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Youth cooking camps offered this summer

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Fort Bend County will offer 2 cooking camps this summer. “Pantry2Plate” is for kids 8 – 12 years old.  Pantry2Plate is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 17, 18 and 19, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm each day.    “Pantry2Plate” teaches basic cooking skills, healthy eating […]

Academy Director Lynch heads to WPD while Guin makes new home at WCJC

Tim Guin, left, and Terry Lynch, right, are longtime friends and have worked together in law enforcement for more than a decade. Lynch will leave WCJC to become Chief of the Wharton Police Department, a job that Guin left to take a position as WCJC’s Director of Security and Public Safety.

It’s a case of trading spaces for longtime friends Terry Lynch and Tim Guin. Serving as Wharton County Junior College’s Instructor of Law Enforcement since 2006, Lynch will leave the college on May 15 to take a new post as Chief of the Wharton Police Department.  That just happens to be the same job Guin […]

WCJC announces Achievement Awards 2014

Wharton County Junior College recently presented the following students with department awards and honor certificates at the college’s annual Academic Recognition Awards:

WCJC athletes honored at annual banquet

  Wharton County Junior College student athletes had the opportunity to rest on their laurels during this week’s 51st Annual Athletic Banquet. Each athlete from the college’s three sports programs – baseball, rodeo and volleyball – received individual recognition and a few words of encouragement from their respective coaches during the event, held Tuesday in […]

WCJC Volleyball players sign Letters of Intent

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The WCJC Pioneer Volleyball Team had four sophomore players sign letters of intent during a recent Sophomore Signing Day event in order to continue their sports careers with four-year universities. Front row, from left, are WCJC players Shaughnessy Hearn from Stafford, DaVette McCall from Tarkington, Kara Mushrush from Bellville and Bethany Holub from Katy. Back […]

WCJC Music Dept. showcases student talent

WCJC student Brittany Yates, from Bay City, rehearses for the upcoming Music Department Recital, which is scheduled for Monday, April 28, on the Wharton campus. Yates will perform on both the piano and euphonium.  

From piano to euphonium to vocals, Wharton County Junior College music students will perform their favorite pieces for the public during the Music Department Recital, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 28 in the Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building on the Wharton campus. Choir Director Eddie Vandewalker is expecting quite a show. This is only the […]

Lamar CISD athletic boosters get support from youth football 

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Former Texas A&M and Houston Oiler quarterback Bucky Richardson (right) presents a check to Kevin McKeever, Lamar Consolidated High School football coach Ronald Patton and Lamar CISD Athletic Director Mike Rice. Richardson is president of Gridiron Football, a youth football league which uses high school attendance zones to form teams. In three years, Gridiron Football […]

WCJC Choir presents ‘Holy Week’ concert April 14

Members of the Wharton County Junior College’s Chamber Singers rehearse for this coming Monday’s Holy Week Concert, which features selections marking the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

  The Wharton County Junior College Choirs will mark one of the Christian church’s most reverent seasons with a concert that highlights Christ’s final days on earth. Scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton, the Holy Week Concert will center exclusively on music that recalls the events leading […]

WCJC announces May mini-term & summer 2014 walk-in & web registration

Wharton County Junior College is currently registering for the May Mini-Term and Summer 2014 semesters.   Students may register on campus or on the web through May 18 for the May Mini-Term, through June 8 for Summer I, and through July 13 for Summer II. On campus registration is held at the WCJC Richmond campus, […]

WCJC raises funds for Turtle Wing Foundation

Photo by Ben Sharp

WCJC students and the WCJC Volleyball Team cooked baked goods and sold T-shirts this past Thursday to raise funds for the Turtle Wing Foundation, which assists special needs children – and particularly those with Autism – who  live in rural areas. Volleyball Coach Brianna Florus organized this week’s fundraiser. Her sister-in-law helped found the Turtle […]

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