Monthly Archives: February 2011

March 2011

The Dallas Black Dance Theater performed on Feb. 8 as a part of the Richland's Black History Month celebration. Founded in 1976, the DBDT is the oldest, continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas. Photo by John Pollock.

The Dallas Black Dance Theater performed on Feb. 8 as a part of the Richland's Black History Month celebration. Founded in 1976, the DBDT is the oldest, continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas. Photo by John Pollock.

News
Richland College forms a new community partnership to provide free educational resources
<em>(pictured from left to right) Pastor Derrick Bowman, Faithway Fellowship Baptist Church; Pastor Kyev Tatum, Friendship Rock Church; Jerry R. Allen, Dallas City Council; Luz Villegas, Richland College; Karen Neal, Richardson Independent School District.</em>

(pictured from left to right) Pastor Derrick Bowman, Faithway Fellowship Baptist Church; Pastor Kyev Tatum, Friendship Rock Church; Jerry R. Allen, Dallas City Council; Luz Villegas, Richland College; Karen Neal, Richardson Independent School District.

Richland College has partnered with Faithway Fellowship Baptist Church and Empower DFW, to open Dallas county’s very first GenTX ROOTS College Go Center. The occasion was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held last Thursday at Faithway Fellowship. The Go Center will provide access to college readiness tools in North Dallas. Richland College is a partner in setting up the Go Center and will be providing students from its Service Learning program to provide tutoring and guidance to high school students.

The primary purpose of Go Centers, first created in 2008, are to provide access to college admissions information, financial aid information, tutoring, mentoring, and other college access programs to communities who do not have access to necessary resources. The GenTX ROOTS (Rearing Our Own to Succeed) Go Center Network of Texas will establish 25 new faith-based technology centers across Texas over the next year.

Created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, GenTX is a new statewide initiative that will organize and mobilize entire communities to help Texas students and their families pursue the path to college and career education beyond high school.

The Faithway Fellowship Go Center is located at 8219 Bunche Drive in and will be open to junior high and high school students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4-6:30 p.m.

Thunderducks give back

Faculty and staff members across the Dallas County Community College District spent February 17 volunteering in the community during it’s Day of Service. Richlanders participated by devoting time to various non-profit organizations, schools, and other service-oriented businesses.

Green News
Actions to Cool Global Warming

A GREENRichland tip

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If you still need to clean sand and dirt from the recent winter storm off your car, here are some earth-friendly car washing tips.

-Wash in the shade
-Use an earth-friendly detergent
-Use a bucket rather than a hose
-Use an automatic car wash

For more tips, read this article.

Have a global warming action to suggest? E-mail them to greenrichland@dcccd.edu.

Upcoming Events

“Anima Sola” Exhibition
Thru March 23
Exhibition featuring artist Tina Medina, with a closing reception on Wednesday, March 23, 2-3 p.m. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Ryder Richards at 972-238-6339 or rrichards@dcccd.edu.

28th Annual Richland Literary Festival
Thru March 4
A week-long series of events highlighting the literary arts. For more information, contact Patrick Murphy at 972-238-6212 or pmurphy@dcccd.edu. Click here for a schedule of events.

Recital Series: Richland Percussion Group
12:30-1:30 p.m., March 8
Fannin Performance Hall
Free
Weekly recital series presented by Richland Music. For more information, call 972-238-6284 or visit www.richlandcollege.edu/music.

“Construct” Opening Reception
4-7 p.m., March 10
Brazos Gallery
Free
For more information, call 972-238-6339 or visit www.richlandcollege.edu/gallery. Exhibit runs March 10-27.

If you have any other events you’d like to have publicized in the ThunderBridge, esigns, marquees and/or Web Calendar click here.

Professional
Faculty/Staff Updates

Mark Tabor1Mark Tabor is a native of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He attended Irving High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and political science from Southern Methodist University. Tabor has a diverse work history, including grocery, drug store and country club management as well as the financial advising and insurance industries. He began his career with Follett Higher Education Group at Northlake College in 2004 before moving to San Antonio in 2005 to manage the bookstore at Northwest Vista College, part of the Alamo Community Colleges. Mark, his wife Marianne and his dog Chester are very happy to be returning home to the DFW area. In his spare time, Mark enjoys gardening, reading and sports.


Multimedia faculty member, Dwayne Carter, was selected by jurors to participate in the Eighth Annual Hecho en Dallas exhibition at the Latino Cultural Center. Carter’s work was selected from over 300 entries. The exhibition runs March 10-April 29. Carter’s work “What Have I Done?” is an image from his recent Photo Novella “Midway to Madness.” Also, Carter and Marcy Palmer (ACCESS) exhibited their digital artwork as part of “Stranger Than Fiction,” at The University of Texas at Dallas Visual Arts Building from Jan 14 to Feb 12, 2011. The exhibit focused on artist who experiment with staged photography rather than traditional documentary photography.


Richland College adjunct professor, Rob Taylor, 59, was recently hired to manage the Dallas Regional Office of the Peace Corps. His position reports to the Director of Recruiting in Washington DC.

Since 1996, Taylor has served as an adjunct faculty member at Richland College teaching recruiting, human resources and leadership development. He’s also worked as a Sr. Team Lead Partnership Specialist with the US Census Bureau, Manager of Performance and Communications with Foxworth-Galbraith Company, and Regional Director of Performance and Quality with Hilton Hotels Corporation.

Outstanding Employee of the Month

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Mr. Jose Resenes
Facilities Services

An excerpt from a congratulatory letter from Dr. Eggleston:

Congratulations on being selected the Richland College Outstanding Employee for March 2011. Your award is well-deserved recognition of the exemplary service you have provided Richland College.

We recognize today your outstanding work, serving in the positions of Groundskeeper, Equipment Operator, and Equipment Operator II.  You have demonstrated your excellent skills in turf and horticulture maintenance while in charge of planting flower beds on campus.  You and your crew plant, replace and maintain the trees that beautify our 243-acre campus.  In addition, your special skill as a mason has often proved invaluable for special projects.  All of your Richland colleagues appreciate the beauty and color that you and your crew create for us to enjoy.  

People
New Employees

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Marisa Gutierrez
Title: Asst Director of Financial Aid
Department: Financial Aid

Sympathy

Lisa Grippo’s (Communications and Marketing) mother, Mrs. Dorothy Hogwood, passed away Monday, Feb. 14. Services were held last week. Click here to view the obituary.


Robert Cobb, (Geology Adjunct Faculty) passed away.


Debi Ruiz-Esparza’s mother, Helen Anderson, passed away on Feb. 21 in Dallas following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held in Lufkin on Feb. 26. In lieu of flowers, Debi’s family asks that donations be made in Mrs. Anderson’s memory to A.R.T., the Angels of Richland Theatre Scholarship Fund.