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Excerpt from ShaleNet NewsLetter Vol3, Issue3 (October 2013):
ShaleNET’s New Faces:
With Phase II underway, ShaleNET has added new staff members to the original team.
Dr. Donald W. Capone II
Assistant Dean for Business, Professional and Technical Education
Dr. Capone obtained his BS in Physics from Boston College, and received his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics fromTufts University. He has over 100 technical publications
and eight patents on various aspects of materials science and technology. In 1988 he received the Department of Energy Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award for his
work in Superconducting Materials Development. Dr. Capone was, until June of 2012, the Department Chair of the Petroleum Technology Program at Navarro College, Corsicana, TX. During his time as Department Chair he successfully established a thriving program offering both a Certificate and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Petroleum Technology.
Navarro College – Director, ShaleNET US Western Hub
Cassandra Dillon has over 18 years of experience in the fields of industrial engineering, environmental, risk management, occupational safety and health. Also, as an Adjunct
Professor, she lectures in the areas of emergency planning, environmental systems, logistics, engineering, risk management, safety, oil and gas. Cassandra holds a B.S.in Industrial
Engineering from Louisiana State University; an M.S in Risk Control/Safety Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
Navarro College – Case Manager, ShaleNET US Western Hub
Maria Lippart, studied marketing and communications at a liberal arts college in PA. For 24 years she worked for a defense contractor in the areas of accounts receivable, finance,
and project control. For the past year and a half she has had the pleasure of working at Navarro College, first on the Texas Juvenile Justice Department program, and now as part of the ShaleNET grant.
Navarro College – Support Technician, ShaleNET US Western Hub
Roy Cassel graduated from Navarro College with a degree in computer programmer/analyst. He is from Rice, TX, and grew up in the Corsicana area. His experience includes IT technical support, systems administration, systems engineer, automation specialist, and program engineer.