Educator in Residence addresses 'depression' in March visit

Publish Date: 
Mar 4, 2015

SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District welcomes back Educator in Residence Dr. Anne Benvenuti for a series of talks and workshops on March 11 – 13, 2015 at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.  Students, employees, and the community are invited to participate in this opportunity brought forth by the Professional Development Committee at Hartnell College. 

Dr. Benvenuti was nominated in 2014 for a Pulitzer for nonfiction and will draw on her experience from 24 years as a psychology and philosophy professor at Cerro Coso Community College; she is a poet and author of Spirit Unleashed: Re-imagining Human-Animal Relations.

Her agenda for this visit will include:

Wednesday, March 11

  1. Nursing and Allied Health students, Building K-Mainstage, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  2. Open to other students/community

Topic: Preventing Burnout and Building Resilience for Health Care Professionals

Thursday, March 12

  1. Open to the general public, K-125 at 6:00 p.m.

Topic: Gender, Depression, and Social Change

[This lecture will be streamed live.]

Friday, March 13

  1. Hartnell employees, B-208, [A Google sign-up sheet will be sent to staff]

Mental Health Spa Day 

  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Counting What Counts: Using a Behavioral Checklist and Affirmations
  • Recognizing, Responding, and Preventing Depression

Dr. Benvenuti’s next visits will be on April 16-17, 2015 with the topic Spirit unleashed: reimagining human-animal relations; and May 29, 2015 with Educator in residence closing activity. For more on Dr. Benvenuti, go to

Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit  ###