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Business tax workshops set for this month

A series of business tax workshops will be conducted by the Small Business Development Center at NCTC in Flower Mound, starting Tuesday.

Ini Adesanya, a consultant with Moneywiz Financial Services, will be the presenter and help attendees learn about payroll taxes, sales and use tax, franchise taxes and other taxes.

Other workshops will meet April 22 and May 6 and all are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 102 at the NCTC Flower Mound campus.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact the Small Business Development Center at 940-668-4220 or email

‘Gems of NCTC’ honored during banquet

Several faculty and staff members were honored for a year of excellence Friday during the “Gems of NCTC” banquet.

Melinda Carroll was named Employee of the Year; Jill Swarner was given the Excellence in Teaching award, Anita McDonald was awarded as the Dr. Gordon Yeargan Adjunct Faculty of the Year and Tom Tweeddale was named the Lifelong Learning Instructor of the Year.

In addition, Innovation in Teaching awards were given to Gabrielle Fletcher for Mind the Gap; Cathy Carney, Kim Monday, Linda Flake, John Bryant and Dave Smith for Advancing Healthcare through Video, Documentation and Evaluation; and Julie Martin and Eryn Boyet for Smart Tablet SimPad Technology.

Several staff members were also honored for completing degrees in the past year. Cheryl Capuchina received a master’s in education from the University of North Texas; Yvonne Sandmann received a master’s in applied technology and performance improvement from UNT; Nycole Comeaux, Blanca Hull and Preciosa Johnson received associate’s degrees in arts from NCTC; Roxanne Del Rio received a doctorate in higher education from UNT; Cherly Furdge received a doctorate in sociology from Texas Woman’s University; and Judith Keller received a doctorate in higher education administration from UNT.

Human rights program scheduled

The second annual “Focus of Human Rights” program will be April 14 in the Student Activities Center on the Gainesville campus.

Students will be joined by local organizations to share information about different human rights campaigns, organizations and activists. Organizations including Red Cross, Abigail’s Arms, CASA and Habitat for Humanity will be present for the event.

Tables will be set up in the activities center at 11 a.m., and the program will continue until 1 p.m. Those interested in having a table at the event can contact Pat Ledbetter at 940-668-4235 or