Monthly Archives: December 2011

December 2011

During Richland's Professional Support Staff (PSS) Holiday Luncheon on Friday, this year's PSS Employee of the Year awards were presented for distinguished service.  Congratulations to Zina Gardner (right), assistant director of advising, who was recognized as the PSS Employee of the Year, and Ora Howard (left), tutor in The Learning Center, honored as the PSS Part-Time Employee of the Year.

During Richland's Professional Support Staff (PSS) Holiday Luncheon on Friday, this year's PSS Employee of the Year awards were presented for distinguished service. Congratulations to Zina Gardner (right), assistant director of advising, who was recognized as the PSS Employee of the Year, and Ora Howard (left), tutor in The Learning Center, honored as the PSS Part-Time Employee of the Year.

News
Richland makes top 10 list of institutions hosting international students

Richland College was in the top 10 of U.S. higher education institutions awarding associate degrees with the most international students in 2010-11, according to a ranking recently released by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Richland was listed as No. 9 with 1,312 international students. Richland’s current enrollment of international students is 1,394 students. The college’s total credit enrollment for Fall 2011 is 20,403. The student body at Richland is internationally and ethnically diverse, speaking more than 79 first languages.

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Upcoming Events

Stress Buster Massages
9 a.m.–noon, Dec. 14
Student Lounge

Winter Holidays, Campus closed
Dec. 24-Jan. 2

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

Actions to Cool Global Warming

A GREENRichland tip

All of the hustle and bustle of the holidays leaves us little time to think about green living. But these tips can easily be implemented into your holiday plans.

For more tips like these, visit the Sierra Club web site.

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

Professional
November 2011 Outstanding Employee of the Month

Sergeant Cesar Sena
College Police

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An excerpt from a congratulatory letter from Dr. Eggleston:

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

Sergeant Sena, as supervisor of a diverse group of College Police officers, you are noted for being fair and consistent in your treatment and expectations of each officer. Your willingness to learn new things and implement improvements in the department has resulted in increased efficiency and effectiveness. Your colleagues describe you as honest and dependable and always willing to take a stand for what is right. Most importantly, your dedication in keeping students and staff safe and secure is to be commended….


December 2011 Outstanding Employee of the Month

Mr. Anson Ngo
Facilities Services

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An excerpt from a congratulatory letter from Dr. Eggleston:

Congratulations on being selected the Richland College Outstanding Employee for December 2011/January 2012. Your award is well-deserved recognition of the exemplary service you have provided Richland College.

Anson, you have demonstrated outstanding ability in supporting major maintenance equipment on campus. As the person responsible for the early morning shift, you arrive at 3:00 a.m. to start up cooling and heating equipment and campus-wide lighting. You are also responsible for responding to campus-wide calls regarding HVAC emergency maintenance calls—calls that kept you especially busy during the recent summer heat wave!

People
New Employees

Hooks-Murcedes
Murcedes Hooks
Title: Program Services Specialist
Department: Upward Bound

Hurtado-Laureano
Laureano Hurtado
Title: Groundskeeper
Department: Facilities

Montero-Veronica
Veronica Montero
Title: Sr. Degree Audit Specialist
Department: Admissions

Jones-Sabrina
Sabrina Jones
Title: Program Services Coordinator
Department: TRIO/SOAR

Thanks, T-ducks

From: Jean Carter, Educational Transitions/Student Services

I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the following dedicated and hard-working volunteers who worked the Richland College Outreach table at the State Fair of Texas:

Alice Lee, Digvi Desevo, Cedric Merritt, Rudy Davis, LiAnne Webster, Derek Jenkins, Nekita Sanders, LaTisha Harrison, Carla Madison, Gina Cooper, Jamie Chaney, Lisa Smithart, Kim Montes, Mary Teasdale, and Angela Gregory.

Your unwavering spirit of volunteerism shown over the past weeks has helped fuel the Richland College mission. It’s help like yours that makes these community events so rewarding for everyone. We hope to see you back again next year.


To: Eddie Hueston, Ron Clark, Janet James
From: Ray Sandoval

Too often we (myself particularly included) criticize the decisions and actions of others so I wish to offer my congratulations and heartfelt thank you to Eddie Hueston, Ron Clark and Janet James for their speedy work on the parking lots – they were finished ahead of schedule with minimum inconvenience. KUDOS!

*More Thanks, Thunderducks . . .

Letters

Dear Mr. (John) Felmet,

My husband and I were guests in the Holiday Inn Express in Muskogee, OK on Nov. 11, 2011 until the next day. We were very impressed with the professionalism of your basketball team at the hotel. They were very courteous, quiet, and respectful. You and their parents should be commended for their polite behavior. We wish you a successful year.

Sincerely,

Col. and Mrs. Jerry T. Mattox

*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!