President’s Message

I would like to welcome you to the fall 2019 edition of the Northwest Link, our semi-annual e-newsletter. We take this opportunity toward the end of each semester to showcase the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff and students at TCC Northwest.

As you take some time to review the work we have chosen to highlight in this edition of the Northwest Link, I am sure you will see how much care and thought TCC Northwest puts into fulfilling the mission of Tarrant County College. We strive to provide our community with affordable, open access to quality teaching and learning as well as a foundation for lifelong learning.

In this issue, we welcome our new police Captain, VaNessa Harrison, and say goodbye to recently retired Vice President of Student Development Services, Joe Rode. We have stories about a computer programming event, Candy & Coding, as well as our first partially online, blended Fire Academy, which just had its first graduation. We also have a story about our second-annual Counselor Symposium, an event designed to build partnerships between TCC Northwest and our local school districts, and a story about how we recognized our veteran students, faculty and staff this fall. Additionally, we share some featured photos from The Clothesline Project, an interactive art exhibition designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, and a recent tour for Trustee Kenneth Barr and Executive Vice President for Corporate Solutions Shannon Bryant. Both are new to TCC and we were excited to introduce them to the programs and services we offer at the Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation, and Logistics.

I hope this issue of Northwest Link speaks not only to the high quality of work we are doing at  TCC Northwest, but of how many exciting things that are taking place here. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of Tarrant County College and TCC Northwest.

Warm regards,

Zarina Blankenbaker, Ph.D.