Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 2011

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Vallye Ezell plants a peace pole as part of Richland’s Intercultural Festival celebration held on April 20. Peace poles are planted each April with the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” imprinted on them in four different languages. See the slideshow below for photos from the event.

News
Richland places 1st in Texas in 2011 RecycleMania

Its third year in the national RecycleMania competition, Richland College came in first place among Texas institutions and ranked 15th nationally out of 288 colleges and universities in the Grand Champion division.

Other Texas institutions that competed in the Grand Champion division include, The University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, Trinity University, Rice University, Northlake College, University of Houston, and former Grand Champion of Texas: the University of St. Thomas.

California State University – San Marcos was the RecycleMania 2011 Grand Champion. Click here to read more.

Richland Collegiate High School Students Receive Princeton Prize

Four Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) students recently received the Princeton Prize in Race Relations scholarship for the Dallas/Texas region. Ana Chavez, Samia Nasir, Kanwal Hamid and Aarzu Isa will receive a regionally awarded scholarship of $1,000 and will attend Princeton’s annual symposium on race.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. It’s mission is to promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.

Actions to Cool Global Warming

A GREENRichland tip

greentduck-rgb.jpg Many appliances used in cooking are real energy suckers. Here are some tips on saving electricity and gas in the kitchen.

– Instead of boiling water in a pan, warm it up in a microwave.
– Where possible, cover up your pots and pans.
– Cook meals in a crock pot.

For more tips, read this article.

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

Spring Recap

The last few months have been busy on the Richland College campus. View the slideshow below showcasing the Peace Pole ceremony, Intercultural Festival, Snowy White Filet ceremony and the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Upcoming Events

Graduation Ceremony
7:30 p.m., May 12
Garland Events Center
4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard
Garland, Texas 75040
Ticket is required for admission.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 972-238-6130.

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

Professional
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Wright Lassiter, DCCCD chancellor; Dr. Steve Mittelstet, Richland College president Emeritus; Pattie Powell, former DCCCD Board Trustee; Pam Quinn, The LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications provost; Jerry Prater, DCCCD Board of Trustees chair; Dr. Kay Eggleston, Richland College interim president; and Dr. Rodger Pool, former Eastfield College president.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Wright Lassiter, DCCCD chancellor; Dr. Steve Mittelstet, Richland College president Emeritus; Pattie Powell, former DCCCD Board Trustee; Pam Quinn, The LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications provost; Jerry Prater, DCCCD Board of Trustees chair; Dr. Kay Eggleston, Richland College interim president; and Dr. Rodger Pool, former Eastfield College president.

Former Richland College president commended for years of leadership, service

To honor his more than 30 years of dedicated service as Richland College president, the *GREEEN*Richland Commons was dedicated to President Emeritus Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet on April 20. The *GREEEN*Richland Commons, immediately adjacent to Richland College’s LEED Platinum-designed-and-constructed science building, was named in tribute to Dr. Mittelstet’s legacy of leadership to Richland College.

A crowd of more than 350 attended the event, including members of the Garland and Richardson Chambers of Commerce, Garland and Richardson City Councils, Garland Independent School District, the DCCCD, family and friends. Click here to read more.

People
Thanks, T-ducks

To: Various Thunderducks
From: Derrick Logozzo (Humanities)

As it has been a busy time with concerts and events in our music department since the Carnival of Steel Festival last Saturday, I would like to extend many thanks to those of you who helped the Festival and played an integral part in this great musical gathering. I am so grateful for all who made the day and night a success:

The COS student logistics team and its coordinators, Robert Lafin and Angelika Jansen; Richland Steel Band student performers; Dr. Sherry Dean, Executive Dean of Humanities and Fine and Performing Arts; the Carnival of Steel Festival Committee: Dr. Michael Crawford, Dr. Jerry Wallace, Dr. Paul Bonneau, Jennifer Curtiss, Jennifer Owen, Nick Bober, and Whitney Rosenbalm; the Humanities Division; Nick McMinn, theatre tech specialist; Perla Molina from the DCCCD District Office; Anitra Cotton, Richland Marketing; Anne Lawrence, Humanities Advertising; Facilities staff; Finney Varghese, Nilsa Rodriguez, Barbara Thomas, Zeke Zepeda, and Tony Fears of the Business Office; and the school and university steel band directors and students who performed on the Day-time Concert and attended the Festival. This year’s participating bands were fantastic. Click here to read more.


Letters

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*If you would like for a letter of thanks to a fellow T-duck to appear here, please use this convenient online form. Letters from outside Richland may be e-mailed to anitracotton@dcccd.edu or hard copies may be forwarded to the College Communications and Marketing office. Thanks!

Sympathy

Veronica Campbell’s (Financial Aid) father passed away.