QUICK TAKES - NOVEMBER 2019
During the Del Mar College Board of Regents regular meeting held Nov. 12, the following individuals and departments were recognized:
• The Board of Regents awarded the title of “Professor Emeritus” to Del Mar College alumna and retired faculty member Carolyn M. Mauck and recognized her 34 years of service to DMC students and the Kinesiology Department. In 2014, Mauck was named the College’s 13th recipient of the faculty-coveted Dr. Aileen Creighton Award for Teaching Excellence named after its namesake, Dean Emeritus of Arts and Sciences Dr. Aileen Creighton, who set the benchmark that recipients must emulate to receive the prestigious recognition. During her tenure, Mauck developed several courses, along with teaching over 10 different activity and lecture courses, demonstrating her range and diversity of expertise while also emphasizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Her credits also include serving on College and community committees as a member and chair as well as providing leadership in several organizations, including the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD); the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); and the American Heart Association. She served as TAHPERD’s 74th President in 2003 and received the association’s David K. Brace Award, which is the highest honor a member can receive. She is also the recipient of the Southern District of AAHPERD’s Honor Award.
• As part of recognitions, DMC Regent Dr. Nick Adame noted that the College has taken a proactive stance in the health of the community and for the past 11 years has repeatedly helped organize one of the largest citywide health fairs in the Nueces County sponsored by LULAC Council #1 and the Corpus Christi Chapter of the NAACP. He added that part of Council #1’s mission is equal education, housing opportunities, political attainment and healthcare. Keeping in line with their mission, he recognized Del Mar College and Jennifer Sramek, Interim Dean of Business, Health Sciences and Professional Education and Team Del Mar with the LULAC Council #1 Presidential Award for their participation with the 11th Annual Citywide Health Fair. The award states, “Presented to Jennifer Sramek, Interim Dean of Business, Health Sciences and Professional Education and Team Del Mar, co-organizers of the citywide health fair. For your exemplary leadership and vision, you and your team have truly exemplified the tenets of LULAC. LULAC Council #1 will always be grateful for your dedication and hard work. The legacy you and your team help create will live on forever.” Team Del Mar included faculty and staff from the nursing, dental, cosmetology, physical therapist assistant and surgical technology programs. Additionally, staff from the American Sign Language program provided assistance, along with several student volunteers. Planning committee members included Marie Sloan, Aiden Duque, Kristen Wilkerson, Velma Pena, Vangie DeLeon, Sara King, Glenn Madden, Alex Solis, Bob Klepac and Davis Merrell.
• During the District 4 National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 27-29, College Relations Office staff won Gold (3), Silver (4) and Bronze (1) Medallion Awards. The winning categories include Gold for Television/Video Advertisement (single or series), Gold for Video Shorts (series), Gold for Viewbook, Silver for Communication Success Story or Community Relations Campaign, Silver for Excellence in Writing, Silver for Social Media, Silver for Wild Card and Bronze for Notes/Cards/Invitations (single or series). NCMPR District 4 includes community, junior and technical college membership from Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. Members compete during awards competition at both the district and national levels. NCMPR provides professional development, resources and networking opportunities among marketing and public relations professionals and is the largest affiliate organization of the American Association of Community Colleges.
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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.