Wayne Hawkes

Profile Updated: June 16, 2018
Wayne Hawkes
Wayne Hawkes

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Wayne Hawkes

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Wayne Hawkes

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Residing In Davis, CA USA
Occupation Community college adjunct professor
Children Jefferson, born 1994
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Attended Skyline College and then transferred to UC Berkeley. Manufactured radiopharmaceuticals for a couple of years, and then went to grad school at UC Davis. Got married, moved to Oakland, and went to work for USDA. Moved to Davis in 1999, retired after 30 years in 2014, now teaching chemistry part-time at community college.

School Story

Mr. Wherry, who passed away in 2017, enjoyed teaching biology so much I think he inspired me to become a scientist myself. He was demonstrating something to the class one morning that required pressing a rubber stopper onto a flask, when the flask broke and his hand plunged onto the jagged neck, cutting deeply into his palm. He glanced down in annoyance, barely losing his excited smile, grabbed a small towel that he wrapped around his gushing wound, and continued his demonstration with a new flask - never missing a beat! He was still walking around with that bloody towel wrapped around his hand after lunch. That's dedication!

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Jun 16, 2018 at 3:42 PM

SF band Blue Cheer.

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Jun 13, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Just posted Dennis McGowan and Frank Ramirez on the "In Memory" page. We used to cut school to hang out, drink, get high, and listen to (the best) music (ever). I remember a couple of epic gatherings beneath the wind-dwarfed cypress trees ringing Laguna Salada. Gonna have to pour a couple of drinks on the ground for you guys next time I get down to (at?) the golf course.

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Jun 12, 2018 at 12:50 PM

A walk through Oceana. (When it was closed a few years ago?)

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Jun 13, 2018 at 4:27 PM

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See Oceana like a seagull: Drone flight over campus.

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Oceana as viewed from Sharp Park Road

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