RICHLAND COLLEGE NEWS



Faculty members honored for student engagement practices
Award/Honors
Richland College recognized faculty members who support and enrich learning cultures, climates and contexts with the annual Student Engagement Award Ceremony on April 24. The 2012-13 recipients were Sherry Dean and Jennifer Millspaugh, speech communication professors; Ed Luter, English professor; and Clive Siegle, history professor. Below are descriptions of each student engagement practice. “Meaningful Conversations [...]


Richland College GED Transition Program provides confidence, path to college
News
Somewhere between getting a General Education Development (GED) certificate and going to college, a lapse may occur for many students who didn’t finish high school. In response to this need, Richland College developed the GED Transition Program, a six-week, intensive, college readiness program for individuals ages 17 and older who have passed the GED test [...]


Richland College students turn rubbish into recycling research
Environmental
This spring, a team of Richland College anthropology students found more than just banana peels, empty coffee cups and plastic bottles in the trash on campus – they found a treasure trove of data. Professor Lesley Daspit’s anthropology students uncovered interesting patterns in recycling behaviors on campus that give Richland College leaders valuable insight into [...]


Richland College instructor competes in Cliburn
Arts
Alex McDonald, Richland College adjunct instructor, is competing in the prestigious 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Dr. McDonald is the first Dallas-area native to participate in the competition. He took a break from teaching piano at Richland College to prepare for the Cliburn. Dr. McDonald, who also teaches part-time at Texas Woman’s University, received [...]


Richland College trains new employees for Bush Center, Perot Museum
Community and Economic Development
  Richland College Corporate Services’ track record of providing exceptional training for area businesses has resulted in the opportunity to work with some of Dallas’ most prestigious institutions. Training offered by Richland College came highly recommended to leaders of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, so they contacted Konley Kelley, assistant dean of corporate [...]


Richland College and UTD continue partnership to prepare students for careers in math and science
Community and Economic Development
Caption:Representatives from UTD and Richland College gathered to formalize a partnership that will help Richland math and science students make a smooth transition to UTD. (from left to right) Front Row: Nathan Ivey, UTD; Bruce Novak, UTD; Raymond Canham, Richland College; Back Row: Celeste Hernandez, Richland College; Gerald Suggs, Richland College; Shannon Ydoyaga, Richland [...]


MEDIA ALERT: RLC and UTD to sign transfer agreements, Mon., March 26
Community and Economic Development
The Richland College School of Mathematics, Science and Health Professions and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Erik Jonsson School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics will sign five articulation agreements on March 26. These agreements will further enhance the transfer process for Richland students pursuing an associate of science degrees in the following areas: [...]


Richland College offering a broad view of healthcare occupations, March 26-29
Community and Economic Development
According to the 2010-11 Edition Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the economy half are related to healthcare. Additionally, about 26 percent of all new jobs created in this nation will be in the healthcare and social assistance [...]


Richland College has been named EPA College/University Partner of the Year
Award/Honors
For the second consecutive year, Richland College has been awarded the 2011 WasteWise College/University Partner of the Year Award by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Richland College’s high environmental standards and successful results. The mission of GREENRichland, is that “GREENRichland leads and learns with students, colleagues, and global partners in developing practices, policies, programs [...]


Three TEMM students receive scholarships
News
Three students in Richland College’s Travel, Exposition, and Meeting Management (TEMM) program recently received the 2012 Dallas-Fort Worth Tourism Council (DFWATC) Tag Taggart Scholarship. Mark Stinson and Michael Thomas were awarded $750 each to pursue an associate’s degree in TEMM and Shanika Davis received $500 to pursue a continuing education certificate in meeting planning. The scholarships, [...]


TEMM gets $12,000 grant to promote program
Community and Economic Development
Richland College’s Travel, Exposition, and Meeting Management (TEMM) program recently received a $12,000 grant from the Meeting Professionals International Foundation. The grant, intended to promote the career in the tourism and meeting industry to high school students, is for a four-year period and designed to track student success at the high school and college level. Activities [...]


The RLC Garland Campus presents awards to training partners
Award/Honors
Richland College Interim President Dr. Kay Eggleston and staff from Richland College attended the 80th Annual Garland Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Jan 26. Dr. Eggleston presented its first ever Richland College Garland Campus/Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association (DCMA) Partnership Award to Hatco, western hat manufacturer located in Garland. Ramon Otero and Dan Brown, from Hatco’s [...]


Richland College offers training to meet new IRS tax preparation requirements for professional tax preparers
Community and Economic Development
The IRS rolled out a nationwide competency test for tax preparers in November. Existing tax preparers must pass the IRS test by the end of 2013 or be required to leave the industry. This will affect approximately 87,000 tax preparers in Texas. The Continuing Education program at Richland College has partnered with the Pacific Northwest [...]


Garland Healthcare IT Expo to pair students with employers
Community and Economic Development
To meet the rising demand of workers in the booming healthcare information technology (IT) industry, Richland College will host the Garland Healthcare IT Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2012. Healthcare has been one of the few growth industries in the nation’s sluggish economy, with spending in the healthcare industry forecasted by [...]


Richland makes top 10 list of institutions hosting international students
Award/Honors
Richland College was in the top 10 of U.S. higher education institutions awarding associate degrees with the most international students in 2010-11, according to a ranking recently released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Richland was listed as No. 9 with 1,312 international students. Richland’s current enrollment of international students is 1,394 students. The college’s total [...]


Richland’s Sabine Hall receives accolades from U.S. Green Building Council
Award/Honors
Richland’s Sabine Hall LEED Platinum-certified science building recently received an Honorable Mention in the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Texas Balcones Green Schools Design Awards competition. The jury in the Higher Education category for the Green Schools Awards selected Sabine Hall as one of three Honorable Mention projects in Texas. The [...]


Mexican underworld explored at Oct. 13 lecture
News
ichland College celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Thursday, Oct. 13 with a lecture presented by speech faculty member Dr. Sherry Dean. The lecture entitled “Mexico’s Mictlan: El Dia de los Muertos” gave Richland students, faculty and staff an overview of the meaning behind Dia de los Muertos and Mictlan, the [...]


MEDIA ALERT: Texas Workforce Commission to award grant funds to Richland College for skills training forGarland-area employees
Community and Economic Development
On Wed., Nov. 9, Texas Workforce Commissioner Andres Alcantar will present Richland College with two grant checks to provide skills training for approximately 600 Garland-area employees. Richland will provide this training partnership with the Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association (DCMA) and Genesis Physicians Group. A check for $367,506 will be presented to Richland College and DCMA’s participating [...]


Texas Workforce Commission awards grant funds to Richland College for skills training for Garland-area employees
Community and Economic Development
n Wed., Nov. 9, Texas Workforce Commissioner Andres Alcantar presented Richland College with two grant checks to fund skills training for approximately 600 Garland-area employees. Richland College will partner with the Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association (DCMA) and Genesis Physicians Group to provide this training. “We honor their [Richland College’s] role in terms of workforce development. Time [...]


Richland to provide conflict resolution training this January
Events
Conflict resolution has become a key component in the classroom. Richland College and the Region 10 Education Service Center are partnering to co-host Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education (CRETE) training from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 6, 7, 27, and 28 on the Richland campus. Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education (CRETE) is a 4-day [...]