Arnold “Dave” Gowans, Laboratory Teaching Assistant in the SBCC Computer Science Department, was named 2010 Classified Employee of the Year. Dave began his career at teh college as a computer science student. After graduating from SBCC, he transferred to UCSB where he earned a B.S. degree. Upon graduating, Dave returned to SBCC where he has excelled in his role as a laboratory teaching assistant. He has worked with various clubs on campus including the Computer Science Club and the Video Games Club and assists at high school visitations and open houses on campus. Dave is currently taking graduate computer courses towards his M.S. degree.