Cuesta College to honor 3 alumni, 6 volunteers at awards luncheon

Cuesta College
Cuesta College The Tribune

Cuesta College will honor three alumni and six volunteers at its 29th annual awards luncheon on March 24.

Alumni honorees include Ted Emrick, a multimedia painter and sculptor who runs his own art studio in Los Osos; Jim Gregory, a retired teacher and author who lives in Arroyo Grande; and Frank Mecham, a former Paso Robles city councilman and mayor as well as a former member of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.

Volunteers being recognized include Dee Lacy, a member of the Cuesta College Foundation board of directors and vice president of membership; Gabriela Perez, a first-generation college student studying sociology at Cuesta College; Mia Alexander, a second-year Cuesta College student who wants to open a residential program in San Luis Obispo County to help women suffering from addiction; Marcus Ziedses des Plantes, an architect and Cal Poly grad who serves as head coach for the Associated Students of Cuesta College men’s soccer team; and Ken and Darlene Kellett, who have supported the Cuesta College Athletic Booster Club for many years.

Andrew Sheeler: 805-781-7929, @andrewsheeler