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RODNEY CLAYTON
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCE

“I see myself in a lot of students,” he said. “I always want to make sure I’m talking to them, not above them....more

 

 

Rodney Clayton

CHUCK THOMAS
FITNESS COORDINATOR AT PORTSMOUTH CAMPUS STUDENT CENTER

“We have to build a fitness culture around here,” he said. “The campuses aren’t used to having fitness on campus, so the biggest challenge is selling students on it, getting them to come in and use the facility. They don’t understand how fortunate they are to have it.”...more

 

 

Chuck Thomas

JENNIFER DIXON-MCKNIGHT
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY

“I try to convey the information that I’m passionate about in different ways. I try to avoid having students nod off in class. It’s my goal to be the opposite of Ferris Bueller’s teacher,” she said with a laugh...more

Jennifer Dixon-McKnight

KIM JONES
PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

“I love what I do,” she says. “I have the best of both worlds. I can practice it, and I can teach it. I get to take the enthusiasm and the passion I have for it and share it with other people.”...more

Kim Jones

LINDA WILLIAMS
PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

“You have to breathe life into the subjects you teach and enable students to imagine what they can do with the concepts they are learning. I hold my students to extremely high standards and expect them to do the same to me.”...more

Linda Williams

ROBERT HAWKES
VISUAL ARTS CENTER PROFESSOR

“Often the students who come here are unaware of the arts, and it’s not their fault. They haven’t been exposed to it,” he says. “It would be my fault if they left here that way. It’s my responsibility to make sure I fill in those gaps.”...more

Robert Hawkes

BUTCH HOLTZ
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE PROFESSOR

“Our program is a jewel at this college,” he says. “Students will not get this kind of education nor experience level anywhere else, period!”...more

Butch Holtz

BENO RUBIN
DIRECTOR OF THE REGIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CENTER

“Automotive technology is my passion, and by doing this work, I feel like I am giving back to the industry that gave me my start,” Rubin says. “My focus is staying connected with industry contacts and ensuring TCC is recognized for its quality programs and graduates.”...more

Beno Rubin

KIM CURRY-LOURENCO
COORDINATOR OF INSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY

“The commitment of faculty to student success is something that stands out to me at TCC,” she said. “It’s real. It’s genuine, and I can see the commitment put into action.”...more

Kim Curry-Lourenco

IVORY WARREN
HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM HEAD

“When I teach, I aim to give students nuggets of knowledge they can use during their academic journey and careers,” Warren adds. “These classes are designed to give students the skills and tools necessary for success, and our internships provide hands-on training and often lead to jobs.”...more

Ivory Warren