Honors & Awards
A summary Listing of Colleges Receiving Institution and Individual Honors and Awards
The Central Texas College Fine Arts Music Program recently announced six members of the CTC Chorus and Jazz Band were named to the Texas two-year all-state choir and band. The students will perform with other all-state choir and band members during a concert scheduled during the annual Texas Music Educators Association conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Selected for the all-state band were Tiyana Darden, tenor trombone, and Charlie Barnhill, tuba. The all-state choir members are Illeia Beck, soprano; Jenna Fite, soprano; Juan Rivera, baritone; and Marcos Valdez, bass. Each student earned their spot competing against nearly 60 other two-year college students from across the state during regional auditions. The four choir members will perform in the mixed chorus with other allstate choir members from across Texas while the band members will be part of the allstate jazz band.
El Paso Community College (Texas) announced that its Marketing Department graphics team won two first place awards at the 2015 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Region 4 Medallion Awards. Monica Tarin and Luis Flores won in the categories of Outdoor Media and Novelty Advertising. In Outdoor Media, the winning entry was a billboard that was part of EPCC Marketing’s “Selfie” campaign. In Novelty Advertising, the winning entry was the wrap design for specialty EPCC water bottles. This is the second year in a row that the college’s graphics team has won a Gold Medallion Award. In 2014, Tarin and Flores won in the category of Logo Design for the EPCC Culinary Arts program. The NCMPR District 4 Medallion Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in District 4. It’s the only regional competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at twoyear colleges.
San Diego Community College District (Calif.) Chancellor Constance M. Carroll was honored by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce with its Moving San Diego Forward Award at the chamber’s 145th anniversary celebration. The chamber lauded Carroll for her leadership, collaboration, and commitment to academic excellence, workforce training programs, and unprecedented levels of student success. The district has conferred more than 67,000 degrees and certificates since Carroll was named chancellor in 2004, and she played a pivotal role in securing support for Senate Bill 850, which set up a pilot program enabling community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in fields where a high workforce need exists. Carroll’s efforts stretch far beyond the SDCCD. In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed the chancellor to serve a sixyear term on the National Council on the Humanities, and Carroll also currently serves on the boards of the University of San Diego, the San Diego Foundation, the San Diego Museum of Man, the League for Innovation and the Community College Humanities Association.