Chronology of Robert Profant Teaching Museum at Santa Barbara City College
2016 - 2017
Dr. Jen Maupin (Professor of Biology and Natural History at SBCC) collaborates with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to work on the curation of their spider collection and create a guide to local spiders as part of her sabbatical.
2014 - Dr. Larry Jon Friesen (Professor of Biology at SBCC) becomes a member of the Board of Trustees at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, by their request.
2007 - 2009
Collaborative Project to put SBCC Teaching Museum Collections online through Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History with images of local species in their natural habitats
SBCC Teaching Museum Online Database
2004 - 2009
Collaboration between SBCC and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
to update the SBCC teaching museum and provide museum internships for students
· April 28, 2006 SBCC Teaching Museum Open House
- in celebration of the 14th anniversary of the Robert J. Profant dedication
- honoring the museum renovations and collaboration with the SBMNH
- honoring the museum student Maxwell Scholar interns (Sayward Halling, Jodi Brown, Julie Cargile)
Paul Valentich-Scott (SBMNH)
· “Specify” set up and use at SBCC (plus troubleshooting) with student interns
· Designing and printing new labels for SBCC museum
Patricia Sadeghian (SBMNH)
· Museum methods consultation with student interns
· Boxes, label holders, jars
· SBCC museum moved into renovated building, now named EBS (Earth and Biological Sciences). All collections stored in one area.
· Museum specimens in dire need of attention with 20 years worth of unaccessioned specimens waiting.
2000 – 2002
SBCC museum split into two collections, in two temporary buildings (one for marine, one for animal) during remodel of the LSG Building
James Weaver helped with the organization and splitting.
· SBCC museum dedicated to Robert J. Profant
· Ceremony on 5 June 1992
· (Patricia Sadeghian SBCC Biology student 1993-1995)
· (James Weaver SBCC Biology student 1993-1996)
· Krista Fahy takes Biology 3 (Natural History, now Biology 120) at SBCC from Genny Anderson
Krista will go on to get degrees at UCSB and become a Curator of Vertebrates at the SBMNH as well as an adjunct faculty member (teaching the Biology of Birds) at SBCC
· SBCC museum renovated with new Apple IIe database and new numbering system (our current SBCC 11-14 digit numbering system designed by Larry Friesen)
Lynn Straw, SBCC Division Aid
Supervisor = Larry Friesen
SBCC museum organized and numbered in a card catalogue system
Lana Rose, SBCC Division Aid
· SBCC museum used by instructors for class specimens
· Student interns work in the museum
* Mike Fuller
* Carl Simpson
· September 1970 the SBCC Biology faculty (Profant, Stiers, Jorgensen, Waughtell, Weiler, Masson, Flinck) move into new LSG (Life Science/Geology) Building, now the EBS Building.
· SBCC museum set up in new LSG Building, second floor.
· Eric Hochberg teaches Dr. Profant's class one year while Dr. Profant is away. (dates and class need clarification)
· Dr. Profant serves as a Trustee at the SBMNH and Chair of Collections and Research.
· Dr. Profant helps hire Eric Hochberg at the SBMNH Invertebrate Zoology Dept, a position that he holds to this day.
· Stephen Newswanger is student worker in the SBCC Teaching Museum.
· Science classes taught at SBCC in the Administration Building.
· 1964/1965 Shane Anderson is a student in Dr. Profant's Physical Anthropolgy class.
· 1966 Shane Anderson interns at the SBMNH (Waldo Abbott, Gayle Spawn, Nelson Baker) through SBCC.
· 1967/68 Shane and Genny (Bockus) Anderson, a UCSB student, meet at the Santa Barbara Undersea Gardens (aquarium).
Genny will later become a full-time faculty member at SBCC in marine biology.
Shane will later become Supervisor of Marine Operations at UCSB.
· Shane and Genny meet Eric Hochberg as they share interests in marine science. Shane and Mike Masson meet and work together rescuing sea birds after the 1969 Platform A oil spill.
· Dr. Profant and Mike Masson meet during a year working together in Elmer Noble’s Parasitology lab at UCSB. Eric Hochberg is also a graduate student of Dr Noble.
· Robert Profant begins his teaching career at SBCC.
· Mike Masson takes classes and works after school at the SBMNH. Mike will later become a full-time faculty member at SBCC in anatomy/physiology/general biology.