4 Inducted into Wall of Honor


Photo by: Larry Valenzuela

Darryl Du'Chene holds his award after being inducted into the Wall of Honor at a ceremony in the Old Administration Building on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

Four men were recognized by the State Center Community College District for contributions to their community during the 21st annual Wall of Honor ceremony, held in Room 251 of the Old Administration Building on Feb. 26.

Lee Andrew Brown Jr., Darryl Du’Chene, Darnell Harris and Bobby Lee were inducted into the Wall of Honor.

Brown is a political science instructor at the Clovis Community College and was the first dean of instruction for Clovis as a fully accredited college. Brown was also the first African-American instructor at Clovis Community College.

Brown was school site president for Ayneswwoth Elementary, Ayer Elementary, and Sunnyside High School, along with a member and supporter of the Fresno Art Museum, Valley Public Radio and Valley PBS.

““I’m not one who seeks attention,” Brown said after he was honored. “I just like to do my job and be in the background, but it’s nice to receive this honor.”

Du’Chene is a project manager with Fresno Unified School District’s Men’s and Women’s Alliance Program and was a community coordinator with the city of Fresno where he helped to connect thousands of job seekers with prospective employers. He oversaw 3,000 soft skills workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques, application process and dressing for success.

“When I do things, I never do them to receive awards,” Duchene said. “It’s nice knowing someone is seeing what I am doing, and it kind of refuels me.”

Darrel Harris is currently the coordinator of assessment and classified senate president at Reedley College. He coordinated the student athlete retention program, supporting and assisting more than a thousand student athletes with academic services and assisting with student education plans and transfer requirements.

“Today was an amazing feeling when I think of all the people that helped me get to this point,” Harris said. “This award was an award for my entire support group, and I will continue to help other people.”

Lee’s wife of 52 years and his children were present to receive his posthumous award.

Lee died Nov. 21 2017. He worked as program director of the North Avenue Community Center and was the first African American hired as a district Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America in Fresno County.
He later worked as a teacher at Irwin Jr. High School. Lee then worked his way to becoming principal at Wawona Middle School and Carver and Lincoln elementary school. He also served as an administrator with Fresno Unified School District.