Category Archives: Employee Success

Richland College Medical Program Administrator Appointed to Journal of Pharmacy Technology Editorial Board

20130422_DSC0285-Brown-LiAnne-LG copyEmployee Success–LiAnne Brown, Richland College pharmacy technician, medication aide, and medical insurance program administrator, was recently appointed to the Journal of Pharmacy Technology (PMT) Editorial Board, a peer-reviewed journal that advances the pharmacy practice field.  This journal provides valuable career information for current and future pharmacists and technicians through research articles on education, certification, and professional practice.  Her service on the editorial board will help advance opportunities for students in pharmacy technician career programs.

Richland College School of World Languages, Cultures and Communications Presents at American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference
Richland College Library/Photo by Paul Knudsen

Richland College Library/Photo by Paul Knudsen

Employee Success–Kevin Beard, Richland College foreign languages lead faculty, and Susan Barkley, executive dean, School of World Languages, Cultures and Communications, co-presented during the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference in San Diego, November 20 -22.  Their presentation, College and Community Connections through Languages and Culture, highlighted the nine foreign languages taught on campus and online at Richland College and explored Richland College initiatives that connect international students and the Dallas bilingual community.

Richland College Host 2015 Mental Health Symposium


Student and Employee Success–The Richland College Counseling Center, Office of Student Life, and African American Connections organization co-hosted the 2015 Mental Health Symposium on campus October 29 to promote awareness of the varying mental health issues affecting students and the community at-large.  The focus topic was depression and its ability to disable our culture and our students’ ability to learn and succeed.  A distinguished slate of guest mental health professionals addressed the 130 students, faculty, staff, and community partners in attendance.  Tameca Minter, Richland College licensed professional counselor, served as lead coordinator of the event.   

Richland College Executive Dean Honored as Finalist for Altrusa International 2015 Outstanding Women of Today Award

Darin Mary copyEmployee Success–Congratulations to Mary Darin, executive dean, Richland College School of Learning Enrichment & Academic Development, who was honored as a finalist for the Altrusa International of Richardson’s 2015 Outstanding Women of Today Award – Education Category, during the Altrusa International of Richardson Foundation, Inc. Annual Awards Presentation on October 30.  Selected finalists exemplify determination, innovation, and outstanding contributions in their chosen careers.  Among the four finalists, Audra Barrett, former Richland College dean of distance learning, was recognized as the award winner in the Education Category.

Richland College Assistant Dean of Continuing Education Recognized by RISD Board of Trustees

20130812_DSC0516-Lozano-Heather-LG copyEmployee Success–Heather Lozano, Richland College assistant dean of continuing education, serves as lead tri-chair for the Richardson Chamber Education & Workforce Committee.   She and the Richardson Chamber Education & Workforce Committee will be recognized by the RISD Board of Trustees on November 2 for their dedication to connecting colleges and businesses to K-12 education efforts and the positive impact it has on the Richardson community.

Richland College Participates in the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Global Learning in College Conference

Employee and Student Success–Dr. Kacem Ayachi, Richland College government professor, and Susan Barkley, executive dean of World Languages, Cultures and Communications, participated on the five-member DCCCD team attending the AAC&U Global Learning in College conference in Florida, October 8-10.  The conference program focused on global learning practices to prepare students to thrive in our increasingly interconnected and global world.  Conference presentations examined diverse approaches to and practices of global learning, including community-based learning, digital learning, global service learning, study abroad, and study away. 

Richland College Presents at NTCCC Annual Outcomes and Assessment Conference

Employee and Student Success–Dr. Clive Siegle, Richland College history professor, Dr. Guyla Blaylock, senior research analyst, Cameron Maynard, tutor coordinator, and Justine White, English Corner coordinator, presented sessions at the NTCCC 10th Annual Outcomes and Assessment Conference, Moving from Proving to Improving, October 16, at Collin College Spring Creek Campus.  Their respective presentation topics were:  Speak Up!  Oral Histories as the Ultimate Assessment Venue; How to Design Effective Assessments for Small Departments; and The English Corner:  Faculty-Led Tutoring for Increased Passing and Retention, co-presented by Cameron and Justine. 

Richland College Ranks 3 Times in Top 10 Texas Accounting Professors

Employee Success–Lamrot Bekele and Robyn Robertson, Richland College accounting professors, and Dwight Riley, associate dean, School of Engineering, Business, and Technology/accounting professor, were named to the 2015 Top 10 Accounting Professors in Texas list by The Accounting Path, a career guide to the world of accounting. In compiling the list, site administrators study data from, publishing success, and years of teaching. This electronic guide provides information about great careers in accounting, career paths, degree types, successful college and university accounting programs, and gainful employment opportunities.

Top 10 Accounting Professors in Texas

Richland College Gallery Coordinator, John Spriggins, Appointed to City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission Board

_DSC0703-Spriggins-John-SmEmployee Success–Congratulations to John Spriggins, Richland College gallery coordinator, who has been appointed by the Dallas City Council to serve on the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission Board.  John was recommended by Tiffinni Young, District 7 Dallas City Council member, and the appointment extends through September 2017.

Richland College Humanities Professor, Sara Ellis Cardona, to be Featured in Solo Art Exhibit at Shamblee Library

Cardona-Sara-SmEmployee Success–The artwork of Sara Ellis Cardona, Richland College humanities professor, is being featured in a solo exhibit, Paper Noir, at the Shamblee Library in Fort Worth, November 1-30.  The exhibit includes collages that create a micro-narrative from posters, books, and drawings of familiar but unrecognizable forms, expressing a conscious acceptance of colliding images and ideals of pulp sensations and tension in contemporary life.