Monthly Archives: November 2007

November 27, 2007


Worley: Richland men’s soccer team peaked at the right time to win national championship

For a fifth time in the past six years, the Richland College men’s soccer team can be called National Junior College Athletic Association Division III champions.

Richland’s Nov. 11 championship and unprecedented accomplishment in Herkimer, N.Y., according to T-Duck coach Sean Worley, can be linked directly to his team peaking at the right time.

“The boys played big time and came together at the right time,” the 12-year T-Duck coach said. “They played with heart and determination. They played hard from the first minute to the last minute of every game.”

And every minute counted, too, as Richland faced arguably its toughest competition of the year.

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Reinvent yourself! RLC to offer courses for baby boomers

Richland College will be offering a series of new and unique courses specifically with the baby boomer in mind. A wide variety of courses will be offered for ages 40-60 on topics including:

Managing stress
Retirement planning
Music and dance
New computer skills
Parent caregiving
Tasty, healthy eating

Courses begin Jan. 22 and most are held from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 972-238-6972. Visit for a complete list of courses and descriptions.

15 Minutes offers t-ducks plenty of fun

On Nov. 14, the Council for Community Building hosted another Fifteen Minutes of Fun. The event helped roll in a beautiful fall day on campus with a blowing bubbles station, a hula-hoop contest, a paper airplane contest, and hand stamping rolls of paper to decorate the PSS Holiday Luncheon. President Mittelstet got in on the fun, as did many staff, faculty and students. The most enthusiastic fun seekers were awarded a community building t-shirt. Watch your e-mail for the next “15 Minutes of Fun” event, and take a break! Staff winners of the paper airplane contest include:

1st place – Carolyn “jet” Lindeman with a toss of 47 feet
3rd place – Roy “blue yonder” Bonds with a toss of 44 feet
4th place – Robert “crash” Baker with a toss of 43 feet

Gifted student writers have chance at $500 scholarship

Writing students are now encouraged to apply for the $500 Ann Priest Writing Scholarship to be awarded for the Spring 2008 semester.

Students may obtain copies of the Ann Priest Scholarship Announcement and the required DCCCD Foundation Scholarship Application forms in the Financial Aid office, room T130, in Thunderduck Hall. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 7, at 12 noon. Applications, writing samples, and faculty recommendation letters should be submitted to room A218, Alamito Hall. The scholarship committee will then review applications and determine the recipient. Letters will be sent to all applicants announcing the name of the recipient.

Applicants should pay special attention to the GPA and credit-hour criteria, and notice the requirements the Scholarship Committee developed for the writing sample. A writing sample in the exact format described must accompany each scholarship application.

If students want to have their submissions considered for publication in Parallax, permission needs to be indicated in writing.

For additional details, please contact Janet James at 972-238-6974 or

‘Tis the Season. . .

For you convenience, SPAR is hosting an on-site Salvation Army Angel Tree in E040. Last year, Richland helped contribute to the gifts the Salvation Army distributed to 55,366 children and senior citizens. Fifty angels are on the tree. Gifts must be submitted by December 7.


Poinsettia Sale
Wed., Nov. 28, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and
Thurs., Nov. 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hondo Building H-101
Sponsored by: the Horticulture Department

Teacher Preparation Information Sessions
Thurs., Nov. 29
1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
Crockett Hall C-150

Science Building Groundbreaking Ceremony
Thurs., Dec. 6
5 p.m.
Sabine/Crockett Breezeway

Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Thurs., Dec. 6
6 p.m., (refreshments served at 5:30 p.m.)
Alamito/Crockett Breezeway


Several faculty, students, and staff members were recognized this month for outstanding achievement.

On Nov.14, the Council for Teaching and Learning recognized three faculty members at the Featured Teaching Practice Award ceremony. Recipients for Fall 2007 are:

Lehman Marks
Patricia Spence
Young Eui Choi

On Nov. 15, the Council for Community Building recognized former and current RLC students at its Student Wall of Honor ceremony:

Gloria Jean Reckner
Jasmine Deshone Thomas
Ervin “Koe” Jones
Hsiang (Frank) Fei
Rick Walker

See slideshow of both events below.

Randy Conine, the newest Peace Studies/English faculty member, will be a featured speaker at the Dream for Darfur Torch Relay Dallas. Other guest speakers include House Representative Lon Burnam, author Beverly Parkhurts-Moss and Elliott Dlin, Executive Director of the Holocaust Museum.

For information, click here.

Doris L. Brogan, a member of Phi Theta Kappa at Richland College, has been selected to receive a Reynolds Scholarship of $500 for her submission, Torch Singer: Shades of Rose, which will be published in Phi Theta Kappa’s literary anthology, Nota Bene.

Brogan was one of only 20 Phi Theta Kappa members whose works were selected for publication from more than 1,000 submissions.

Nota Bene was founded in 1994 to showcase good writing among community college students. Copies are distributed to all community colleges libraries and to Phi Theta Kappa leaders.

New Employees


Name: Denise Canady
Title: Financial Aid Student Services Specialist
Department: Financial Aid

Thanks T-ducks

To: Steve Mittelstet and various Thunderducks
From: Lisa B. Eades, Health Professions

I would like to thank a few folks for helping us out with the Pharmacy Tech Advisory Committee Meeting on the morning of Tuesday, September 18. Karla Damron, Mary Jo Dondlinger, Marcia Hines Parrish, and Rachel Respass were superb in helping us get the Brazos Gallery set up and also arranging the catering from Eatzi’a (great breakfast burritos and hot sauce, by the way). I appreciate their efforts and just wanted to make you aware of yet another great team of Thunderducks! Thanks ladies!


Dear Mr. Howard,

I have great news for you. I got accepted into the pharmacy school in San Antonio. It is awesome, isn’t it? Thank you for being so kind, helpful, and concerned toward me. It was my pleasure to know a person like you. I wish you the best in life.

Take Care,
Thuylieu Nguyen


Woody Oglesby (Employee Services and Professional Development), died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007. He was born Nov. 28, 1955, in Morocco, to the late Carl Albert and Edna Earle Haynes Oglesby. He was the pastor of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Amarillo from 1981-1983, and pastored at Metropolitan Community Church-Dallas in the late 1980’s. After retiring from the ministry, Woody came to Richland.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 27, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home located at 3204 Fairmount Street, Dallas. A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 1 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius Street, Dallas.