Dr. Cynthia Herbert, co-author, was honored Nov. 9, 2012 by the Alamo Community Colleges International Programs for her 12 years of work with Latin American teachers to develop quality educator materials and programs using the cultural contexts and resources of the teachers’ home communities.
Dr. Herbert was recognized at a reception and ceremony by Alamo Colleges Chancellor Bruce Leslie, who also recognized and honored retiring U.S. Congressman Charles Gonzalez. Gonzalez has been a college partner and longtime supporter for investments in international (and national) education. He chose not to run for re-election this year and returns to work in San Antonio.
Also honored was Paul Silva, Director of Scholarships for Economic and Educational Development (SEED), part of the Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University. SEED is the umbrella sponsor of the international education program at Alamo Colleges where Dr. Herbert has been a lead instructor and curriculum developer. This year alone, 30 teachers from underserved rural areas of Central America and the Caribbean, are attending year and half-year residency programs at Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges.