Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 2011

Richland partners with “Hip Hop for HIV

Hip-Hop4HIV-logo_smRichland College recently hosted “Hip Hop for HIV,” on July 19, which provided free HIV testing as well as on-site medical counseling for all those tested. Everyone who was tested received a free ticket to the fourth annual hip hop concert, hosted by 97.9 FM The Beat. “Hip Hop for HIV” allows those tested to know their status, be further educated on the disease and be better informed on the social and medical services available to treat those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The concert will be held on Aug. 21 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Palladium Ballroom located at 1135 South Lamar in Dallas. Among this year’s featured performers are T. Cash, Yung Nation, B Hamp, Dorrough, Doughski G, BMC Boyz and more.

2011 partners and sponsors include the Dallas County Community College District, Rickey Smiley, City Councilman Dwaine R. Caraway, KBFB 97.9 The Beat, the city of Dallas and Project Re-Connect, the MLK Jr. Family Clinic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Kaiser, AIDS Arms and Regional Resource Network Program – Region VI.

For more information contact Stephen Red Delasbour or Stephanie Nash at 972-331-5400 or visit the 97.9 FM web site.

Actions to Cool Global Warming

A GREENRichland tip

greentduck-rgb.jpg Summer vacation time is upon us. Here are a few tips for an earth friendly vacation.

– Unplug your appliances before you go out of town.
– While on vacation, walk, rent a bicycle, or take public transportation
– Seek out local restaurants that source their foods from local farmers.
– Stay in town for a “staycation.”

For more tips, read this article.

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

Ryder Richards returns from Paducah, Kentucky Arts Residency
Ryder Richards and Piotr Chizinski Antiquated Modernity: SS Paducah, FEMA Class gunpowder, gold leaf, graphite on paper, 30”x40”

Ryder Richards and Piotr Chizinski Antiquated Modernity: SS Paducah, FEMA Class gunpowder, gold leaf, graphite on paper, 30”x40”

Richland College Gallery Coordinator Ryder Richards recently returned from an arts residency in Paducah, Kentucky. For two weeks Richards and fellow artist and collaborator Piotr Chizinski created art works responding to the unique community of Paducah. To further engage with the community Richards gave several “gunpowder art” demonstrations and a lecture/presentation at the Yeiser Art Center which was featured on the front page of the Paducah Sun. The work made by Richards and Chizinski focused on the juxtaposition of antiquated and modern systems within the riverfront town with an emphasis on the financial and physical infrastructures. Click here to read more.

Richland Soccer Coach Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Richland College Men’s Soccer Coach Sean Worley is a recent inductee into the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame. Coach Worley has earned over 200 victories and five NJCAA Division III National Championships. In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Coach Worley has also been a mentor to student athletes and has been involved in community outreach.

Former Thunder Duck men’s soccer player Jesus Rodriquez was also inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining his coach in the class of 2011.

Click here to read more.

Richland Welcomes New Bookstore Manager

Adam Boynton is the new manager of the Richland College bookstore. Boynton has vast experience in university services, spending the past 11 years working for Follett, and prior to that Sodexo in college food service. He started with Follett as Store Manager at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey, and then spent two years at Rutgers. For the past six years, Adam was the Store Manager at Seton Hall University where he successfully supported campus initiatives by developing great relationships with the campus and by integrating Follett services with campus systems to better serve the community. Boynton grew up in central Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State, and is an avid Penn State fan. He and his wife Katie have two daughters, Julia, five years old and Olivia, three years old. He can be reached at or (972) 231-7315.

New Employees

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Jane Berg
Title: Academic Advisor II
Dept.: Enrollment/Academic Advising

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Annette Douglas
Title: Academic Advisor II
Department: Enrollment/Academic Advising

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Laura Reeves
Title: Administrative Assistant to Instructional Dean
Department: Mathematics, Science and Health Professions

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Clayton Stephens
Title: Assistant Director
Department: Business Services

Thanks, T-ducks

To: Kenneth Hart (Facilities)
From: Jennifer Rose (Humanities)

Hi Kenneth,

I would like to thank you and your crew for doing such an amazing job helping me reorganize the chemical room. This has been a long standing project which I am so relieved to have completed. Thank you again for your help and for working so quickly!

Jen Rose

To: Young Choi (School of Cultures and Communications)
From: Heather Barrett (Student)

Thank you for all of your positive feedback for the past four weeks. I wasn’t joking in my last in-class essay. I felt out of place when I first started since I was older then most of the students. By the end of the first essay you assigned, I had started to feel like I could do anything. My original goal when I began college classes was to get enough credits to become at least a teacher’s aide. My new goal in life is to be a full teacher and work with special needs children. I want to get my associate’s at Richland and, instead of stopping there, then I want to switch to SMU to get all the way to a Master’s. Your class gave me the confidence to say I WILL get my Master’s degree. So in less then two years I plan to get my associates degree and transfer. I am going to strive to get the best grades I can at Richland so I can aim for a scholarship to SMU. Thanks again for all of your kind words and I hope to have you as a teacher for a future class at Richland. Have a great July! I attached a picture of my kids for you because they wanted you to have it.

*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 or hard copies may be forwarded to the College Communications and Marketing office. Thanks!


Thunderduck Brent Kesterson, Dean of Instructional Programs, passed away on July 16. Services were held July 22 at Stonebriar Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and his children and grandchildren.

Wilfred Manyango’s (OSL) father Mr. William K. Manyango passed away on June 29 in Monrovia, Liberia.