Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 2013

(from left to right) Trina Ho (Admissions), Liem Le (Engineering, Business, and Technology) and Sandy Groom (Engineering, Business, and Technology) work together to knit blankets and infant attire for Parkland Hospital during DCCCD’s “United We Stand” day of service. Story and slide show below.

United We Served

Volunteers from Richland and all across the District successfully completed “United We Stand” this past February. This annual day of service is designated for DCCCD employees and students to foster community building through volunteerism and service. Some of the organizations that benefited from the volunteer work included the Trinity River Corridor Project, Salvation Army and City of Lancaster.

Richland’s Knitting Club, formed six years ago, also met to make infant blankets, booties, hats and sweaters for Parkland Hospital. View a slide show from this event below:

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Upcoming Events

Spring Break, campus closed
March 18-22

Health Professions Week
March 25-28
Sabine Hall 117
A variety of healthcare professionals will speak over a three-day period, presenting on various careers.

Tea and Quackers
2:30-3:30 p.m., April 16

23rd Peace Pole Ceremony
10:30 a.m., April 17
Location TBA

Intercultural Fest
11 a.m., April 17
East Breezeway

Carnival of Steel
11 a.m.–10 p.m., April 20
East Breezeway/Fannin Performance Hall

Spring 2013 Wall of Honor Ceremony
10 a.m., April 24
Crockett Hallway

Student Engagement Awards Ceremony
11:15 a.m., April 24
Crockett Hallway

Thunderduck Spring Golf Classic
8 a.m., May 17
Riverchase Golf Course in Coppell
Cost: $47. Includes your green fee, cart, range balls and the hamburger lunch buffet. Every player will receive a $5 golf shop gift card and a month of free golf.

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Outstanding Employee of the Month

March 2013

Stacy Soileau
Facilities Services


An excerpt from a congratulatory letter from Dr. Eggleston:

Dear Stacy:

Congratulations on being selected the Richland College Outstanding Employee for March 2013. Your award is well-deserved recognition of the exemplary service you have provided Richland College.

Stacy, in the two years you have been employed as a Receiving Clerk in Facilities Services, both part-time and now full-time, you have demonstrated outstanding service in your attention to detail, schedules, safety, and receiving and delivery procedures to help ensure efficiency in the Receiving Department. Fellow co-workers in Facilities Services and faculty and staff throughout the college recognize your willingness to assist them whenever they have a need.

Thunderducks awarded for five years of service


In celebration of employee success, Richland College hosted its annual Five-Year Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 27 to honor 36 employees who have achieved their five-year milestone of service at the college. Recipients were introduced by their immediate supervisors with brief overviews of their service and accomplishments. Employee honored with five-year awards include:

Marisa Arredondo, Rosalia Baker, Cherry Brown, Michael Chamberlin, Jennifer Curtiss, Erinn Farrell, Carol Faulkner, Martha Fleming, Ashley Franklin, Cindell Glapion, Mark Goff, Jason Gonzales, Adam Gordon, Vicki Goux, Latisha Harrison, Deborah Hill, Chip Izard, Anthony Leand, Derrick Logozzo, Tom Lord, Jr., Mark Lozano, Alma Martell, Susan Mathews, Vicki Mayhan, Cedric Merritt, Veronica Montero, Jasmine Nguyen, Rajina Paudyal, Maria Solis Houg, James Thomas, Jr., Scott Toups, Dallas Tsou, Ke’shun Walker, Greg Wright, Sam Zaragoza, and Alice Zhou.

Gallery coordinator’s work on display in New Mexico

Richards-art-300x198“Conflicted,” a new body of artwork by Ryder Richards, Richland College’s gallery coordinator, is on exhibit at the Roswell Museum and Art Center through April 7 in Roswell, New Mexico. Mr. Richards is currently participating in the Roswell Artist in Residence program.

The exhibit contains a series of drawings and sculptures exploring methods of icon and image presentation in the West. Using two Renaissance sculptures as inspiration, the work in “Conflicted” presents flattened images of the sculptures held aloft by a wooden network of scaffolding reminiscent of drive-in movie screens, billboards and towers lining local highways. Drawing from Giambologna’s “Rape of the Sabine Women” and “Hercules Fighting the Centaur Nessus,” Mr. Richards’ works reflect on the symbiotic role of site in relation to sculpture and the uniquely conflicted relationship between victim and oppressor.

New Employees

Kathleen Cummings
Title: Associate Registrar
Department: Registrar

Guadalupe Hardan
Title: Faculty Contract and Load Specialist
Department: Continuing Education

Erica Henry
Title: Program Services Coordinator
Department: Workforce Training

Antoinette Vicks
Title: Program Services Coordinator
Department: Workforce Training

Thanks Thunderducks

To: Various Thunderducks
From: Patrick D. Murphy (World Languages, Cultures and Communications)
A big thanks to everyone who attended the 30th Annual Literary Festival. We had another very successful year! Special thanks go to:

-The Literary Festival planning committee: Sobia Khan, Lennijo Henderson, Bobbie Harrison, and Rae DeShong
-All of our excellent speakers
-The Office of Student Life
-Kimberly Deng for creating the wonderful brochure
-Media Distribution and A/V Technology
-Susan Barkley and the WLCC office
-College Communications and Marketing

Until next year….


Jamie Kyrish (Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts) welcomed Charlie Marie Kyrish on March 1 at 3:52 a.m. Charlie weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. and measured 20″ long. Mother and baby are doing well.


Tyrone Hollins (Business Office) lost his brother, John Hollins, on Sat., Feb. 16 in Ruston, LA after a brief illness. Funeral services were held in Baton Rouge, LA.

Henry Harold Hollingsworth, father of adjunct instructor Ann Hollingsworth, passed away on Feb. 1. A memorial service was held on Feb. 7 at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

The funeral service for Bynum Akins, father of Barbara Akins (World Languages, Cultures and Communications), was held on March 6 at Northlake Baptist Church of Dallas.

Sylvia Holmes’ (Financial Aid) father, Elder Randolph Wesson, recently passed away. Funeral services were held on Feb. 16 at Muffley Funeral Home in Colvis, NM.