TCC Chancellor Presents Three New Goals, Honors Faculty and Staff at Annual Employee Appreciation Event

Thousands of Tarrant County College faculty, staff and administrators convened today to celebrate excellence at the annual Chancellor’s Employee Appreciation Breakfast & Professional Development Day at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum. During the event, TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini told employees the annual event was a time to celebrate their accomplishments and show appreciation for everyone’s commitment to serving students, the community and the region.


Each year, TCC hosts the Chancellor’s Employee Appreciate Day to honor faculty and staff for their dedication and commitment to TCC’s students and to the College’s institutional excellence. The 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Teacher winners by campus are:


  • TCC Northeast: Kihyoung Choi, Ph.D., Professor of Dance
  • TCC Northwest: Ramiro Thomas Sosa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
  • TCC South: Yolanda Parker, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics
  • TCC Southeast: Christina Liew-Newville, Instructor of Dietetics
  • TCC Trinity River: Janet Piedra Rodriguez, Instructor of Spanish


Recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Employee Excellence Awards are as follows:


  • Service to Community: TCC Northwest’s Back2School Team
  • Forward Thinking: TCC Southeast’s New Mathways Project Team
  • Innovation & Creativity: TCC’s Human Resources Team
  • Access & Diversity: TCC Trinity River’s Student Accessibility Team
  • Student Success: TCC Trinity River’s Veteran Week Team


During his address, TCC Chancellor Eugene V. Giovannini outlined three new goals for Tarrant County College, including a series of core principles that will help position the College as the education partner of choice. Since taking the helm a year ago, Giovannini has worked closely with the TCC Board of Trustees, the Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team, campus representatives and community partners to develop three goals that will undergird TCC’s commitment to serving the community:


  • Being One College: TCC will function as one College to provide a consistent and successful student experience.
  • Being Student-Ready: As a student-ready college, TCC is committed to meeting students where they are and with what they bring to the table.
  • Serving the Community: TCC will continue to serve the community. In addition to building on its roughly $1.7 billion in annual economic impact in the North Texas region, TCC will strengthen strategic partnerships with ISDs, local colleges and universities, as well as business and industry.


About Tarrant County College

Serving more than 100,000 students each year, Tarrant County College is one of the 20-largest higher education institutions in the United States. The two-year college offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts degrees, Community & Industry Education courses, workshops and customized training programs. The College has six campuses throughout Tarrant County, including TCC Connect, which provides flexibility with e-Learning and Weekend College. TCC also assists employers in training their workforces with its TCC Opportunity Center.