"I had a phenomenal teacher at Ohlone College and his name was Walter Halland (Emeritus Professor of Biology 1971-2000). He looked like Santa Claus, and he was high energy and enthusiastic, often running around the classroom passionately teaching about science. He was one of the main reasons I chose to become a science teacher and I have modeled my teaching style after him."

Tom Collett
2013 Ohlone College Honored Alum
Teacher, Newark Junior High School