On November 3, the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation inducted ten new honorees into its Alumni and Athletics Halls of Fame. Among the inductees were Olympic-level athletes, educators, philanthropists, and more.


The SBVC Foundation honored Marta Macias Brown, co-founder of the El Chicano newspaper; Dr. Tom M. Rivera, co-founder of the Inland Empire Future Leaders Program; Roger Schmidt, creator of the first religious studies department at a California community college; Dr. Willie Roberts, a Medal of Honor recipient' and Dr. Julius Zelman, a thoracic surgeon. Roberts and Zelman were honored posthumously.

On the athletics side, five others were recognized: Super Bowl XXX champion David Lang (posthumously); four-sport coach Coach Gene Mazzei; USA National Volleyball Team captain David Olbright; volleyball world champion Dane Selznick; and Olympian and 2001's fastest man in the world Tyree Washington.

The evening's emcee, alumna and Hall of Famer Judith Valles, told the crowd she felt "honored to be in a room with such accomplished individuals. You are the embodiment of success on so many levels."