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WCJC welding instructor builds character while teaching skills

WCJC Welding Instructor Aaron Dittmar instructs students on the finer points of arc welding during a demonstration on the Wharton campus. An accomplished welder, Dittmar is also a past WCJC graduate.

Wharton County Junior College Welding Instructor Aaron Dittmar has always loved working with metal. He just never saw himself teaching others how to do it. “I’m not big on being in the spotlight,” the Wharton native explains. With his reserved nature and strong work ethic, Dittmar could easily have found fulfillment honing his craft for […]

Fort Bend Aggie Moms Club gives out 31 scholarships

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This year was a busy year for the Texas A&M  University Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club.  They were able to raise $29,000 for 31 student scholarships and 17 Texas A&M student organizations through participating at the Texas A&M Aggie Moms’ Parents’ Weekend Boutique, by having tamale and poinsettia fund raisers, and by selling their annual Scholarship Raffle tickets. The Fort […]

Wharton County Junior College holds 68th commencement exercises

Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) recently held its  68th  Commencement Exercises with 322 graduates receiving either an associate of arts degree, associate of applied science degree, or associate of arts in teaching degree (215 graduates participated in the commencement ceremony).  The Outstanding Service Award, the President’s Award, and Dean’s Awards were presented at the ceremony. […]

WCJC Nursing Program graduates 23

Photo by John Dettling, Jr.

Wharton County Junior College is pleased to announce the recent graduation of 23 students from its Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program. The graduates pictured first row left to right include: Andrea Wieghart of Needville, Janie Rodriguez of Boling, Sandra Dawe of Katy, Debbie Morales of Richmond, Lisa Bexley of Fulshear, Jessica Hopper […]

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 […]

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