The University of Texas at Austin 2000 Excellence Award




Congratulations! You definitely deserve the award! You have done amazing things with the Regional Collaboratives, and I am so glad that people are noticing! Keep up the good work!

Gaile Thompson
Science Specialist
Region 14 ESC


Congratulations on your award! I am so pleased that the university is acknowledging your very fine work. As I have said before, you have accomplished the unaccomplishable! Please keep up the fine work you do for the science teachers of Texas. The Region VII Collaborative sends its warmest regards.

Nita Beth Camp
Project Director
Region VII Collaborative

Dear Kamil,

Congratulations on your University of Texas Excellence Award. I know you derserve such awards and that you work hard for education in the state of Texas.

The best of days to you.

Jim Roberts

Dr. Jbeily,

Congratulations on your award! The honor is well deserved. As a leader of leaders, you are outstanding.

Linda Simpson

Congratulations on the award that you are to receive from UT. You are the best and I appreciate you more than you know.

Sheryl Roehl


Congratulations on your new award!! Keep up the great work.

David Allard, PhD
Professor of Biology
Texarkana College

Well-deserved, we might add.

Lisa and Mary


Congratulations on your award. It is well deserved based upon what I know and hear about you.

Dewey Biscotto
Executive Director – External Affairs

Dear Kamil,

I just heard that you were awarded the UT 2000 Excellence award.
My sincere congratulations! You really deserve it: No one works harder or has accomplished more. A big “way to go!”, and I’ll see you soon.

Take care!
We’re Texas!
Mark W. Blount
Director of Development
College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jbeily,

I can think of no one more deserving of your latest honor. Congratulations!

Sybil Williams Hampton
East Texas Regional Collaborative

Dear Kamil,

Congratulations. You have worked hard to make the regional collaboratives what it is now. One success to another. You deserve all the recognition there is. It is a privilege to work with you.

J. Hajsaleh, Ph.D.
UNT Regional Collaborative

Dearest Kamil,

I am writing you to congratulate you on the award you’ve received. I just learned about it from your reply. In all honesty, with news and accomplishments like that, it doesn’t only make you and your family proud but all the Lebanese people everywhere. You are someone that make us lift our head high. Keep up the good work.


Congratulations, Kamil, for all your good work and for this impressive honor.


Thanks for the info. I have known Kamil for nearly 10 years now, and think very highly of him. He certainly deserves this recognition!

Alice Sessions

Congratulations, Kamil! A wonderful tribute to your hard work on behalf of science education in Texas.



Just rec’d the announcement of your UT-Austin Excellence award via Sandy’s email. CONGRATULATIONS! It is indeed well deserved.


Kamil, congratulations on your award for excellence from the best university in the Southwest. That is a compliment! I still believe you are doing more to improve science teaching than anyone else in Texas and probably well beyond that.

Lawrence Clayton

Excerpt from the Austin Community College Bulletin Board, 12/1/2000

In the Spotlight

cover_multilingualDr. Tim Altanero, associate professor, Technical Communications, published an article in MultiLingual Computing & Technology, which hit the stands earlier this week. The article, “Building a Curriculum for Localization,” features how Austin Community College is taking the first steps toward a training program in partnership with the localization industry.

ACC is the only college ever to be featured in this publication, which is essentially the New York Times of the localization industry.

Bronson Dorsey joins ACC as associate vice president of Facilities and Operations on Dec. 1. Dorsey holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from UT Austin and also is a certified facility manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in design, construction and facilities management, with two of those years at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Alex Matthews has accepted the position of Massage Therapy program coordinator for the Health Professions Institute.

Richard “Bill” Evans, adjunct faculty member, Welding Technology, was recently qualified as a Certified Master Bench Jeweler by the Jewelers of America, Inc. Evans is now one of only three jewelers in the Austin area to qualify as a Master Jeweler. Earlier this year, he received Teaching Excellence Award from ACC.

Catherine MacLaughlin, advising specialist and adjunct faculty member, Riverside Campus, presented a sectional entitled “Texas Rejects Tarasoff”at this year’s Conference of the Texas Counseling Association held Nov. 8-11 in Houston. MacLaughlin, a licensed counselor and attorney, joined more than 2,000 counseling and human development professionals from across the state at this conference, which focused on the most up-to-date issues and techniques in the field of counseling and human development.

Elizabeth Coccia, campus dean of Student Services at Pinnacle and Cypress; Patrick Hughes, history professor at Northridge; Dr. Carole Ann Pierce, Psychology professor at Northridge; Kamil Jbeily, chemistry adjunct faculty at Rio Grande; and Mary Tavcar, technical lab assistant III at Cypress, were honored by their former students in the sixth edition of “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000.” Teachers in this edition were selected by former students who are themselves currently listed in “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” or “The National Dean’s List” publications. The students were asked to nominate the one teacher from their entire academic career who made a difference in their lives.