Led by Amber Chiang, APR, MS, the Bakersfield College Department of Marketing and Public Relations is responsible for Bakersfield College's internal and external communications, media relations, publications, web development, and emergency notifications. The Marketing and Public Relations team includes: Amber Chiang, Director of Marketing and Public Relations; Shannon Musser, Web Content Editor; and, Victor Crosthwaite, Receptionist.
You may not know the name Mike Mihalakis, but he was a student at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo before joining the Army National Guard in 2002. Just 17 years old when he enlisted, Mike had to have his parents’ permission to serve his country. As his enlistment date approached, Mike emailed his professors at Cuesta, including professor Jack Sullivan, asking them to “save a place” in their classes for him.
Sadly, Mike never made it back to take his seat in classes at Cuesta. Deployed to Iraq in 2003, Mike was killed in a Humvee accident in Baghdad, just 17 days before his assignment with the National Guard’s 270th Military Police Company was to end.