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Culinary Student's Mom Visits from Kenya 

Alexina Caston, Kenya, Africa, Culinary Arts      (l-r: BFF Lulu Kottonya, sister Lydia Angwenyi, mom Alice Angwenyi, Alexina Caston.) 

It isn't every day a mom flies halfway around the world to taste her daughter's cooking, but that's exactly what proud mama Alice Angwenyi did when she flew more than 18 hours from Kenya for a plate of Alexina Caston's beek and pork kefta. 

But since kefta is an African dish she can get any day of the week, it's more likely Angwenyi made the trip to see Alexina, a final-semester culinary arts student whose African menu was featured last week at the Greta W. Watson Culinary Arts Center.  

Caston's menu included mahamri, a lightly flavored coconut cardamom roll topped with coconut honey butter, lentil soup, curry-crusted lamb chops and chocolate rum cake for dessert.

If you haven't tried the fine but very affordable dining offered by the culinary school, be sure to schedule a date. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday during the semester at the Greta W. Watson Culinary Arts Center.

To read coverage by KWTX, click here. 

 

President's Honor Roll Summer 2014

The TSTC President's Honor Roll recognizes the accomplishments of full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average for all classes in a semester. View honor roll recipients.

Dean's Honor Roll Summer 2014

The TSTC Dean's Honor Roll recognizes the accomplishments of full-time students who achieved a 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average in all classes for a semester. View honor roll recipients.

President's Honor Roll Spring 2014

The TSTC President's Honor Roll recognizes the accomplishments of full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average for all classes in a semester. View honor roll recipients.

Dean's Honor Roll Spring 2014

The TSTC Dean's Honor Roll recognizes the accomplishments of full-time students who achieved a 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average in all classes for a semester. View honor roll recipients.

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Students Pledge to Finish College at PTK C4 Event

Phi Theta Kappa, C4According to Phi Theta Kappa's Community College Completion Corps, it's hip to be square. Square, that is, like a graduation mortarboard. Each fall, PTK and the Office of Student Activities hosts a Community College Completion event at TSTC to inform students about the importance of completing their college education and the help and services that are available on campus to help them do so. Phi Theta Kappa, C4, Biomedical Equipment Technology

The November 19 event was well attended and students were treated to lunch and raffle prizes. Among those who pledged to complete their college degrees were Biomedical Equipment Technology students (pictured, l-r) Jose Rico, Casey Maultsby, Maria Damion and Joshua Lara. All of them plan to eventually own their own businesses and/or work for hospitals.   

According to PTK's Community College Completion Corps website, 54 percent of community college students must work to support themselves or their familes. Sixty percent work 20 hours or more. Of those who drop out, 65 percent plan to return to college but only 38 percent do so.

While it may seem impossible to finish, the consequences of dropping out include decreased earning potential and job security. To put that into perspective, PTK says someone with an associate's degree will earn $500,000 more in their lifetime than someone without a college credential. 

Phi Theta Kappa is a community college honor society that seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. PTK does this by providing opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

For more information, check with the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Services Center.






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