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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 […]

Students select apples for favorite instructors

Photo by John Dettling, Jr.

WCJC students choose apples to present to their favorite instructors as part of The Teacher Effect initiative. Pictured, from left, are Davariel White, Emily Abbot, Becky Hannah, Jacob Medina, Lauren Walker and Gabrielle Gonzales.

UH efforts to raise awareness for bone marrow donors

A group of University of Houston students has gained the attention of the national bone marrow registry organization, Be The Match, because of their actions to raise awareness of the critical need for donors. Niyati Vaidya is shown on the left.

By Marisa Ramirez “You feel like this is really something that makes a difference,” said Niyati Vaidya, of Sugar Land, and a health education major and treasurer of the Be The Match-University of Houston. “Just the words ‘bone marrow’ can sound scary to people.” Be The Match is a bone marrow registry of potential donors […]

Summer STEM learning opportunities available for students entering grades 6-8

The University of Houston is offering summer learning opportunities for students who will enter grades 6, 7 and 8 in the fall of 2014. Both programs promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and are provided through the University of Houston. Available are: • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer • Science Camp at the University […]

Are you ready for some baseball?

Photos by Ben Sharp

WCJC Pioneers pitcher JT Jakubik hurls the ball toward home plate during the Pioneers’ game against Colorado Bend College on Monday afternoon in Wharton. The game – which was delayed for more than an hour due to a problem obtaining an umpire – was the first of several WCJC will play in the following days. […]

Public hearing on Texas economic development and manufacturing set for May 1

The Economic & Small Business Development committee of the Texas House of Representatives will hold a public hearing at Houston Community College Central from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 1. The committee is meeting to receive testimony regarding economic development, manufacturing and workforce development in the Houston area. The location for the public hearing […]

HCC Invites public to attend open house at Missouri City Campus

Houston Community College Open House representatives will answer questions about enrollment, financial aid, testing, the High School Dual Credit Program and counseling and advising. This open house will be held Thursday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the HCC Missouri City Campus, 5855 Sienna Springs Way. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend […]

WCJC Drama students garner festival awards

WCJC Drama Department students perform a scene from Fortinbras. Association’s Pictured, foreground, left to right, are Bryson Baugus, David Hiebert, Isabella Nidever and David Hesse.  Pictured in the background, left to right, are Whitney McClendon, Jaime Gonzales and John Ramirez.

‘Fortinbras’ production receives Superior rating The third time was a charm for Wharton County Junior College drama students as they once again took top awards at the recent Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association’s Theatre Festival. Held at Blinn College in Brenham, the annual event showcases the talents of drama students from around the […]

WCJC Band presents a ‘Knight’ of Medieval selections April 1

Members of the WCJC Pioneer Band practice for their upcoming concert on April 1. From left are Caleb Korenek on trumpet, Gabrielle Gonzalez on tenor sax and Miranda Machicek on alto sax.

Knights, castles and maidens are on the bill for the Wharton County Junior College Pioneer Band’s spring concert, scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at the Horton Foote Theatre in the Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building at the Wharton campus. The annual concert will feature selections from the well-known production, Camelot, as well as an original arrangement […]

Fort Bend Friends & Neighbors Foundation scholarship applications available

Are you planning to attend a Fort Bend County campus for college next year?  Check out this scholarship.  FBFN Foundation, the charitable arm of Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors, is offering scholarships (for tuition, fees and books) to Fort Bend County students. To be eligible students must meet the following criteria:  graduated from or will […]

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