By CCW Staff  /  
2009 October 21 - 12:00 am

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and St. Louis Community College recently received the Director’s Innovative Industry Training Award at the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development for Boeing’s Pre-Employment Training Project. The project is a joint venture to create an pool of employee candidates for the sheet metal assembler-riveter occupation through the development and delivery of a pre-employment training program. Accepting the award on behalf of their organizations were William Schnettgoeke Jr., vice president and deputy operations for supplier management for Boeing, and Rod Nunn, college vice chancellor for workforce and community development. With assistance from the state of Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development, the college and Boeing profiled the sheet metal assembler-riveter occupation, and then used the data to assess potential candidates and create curriculum for pre-employment training.The training program incorporates curriculum designed by Boeing and includes hands-on performance demonstration projects.

  • Educating the next generation of workers, scholars and leaders is often a challenging task. Instructors must find new and interesting activities to hold their students’ attention and provide them with the tools they need for their continued success. At South Texas College, faculty members are always coming up with new ways to help facilitate student learning. A select few were recently honored for their innovative teaching strategies with South Texas College’s Distinguished Teaching and Learning Awards. DTLA recipients and their respective subject areas are Rachael Freyman Brown, art; Laura De La Vina, developmental English; Elizabeth Dietz, accounting; Isabel Garcia, physical therapy; Betty M. Garner, vocational nursing; Gloria J. Garza, vocational nursing; Grace Little developmental reading; Jose Perez, developmental English; Kelly E. Peterson, criminal justice; Jaime Rodriguez, biology; Reynaldo Sanchez, computer aided drafting and design; Vicente Sauceda, computer aided drafting and design; Elvie Trevino, college success; and Saiyid Fazal Wahid, physics. The DLTA recognition program was established to honor full-time or part-time South Texas College faculty members for teaching excellence. In order to reach its decision regarding the nominees, a committee considers several factors including the transferability ofthe practice to other courses and disciplines.
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