Honors Team












Professor Wendy Smith 
Phone: (619) 388-2347
Office: G-333

Wendy Smith teaches all levels of composition, literature, film, and creative writing. She works to promote empathy, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in her students. After taking Mesa College classes through Clairemont High School, she received her B.A. from UCSD and her M.A. from SDSU. She is a fellow of the San Diego Area Writing Project.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, son, two dogs, and a tortoise at her Linda Vista home.



Professor Marie Alfonsi

Phone: (619) 388-2277

Office: G-235

Marie Alfonsi teaches all levels of composition and select literature courses. She remains committed to a compassionate approach in her teaching and fosters curiosity and creativity in her students through her ever-evolving curriculum. Marie Alfonsi grew up in the beloved landscape of rural San Diego but as a restless teenager, she moved to San Diego and completed her undergraduate work at UCSD and Master of Arts at SDSU. She is a 2014 fellow of the San Diego Area Writing Project. She currently resides in North Park and loves exploring her community with friends and family.




Anthony Reuss 
Phone: (619) 388-2672
Office: I-400

Anthony Reuss has been a Personal Growth professor and counselor at Mesa College for the past 20 years.  What he loves most about his counseling role is working with the students at Mesa and experiencing the wealth of diversity that the student body offers. “Making a positive change in the lives of students is very rewarding, I enjoy my work very much” explains Professor Reuss.  One of his current counseling assignments is working with the Honors students. He develops educational plans and provides transfer and degree completion information to students participating in the Mesa Honors Program.


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