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Meet the Faculty: Dena Rose Buzila


Adjunct Instructor (Business)/Academic Advisor


Year Joined CCAC



Courses Currently Teaching

Principles of Marketing


Most Memorable CCAC Experience

My first day on my own as an academic advisor. After the shadowing and training process, I wasn't sure I was ready (there was so much to learn and impacting students' academic and career paths, to me, was a huge responsibility). Every day, I thought I needed "just one more day" of training. Well, one day the dean of Student Development told me it was time. My mentor was not working that day, so I had to "just do it." It was one of the most challenging and rewarding days of my career. Since then, the privilege of working as an academic advisor has gifted me with so many memorable moments. The time I spend advising and connecting with CCAC students makes me a better teacher and a better person.


Why I Teach What I Teach

I do not teach because I know, I teach because I care. I believe every student deserves to be inspired to do something that inspires them. While my job is to help students to learn the course material, my responsibility goes far beyond merely passing on information. I strive to engage them to experience the practical aspects of business topics and to encourage them to think on a broader level about their professional aspirations. Through my professional training and career expertise, I bring another level of perspective, experience and passion to students in CCAC business classes. As a journalist and marketing specialist, I help individuals and businesses uncover and relay their unique stories. As a teacher, I strive to inspire each student to find, achieve and live their own success story.


Something People Might Not Know About Me

I am still a working publicist/marketing specialist, and I owned my own marketing communications firm for nearly 18 years.


Favorite Quote

I have so many, but this month it is definitely: "Function in disaster. Finish in style." - Lucy Madeira