Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas has hired two new instructors. James Beall has joined the Wind Energy Program and is teaching several subjects, including Electricity Principals and Wind Power Delivery. Beall received an Associates degree from TSTC in 2011, where he graduated with honors. "I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge with my students," said Beall. "My goal is to get them properly trained and out into the work field." Beall lives in Sweetwater and has two children, Jason, 10 and Joseph, 9.
Donald Reynolds has joined the Applied Engineering Program and will begin teaching courses in January 2014. Reynolds, who graduated from the Robotics Program at TSTC in 1988, has been in the industry for 26 years. He will be teaching Programmable Logic Controllers (POCs), Advanced POCs, Advanced Robotics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Machine Vision. "The last 26 years has been fun, but hard," said Reynolds. "It's been a dream of mine to come back to TSTC and teach. I considered it 15 years ago, but the timing wasn't right."
When asked what he looks forward to teaching his future students Reynolds said, "Safety is the key. I want to stress that to my students. I also look forward to teaching them the inner workings of machines and how to troubleshoot them. Once they know how something works, they can troubleshoot easier."
Reynolds lives in Sweetwater with his wife, Pam, and they have four children, Jason, Jeff, Keri and Kevin. "My son, Jason, is planning to go through the Robotics courses here at TSTC soon," said Reynolds.