Brookhaven Volunteers Pack Tons of Food for Needy Families
Brookhaven College student government members and the Lady Bears volleyball team were among those helping pack almost six tons of food for the North Texas Food Bank. More than 60 people, including Brookhaven employees and other students, unpacked pallets and repacked 13,103 pounds of food for area families on Oct. 15. All told, the volunteers prepared 10,235 meals. The All-College Service Committee planned the activity.
El Centro Art Students Welded to Work at State Fair
Stroll through Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park in Dallas and you’ll see metal sculptures such as whimsical flowers, lily pads, coppery cogs and even a childlike crescent moon. They are the work of students Lauren Diane Van Buren, Sarah Bullock and Ismael Bukhari and their instructors from the Welding Technology program at DCCCD. The sculptures were installed during the State Fair of Texas in October. The welding program is taught at the Bill J. Priest campus of El Centro College.
Students’ Art Part of Outdoor Installation at Mountain View
Students from Mountain View and Brookhaven colleges will participate in the fourth annual outdoor art installation titled “Outside a White Cube IV.” Look for the artwork in the Kiva Courtyard area at Mountain View College through Dec. 2.
Eastfield Service-Learning Is Cleaning Up Mesquite
In partnership with Keep Mesquite Beautiful, more than 50 Service-Learning students at Eastfield College helped clean up City Lake Park and the Eastfield campus itself. The Eastfield College Office of Student Life and the Service-Learning program organized the event.
Richland College Videos Screened at Dallas Video Fest
Richland College students screened their videos at the Dallas Video Fest, and one student’s video won a prize. Richland Collegiate High School student Adelina Santos and Richland College students Adam Wesley George, Dacota Taylor, Sangmin Lee, Jonathan McCarthy, Zack Polk and Ladislao Ponce screened videos at the festival, held in September. Sangmin Lee’s video, “Waffle House,” won in the Stories of Dallas category. The videos were the brainchild of Colette Copeland, Richland College adjunct digital media instructor, who assigned students to create a 30-second video public service announcement, “Turn Off Your Cell Phones.”
North Lake College Journalism Students Win Big
The News-Register (North Lake College campus newspaper) and Duck Soup (North Lake College magazine of creative expression) won a total of 21 awards at the Texas Community College Journalism Association Convention on Oct. 14. The News-Register staff won for editorial, website, cartoon, general excellence, column, layout and design, picture page/panel, in-depth/investigative, feature writing, sports news, sports action photo, news photo and feature photo. The Duck Soup staff won for non-journalism story, non-photographic illustration, cover design, and layout and design.
El Centro College Interior Design Grads Aid Needy Families
On Oct. 25, two El Centro College Interior Design graduates were featured on CBS 11 News in a report about community support for families needing quality shelter during times of distress. The graduates, Kim Turner of KT Designs (who serves on the El Centro College Interior Design Advisory Board) and Lisa Robison, are the creators of Dwell with Dignity, a program that offers free and low-rent apartments that are decorated by Turner and Robison with items donated from design and furnishing companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Eastfield College Has 14 STEM Scholars
Eastfield College has 14 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholars this year. There are four STEM Scholars returning from last year: Mohamed Benkhaya, Cassandra Hardin, Laura Hill and Lorin Jackson. There are 10 new STEM Scholars: Luis Bribiesca, Robert Castro, Tragan Knight, Juan Martinez, Blesson Mathew, Ampelio Mendez, Andrew Parrill, Jeramy Tuggle, Daniel Longley and Michael Friedman.
El Centro College Students Serve Up Healthy Food at State Fair
El Centro College culinary arts students participated in live cooking demonstrations at “Mundo Latino, Celebration of Cultures,” the Latino exhibit at the State Fair of Texas. Students who cooked up healthy foods at the fair are Andres Dominques, Rosy Teller and Santacruz Oralia.
Culinary Students at El Centro College Earn Scholarships
Three El Centro College culinary students have been awarded the DCCCD Foundation Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship. Students Eliza Texiera, Emily Green and Megan Tiemieir are recipients of the scholarship, funded by Les Dames d’ Escoffier Dallas, which supports and celebrates women in the culinary field.
Richland College Students Travel to Las Vegas for Forum
Richland College Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management students Mark Stinson and Michael Thomas participated in the Future Leaders Forum at the Incentive, Meetings and Events eXpo (IMEX) America Conference in Las Vegas, Oct. 11-13. The students networked with other students and with experts from around the world as they learned more about the industry.