Quick Takes - October 2017
- The Javelina Alumni Association with Texas A&M University-Kingsville recognized Board of Regent Carol A. Scott as a Distinguished Alumni 2017. Scott was given a special recognition during the Board’s Oct. 10 regular meeting by Board Chair Trey McCampbell, who stated that the Board was very proud of her accomplishments and participation as an alumna and all she does for Del Mar College. The university presents Distinguished Alumni Awards to individuals whose personal and professional accomplishments have brought honor and prestige to Javelina Nation. The honorees were recognized during the university’s homecoming activities in October. Graduating from Texas A&I University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Scott’s career as a public relations professional spans more than three decades. She holds accreditation in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America, along with several awards, and has held several leadership roles among educational boards. She joined the DMC Board of Regents in 2014 and currently serves as Second Vice Chair. To view Scott’s online bio, visit: www.delmar.edu/Scott_Bio.aspx. Kudos to Regent Scott for this latest recognition!
- Marty Sepulveda, Scout Executive for the South Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and Program Director David Hebert joined Dr. Leonard Rivera, DMC Dean of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs, during the Board of Regents October regular meeting for recognition of more than 200 Boy Scouts attending a Merit Badge College on the West Campus on Sept. 23. The College hosted the event with several DMC programs assisting the Boy Scouts with earning a variety of Merit Badges. Sepulveda thanked Dean Rivera and Dean of Business, Industrial and Public Safety Education Charles McKinny for ensuring the Boy Scouts and Merit Badge College volunteers felt welcome and for working alongside faculty to ensure the Scouts’ learning experiences met the benchmark they were expected to reach to earn their badges. Sepulveda also recognized the College for what the institution does to partner in the community with organizations like the Boy Scouts of America and acknowledged that the College has been a great supporter of the South Texas Council of Boy Scouts by hosting several events. Sepulveda and Hebert then provided each Regent with a Scouting patch with the new Del Mar Viking mascot in appreciation of the College’s partnership.
- Welcome to Del Mar’s two newest administrators including Dr. Kristina Wilson, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, and Cody Gregg, Dean of Learning Resources, who began work at the College on Oct. 2. Dr. Wilson has 11 years of expertise in higher education assessment and leadership. Her vast experience will play a pivotal role in ongoing College initiatives regarding program review, assessment of student learning outcomes, pathways reform efforts and institutional effectiveness. She served as Associate Dean of Curriculum and Student Learning at South Texas College before coming to Del Mar. Gregg brings over 20 years of experience in management and administrative positions including instructional technologies, open resource labs, library services and active learning spaces. He looks forward to providing direction in the expansion of library and learning support services. Prior to coming to Del Mar College, Gregg served as Dean of Learning and Support Services at South Texas 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.