Bypass navigation bar Search Home

Navigate Up
Sign In

Briefly … Student Accomplishments and Opportunities

How a ‘Loser’ Won a Career as a Social Worker

photo of Sheila Isom-GraceSheila Isom-Grace says she considered herself a “loser.” But after enrolling in the Substance Abuse Counseling program at Eastfield College, she found a career and a purpose in life. “How did I get to Eastfield’s Substance Abuse program? To be honest, I was in recovery myself. With a year and a half sober at the age of 46, I considered myself a loser who had wasted her life and was looking for a way to make a living that took the least amount of time,” Isom-Grace says. Read Isom-Grace’s story.

Planning to Transfer? Get Tips From DCCCD Newsletter

Learn tips for successful transfer: Read the story of a Brookhaven College alumnus who transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington. He’s now a partner of an architecture/civil engineering firm. Transfer & Transition: Newsletter for Transfer Student includes a speech by Dr. Albert Sacco Jr., the payload specialist on the space shuttle Columbia in 1995, the coming transfer events at DCCCD’s seven colleges and the updated information of some universities.

Work of Brookhaven Artists Is on Display at 500x Gallery
Brookhaven College art student Cuyler Etheredge and Natalie Lambert, alumna, were among 32 artists selected from 160 who submitted works to take part in EXPO 2014, the annual juried show at 500x Gallery in Dallas. The exhibit opened Feb. 15 and continues through March 2.
Richland Choral, Instrumental Students Win All-State Honors
Richland College choral students Erin Campbell, Garrett Dunaway, Brandon Jones, Cristian Ruiz, Martha Schessler, Victoria Serafin and Josh Usry were selected to perform with the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association All-State Choir on Feb. 15 at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention. Congratulations also go to instrumental music students Desiree Gonzalez, Jorge Guandique, Wladimir Herrera, Briana Perez and Kerri Shomette. They were selected to perform with the Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Symphonic Band at the convention. 
Brookhaven Painter Selected for National Competition
Brookhaven College art student Shua Kwon’s painting was one of five works selected from among 70 entries for the National League for Innovation in the Community College Student Art Competition and Exhibition. Each DCCCD college selects work by 10 of its art students for entry in the annual competition.
El Centro Students Create Art Downtown
El Centro College Visual Arts Club members Raymond Pratt, Stephen West, Josey Vitery, Andrew Phinisee, Araceli Santoyo and Kira Springer collaborated with the Dallas Museum of Art recently. They helped festivalgoers at the Chinese New Year Festival create scrolls and a community painting. The festival, held Feb. 1, was sponsored by the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.
Cedar Valley Student to Join International Scholars Organization
Felicia Taylor, Cedar Valley College honor student and officer of the college’s Alpha Zeta Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, has been invited to become a member of the International Society of Baccalaureate Scholars. The society recognizes the superior scholarly achievements of top-ranked college upperclassmen pursuing baccalaureate studies at community colleges. Invitation to membership — a highly coveted honor — is extended by local chapters.