This is not an exhaustive list of the many distinguished awards received recently by TCC faculty & staff. Please submit your awards to TCC.Brags@tccd.edu.
Chosen to serve a three-year term on the Board of Evaluators of Interpreters Advisory Board beginning in June 2015.
Had one of her photographs, Infraform #4, accepted into the 2nd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition at Artspace 111.
Received an Award of Excellence in Online/Digital Tactics for the #TCCGrads social media campaign at the 2015 PRSA Worthy Awards.
Awarded the North Texas Community College Consortium 2nd Annual Jesse Jones Leadership Award at the fall leadership meeting.
Received an Award of Excellence for the TCC 50th anniversary website at the 2015 PRSA Worthy Awards.
Graduated from the Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy (CLARA) in 2015, completing the year-long regional leadership program created by the North Texas Community College Consortium.
Received the Educator’s Award in Appreciation of her Outstanding Leadership and Support for the Grand Prairie NAACP.
Selected to join the EDUCAUSE Reviewers committee in evaluating submissions for publication in the online EDUCAUSE Review.
Both awarded Employee of the Year by the Northeast Campus Library for the 2014-2015 school year.
Featured in the September 2015 issue of Mansfield NOW Magazine. The article, "In the Kitchen with Daniela Kojouharov," featured several recipes from Kojouharov's homeland of Bulgaria.
Received an Award of Achievement in External Publications for REACH Magazine at the 2015 PRSA Worthy Awards.
Named as TCCD’s co-principal investigator for an ongoing National Science Foundation-funded partnership with UT Arlington.
Invited to participate on the Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy Advisory Council hosted by the North Texas Community College Consortium.
Selected as Art Conspiracy's artist select, which debuted in May 2015. Also participated in an art charity auction called Skewed, hosted at Mokah gallery in Deep Ellum.
Chosen by the Texas State Library to rank and grade grant requests.
Participated in an exhibition titled "Realism" at M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK. Exhibiting artwork in "The Real Show" at the Old Jail Art Center and "The Second Annual Regional Exhibition" at Artspace 111.
Appointed to the Board of Directors of the East Texas Historical Association. His three-year term commences in spring 2016.
Identified as one of the top 10 community college instructors by Rate My Professors.
Appointed vice president of the Weatherford Independent School District Board of Trustees in this his third year on the board.
Selected as a program coordinator for the TexPREP program, which is a pre-engineering program for students who are entering their freshman year in high school and have ambitions to become engineers.
Graduated from the Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy, completing the year-long regional leadership program created by the North Texas Community College Consortium.
Received the Northeast Campus Branding Iron Award for dedication in developing, organizing and supporting educational initiatives that improve teaching and learning.
Her public art installation, "Leap Frogs," was installed at North Lakes Park in Denton, Texas. Park officials dedicated the four-part bronze sculpture in September 2015. The entire work stretches about 30 feet and is the first piece of public art in North Lakes Park.
Selected to serve on the board of a Fort Worth Complementary and Integrative Health initiative.
Selected for the New American Paintings publication (West Issue No. 120). Also a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize. Received an artist grant from the Puffin Foundation Ltd and has a solo show at Monterey Peninsula College in California.
Selected to serve on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement.
Chaired the Alliance Fort Worth Airshow Committee and arranged for TCC instructors and students to volunteer.
Invited to be an advanced placement reader for the College Board’s Educational Testing Program. AP readers will meet in June to evaluate and score about 20 million free-response answers.
Selected for the Leadership Fellows Program hosted at the National Community College Hispanic Council in September 2015. Was one of 18 participants from 12 states around the country.
Named as board member for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, a state agency that regulates firefighting curriculum and standards for the State of Texas.
Obtained designation of FAND (Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). This designation recognizes her professional accomplishments, valuable service to the public and pursuit of life-long learning.
Selected to serve on the Better Business Bureau’s Board of Directors for the Consumer Education Foundation (CEF), a 501(c)(3) organization established to further the charitable and educational purposes of the BBB.
Selected as one of only 25 individuals from around the world to participate in the University of Manchester (UK) Summer Institute in Urban Studies.
Exhibited her photography in "FUTURE IDENTITIES: Bodies, Places, Space" at the Laura Haber Gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina; "Wet Weather" at the Don’t Take Pictures Gallery; "Women in Photography International" at I Am Digital; "International Exhibition 158" at Royal Photographic Society; "URBAN 2015" International Photo Exhibition at Klub Alchemia in Krakow, Poland; and Peter Palmquist "Women in Photography" international archive at Yale University.
Recognized by the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association for his exemplary service within the Tarrant County community. Also elected president of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth East.
Received an Award of Excellence in Writing: Column for the 50th anniversary article in REACH Magazine at the 2015 PRSA Worthy Awards.
Elected to the Executive Board of Directors for Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. Elected as vice president of sector region for the Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity service organization.
Produced the most viewed "Texas Success Initiative" videos on YouTube, with more than 75,000 views on his TSI review videos.
Named chair of North Texas Urban Search and Rescue working group. Will lead North Texas teams in preparing for large scale homeland security exercise in November 2016.
Chosen as one of six faculty members for the Summer Interpreting Institute, sponsored by Region 11, Region 20 and DARS (Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services) to provide a week of intensive instruction and mentoring for testing candidates for the state interpreting test.
Chosen for the selection committee for the inaugural ArtSouth Artist in Residence Program sponsored by Fort Worth South, Inc. The committee reviewed applications during June 2015. Published a scholarly essay entitled, "La Cerca/The Fence," in the international traveling exhibition catalogue Piero Fenci: La Cerca (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2015).
Chosen for a $2,500 scholarship to Texas Women’s University and is a finalist for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Award.
Won the Mentor of the Year Award at the annual Empowering Links Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 24 in the SSTU Dining Hall.
Received the Fowler Award for Outstanding Police Instructor, presented by the cadets of the 171st Police Academy class during their graduation ceremony in September 2015.
Elected president of the Texas Cooperative Education and Internship Association (TxCEIA) during the 2015 Southwest Regional Conference in Fort Worth..
Received a Juror's Pick Award for collaborative artwork and was selected for an online-showcase for Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah, GA.
Performed a concert at the 2015 Guitar Hamilton International Festival in Hamilton, ON, Canada.
Won the Tracy Family Award (2015 Moncrief Cancer Institute Award) at the Historic Fort Worth "Preservation is the Art of the City" awards ceremony.
Honored by United Way Tarrant County for her outstanding dedication and contribution to Financial Fitness Dallas Fort Worth (FFDFW). Recognized as the Mentor of the Year at the 2015 Men of Color Banquet.
Each received a Golden Apple Award for outstanding and exemplary dedication to students.
At the annual recognition event, faculty and staff were honored for their dedication and commitment to their students and to TCC’s institutional excellence.
Receiving recognition for the Chancellor’s Awards for Exemplary Teacher were:
Receiving recognition for the Chancellor’s Employee Excellence Awards were:
for Access and Diversity
for Forward Thinking
for Service to Community
for Student Success