Marketing & Outreach Staff
Barbara Merlo, Director
Phone: 254-526-1999 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara started at CTC in fall of 2003 after 15 years as a military spouse with various marketing and recreation jobs with the Army in California, Kansas and Europe. She has an MS in Advertising from Northwestern and a BS in Journalism from Arkansas State University. She enjoys working on special events and community causes.
Bruce Vasbinder, Coordinator
Phone: 254-526-1224 | Email: email@example.com
Bruce began his CTC career in the summer of 2004 as the Intramural Sports Director in the Physical Education Department. He joined the Marketing & Outreach team in November 2005 with almost 20 years experience in public/community relations from his tenure with Sprint Corporation. He holds a BBA–Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Bruce is also a CTC part-time physical education instructor.
Sue Payne, Webmaster
Phone: 254-526-1400 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue began working at CTC in April, 1994, spending the first 5 years as an Office Specialist for the Dean, Instructional Services. In 1999, after earning her A.A.S., Computer Science (Business Programmer/ Analyst) from CTC, she was promoted to the position of Assistant Webmaster within the Computer Services Department (now Information Technology). A 2003 reorganization moved Sue from the IT Dept into Marketing. She earned her BS Information Technology (BSIT) degree in Dec 2004 and in Dec 2005 was promoted to Webmaster.
Erica Stemmons-White, Assistant Webmaster
Phone: 254-526-1470 | Email: email@example.com
Erica joined the Marketing & Outreach team March 2006, with a background in web design and graphic design. She was previously the Web Administrator at a local university in New Orleans, where she received her BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. In August 2010, she received her MBA from Texas A&M Central Texas. As a transplant to the Central Texas area from New Orleans, she enjoys spending time with her two young sons.
Donna Duran, Computer Graphics Specialist
Phone: 254-526-1567 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna has been the Graphic Design Specialist with Desktop Publishing since November 1994. She brought with her 10 years of experience as a Technical Illustrator for a national laboratory. When she’s not creating top-notch CTC publications, she stays busy as a single mom raising her three children.
Bobbi Shaw, Computer Graphics Specialist
Phone: 254-526-1786 | Email: email@example.com
Bobbi joined the Marketing and Outreach Department in April 2010 bringing with her five years experience as a graphic designer and an A.A.S. in graphics. Previously, Bobbi worked for three years in the CTC Graphics & Printing Department designing layouts and teaching students to use graphic design software. She has also worked for the Killeen Daily Herald and as a freelance graphic designer. In her spare time Bobbi likes traveling, attending concerts, designing projects and spending time with family and friends.
Kimberley Christian, Director of Enrollment Marketing & Outreach
Phone: 254-526-1223 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberley was born in North York, Ontario, Canada and grew up in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Kimberley moved to Central Texas in July 1997 and is proud to call Texas “home.” She began working at Central Texas College in May of 2003 and was promoted to Director, Enrollment Marketing & Outreach in November 2010. She has a BS in Sociology and Minor in Psychology from Texas A & M – Central Texas and is pursuing her Master of Science. In addition to serving on the Board of Heritage House of Central Texas, Kimberley also serves on the GKCC Public Education Committee and her in spare time enjoys volunteering in the community, traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and gardening.
John Ellison, Coordinator NCPACE Recruiting & Retention
Phone: 254-526-1227 | Email: email@example.com
John Ellison has been serving as the NCPACE Coordinator, Recruiting & Retention, in the Marketing & Outreach Department since July 2012 where he works with NCPACE, PFEC, and Europe Campus in their recruiting and retention efforts. Prior to this position, he initially started his work for Central Texas College in September 2011 as an Office Assistant for the college Comptroller’s office. John is a retired Army Sergeant First Class with experience in Personnel Management, Recruiting, and Logistics which span over a 20 year period. He has an Associate Degree in Computer Science Information Technology from Central Texas College, and currently taking courses toward his Bachelor’s of Arts and Applied Science from Texas A&M – Commerce. John’s short-term goal is to complete his Bachelor’s Degree, then his Master’s Degree; John’s long-term goal is to one day be a Professor at Central Texas College and help others achieve their educational goals. John is married to Ms. Judy Ellison, and they have four children (Chase, Noah, Miracle, and Marcus). Although John is not originally from the great state of Texas, he has called Texas home since 2001 and plans to remain here indefinitely.
Joy Row, Coordinator Recruitment Communications
Phone: 254-526-1223 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy received her undergraduate degree in business administration and a teaching certificate in 1998. She worked as a high school business education teacher before becoming a government contractor for Central Texas College in 2004 at Fort Lewis, Washington. In 2007, Row returned to school for a master’s degree and while studying at the University of Texas at San Antonio, she worked on several research projects, including a study on financial literacy which was published. In 2009, Row graduated from the MBA program at UTSA with a concentration in marketing. After relocating to the Killeen area, she again worked as a government contractor for CTC in the NCO Lead program on Fort Hood; fulfilling a professional goal of being an instructor for soldiers. As a member of the Marketing and Outreach team, Row’s duties include helping to build and maintain communications with students via e-mail, social media and other tools, reaching out to the community to further support CTC’s retention and promotional efforts and assisting with ongoing enrollment management marketing for both current and prospective students.