Arapahoe C.C.'s Garcia, Goodwin earn recognition for 2012-13

Posted 5/20/13

Duo garners Classified Employee, Administrator or the Year accolades

LITTLETON, Colo. (May 20, 2013) - Delcia Garcia and Dennis Goodwin have been named Classified Employee of the Year and Administrator of the Year, respectively, for the 2012-13 school year at Arapahoe Community College.

Garcia, who took over as the Division Assistant for the Health, Sciences and Engineering department midway through the 2012-13 school year, spent the previous five years as an Administrative Assistant II in ACC’s Admissions and Records office. Garcia spent four years (2002 to 2006) working at the Community College of Denver prior to her arrival at ACC. She earned her associate degree (AAS) from CCD in 2005 and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree from Regis University. Garcia, who was nominated for ACC’s Classified Employee of the Year award in 2007-08, currently serves on the White Elephant Silent Auction, Classified Assembly Book Scholarship and End-of-Year-BBQ committees.

The Chief of Police in the ACC Campus Police department, Goodwin has served a grand total of 33 years in the law enforcement field, including the last seven at Arapahoe Community College. His experience also includes 15 years with the Lakewood (Colo.) Police Department and 12 years as the Chief Investigator with the Jefferson County (Colo.) District Attorney’s Office. Goodwin, who was named Lakewood Police Department’s Investigator of the Year in 1988, is a graduate of Florida State University. His education also includes the FBI National Academy (1998) and the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command (2001). Goodwin is featured in the book Rough Trade by Steve Jackson, which analyzes his role as the Chief Investigator for Jefferson and Gilpin Counties in the Robert Lee Riggan, Jr., murder case in Colorado in the late 1990’s.

For more information about Arapahoe Community College, please contact Communications Coordinator Jeff Duggan at jeff.duggan@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5709.