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Carlos Diaz and Bob Zaiglin were honored as top faculty members for the 2015-2016 school year during the annual SWTJC Dean's Breakfast held May 13 in Uvalde. PHOTOS
Diaz received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award presented annually by the SWTJC administration. He is an instructor of history in Uvalde. SWTJC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Mark Underwood presented the award. Zaiglin received the SWTJC Faculty Association Teaching Excellence Award. He is a wildlife management instructor on the Uvalde campus. Government instructor Xaviera Haynes made the presentation to Zaiglin.
Lorena Lopez, director of academic advising and counseling received the 2016 Outstanding Professional Staff Member Award. The award is given every year to a non-faculty member who exemplifies exceptional service to the students and the institution along with enthusiasm for the position, reliability and professional ethics. Lopez was nominated by her colleagues.
Eight SWTJC employees who are retiring this year were also recognized including Linda L. Brown, 15 years and Karen R. Baen, 15 years; James M. Williamson, 17 years; Albert T. Hernandez, 19 years; Elsa DeHoyos, 24 years; David D. Sprott, 29 years; Robert Koenig, 32 years; Joe C. Barker, 40 years and Agustin C. Alejandro, 41 years.