The college’s 2014-2015 Student Ambassadors are Babatunde Adekunle Adetoro, Fleurette Christelle Akoudina, Alvaro Arroliga, Alayna Dublin, Julieta Hernandez, Lucinda Ipiña, Paola Medina, Leovic Mercado, Bianca Muñoz, Itohan Catherine-Irene Osagie, Eduard Prieto Caballero, Claudia Ramirez, Valentin Rodriguez, Kenya Sanchez, Myra Irene Valdez, Young Hee Somemoto and Sergio Cortes-Acosta. The Student Ambassador program gives outstanding Mountain View students the chance to represent the college and serve prospective students and the community.
El Centro Student is Culinarian of the Year
Eduardo De La Cruz has been selected by the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Chefs Association as the 2014 Chapter Student Culinarian of the Year. A plaque was presented to him at the recent Texas Chefs Association Annual Convention.
North Lake Student Wins Telemundo Scholarship
Kelly Benitez is the DCCCD recipient of the Telemundo 39 $5,000 scholarship. Telemundo is a Spanish-American television network headquartered in Florida. The award will be presented to Benitez on Sept. 1 at a ceremony hosted at AT&T Stadium.
Slow Food Garden Serving Mountain View Community
Mountain View College is doing something that no other DCCCD college has done: It’s offering local residents the chance to lease beds in its brand-new community garden. The Slow Food Community Garden offers a much-needed opportunity for residents who lack access to fresh, affordable foods for miles around. Twenty-four of the garden’s beds will be available to the community; the rest of the 40-bed organic garden will be used for student learning and by college faculty and staff. Check out the garden; it’s on the west side of the college, northwest of the S Building; easiest access is on Duncanville Road. The college is at 4849 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas. See its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SlowFoodGardenMVC.