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2017 Carroll ISD Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees Announced

The Carroll I.S.D. Athletic Department is proud to announce the Carroll Athletics Hall of Honor Inductees for 2017.

The Carroll Athletics Hall of Honor celebrates excellence and salutes the contributions of individuals whose advancement of athletics in Carroll ISD and beyond has made a profound difference in the lives of our young people and the community.

2017 Inductees:

  • Marty Dunbar                 Athlete- Football/Track                 
  • Kevin Murphy                 Coach- Swimming/Diving
  • Kyle Brown                      Athlete- Football
  • Shanon Anders               Athlete- Girls Basketball
  • Scott Chandler                Athlete- Football
  • Glen Brashier                  Fan of All Sports

The 2017 Inductees will be honored at the homecoming parade October 11, 2017 and introduced at the homecoming game on October 13, 2017.

These Inductees will be joining a distinguished group of Hall of Honor members including:

2011 Inductees:

  • Phil Barber                     Fan of All Sports
  • Kathy Harston               Athlete- Basketball
  • Jack Johnson                 Administrator
  • Bob Ledbetter                Football Coach / Athletic Director
  • John Lowery                  Coach/Administrator

2013 Inductees:

  • Kris Brown                       Athlete- Football
  • Ken Cook                          Basketball/Baseball Coach
  • Dane Johnson                 Athlete- Football
  • Gene Stanford                 Fan of All Sports
  • Chauncy Willingham     Coach/Administrator

2014 Inductees:

  • Don Durham                            Coach/Administrator
  • Jessica Johnson-Hudack       Athlete- Track
  • Will Mantooth                          Athlete- Football
  • Al Rushing                                 Football/Track Coach
  • Charlie Stalcup                         Football Coach
  • Bob & Crystal Steele                Fan of All Sports

2015 Inductees:

  • Chase Daniel                            Athlete- Football
  • Todd Dodge                              Football Coach
  • Kristi Eveland                          Athlete- Soccer/Bskb/Track
  • Colby Lowe                               Athlete- Cross Country
  • Aaron Luna                              Athlete- Football/Baseball
  • L.“Shop”Shoping                    Football/Baseball Announcer

2016 Inductees:

  • Ed Beauvais                 Fan of All Sports
  • Sam Booker                 Athlete- Baseball
  • Kate Eveland               Athlete- Basketball
  • Ted Gillum                  Superintendent
  • Mike Uldrich              Athlete- Football
  • Chase Wasson            Athlete- Football

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Stair climb to honor first responders, vets

Fort Worth’s first responder stair climb, Climb for a Calling, is a tribute to the sacrifices of fallen heroes. Fulfilling a promise to never forget their brothers and sisters who have died in the line of duty, participants will climb honoring the fallen at 8 a.m. Sept. 10.

The climb will be no easy feat. At 40 stories high and 567 feet tall, Burnett Plaza is the tallest building in Fort Worth. Burnett Plaza is at 800 Cherry St.

The climb consists of two and a half laps for the First Responders Challenge and is open to anyone who wants to pay tribute. Register on their website.

Medical teams and water stations will be staged throughout the climb to ensure a safe experience for all.

Spectators are welcome to the event. Burnett Park will be transformed into a carnival atmosphere with food trucks, live music, vendors, clowns and more.

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TCC Southeast Chef Wins Top State Pastry Honor

Hodges, right, and Warner display Hodges awards.

Alison Hodges (right) celebrates with Katrina Warner, coordinator of TCC’s Culinary Arts program.

FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug.10, 2017) – Alison Hodges, Tarrant County College Southeast culinary instructor, recently was named state Pastry Chef of the Year at the Texas Chefs Association state convention in Corpus Christi. Hodges was selected from eligible honorees from the 12 Texas chapters and was honored at the President’s dinner.
 
Hodges began her culinary career at the Hyatt Regency as an apprentice in the Dallas Chapter of American Culinary Federation in January 1990. In 1992, she was named the chapter’s Apprentice of the Year. That same year, Hodges earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Food and Hospitality Services from Dallas County Community College’s El Centro College. She has since earned her AAS in Culinary Arts and her AAS in Bakery and Pastry, also from El Centro.
 
After completing her apprenticeship, she remained at the Hyatt for another seven years, where she specialized in pastries. Hodges said she was drawn to pastry work because of its “artistry and craftsmanship.”
 
“I enjoy detail work,” she said, adding, “Also, I simply like the way sweets taste!”
 
Hodges took a purchasing job at a catering and vending company in 2000 because she started to develop carpel tunnel syndrome in her wrists. She soon realized she missed the art of pastry, so when she was offered an adjunct teaching position at her alma mater, El Centro College, she took it. She joined TCC’s Culinary Arts program as a member of the adjunct faculty in 2006, teaching both the Fundamentals of Baking and the Advanced Pastry classes.
 
In the spring 2014, she became full time faculty at TCC Southeast and began teaching the Dual Credit Purchasing and Dining Room classes. Additionally, she has taught cake decorating as part of Community & Industry Education curriculum at TCC’s South Campus.
 
Hodges has been an active member of both the ACF and the Texas Chefs Association (TCA) since 1990. She has competed in numerous ACF-sanctioned competitions and won a number of medals — four gold, one silver and one bronze, as well as several medals through the TCA. Hodges joined the World Master Chefs Association in 1996 and participated on that year’s Golden Platter Banqueting Competition team as a member of its pastry team that brought home the Golden Platter from Limerick, Ireland.
 
Watch this video to learn more about TCC’s Culinary Arts Program.
 

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Carroll ISD Taking Nominations for Athletic Hall of Honor

The Carroll ISD Athletic Department is asking for nominees for the Athletic Hall of Honor to celebrate excellence and salute the contributions of individuals whose advancement of athletics in Carroll ISD and beyond has made a profound difference in the lives of young people and the community.

Each year, nominations will be taken and five members will be selected to the Athletic Hall of Honor by a Hall of Honor committee. Once nominated, an individual will stay on the nomination list. Nominees can be coaches, teachers, administrators, athletes, fans, or booster club members who have contributed significantly to Carroll ISD athletics programs. Once nominated, individuals remain indefinitely on the nomination list for future consideration.

Nomination forms can be found online here or by contacting the CISD Athletic Department at 817-949-8300. Nominations for the class of 2017 will be due to the CISD Athletic Office by August 14, 2017. The inductees will be announced August 25, 2017. They will be honored at the homecoming parade October 11, 2017, and introduced at the homecoming game on October 13, 2017.

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Dawson Middle School Wind Ensemble Takes 5th in State Honor Band Contest

The DMS Wind Ensemble, made up of 54 Dawson Middle School students, has been working hard over their summer break, bringing home 5th place from the State Honor Band Contest.

The Honor Band selection process occurred throughout the summer, with over 80 2C middle school bands from across the state entering the contest through their respective region. The DMS band participated in the Region 31 listening on June 7, and advanced to the Area level listening on June 23 in Abilene. Dawson placed first at both the Region and Area levels, and advanced to the State level, which took place on July 20. Out of the 16 state finalists, the DMS Wind Ensemble placed 5th.

As part of the TMEA Honor Band process, middle schools were required to submit three selections including one march, from recordings of competitive, concert or festival performances in the current year. A maximum of four performances scheduled for recordings was allowed. Three of the performances could be non-competitive; the fourth had to come from the UIL Concert Contest.

The Wind Ensemble also received superior ratings from all judges at UIL Concert and Sighreading, named “Best in Class” for the 2C Invitational Classification of the Beach Within Reach Festival, and was named “Best in Class” and ” Most Outstanding Middle School Band” at the Peak Music Festival.

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TCC Southeast Chef Wins Top Pastry Honor

Alison Hodges FORT WORTH, Texas (July 13, 2017) – Alison Hodges, Tarrant County College Southeast culinary instructor, recently won Pastry Chef of the Year at the Texas Chefs Association meeting in Dallas. Hodges, a contender for the state recognition, will receive her plaque at the association’s August convention in Corpus Christi.
 
Hodges began her culinary career at the Hyatt Regency as an apprentice in the Dallas Chapter of American Culinary Federation in January 1990. In 1992, she was named the chapter’s Apprentice of the Year. That same year, Hodges earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Food and Hospitality Services from Dallas County Community College’s El Centro College. She has since earned her AAS in Culinary Arts and her AAS in Bakery and Pastry, also from El Centro.
 
Alison Hodges decorates cakeAfter completing her apprenticeship, she remained at the Hyatt for another seven years where she specialized in pastries. Hodges said she was drawn to pastry work because of its “artistry and craftsmanship.”
 
“I enjoy detail work,” she said, adding, “Also, I simply like the way sweets taste!”
 
Hodges took a purchasing job at a catering and vending company in 2000 because she started to develop carpel tunnel in her wrists. She soon realized she missed the art of pastry, so when she was offered an adjunct teaching position at her alma mater, El Centro College, she took it. She joined TCC’s Culinary Arts program as a member of the adjunct faculty in 2006, teaching both the Fundamentals of Baking and the Advanced Pastry classes.
 
In the spring 2014, she became full time faculty at TCC Southeast and began teaching the Dual Credit Purchasing and Dining Room classes. Additionally, she has taught cake decorating as part of Community & Industry Education curriculum at TCC’s South Campus.
 
Hodges has been an active member of both the ACF and the Texas Chefs Association (TCA) since 1990. She has competed in numerous ACF-sanctioned competitions and won a number of medals — four gold, one silver and one bronze, as well as several medals through the TCA. Hodges joined the World Master Chefs Association in 1996 and participated on that year’s Golden Platter Banqueting Competition team as a member of its pastry team that brought home the Golden Platter from Limerick, Ireland.
 

Alsion Hodges prepares for scholarship dinner.
Alison Hodges, right, assisted with pastries.

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TCC Vice Chancellor Awarded Prestigious Real Estate Honor

TCC’s Nina Petty and City of Fort Worth’s Natalie Ayala Moore, 2017 Outstanding Leader

Nina Petty, TCC vice chancellor for Real Estate and Facilities, recently received the Susan A. Halsey Founder’s Award. Petty was recognized at the Real Estate Council’s 2017 annual meeting for her dedication and commitment “in shaping the City of Fort Worth all while promoting the mission of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth.”

Award presenter Karen Vermaire Fox described Petty as “a tremendous advocate for the community of Fort Worth, serving on multiple boards and commissions, everything from the Mayor’s Kitchen Cabinet, to Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., the Downtown Design and Review Board and the True Worth Board for the Homeless.”

Petty is a founding member of the Real Estate Council and the second chair of the organization. “She was part of a small group of women that formed the Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network over 30 years ago and has continued to serve as a staunch advocate for women working in commercial real estate,” Fox said.

Previous award winners have included former Fort Worth Mayor Bob Bolen.

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Tarrant County College TCC Connect Campus Hosts PTK International Honor Society Charter and Induction Ceremony

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 25, 2017)
WHAT:
Tarrant County College’s newest campus, TCC Connect, will induct 73 members into its newly established chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. The Beta Chi Zeta Chapter becomes the sixth TCC chapter of PTK that has recognized academic excellence since it was established in 1918.
 
Members must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have earned at least 12 college-level credits. Using the international criteria, TCC Connect charter members were selected from the dean’s list.
 
Incoming officers for the 2017-2018 academic year are: Bridgette Graves, president; India Picquet, vice president of fellowship; Marcia Gonzales Boyte, vice president of scholarship; and Gabrielle Marshall, vice president of recruitment and membership.
 
As the TCC campus responsible for eLearning and Weekend College, TCC Connect provides a virtual environment and flexibility for students with multiple priorities as they pursue their educational goals.
 
WHEN:
Thursday, April 27
6:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Connection Bay
Tarrant County College TCC Connect Campus
444 N. Henderson Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Parking:
TCC Garage at the Corner of Belknap and Cherry Streets
 

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Traveling World War I Museum Visits TCC’s Northwest Campus in Honor of War’s Centennial

Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Friday, Feb. 17
TCC Northwest Campus (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth), WSTU 1305
Free

 
FORT WORTH, Texas (February 8, 2017) – As the United States marks 100 years since it entered World War I, a special exhibit is making a stop at Tarrant County College. The community is invited to visit the WWI 100th Anniversary Mobile Museum Feb. 14 through Feb. 17 at Northwest Campus. TCC is the first college to host the museum, which is in the middle of a four-year tour to commemorate World War I’s centennial (2014 to 2018).
 
The mobile museum, curated by Dallas historian Keith Colley, tells the story of the “War to End All Wars” and spotlights the life of Ernest Loucks. Loucks served in the U.S. Army and kept a variety of artifacts, many of which are part of the display. A tool used to help dig 25,000 miles of trenches dug in World War I; a movie camera on which soldiers filmed images from battle; British and American gas masks and two rare pigtail stakes that held barbed wire, used as a new form of warfare are included in the exhibition.
 
“This is a unique opportunity to gain a greater respect for our veterans who served in a conflict that truly changed the world,” said Laura Matysek Wood, Ph.D., professor of history and government. “Without any living World War I veterans, it is more important than ever to preserve and share this history.”
 
The exhibit is open to the TCC students, faculty and staff as well as the public. Admission is free. The museum will be set up in WSTU 1305. Hours are:
• Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Friday, Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
 
For more information on the WWI 100th Anniversary Mobile Museum, visit ww1mobilemuseum.com. Details on the TCC exhibition are available from Laura Matysek Wood at laura.wood@tccd.edu or 817-515-7280.
 

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