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Student Reading Council Honors Alumna, Dr. Tammy Francis Donaldson, for Support of Literacy within Community

April 13, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Student Reading Council (SRC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held their annual Literacy Award Luncheon on April 11, honoring alumna Dr. Tammy Francis Donaldson for her ongoing support of literacy in the community through her work with and leadership in various organizations.

Donaldson was honored by the SRC for her continued professional growth and development and service to her professional community. Tiana Pearce, SRC Treasurer and Luncheon organizer presented the award.

Donaldson, who graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction-Literacy Studies in spring 2013 from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, is active in several professional organizations and serves as President-Elect of the Corpus Christi International Reading Association. For the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Donaldson serves as the Secretary/Chair-Elect of the Adult Learning Division and as a member of the Legislative and Social Issues and Public Information Committees. Moreover, she also is the Reading Special Professional Interest Networks Co-Chair for the National Association of Developmental Education and member of the Adolescent and Adult Literacy Committee for the International Literacy Association.

“Not only does Dr. Donaldson have a passion for literacy, but she has a grand passion for life,” said Pearce.  “Her desire to help others is obvious in her involvement in numerous local, state, and national organizations. Her dedication to the education of in-service and pre-service educators and her persistence in promoting literacy to children, adolescents, and adults is invaluable to our local community.”

During the luncheon, the SRC “Most Active Member” awards were presented to Kaylee King and Stephanie Tiet. Graduating SRC Members awards went to Jeanette Gutierrez, Marlena Bush, April Reed, and Tiana McCoy Pearce. In addition, the Daniel L. Pearce Textbook Scholarship was presented to Stephanie Tiet.

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 into the SRC as officers:

  • Stephanie Tiet: President
  • Dannette Rangel: Vice President
  • Sabrina Mendoza: Secretary
  • Jeannette Gomez: Treasurer
  • Kaylee King: Hospitality