TSTC Chancellor Announces 2015 Award Recipients

Texas State Technical College Chancellor Mike Reeser announced the winners of the 2015 Chancellor’s Excellence Award Wednesday, Feb. 11.

The award, given out for the last 15 years, recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of faculty and staff who serve the students of TSTC and the communities of Texas. Those selected model excellence for us all, and are recognized for both their sound character and for advancing TSTC’s new direction. Due to their caring and dedicated efforts, TSTC continues to make a difference in the success of our students.

Over the past 15 years, less than 250 individuals have received the award. The recipients are also submitted to the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) at The University of Texas at Austin. Honorees have the opportunity to be recognized at the annual NISOD conference in May and throughout the year at our campuses.

TSTC is proud to present the following award recipients for the TSTC Campuses:


Janie Barron, Staff Assistant

Dan Bodnar, Department Chair Telecommunications

Elizabeth Medrano, Accounting Assistant II

Gloria Ruiz, Police Sergeant

Andrea Salas, Departmental Secretary



Benji Cantu, Director of Career Services

Eric Carithers, Instructor, Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance

Nathan Cleveland, Computer Aided Manufacturing Instructor

Danyelle Jackson, Enrollment Management Specialist

John “Rick” Phillips, Instructor



Sandra Corbett, Administrative Associate

Kacey Darnell, Career Services Associate

Kelly Filgo, Assistant Department Chair & Instructor, Aviation Maintenance


West Texas:

Jan Harvey, Accountant

Kim Porter, Coordinator of Recruiting

Michael Reddin, Instructor/Program Chair


Central Administration:

Bell Weeden, Associate Vice Chancellor, Financial Analysis and Budget