Service

 

As a faculty member at Tulsa Community College, and a graduate student at Oklahoma State University, I take my obligations to give back to the educational community seriously, as well as the community at-large.  I recognize that service is a critical part of my role as a professor – it is my duty to contribute to the greater good of the Texas and Oklahoma communities. I believe my greatest strengths and contributions to the academic life are my interdisciplinary focus and my broad range of experiences through my academic career. In particular, I am laser focused on service my community by utilizing my leadership skills to contribute towards the development of others. Particularly, I feel I have strong emotional intelligence and generally concern myself with the well-being of others.

Since joining the faculty, my service within and outside has increased. I have actively utilized my leadership and team-building skills in several projects and appointments, and have learned a great deal about decision-making, research, teaching, working in groups, and the manner in which groups function. My vitae provides more details about my service responsibilities.

For me, service within and outside academia entails taking on leadership roles. As such, I have taken on several leadership roles, and thus have and/or will continue to shape the direction of these groups/organizations.

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    • Advisory Board Member, Aviation Center, Tulsa Community College (2016-Current)
      • I represent the TCC Aviation Center during our annual Advisory Board meetings. This Advisory Board helps steer the Aviation Center regarding important decisions and helps involve internal and external stakeholders.
    • Member, Jones Riverside Airport Authority Runway Safety Action Team, Tulsa Riverside Airport (KRVS) (2016-Current)
    • Faculty Advisor, Aviation Club, Tulsa Community College (2017-Current)
      • Faculty advisor to students at Tulsa Community College
    • Executive Board Member, Faculty Association, Tulsa Community College (2017-Current)
      • I represent the School of Engineering & Applied Technology at the TCC equivalent of the Faculty Senate.
    • Faculty Committee Member, Student Affairs Committee, Tulsa Community College (2017-Current)
      • I serve on the Student Affairs Committee where my main duty is to help provide broad oversight and policy guidance to promote a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages student academic success, growth, and personal development.
    • Lead Organizer, AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar, Tulsa Community College (2017)
      • I organized an educational event for aviators at the TCC Aviation Center, with a presentation by the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA). Aviators from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas were invited to come to this educational event to learn about recent changes to the National Airspace System (NAS) and the Airman Certification Standards (ACS).
    • JudgeNational History Day, Tulsa Community College (2017)
      • As a historian, I evaluated 6th-12th grade students extensive research projects relating to the annual theme. I evaluated and discuss these projects in conjunction with fellow judges. I judged based on Historical Quality, Relation to Theme.
    • Research Judge, Rogers State University Capstone Project (2016)
      • I had the honor of serving as a judge of graduating seniors who presented their research, a required component for graduation.
    • Assistant, Oklahoma Association for Gifted, Creative, and Talented Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK (2015)
      • I served as a volunteer at the annual meeting of this organization.
    • Faculty Advisor, Raider Pilots Association, Texas Tech University (2012-2014)
      • Plan budgets, meetings, fund raisers, and oversaw the acquisition of the first airplane purchase.
      • Faculty advisor to pilots and students at Texas Tech and in the greater Lubbock community.
    • Faculty Advisor, Sky Raiders, Texas Tech University (2012-2014)
      • Faculty advisor to the skydiving association at Texas Tech University
      • Plan budgets, meetings, fund raisers, and oversaw the acquisition of the first airplane purchase.
    • Young Eagles Co-Chair, Experimental Airplane Association, Lubbock, Texas (2013-2014)
      • Oversaw community activities for children 8-17 years old to fly in airplanes and learn about flight
      • Organized expenses, provided financial assistance, and develop thematic guidelines to the Young Eagles