DMC Recognizes Six New “Hall of Fame” Inductees and Outstanding Students
Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso
The event is one that the Del Mar College (DMC) campus community anticipates each spring––the Recognition Ceremony, where students and educators are recognized for their academic achievements, community service and mentorship. On April 26, the College held its 67th Annual Recognition Ceremony in Richardson Performance Hall.
The College honored 65 Outstanding Academic students in each program of study in the institution’s three academic divisions, East and West Campus Instructors of the Year, Faculty Advisors of the Year and the 2017-2018 Hall of Fame inductees.
This year’s six newest Hall of Fame inductees include John Beauford, business administration and liberal arts major; Tara Lynn Clancy, biology and biotechnology major; Danielle Reene Garza, cosmetology major; Melinda Garza, registered nursing major; Bobbie-Jonell Lopez, registered nursing major; and Mark Young, journalism major.
The College recognizes Instructors of the Year for both the East and West Campuses. Faculty are nominated and selected through an online ballot process by the DMC student body. The 2017-2018 Instructors of the Year are East Campus faculty member Edith Gonzalez, instructor of English, and West Campus faculty member Sylvia Kent Wells, associate professor of nurse education. Gonzalez joined the College’s English and Philosophy Department on the East Campus in fall 2014. Wells joined the College’s West Campus Department of Nurse Education in fall 2007.
Also recognized as Faculty Advisors of the Year are Sandra Valero, assistant professor of English; Glen Ellis, associate professor of Occupational Safety and Health Technology; and Jennifer McWha, professor of nurse education.
The 65 Outstanding students in the College’s three academic divisions include:
DIVISION OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ART/DRAMA: Esla Garcia, Samantha Hoggett, Eustacia Johnston, Rianna Kirkman, Chad Volkoffkoester; BIOTECHNOLOGY: Halie A. Davis, Matthew Lawson; DIGITAL/MEDIA: Ashley Trevino; ENGLISH: Erin R. Cohen, Jolina Limary, Joseph A. Quijas, Aric J. Reyna; GEOLOGY: Sara J. Savell; HISTORY: Troy Nessner; JOURNALISM: Mark W. Young; KINESIOLOGY: Marcella Davila, Lamonte Morris; LANGUAGES: Amelia Gregory, Mariana Mosqueda; MATHEMATICS: Oanh Truong; MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES: Christy L. McFarland, Jessica G. Perez; PHILOSOPHY: Jared D. Campbell; RADIO/TV: Seth Johnson; SOCIAL WORK: Alysson C. Herndon; SOCIOLOGY: Ginger Gerland; SPEECH: Humberto Garcia, Natasha Perez
DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
COSMETOLOGY: Evette S. Ford, Jessica P. Hernandez; CULINARY ARTS: Toni Lisbey, Carlie R. Stith; DENTAL HYGIENE: Alyssa Marie Lumbreras; DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY: Hannah Hoshimi Hauck; ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY: James Stovall; ENGINEERING: Soo Ma, Grant Mays, Eulalio Pena; NETWORKING: Juan Mario Gonzalez, Benjamin Michael Prater, James J. Shamess; NURSING: Amber McNeil; PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT: Nicholas Rios; PROGRAMMING: Jahdiel Evans; RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY: Rachel Vincent; RESPIRATORY THERAPY: Randy Joseph Vino Guioa, Sarah Ann Vasquez
DIVISION OF BUSINESS, INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATION
ACCOUNTING: Patsy Garcia; AUTO BODY APPLIED TECHNOLOGY: Amanda N. Langen; AUTOMOTIVE APPLIED TECHNOLOGY: Sergio Gamboa; AVIATION APPLIED TECHNOLOGY – Airframe: Rosa E. Smith; AVIATION APPLIED TECHNOLOGY - Power Plant: David A. Munnings; BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Jennifer Musgrove; COURT REPORTING: Sarah Emilya Riemenschneider; DIESEL APPLIED TECHNOLOGY: Alex L. Godsey; EMS/PARAMEDIC: Leah Ybanez Amaya; ENVIRONMENTAL/PETROCHEMICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY: Leon P. Pena; FIRE SCIENCE: Robert D. Brown; INDUSTRIAL MACHINING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY: Todd A. James; INDUSTRIAL MACHINING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY – Millwright: Matthew K. Novosad; MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT: Monica Chavez Lozano; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY: Maria Navarro; PARALEGAL STUDIES: De’naesha Mitchell; PROCESS TECHNOLOGY: Jeremy Spencer; PROCESS TECHNOLOGY – Instrumentation: Jose A. Flores; WELDING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY: Pricilla Cisneros, Jose Tovar
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