Stacy Ybarra, CTN Director of Student Engagement, and Debra McBeath, CTN Director of Communications and Engagement, presented to the 2019 cohort of Leadership SAISD on March 1st at Café College in San Antonio.
CTN PAC instructor, Dr. Yolanda Reyna, received the Distinguished Community College Faculty Award at the 44th Annual Conference of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education which was held on February 17 – 20 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin.
Palo Alto College Assistant Professor, Diane Lerma, presented at the 18th Annual First Year Experience Conference in Las Vegas, February 16-18.
Our Ascender Program will be holding its Spring training session for faculty and staff on March 7-8, at the Frank Fickett Center in Austin, Texas.
Our agenda includes innovative sessions from experienced program practitioners in language arts, math, Learning Frameworks and advising as well as speakers such as Frank Savina, a program specialist and master teacher from the UT-Dana Center, and Eileen Galvez, a dean of Yale College who will present on “Imposter Syndrome” and its impact on faculty morale and student retention.
CTN welcomes three new mentors to our familia-Enrique Murillo, Julia Preston, and Fatema Basrai- and congratulates two others-Judge Del Valle and Kevin Christian.
Catch the Next CEO, Dr. Maria Chavez, CTN Director of Operations and Peer Mentoring, Lydia CdeBaca and CTN Director of Professional Development, Allegra Villarreal, attended The Texas Corequisite Project: A Collaborative Network of Texas Stakeholders on January 25 and 26.
The life of former CTN instructor at Palo Alto College Mariana Ornelas, who passed away on March 6th, 2017, will be honored and celebrated at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on March 9th. Mariana joined the Catch the Next familia in 2013, when then President Flores, decided to choose courses beyond the first year to ensure the retention of students, by offering a Mexican American Studies course, which Mariana taught until her illness forced her to retire.
An article published by The Department of Sociology at Iowa State University titled “Sociology alumnus makes a big impact in Latino community” featured CTN peer mentor Rogelio Saenz.
Dr. Chavez was invited to the inauguration and pre-inauguration conference of Thomas R. Bailey as President of Teachers College, Columbia University – the nation’s first and largest graduate school of education, psychology and health.