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In Good Company

By Victoria Advocate
Feb. 23, 2013 at midnight
Updated Feb. 22, 2013 at 8:23 p.m.


Debbie Janysek, Victoria College Adult Education lead instructor, was named Teacher of the Year by the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education during a recent annual awards dinner.

Janysek was selected based on the work she is doing for Adult Education students and points based on her years of experience. Most points awarded were from her Outstanding Adult Education Activities.

She began as a volunteer tutor with the Adult Literacy Council, was recruited as a part-time instructor of GED classes and then moved to being a full-time English as a Second Language coordinator. Janysek is the lead instructor for Adult Basic Education and ESL.

Sandra Wood was named the January Employee of the Month at the University of Houston-Victoria. She is an administrative assistant in the UHV School of Arts and Sciences and has worked at the university since 1993. Wood received a framed certificate and a $50 gift card.

Victoria College has hired a number of new faculty and staff for the spring semester. Among the new hires are: Peter DeVries, biology instructor; Eric Jensen, marketing and communications specialist; Vicki Miles, VN program instructor; Jeff Mendenhall, speech instructor; Nacona Nix, government instructor; Jesus Vasquez, Title V pre-college advisor; Jeffrey Williams, biology instructor; and Trudi Zaplac, psychology assistant professor.

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