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.
 

Tarrant County College and Alertus Technologies to Host Emergency Leaders for Emergency Preparedness Seminar

Seminar will provide best practices in preparing for the worst case scenario
 
WHAT:
Emergency and crisis preparedness professionals are coming together to learn and share best practices on preparing for and managing emergency situations during an interactive seminar hosted by emergency preparedness experts with Tarrant County College and Alertus Technologies, featuring the Arlington Police Department.
 
Highlighting the event will be keynote speaker Arlington Deputy Police Chief Leland Strickland as he details considerations for special event emergency planning, from preparing for vehicular incursions to best practices in allocating police resources. Strickland has helped develop public safety plans for AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park. Recently these venues hosted high-profile sports events including the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, 2010 and 2011 World Series and Super Bowl XLV.
 
Tarrant County College safety officials will share insight on keeping students, faculty and staff safe during their “Think, Act, Prepare” presentation.
 
Finally, participants will discover how they can leverage technology to enhance their emergency preparedness efforts during an interactive demonstration of the innovative Alertus Emergency Notification System.
 
Alertus Technologies specializes in emergency mass notification and provides a variety of innovative solutions that focus on unified mass notification, in-building notification, outdoor notification and personal notification. The Alertus Emergency Notification System is deployed in more than 1,500 organizations worldwide, including Higher Ed, K-12 schools, corporations, medical centers, military bases and government organizations.
 
WHEN:
Thursday, June 15
9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Highlights of the agenda include:
9:30 a.m. “Vehicle-based Attacks: Considerations for Securing Special Events”
11 a.m. Keynote presentation by Deputy Chief Leland Strickland, Arlington Police“Think, Prepare, and Act,” a presentation by Tarrant County College
12 p.m. Interactive demonstration of the Alertus Emergency Notification System, Alertus Technologies

 
WHERE:
Tarrant County College South Campus
SECT Building
5301 Campus Dr.
Fort Worth 76119
 
Media planning to attend are asked to notify one of the following:
 
Rita L.B. Parson
Tarrant County College
817-515-1542
pr.marketing@tccd.edu
www.tccd.edu
 
Greg Smith
Alertus Technologies
866-425-3788 ext. 784
gsmith@alertus.com
www.alertus.com
 
Caroline Kilday
Alertus Technologies (day-of-event Alertus contact)
866-425-3788 ext. 781
ckilday@alertus.com
www.alertus.com
 

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.

Tarrant County College Partners with North Texas Specialty Physicians to Train Health Care Professionals

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017)
WHAT:
In keeping with its longstanding commitment to equip workers to fill jobs in high demand careers, Tarrant County College has partnered with The North Texas Specialty Physicians Holding Company, LLC. (NTSP), to provide job training funded by a $248,757 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
 
The grant will develop and enhance new and existing skills with a health care focus in customer service, data administration, sales and leadership for NTSP employees. Provided solely by TCC, training will benefit 215 participants, including 62 new hires.
 
TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez will present a check to TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini, Ph.D. and North Texas Specialty Physicians representatives during a ceremony in Fort Worth.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 20
10 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Room 1330
Fort Worth, TX 76119
 

TCC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

FORT WORTH, Texas (October, 28, 2016) Tarrant County College will be continue its tradition of observing Native American Heritage Month during November, with campus events including guest speakers, music and special exhibitions.
 
Actor Gary “Litefoot” Davis of “House Of Cards,” will be at the Trinity River Campus, 300 Campus Drive, on Nov. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Action Suites on the fourth floor. For more than 25 years Davis has inspired and motivated audiences as a consistent voice of American Indians people, tribes, universities and national organizations.
 
On Nov. 8, a tribal educator will demonstrate how to set up a Southern Plain lodge (tipi), at the South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The demonstration will be on the lawn area in front of the library. Students or participants are welcome to help set up the tipi and take pictures at 9:30 a.m.
 
The Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington, presents “Native American Education: A Synthesis of Collective Observation” and with a luncheon following on Nov. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Northeast Government Professor Lisa Uhlir, Ph.D., will discuss contemporary issues that Native Americans face along with common misconceptions related to Native Americans.
 
Live flute music will be played on Native American flutes on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek, in the Walsh Library. Additionally, a Native American artifact exhibit will be on display.
 
On Nov. 29, Lisa Uhlir, Ph.D., professor of government, will discuss how the African Americans and American Indians cultures, civil rights and identity development have often intertwined. The lecture will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Larry Darlage Center Corner at the Northeast Campus, 828 Harwood Rd., Hurst.
 

New Transit Service to Alliance Area Underway, Improving Access to TCC’s Aviation, Transportation & Logistics Programs

New T bus routeThe Fort Worth Transportation Authority launched bus service Sept. 26, opening training opportunities to more residents
 
Tarrant County College’s Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport is now available to people across the region. In late September, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) began providing bus service to the site, creating access to additional opportunities for residents to prepare for high-demand careers.
 
FWTA launched service to the Alliance area Sept. 26 through an extension of Route 63, which starts in Downtown Fort Worth, and the new Route 64, which provides express service between Denton and Fort Worth. Route 64 will provide arrivals and departures throughout the day and evening, while Route 63 is designed to serve commuters in the morning and afternoon peak travel times.
 
“TCC’s aviation, transportation and logistics programs are now in reach for more people than ever before,” said Michael Lucchesi, Ph.D., director of the Hadley Center of Excellence. “Transit service is a key aspect of making higher education truly accessible, and that’s especially important in these growing career fields. Even among current students, there is a lot of excitement about the chance to use travel time to study or just relax.”
 
TCC began working with FWTA to establish the route when the College acquired the Alliance facility in 2012. Students, faculty and staff provided feedback on transit needs during the development of FWTA’s Transit Master Plan, which will guide service in the coming years.
 
“We gathered public feedback for a year to maximize opportunities for input,” said Shawn M. Donaghy, FWTA chief operating officer. “As we continue implementing the master plan, we pursue opportunities to work with funding partners so that we can serve more people in more places. Providing a new route to Alliance and Denton is a prime example of meeting the needs of our community. This will be a great transportation option for the Hadley Center of Excellence and for the AllianceTexas mixed-use development.”
 
The Hadley Center of Excellence trains students for careers as pilots, aircraft maintenance specialists, dispatchers, distribution managers and more. Employment growth is projected in Tarrant County and beyond. The worldwide aviation industry, for example, is expected to need nearly 1.3 million new commercial pilots and maintenance technicians in the next two decades, according to Boeing’s 2016 Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast.
 
At 163,500 square feet, the Hadley Center of Excellence is the largest aviation education facility in Texas. Students learn with professional training equipment, including a fuselage mockup of a G-280 Gulfstream aircraft donated by Gulf Aerospace and aircraft windows donated by Southwest Airlines. Logistics students use a warehouse laboratory with an on-demand warehouse management system.
 
In addition to serving the Hadley Center of Excellence, the stop also provides a point of access for area businesses. A regular day pass for FWTA buses is $3.50; the price for a monthly pass is $45 for students and Alliance-area employees and $60 for others. Reduced fares also may be available. Call FWTA Customer Service at 817-215-8600 for details. FWTA riders may check their routes at www.fwta.org and track buses in real time by selecting “Fort Worth The T” at www.nextbus.com or on the NextBus app.
 
The Transit Master Plan also calls for future service to TCC’s Northwest, Northeast and Southeast campuses as funding becomes available and community partnerships are formed. Read the master plan at www.TMasterPlan.org and watch for social media updates tagged with #MasterPlanInAction.
 

New Transit Service to Alliance Area Enhances Access to TCC’s Aviation, Logistics and Transportation Programs

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority set to begin bus service Sept. 26, opening training opportunities to more residents
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FORT WORTH, Texas (August 30, 2016) – The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) will soon begin bus service to Tarrant County College’s Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Logistics and Transportation at Alliance Airport—creating new opportunities for residents across the area to access high-demand career training programs.
 
FWTA will serve the Alliance area through an extension of Route 63, which starts in Downtown Fort Worth, and the new Route 64, which provides express service between Denton and Fort Worth. Route 64 will provide arrivals and departures throughout the day and evening, while Route 63 is designed to serve commuters in the morning and afternoon peak travel times. Stops at the Hadley Center of Excellence begin Sept. 26 and will allow riders to attend class in TCC’s aviation, logistics and transportation programs as well as access other area businesses.
 
TCC began working with FWTA to establish the route when the College acquired the Alliance facility in 2012. Students, faculty and staff provided feedback on transit needs during the development of FWTA’s Transit Master Plan, which will guide service in the coming years.
 
FWTA President/CEO Paul Ballard said public input, such as TCC’s support for the Alliance route, was key in formulating the Transit Master Plan. “We spent a year gathering feedback on our services and listening to what is important to our communities and our riders. As we continue to implement the Master Plan, we are working with funding partners to implement services in more areas to increase service for more people. TCC’s Andre McEwing, our board vice chair, was very instrumental in making this all happen.”
 
“Public transportation supports students as they strive to meet their educational and career goals,” said Elva LeBlanc, Ph.D., president of Northwest Campus. “Currently, Tarrant County College students have limited transportation options to the Hadley Center of Excellence. We believe that the introduction of bus service to the Alliance area will contribute to greater access to higher education for students throughout Tarrant County.”
 
2014SP_NW_aviation_9620The Hadley Center of Excellence trains students for careers as pilots, aircraft maintenance specialists, dispatchers, distribute on managers and more. Significant employment growth in these careers is projected for Tarrant County and beyond. The worldwide aviation industry, for example, is expected to need nearly 1.3 million new commercial pilots and maintenance technicians in the next two decades, according to Boeing’s 2016 Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast.
 
At 163,500 square feet, the Hadley Center of Excellence is the largest aviation education facility in Texas. Students learn with professional training equipment, including a fuselage mockup of a G-280 Gulfstream aircraft donated by Gulf Aerospace and aircraft windows donated by Southwest Airlines. Logistics students use a warehouse laboratory with an on-demand warehouse management system.
 
A regular day pass for FWTA buses is $3.50; the price for a monthly pass is $45 for students and Alliance-area employees, and $60 for others. Reduced fares may also be available. Call FWTA Customer Service at 817-215-8600 for details. FWTA riders will be able to check their routes at www.fwta.org and track buses in real time by selecting “Fort Worth The T” at www.nextbus.com or on the NextBus app.
 
The Transit Master Plan also calls for future service to TCC’s Northwest, Northeast and Southeast campuses as funding becomes available and community partnerships are formed. Read the Master Plan at www.TMasterPlan.org and watch for social media updates tagged with #MasterPlanInAction.
 

New Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini Takes the Helm

Spending first few weeks visiting campuses, connecting with TCC community
 
FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 22, 2016)
 
WHAT:
As Tarrant County College’s new chancellor, Eugene V. Giovannini, Ed.D., officially steps into his new role and gets to know faculty, staff and students, he also is making himself available next month to meet with members of the media for one-on-one interviews.
 
Giovannini, founding president of Maricopa Corporate College in Scottsdale, Ariz., was selected following a national search for TCC’s chancellor, the top administrative leadership post at the TCC, one of the 20 largest colleges or universities in the United States. He is spending his initial days visiting campuses and participating in activities launching the fall semester.
 
WHEN:
Monday, Sept. 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in 30-minute intervals.
Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in 30-minute intervals
 
WHERE:
Tarrant County College District Office
1500 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Details to be finalized when interview is confirmed.
 
TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW CONTACT:
Rita L.B. Parson
rita.parson@tccd.edu
817-515-1543
or
Reggie Lewis
reginald.lewis@tccd.edu
817-515-1889

 

Elders Honored for Contributions to the Community

FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 4, 2016)
 
WHAT:
As part of its commitment to providing educational access and increasing student population diversity that is reflective of the community, Tarrant County College, in conjunction with three community organizations, will host the third annual Breakfast with our Elders.
 
The Historic Stop Six Initiative, Stop Six Shape-Up Health Fitness Beauty and Wellness Festival and the Focus Network are joining with TCC to recognize 20 elders, who are active in city and community affairs.
 
Organizers plan to use the event to help identify mentors for the younger generation who can build on the success of the individuals being recognized.
 
Honorees include Thomas Earl Williams, Robert Hughes, Rev. Floyd Moody, Augustus Whitted, Loyce S. Whitted, Hillary Green, W.G. Wiley, William Ingram, Jewell Kelly and Bessie Jones.
 
Also being honored are Dorothy Anderson Develrow, Rev. T. W. Pope, Cecille Elgin Brooks Roney, Deralyn Davis, Jeff Davis, Jimmy Killlingsworth, Hazel F. Wilson, Bishop B.E. George, Pastor Robert Sample and Bettye Franklin.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Aug. 5
8:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76119
 
EVENT DAY CONTACT NUMBER: 817-515-2580
 

Eugene Giovannini to Lead Tarrant County College

2016_Giovanini_EugeneFORT WORTH, Texas (July 14, 2016) The Tarrant County College Board of Trustees officially named Eugene V. Giovannini, Ed.D., as the new chancellor for the College District. Chancellor is the top administrative leadership post at the College, one of the 20 largest colleges or universities in the United States.
 
Giovannini, founding president of Maricopa Corporate College in Scottsdale, Ariz., is expected to take office in late August to participate in activities launching the fall semester. He was selected following a national search.
 
Since 2002, Giovannini has served the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona, including 11 years as president of Gateway Community College in Phoenix. Maricopa College has been recognized as a Hispanic Serving-Institution and boasts an Early College High School with a 98.7 percent retention rate.
 
Giovannini began his community college career in 1983 at Virginia’s Eastern Shore Community College as an instructor for two years before becoming chair of Office Technologies at Broome Community College in New York. Other professional experience includes serving as a chief academic and student affairs officer.
 
He was appointed to the board of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship in 2014 and now serves as chair. Additionally, Giovannini has continued to teach finance and policy development at the graduate level and has authored and published several papers and books.
 
Giovannini earned his doctorate in Community College Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Education and Master of Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.