Welcome! I am in my tenth year as a faculty member in the Mathematics Department at HCC on the Dale Mabry Campus.
For Spring 2014, I am teaching Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033), Trigonometry (MAC 1114), Calculus 1 (MAC 2311) , and Calculus 3 (MAC 2313). You can view previous semesters' syllabi through the link in the left navigation menu.
All course materials (formula sheets, class notes, class lecture videos, etc.) for students who are enrolled in my courses can be accessed through MyHCC: https://hccfl.blackboard.com/
Saving animals is very important to me. My husband and I have four special-needs dogs: 2 shih tzu's (Molly and Tilly), 1 albino Pekingese (Buster), and 1 Yorkie mix (Rudy). Molly is blind in one eye. Tilly couldn't get adopted because she tried to bite everyone (though she is doing much better with that now!). Buster was thrown from a moving car when his owners decided they didn't want him anymore. Rudy is the healthiest of the group; he just has limited sight in one eye and his hearing is a little impaired.
We also rescued three cats: Oliver, Lila, and Squirrel. Oliver is the ginger (orange) one and Lila is the calico one in the picture below. Squirrel got her unusual name due to her excessively bushy tail.
Rudy Oliver & Lila Squirrel
My husband and I both volunteer with Lost Angels Animal Rescue and sometimes serve as foster parents. All of our dogs were adopted from Lost Angels, and I hope the next time you are considering getting a pet, you will RESCUE one! If you would like more information about our rescue group, please visit www.lostangelsanimalrescue.org.
When getting a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter or animal rescue organization. And have your pet spayed or neutered (it extends their lives up to 3 years)! Keep in mind:
Every day in the US, 10,000 people are born but 70,000 puppies and kittens are born.
Over 50% of dogs and 70% of cats that go to shelters get euthanized.
Approximately 25% of animals in shelters are purebreds.
Between 6 and 8 million animals per year are euthanized in the U.S.