(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Although Edna Claus has taught Business Management Technology at Texas State Technical College for 19 years, her time in higher education exceeds that. Before she came to TSTC, she served as associate director for academic computing at another institution.
Nearly three decades in higher education have brought her countless memories, and she is happy that this part of her journey has brought her to TSTC as lead instructor for Business Management Technology.
What inspired you to get into teaching?
My parents were teachers, and I was inspired by them. I found that I enjoyed developing curriculum and engaging with students. I love to hear from former students when they tell me that they are doing well and that they are successful in their endeavors.
What do you enjoy most about working with students?
I enjoy it when students have their own aha! moments. Whether it be with understanding the concepts of a course or with what they plan for their future, it is a joy to experience that with them.
Do you have a favorite TSTC memory?
My favorite TSTC memory was when I graduated with my associate of applied science in Information and Management Technology, and my father gave me my diploma. He was an instructor in the department.
What have your years of service at TSTC taught you about yourself?
I have learned that adaptation is the key to success. Things change, and one must be able and willing to adapt to change. Change can seem like chaos at times, yet it is in this chaos that one has the opportunity to shine.
To learn more about TSTC’s Business Management Technology program, visit https://www.tstc.edu/programs/BusinessManagementTechnology.