Longtime TSTC in Sweetwater Employee Recognized with Statewide Award

Special to the Reporter
Staff Writer

Patricia Carpio is one of the first people prospective students meet when they start the registration process at Texas State Technical College.
Carpio, 46, is a support services specialist who administers the Texas Success Initiative Assessment to determine students are ready to start regular classes. She also proctors nursing and automotive technology tests, along with midterm and final exams.
"I am the contact for all four West Texas campuses for testing issues," Carpio said.
She also works with new student orientations and open house activities.
"I love coming to work each day because I feel like I play a small part in so many students' lives by getting them started on their paths to their future," Carpio said. "I get to know the students in the beginning, and when I see them at the end when they are graduating, it gives me happiness knowing that they have accomplished something so important to them."
Carpio was recently named a TSTC Chancellor's Excellence Award recipient for her contributions to the technical college. She was the only employee from TSTC's four West Texas campuses to receive the honor. She and 15 other TSTC employees statewide will be honored later this month at the National Institute for Staff and Organization Development awards dinner and celebration in Austin.