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Laura Hays - Professor

Contact Information:

Community Service Center — Building B — Cosmetology
4601 North 19th
Waco, TX 76708
lhays@mclennan.edu

Office Hours
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. M-F
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Professional Background

  • Licensed Cosmetologist for 31 years
  • 28 years of teaching experience at McLennan Community College
  • Currently serves as the Director of the Cosmetology Programs as well as teaching the Esthetician Program.

I strive to create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. This positive environment includes respect for my students, understanding and implementing learning styles, creating an effective lesson to reach each learner, actively listening to student’s ideas and questions, demonstrating my passion and love for the Cosmetology/Esthetic industry as well as my passion for teaching.

Students tend to mimic their surroundings. Energy, excitement, motivation, and professionalism are areas I strive to achieve every day!

Sarah Fielding - Administrative Assistant

Contact Information:

Community Service Center — Building B. — Cosmetology
4601 North 19th
Waco, TX 76708
sfielding@mclennan.edu

Professional Background

  • Administrative Assistant for 40 years

I tell people all the time how much I love my job. I work with an amazing group of women! Interacting with students and clients is the best. I strive each day to put our students first. Their success is very important to our department. And we have the best clients!

Melanie Hill - Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Community Service Center — Building B — Cosmetology
4601 North 19th
Waco, TX 76708
mhill@mclennan.edu

Office Hours
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. M-F
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Professional Background

  • Licensed Cosmetologist for 12 years
  • Teaching Experience: 2.5 years at ITS Academy of Beauty in Denton, TX; 6 months as Educator for Indira Salon in Carrolton, TX; 1 year as Educator for Pure Salon in Valley Ranch, TX; 1 year at McLennan Community College
  • Currently teaches Semester I Cosmetology.

I find the most rewarding experiences in the classroom or lab with my students when they have that “ah-hah” moment or something just “clicks”. Also, I love when we have deep discussions about real-world experiences in cosmetology and in life. I enjoy all of the questions and thoughts that the students have and their desire to truly understand things on a deeper level. Those moments thrill me and fuel my passion for teaching.

Rosie Tull - Professor

Contact Information

Community Service Center — Building B — Cosmetology
4601 North 19th
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 299-8705
rtull@mclennan.edu

Office Hours
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. M-F
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Professional Background

  • Licensed Cosmetologist for 40 years
  • Owned two Hair Salons in Dallas (10 years) and Hewitt (4 ½ years).
  • Still work as an active stylist in the Hewitt area.
  • Teaching Experience: 11 years at McLennan Community College and 3 ½ years at Hill College.
  • Currently teach Semester III in the Cosmetology Department, Nail Enhancements, Salon Development, Skin Care/Makeup, and Preparation State Exam.

I strive to create a positive environment for our students by helping them with their study habits and help prepare them for their State Licensing Exam. This is an accomplishment for our students and they are excited to go to the next chapter of their lives. This will help them have success in the beauty industry once they graduate. I love teaching students about such a wonderful career that can last a lifetime. It excites me to help people feel good about themselves.