British and European Car Show at TCC South to Benefit Student Scholarships

Tarrant County College South and the Red River Triumph Club will partner to host the inaugural Red River European Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oct. 7 at 5301 Campus Drive. Admission is free.
The event will feature European cars and motorcycles of all descriptions: Aston Martin Austin-Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, MG, Porsche, Triumph, Volvo, plus other lesser-known brands. Awards will be given for top cars in each group, with classes for various nations and auto makers. Anyone may enter a car, truck or motorcycle into the contest for $20 ($25 after Sept. 22).
Proceeds will support scholarships for students enrolled in the TCC Automotive Collision Repair Program at TCC South. Eligible students must be pursuing an Associate or Applied Science degree of Certificate of Completion.
For more information or to register, please visit


See What’s Happening at TCC South’s Family Extravaganza – Sept. 30


Click image to view full day’s schedule

Tarrant County College South, which is celebrating 50 years of higher education programs and services, invites people of all ages to come and enjoy Family Extravaganza: Education, Enrichment and Entertainment for All, a family friendly event being hosted Saturday, September 30 on the scenic Fort Worth campus, 5301 Campus Drive.

The purpose of the TCC  South’s Family Extravaganza is to connect community members who bring life to the campus. Open to the public, this special event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The event features live entertainment, kid-friendly games and activities, bingo, sports competitions, photo opportunities, vendors, food trucks and other great activities. Guests are encouraged to stop by exhibitor tables to learn more about programs and services offered across Tarrant County College District.


View the event guide to learn more about the day’s full schedule.


Sixth Annual Intergenerational Community Conversation

Beginning at 8 a.m., TCC South will host the 6th annual Intergenerational Community Conversation as a way of promoting civic responsibility, community engagement, and capacity building along with developing practical solutions for community concerns and knowledge building. Members of the Fort Worth Mayor-appointed Race and Culture Task Force will facilitate the community conversation.


To keep up to date on TCC South’s 50th Birthday events, please visit



TCC Chancellor Presents Three New Goals, Honors Faculty and Staff at Annual Employee Appreciation Event

Thousands of Tarrant County College faculty, staff and administrators convened today to celebrate excellence at the annual Chancellor’s Employee Appreciation Breakfast & Professional Development Day at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum. During the event, TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini told employees the annual event was a time to celebrate their accomplishments and show appreciation for everyone’s commitment to serving students, the community and the region.


Each year, TCC hosts the Chancellor’s Employee Appreciate Day to honor faculty and staff for their dedication and commitment to TCC’s students and to the College’s institutional excellence. The 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Teacher winners by campus are:


  • TCC Northeast: Kihyoung Choi, Ph.D., Professor of Dance
  • TCC Northwest: Ramiro Thomas Sosa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
  • TCC South: Yolanda Parker, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics
  • TCC Southeast: Christina Liew-Newville, Instructor of Dietetics
  • TCC Trinity River: Janet Piedra Rodriguez, Instructor of Spanish


Recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Employee Excellence Awards are as follows:


  • Service to Community: TCC Northwest’s Back2School Team
  • Forward Thinking: TCC Southeast’s New Mathways Project Team
  • Innovation & Creativity: TCC’s Human Resources Team
  • Access & Diversity: TCC Trinity River’s Student Accessibility Team
  • Student Success: TCC Trinity River’s Veteran Week Team


During his address, TCC Chancellor Eugene V. Giovannini outlined three new goals for Tarrant County College, including a series of core principles that will help position the College as the education partner of choice. Since taking the helm a year ago, Giovannini has worked closely with the TCC Board of Trustees, the Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team, campus representatives and community partners to develop three goals that will undergird TCC’s commitment to serving the community:


  • Being One College: TCC will function as one College to provide a consistent and successful student experience.
  • Being Student-Ready: As a student-ready college, TCC is committed to meeting students where they are and with what they bring to the table.
  • Serving the Community: TCC will continue to serve the community. In addition to building on its roughly $1.7 billion in annual economic impact in the North Texas region, TCC will strengthen strategic partnerships with ISDs, local colleges and universities, as well as business and industry.


About Tarrant County College

Serving more than 100,000 students each year, Tarrant County College is one of the 20-largest higher education institutions in the United States. The two-year college offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts degrees, Community & Industry Education courses, workshops and customized training programs. The College has six campuses throughout Tarrant County, including TCC Connect, which provides flexibility with e-Learning and Weekend College. TCC also assists employers in training their workforces with its TCC Opportunity Center.


TCC Hosts Statewide Ceramic Arts Show

“Up a Tree” by Stormie Parker

As part of its ongoing commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College is partnering with the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild to host the 2017 Best of Texas Clay exhibition. The show will run during the month of September at TCC Northeast, 828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst.
Artwork will be on display in the J. Ardis Bell Library and includes more than 50 pieces by 33 Texas artists. Best of Texas Clay opens Tuesday, Sept. 5, and closes Friday, Sept. 29, with viewing available during regular library hours. An awards event and artists’ reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15.
“TCC has a vibrant arts community at our Northeast Campus and beyond,” said Martha Gordon, chair of the Art Department at TCC Northeast. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the College and community to view the work of our state’s top ceramic artists.”
Best of Texas Clay, a biennial show, will award best of show, first and second runner up, six honorable mentions and best electric kiln-fired work. Serving as the show’s juror is Melba Northum, a mixed-media artist with expertise in ceramics, drawing, design and sculpture. Northum received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University. She currently teaches at TCC Northeast.
Event sponsors include American Ceramic Supply of Fort Worth, Texas Pottery Supply & Clay Company of Haltom City, Trinity Ceramics of Dallas, Mayco Colors, Olympic Kilns, Skutt Kilns and Amaco.


FOX 4: Tips for College Freshmen

Dr. Larry Rideaux, vice president of student development services at TCC South, appeared on FOX 4 this morning to share tips for surviving your first year of college and beyond.
Hear what Rideaux shared with “Good Day” host Lauren Pryzbyl during today’s live interview.

TCC South to Host 50th Birthday Celebration, Invites Community to Join the Festivities

Photo of TCC South

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 8, 2017) – A family walk, live music and dance performances, interactive games, pet adoptions and other fun-filled activities are all part of “Family Extravaganza: Education, Enrichment and Entertainment for All,” a birthday celebration being hosted by Tarrant County College South on Saturday, September 30. Free admission and open to the public, this family event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the scenic campus located at 5301 Campus Drive in southeast Fort Worth.
TCC South, which opened its doors 50 years ago, welcomes the entire community to its campus for an event featuring interactive activities for people of all generations. Our Sixth Annual Intergenerational Community Conversation, which seeks to bridge communication across generations, will be among the enrichment workshops.
The purpose of TCC South’s Family Extravaganza is to connect community members who bring life to TCC South.
“It promises to be an engaging event that will connect students, employees, members of the community and college partners by focusing on what we do best: education, enrichment and entertainment,” said TCC South President Peter Jordan. “Explore the campus and TCC programs while visiting showcases and informational workshops, shopping with small business vendors, as well as playing games and competing for prizes.”
Here are some of the special activities offered during this four-hour event:

Family Walk—Enjoy a fun, multigenerational walk along the campus jogging/walking trail. Bottled water will be distributed to all participants, and prizes, will be awarded for various age groups.


Food Trucks & Vendors—TCC South will host several food truck vendors, from which people may purchase a variety of delectable edibles. Be ready to meet small business vendors who will have their crafts on display and for sale.


Arts and Culture—See live performances by area folklorico dancers, members of the TCC South dance company, TCC South Jazz Band, the OD Wyatt High School drum line and the popular Maxwell Jazz Band.


Family Activities—There will something for everyone: face painting, story time, line dancing, balloon art, interactive games, pet adoptions, sports contests, a dominoes tournament and free giveaways from supporters like the Texas Rangers, Jim Austin Online and Univision.

Be sure to visit some of the other community partners scheduled to attend TCC South’s Family Extravaganza:

Education: A. Philip Randolph Fort Worth Chapter, Childcare Associates (CCA), College Bound Ballerz, Jerline M. Harvey Public Library, Refugee Services of Texas, TCC South Community & Industry Education, Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE), Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE), The Women’s Center, North Texas Humane Society, TCC South Kinesiology program and Texas Agrilife Extension Services.


Enrichment: Amerigroup, Blue Zones, Fort Worth Police Department Gang Unit, L. Clifford Davis Legal Association, Maroon9 Sickle Cell Support Organization, P.O.S.H. Organization, Proyecto Inmigrante, Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society, Recovery Resource Council, TCC South Monarch Butterfly Action Group, Texas Agrilife Extension and The Dock Bookshop.


Entertainment: East Fort Worth Artists’ Colony, Maxwell Hall Jazz Band, Rick Stitzel and the South Campus Jazz Band, Velocity Dance Troupe, O. D. Wyatt High School Drumline and Storytime in the Library.

Please call 817-515-4013 for more information about TCC South’s Family Extravaganza.
About TCC South
When TCC South opened its doors in 1967 as part of Tarrant County Junior College, its initial enrollment of 4,272 was the largest opening enrollment for a junior college in the United States. Today, the campus boasts an enrollment of more than 8,700 students. The campus also held the district’s first official commencement ceremony, conferring degrees and certificates to 107 students. Today, Tarrant County College District boasts six campuses and serves more than 100,000 students annually.

Women in HVACR to Host First Stand-Alone Conference at Tarrant County College South

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 20, 2017) – Some of the brightest minds in Heat, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration will convene at Tarrant County College South when Women in HVACR (WHVACR) — a national organization that provides networking opportunities, mentoring and education for women in the HVACR industry — hosts its first stand-alone conference in the state-of-the-art Center of Excellence for Energy Technology. The conference will be held Thursday, September 28 at TCC South, 5301 Campus Drive in Fort Worth.
Several informative workshops and educational sessions will be offered for industry professionals, experts and students. Speakers include Matt Michel, CEO of Service Roundtable; Elizabeth McCormick, former U.S. Army Black Hawk pilot; Rhonda Wiggins, HVACR instructor at Hennepin Technical College; Melissa Santillan, TCC graduate and current salesperson at AC Supply Company; and Jessica McKinney, HARDI (Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International) Ambassador.
“The entire TCC South community is proud to host this year’s Women in HVACR conference in our LEED Platinum-certified Center of Excellence for Energy Technology, an award-winning facility,” said Chris Noonan, chair of the business technology department.
“This conference will show our students and the community that there is more than just turning a wrench and fixing air conditioners. Participants can meet with industry professionals and explore the many career opportunities available in the HVACR industry.”
Now in its 14th year, the WHVACR conference was previously held in conjunction with a partner organization’s annual event.
“Partnering with TCC South, which is committed to training new female technicians, further enhances Women in HVACR’s legacy of empowering women to succeed through networking opportunities, mentoring and education,” said Julie Decker, current WHVACR president and national sales manager for Atco Rubber Products. “Thanks to the support of our members and sponsors, WHVACR is able to open a new chapter in the growth of the organization.”
For more information or to register for the conference, visit

TCC Chancellor Giovannini Continues Focus on Workforce Initiatives, Will Attend Meeting at the Department of Labor


Chancellor GiovanniniFORT WORTH, Texas (June 13, 2017) – Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini has been invited by the White House to attend a meeting at the Department of Labor on Wednesday, June 14 outlining worker-trainer initiatives.


During this trip, Chancellor Giovannini will continue to collaborate with elected officials, business leaders and other stakeholders to forge strategic partnerships that impact the vitality of Tarrant County. Recently, TCC announced a state-of-the-art automotive training partnership with Toyota Motors North America. The Technician Training and Education Network Program (T-TEN) will provide students the opportunity to acquire additional skills, national certification and employment at Toyota and Lexus dealerships in a five-state region.


“Tarrant County College is deeply connected to the economic and social well-being of the region and state,” Giovannini said. “TCC generates tremendous value, not only in preparing students to enter the workforce and thrive, but in creating sustainable and measurable economic vitality for alumni, businesses and taxpayers.”


As a leader in workforce training, TCC provides customized training for many Tarrant County area corporations. Serving more than 100,000 students annually, TCC offers an array of academic and career and technical programs designed to prepare highly skilled workers for the global workforce.



TCC Nursing Program Celebrates 50 Years of Success

Some 115 graduates of the Tarrant County College Nursing Program received their pins and other honors on May 9 during an honorary pinning ceremony held before a large crowd of family and friends at Mansfield ISD’s Center for the Performing Arts. The program featured a candle lighting ceremony that is a rite of passage in honor Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

The TCC Nursing Program also is celebrating another milestone: 50 years of providing quality nursing education to the region. In 1967, TCC’s nursing program began with approximately 25 students on the South Campus of what was then Tarrant County Junior College. Once the Trinity River Campus East opened in 2011, the program relocated there.  During his opening remarks, TCC Trinity River President Sean Madison discussed plans to establish a TCC Alumni Nursing Association as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. The association will support the mission of Tarrant County College through professional development, networking and scholarship opportunities for alumni.

The graduating class heard words of wisdom from keynote speaker Phyllis Norman, former vice president of patient services for Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist; Vicki Brockman, chief nursing officer at Texas Health Resources Cleburne; and TCC Board of Trustees President Louise Appleman, a 1962 graduate of the nursing program at Texas Women’s University.  Each spoke about nursing opportunities in the region and the need for lifelong learning.

To learn more about TCC’s nursing program, visit or call 817-515-2472.


TCC Student Earns Top North American Score in Networking Competition

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 15, 2017) – Tarrant County College Northeast  students excelled in this year’s Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders competitions—interactive information technology exams and networking simulations open to students throughout the United States and Canada.


In the final round of the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) contest, Jonathan McMillan earned the highest score of the 287 U.S. and Canadian finalists.


Wayne Morgan placed second out of 202 North American finalists in the IT Essentials portion of the competition. Morgan also placed 15th in the CCENT competition.


Andrew Twist placed 31st in CCENT, while Michael Dutton came in at 67th place. In the CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) contest, James Richardson placed sixth out of 116 round-two qualifiers. He will now move on to the CCNA North American finals.


“These competitions give students an opportunity to demonstrate their IT skill set and gain valuable industry-recognized experience,” said Ken Moak, department chair for information technology and computer science at TCC Northeast. “We are extremely proud of our students. Their performance is a direct reflection of their dedication to the field and the outstanding preparation they receive from our faculty and staff.”


TCC’s Computer Science & Information Technology program offers certificates of completion and associate degrees in areas including network support, programming, security, web/internet services, convergence technologies (only at TCC Northeast) and game programming (only at TCC South). The departments also offer special topics courses to upgrade the skills of information technology professionals.