Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 2013

New employees at the Bush Center learn the basics of customer service in a class taught by Angie Whitney, Richland College corporate trainer. See story below.
Richland College trains new employees for Bush Center, Perot Museum

Richland College Corporate Services’ track record of providing exceptional training for area businesses has resulted in the opportunity to work with some of Dallas’ most prestigious institutions.

Training offered by Richland College came highly recommended to leaders of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, so they contacted Konley Kelley, assistant dean of corporate services, in fall 2012. Richland College provided training for the museum’s new employees.

Richland College’s successful relationship with the Perot Museum, which opened in December 2012, opened the door a few months later to work with another high-profile client – the George W. Bush Presidential Center which opened in May 2013.

“The Perot Museum referred us to the George W. Bush Presidential Center,” Mr. Kelley said. “Our partnership with the Bush Center has been phenomenal. It is a an excellent story about quality training, local collaboration and making a difference with great customer service.”

Angie Whitney, an energetic, savvy corporate trainer for Richland College, has been teaching the customer service classes for the Perot Museum and the Bush Center. She said Richland College was in the running with other top, national, professional development organizations including the Disney Institute. Read More

Richland’s Outdoor Fitness Pod…a new way to exercise!

P7240175The old wood and iron pipe fitness stations located outside the south door of Guadalupe Hall are no more. They have been replaced with seven new, state-of-the-art pieces of fitness equipment located in close proximity to each other.

These new stations, including the bench dip, joint use chin-up bar, and “step-up”, incorporate kinesiology research as well as the latest fitness, exercise, and conditioning techniques.

Phil Key (Athletics) worked closely with the Facilities Services department in the selection and placement of the new units.

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Upcoming Events

Fall 2013 Richland College Convocation
8 a.m., Aug. 20
Fannin Performance Hall

Fall 2013 Faculty Convocation
5:30-9 p.m., Aug. 22
Fannin Performance Hall

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Students create art to remedy doctor office jitters


Students of Richland College Art Professor Vicki Mayhan created art for the blank walls in examination rooms of the Network of Community Ministries’ Clinic in Richardson. The goal was to help calm the examination room experience for young patients, ranging in age from infants to teenagers, many of whom have never been to a dentist or doctor. The students created 22 original art works, including cartoons, popular Disney movie characters, sports figures, and popular computer game themes and characters. Read more

CE instructor receives award in Watercolor U.S.A.

Richland College Continuing Education instructor, Kay Goodrum, received a $350 cash award for her watercolor entry in the Watercolor U.S.A contest and exhibition.

The Springfield Art Museum (MO) first organized Watercolor U.S.A., a nationally known, annual juried exhibition, in 1962. It features some of the country’s best-known artists and jurors. The event is open to artists from all over the U.S. Hundreds of entries are received annually and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the Museum or its patrons.

New Employees

Guyla Davis
Title: Sr. Research Analyst
Department: OPRIE

Toby Baldwin
Title: Librarian IV – Pending Board Approval
Department: Library

Richard Leyva
Title: Director I – Pending Board Approval
Department: OPRIE

Enita Perez
Title: Academic Advisor II
Department: Academic Advising

Suzette Baker
Title: Department Assistant IV
Department: Adjunct

Francisco Arreguin
Title: College Police Officer
Department: College Police


John Daniels  
Title: Coordinator, Instructional Labs
Department: LEAD


Kathryn Klepak  
Title:  Executive Director, Human Resources
Department: HR & PD