Ohlone College graduates are making a difference!

Each year the College honors one Outstanding Alumnus. This years honoree is Tom Collett! 

 View a list of past honorees.

Tom Collett
2013 Outstanding Alum
1989 Ohlone College Graduate

Tom is an eighth grade science teacher at Newark Junior High School in Newark, California. He has named Teacher of the Year by the State of California in 2012 and received the Accenture/Chabot Space and Science Center Teacher of the Year award in 2006 for excellence in science teaching. He created the innovative program, Marine Science and Technology Institute (MaST), and was instrumental in the development of several Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) teams – one of which ultimately placed first in the nation in 2007.

Congratulations to Tom Collett!

Do you want to stay in touch?

The Ohlone College Alumni and Friends program offers graduates and friends of the college a wonderful opportunity to stay connected!

Ohlone's 50th Anniversary is coming up, and we're planning a series of alumni events in 2017.  Please signup if you would like to stay up to date!

Thank you to our Alumni & Friends Lifetime Members

  • Inga Bellamy
  • Gari Browning
  • Mike Calegari
  • Steve Cho
  • Sarah Daniels
  • Patricia Leigh-Anne Elizondo
  • Lester Fong
  • Shelby Foster
  • Debra Franklin
  • Jeannette Guthrie
  • Donald Harper
  • Bill Harrison
  • Brad Hatton
  • Mike Holtzclaw
  • Brian Hughes
  • Donna Ireland
  • Mark Wade Lieu
  • Deb Parziale
  • Rakesh Sharma
  • Connie Teshara
  • Jennifer Toy Harrison
  • Gloria Villasana Fuerniss
  • Kelly Wilmeth
  • Jim Wright