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Foundation awards grants to CBC instructors
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Coastal Bend College Foundation recently awarded grants to various instructors at CBC. Shown are Elizabeth Larakers, Dr. Sean Hurlihy, Mark Secord and Kathleen Cuyler. Dr. Robert Benson, who also received one of the grants, was teaching class when the grants were presented.
Coastal Bend College Foundation recently awarded grants to various instructors at CBC. Shown are Elizabeth Larakers, Dr. Sean Hurlihy, Mark Secord and Kathleen Cuyler. Dr. Robert Benson, who also received one of the grants, was teaching class when the grants were presented.
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The Coastal Bend College Foundation has awarded four $1,000 grants to Coastal Bend instructors.

They received their checks at a ceremony in the CBC auditorium on Nov. 15. The recipients are:

•Mark Secord, who proposed to develop short, instructional videos to supplement course instruction. The videos will be placed on YouTube. The grant award will be used to purchase equipment that is portable and readily accessible.

•Dr. Robert Benson, who wants to develop a new CBC course within the Division of Science, Applied Physics for Technical Fields to help workforce programs change (where possible) their course sequence. The award would serve as a stipend for the development of the course.

•Elizabeth Larakers, who wishes to further student engagement and success by fostering CBC’s relationship to the community, by integrating ethnographic research and service learning into English 1302. Her students will plan, cook and serve a luncheon for local seniors and collect living histories. This primary research will serve as historical and cultural context to help students interpret Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”

•Kathleen Cuyler and Dr. Sean Hurlihy who wish to encourage students by email to visit the Writing Center where they will be able to find answers to their writing questions by clicking on a link to a component that is specific to their needs.  This would offer support, not just for English courses, but for any course that assigns a writing component.
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