6 from Victoria College selected for On Course Ambassadors of the Year award

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Six Victoria College educators were selected to receive the national On Course Ambassadors of the Year award for 2012.

Recipients are Betty East, Paul Janda, Gail Janecka, Bridgette Marshall, Jackie Mikesh and Ceci Oldmixon.

On Course Ambassadors is a group of more than 1,600 college and university educators. Each has attended at least one multiday On Course professional development event and committed to share with their colleagues and students what they learned.

The group's mission is to bring about significant improvements in student academic success and retention.

East serves as VC's tutoring coordinator, while Janda is assistant tutoring coordinator. Janecka is an Academic Foundations instructor and works with the student success program. Marshall is chairwoman of the English department and an assistant professor, while Mikesh is manager of the VC Gonzales Center. Oldmixon is the clinical director for the Respiratory Care Program.

They will be recognized at the On Course Ambassadors' dinner April 25 during the Eighth Annual On Course National Conference in Orange County, California.

They have been invited to make a presentation to attendees during the conference's closing session.

VC student Freddie Davila has also been invited to present his winning entry in the On Course Essay Contest for students.