Affinity Group LGBTQIA+

This Affinity Group is in support of the LGBTQIA+ (L=Lesbian, G=Gay, B=Bisexual, T=Transgendered, Q=Queer, or Questioning, I=Intersex & Indifferent, A=Androgynous or Asexual or Allies, + = All others) community. The Lavender Group helps to connect the LGBTQIA+ community of professionals and allies. This community will assist individuals to be more productive and successful in career and life endeavors.

The goals of the Lavender Affinity Group as of June 2021:

  • Assist individuals of the LGBTQIA+ to reach higher levels of professional employment in the SOCCC District and beyond.
  • Educate individuals (staff and students) of the hardship experiences by the LGBTQIA+ persons.
  • Provide safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ staff and students community.
  • Act as a social support group with focus on education and advocacy.
  • Participate in Region VIII advocacy board(s) and disseminate and foster possible scholarships for the LGBTQIA+ population.

How to support the LGBTQIA+ Community from the SOCCCD

Resources:

IVC Pride Scholars Program SC Health Services Health inequality TruEvolution
National Gay Hotline Employee Guide- Assisting Students SC health services Sexual Assault Hotline
National Gay Senior Hotline PFlag support hotlines The Center OC LGBTQ+

Members of  the Lavender Group - email dmineo to be listed as a member or an ally:
*Leads of the Lavender Group

Name Location Division or Department Contact information
Donald Mineo* Saddleback Career Guidance Services

www.saddleback.edu/career
https://www.saddleback.edu/dmineo

949-582-4965

Sholeh Alizadeh Saddleback Re-Entry Resource Services www.saddleback.edu/reentry
949-582-4575
Maria Castellanos* Saddleback CalWorks Counselor www.saddleback.edu/calworks
949-582-4207
Carmenmara Hernandez- Bravo Saddleback L.A./Inter'nl languages www.saddleback.edu/chernandezb
Melissa Klimowicz Saddleback SC technology dept. www.saddleback.edu/ts/
Marco Madariaga- Benavide Saddleback College Promise Program

www.saddleback.edu/career

Erin Pollard* IVC Manager of Student Equity students.ivc.edu/pride/ 
Steve Rosa Saddleback FAMT/ Dance www.saddleback.edu/fa/Dance-Department
Eric Hilden Saddleback Econ Dev & Business www.saddleback.edu/jobs
Juan De La Cruz Saddleback Career Resource Center www.saddleback.edu/career
Renee Garcia Saddleback Anthropology Dept/ Soc Science (SS) www.saddleback.edu/sbs/anthropology 
Pete Murray Saddleback Humanities/ SS www.saddleback.edu/pmurray 
Georgia Guy Saddleback Dean Equity & SP www.saddleback.edu/sesp/student-equity-and-special-programs-division 
Nicola (Nic) Perry Saddleback Administration www.saddleback.edu/nperry
Sam Lockhart Saddleback ASG President 2021-22 www.saddleback.edu/asg 
Lori Parra Saddleback EOPS specialist www.saddleback.edu/eops
Cheryl Bailey IVC Chair/ Library Svs www.IVC.edu/library
Edwin (Eddie) Tiongson IVC Speech Instructor academics.ivc.edu/arts/communications
Lisa Liao IVC Outreach Assistant www.ivc.edu/outreach/services
Brett McKim ATEP Integrated Design Instructor atep.ivc.edu/academy
Angel Hernandez IVC Counselor students.ivc.edu/counselingcenter/
Tiffany Gamboa IVC Counselor students.ivc.edu/counselingcenter/
Robert Melendez IVC Counselor students.ivc.edu/counselingcenter/
Andrew Malinis IVC Pride Scholars Counselor students.ivc.edu/pride/
Ryan Hitch SC English Instructor www.saddleback.edu/rhitch2   
Anthony Szczurek SC Political Sci. Instructor academics.ivc.edu/sbs/
Yyonne Balardes SC Office Assistant saddleback.edu/sbs