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WCJC & UHSL schedule joint open house & advising night October 17

Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) and the University of Houston Sugar Land (UHSL) will hold a joint Open House and Advising Night on Thursday, October 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Susan Ryon Davis Multipurpose Room in Brazos Hall located at 14004 University Blvd. at U.S. Highway 59, Sugar Land. Prospective students can […]

WCJC Choir to host dinner fundraiser October 19

Wharton County Junior College Choir Director Eddie Vandewalker helps students to prepare for the choir’s upcoming dinner fundraiser. Debra Lemson accompanies the students as they practice choral music with a twist for A Classic Laugh. Photo by Kevin Farley

The WCJC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present A Classic Laugh featuring a dinner along with classic music with a comedy twist on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. in the WCJC Pioneer Student Center with concert to follow in the Horton Foote Theatre, Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building both on the […]

Branded to perform at WCJC September 28

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The 2012 Inspirational Country Music Vocal Duo of the Year, Branded, will perform at Wharton County Junior College on Saturday, Sept. 28 to raise funds for the WCJC Pioneer Band to entertain our nation’s military next spring. Admission is $10 per person for the 7 p.m. concert in Horton Foote Theatre. Tickets for the Branded […]

AgriLife Extension asking Texans to participate in national Child Passenger Safety Week

Family and consumer science experts with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are urging Texans to participate in the nationwide Child Passenger Safety Week, now through September 21. . “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are among the main causes of death for children,” said Bev Kellner, AgriLife Extension coordinator for […]

WCJC receives Minority Education Innovation Award

Pictured left to right Rebecca McElroy, department head of psychology and sociology and instructor of psychology, Robin Nealy, developmental studies department head, and instructor of English and Ava Humme, instructor of humanities and English.

During the recent 2013 Every Student Can Developmental Education Course Redesign Summit, hosted by the Texas Higher Education Journal and the P-20 Institute for African American Student Success, Wharton County Junior College received the Minority Education Innovation Award. The award was presented by the P-20 Institute’s national Board of Advisors to two- and four-year institutions […]

Fundraiser for WCJC Pioneer Band to help entertain U.S. Military

The 2012 Inspirational Country Music Vocal Duo of the Year, Branded, will perform at Wharton County Junior College on Saturday, Sept. 28 to raise funds for the WCJC Pioneer Band to entertain our nation’s military next spring. Admission is $10 per person for the 7 p.m. concert in Horton Foote Theatre. Branded blends the talents […]

Strayer University launches “Graduation Fund Plus”

In an effort to address college affordability, Strayer University will begin a program this fall for new students in Texas that puts a plan into action. With 9 campuses in the Houston area, including one in Stafford, Strayer University is a “leading postsecondary institution that serves working adults. “The plan works like this: for every […]

Inaugural golf classic on Sept. 21 to fund WCJC scholarships

To provide scholarships for Wharton County Junior College students, the college will host its inaugural invitational golf classic on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Wharton Country Club, with all proceeds benefitting the WCJC President’s Scholarship Fund. The four-player scramble will have separate 18-hole shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Teams are now forming […]

The peak of hurricane season was September 10

Tuesday, Sept. 10, marked the peak of hurricane season www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/images/peakofseason.gif. While we have not had a storm impact the coast of Texas in a significant way so far this hurricane season, many storms impacting Texas shores take place in September and October; therefore, it is important to stay vigilant and make sure you have a […]

WCJC Motion capture video system & game development degree program moves to Richmond campus

When classes in the Wharton County Junior College computer simulation and game development degree program move from the college’s Sugar Land campus to its Richmond campus this fall, students will have access to an eight camera motion capture system. Motion capture technology enables students to film an actor making the movements they want to incorporate […]

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