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Board Accolades May 2017

  • Congratulations goes to Board of Regent Dr. Nick Adame for the Texas Bar Association recognizing his role in the establishment of the Tejano Civil Rights Museum and Resource Center in the historic Grande-Grossman House in Heritage Park. e turn-of-the-19th-century structure includes a rst- oor art gallery featuring new work re ecting Hispanic, Tejano or American Southwest themes every two months. e second oor contains the museum and artifacts. Exhibits include a “Wall of Tejano Heroes,” historic maps, ags and artifacts. e Tejano Civil Rights Museum opened in May 2014 in a collaborative e ort between the City of Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the League of United Latin American Council Chapter No. 1. Dr. Adame serves as Executive Vice President of the Tejano Civil Rights Museum and Resource Center as well as President of LULAC Council No. 1.

  • Claudia Jackson, Executive Director of Strategic Communication and Government Relations with oversight of the College Relations O ce, served on the blue-ribbon judging panel with other panelists from the United States, Saudi Arabia and England for the 8th Annual International Brand Master (IBM) Award competition held by Educational Marketing Group, Inc. Jackson was named rst runner-up for the award in 2011. e IBM Award is the culmination of a rigorous seven-month competition for top honors among educational marketing professionals from around the world. e prestigious honor is presented annually for exemplary brand-marketing e orts that have achieved outstanding results or recognition on behalf of an educational organization. Jackson’s time and talent as a judge was noted by EMG with this year’s award recipient coming from the University of Calgary in Canada.

  • National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges announced Del Mar College’s Natural Sciences team among 10 nalists selected from across the country to move to the nal round of the third annual Community College Innovation Challenge. e competition focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial thinking and cultivates students’ knowledge and skills in the STEM areas to develop solutions to complex, real-world problems. Under the guidance of Professor of Biology Dr. Rob Hatherill and Associate Professor of Biotechnology Dr. Daisy Zhang with the Natural Sciences Department, Del Mar’s team was selected for their proposal to use viruses to ght antibiotic-resistant bacteria and is titled “Slowing Antibiotic Resistance with EnteroSword”. e team includes Biotechnology majors Danial Nasr, Ray Pray and John Ramirez, who will travel to Arlington, Va., in June for nal competition. Congratulations!

  • DMC Journalism students who oversee and write for the College’s two student publications––the campus newspaper, Foghorn, and magazine, Siren––brought home 36 awards from the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’s (TIPA) annual competition and live contests in Dallas. Among the awards were 12 rst place, 9 second place and 7 third place TIPA awards along with 8 honorable mentions. Topping o those wins, Foghorn Editor-in-Chief Natalie Murphy received a Mike Warms Scholarship for two-year students. e students produce the two publications under the guidance of Associate Professor of Journalism Rob Muilenburg and Lab Advisor Scott Beckett with the Communications, Languages and Reading Department. TIPA is the oldest collegiate press association in the nation and has grown into one of the largest and most respected collegiate groups in the country. Way to go, team!

  • Congratulations, Vocal Vikings! Members of the College’s forensic team recently traveled to Virginia to compete duringthe 2017 Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Tournament. Competition was tough with 558 students from 59 other colleges and universities competing for top awards. Allison Meaux Rackley, a Speech major, brought home a national Bronze Award in the individual public debate category. Rackley joined the team this spring and had only debated in one other tournament before becoming one of 129 participants vying in that category at the national level. Other Vocal Vikings who attended and participated in eight di erent events included Speech major Michaela Engel and Speech/Drama major Mariah Massengill. e team falls under the advisement of Professor of Speech Sarah Contreras with the College’s Department of Communications, Languages and Reading. 

  •  College’s Student Government Association (SGA) chapter and advisor Beverly Cage, Director of Student Leadership and Campus Life, attended the Texas Junior College Student Government Association (TJCSGA) Leaders Assembly in Houston and participated during their annual competitions. e chapter won several awards and recognitions including rst place in the Community Service Project competition, second place for Advisor of the Year, third place for Chapter of the Year, third place for Poetry of the Year and honorable mention for Event of the Year. Additionally, Del Mar’s SGA chapter was recognized for organizing a statewide Community Service Project with the Ronald McDonald House of Houston. TJCSGA is the only student maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national levels. You make us Viking Proud! 




About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.