Faculty Spotlight Archive

New Instructor Wants to Share Real-World Experiences

After working more than 35 years in the industrial sector, Troy Wratislaw is ready to share his experiences with Victoria College students enrolling in the new Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program. This program begins in the fall at

Job Furlough Led to Coordinator’s EMS Career

Greener pastures, along with trees and a river in which to paddle, brought Susie Jechow to Victoria College. Jechow is VC’s Paramedic Coordinator in the Emergency Medical Services Program, coming to Victoria from Del Rio in January.

Welding Instructor Enjoys Seeing Students’ ‘Light Bulb’ Moments

by Eric Jensen Sparks fly when Mike Wilson goes to work, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Wilson is an adjunct instructor teaching welding at Victoria College’s Gonzales Center in Gonzales, Texas, and he enjoys

Computer Information Systems Professor Revels in Student Success Stories

by Eric Jensen Marty Stockbauer loves hearing stories, particularly success stories shared by her former students. Lately, there seems to be no shortage of such tales. Stockbauer, a Computer Information Systems Curriculum Coordinator and Professor at Victoria

Clinical Coordinator Emphasizes Patient Care to Students

by Eric Jensen Ceci Oldmixon describes herself to new Victoria College students as “the professor you will love to hate.” But she’s okay with that as long as her students do well by their patients. Oldmixon, Victoria

Program Chair Strives to Make Specialized and Complex Material Fun

by Eric Jensen At an early point in his life, Chris Kallus heeded the call of “Hey, orderly!” These days, and many years later, he hears the more refined greeting of “Good morning, professor.” Kallus serves as

Victoria College Faculty Members Encourage, Challenge Students to Succeed

Many people remember their favorite teacher or an instructor who inspired them. Victoria College graduate Jonathan Sixtos lauds Professor Emeritus Harry Wagner with making rigorous classwork interesting. “My favorite part of the class was that he could

Despite Long Hours, Director of Public Service Academies Loves His Work

by Eric Jensen Kelly Phelps can thank the Navy for putting him on a career path that led to his current position as Director of Public Service Academies at Victoria College, where he oversees the Fire Academy