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Del Mar College Recognizes Distinguished Service and Contributions of Retired Music Professor Philip Hii, Board of Regents Approves “Professor Emeritus” Status Today





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Guitarist, recording artist and former DMC educator leaves legacy of influencing innumerable students and music world during 35-year career with College’s Music Department

Article by Melinda Eddleman

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While with Del Mar College, Hii dedicated countless hours recruiting prospective students for classical guitar training and preparing current students for general performances and those for DMC and community fundraising events. He also contributed several musical arrangements for guitar ensemble that were created to fit the musical and pedagogical needs of his students.

Hii also provided pedagogical training to high school students during summer guitar camps, expanding the foundation these young musicians had already built and preparing them for advanced training at the College level.

As an advisor and educational leader, the professor mentored students during their own journeys to become accomplished musicians and educators. Colleagues and former guitar students alike recognized Hii for generously sharing his experiences and expertise, specifically to students-turned-teachers who now instruct flourishing guitar programs at area high schools.

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Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.

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