Quick Takes - October 2018
Congratulations goes to five honorees selected for actively serving students with “disAbilities.” Del Mar College’s Disability Services Office recently named the 2018 “Advocate of the Year” recipientsduring their fifth annual recognition ceremony. The 2018 advocates include associate professor of history Dr. Gerald Betty with the Social Sciences Department; associate professor of education Alexander Heatherley with the Human Services and Education Department; assistant professor of ESOL Jennifer Oden with the Communications, Languages and Reading Department; and with the Mathematics Department are Andrea Johnson and Dr. Paula Kenney-Wallace.Granted to DMC faculty and staff members, the award recognizes these individuals’ significant service through advocacy and support by providing memorable and meaningful experiences and demonstrating deep commitment to the advancement of students with varying disabilities.
Del Mar College’s competitive speech and debate team, the Vocal Vikings, and Sarah Contreras, Professor of Speech in the Department of Communications, Languages and Reading, attended their first speech competition of the academic year at San Jacinto College in Houston. Two of the students won trophies during two tournaments. During the competition, JoeMichael Salinas won a fourth-place trophy twice while Felix Pulido won a sixth-place trophy twice in After Dinner Speaking. Additionally, Natasha Perezwon a fifth-place trophy in Persuasive Speaking. The DMC team who competed against 17 other higher education institutions from across the state included Marcus Cowan, Dorothy Dodson, Kendall Messer, Natasha Perez, Kimberly Porfirio, Felix Pulido and JoeMichael Salinas. Congratulations Vocal Vikings!
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