Dale Schicketanz

Title: Photography Instructor
Company: Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

Dale Schicketanz, Photography Instructor at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photography education.

Mr. Schicketanz worked as a photographer for his college newspaper. When he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1968, he took a service test and was placed in administration. He took another test of his civilian skills and was placed as a photographer, which started his career. Mr. Schicketanz served as a sergeant with the U.S. Air Force until 1972, and decided to pursue his underlying desire to teach. That is when he decided to combine his love for photography and his desire to teach into his career. Mr. Schicketanz earned an associate degree from Southwestern College in 1966, and from there, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University in 1968. Once finished with his service in the military, he returned to school, receiving a Master of Arts from California State University Fresno in 1974.

Mr. Schicketanz began his professional career in 1975 as a division chairman and instructor for the Photography Institute of Northland Pioneer College, and remained in that position until 2007. In 2016, he took a position as an instructor of photography at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and remained on staff for a year. Devoting some of his time to civic pursuits, Mr. Schicketanz spent several years working with the United States Forestry Service in White Mountains, Arizona, from 1996 to 1998. While in the Air Force, his base was a support base for Lyndon B. Johnson, near his ranch in Austin, Texas. Several generals would frequently come and visit, which granted Mr. Schicketanz many opportunities to take pictures of high profile people. One of the greatest highlights was when Richard Nixon, who was only a presidential candidate at the time, came to visit the current sitting President, Lyndon B. Johnson. As a testament to his success, Mr. Schicketanz has been listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in American, the seventh edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 27th edition of Who’s Who in the West.

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