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Kelly Straight Dortch


Kelly Straight Dortch
Faculty Advisor 
Liberal Studies Program Coordinator

"Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles. Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creatvitiy; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the quesiton, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But, conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Daiana Rodriguez


Daiana Rodriguez 
Administrative Support

"Academic excellence has many paths which life enjoys redirecting, but when advocacy is met with dedication and service to others lives are redirected to paths of excellence." -Daiana 


Arturo Gutierrez
Liberal Studies Programs Advisor

"The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day." Todd Whitaker.

PALS Mentor

Berns, PALS Mentor


Berns, PALS Mentor
PALS Team Training Specialist 
Major: Math
Track: Teaching Track

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." - Charles R. Swindoll



Delaney, PALS Mentor 
Specialty Campaign Designer
Program: Liberal Studies
Concentration: Integrated