February 9, 2016
Palo Alto College News
College Hosts South San Students
Palo Alto College hosted 700 8th grade students from South San Antonio ISD on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26. The students were presented information on the Early College High School partnership with South San Antonio ECHS Academy, participated in an interactive session “Beginning With the End in Mind”, and took campus tours.
PAC Prepares for Baldrige Application
Palo Alto College hosted John Politi, Executive Director of the Continuous Quality Improvement Network, in preparations for its 2016 applications for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Over the course of two days, Mr. Politi met with members of each award category; Leadership, Strategy, Customers, Measurement, Workforce, Operations, and Results to launch the next phase of PAC’s ongoing efforts at maximizing organizational effectiveness. The overarching goal for this process is to identify, incubate, and institutionalize innovations and processes that leverage PAC strengths and revolutionize PAC opportunities for improvement while pursuing the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
PAC Recognizes Piper Professor Nominee
Carolyn De Lecour, chair of the Fine and Performing Arts/Speech Communication department, has been selected as Palo Alto College’s Piper Professor Award nominee. The Piper Professor Selection Committee reviewed several nominations and identified Carolyn as the nominee for this year. Carolyn has served as a department chair and co-advisor for Phi Theta Kappa for several years. While these responsibilities occupy a significant amount of time, Carolyn is motivated by her desire to serve her faculty and students. Phi Theta Kappa has an average membership of 200 students. Carolyn meets regularly with her Phi Theta Kappa students including advising them on their academic journey while helping them navigate through the many challenges of a community college student. Carolyn is also active in her community volunteering for the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, Texas Exes Scholarship Committee, the San Antonio Conservation Society, and many others.
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