Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $2,214.12 to VC’s Division of Academic Foundations for the purchase of two Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to be used by instructors to build lessons and videos for students. Pictured from left a
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $2,214.12 to VC’s Division of Academic Foundations for the purchase of two Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to be used by instructors to build lessons and videos for students.

The Victoria College Foundation recently presented nearly $20,000 in funding to 11 departments throughout the college with its annual faculty and staff grants.

“The Victoria College Foundation is pleased to assist these departments in their quests to enhance the learning experiences of VC students,” said VC Foundation President Dr. Bruce Bauknight. “The funds allocated this year went to address a variety of needs for students, faculty and staff.”

“We received so many great requests this year,” said VC Foundation Executive Director Amy Mundy. “We are always proud to be able to help our faculty and staff implement new ideas and initiatives that will take student learning outcomes to the next level.”

More than $340,000 in funding has been awarded by the VC Foundation to VC faculty and staff since 1998.

The recipients of the 2017 grants are:

• Instrumentation & Electronics Program - $2,684.40 for industrial trades instructors to attend professional development training. Pictured from left are Amy Mundy, VC Foundation executive director; Don McLain, VC industrial programs department chair; and Susan Prukop, VC Foundation development director.

• Victoria College Gonzales Center - $1,946.06 to purchase a new incubator for its microbiology lab.

• Process Technology Program - $1,400 to partially cover costs associated with upgrading process technology simulator software. Pictured from left are Dr. Josie Rivera, VC Foundation board member; Lawrence Wick, VC process technology instructor; and Amy Mundy, VC Foundation executive director.

• Marketing & Communications Department - $2,500 to purchase a 10x10 pop-up tent for student activities and recruitment. Pictured from left are Tisha Sternadel, VC marketing coordinator; Dr. Josie Rivera, VC Foundation board member; and Susan Prukop, VC Foundation development director.

• Student Activities - $1,000 to purchase two foosball tables for VC’s Student Centers in Victoria and Gonzales. Pictured from left are Jackie Mikesh, VC’s interim dean of student services and VC Gonzales Center manager; VC Student Government Association member Malary Michalka; Dr. Josie Rivera, VC Foundation board member; Chelsee Andres, VC student support specialist; and Elaine Everett-Hensley, VC Student Center and student activities director.

• Student Activities and Student Government Association - $1,000 to assist with speaker’s fees for the Region VI Conference. Pictured from left are Dr. Josie Rivera, VC Foundation board member; Chelsee Andres, VC student support specialist; VC SGA member Malary Michalka; Elaine Everett-Hensley, VC Student Center and student activities director; and Jackie Mikesh, VC’s interim dean of student services and VC Gonzales Center manager.

• Geology Department - $4,000 to purchase drone video imagery of key geologic process/features for enhanced instruction. Pictured from left are Dr. Josie Rivera, VC Foundation board member; Amy Mundy, VC Foundation executive director; and Matt Weiler and Karew Schumaker, VC geology instructors.

• Division of Academic Foundations - $2,214.12 to purchase two Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to be used by instructors for classroom instruction. Pictured from left are Dr. Josie Rivera, VC Foundation board member; Amy Mundy, VC Foundation executive director; Brian Hutcheson, VC mathematics assistant professor; and Diana Pagel, VC mathematics professor.

• Physical Plant Department - $995 for Paul Janacek, VC building maintenance technician, to receive training to become a Certified Facility Locksmith. Pictured from left are Janacek; Dr. Larry Garrett, VC Physical Plant director); Susan Prukop, VC Foundation development director; and Dr. Josie Rivera, VC Foundation board member.

• Museum of the Coastal Bend - $625 for Amanda Lanum, the museum’s educational coordinator, to attend the National Association for Interpretation “Train-the-Trainers” workshop. Pictured from left are Dr. Josie Rivera, VC Foundation board member; Dr. Bruce Bauknight, VC Foundation president; Lanum; and Amy Mundy, VC Foundation executive director.

• College Advancement & External Affairs - $1,460 to provide funding for VC Events Services Specialist Patrick McLaughlin to attend a theater stage rigging masterclass.

 

Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $4,000 to VC’s Geology Department for the purchase of drone video imagery of key geologic processes to be used in classroom instruction.
Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $2,684.40 to VC’s Instrumentation & Electronics Program. The grant will provide funding for industrial trades instructors to attend professional development training.
Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $2,500 to VC’s Marketing & Communications Department for the purchase of a 10’x10’ pop-up tent with accessories for student activity and recruitment events.
Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $625 to the Museum of the Coastal Bend for Amanda Lanum, the museum’s educational coordinator, to attend the National Association for Interpretation “Train-the-Trainers” workshop.
Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $995 to VC’s Physical Plant Department. The funds will be used for Paul Janacek, VC building maintenance technician, to attend certified facility locksmith training.
Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $1,000 to VC’s Student Activities Department to purchase two new foosball tables for VC’s Student Centers in Victoria and Gonzales.
Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $1,000 to VC’s Student Activities Department and Student Government Association (SGA) to assist with speaker’s fees for the Region VI SGA Conference.
Victoria College Foundation awards 2017 faculty, staff grants
The Victoria College Foundation recently presented a grant of $1,400 to VC’s Process Technology Department to partially cover costs for upgrading process technology simulator software.
Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
 

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