“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”
That quote by Vince Lombardi sums up why Frank Huckabee is firmly committed to helping his students at our Mobile Campus be the best they can be.
Mr. Huckabee is the chairperson of our Process Control Engineering Technology (PCET) degree program at Mobile. He is a Remington College veteran, having been with the College for almost 15 years.
Long-Time Remington College Instructor Focused on Technology
Mr. Huckabee started working at our then-named “Southeast College of Technology” in October 1997. Over the years, he has taught Electronics, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking Technology, and Computer and Network Administration. In October 2009, he became the chairperson for the newly created Process Control Engineering Technology program.
“I went to work in a local high school a few years ago, but I came back to Remington after seven weeks. Why? He said, “Because Remington has always been a hands-on learning environment. Our students are here not just to get an education, but to work hard toward achieving a lifelong change. I believe that great rewards can be gained through hard work, and those are the same values that Remington tries to instill in our students.”
How Involvement with Process Control Field Began
Mobile’s Director of Education Cindy McMillan explained how the program and Mr. Huckabee’s involvement with it began: “Several years ago, people from local industries approached our Campus and said that there was soon to be an overwhelming need for people in the Process Control field. They mentioned that the work force in this area was aging and that few people were training to fill those positions.”
“Frank took those words to heart and has worked tirelessly in helping to develop what has become our Process Control Engineering Technology degree program. He has a heart and a passion for the subject. He truly understands the niche that schools like Remington College fill in our community and the benefit we can provide to our students. He has developed strong relationships with local businesses. He has become a respected member of the Gulf Coast Process Control Alliance. When prospective students stop by his labs, Frank gets them so excited about his program that they can’t wait to sign up.”
Rooted in the Mobile, Alabama, Process Control and Technology Community
Mr. Huckabee, who has seven children and eight grandchildren, was born and raised in Mobile. He joined the Air Force in 1973 and was an Inflight Refueling Instructor for about 12 years – most of his Air Force career. After retiring from the Air Force in 1993, he opened a computer store in Virginia but moved back to Mobile in 1997. He also worked as a process operator for Arcadian Chemical.
An ordained minister, Mr. Huckabee has been on mission trips to Brazil and Puerto Rico. He also serves on the Curriculum and Education Committee of the aforementioned Gulf Coast Process Control Alliance, a collaborative effort of education providers and their business, industry, and community advisors in the Gulf Coast region.