Hats off iconWelcome to the second segment of our new feature, “Hats off to. . .” that will run periodically in TCC Buzz to recognize TCC faculty, staff and students and the outstanding things they are achieving in the TCC community and beyond. Keep us informed about what’s happening in your world by submitting a News Alert Form.  Now, we invite you to celebrate with your peers and their students.

Schusler Story Goes Live
The fruits of horticulturist Mark Schusler are now apparent nationwide as the website psoriasisSPEAKS recently went live. Mark tells his story of his almost 50-year battle with the autoimmune disease that attacks the skin and joints. Mark who went to Los Angeles earlier this year to shoot the footage said he was amazed at how a full day of shooting was edited to just a few minutes. He participated in the project because he wants to encourage others who suffer with the disease not to be embarrassed.  Mark says he wants them to know that they can enjoy life.

Dual Credit Student Places Third
Northeast Campus Dual Credit Student Erica Cottingham placed third out of 12 finalists in the Pearson’s Insider Contest. Erica and her nominating professor Harold Ledbetter attended the National Economics Insider Symposium (NEIS) last month in Washington, D.C.

Dietrich Promoted to Lieutenant
Lt. Leigh Dietrich was recently promoted from sergeant and has moved from Northwest Campus to assume the position of police administrator at Southeast Campus. She also has worked on Northeast Campus. Before joining TCC, she started her law enforcement career with the Dallas Police Department. She has a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, both in criminal justice.

SafeHaven Honors WINR Coordinator
Associate Psychology Professor Treisha Light has been named among the 2011 Legacy of Women by SafeHaven of Tarrant County. Treisha, the education recipient for Fort Worth, will be honored at SafeHaven’s annual Legacy of Women Awards Luncheon Friday, Oct. 14, at the Omni Hotel. The coordinator of Women in New Roles, Treisha is one of 15 women recognized for excelling in their field.