June 2024

Wharton County Junior College e-Newsletter

NURSING GRADUATES

Thirty-one students have earned their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing from WCJC. A pinning ceremony was held at the conclusion of the Spring 2024 semester on the Wharton campus.



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NEW CARPENTRY COURSE


WCJC will offer a new 10-week course, Introduction to Carpentry, at the Bay City campus beginning on July 16. The course is part of the college's construction trades training program.


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SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM


Two WCJC science students will spend their summer conducting high-level research at Rice University. Through the BioNetworks Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) Program, WCJC students Gabriela Medina of Richmond and Philip Salinas of Wallis will spend 10 weeks on research projects under Rice University professors.

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BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN

Elected members of the WCJC Board of Trustees were officially sworn in during the May meeting. Pictured above is State District Judge Randy Clapp, left, swearing in new board member Terry Lynch, who was elected to Position 7. Pictured below is J. Paul Pope, who was re-elected to Position 6.

AGREEMENT WITH TWU


WCJC is collaborating with Texas Woman's University to make it easier for students to transfer. A memorandum of understanding and an articulation agreement were signed earlier this spring.


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RECEPTION FOR GERTSON


WCJC recently held a reception for outgoing Board of Trustees member Danny Gertson. Family and friends were in attendance. An East Bernard resident, Gertson served on the board for more than three decades.

COLLEGE RETIREMENTS

WCJC has accepted the retirements of several long-time employees. Retirees were presented with resolutions adopted by the WCJC Board of Trustees.



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