Allison Burris Castellanos and Cindy Mitchell received the Excellence in Student Success Award for the Delaware Tech Georgetown Campus on Thursday, May 17.
The purpose of the award is to recognize the contributions, achievements, dedication and talents of Delaware Technical Community College employees who exemplify the highest standards of excellence and commitment to the College and its community.
ESL Teachers Castellanos and Mitchell were nominated because both teachers are fluent in Spanish and regularly use their language skills in support of student success. They visit high schools to recruit ESL students to attend Delaware Tech, help Spanish speaking parents with Financial Aid and scholarship applications, mentor and advise Hispanic college students to help them maintain eligibility for scholarships and make progress toward earning a Certificate, Diploma and Degree at Delaware Tech.
They collaborate with Spanish newspapers and radio stations to highlight the success of Hispanic students at Delaware Tech and constantly reach out to the Hispanic community to make sure everyone has the information and encouragement they need to feel welcome and connected to Delaware Tech.