Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Faculty Spotlight – May

May 18, 2017

Leo is an HVAC instructor.
Q. Where are you from and where did you graduate college?
I’m from Hope Ar. I graduated from UACCH. After getting out of the Army I used the GI Bill to further my education here at UACCH/UAHT.
A. Why did you choose education as a career?
It’s quite rewarding being able to pass on what I’ve learned to the students. Also, I enjoy having the feedback and different viewpoints that I get from working with/discussions with both students and other instructors. Learning never stops.
Q. What do you LOVE about your classes at UAHT?
A. The close-knit feel of the campus. Everyone is so helpful. I’ve yet to have a student come to me and say they couldn’t get help with a question or concern. Which in turn makes for a good learning environment for the students.
Q. What are your favorite hobbies? What do you do to relax?
A. Being outdoors weather (and mosquitoes) permitting if not that then I’m usually in the workshop or checking out second-hand stores for old tools and books.
Q. What is your motto for your class?
A. You’ll never succeed if you don’t try. Everybody falls down, but you got to get up and keep moving forward.
Q. What is something you wish you had known when you were in college?
A. To not stress so much. Stay focused and learn, but also to enjoy the experience. As far as advice, don’t give up. If you’re having trouble with something let the instructor know. We want everyone to succeed.
Q. What is your favorite snack?
A. Sabritones chips

Tanya is an English instructor.
Q. Where are you from and where did you graduate college?
A. I am From Ashdown, AR, and I graduated from Texas A & M, Texarkana.
Q. Why did you choose education as a career?
A. When I was five, my teacher gave me a group of students to teach reading. I loved teaching then, and I love it now.
Q. What do you LOVE about your classes at UAHT?
A. I love the eagerness of my students and watching them grow in skill and confidence from week to week.
Q. What are your favorite hobbies? What do you do to relax?
A. I love to read, sing, and cook. I listen to Mozart and burn candles and incense to relax.
Q. What is your motto for your class?
A. Failure is NOT an option! We will do whatever it takes to learn what we need to know to become successful.
Q. What is something you wish you had known when you were in college? Do you have any advice you want to pass along to students?
A. I wish I would have known that it’s ok not to be perfect. I wish I would have known that I could ask my teachers questions and that they really didn’t mind answering them. I was a little intimidated. (I hope my students know they can ask me anything.)
Q. What is your favorite snack?
A. My favorite snack is Chex Mix, any kind.