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Welcome and thank you for your service. Please allow us to assist you with both your employment and educational needs. You should be able to find all of the information you need regarding Veteran Recruitment at Texas State Technical College on this website.

On October 21, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. TSTC Veteran Recruitment will be presenting a LIVE Q&A session. Guests will include Human Resources and Career Services. This will be your time to listen to the respective areas presentations and ask any questions you may have about the employment process at TSTC, job outlook for programs offered at TSTC and any other questions you have about the recruitment process for veterans




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Live Session

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1:00-1:10 p.m. | Human Resources Presentation
1:10-1:20 p.m. | Career Services Presentation
1:20-1:30 p.m. | Veteran Recruitment Presentation


Meet The Team

Kenneth Buford

Director of Veteran Recruitment
(346) 239-3413

Kenneth Buford is responsible for developing networks statewide through the cultivation of interpersonal, military, and civilian relationships guiding Veterans and their dependents successfully through the educational process while assisting each in the building of strategic plans for the obtainment of technical training, employment, and a financially sustainable future.

Utilizing his professional military and civilian experience to assist TSTC in the building of long-lasting bonds between the college itself, veteran organizations and the community. Kenneth recognizes these bonds will serve as bridges connecting veterans, their dependents, and the broader community to the types of educational resources and experiences necessary to attain higher-paying employment and financial stability.

Joseph Ovalle

Senior Executive Director 
of Talent Acquisition

(469) 820-6801

Joseph Ovalle joined TSTC as Sr Executive Director of Talent Acquisition in July, 2019.  Prior to joining TSTC, Joseph worked as a Recruiting Manager for an upstream oil/gas exploration and production company based in the Permian Basin.

His prior experience also includes work as a recruiting and human resources manager for a downstream oil/gas company based in Corpus Christi and for an engineering, procurement, and construction company based in Fort Worth.  Joseph attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Texas, where he pursued a degree in economics.

Hunter Henry

Career Services 

(724) 613-2435

Hunter Henry is an experienced recruiter, interviewer, and career professional. Driven by a commitment to both service and excellence, he takes pride in providing the most relevant and impactful career advice possible.

As a member of the Career Services team, his goals include working to help TSTC students and alumni become top job candidates in their field, and meeting the workforce needs of this great state. In tandem with the full Career Services team, he works diligently to connect industry statewide with skilled and qualified TSTC students and alumni.

Yulonda Durst

Coordinator of Student Recruitment
(346) 239-3426

She brings to the role of Coordinator of Student Recruitment the passion that is needed to be an effective leader;  understanding that numbers may matter, but people matter the most.

Her eight years' experience in Higher  Education from Lamar Institute of Technology, provides her with the advantage to be a strategic leader who understands that planning and execution leads to rewarding end results. She believes honest, hard work is the ladder one needs to succeed in life.

Yulonda is dedicated to helping others reach their fullest potential. As the Coordinator of Student Recruitment for  Texas State Technical College, Yulonda uses her expertise to build and maintain a team that is self-motivated, with a drive and vigor that will reach beyond any obstacles as they lead students down a path of success.

Graciela Garcia

Graciela Garcia 

Sr. Talent Recruiter 
(956) 364-4045

I am a TSTC Alumni of Spring 2013, graduating with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology and ultimately received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in Management in Fall of 2016. I started my Talent Acquisition career at a textile manufacturing company performing all functions of Human Resources. I then transitioned into a concentration in Talent Acquisition for a staffing firm and most recently at TSTC. I have experience with full cycle recruiting from all touch points in the hiring platform.

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