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*SCC Instructor DuValle Daniel Recognized for her Community Work

SHORELINE, WA -- Shoreline Community College English Professor DuValle Daniel is one of five to recently receive the Seattle chapter A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI) Service award for her work supporting the mission of the organization that promotes racial equality and economic justice.

 Ms. Daniel was recognized for her support of the mission of the organization, which works for social justice by bringing together trade unions, community organizations and church leaders to work towards eliminating the impact of discrimination, racism, and classism by building coalitions.  Daniel has volunteered in many APRI activities such as the May Day March, Voter Protection and Registration, African American Legislative Day, serving seniors and many other activities under the leadership of President Verlene Jones. 

 Additionally, Daniel has represented APRI on the MLKCLC Diversity Council and has offered support to partner organizations that serve as voices in the African American community around issues that affect the disadvantaged, offering shelter, education, financial assistance and job training opportunities.  Her communication skills as an English professor are an asset to the organization as she helps with large volumes of letters, emails, flyers, minutes and other forms of communications at very short notice to mobilize large numbers of people regarding injustices. 

 “The efforts that DuValle and other faculty and staff make in our communities do not go unnoticed.  We encourage our students to be actively engaged in their communities and instructors such as DuValle are excellent role models,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs, John Backes. 

 When asked why she thinks she is receiving this award, Daniel said, “APRI recognizes the value of having someone who can be depended upon to show up where he or she is needed, to do the work that is necessary, and to stay there until the job is done.  All contributions are important, and APRI Seattle chapter appreciates that.”

 

*Robin Heslop new Director of Safety and Security

Robin Heslop brings 21 years of experience as a crime prevention and community service officer to her new position as director of security at Shoreline Community College.

 

Heslop began her career in 1987 with the Everett Police Department where she spent nine years as a Police Specialist and Community Service Officer. Her duties focused on designing and conducting crime-prevention programs and presentations. Heslop was an instructor at the Criminal Justice/Police Training Center on security methods and personal safety. During her time in Everett, she developed, implemented and supervised the city’s first volunteer citizen-police unit.

 

More recently, Heslop has been the Crime Prevention Officer at the Edmonds Police Department, starting there in 1996. In Edmonds, Heslop recruited, trained and supervised a 40-member volunteer unit. During her first three years on the job, the city saw a 50 percent reduction in residential crime. Heslop was in charge of Edmonds’ National Night Out Against Crime program which received national honors in 2002 and 2003.

 

Heslop is a sought-after speaker on crime prevention, citizen volunteer units and community involvement and communication. For the past three years, she has also run a private crime-prevention consulting business.

 

“My big message is prevention and communication,” Heslop said. “I am really excited to make this campus a very safe place to be. I’d like SCC to be a model for safety and security.”

 

Heslop will report to Daryl Campbell, Vice President for Administrative Services. “Robin’s strengths are just what Shoreline Community College needs,” Campbell said. “Robin has experience as a supervisor, building and implementing crime-prevention programs that involve the community and she is a great communicator.”

 

Heslop takes over from Herb Johnson, who had served as interim director of safety security while the permanent-position search was conducted. Johnson, who had served at SCC twice before, came out of retirement to help the college through this transition period.

 

Heslop’s first day on the job at SCC will be Sept. 17.