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71st Annual Convention 2018: Section Chairs’ Resources

Thanks for volunteering to be a 2018 Section Chair!

Section meetings will be held March 1-3, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, Texas.

Having Trouble getting started? Convention planning resources available at the bottom of this page will give you helpful hints on ensuring happy speakers, preparing your section’s events, and tips on facilitation from beginning to end!

Still having trouble? Call Carole Hawkins in the State Office: (512) 328-2044, Ext. 12

Section Chairs by Discipline:

ACCOUNTING
Merrily Hoffman
San Jacinto College
(281) 998-6150 ext. 1247
merrily.hoffman at sjcd.edu

AGRICULTURE
Interested in serving as chair? Email TCCTA.

ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, & COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
Andrea Szlachtowski
Collin College
(972) 377-1093
ASzlachtowski at collin.edu

ART
Julie Shipp
Collin College
(972) 516-5070
jshipp at collin.edu

AUTOMOTIVE & WELDING
Interested in serving as chair? Email TCCTA.

BIOLOGY
Raj Rudrabhatla
Galveston College
(409) 944-1394
srudrabh at gc.edu

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (MERGING OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & TCCMEA)
Bill Louden
Austin Community College
(512) 223-0179
wlouden at austincc.edu

CHEMISTRY
Thomas José
Blinn College–Bryan
(979) 209-7484
thomas.jose at blinn.edu

CHILD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS
Kathy Abba
Houston Community College–Central
(713) 718-5471
katherine.abba at hccs.edu

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Steve Smiley
Tarrant County College–Northwest
(817) 515-7792
steve.smiley at tccd.edu

COSMETOLOGY
Christine Henery
Trinity Valley Community College
(972) 563-4925
chenery at tvcc.edu

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/FORENSIC SCIENCE
Cherly Furge
North Central Texas College
(940) 498-6238
cfurdge at nctc.edu

DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION
Jenny Shotwell
Central Texas College
(254) 526-1832
JShotwell at ctcd.edu

DEVELOPMENTAL READING & WRITING
Latasha Goodwyn
Kilgore College
(903) 236-2003
lgoodwyn at kilgore.edu

ECONOMICS
Laura Leal
South Texas College

Charles Newton
Houston Community College
(713) 718-5462
charles.newton at hccs.edu

ELECTRONICS
Tim Fangman
Frank Phillips College
(806) 457-4200, Ext. 817
tfangman at fpctx.edu

ENGLISH
Stephen Mendonca
Lone Star College–University Park
(281) 290-5929
drmendonca at gmail.com

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Anne-Marie Schlender
Austin Community College–Rio Grande
(512) 223–3349
aschlend at austincc.edu

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Janett Hillar
Houston Community College–Southwest
(713) 718-2058
janett.hillar at hccs.edu

GEOGRAPHY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Susan C. Slowey
Blinn College–Bryan
(979) 209-7327
sslowey at blinn.edu

GEOLOGY
Rebecca Owens
Tyler Junior College
(903) 510-2227
rhar at tjc.edu

GOVERNMENT
Will Parent
San Jacinto College–North
(281) 998-6150 ext. 7366
william.parent at sjcd.edu

Kevin Davis
North Central Texas College–Corinth
(940) 498-6295 ext. 6243
kdavis at nctc.edu

Michael McConachie
Collin College–Spring Creek
(972) 881-5826
mmcconachie at collin.edu

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, & RECREATION
Vincent Lockhart
Northeast Lakeview College
(210) 486-5614
vlockhart at alamo.edu

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, & VENTILATION
Jorge S. Martinez
South Texas College
(956) 872-6269
jsmartinez at southtexascollege.edu

HISTORY
Rob Little
Tarrant County College
(817) 515-7693
robert.little at tccd.edu

HOSPITALITY EDUCATORS (TEACHM)
MT Hickman
Richland College
(972) 238-6097
Mthickman at dcccd.edu

Rusty Weatherly
Grayson College
(903) 415-2583
weatherlyr at grayson.edu

HUMANITIES
Alma Martinez-Egger
Tarrant County College
(817) 515-1056
alma.martinez-egger at tccd.edu

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Cheyenne Adams
Northeast Lakeview College
(210) 486-5274
cadams74 at alamo.edu

LIBRARY
Marissa Saenz
Wharton County Junior College
(979) 532-6356
saenzm at wcjc.edu

MATHEMATICS/TexMATYC
Cynthia Martinez
Temple College
cymwink at gmail.com

Mario Morin
South Texas College
(956) 872-7258
mjmorin at southtexascollege.edu

NURSING – ADN & LVN
Donna Hatch
Collin College
(972) 548-6772
dhatch at collin.edu

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
Melissa Gonzalez
Central Texas College
(254) 526-1240
Melissa.Gonzalez at ctcd.edu

PHILOSOPHY
Kenneth Bass
Central Texas College
(254) 526-1612
kbass at ctcd.edu

PHYSICS & ENGINEERING
Madhu Gyawali
San Jacinto College
(281) 998-6150 ext. 3469
Madhu.Gyawali at sjcd.edu

PSYCHOLOGY
Marylou Robins
San Jacinto College–South
(281) 615-7071
marylou.robins at sjcd.edu

SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL WORK
Tasha Brown Hardtner
Central Texas College
TLBrown at ctcd.edu

Renee Henry
Central Texas College
(254) 526-1338
rhenry at ctcd.edu

SPEECH & DRAMA
Debra Harper-LeBlanc
Lone Star College–Greenspoint Center
(281) 765-7969
debra.j.harper at lonestar.edu

Darrick Nicholas
Austin Community College
darrick.nicholas at austincc.edu

STUDENT SERVICES, COUNSELING & ADVISING
Condoa Parrent
Tarrant County College
817-515-6532
condoa.parrent at tccd.edu

Phone: 817-515-6532

TEACHER PREPARATION
Crystal Tewes
San Jacinto College–South
(281) 998-615, Ext. 4114
crystal.tewes at sjcd.edu

WELDING
Tam Le
Houston Community College
(713) 718-2648
tam.le at hccs.edu


Convention Planning Resources:

Program/AV Form
Fill out this form or send an email to Carole Hawkins before October 1st as you build your section programs for the 2016 event!
Please note that laptops & LCD projectors are NOT provided by TCCTA.

Convention Format
(subject to change)
The basic format of the 2017 convention.

Getting Started
Great suggestions to inspire programs and presenters!

Check List
Veteran or novice: this is your “must have” on section meeting excellence!

Expenses
TCCTA can potentially help reimburse up to $100 total per discipline for programming. Please submit an Expense Voucher for approval.

Your TCCTA Contact:
Carole Hawkins
(512) 328-2044 ext. 12
chawkins at tccta.org


Section Meeting Policies
Guidelines for planning as set by the TCCTA Executive Board.