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Calderon-Hernandez held the 10th fastest 400-meter time in the GNAC last year. He recently attended the annual GNAC SAAC Retreat last weekend in Bellingham, Wash.
Calderon-Hernandez held the 10th fastest 400-meter time in the GNAC last year. He recently attended the annual GNAC SAAC Retreat last weekend in Bellingham, Wash.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – A pair of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representatives and the GNAC SAAC Faculty Mentor of the Year all appeared Tuesday night, as GNAC Insider aired at 7 p.m., Pacific, hosted by Rob Lowery. Tuesday's guests were Central Washington men’s sprinter Daniel Calderon-Hernandez, Seattle Pacific women’s soccer midfielder Simone Herzberg and Seattle Pacific assistant professor of chemistry and GNAC SAAC Faculty Mentor of the Year, Dr. Kevin Bartlett.

Leading off the show was Calderon-Hernandez, a sprinter for the CWU track and field team and the Wildcats’ SAAC Representative. In his freshman year, Calderon-Hernandez ran a personal record of 49.17 in the 400m race at the Central Washington Spike Arlt Invitational last spring, giving him the 10th fastest 400-meter in the conference last year. The Wildcat also spoke about his involvement with SAAC and the annual GNAC SAAC Retreat he recently attended in Bellingham, Wash., over the weekend.

While Seattle Pacific is making news on the pitch with their 4-1 start to conference action this season, it was a nomination letter by Herzberg that stirred headlines last week. The nomination, written last school year, prompted the selection of Seattle Pacific Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kevin Bartlett to the GNAC SAAC Faculty Mentor of the Year award, announced last week. Herzberg, a SAAC representative for SPU’s soccer program, elaborated on Bartlett’s nomination and the impact he has made on student-athletes at the institution.

Ending the night was Bartlett. In Herzberg’s nomination letter, Bartlett was commended with his flexibility and assistance to the students in his organic chemistry course. The Falcons’ professor earned Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Wheaton College (Illinois) and received a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Washington. Bartlett has been a professor at Seattle Pacific since 2002.

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