Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 2011


Richland faculty and staff participated in this year's graduation ceremonies at the Garland Special Events Center this May. Please view the slide show below for highlights of the event.

Graduation 2011

RLC Information Assurance track receives recognition from U.S. government

Richland College has been designated as a two-year National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE2Y) for academic years 2011-2016. CAE2Ys receive formal recognition from the U.S. government, as well as opportunities for prestige and publicity for their role in securing our nation’s information systems.

Becoming a CAE2Y is a new opportunity for community colleges and represents an expansion of the program, previously established only for four-year schools. This institutional award was established by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the National Science Foundation and CyberWatch. The goal of these programs is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in information assurance (IA) and producing a growing number of professionals with this expertise in various disciplines. Click here to read more.

Richland Students Receive Literary Awards

Richland student writers placed in each category of the district-wide League for Innovation literary competition. Matthew Mahn won first place for his one-act play “Gaining Experience;” Kim Richardson’s “The Trailer” received the second place award in the fiction category, Priyanka Jayaprakash’s “Flashing Lights” received second place in the poetry division and Brenda Stuart’s “Aural Fear” won third place in the essay category. Each student received cash awards and their writings are featured in the current Parallax Student Literary Magazine.

Actions to Cool Global Warming

A GREENRichland tip

greentduck-rgb.jpg The summer months are here and that means soaring temperatures. Here are a few earth-friendly tips to help you keep your home cool and save some money.

– Install white window shades, drapes, or blinds to reflect heat away from the house
– Close curtains on south- and west-facing windows during the day
– Change air conditioner filters monthly during the summer.
– Don’t place lamps or TVs near your air conditioning thermostat. The heat from these
appliances will cause the air conditioner to run longer.

For more tips, read this article.

Have a global warming action to suggest? E-mail them to

New Employees

Ellicia Money
Title: Program Services Coordinator
Department: TRIO/Upward Bound

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Ricardo Arredondo
Title: Journeyman Electrician
Department: Facilities


Jeff Williams’ (Information Technology) wife Yolanda Williams passed away.

J. Harvey Boykin’s (Workforce Training) mother Johnnie Lena Boykin passed away.