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TCC Art Instructor Exhibits Work in Dallas
TCC South Campus Art Instructor Earline Green’s work is on display in the “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Response by African-American Artist” Exhibit at the Cliff Gallery through Friday, Dec. 9. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. Additionally, the gallery is open by appointment by contacting curator David Kirkland at or at  214-860-3649. The exhibition was created by artists who read the book as part of the Common Book Project, a co-curricular interdisciplinary project that engages the students, employees and the greater community in the collective experience of reading and discussing a common text. The Cliff Gallery is located at Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Avenue in Dallas. Admission is free.

Cumbie Re-elected to T Board
Gary Cumbie, donor relations officer for the Tarrant County College Foundation, was re-elected chair of the T (Fort Worth Transportation Authority).  Cumbie has been a board member since 2008. Prior to joining TCC, he worked more than 30 years in the energy industry and in university development. The T recently has implemented one of his goals of enhancing bus travel by making it more like travel by rail, including the use of articulated buses. Articulated buses have two passenger compartments combined into a single bus.

Aaron Earns Doctorate
Southeast Campus Continuing Education Director Terry Aaron has earned her Ph.D. in Urban and Public Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington. Aaron earned her master’s degree in counseling and bachelor’s degree in history and psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to assuming her current position in 2008, she served as coordinator of special projects at TCC, admissions counselor/graduate advisor at UTA, College of Education student service administrator at the International University of Germany and research assistant with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.