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Chancellor's Excellence Award

TSTC announces 2014 Excellence Award Recipients

Texas State Technical College is happy to announce that 14 members of its faculty and staff received the TSTC Chancellor’s Excellence Award. The TSTC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence was established to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of faculty and staff who serve the students of TSTC and the communities of Texas, those who model excellence for us all, and are recognized for both their sound character and for advancing TSTC's new direction. Due to their caring and dedicated efforts, we continue to make a difference in the success of our students.

Recipients will also receive the 2014 NISOD Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) at The University of Texas at Austin.

TSTC 2014 Excellence Award Recipients

TSTC Harlingen
•    Ruben Abarca, Assistant Project Manager
•    Sharon Farias, Executive Assistant to the President
•    Jean Lashbrook, RN, Allied Health Division Director, Department Chair,  and Instructor

TSTC Marshall
•    Randy Haley, Division Director, Information Technology Studies

•    Paul Garcia, Supervisor, Housing Maintenance
•    Angel Newhart, Assistant Department Chair and Instructor, Aircraft Pilot Training
•    Edgar Padilla, Director of Career Services
•    Mark Schneider, Department Chair of Culinary Arts

TSTC West Texas
•    Jay Burks, Welding Instructor
•    Ray Fried, Vice President of Administrative Services
•    Mayra Juarez, Assistant Financial Aid Officer

TSTC System Operations
•    Melissa Curtis, Senior HOD Associate
•    Marlene McMichael, Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations
•    Susan Stone, Accounting Supervisor

In 1989, NISOD hosted its first ceremony to honor and name faculty, staff, and administrators who are innovators in teaching and learning.  Early each academic year, NISOD member presidents select individuals at their colleges who have defined the best in teaching and learning practices that encourage student achievement.  These individuals are subsequently honored for their contributions at NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, held each May in Austin, Texas.  From harnessing the power of social networking media to using learning communities and other mediums to make learning more accessible and meaningful, to thoughtful advising and forward-thinking leadership, NISOD Excellence Award recipients represent the best in community and technical college education.  

Lawrence G. Miller Director of NISOD says, “The Excellence Awards are an annual recognition of what is good about community and technical colleges.  Celebrating those individuals who have contributed to student success and their colleges’ mission is something we look forward to celebrating each year.”

TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser agrees, adding “The NISOD Excellence Awards are a great way to show our faculty, staff and administrators how much they are valued for the excellent work they do –often tirelessly, often with great challenges, but just as often, to wonderful results.  I am proud of each of our honorees for representing TSTC and for their continuing efforts to ensure student success.”  

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