Business Faculty and Staff

Photo Not Available Andy Delaney
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Andy Delaney has over 40 years of management and small business ownership experience. Specifically, he has been involved in the operation and ownership of restaurants, retail stores, repair services and is currently involved in several small business projects. Andy is a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He has a strong education background in psychology and a master of business administration. Andy has been on the TMCC faculty since 1989.
Photo Not Available Diana McCoy
Professor, Economics
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Diana McCoy graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1974, with majors in business economics and anthropology. She earned her master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978. After teaching economics part-time at California State University, Hayward for a year, she moved to Truckee. There, she enjoyed skiing and swimming and taught economics part-time at the University of Nevada, Reno. The commute from Truckee to Reno was grueling, especially in winter, so she moved to Sparks in 1981, and has lived in Reno/Sparks since that time. In the spring of 1982 Diana taught an economics class at TMCC. Later that semester, she was hired as a full-time economics instructor at the college.
Marie Murgolo-Poore Photo Marie Murgolo-Poore
Dean, Business Division

Marie Murgolo-Poore came to TMCC from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. She has a Ph.D. and master's degree in commerce with emphases in marketing, and a bachelor of arts degree in communications. She has taught at universities in the USA, Australia, West Indies, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. She had an active and productive research and publication career. Prior to working at Curtin University of Technology, she spent 18 years in corporate marketing communications management and consultancy roles in both the United States and Australia.
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Ben C. Scheible
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Ben Scheible has been a professor of real estate at TMCC since 1998 where he teaches real estate pre-licensing courses. He has also taught introduction to business, various computer applications courses, business law and political science. Ben graduated from Stanford University with distinction in 1975. He earned a law degree at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1982 and practiced law in California for approximately 15 years before coming to the college. He is also a licensed real estate broker-salesperson in Nevada and a licensed real estate broker in California. Ben is a published author of numerous real estate continuing education booklets and the following pre-license textbooks. Ben takes great pride in the following awards:

  • Teacher of the Year, TMCC 2003
  • Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence, TMCC 2004
  • Educator of the Year Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors, 2003 and 2005
Photo Not Available Phil Smilanick

Phil Smilanick is a certified public accountant in Nevada and has over 16 years of audit, tax and management consulting experience in a large public accounting firm environment. He has a bachelor's and master's of business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he also taught for five years as a full-time lecturer. Phil has been a court-appointed bankruptcy overseer, CFO for a public mining biotechnology company and trustee for several community bank start ups. His experience is important because it enables him to teach accounting from the industry point of view, rather than as an academic. Phil attended the University of Nevada on a golf scholarship and for many years competed in local, state and regional tournaments. He is an avid motorcyclist and participates in many track days. Phil was born and raised in Reno.
Photo Not Available Steven Streeper
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Steven M. Streeper has been teaching either part time or full time for over 30 years. After his military service during the Vietnam era, he earned advanced degrees in both economics and mathematical statistics from the University of Wyoming. Early in his career he worked as a consultant and advised small western communities on the economic and financial impact of mining developments and construction projects. He began teaching in 1973 and has taught a variety of quantitative subjects including management science and applied calculus in both private colleges and public universities. A tenured professor of economics, statistics and mathematics at TMCC since 1989, Streeper emphasizes practical application of technical expertise in order to make this knowledge relevant to students on any career path.

College News

Trellis to Remember Licata

The shade structure that a TMCC professor envisioned is completed after his death.

Nursing Program Expanding in 2015

Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program will offer new degree and move into enlarged, remodeled facility.

Calendar of Events

SGA Finance Committee Meeting

Friday, October 24
RDMT 122, Dandini Campus

DRC Disability Awareness Coalition Event

Friday, October 24
Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Dr., Reno