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Faculty and Staff

Shezwae Powell: Theatre Arts Department Chair 
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Rick Hoglund: Associate Faculty
Rick earned his Bachelor of Education in Music from the University of Toledo. He continued postgraduate classwork at California State University San Bernardino, concentrating on integrating music and theater. This blend of performing arts suits Rick's present MSJC teaching assignment where he serves as Musical Director for musical theater productions and instructor of the Techniques of Musical Theater class. Rick teaches a variety of music classes for San Bernardino Valley College, including class piano, music history, music theory, and choir. He is a CSUSB lecturer, serving as Musical Director for most of their musicals since 1998. He also teaches elementary school instrumental and vocal music for the Hemet Unified Schools. Rick is a member of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association and the Phi Mu Alpha Honorary Music Fraternity.
Minnie Christine Walters:  Costume Designer
Christine has been involved in the theater for twenty five years here in southern California and in the Midwest. She has a BA in fashion Design,a MA in Musical Theater/Acting and an MFA in Costume Design.  She is also currently working on her PhD in Instructional Leadership.  Christine has enjoyed a long career teaching fashion and csotume design calsses as well as piano, voice and trombone.  She currently teaches at Idyllwild Arts Academy where she has been the resident costume designer for the theater and film departments. She also teaches at the The Art Institute in sn Bernardino where she opend the Fashion Design Department 7 years ago. Her love of singing has led her to love opera where she continues to work for California State University Fullerton as the resident opera workshop costume designer. Some of her professional credits include assistant costume designer for the Hollywood Bowl,work in Chicago for Mr. Michael Bulter in designing HAIR remount.  She is glad to be back at MSJC and hopes to contribute to the future theater program.

Darren De Priest: Performing Arts Technician
Darren received his Technical Theater Certificate from MSJC in 1998. A theater practitionor of over 100 producations, Darren has performed, directed and designed scenery and lighting at MSJC and throughout the San Jacinto Valley and Desert communities. Darren is the recipient of many Inland Theatre League and Desert Theatre League Awards.
Janet Gasman: Box Office Manager/Clerk