Quick Takes December 2018
- Del Mar College’s faculty members Drs. John “Rob” Hatherill, Alexa Raney and Daiyuan “Daisy” Zhang, from the Department of Natural Sciences, had their research work titled “Student Outcomes and Impacts of Discovery-Based Research in the First Two Years of Undergraduate Education” published in the first edition of Course-Based Undergraduate Research: Educational Equity and High-Impact Practice, by the Stylus Publishing, LLC, earlier this fall 2018. The published chapter covers authentic research for undergraduates, challenges and successes of implementing discovery-based undergraduate research and assessment of course-based undergraduate research experiences. Congratulations!
- During the December Board of Regents meeting, Art and Drama Department Chair and Professor Ken Rosier was recognized for being selected as Del Mar College’s 2019 Piper Professor Nominee for consideration of the award by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.
- Additionally, DMC Program Director and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Melissa Stuive was recognized for her appointment to the Governor’s EMS Trauma Advisory Committee. She will assist to set the standards for Texas EMS and also to promote, develop and advance an accountable, patient-centered Trauma and Emergency Healthcare System.
- Congratulations to Kristy Urbick, instructor and intramural director in the Kinesiology Department, who received the 2018 Emerging Professional Award from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) at the organization’s 95thannual conference, held Nov. 30 in Galveston. To receive the award, Urbick had to meet the following criteria:
- Must have been working five (5) or fewer years in the profession since obtaining an undergraduate degree with a major/minor in HPERD.
- Recognized excellence in professional duties, i.e., teaching, coaching, administration, etc.
- Leadership and service to the profession to include contributions made to TAHPERD conventions, workshops, and conferences.
- Contributions made to her/his community.
- Enthusiastic promotion of the HPERD profession.
- Must have been a student or professional member of TAHPERD for two years at time of nomination.
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