It takes a lot of people to make everything that Academic Computing & Media Services (ACMS) does come together, but we wouldn’t be anything without the animals who lovingly support us.
Sisters Shutter (in white and black) and Sprocket (in gray) are the “domesticated felines who own and operate me,” according to Senior Producer-Director Jon Miller. He provides rapid response to AV issues in lecture halls and classrooms.
George the Cat, putting on his most pardine look, belongs to Business Office Admin Assistant Paul Krueger, who tackles human resources and project management.
Sophie (left), Killer (center), and Susie (right) all brighten Nora Valdovinos’ day when she’s not keeping an eye on computer labs as a Computer Resource Specialist with the Computer Room & Lab Operations team.
With his nifty hat, Dweezle is ready for an adventure with Scott Calman of Computing Infrastructure. As a Systems Administrator, he keeps servers running that support many of ACMS’s services.
When he’s not helping fellow students with computing questions, Help Desk Technician Kenny Mai hits the beach with Oaki.
Monkey (left) and Mia (right) are Managing Producer-Director Adriene Hughes’ pals. Adriene directly oversees the Media Teaching Lab and its many media production-related services for students and faculty.
Sandy pals around with Tina Rynard, ACMS’s Business Officer. She provides high level oversight for Instructional Technology Support, Classroom Technology Support, AV Design & Installation, Media Event Support, the Media Teaching Lab, and the Business Office.
Pixie, seen here practicing her “You should give me bacon” look, is a companion of Dan Suchy, who leads Instructional Technology Support, which provides the Ted learning management system and supporting instructional design efforts at UC San Diego.
Wade Blomgren, Assistant Director of Computing Infrastructure, supports all the backend servers and systems behind ACMS and spends time with Gus.
Computer Resource Specialist Robert Davalos’s dog Max and cat Fiona are seen here working out their differences. Robert is part of the Computer Room & Lab Operations team that maintains ACMS computer labs.
Katie (left) and Jack (right), seen here in a rare moment of synchronicity, cohabitate with Principal Producer-Director Craig Bentley of Instructional Technology Integration. Craig assists faculty in adopting instructional technologies like clickers and videos.
Bodhi (left) and Spikey (right) are mates of Systems Administrator Jonny Kent, who provides systems support for ACMS computer labs and other services.
Lemon is seen here contemplating one of her favorite snacks, a dried fish treat, from Quyen Tran, one of our Instructional Technology Support Assistants who assists faculty with Ted.
ACMS Help Desk Technician Villy Belmonte spends time with Miko, who doesn’t shy away from the camera.
Misha (left) and Volker (right), seen here enjoying the shade, are friends of Computer/Network Technician Erick Cassani. Erick keeps computers in ACMS labs up and running.
Shaygetz earns his name (which loosely translates to “rascal”) when he spends time with ACMS Director Jeff Henry, who guides the overall mission and direction of the department.
Cleopatra (left, known as “Cleo”) and Professor Socks (right, more commonly “Prof”) are Maria Andrade’s cats. As an Applications Programmer with Computing Infrastructure, Maria works on creating and maintaining the programs that underpin many of ACMS’s services.
ACMS’s second Gus (this one a cat) is a friend of Applications Programmer Shauna Thomas, who creates new applications.
Spencer would rather run down a tennis ball than be at work. He loosely associates with Senior Writer Michael Sullivan of the Business Office, who composes blog posts (like this one) and other marketing pieces.
Learn more about everything ACMS does at http://acms.ucsd.edu.