TCC Celebrates 10 Years of Empowering Professionals

Lorraine C. Miiller

Lorraine C. Miller

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 18, 2015) – Honoring its commitment to professional development and service to the community, Tarrant County College South Campus Community & Industry Education Services is sponsoring its 10th annual Ariel Hunter-Chriss African American Professionals Conference on Friday, Nov. 20.
 
The conference, held in partnership with DFW Community Partners, will be held at TCC South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive. The continental breakfast and registration begin at 7:45 a.m., with the opening session starting at 8:35 a.m. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. in the Student Center dining hall. Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
 
Lorraine C. Miller, 35th Clerk to the U.S. House of Representatives, the first African American and third woman to hold the position, is the opening speaker. Miller also was the former Interim President and CEO of the NAACP in Washington, D.C.
 
The luncheon speaker is Sheron C. Patterson, who has a doctorate in ministry. Patterson has worked 25 years as a relationship counselor, media personality and author. She has been featured in Ebony, JET, Essence and on national television’s CNN and BET. Locally, she is the relationship expert on WFAA TV 8’s Good Morning Texas.
 
Named for founder Ariel Hunter-Chriss, Continuing Education Services director at South Campus until her death in 2009, the purpose of the conference is to provide leadership strategies and tools for business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders to manage career challenges created by diversified and global competition. Continuing Education Services is the former name of Community & Industry Education Services.

Sheron C. Patterson

Sheron C. Patterson

 
The conference also provide an opportunity for contributions to be made to scholarship fund established in Chriss’ honor for children to attend TCC’s annual summer enrichment program, College for Kids. Donations may be made online at ww.tccd.edu/foundation and click on “Give Now.”
 
By mail, checks should be made to Tarrant County College Foundation, please indicate Ariel Hunter-Chriss Scholarship Fund on the check on in an attached letter. Mail to: Alex Allred, TCC Foundation, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
 
Conference sponsors and partners include Jim Austin Online, Minority Leaders and Citizens Council, Sam’s Club, Unity One Credit Union and Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County.
 
Registration for the conference is $69 for professionals and $39 for students. To register, contact Alisa Jones at alisa.jones @tccd.edu or 817-515-4598.
 

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TCC Board Announces National Search for New Chancellor

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 16, 2015) The Tarrant County College Board of Trustees today announced a national search for a chancellor, the top administrative leadership post at the institution, which is the 12th largest institution of higher education in the United States.
 
Board members approved the development of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a professional chancellor search firm. TCC General Counsel and Vice Chancellor Angela Robinson has been serving as acting chancellor since TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley passed away in early October.
 
“Our Board has unanimously determined that a national search will help us identify the best leader for our 100,000 students, almost 5,000 faculty and staff and the taxpayers who support our mission,” said TCC Board President Louise Appleman. “We will be methodical in our search as we look for a leader who can guide a fast-growing college focused on access to higher education and student success.”
 
The board expects to select a search firm in early 2016. “The Board will continue to communicate with students, faculty and staff and the community throughout the process,” Appleman said.
 

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TCC helps The T

When The T visited Tarrant County College Northeast and Northwest campuses last month, it was not for ordinary pick-up and drop-off visits. The T, Fort Worth’s Transportation Authority, made it easier for TCC students to voice their transportation needs by bringing its Master Plan Project Bus to them. The mobile surveying center toured around town about five months, making stops at local events and institutions.
 
The T Master Plan will evaluate existing transit service and demand, identify opportunities to expand transit service, lay the groundwork for project development and funding processes and determine a schedule for moving forward. The plan is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
 
Fifty-eight Northwest students and 84 Northeast students were among the 590 respondents who weighed in. Students of all ages and backgrounds, from walkers to riders to drivers stopped by to give their opinions on how to improve The T system.
 
Some of the initial findings show that participants want:
 
• More frequent buses for fewer hours rather than less frequent buses for longer hours
• More weekday services than on weekends
• More places to be served even if demand is low
 
You may learn about initial survey findings and about the strategies planned for ways to improve the T at the Master Plan presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Presentations are scheduled to begin at noon and at 6 p.m.
 
Want to get involved?
 
Take the T’s current survey or get connected through social media at: www.TMasterPlan.org
 

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TCC Hosts Heart of Texas Conference

HURST, Texas (Nov. 13, 2015) “E3 Summit: Mapping Our Resources – Entrepreneurship, Education and the Economy” is the theme for the 19th Annual Heart of North Texas Business Conference on Friday, Nov. 13.
 
Hosted by Tarrant County College Northeast Campus Community & Industry Education Services (CIES) the conference will be held at the Larry Darlage Center Corner, NSTU 1615A, 828 W. Harwood Rd., in Hurst.
 
Mark Milliron, Ph.D., co-founder and chief learning officer for Civitas Learning, is the keynote speaker for the noon luncheon. The breakfast speaker is Rick Smyers, president of the Center for Communities of the Future.
 
Registration and the continental breakfast for the half-day conference is at 8:30 a.m. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $50. For more information, contact CIES at 817-515-6502.
 

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TCC Honors Veterans with Observances

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
TCC Honors Veterans with Observances
 
FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 10, 2015)
 
Tarrant County College Campuses are hosting Veterans Day observances in honor of those who have served or are serving our country.
 
The Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker in tribute to the Armed Forces. Located in the center of the English Family Rose Garden at the south entrance to the campus, the marker is sponsored by District II of Texas Garden Clubs. Funds for the marker were raised by the SE Campus Veterans’ Association. The dedication takes place in the Main Commons at 11 a.m.
 
TCC alumni and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Aaron Throckmorton will speak at a lunch for veterans at the Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway. Throckmorton enlisted in the Marines after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. He served in two tours overseas, one of which was in Afghanistan. Once he retired from the military, he attended TCC, where he completed his associate degree and is currently in his final year of his bachelor degree at The University of Texas Arlington. For the first 75 TCC students who are veterans, lunch will be provided in WSTU 1305 from noon to 1 p.m. RSVP to Keva Montrose at 817-515-7672.
 
The Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, will begin a National Roll Call Presentation and Moment of Silence in the Rotunda from 10:45 a.m. to noon. A Veterans Day luncheon will follow, featuring J’Nell Pate, author of Arsenal of Defense: Fort Worth’s Military Legacy. The luncheon will be held in the Tahita Fulkerson Library. RSVP to www.TCCD.student-hub.com.
 

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TCC Hosts Senior Preview Day at Five Campuses and CEATL

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 5, 2015)
 
WHAT:
Tarrant County College is preparing high school seniors to take advantage of its year-long College Access Program that helps students meet the deadlines necessary to ensure they are ready to enroll in college after earning their high school diplomas in 2016.
 
Students will be able to visualize themselves in college after meeting with TCC faculty, student service staff and by touring a TCC campus where they will see the broad range of post-high school career options they might consider pursuing through educational programs at TCC.
 
These students also will be given information about the affordability of TCC tuition – just $885 for 15 college hours – and the breadth and depth of TCC’s programs, which are taught by many of the same professors also teaching at area four-year colleges and universities.
 
From now until they graduate, TCC will assist area seniors with completing the admissions application, preparing for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Test, financial aid and follow-up assistance to ensure they complete the enrollment process. Each TCC college access coordinator will work with students from specific Tarrant County schools. Coordinators will spend numerous hours on high school campuses and at area college nights to ensure Tarrant County students are introduced into the college-going culture.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Nov. 6
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
WHERE:
TCC campuses and addresses are:
 
Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst
 
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy. and the Center of Excellence for Aviation Transportation and Logistics (CEATL), 2301 Horizon Drive
 
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington
 
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive
 
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle
 

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet November 12

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 6, 2015) Supporting materials for the Board meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings Web page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Take notice that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2015, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment. (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
  3. Presentation on Student Access and Success and Administrative Programs and Projects
    1. Northwest Campus
  4. Board Action Items and Board Business Related Items
    1. Approval of Minutes of the Meetings:
      1. October 29, 2015
  5. Consent Agenda
  6. Consideration and Approval of Items removed from the Consent Agenda
  7. Committee Reports
    1. Audit & Finance Committee
    2. Governance Committee
    3. Institutional Planning Committee
    4. 50th Anniversary
  8. Consideration and Approval on Committee Recommendations
  9. Consideration and Approval of Purchase of Microsoft Campus Agreement CDW Government Amount: $284,816.83
  10. Monthly Financial Report
    1. Financial Summary Update
    2. Review of Income and Expenditures
    3. Review of Investment Portfolio
  11. Chancellor’s Report
    1. New Staff Member Introductions
    2. Campus Accolades
    3. Recent Activities
      • October 2, Board of Trustees Strategic Planning Retreat, Sheraton Hotel
      • November 2, Strategic Planning Meeting with The GrossGroup, May Owen Center
      • November 4, ATD Coaches Visit Briefing, Trinity River Campus
      • November 4, Investment Policy meeting with Louise Appleman, Randall Canedy and Joe McIntosh, Omni Hotel
      • November 4, -Remarks- Chancellor’s Quarterly Excellence Awards, Trinity River Campus
      • November 4, -Remarks- Welcome Reception for Acting Chancellor, May Owen Center
      • November 5, Fort Worth Cowgirl Museum Luncheon, National Cowgirl Museum
      • November 5, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Community and Technical College Formula Advisory Committee (CTCFAC) Conference Call, May Owen Center
      • November 5, -Remarks- TCC Foundation Scholarship Dinner, Trinity River Campus
      • November 6, Joint Consultation Committee Salary and Benefits Committee Meeting, May Owen Center
      • November 7,  -Remarks- TORO Dash Event, Trinity Park
      • November 9, Meeting with Weaver CPA James Fitts to review Annual Report, May Owen Center
      • November 9, Audit & Finance Committee Meeting, May Owen Center
      • November 10, Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) Recommendation Meeting, May Owen Center
      • November 10, Institutional Planning Committee Meeting, May Owen Center
      • November 12, Title III Meeting with David Smathers, Evaluator, May Owen Center
      • November 12, Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees, May Owen Center
  12. Board President’s Report
    1. Chancellor’s Quarterly Excellence Awards
    2. TORO Dash
  13. Closed Meeting:
    1. Deliberation Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the purchase, improvement, exchange, lease or value of Real Estate to include recommendations from the Institutional Plan (Facilities and Academics Plan).
    2. Deliberation on Personnel Matters, Section 551.074, Texas Government Code. The deliberation will include a discussion on the discussion on the Acting Chancellor’s Contract and the 2015-16 Chancellor’s Performance Goals. Discussion will also include the appointment and search process for the new Chancellor.
    3. Consultation with Attorney, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code. For purposes of a private consultation with Board’s Attorney on any subjects or matters authorized by law. The deliberation will include any Pending/Contemplated Litigation.
  14. Consideration and Action on Closed Meeting Items
  15. Adjournment and Announcement of Next Meeting: December 17, 2015

 
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Posted: 5:15 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2015

 

Media Contact: 817-515-5212

 

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TCC Board of Trustees Audit and Finance Committee Meeting November 9 at 2 p.m.

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 5, 2015)

Take notice that a regular meeting of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 9, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  3. Discussion of Exhibit A of the TCCD Investment Policy
  4. Adjournment

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Posted 4:10 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015

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TCC NW Campus Hosts First Junior Achievement Day

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 3, 2015)
 
WHAT:
Tarrant County College Northwest Campus will introduce more than 300 middle school students to the broad range of post-high school career options they might consider pursuing through educational programs at TCC. These students also will be given information about the affordability of TCC tuition – just $885 for 15 college hours – and the breadth and depth of TCC’s programs, which are taught by many of the same professors also teaching at area four-year colleges and universities.
 
For the first time, TCC is opening its doors to Junior Achievement to host JA It’s my Future. Seventh-grade students from Ed Willkie Middle School in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw School District will have the opportunity to participate in three sessions that will include role play in an emergency response activity at the TCC Fire Service Training Center and the opportunity to learn how different jobs in the community work together in times of crisis.
 
Participation in the JA It’s My Future program provides students with practical information to help them make career endorsements when they are in the eighth grade. House Bill 5 requires eighth-grade students to make a career endorsement to help them better plan for their high school classes. As they explore potential careers, students also will discover four factors they should consider when choosing a career to prepare for their future.
 
Learn more about the Junior Achievement Program at: www.jafortworth.org
 
WHEN:
Friday, Nov. 6
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
TCC Northwest Campus
4801 Marine Creek Pkwy.
Fort Worth, TX 76179
 

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TCC Announces Fall Visual Arts Exhibits, Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
TCC Announces Fall Visual Arts Exhibits, Events
 
FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 30, 2015) Consistent with its commitment to enrich the community, Tarrant County College campuses are hosting a number of visual arts exhibits this fall.
 
The Lakeview Gallery at the Northwest Campus, located at 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, is showing “Austerity Revisited,” an exhibit by Steve Hilton that blends art and geology. A former science teacher and geologist, Hilton said his art is influenced by his appreciation of the erosional and depositional means through which plants, animals and weather influence the Earth’s surface. The closing reception, from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, will feature an Artist’s Talk at 12:30 p.m. Starting Nov. 9, selected Northwest Campus art students will showcase their works in an exhibit called, “No Boundaries.” The exhibit runs through Dec. 11. For more information on these exhibits, contact Winter Rusiloski at 817-515-7311 or winter.rusiloski@tccd.edu.
 
“Paintings After Proust” by Claudia Baez opens Nov. 12 at the Carillon Gallery at the South Campus, located at 5301 Campus Drive. The exhibit extends through Dec. 10. A longtime admirer of writer Marcel Proust, Baez created her own Proust-related series that reimagines cultural references with layers that engage the text and images that are personal. The opening reception takes place opening day from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Joshua Goode at 817-515-4641 or joshua.goode@tccd.edu.
 
Art Corridor II at the Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, currently features artist Vicki Meek’s work, “Blues Talk: It Ain’t No Cliché Chit-Chat.” The exhibit, which examines the relationship between the blues and overcoming hardship, is a collaboration among the artist and various poets. The exhibit closes Nov. 30. Contact Christopher Blay at 817-515-3406 or christopher.blay@tccd.edu for more information.
 

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