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.
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.
New CTN John Siceloff Journalism Intern, Magdalena Short is 20 years old and is currently attending Austin Community College in Kyle.
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.
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.
Erin Doran, CTN Director of Research and Evaluation, and Victor Saenz, former CTN Board member and Chair of the Department of Educational Administration at UT, along with two other authors recently published an article titled “Latino Men and Community College Environments: Understanding How Belonging, Validation, and Resources Shape Experience” in the Journal of Applied Research in the Community Colleges.
Following registration and lunch, the CTN Board held their first tri-annual meeting on June 6th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Austin.
Castillo’s article discusses Friedrich Nietzsche and his “contributions” to pop music.