Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 2013

This quarter’s ThunderProfile features The Learning Center. Meet the TLC staff at the next Tea and Quackers event, which will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m., April 16 in Sabine Hall, Room 118. Find out interesting facts about each of them here.

Richland College students, professors among STEM scholars, faculty fellows

Nine Richland College students were among the spring 2013 scholars selected by the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation for participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute.

Thirty-eight students from the DCCCD’s seven individually accredited colleges were selected this spring for the program which focuses on retaining and encouraging top students who are pursuing STEM-related majors. The program also helps student participants to transfer seamlessly to four-year undergraduate degree programs in their fields.

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Richland’s Emergency Response Team prepares to assist campus in the event of a crisis

Richland College’s Emergency Response Team (RC-ERT) meets monthly to ensure the safety of our campus. During this monthly training, a group of 36 faculty and staff members complete drills and exercises with rescue chairs, radio communication devices and more. Members of the RC-ERT are the go-to individuals in case of a major emergency including severe weather, a natural disaster, a campus intruder or bomb threat, for example. According to Sergeant Barry Orton, the team has recently revised its emergency reference guide, pairing down a flip chart to a portable, one-page document. Click here to download.

For more information, please contact Sergeant Orton at x3794.

Spring at Richland College

Richland and the surrounding area is well known for its natural beauty, particularly in the spring. Enjoy a slide show below featuring a variety of flowers in bloom and playful wildlife on campus.

Photos by Paul Knudsen.

Actions to Cool Global Warming

A GREENRichland tip


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Upcoming Events

Tea and Quackers
2:30-3:30 p.m., April 16
Sabine Hall, Room 118

23rd Peace Pole Ceremony
10:30 a.m., April 17
Between the East circle and the east steps to Fannin Hall

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

Carnival of Steel
11 a.m.–10 p.m., April 20
East Breezeway

2013 Healthy Living Fair
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 23
El Paso Hallway
Sponsored by the RLC Counseling Center, featuring campus and community organizations. For more information, call 214-890-3825.

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

Recycle Round Up
9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 27
Parking Lot E
Co-sponsored by the City of Dallas

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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Anthropology Professor leads conference in Austin

20110822-Sullivan-TimDr. Tim Sullivan, anthropology professor, will lead a conference for community college anthropologists from all over the country and Canada, April 10‑13 in Austin. As president of the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges, Sullivan has been working for the past year organizing the conference. Featured speakers include Dr. Caroline Brettell, an SMU Distinguished Professor and Dr. Jim Brusetha, a retired State Historical Commission archaeologist.

New Employees

Kenneth Dunson
Title: College Director, Facilities Management III
Department: Facilities

Ebony Nickerson
Title: Sr. Career Planning Specialist
Department: Career Services

Thanks, T-ducks

To: Richland College
From: Tyrone L. Hollins, Business Office

As many of you know, my brother John C. Hollins recently passed away. I’m writing to let you know that I’m truly overwhelmed by the concern you all have shown during this difficult time my family and I are enduring. The outpouring of cards, acknowledgments, visits, and prayers touched our hearts and gave us comfort. Because of the uniqueness of caring folks like you, I am able to persevere. Please know how much we appreciate your support and kindness.

*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!