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TFA Faculty Members at El Paso Community Collage recently held a school supply drive for needy students who live in their community. Congratulations on your success. At the spring Board Meeting TFA offered matching funds to any organized chapter who participated and the EPCC faculty accepted the offer. Thanks for your hard work.

At the recent Board of Directors meeting and Representative Assembly three former TFA State Presidents who retired within the last year were recognized for their service to TFA and Higher Education in Texas by current State President Michael Coulehan. Between the three of retires, they had a combined total of over 100 years of teaching at the former UTPA campus in Edinburg.

From left to right: Dr. Valerie "Wendy" James-Aldridge, Dr. James-Aldridge, Dr. Kenneth Buckman. Current state President Michael Coulehan is standing behind them.

El Paso Community College Debate Watch

NEA/AFT Joint Higher Education Conference 2015

TFA State President Michael Coulehan at Opening Session

From left: TFA Board Member Sasha Tarrant, Emerging Leaders Graduate, Mary Dean TFA Executive Director, Michael Coulehan Emerging Leaders Alumni and TFA State President, Nilka Julio NEA Field Staff

Emerging Leaders Graduates with NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia

State Staff Training Day

Getting Ready to Canvass in the Rio Grande Valley

TFA Participating in Rio Grande Valley Rallies

Emerging leaders in the Rio Grande Valley at a rally for Leticia Van De Putte

Young Democrats President at UTPA (far left) with Leticia Van De Putte, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Texas

Eva Longoria speaks for Leticia and for Texas women flanked by local politicians supporting Leticia's candidacy

TFA-Brazosport members donated a wide variety of items ranging from original artwork, to jewelry in support of the annual Gator Grab scholarship silent Auction. In addition to donating under the TFA name, members also bid and won a number of significant items which both aided students and demonstrated the commitment of our local to the support and success of our students.

May Organizing Training in Washington D.C.

Opening session

Home locations for each team

Patrick Smith UTEP, Chris Maitland NEA, Mary Dean TFA/TSTA, Molly Brauhn Brazosport, and Michael Coulehan EPCC

Organizing training at the Annual Meeting in February

Training session

Spring Semester 2014

NEA Higher Education Conference in St. Louis

TFA Workshop Presentation. Dr. Wendy Aldridge UTPA and Mary Dean TFA/TSTA Headquarters


Older pictures

Michael Coulehan speaking at THECB forum regarding Developmental Education in El Paso in January

Chris Maitland, NEA Field Staff Training Officers at UTEP

Training Officers at EPCC

Training at the Annual Meeting

The Representative Assembly 2014

Faculty Development Day at STC

In Fall 2013 TFA held an informational workshop for faculty at El Paso Community College.

Fall 2013 UTEP activites, faculty orientation, and recruitment

On October 19th, 2012 the University of Texas Pan American Chapter hosted a meet and greet at Schneider’s Restaurant in McAllen for members from three of the lower Rio Grande TFA Chapters: UTPA, UTB, and STC. There were 78 TFA members in attendance. This gave members a chance to socialize and meet their local Representatives before the 83rd Legislative Session began.

In the picture from left to right: Richard Sanchez (Chief of Staff to Sergio Muñoz, Jr.), Mark Winkel (UTPA President), Sergio Muñoz, Jr. (Rep - District 36), Te Norman (Board Member), Mary Dean (Executive Director), Melynda Nuss (Board Member) Terry Canales (Rep - District 40), Bobby Guerra (Rep - District 41) and Terry Garrett (UTB President and Board Member)

From left to right: Terry Canales: Texas House of Representatives District 40, Bobby Guerra: Texas House of Representatives District 41, and Sergio Muñoz, Jr.: Texas House of Representatives District 36

On January 18th and 19th four hundred educators, legislators, and community members participated in a forum organized by the El Paso Teachers Association to solve problems caused by budget cuts and high stakes testing. TFA members from both UTEP and EPCC served on panels as moderators, and lead focus groups on Saturday following the panel. The El Paso Student Chapter of TSTA participated as well.

Some of the 400 Audience Members

Vice President of the National Education Association Lily Eskelsen spoke to a packed auditorium at Bowie High School on Friday night during an El Paso Teachers Association forum to discuss social Justice in Education

Ed Martin - TSTA Government Relations Director

From left to right: Rep. Marisa Marquez District 70; Dr. Kathleen Staudt, UTPA/TFA, Senator Jose Rodriguez, District 29, Rep. Joe Moody District 78.

From left to right: Dr. Aurolyn Luyks, UTEP/TFA, Dr. Elena Izquierdo, UTPA/TFA, Mary Aldridge Dean, TFA Executive Director, Michael Coulehan, EPCC/TFA Chapter President President and TFA Board Member, Norma De La Rosa, El Paso Teachers Association President, and Dr. Kathleen Staudt, UTEP/TFA

TSTA Student Chapter from UTEP with TSTA President Rita Haecker and TSTA Vice President Noel Candelaria

January 30th was Valley Day at the Capitol. Two busses drove up from the Lower Rio Grande Valley to participate in the activities which included music, photos with Valley Reps, and talking to Legislators.

Dr. Kenneth Buckman UTPA/TFA and Dr. James Aldridge UTPA/TFA; two Past TFA State Presidents arrive in the Capitol.

THECB Commissioner Paredes Meets with Texas Faculty Association Board

EPCC and UTEP organizing meetings

UTPA and STC joint reception

Six UTPA faculty members win 2010 Regents' awards

As of October 4 the six winners from Pan Am are TFA members.

EPCHE 'Clean the Rio' day




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