My College Journeys|
LINC-66E: Cloud-Based Tools
Instructor: William Cavada
Fall 2020, Foothill College
By Peter Y. Chou
|Preface: College is a great place for learning. I've been fortunate
attending two Ivy League Colleges Columbia University in New York City (1959-1963)
and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY (1963-1970). Went to Brandeis University
in Waltham, Massachusetts for postdoctorate research in biochemistry (1970-1977).
Enjoyed hundreds of free lectures at Stanford University (1986-2019). Attended Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto (1987-present) for
continual learning. I'm highlighting what I've learned at each of these institutions of higher learning.
Taught poetry writing CPITS (1991-1996).
||Columbia University (1959-1963):
Majored in Chemical Engineering, and was overwhelmed by the amount of work
involved. Graduated with a B.S. taking 150 units, while 128 units was required
for graduation at Columbia College. Lucky to have poet Kenneth Koch as my freshman English Professor.
Did better in Humanities classes than engineering courses. Enjoyed three Art History classes,
visiting great museums in NYC. Lucky to attend Mayor Willy Brandt's Lecture at Low Memorial Library (3-17-1961),
and had tea with Eleanor Roosevelt where she signed a United Nations envelope. Lived in
Livingston Hall for 4 years.
||Foothill College (1987-present):
Moved to Palo Alto, CA from Boston (1985) to care of my elderly parents.
Left biochemistry career as my prediction method is used for biotechnolgy.
Felt it's more important to awaken inner child within to be more creative
than genetic engineering. Poetry Workshops with
Dick Maxwell (1988-96),
Journal Writing with Nina Holzer (1988-94), Adobe Illustrator, PageMaker, QuarkXpress
with Mary Jane Gause, Graphic Design with Kent Manske (1993-96). Became Instructor in
Internet, Illustrator and Consultant (1997-2010).
William Cavada's LINC classes (2017-2020).