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Showcasing the voices and activities of CCS

Faculty
Major
Computing
Ömer Eğecioğlu, a native of Turkey, joined the UCSB faculty in 1985. Since founding the College of Creative Studies’ Computer Science Program in 1994, he has split his time between both the Computer Science department and CCS. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
Faculty
Major
Physics
I started teaching in CCS in the fall 1985, when David Cannell in the Physics Department asked me if I'd like to teach there and rebuild the CCS physics program.  At that time there were only two CCS physics students.  I developed the curriculum of the first two years of required CCS physics classes, and over the years I expanded and refined them. 
Alumni
Major
Writing & Literature
Long before he was a Writers Guild of America award winning and Emmy nominated comedy writer, Alex Scordelis, CCS Literature class of 2004, was just a high school kid who knew that he wanted to write for a living. From the moment he heard about the College of Creative Studies Literature program from a college counselor, Scordelis thought CCS was the best place to make this dream a reality.
Alumni
Major
Writing & Literature
Kenny Broad’s journey from a BA in CCS Literature to a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University to joining Miami University’s faculty and becoming National Geographic’s 2011 Explorer of the Year is anything but ordinary. While he is now a world-renowned cave diver, he joined CCS while still searching to find his place at UCSB.
Alumni
Major
Art
Hank Pitcher (CCS Art ’71) was one of the original 69 students when the College of Creative Studies (CCS) opened its doors in Fall 1967. He joined the CCS Art faculty upon his graduation in 1971 and has remained with the College ever since.