Quick Takes - March 2019
• Welcome to newly appointed At-Large Regent Libby Averyt, who was sworn in on March 5 before taking her seat with the other Board of Regents members prior to the regular monthly meeting. She has served as the local United Way’s Chief Development Officer since April 2017. Previously, she spent three decades as a journalist at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, rising from reporter to President and Publisher of the newspaper. She will fill the At-Large Regent seat through 2022. Read a full release about Regent Averyt.
• Augustin Rivera, Jr., General Counsel for the Del Mar College District and President of the Executive Board of the South Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and David Hebert, South Texas Council Service Area Two Field Director, announced the College as the recipient of the Extra Miler Award, which was first presented in January during a banquet held at Camp Karankawa. Hebert thanked Del Mar College for the support the institution and the Board of Regents has provided over the past 10 years with the annual Merit Badge College and other special events. This year marks the South Texas Council’s 100th year with the organization currently serving 4,500 youth in 17 counties. As part of the March 5 announcement, Board members received a Centennial Coin as a token of appreciation.
• Congratulations goes to Leticia J. Wilson, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Embedded Academic Advisor–Biology with Del Mar College’s Natural Sciences Department, for receiving the Texas Academic Advising Network (TEXAAN) 2019 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. TEXAAN represents academic advising excellence across the state and selects each year’s winner based on evidence of that individual meeting goals set forth by the organization. The award recognizes an individual whose primary role at their institution is direct delivery of academic advising services to students. TEXAAN supports the professional standards defined by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the core values of academic advising. Wilson joined Del Mar College in May 2012 and provides advising, intervention and transfer information to Natural Sciences STEM-declared majors as well as collaborates with DMC Outreach and Recruitment and the Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Coordinator. She has also shared her expertise on “best practices” in STEM advising with colleagues at the College.
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