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Quick Takes - Septmber 2017

  • Congratulations goes to Mathematics Professor Richard D. Rupp with the Department of Mathematics and Physics for becoming Del Mar College’s 16th recipient of the prestigious Dr. Aileen Creighton Award for Teaching Excellence during Fall 2017 Convocation. The award is highly coveted among DMC faculty and emulates the late Dean Emeritus of Arts and Sciences’ legacy as a “master teacher” and serves as the benchmark that faculty must emulate to receive the honor. “It’s very flattering and an honor to receive this award,” Rupp said after accepting this year’s honor. “The award for teaching excellence is the best I’ve ever had, but it’s all about the students." Rupp has received several awards related to his teaching, including the 2008 Master Teacher Award, selection as a nominee for the 2009 Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Piper Professor Award and the 2010-2011 Del Mar College East Campus Instructor of the Year Award. Outside the classroom, he has immersed himself into the operations of the College accepting multiple extra duties and assignments, including serving on the Faculty Council as Vice-chair and Chair as well as extensive involvement with course content analysis and design and development of a mathematics sequence required of future elementary and middle school teachers and previously only taught at senior institutions. As a faculty member at the College for 21 years, Rupp has dedicated his service to major initiatives, projects and grants supported by both the State of Texas and the National Science Foundation focused on improving the content knowledge and quality of instruction of K-16 educators.



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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.