CTN Presents the third annual issue of Catch the Next Journal of Ideas and Pedagogy. This year's issue features the poetry of San Antonio's Fernando Esteban Flores and a book review by Maria Espino, each offering a view into the role of higher education in defining or redefining the American Dream.
PAC Ascender instructor, Diane Lerma published an article titled “Tuesdays With Bobbie: Faculty Mentoring for Instructional Success” in NISOD’s Innovation Abstracts on July 11. Diane’s article discusses the importance of her mentor as she transitioned from the reading department to the English department on her campus.
Juan Jaimes Costillia, former CTN intern under the supervision of Dr. Chavez, will begin a CTN volunteer position at the CTN office in Austin two days a week, Monday and Tuesday. He will serve as an Education Policy and Advocacy Fellow and will be developing a strategy to work with the TX legislature on funding and issues related to CTN’s mission as an organization.
Mike Guinn, CTN Peer Mentor and Board Member, recently joined the cast of Father Comes Home for the Wars presented by the African American Repertory Theater (AART) in Dallas.
ALAMO COLLEGE BOARD RECOGNIZES CASTILLO FOR PUBLICATION
CTN Director of Publications and Special Projects, Dr. Rafael Castillo was recognized on August 20 at the Alamo Colleges’ board meeting for his new publication “Chicano Literature” in the Oxford University journal on its international website for scholars and laypersons.
The Meadows Foundation board of directors has selected Peter M. Miller to succeed Linda Perryman Evans as president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2020. He the great-nephew of founders Algur H. and Virginia Meadows.
SA2020 SELECTS CTN CONSULTANT, IBARRA, FOR TRAINING
Stacy Ybarra, CTN’s Director of Student Engagement, has been selected to attend a SA2020 half-day training on September 19 in which she will learn how to successfully apply for and serve on a nonprofit board.
CTN Scholar Mentor and Professor at the University of Texas-San Antonio, Laura Rendon, was the keynote speaker at the Alamo Colleges District Convocation held at San Antonio College- McAllister Auditorium on August 19th.
New CTN John Siceloff Journalism Intern, Magdalena Short is 20 years old and is currently attending Austin Community College in Kyle.
One of the highlights of CTN’s 5th annual Student Transfer Motivational Conference was a panel of CTN alumni, many of whom have not only completed the program but graduated with associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. The panel included Palo Alto College’s Veronica Gonzalez, Alexis Fabian, Edward Rodriguez, and Juan Higa; South Texas College’s Manuel Gonzalez, Adolfo Pecina, and Marco Espinoza; and Austin Community College’s Cloe Llanos.