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WCJC graduates 23 students in nursing program


Wharton County Junior College is pleased to announce the recent graduation of  23 students from its Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program offered at the WCJC Sugar Land Campus.The graduates pictured front row left to right include: Kaylyn Schneider of Sealy, Esther Saugar-Velasco of Sugar Land, Katherine Noriega of Guy, Sara Mays and […]

Food handlers course offered February 21

A food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is being brought to the area by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fort Bend County. The class is scheduled for Friday, February 21 starting at 9:00 am at […]

Starting your college career: Prepare and place at the right level

Students new to Houston Community College are required to take the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment test. The TSI Assessment determines new students’ preparation level for reading, writing and math, and places them in the most appropriate level of courses based on their college readiness. Preparing for the TSI Assessment test is critical to […]

Wharton County Junior College registration for classes online January 2 – January 20

Registration in person through January 17 If job training is one of your resolutions for the new year, then now is the time to register for classes at Wharton County Junior College. Registration is available online through January 20, or in-person, January 2 through January 17 at the college’s four campuses located in Wharton, Richmond, […]

Lunches of Love receives grant from FBJSL


The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) recently awarded a $5,000 Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grant to Lunches of Love (LOL) for their “Weekend Edition”. LOL’s Weekend Edition feeds approximately 700 chronically hungry children on weekends. Many children living in families facing food insecurity rely on school lunches as their only meal of the day. […]

GT Academy Students selected to present at Rice University Poetry Reading 


Thirteen GT Academy students and one Academy alumni presented poetry during a recent poetry reading hosted by Rice University. The students were selected to take part in the event after submitting poetry they wrote based on their experience at the university’s “Words & Art” event, held at the Marshland by Gaia Exhibit, which featured floor […]

WCJC’s 5K Stride and Stroll a success

Wharton County Junior College 5K Stride and Stroll winners include pictured left to right: Richard Delmar of Fulshear, First Place in the 50 and over age category, Debbie Rychlik of Richmond, First Female to finish the race, John Murphree of Richmond, First Place in the 13 and under age category, Jesse Gutierrez of Wharton, First Place in the 30-49 age group category, John Herrera, First Male to finish the race and First Place Male in the 14-29 age group category, Donna Wooten of Wharton, Oldest Female Strider, and Robert Osborne of East Bernard, Oldest Male Strider. Photo by John Dettling, Jr.

The Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) Senior Citizen Program recently held a 5K Stride & Stroll fundraiser with proceeds from the fundraiser benefitting the program. The WCJC Senior Citizen Program provides hot meals and a variety of services to adults 60 year and older who reside in Wharton County.  The stride and stroll raised over […]

Cupcake Fun coming on January 3

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Fort Bend County invites kids 8 – 12 years old to participate in Cupcake Fun! on Friday, January 3, from 9 am – 12 noon.  The workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn to decorate and design cupcakes for holidays and events. Those attending will take home cupcakes which […]

WCJC Golf Tournament a success

In the morning flight, the first place winner was the team sponsored by Jonnie Svatek. Team members pictured, left to right are Richard Lesak, Bryce Kocian, Philip Wuthrich, and Svatek. Svatek received the first place trophy from WCJC President Betty McCrohan. Photo by Kevin Farley.

Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) recently held its inaugural invitational golf classic at the Wharton Country Club with proceeds  from the tournament benefitting the WCJC President’s Scholarship Fund. The tournament raised $10,000 for scholarships. The four-player scramble had a full slate of teams in both flights.  “I want to extend a special thank you  to […]

Pesticide Recertification Course scheduled

A Pesticide Recertification Course for Agriculture and Structural Applicators is scheduled for Thursday, December 12, at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (Building D) Rosenberg. The course will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15p.m. Five (5) CEU’s will be awarded in the following categories for Agriculture Applicators: 3-General, 1-Law & Regulations, 1-Drift Minimization. Five (5) […]

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