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Daryl Wilkes to be recognized at the Feb 12 MSJC Foundation Gala

image005.jpgMSJC’s own Daryl Wilkes (right) will be among the three people recognized for their outstanding contributions to Mt. San Jacinto College during the Feb. 12 MSJC Foundation Gala.
Daryl will receive the 2011 Employee of the Year award and if you know Daryl, you know why. He exemplifies the phrase “above and beyond.” As Facilities Supervisor on the San Jacinto Campus, Daryl is a dedicated MSJC employee who volunteers his time at college events,  arrives day or night when a facilities issue needs to be resolved and makes sure things are running smoothly on the college’s San Jacinto Campus. He does this all with a friendly smile on his face.
Russell “Butch” Murphy and Roger Ziemer will also be recognized with the 2011 Alumni & Friends awards during the 3rd annual MSJC Foundation’s An Evening With Our Stars gala.
The gala is the Foundation’s signature event to raise money for student scholarships and other endeavors that benefit students and Mt. San Jacinto College. It is open to the public. Use the convenient Payroll Deduction form (PDF) to order tickets now.
This year’s theme is a Rainforest Rendezvous. It includes a fine meal, dancing and entertainment by MSJC students who compete for scholarships. Guests can also view live animals indigenous to the rainforest and bid on silent auction items.

image003.jpgMr. Murphy, a member of the Pechanga Tribal Council, earned an associate’s degree at MSJC and one of the college’s football heroes. He received an All-American honors in football. He went on to earn bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential. Over the years, he has supported education in the region. For more information on Mr. Murphy, visit
image001.jpgMr. Ziemer, recently retired public affairs representative from the Southern California Gas Company, has secured thousands of dollars worth of scholarships for MSJC students from Sempra Energy; has frequently guest-lectured in business classes at MSJC and local high schools; participated in MSJC events; and has advocated for legislation that has been positive for the college.
In addition to the awards, six Mt. San Jacinto College students will perform to compete for a $1,000, $500 or $250 scholarships during the gala.
The students were selected by a group of peers, faculty and staff members during a college-wide audition process. The students are:  
  • Zaneta Tiggett, Hemet - vocalist
  • Sarah Fegel, Hemet – pianist /vocal
  • Matthew Avina, Hemet – Guitar/vocal
  • Wilson Hong, Temecula - Dancer
  • Ali Tousi,  Menifee – Classically trained pianist
  • Carey Pickford, Temecula – Juggler
This black tie optional event begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.
Tickets and sponsorship packages are available now. For more information, visit  or call 951-487-3171.