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Kelly David, instructor of Mathematics at TCC Southeast, penned the article “Exploring College-Readiness in Mathematics for Post-Secondary Institutions in Texas,” which will be published in Dallas Baptist University’s Journal of K–12 Educational Research.

TCC Northwest’s Cindy Hasio authored a chapter in Advances in Sociology Research. The chapter is titled “Music Videos to Teach Art and Enhance Higher Level Learning.”

TCC South History Professor John Lundberg’s book The Texas Lowcountry: Slavery and Freedom on the Gulf Coast 1822–1895 will be published by Texas A&M Press in 2023.

Yolanda Parker, Math faculty member at TCC South, has co-published the book Engaging in Culturally Relevant Math Tasks: Fostering Hope in the Elementary Classroom.

Amy Russell, TCC Trinity River clinical coordinator and assistant professor in the Radiologic Technology program, co-wrote an article published in Radiologic Science & Education. It is titled “Radiologic Science Faculty Characteristics and the Use of Pedagogical Practices in the Classroom.”

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TCC Southeast Professor of Psychology Colin Jenney was elected to the board of Arlington Southwest Little League organization.

Adrian Riojas, coordinator of special services in Advising and Counseling at TCC Trinity River, has been selected as vice president of TCC’ chapter of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE).

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TCC Northwest Instructor of English Erin Mahoney-Ross presented “Making the Murderess: The Creation and Reinvention of the Female Killer in American True Crime Literature” at the annual College English Association Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. The presentation explored how criminality is subject to narrative stereotypes due to gender, race and ethnicity.

TCC Trinity River Radiologic Technology Program Director Brian Spence and Assistant Dean of Health Sciences Stephanie Holden served as presenters at the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologies Annual Meeting and Educational Symposium in Wichita Falls. Spence presented “The Quest for Quality: A Review of Factors Affecting Radiographic Image Quality.” Holden co-presented “ARRT Credential—What’s Next: Diverse Pathways for Your Career Journey.”

Mike Esquivel, department chair of Logistics & Supply Chain Management at TCC Northwest, was invited to take part in the Transportation Club of DFW’s Professors of Supply Chain panel.

Oksana Nemirovski, instructor of Spanish at TCC Southeast, organized “Hard Talk: A Conversation About the War in Ukraine.” The discussion included women from the local Ukrainian community. CBS 11 interviewed participants for a news story.

Joe Lewis, Respiratory Care program instructor at TCC Trinity River East, presented “Occlusion Pressure” at the Texas Society for Respiratory Care (TSRC) South Region Conference on South Padre Island. At the TSRC Annual Conference in Galveston, he presented “Respiratory Care Ethics.”

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The Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (TXNAME), led by Osaro Airen, counselor at TCC Trinity River, will receive the National Association for Multicultural Education’s (NAME) Presidential Chapter Award. This annual award is bestowed to president of the chapter that has shown exemplary recruitment and retention of members, and whose programs and activities exemplify NAME goals of advancing and advocating for equity and social justice through multicultural education.

The Phi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at TCC Northeast received the Distinguished Advisor Team Award at the Catalyst 2022 Conference in Denver, Colorado. The advisory team includes Victor Ballesteros, Lynda Davis, A’Isha Malone, Sara Reed, Humberto Rodriguez, Jeanell Buck, Samantha Elkins, Peter Martinez, Shewanda Riley and Janjura Williams.

The Beta Delta Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at TCC Southeast received multiple awards at the Texas Regional Convention Awards Banquet and Gala. They were honored with Texas Top Chapter, Five Star Chapter, College Project Award of Merit, Honors in Action Award of Distinction, and Honors in Action Theme Award of Distinction: Perceptions of Truth. Individual students and advisors earned an additional six awards.

Dorothy (Tina) Jenkins, TCC South Campus associate professor and manager of the Visions Unlimited program (which partners with local homeless shelters to encourage enrollment in higher education), is among the Fort Worth Business Press’ 2022 Great Women of Texas Women of Influence honorees. She was recognized for her professional accomplishments and community service.