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Quick Takes - February 2018

  • Congratulations goes to Board of Regent Dr. Nick Adame for the Caller-Times’ naming him their 2017 Best of the Best Community Advocate. Dr. Adame was recognized for his starting a petition to block demolition of a Westside hospital before another facility was built to take its place to serve the community in that area. Construction of the new facility has been completed with the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center, a part of the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, opening on Feb. 3. Dr. Adame serves as President of both the League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 1 and the Tejano Civil Rights Museum and Resource Center. Dr. Adame also runs his own practicem Adame Chiropractic & Acupuncture, in Corpus Christi.


  • The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council No. 1 held their 22nd Annual Outstanding Community Leaders Awards Banquet on Feb. 22 and named Del Mar College President Mark Escamilla, Ph.D., as their 2018 Academic Achievement Award recipient. Dr. Escamilla was one of eight recipients given different awards whom the Council felt represented “a profound compassion and progressive commitment toward our community now and in the future through their influence and by bringing positive changes, awareness, understanding and acceptance of our many diverse cultures and beliefs” as noted by Dr. Nick Adame, President of LULAC Council No. 1. All eight individuals were recognized for personally exemplifying the principles and values of the organization: “To advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.” Congratulations, Dr. Escamilla, on this latest recognition!


  • Congratulations to Del Mar College biotechnology major Danial Nasr Azadani, who submitted a winning poster in the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Student E-Poster Competition, held in February in Washington, D.C. Danial’s poster, “A Novel Bacteriophage for a Promising Viable Alternative in the Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria,” received honorable mention in the Environment and Ecology category. He will be recognized in the AAAS publication, Science, and receive a certificate for his achievement. Danial’s project is the result of an internship collaboration between Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where he is also a biomedical sciences major.


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.