Director of Occupational & Noncredit Programsssebring@palomar.edu
760-744-1150 ext. 3758
Suzanne has worked in education for over twenty years in both the private and public sectors. In her role as Director of Occupational and Noncredit Programs, she oversees Adult Education, Noncredit Programs, and Incarcerated/Formerly Incarcerated Transition Programs. In addition, she serves as chair of the Leadership Council for the regional adult education consortium, the Education to Career Network. She participates on many councils and committees at Palomar and is the co-chair for Team Life (Palomar's employee wellness committee) at the College. Suzanne earned an AA in Humanities as well as an AA in Social/Behavioral Sciences from Mount San Jacinto College; a BA in English from University of Illinois @ Springfield; and an MBA from Ohio University. All of her upper education was completed as an adult while working full time with a family. Subsequently, she has empathy and a passion for working with students in Adult Education.
760-744-1150 ext. 3287
Christie graduated Palomar College with an AA in Aircraft Commercial Pilot, and AS Degrees in Aviation Operations and Management and General Studies with an Emphasis in Science & Mathematics. She received her BS in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She comes to us from the Office of Enrollment Services here at Palomar College, and has over 14 years of experience in education in public, private, and vocational systems. Christie is excited to grow within her new role at the College and with the Education to Career Network.
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3041
Larry graduated from San Diego State University with an MA in Education with an emphasis in multicultural counseling. He also earned a BA from Cal State San Marcos in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. He has worked at Palomar College since summer 2006 as an adjunct counselor for multiple departments including E.O.P.S, Veterans, TLC, STEM Academy and general counseling. In addition, he worked from 2003-2016 for Wahupa Educational Services as an E.O.C. counselor. Larry believes that his commitment to serving the community as a whole will empower students to become constructive members of society as well as successful professionals.
Counselor, Disability Resourceavafaei@palomar.edu
760-744-1150 ext. 5635
Alyssa Vafaei has a graduate degree in Counseling from Sacramento State University. She has 8 years of higher education experience in student services and student life. Her specialty for the last 4 years was working with adult learners in degree completion programs, including first-generation students, Veterans, and students with disabilities. At Palomar College she will be specializing in counseling students with disabilities for the Education to Career Network.