Student Reading Council Honors Tina Ybarra for Efforts in Promoting Literacy

Published: May 02, 2014

Student Reading Council Honors Tina Ybarra for Efforts in Promoting Literacy

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Student Reading Council (SRC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held their annual Literacy Award Luncheon on April 26, honoring Tina Ybarra for her dedication in promoting literacy in the community.

Ybarra was honored by the SRC for her outstanding contributions to literacy promotion in the Coastal Bend area. She is a former President of the SRC and is currently the Curriculum Director for the Gregory Portland ISD, after serving as a Reading Consultant for the Education Service Center, Region 2.

“Tina Ybarra was instrumental during the formative years of the Student Reading Council,” said Dr. Corinne Valadez, SRC Sponsor and Associate Professor of Education. “The organization quickly grew to be one of the largest student organizations on campus during her tenure as president.”

For the first time in the history of the Student Reading Council, an award was presented to Sarah Alexander for her role as the most active SRC member. In addition, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi student Ana Escobedo was awarded a text book scholarship, the first scholarship to be offered by the SRC. The textbook scholarship award has been named after Dr. Daniel L. Pearce, the original SRC Sponsor.

The University’s Student Reading Council, a professional organization that is affiliated with the International Reading Association, promotes literacy within the community and serves as a network group between current and future educators.  Each year, the organization nominates an individual, company, or organization within our community that promotes and celebrates literacy.

            Additionally, the following people were inducted in to the Student Reading Council as officers:

  • Sarah Alexander: President
  • April Reed: Vice President
  • Marlena Bush: Secretary
  • Tiana McCoy: Treasurer
  • Rosalynn Christensen: Hospitality