TCC Teaches Global Citizenry in Education

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 10, 2016) – Honoring its commitment to providing a quality learning environment characterized by accessibility and diversity, the Tarrant County College International Initiatives department will host the fourth annual Global Citizenship Conference on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Trinity River Campus, 300 Campus Drive.
The purpose of the conference is to empower faculty, staff, students and the community with the strategies and tools to be effective global citizens.
Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini, Ed.D., will address the opening session that begins at 9 a.m. in Trinity River Action Suite (Room TRTR 4202). Morning speakers will include Sandra Upton, Ph.D., from the Cultural Intelligence Center in Michigan; Kjell Christophersen, Ph.D., of Economic Modeling Specialists in Idaho and Athena Fulay from Fulbright Scholar Program in Washington, D.C. They will discuss how a range of topics and experiences from the economic impact to cultural competence.
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. The conference is expected to conclude at 4 p.m.
Conference topics include building curricula to enhance global education and citizenship, exploring global issues at home and in the classroom, pragmatic approaches to building and sustaining global competence and best practices and innovation models in global mobility.
Global Student Ambassadors, a panel of students and faculty who have participated in study abroad via the International Initiatives programs, Salzburg Scholars and faculty member Shewanda Riley will also be present to share their experiences and how they have molded their roles as global citizens.
Yvonne Villanueva, Ph.D., of Texas A&M University and Arjun Banjade, Ph.D., of Tarrant County College, are among the speakers during concurrent sessions from 1:40-2:40 p.m. During the second group of concurrent sessions, from 2:45-3:45 p.m., plenary speakers include Teresa Simpson, Ed.D., of Lamar University and Malcolm Frierson, Ph.D., of Dallas County Community College District.
Registration for the conference is free for TCC faculty and staff, $80 for NTCCC members and $120 for Non-NTCCC members. The last day to register to is Thursday, Nov. 17. TCC faculty can register in the learn center by typing “citizenship” into the search box to bring up the conference. Non-TCC faculty can register online at