CTN WELCOMES RICHARD ARMENTA AS CONSULTANT
Catch the Next welcomes Dr. Richard Armenta as a Consultant for the remainder of the semester to play a leadership role in the recruitment process for new Ascender Colleges.
ERIN DORAN PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT ASCENDER STUDENTS
Erin Doran, CTN’s Director of Research and Evaluation, recently published an article titled “Ascending Toward New Heights: Building Navigational Capital for Latinx Community College Students” in the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.
ROGELIO SAENZ PUBLISHES OP-EDS REGARDING THE 2020 CENSUS
CTN peer mentor , Rogelio Saenz published two related op-eds about the official Census Day and the importance of getting counted. One appeared in Rio Grande Guardian and the other in Latino Rebels.
CTN PEER MENTOR, CANTU, WINS NACCS TEJAS POETRY BOOK AWARD
CTN peer mentor, Norma E. Cantu, is the winner of the 2020 NACCS Tejas Poetry Book Award for her recent University of Arizona Press collection, Meditación Fronteriza!
CTN FACULTY/STAFF PRESENT AT FACULTY SYMPOSIUM
CTN Faculty and Staff, Rafael Castillo, Alfredo Torres, and Diane Lerma presented at the PAC Faculty Symposium which was attended by instructors from all Alamo District colleges.
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP
Commissioner of Higher Education, Harrison Keller, announced the appointment of a new senior leadership team designed to advance the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s ambitious goals for postsecondary education.
2020 CENSUS DETERMINES FUNDING, REPRESENTATION & MORE
It’s time for the census: a once-a-decade operation in which every household in the United States will be asked to answer a short series of questions that will influence policymaking and planning for the next ten years.
CTN RECEIVES DONATION FROM HEB
HEB Tournament of Champions, a foundation that supports Special Olympics and organizations involved with arts and culture, education, health, child welfare, and human services, has donated $2,500 to Catch the Next “to ensure the success of the Ascender program.”
CTN SPRING RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS AS AN ORGANIZATION
The CTN reception titled “Ten Year Celebration: Empowering the Minds that Lead the World” will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on March 27th at the Casa De Palmas Hotel in McAllen.
CTN MENTOR TRONCOSO’S BOOK MAKES BEST OF TEXAS LIST
CTN peer mentor, Sergio Troncoso’s book A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son was chosen by Lone Star Literary Life for its Best of Texas list and said the book was “an outstanding collection of connected short stories uniquely reflecting life along the troubled Texas-Mexico border."