TCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of its commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting educational and cultural events at campuses throughout the District.
 
The celebration honoring the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans runs through Oct. 15 and will include numerous guest speakers including Texas Christian University history professor Celeste Menchaca, Ph.D., community leader Jacinto A. Ramos Jr. and TCC Trinity River Spanish Instructor Janet Rodriguez. A Read-In is planned with Richard Gonzalez and month-long exhibits are on display on several campuses such as Northeast, Northwest and South.
 
TCC’s Districtwide event “Abrazando al Exito,” (Embracing Success) 2017 will be hosted by Northwest Campus on Oct. 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The theme for the eighth annual event is “Noche de Cultura.” Community leaders will be honored during the outdoor fiesta.
Check TCC’s online calendar to stay abreast of other Hispanic Heritage Month events.
 

Hispanic Heritage Month Events 2017
 
Event Title: Exhibit: Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries
Date(s): Mid-Sept. through Oct. 14
Time: All Day
Campus: Northwest
Building/Room: WTLO Walsh Library
Event Contact: Rachael McCloskey
Contact Phone #: 817-515-7795
Contact Email: rachael.mccloskey@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
An exhibit on loan from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, presents 3,000 years of Mexican culture and history in photographs highlighting stone sculptures from prehistoric times, liturgical artifacts from Colonial days, 19th-century portraits and landscapes and works on canvas and paper by 20th-century muralists.
 
Event Title: Cuba “Unexpected” Exhibit
Date(s): Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Campus: Northeast
Building/Room: NSTU NE Student Center
Event Contact: Michelle Taylor
Contact Phone #: 817-515-6560
Contact Email: michelle.taylor@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Experience the exceptional work of Patricia Richards, NE associate professor of photography, as she shares contemporary photographs from her recent study abroad course in Cuba.
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit (poster exhibition)
Date(s): Sept. 15 to Oct. 13
Campus: Southeast
Time: All day
Building/Room: SE Campus Art Corridor III
Event Contact: Frankie Ward
Contact Phone #: 817-515-3424
Contact Email: frankie.ward@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Come view influential Hispanics that made a difference in the world. Join us for the opening reception of our Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit on Sept. 15, 10:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Art Corridor III. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Event Title: Cuban Motion with Ernesto Plazola
Date(s): Sept. 18
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Campus: Northeast
Building/Room: NSTU 1615A, Center Corner
Event Contact: Student Activities
Contact Phone #: 817-515-6582
Contact Email: Please call.
Event Summary:
Come dance with us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Ernesto Plazola, co-owner and dance choreographer of United Dance Academy, is excited to teach you the soulful Cuban salsa dance. FREE for everyone!
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month: Kick-Off
Date(s): Sept. 20
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Campus: South
Building/Room: SSTU South Patio
Event Contact: Amanda Sims
Contact Phone #: 817-515-4154
Contact Email: amanda.sims.@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Help us kick off Hispanic Heritage month with food and entertainment.
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month: “Creating the Brown Space” with Jacinto Ramos
Date(s): Sept. 21
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Campus: Trinity River
Building/Room: TR Idea Store
Event Contact: Kim Nguyen
Contact Phone #: 817-515-1206
Contact Email: kim.nguyen@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
In “Creating the Brown Space,” Ramos will be discussing challenges and opportunities for improvement in the LatinX community.
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration
Date(s): Sept. 21
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Campus: Southeast
Building/Room: SE Campus North Ballroom
Event Contact: Frankie Ward
Contact Phone #: 817-515-3124
Contact Email: frankie.ward@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Join us as we reflect on our tribute to Hispanic Heritage. Performance by Anita N. Martinez, Ballet Folklorico. There will be food provided.
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month: Loteria with Manos y Manas
Date(s): Sept. 26
Campus: Trinity River
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Building/Room: TR Riverfront Cafe
Event Contact: Kim Nguyen
Contact Phone #: 817-515-1206
Contact Email: kim.nguyen@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Have fun learning Spanish while playing Loteria (Mexican Bingo) with members of Manos y Manas and win some prizes!
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month: The U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Then & Now with Celeste Menchaca, Ph.d.
Date(s): Sept. 27
Campus: Trinity River
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Building/Room: TR Idea Store
Event Contact: Kim Nguyen
Contact Phone #: 817-515-1206
Contact Email: kim.nguyen@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Texas Christian University history professor, Celeste Menchaca, Ph.D., discusses the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in the 19th century and the building of borders then and now.
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month: Read-In with Richard Gonzalez
Date(s): Sept. 28
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Campus: South
Building/Room: South Campus SLIB Drake Cafe
Event Contact: Amanda Sims
Contact Phone #: 817-515-4154
Contact Email: Amanda.sims.@tccd.edu
 
Event Title: Honoring Hispanic Americans in Literature
Date(s): Oct. 1-31
Time: During all Library business hours
Campus: Northeast
Building/Room: NLIB NE Library Upper Level Lobby Area
Event Contact: Mark Dolive
Contact Phone #: 817-515-6637
Contact Email: mark.dolive@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
This library display will showcase a variety of books by Hispanic authors (both fiction and non-fiction) and stories featuring Hispanic characters and culture.
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month: A Cuban Story with Janet Rodriguez
Date(s): Oct. 3
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Building/Room: TR Idea Store
Campus: Trinity River
Event Contact: Kim Nguyen
Contact Phone #: 817-515-1206
Contact Email: kim.nguyen@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Trinity River Spanish Professor, Janet Rodriguez, tells the story of her experience growing up in Cuba and ultimately being removed from the country. Hear the details of her journey to the United States.
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month: “Kermes” Fundraiser
Date(s): Oct. 4
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Campus: Southeast
Building/Room: SE Campus Main Commons
Event Contact: Student Activities
Contact Phone #: 817-515-3595
Contact Email: Please call
Event Summary:
A traditional Hispanic fundraising activity sponsored by SE Student Activities to raise funds supporting a community organization and clubs/organization various causes.
 
Event Title: Fiesta de Poesia
Date(s): Oct. 4
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Campus: Northeast
Building/Room: NSTU 1615A, Center Corner
Event Contact: Student Activities
Contact Phone #: (817) 515-6582
Contact Email: Please call
Event Summary:
An interactive session of Spanish-language poets led by Rebecca Balcarcel, associate professor of English and published poet! Lunch provided.
 
Event Title: Abrazando al Exito 2017(Embracing Success)
Date(s): Oct. 5
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Campus: Northwest
Building/Room: NW Campus WSTU 1303/05
Event Contact: Peter Portillo
Contact Phone #: 817-515-1246
Contact Email: pedro.portillo@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Students from all campuses are invited to the outdoor fiesta to celebrate student success and honor leaders in the community at the eighth annual event themed “Noche de Cultura.” The scholarship banquet starts one hour after entertainment. The event is free for faculty, staff and students.
 
Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Month: A Conversation with Domingo Garcia
Date(s): Oct. 10
Time: noon to 1 p.m.
Campus: Trinity River
Building/Room: TR Idea Store
Event Contact: Kim Nguyen
Contact Phone #: 817-515-1206
Contact Email: kim.nguyen@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join activist and attorney Domingo Garcia as he discusses the current issues that the Hispanic community faces.
 
Event Title: Panel Discussion
Date(s): Oct. 10
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Building/Room: SLIB Drake Cafe
Campus: South
Event Contact: Amanda Sims
Contact Phone #: 817-515-4154
Contact Email:
Amanda.sims.@tccd.edu
 
Event Title:
Hispanic Heritage Month: ¡Noche de Salsa!
Date(s): Oct. 12
Time: 5:30 p.m.to 7 p.m.
Campus: Trinity River
Building/Room: TR Campus Plaza
Event Contact: Kim Nguyen
Contact Phone #: 817-515-1206
Contact Email: kim.nguyen@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a night of Salsa dancing. Don’t know how to dance? No worries. FREE salsa lessons provided by members of the Fred Astaire of Fort Worth Dance Company.
 

TCC Hosts Constitution Day Events

Tarrant County College will host activities that encourage civic involvement in honor of Constitution Day. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Make plans to attend. Check TCC’s online calendar to stay abreast of other events.
 
Event Title: Exhibit — “We the People,” A Constitution Day Exhibit & Display
Date(s): Through Sept. 30
Time: All day
Campus: Northeast
Building/Room: Library Lower Level
Event Contact: Mark Dolive
Contact Phone #: 817-515-6634
Contact Email: mark.dolve@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Visitors may view enlarged copies of original documents relating to the signing of the U.S. Constitution, read about the founding fathers and enjoy various art and memorabilia from early American history. An accompanying book display will highlight materials from the library’s collection, and digital screens will showcase portraits of the founders.
 
Event Title: Constitution Day Trivia
Date(s): Sept. 18
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Campus: Southeast
Building/Room: ESCT HUB
Event Contact: Frankie Ward
Contact Phone #: 817-515-3124
Contact Email: frankie.ward@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Test your knowledge about the Constitution? Enjoy a free cupcake, pick up a Constitution Guide and learn more about Constitution Day.
 
Event Title: Constitution Day
Date(s): Sept. 18
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Campus: Northwest
Building/Room: WTLO Walsh Library
Event Contact: Rachael McCloskey
Contact Phone #: 817-515-7795
Contact Email: rachael.mccloskey@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
Student Activities and the NW History and Government Departments invite you to learn more about our founding fathers through a panel discussion exploring: “What if the founding fathers had Twitter?” and “What does the Bill of Rights mean to you?” Lunch will be served.
 
Event Title: Constitution Day
Date(s): Sept. 18
Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Campus: Northeast
Building/Room: NSTU 1615A- Center Corner
Event Contact: Student Activities
Contact Phone #: 817-515-6582
Contact Email: Please call
Event Summary: Christopher Douglas, assistant professor of government, will discuss
Constitution Day.
 
Event Title: Civic Engagement and Legislative Session Discussion with State Rep. Nicole Collier
Date(s): Sept. 20
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Campus: Trinity River
Building/Room: Idea Store
Event Contact: Kim Nguyen
Contact Phone #: 817-515-1206
Contact Email: kim.nguyen@tccd.edu
Event Summary:
State Rep. Nicole Collier will discuss the importance of community engagement and the 85th Legislative Session along with other current events. The first African-American woman to represent House District 95 in Tarrant County, Collier serves on Public Health, Business and Industry Committees, Local and Consent Calendar and is second vice president of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.
 

TCC, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Partner with On-Campus Workforce Center

TCC Northwest

Tarrant County College and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County are making it even easier for area residents to access both in-demand career training and an array of employment resources. On Monday, Sept. 11, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County will open a Workforce Center on the College’s Northwest Campus (4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth).
 
The Workforce Center, located on the second floor of the WSTU Building, will also house the TCC Career Services Office. It will provide extensive support for job seekers, including:

  • Job listings and referrals
  • Access to WorkinTexas.com, Texas’ most comprehensive, no cost, online job matching system
  • Access to job banks, hiring events and job fairs across Tarrant County
  • Weekly professional workshops
  •  Job coaching
  • Information about available education, training and certification programs, including short-term basic skills training and certification for career pathways across multiple industies
  • Access to Job Club, computers, internet, resume writing software, copiers and fax machine
  • Access to community resource partners for services such as child care, transportation and financial aid
  • Specialized employment services for veterans and their spouses
  • Specialized services for customers with disabilities, including information and referrals, and assistive technology

“Tarrant County College has been a long-standing partner of Workforce Solutions and of this community,” said Judy McDonald, executive director, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County. “Opening a Workforce Center on the Northwest Campus made sense. The focus of this center is on improving employability, enhancing job skills and identifying career pathways for job seekers and citizens of Tarrant County.”
 
The Workforce Center will also provide services for employers, customized to meet the needs for a qualified workforce:

  • Matching of job applicants with employer requirements
  • Advertising of job listings
  • Applicant screening for qualified referrals
  • Company-specific job fairs hosted on site at the Workforce Center
  • Applicant interviewing facilities
  • Outplacement services

TCC Northwest provides career training in a variety of high-demand fields, including aviation, criminal justice and fire protection technology.
 
“The addition of the Workforce Center and new bus routes serving TCC Northwest make the campus an even more important resource for this community,” said Louise Appleman, president of the TCC Board of Trustees and a member of the board for Workforce Solutions Tarrant County. “TCC Northwest will become a one-stop resource for Tarrant County residents who are seeking new professional opportunities and for the industries that support our local economy.”
 
The Northwest Workforce Center will be run by Center Manager Keycha Jones and will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 817-413-4000 or visit workforcesolutions.net. This location joins five other workforce centers which are spread throughout Tarrant County.
 
An official grand opening is planned for late September.
 

TCC Alum and Adjunct Professor Daily Helps Homeless

Olive Garden Culinary Manager Mike Mrugula uses his skills as a graduate of Tarrant County College Southeast’s Culinary Arts Program not only to the tantalize the palates of his Dallas customers but also helps take the hunger edge off for the homeless. For the past two years, Chef Mrugula also has been investing in the future of culinary arts students as an adjunct professor.
 
Learn more about Chef Mrugula in a story recently aired on WFAA-TV 8.
 

Beginning Fall 2017, TCC Students Have More Options to Accelerate Their Trek to Graduation

As part of its commitment to being student ready, Tarrant County College is accommodating students who may not be able to begin classes on regular start dates with monthly classes, meaning students may take more courses throughout the semester and advance toward graduation at a faster pace.
 
Beginning Sept. 5, students enrolled in TCC Connect Campus – the TCC campus responsible for eLearning and Weekend College – will be able to register for up to four credit hours in one of the new monthly sessions. Seventeen new sections will be offered including courses in accounting, computer science, English, government history kinesiology and psychology. All courses are worth three credit hours, except for kinesiology, a one-credit hour course.
 
The fall 2017 monthly sessions for all subjects, except accounting, are from Sept. 5 to Sept. 29, Oct. 2 to Oct. 27, Nov. 6 to Nov. 30, and Dec. 4. To Dec. 29. The two accounting courses are eight-week classes running from Sept. 5 to Oct. 27 and Nov. 6 to Dec. 29.
 
“By making it possible for our students to register for courses on a monthly basis, we are strengthening our commitment to addressing the needs of non-traditional students through our non-traditional campus,” said Carlos Morales, Ph.D., president of TCC Connect, “As the only accredited virtual campus in Texas, this is another example of how our online and accelerated education opportunity allows us to intentionally provide TCC students with greater access to education because we understand the flexibility needed by the non-traditional student.”
 
In spring 2017, TCC Connect began offering current and prospective students the option to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration-Business completely online with eight-week classes.
 
TCC Connect also offers 18 fully online programs, which include five associate degrees and 13 other certificate, web-based programs. Its second online Wintermester is planned this fall from Dec. 15 to Jan. 12. When TCC Connect opened its first Wintermester sections in November 2016, classes filled up the first week they became available. With a digital course inventory of more than 350 courses, TCC Connect offers more than 1,100 sections. Current online enrollment is approximately 20,000, with as many as an additional 575 students enrolled in Weekend College.
 
TCC Connect students also have access to all of the Student Support Services available to students enrolled in traditional face-to-face courses ranging from digital orientation to enrollment services. These services also include online advising, payment, library service, advising, tutoring and proctoring.
 
Originally launched in 2013 as an administrative division, TCC Connect received accreditation in October 2015 from the Southern Commission of College and School Commission on Colleges Association as Tarrant County College’s sixth campus.
 
Information about enrolling in TCC Connect is available by contacting by calling 817-515-8000 or visiting www.tccd.edu/online.
 

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.
 

TCC & Community Link Launch Community Food Market, Prepare Kids in Need for Back to School

Event at TCC Northwest expected to serve 1,600 children

4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12

 
FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 9, 2017) – Tarrant County College is partnering with Community Link, Northwest YMCA and the Effie Center to help families in need—in the kitchen and in the classroom. On Saturday, Aug. 12, TCC and Community Link will host the food bank’s annual Back-to-School Bash, which provides supplies and services for children throughout northwest Tarrant County. The same day, the College and Community Link will launch the new Community Food Market initiative—a monthly food bank event that provides a farmer’s market shopping experience at no cost to families.
 
The Back-to-School Bash and Community Food Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TCC Northwest, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy. The event will serve Lake Worth ISD and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.
 
As part of the Back-to-School Bash, students will receive backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, eye screenings and glasses, books and medical and dental checkups. The event includes free food and entertainment and is expected to serve 1,600 children and their families.
 
The Community Food Market, held in partnership with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, will feature a farmer’s market-style layout. Extending far beyond a canned food drive, the Community Food Market will offer a variety of fresh foods, including meats and produce. Families are responsible for bringing their own bags and wagons to transport their items.
 
“This event means so much to families throughout our area,” said Lisa Benedetti, dean of the Humanities Division at TCC Northwest. “Working with Community Link and our other community partners, TCC is helping ensure that families are adequately supplied for school and that they have access to healthy foods. This gives kids a foundation for success.”
 
Community Link strives to assist those in poverty by providing, at no charge, food and personal care items. To participate in the back-to-school event, families must meet income guidelines and live in the Community Link service area or have a student enrolled in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw or Lake Worth school districts. The Community Food Market is open to all.
 
The recent addition of bus service to TCC Northwest will make it even easier for families to access the resources they need. Routes 44 and 45 serve the campus.
 
“This event has grown tremendously over the past decade—from giving basic supplies to a small number of children to providing a comprehensive back-to-school support system for kids across the area,” said Lara Gay, associate director of Community Link. “With the addition of the Community Food Market this year, we are able to extend our support even further.”
 
For more information on the Back-to-School Bash, contact Gay at LaraGay@community-link.org or 817-847-4554, or visit www.Community-Link.org. Current sponsors and participants include TCC, Community Link, the Effie Center, Northwest YMCA, City of Saginaw and Saginaw Fire Department.
 
Future Community Food Market events already are planned for the following dates:
 

  • Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
  • Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
  • Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
  • Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
  • Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
  • Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018

 
For more information on the Community Food Market, contact TCC’s Lisa Benedetti at 817-515-7781.
 

TCC Southeast’s Judith J. Carrier Library Hosts Traveling Exhibition about Native Concepts of Health and Illness

Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Powwow, Mashpee, Massachusetts, July 2010 Courtesy National Library of Medicine/Bryant Pegram

Courtesy National Library of Medicine/Bryant Pegram

ARLINGTON, Texas (July 18, 2017)– After a competitive application process, Tarrant County College Southeast Judith J. Carrier Library, 2100 Southeast Parkway, has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.
 
As one of 104 grant recipients selected from across the country, the library will host the traveling exhibition from Aug. 21 to Sept. 27. Special programming has been planned in conjunction with the exhibit.
 
Native Voices explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit. Through interviews, Native People describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today.
 
“We are honored to bring Native Voices to TCC and our community,” said Carrier Library Director JoTisha Klemm. “We hope all visitors will gain greater awareness of the powerful themes of the exhibit and programs.”
 
Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness was displayed at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Md., from 2011 to 2015. The ALA Public Programs Office, in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries. To learn more and view content from the Southeast exhibition, visit http://libguides.tccd.edu/nativevoices
 
A schedule of the exhibition-related events at the Judith J. Carrier Library follow:
 
Event Name: Raptors of North Texas (A Native Voices program)
Date: Sept. 5
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Room: Library Classroom, ESED 1212
Description: The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will provide a presentation with their education birds about raptors’ adaptations to hunt and exist in woodlands, wetlands and prairies. Their mission is to rehabilitate birds of prey and to educate the public about the importance of these birds and their place in the environment.
 
Event Name:  Peyote and the Politics of Identity: Race and Religion in the Formation of the Native American Church (A Native Voices program)
Date: Sept. 19
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Room: Library Classroom, ESED 1212
Description:  Lisa Barnett, Ph.D., Texas Christian University, will discuss issues surrounding the controversial use of peyote as a part of American Indian religious ceremonies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
 
Event Name: Film Discussion of Reclaiming Our Children: A Story of the Indian Child Welfare Act (A Native Voices program)
Date: Sept. 20
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Room: Library Classroom, ESED 1212
Description: Prior to the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978, Native children were placed in foster care at a much higher rate than any other group in the U.S.  A discussion will follow the viewing of Reclaiming Our Children, a documentary that examines the impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act, the child welfare system, and the laws, policies, and attitudes that affect Native families. Ruthann Geer, TCC instructor of Government, and Sharon Wettengel, TCC assistant professor of Sociology, will moderate the discussion of the film.
 
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 that provides flexibility with e-Learning and Weekend College. TCC also assists employers in training their workforces with its TCC Opportunity Center. TCC earned the distinction as an Achieving the Dream Leader College during its first year of eligibility and was recertified in 2016.
 
About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 55,000 members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
 
About the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.
 
EVENT CONTACT:
Tracey Minzenmayer
tracey.minzenmayer@tccd.edu
817-515-3388

 

TCC Graduate Chef Karriem Featured on Channel 8

Chef Sultan KarriemTCC Southeast Culinary Arts graduate Sultan Karriem recently shared a quick easy recipe on WFAA. Check out his recipe for stuffed poblano pepper.

Community Invited to Reception Introducing New TCC Northwest President

TCC Northwest President . Zarina Blankenbaker, Ph.D.FORT WORTH, Texas (July 13, 2017)
 
WHAT:
Tarrant County College Northwest will host a special reception to introduce the campus’s new president, Zarina Blankenbaker, Ph.D., to the community. Area business leaders, education partners and others are invited to attend.
 
Blankenbaker has more than two decades of higher education experience, serving as a faculty member, advisor, financial counselor and administrator. She most recently served as executive vice president of academic affairs and student success at Richland College in Dallas, providing leadership for more than 20,000 students.
 
“Dr. Blankenbaker has a strong track record of success, meeting students where they are and giving them the resources and support to reach their goals,” said Eugene V. Giovannini, TCC Chancellor. “This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to meet Dr. Blankenbaker.”
 
Blankenbaker replaced Elva LeBlanc, Ph.D., who became the District’s first executive vice chancellor and provost this summer.
 
Interested community members may RSVP to NW.RSVP@tccd.edu.
 
WHEN:
Monday, July 17
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
TCC Northwest Campus
Michael Saenz Conference Center
WACB 1123
4801 Marine Creek Pkwy.
Fort Worth, TX 76179