Local residents inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Those initiated were: Amir Ali of Sugar Land initiated at University of Houston Adeena Arain of Sugar Land initiated at University of Houston Carlos Rodriguez of Missouri […]

Wharton County Junior College selects NISOD excellence award recipients

Wharton County Junior College instructors are being recognized for their dedication to their particular fields of study by the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Seven WCJC instructors will receive NISOD Excellence Awards at the annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, scheduled for May 25-28 in Austin. Honorees include: • Dana […]

WCJC welding instructor builds character while teaching skills

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

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

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

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 […]

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