TACCM Central Texas Regional Meeting & Professional Development Day – April 8, 2016

by Clif-Ann Paris
TACCM Central Texas Regional Director
Senior Graphic Design Specialist | McLennan Community College


Photos courtesy of McLennan Community College

Bruce Gietzen, co-anchor for KXXV News Channel 25 – “Best Practices for Working with the Media” presented by McLennan Community College

Interactive Presentation: “Experiencing Campus without Visiting” – Presented by Texas State Technical College’s Nick Alvarado, Mark Burdine, and Caitlin Hooks

McLennan Community College Campus Tour – including Health Professions Simulation Lab and Virtual Dissector and Science Building with stained glass DNA art installation

Photos courtesy of KXXV News Channel 5 and TACCM President Darin Kazmir and Treasurer Lisa Wilhelmi

Member Spotlight: Elaine Krift

Elaine Krift 1.jpgElaine Krift

Social and Video Media Specialist/Staff Writer

Del Mar College | 6 months

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

My job never has a dull moment. I get to meet new faces every day and share information about Del Mar College’s great programs, students, faculty and staff!

What’s the most rewarding project you’ve tackled in the past year?

Many of the videos I have worked on within the past year at Del Mar College are some of the most rewarding projects because I have challenged myself and pushed myself to highlight the College in creative, fun ways.

Last book you read that you just couldn’t put down?

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (and I am still reading it so no spoilers)

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor, and why?

Tina Fey. I love her delivery of humor and seriousness at the same time. She has been named a top communicator worldwide, and I think having a dash of humor in the mix can go a long way in the right situations.

You hit shuffle on your music collection. What song pops up?

Pop songs may pop up. My music collection has a mix of just about everything. Since I like running, I usually have upbeat music fill my playlists.

What’s something other TACCM members probably don’t know about you?

I am a graduate of Del Mar College’s Clown School. I like to make others smile and share laughter with others where I can.

What’s your superpower?

I am personable, and I feel strongly that being personable can go a long way.