.A. College, and Pasadena City College before coming to Fullerton. During her time at Fullerton, she delighted in teaching English & Creative Writing at FC and serving as the Faculty Advisor for LiveWire, FC’s Online Literary Arts Journal. Amanda lived in Fullerton with her two sons and their dog, Max. She enjoyed weekends in San Diego with her love, John Warshawsky. In her spare time, she ran track, played soccer, wrote, sang, and played her own songs on the piano.
Robert started his tenure at Fullerton College in 1994 teaching Business Management courses and then went on to teach in the International Business program. Robert was dedicated to providing excellent instruction to his students. He was fluent in both French and Japanese and conversant in Italian and Spanish. He combined his language skills with his love of foreign travel and was able to enrich his student lectures with very relevant views of international business. He was the advisor for Phi Beta Lambda for many years and was awarded the CCCAOE award for Excellence in Leadership in 2001. Robert was also the author of several books. Robert’s presence on the Fullerton College campus will indeed be missed by students, faculty and staff.