Men of Change

Men of Change

Be Legendary

Del Mar College strives to both represent and serve the diverse members of its community. Our campus takes pride in the opportunities we can offer to develop leadership, cultivate relationships, and empower students to succeed both in and out of the classroom. 

Our male students of color make up a small number of our entire student body, but are vital in continuing the campus-culture of embracing our communities' success and growth. The Men of Change Student Organization is a mentorship program that allows our male students of color to connect with male faculty and staff members who can provide career and skill insight, networking opportunities, a social organization to meet more students like you, and more! 

If you are interested, or would like to recommend a student, for the Mentorship Program, please complete our brief interest form:

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  • Calendar of Events

    Members of the Mentorship are not required to attend events, but they are highly encouraged to do so in order to obtain career and skill development. Here are a few upcoming events that are beneficial to our students:

    Spring 2024

    CCAD Campus Interview Day

    When: Tuesday, January 29, 2024, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Where: Windward Campus, Workforce Development Center, Rm. 120

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot is hiring for machinist & painter positions. Don't forget your resume! 

    Let's TACO 'Bout It

    When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Where: Windward Campus, Coleman Center

    Let's TACO 'bout mental health. Free tacos & other giveaways while supplies last. 

    Black History Month Bingo

    When: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Where: Heritage Campus, Retama Rm. 

    Join us for Black History Month Bingo w/Dr. Shuey! Win prizes while learning about influential people, events, and movements that shaped Black History! 

    Career Cafe Pop Ins

    When: Visit Our Calendar for Full Dates

    Where: All Campuses, Based on Date

    Stop by for a quick chat with a Career Counselor for any of your career readiness needs. Enjoy snacks & coffee! 

    PRoject MALES Consortium Institute

    When: Friday, March 1, 2024
    Where: San Antonio College (San Antonio, TX)

    More details coming soon! 

    Paws & Relax Pet Therapy

    When: Visit Our Calendar for Full Dates

    Where: All Campuses, Based on Date

    Take a moment to "paws" & relax! Spending time with animals can be good for your mental and physical health. It may lower blood pressure and can improve your mood. 

  • Meet the Mentors

    Our 2023-2024 mentors include Del Mar College faculty and staff who come from diverse backgrounds and provide a variety of skill and career building experience: 

    Dr. Dale Anderson

    Chair & Instructor, Communications, Languages, & Reading

    Dr. Dale AndersonDr. Dale Anderson is an avid consumer of popular culture. He enjoys comedy television and movies. He is very passionate in his fandom of all things Hip Hop. Also, he spends much of his free time following sports. He specifically keeps up with college basketball as a fan of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Kentucky. Academically, he has a keen interest on the impact of culture on individual’s communication and Communication Leadership.

    BA & MA Communication, Eastern Michigan University; PhD Communication, Wayne State University

    David Barrera, Jr.

    Director, Project SENDA

    David BarreraDavid Barrera Jr. is the current Director of Project SENDA, a federally funded Title V Grant. His experience working with diverse populations as an adjunct instructor and Director of TRIO programs has empowered him to recognize the student perspective and its impact on student success. David also serves on the state board for the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) as the Vice President of Membership for a term that expires in 2024.

    His research interests include a strong focus on Latino males in the higher education pipeline.

    BS Criminology, Texas A&M Kingsville; MS Sociology, Texas A&M Kingsville; PhD Candidate Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations, Notre Dame of Maryland University

    John Beauford

    Career Navigator, Adult Education

    John BeaufordJohn Beauford works as a Career Navigator for Adult Basic Education, but has served in various roles with Financial Aid, Admissions, and Student Life in his career at Del Mar College.  In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family and attending his children’s school functions and doing community service projects with them.

    AA Business Administration & Liberal Arts, Del Mar College; BBA Business Administration, Western Governor's University; MBA Candidate Business Administration, Western Governor's University

    Andrew Bridges

    Advocacy Specialist, Center for Access & Advocacy

    Andrew BridgesAndrew currently works in the Center for Access & Advocacy as an Advocacy Specialist, and has worked for the Office of Student Engagement and Retention for approximately 7 years. He has spent over 30 years in the field of education working with highly at-risk students to promote student success. As an Advocacy Specialist, he works with students who are experiencing financial, social and academic hardships. Andrew is a product of Corpus Christi of which he graduated from Roy Miller High School. 

    Andrew enjoys spending time with his family during his time off. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending local high school athletic events and supporting the youth of the community. He also regularly attends church and is involved in local ministries in helping the marginalized in our community.

    AA Kilgore College; BA Business Administration, Corpus Christi State University; MS Counseling & School Administration, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    Joshua Delagarza

    Office Assistant, Student Engagement & Retention

    Joshua DelagarzaJoshua Delagarza is the Office Assistant for Student Engagement and Retention at the Oso Creek campus. Joshua is currently pursuing an Associate in Arts in Social Work at Del Mar College. On his off time, he spends his time with his two dogs and cat. When Joshua is not spending time with his fur-babies he is playing video games and watching the latest hit tv shows. Joshua is a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and is a first-generation student.

    Dr. Carlos Garanzuay

    Director of Admissions, Student Enrollment Center

    Dr. Carlos GaranzuayDr. Carlos Garanzuay, a U.S. Air Force veteran, currently serves as the Director of Admissions in the Student Enrollment Center (SEC) at Del Mar College. Dr. Garanzuay was selected as Chair of Del Mar College’s Exempt Council, and serves as the Co-representative for the South Region of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE). He currently serves on the Conference Planning Committees for both Texas Association of Higher Education Assessors and Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education. Carlos is also an adjunct professor, teaching Public Speaking courses.

    Carlos is also a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class 48, “The Great 48”, and was recognized as one of Corpus Christi’s “40Under40” in 2016.

    AA Liberal Arts, Public Relations & Marketing, and Broadcasting, Del Mar College; BA & MA Communication, Texas A&M Corpus Christi; EdD John Roueche Community College Leadership Program, Kansas State University

    Ronald Guerrero

    Computer Tech Specialist

    Ronald GuerreroRon has diverse knowledge in critical thinking and troubleshooting skills that helps him over-see and maintain all Technology for the GAMB (GEN) Building and Stone Writing Center. Additionally, he also oversees Virtual Registration for Heritage Campus and other additional responsibilities for I.T.  

    Outside of Del Mar, Ron practices Martial Arts such as Kendo and Muay Thai, and likes to play yugioh, paintball and video games. Ron likes to compete and have fun!  

    AAS Computer Science, Del Mar College; NAIS Cyber Security 

    Garrett Klepac

    Term Instructor, Architecture & Drafting

    Garrett KlepacGarrett is Term Instructor for the Architecture and Drafting Program at Del Mar College and has been for 4 years. He has worked with people of all ages and all walks of life in learning drafting software, using computers, and bringing out creativity.

    Garrett has experience in a variety of drafting fields including Construction, Architecture, Machine, and Pipe Drafting. He utilizes his knowledge to help keep students on track or to help them find a career path that helps suit the strengths of a student who needs the guidance.

    In his free time, Garrett loves to play video games, card games, and board games. He often looks for new nerdy hobbies to get into and he enjoys watching Football and Basketball on top of that.

    Steven McFarlin

    Counselor, Counseling Center

    Steven McFarlinSteven McFarlin is an Arkansas native who, in 2020, began working at Del Mar College as a career counselor and, as of 2021, has moved into the role of mental health counselor at the Counseling Center. He has experience working with adults and minors dealing with mental health crises as well as working with adults dealing with substance use challenges, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues.  

    While he’s passionate about working with any student who has shown the courage to seek counseling, Steven’s primary interest areas have been working with gender and affectional minorities, as well as ethnic minorities and those students who have a history of legal involvement. Steven constantly strives to learn from the people he works with, taking the approach that everybody can always learn more about our fellow humans and the unique challenges and strengths they have.  

    When not working with students, Steven finds time to utilize his self-care skills by playing PC-based games, taking his dogs Jack and Red for a walk, and keeping up with his favorite TV shows. Steven is a lifelong learner so he also enjoys gaining knowledge about the populations with which he works, in his free time, through documentaries and web series. 

    BA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; MS, Counseling, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    Robert  montez

    Director, Early College Programs/Adjunct Instructor

    Robert MontezRobert “Bob” Montez is the Director of Early College Programs (Dual Credit), and an Adjunct Instructor in the Communications Department at Del Mar College. He has worked for the past nine years with this program, and a total of 13 years in post-secondary with two other local institutions. Bob is a native Corpus Christian and a graduate of W.B. Ray High School. His current position has allowed him to work with high school students, beginning their college career earlier and assist with transitioning them on to a post-secondary school after high school graduation. Prior to entering into higher education, Bob worked in the private sector as a Chemist in Houston, Texas and an engineer in the semiconductor industry in Austin, Texas. Bob really enjoys his current position as it allows him to assist and inspire students to reach their educational and career goals.

    BS Biology, Minor Chemistry, Texas A&M Kingsville; MA Communication, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    Javier Morin

    Professor, Spanish

    Javier MorinJavier Morin is Professor of Spanish at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has taught courses in Beginning and Intermediate Spanish for 20 years both at his current institution and previously at other Texas institutions and in Iowa where he did graduate work. He is focused on delivering quality input and on inspiring his students to continue learning. His greatest satisfaction comes from seeing his students become proficient cultural learners.

    Working in the educational field gives Professor Morin a unique insight into student learning, and this has motivated him to publish three works—two student textbooks Excursiones: An Invitation to Spanish, and Expediciones: An Invitation to Spanish, and a Laboratory Manual for language learners.

    Most recently, Morin is teaching Spanish and coordinating the Mexican American Studies Program at Del Mar College. He advises undergraduate students in their pursuit of higher degrees. 

    MA Texas A&M Kingsville; PhD Candidate University of Iowa

    Joseph Ruiz

    Director, Financial Aid Services

    Joseph RuizMr. Joseph Ruiz was born and raised in Kingsville, Texas, where he still lives today. Joseph began his career working for various non-profit organizations, The Institute of Rural Development and The LULAC National Education Service Center. The major focus of these non-profit organizations was to serve historically underrepresented populations and their need for basic life skills training, education and career development, and breaking a cycle of poverty, which plagued a six-county area in the South Texas.

    Joseph went on to work for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the Office of Student Financial Aid where he held titles of Financial Aid Outreach Advisor, Assistant Director, and Associate Director. Joseph is now the Director of Financial Aid Services at Del Mar College and he continues to look for ways to innovate and inform students, parents, faculty, and staff on the complexities of the financial aid process.

    BA Political Science, Spanish, Texas A&M Kingsville; MS Education Administration, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    Gregory Sanchez

    Instructor of Management Development, Business & Entrepreneurship

    Gregory SanchezGreg Sanchez is a Corpus Christi native, born and raised, and a graduate of Del Mar College.  He has been an employee of Del Mar College for over seven years.  Currently, Greg is an instructor of Management in the Business Administration and Entrepreneurship (BAEN) department.  Positions and duties with Del Mar College have included being a computer lab assistant, adjunct professor, and academic advisor.  Greg became interested in business while attending school at Del Mar College and while working for a local small business.  

    As an instructor, it is important for him to provide quality instruction and to be available to students.  Greg believes the relationship between the teacher and student is a reciprocal relationship built on trust, honor, and understanding - "I learn from you as much as you learn from me. " It is his hope to provide a sense of balance and consistency in other's lives, and to instill drive in his students.  In his free time, Greg enjoys time with family and friends, meditation, music, movies, exercising, reading, watching baseball, football, basketball, and any kind of combat sport.  He is also a collector of anything that piques his interest.  "I wish you all the best in the future.  Take care of yourself and take care of someone else."

    BA & MA, Purdue University Global

    Valton Stinson

    Director, TRIO Student Support Services
    Men of Change Organization Advisor


    Valton StinsonValton’s passion has been helping students and communities throughout Coastal Bend for 11 years. He started as a TRIO Talent Search Advisor. He was able to become Director of both Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science with Texas A&M University - Kingsville and Coastal Bend College working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds. In his roles, Valton has provided educational opportunities and access by nurturing students’ passion for pursuing and obtaining a higher education.

    Valton considers his most significant achievement to be hearing from former program participants and learning about their accomplishments in getting their degrees and other opportunities. His ultimate goal is to continue to help low-income and first-generation college students in Coastal Bend gain opportunity and access to obtaining their education in the hope that they become future leaders for their families and communities.

    BA Psychology, Sociology; MS Psychology, Texas A&M Kingsville

    Omar Villarreal

    Director, Student Success Center

    Omar VillarrealOmar currently serves as the Director of the Del Mar College Student Success Center where his team provides tutoring, success coaching, and technology assistance, among other things, for the success of our students. Omar thrives in working with populations that include first generation students and minority populations who wish to succeed!

    BA & MA, Texas A&M Kingsville

    Newman Chun Wai Wong

    Research Associate, Office of Institutional Research

    Newman WongNewman is a Research Associate in the Office of Institutional Research at Del Mar College. Originally from Hong Kong, Newman came to the United States as a high school exchange student for a year. After high school graduation, he decided to stay in the United States to further his education as a first-generation college student.

    Newman has over ten years of experiences in institutional research, assessment, and accreditation. Prior to joining Del Mar College, he worked at Hutson-Tillotson University, an historically Black college in Austin, and Midwestern State University, a Texas public liberal art university. He has taught undergraduate Introductory Sociology and Racial and Ethnic Relations courses as an adjunct faculty member. As an applied sociologist, Newman has collaborated on research projects with faculty and practitioners from different disciplines and presented findings at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals. He has also conducted research in China and Cuba. His research interests in higher education include minority students’ experiences, academic dishonesty, student affairs, and institutional effectiveness.

    Outside of work, Newman volunteers for various professional and nonprofit organizations, including as a treasurer for the Del Mar Chapter of Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) . He was honored in Class of 2020 of Corpus Christi Under 40 for his professional and community contributions. In addition, he enjoys trying different ethnic foods, yoga, traveling, and adrenaline activities, including bungee jumping and skydiving. He rappelled from a 20-story building to raise college scholarship funds for the Del Mar College Foundation twice.

    AA Sociology, Del Mar College; BA Sociology, Texas A&M Corpus Christi; MA Sociology, University of Oklahoma; MBA, Western Governors University

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