Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Faculty Spotlight – December

December 4, 2017

Michael Holcomb, Industrial Electricity Faculty

1. Where are you from and where did you graduate college?  I am from Texarkana Arkansas. I graduated from Texas A&M University – Texarkana with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

2. Why did you choose education as a career?  I have always enjoyed helping others learn and succeed.

3. What do you LOVE about your classes at UAHT?  I love getting to be “hands on” every day but most of all the feeling I get when a topic/idea finally clicks for a student!

4. What are your favorite hobbies? What do you do to relax?  My favorite hobby is spending time with my family! I also like to do anything outdoors (hunt, fish, hike,…). These are also examples of how I relax!

5. What is your motto for your class?  Nothing worth having comes easy! So work hard and stay humble!

6. What is something you wish you would have known when you were in college? Do you have any advice you want to pass along to students?  My advice to students would be to find an internship in the field you wish to enter upon graduation. Internships are a great way to get your foot in the door and show employers that you are eager to learn and willing to work hard. Also, find the method by which you learn the most (videos, writing, hands-on, etc.) and do everything you can to break every topic down into that method. Last but not least, take advantage of office hours! Not only does it show your instructors that you are putting forth effort, it also gives them a chance to tailor the deliverance of the material to your learning style.

7. What is your favorite snack?  Oreo/Butterfinger Blizzard

Michael Holcomb

Michael Holcomb

Jennifer Bailey, Dean of Technical and Industrial Division

1. Where are you from and where did you graduate college?  I am from McNab, Arkansas and graduated from UAHT and received my Master’s from Texas A&M-Texarkana.

2. Why did you choose education as a career?  I really enjoy helping people especially whenever I know that the education they receive changes their lives as well as the lives of their families.

3. What do you LOVE about your classes at UAHT?  I love the diversity we see in our students.

4. What are your favorite hobbies? What do you do to relax?  I enjoy being with my family and kids. I like shopping, traveling, and movies for fun. To relax, I like to take a drive somewhere.

5. What is your motto for your class?  YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IN LIFE IF YOU APPLY YOURSELF!!!!!

6. What is something you wish you would have known when you were in college? Do you have any advice you want to pass along to students?  I didn’t know how overwhelming it was to jungle a family and classwork. I would give the advice to take breaks, take care of yourself, don’t rush, and don’t be too harsh on yourself.

7. What is your favorite snack?  Birthday Cake Pops from Starbucks!

Jennifer Bailey

Jennifer Bailey