Six nursing students were honored at a pinning ceremony April 28 celebrating their graduation from Texas State Technical College with associate degrees, the school said in a news release.
Honored at the ceremony were: Marylou Russell, Terri Rickman, Kenna Logan, Ruth Ochungo, Chelsea Gunville-Schied and David Josh Geron.
“You have shown that you will not give up on your patients,” TSTC Nursing division leader Lisa van Cleave told the graduates, the release said. “You will fight for them. I know you will do great things.
TSTC offers an associate of applied science degree in nursing at its campuses in Sweetwater and Harlingen, and offers a vocational nursing certificate program in Breckenridge, Sweetwater and Harlingen.
Tartleton names dean of new college
Rafael Landaeta will be the first dean of Tarleton State University’s new College of Engineering — currently the School of Engineering — the university said in a recent news release.
Landaeta, who is currently associate dean for undergraduate education at Old Dominion University’s Batten College of Engineering and Technology in Norfolk, Virginia, will take the new position effective June 1 — pending approval by the Texas A&M University System — the release said.
Landaeta holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Central Florida, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UNITEC Venezuela. The American Society for Engineering Management presented Meritorious Service Awards in both 2006 and 2012, and he was elected a fellow in 2014.
Tech campus receives research classification
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions recently designated Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as a Special Focus Four-Year Research Institution (Very High Research Activity University), TTUHSC said in a news release Wednesday.
“We are proud of our world-class faculty and the exceptional doctoral degree trainees who have worked together to secure TTUHSC’s designation as a global leader in academic health-related research,” Lance McMahon, Ph.D., TTUHSC’s senior vice president for research and innovation, said in the release.
The classification places the school among 22 four-year special focus research universities in the nation with curriculum focusing on health care and medicine, research and other specialized fields, according to the release.
TSTC opens new labs
Texas State Technical College will celebrate the opening of its EMS program’s Immersive Interactive labs at ribbon-cutting ceremonies Wednesday at both its Abilene and Brownwood campuses, TSTC said in a news release.
The Abilene event will begin 10 a.m. at TSTC’s Industrial Technology Center at 2082 Quantum Loop, followed by second ceremony at 2 p.m. at 305 Booker St. at the Brownwood campus.
The new labs will enable instructors to replicate a variety of environments to help prepare students for real-world situations, the release said.