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Points of Cougar Pride - In The Public Eye 2008-2009
In The Public Eye 2008-2009
Small or big screen. On the stage. In a book, magazine or newspaper. This list shows the faculty, staff and students who have made it into the public eye through their accomplishments, talents, intellect and skills.

In The Public Eye

Former Collin College student Scott Michael Foster, star of the ABC Family show, Greek, spoke to theatre students March 10 and was featured on the CBS 11 morning program March 11, which can be seen here.

Joanne Fletcher, associate professor, published “The Role of Inflammation in Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis:  Similar Pathologies” in the August 2008 issue of ADHA ACCESS, the magazine of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

Dr. Nelson Rich, professor of biology and director of the Center for Advanced Students in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, published “Soil Ingestion May Be an Important Route for the Uptake of Contaminants by Some Reptiles” in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Kris Berg, professor of music and director of jazz studies, published “Arranging for Jazz Combo” in the December 2008 issue of The Instrumentalist magazine.

Former Collin College student Sarah Saunders was cast to appear in Lifetime Television’s hit drama series “Army Wives.”

Elizabeth Mellott, professor of photography, had an article titled “The Obscura Camera Club Does FotoFest” – about Collin College’s student photo group – published in Teaching Photography’s online newsletter.

Scott Yarbrough, professor of English, published the poem "Piggly Wiggly" in the Volume Seven 2008 Anthology of The American Journal of Poetry.

Keith Volanto, professor of history, co-authored a Texas history textbook, Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas.

Lupita Tinnen, professor of photography, showcased work in “Viewfinder: New Images from Texas Artists” hosted by FotoFest and the Houston Center for Photography from November-January. The show is taken from the Talent in Texas Exhibition Series, which focuses on photo-related works by artists working and living in Texas. She also had photography in the “Everything’s Going to be Okay: Young Latino Artists 13” at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin in November.

Debbie White, professor of psychology, and former Collin College student Megan Parker co-authored “Service-Learning through Philanthropy in a Psychology of Death and Dying Course,” which was published in The Journal for Civic Commitment. The article titled describes the process and results of a pilot program that allowed for student creativity and leadership in applying academic theories and concepts from the course to a student philanthropy through service-learning project.

Levi Bryant, professor of philosophy, published the his book Difference and Givenness, Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism and the Ontology of Immanence. He also published the article “New Universes of Discourse: Zizek and the Discourse of the Capitalist” in the Journal of Zizek Studies.

Dr. Nell Ard, director of Nursing, co-authored an article titled “Summary of the Survey on Clinical Education in Nursing” in Nursing Education Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing. Also, Dr. Ard was appointed to the National League for Nursing’s Public Policy Committee for 2009-2012. This committee serves in an advisory role to the NLN Board of Governors.

Tony Howard, professor of English, published a pamphlet for St. Alban Press titled “St. Clement of Alexandria and Universal Salvation.” Additionally, a caption he wrote for a cartoon was also published in the January/February edition of the Biblical Archaeology Review.

John Glass, professor of sociology, published “Behavior Analytic Grounding of Sociological Social Constructionism” in Behavior Analyst Today magazine. Glass served as a volunteer for the United Way’s Outcome Measurement review process during fall 2008. Professor Glass assessed the adequacy of more than 20 evaluation plans for the United Way of Collin County.

J. Robert Collins, chairman of the Collin College Board of Trustees, was profiled in the March-April 2009 issue of Texas Aggie, as a member of Texas A&M University’s Engineering Advisory Council.

Hannah Frick, former Collin College student, was featured in the recent Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition at Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet High School.

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