In Good Company
Stampin' Up!, a Utah-based manufacturer of decorative rubber stamps and accessories for paper crafting, scrapbooking and digital designing, recognized Victoria businesswoman and Stampin' Up! demonstrator Judy Garza with an invitation to attend the company's annual Founder's Circle weekend retreat. This event rewards the most successful demonstrators for their leadership, commitment and service.
Carrie Rodriguez joined the Admissions and Records Office at Victoria College as an admissions analyst. Prior to working in Admissions and Records, Rodriguez was a student worker in VC's Office of Advising and Counseling Services. She has an associate degree from VC and is working toward a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Houston-Victoria.
Madelyne Psencik is the new assistant registrar in the Admissions and Records Office at Victoria College. Prior to working at VC, Psencik was the director of compliance and administration at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Dallas for two years. She has a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of North Texas.
Michael Farris is the new admissions analyst II in the Admissions and Records Office at Victoria College. Prior to working at VC, Farris was a parts specialist at O'Reilly Auto Parts. He has an associate degree from VC and a bachelor's degree in business from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Chris Bludau of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently won the firm's Founders Achievement Award. The award recognizes financial advisors for helping their clients achieve financial goals.
Fred Lykes, Jr. rejoined First Victoria National Bank as a senior vice president and trust officer. Lykes has his jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law, and a BBA-Finance from Texas A&M University in College Station, along with 25 years of financial and legal experience.
Amber Brannan was recently hired as senior secretary for the University of Houston-Victoria School of Arts and Sciences. Her duties include assisting in the day-to-day operations of the school, as well as coordinating School of Arts and Science student organizations like the Saturday Book Break. She previously worked in the Human Resources Department at Victoria College.
Nicole Leal joined the University of Houston-Victoria Letting Education Achieve Dreams initiative as a coordinator for the Rio Grande Valley. In her new job, she provides guidance to students and their families navigating university processes, including admissions and financial aid applications. She will also be involved with an outreach program educating middle school students about the importance of college. Before joining UHV, Leal was a middle school counselor at Yes Prep-East End Campus in Houston.