Donna came to our NCTC Department of Institutional Advancement as the Director of Grants in November 2010. Her career path to that position was not a direct, nor a traditional route, but somewhere along her career path, Donna found that serving students in pursuing their education and career dreams was where she wanted to focus her time and talents.
Donna is a Texas panhandle native where she migrated a short distance south to Lubbock to earn her degrees from Texas Tech University. She received a BBA in Marketing and a MBA in Finance. This financial background led her to employment opportunities in business development marketing; and sales, leadership, and branch management training development for financial institutions in Dallas, Texas.
Donna and her family relocated to the Pilot Point area in 2000 where she first became employed with Pilot Point ISD as the District Parent Liaison, as well as continuing her volunteer work with PTA, sports booster clubs and community-based programs. During her time with Pilot Point ISD, Donna worked with federal programs at each campus, supplemental leadership, decision management and the high school college and career advising program.
Donna’s experience in training program research, development , delivery and evaluation; strategic and progressive planning; plus, her work with federal and state competitive grant program management help provide her a steady foundation for the Director of Grants position. She is enthusiastic about being involved with and learning more about grant solicitation and management at the college level.
Donna is an avid sports fan, with a special love for basketball ranging from local youth teams, to area high school, NCAA and especially the Dallas Mavericks. She has two daughters in college at Texas Tech University and Oklahoma State University. Donna has been involved with United Way, Miracle Network Telethon, church activities and community & school programs.