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					Sunday, December 26, 2004       MIDLAND COLLEGE
                                                        People, Classes & Events
                                                                                                                                                                 Midland College is closed for the
  UPDATES                                                                                                                                                        Christmas holiday. Administrative
                                                                                                                                                               offices will open 8 a.m., Monday, Jan.
                                                                                                                                                               3, 2005 when spring semester regis-
                                                                                                                                                              tration resumes. Spring classes begin
  www.midland.edu                                        www.midland.edu/events                                        (432) 685-4500                                  Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005.


 Math, Science students receive
    awards for achievement                             MC celebrates season of successful
  Instructors from the Math/Science
Division joined Dean Dr. Margaret
Wade in a Dec. 10 lunch to honor out-
                                                         endings and new beginnings
standing students in Math and Science
programs.
                 Brandi Bell received the
                 Norma M. and Joseph M.                                                                                                                                        MC Maintenance
                 Wolfe Science
                                                                                                                                                                               Director Ken
                 Scholarship for Biology
                 majors. She works in the                                                                                                                                      Riley — who
      Bell       Biology lab and is a stu-                                                                                                                                     wears his own
                 dent in the Sul                                                                                                                                               beard most of the
Ross/Midland College Science Initiative                                                                                                                                        year — volun-
program.                                                                                                                                                                       teers his time
  Based on their achievement in the                                                                                                                                            during the holi-
Veterinary Technology program, Jennifer                                                                                                                                        day season as
Jordan, Missy Boliver and Tela Brasher                                                                                                                                         Santa’s helper at
(not pictured) received
the Barbara Magruder                                                                                                                                                           a series of college
Veterinary Technology                                                                                                                                                          and community
Scholarship for the                                                                                                                                                            events. He is pic-
spring semester.                                                                                                                                                               tured with
                              Jordan & Boliver
  Those students who                                                                                                                                                           Elizabeth Howell,
received $200 scholarships from the math                                                                                                                                       daughter of MC
              department for their academic                                                                                                                                    English faculty
              achievement and community                                                                                                                                        member, Dr.
              service were Vicky Bakhos,
                                                                                                                                                                               Pamela Howell.
              Leroy
              Chambers,
              Ashley Doran
  Bakhos      (not pictured),
              Abraham Gai,
              Christina Garza         Gai
              and Kyle Weddle.
                Tabitha                              These students
              Overby was rec-                        recently celebrat-
 Chambers ognized by Math                            ed completing
              Instructor Linda                       MC’s two-year
              Penny as the                           Associate Degree
              Outstanding            Garza
                                                     Nursing program.
              Academic Support Student               They are now pre-
              for the study of Statistics.
                                                     pared to take the
   Weddle     And, Rita West
              was recognized                         licensure exam
by Penny as the Outstanding                          that will make
Statistics Student.                                  them part of the
  El Paisano reporter/photog-                        nation’s largest
rapher Randy Rodriguez                               healthcare work-
received a $100 scholarship         Overby
                                                     force.
for outstanding media cover-
age of Math/Science division
            events.
            Honored with
                                                    Nursing grads honored in pinning ceremony
            Certificates of                            Graduates of Midland College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)         Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN-CAT) for licensure
            Appreciation for          West          program will join the ranks of the nation’s largest healthcare occupa-   as a registered nurse. Graduates of the program will be employed in
            their work as                           tion, with 2.3 million jobs. A pinning ceremony Thursday, Dec. 16        medical settings — hospitals, doctors’ offices and clinics — across
Rodriguez Biology                                   celebrated the accomplishments of the 38 students who completed the      the Permian Basin. More new jobs are expected to be created for reg-
            tutors                                  ADN program this fall. Graduates are: Reuben Alimbuyao, Kristen          istered nurses than for any other occupation.
and lab assistants                                  Atwood, *Loretta Boler (H), *Shannon Bosworth (H), *Elane Burns,            Dean of Health Sciences is Becky Hammack, EdD, RN. Associate
were Carl                                           Joseph Cantu, Rachel Curtis, Nohemi Diaz, Debra Dunson, Michael          Degree Nursing faculty are Interim Program Director Kim Bezinque,
Campanaro,                                          Duran, Mandy Garza, Pamela Handte, Anne Hartley, *Malisa                 RNC, MSN; and faculty members J. J. Coldiron, RN, MSN; Yvonne
William Ransom                                      Henderson (H), Kathleen Hutchison, *Stacey Kimbell (H), Francisco        Cruz, RN, MSN; Nancy Harris, RN, MSN, Adjunct; Susan Jones,
                        Campanaro, Ransom           Longoria, Gian Macalino, David Mahaffey, *Astin McCullough and           RN, MS, CS, LPC; Lea Keesee, RN, MSN; Kathy Kirby, RN, MSN,
and Holly Kurtz.              and Kurtz             *Charles Mendenhall.                                                     Adjunct; Debbie Korbach, RNC, MSN, WHNP; Helen Peetz, RN,
                                                       Also, *Teresa Mills (H), *Brenda Mims, Alicia Parada, Paul            MSN; Bea Price, RN, MSN, Adjunct; Patti Richard, RN, MSN;
                                                    Phonasa, *Tameka Polk (H), *Brandy Purcell (H), Lisa Rackard,            Lenora Sevcik, RN, MSN; Valerie Steiner, RNC, MSN, MA, WHNP;
                                                    Debbie Rackow, *Beverlee Reagan, Anita Samaniego, Robin                  and Patricia Sullivan, RN, MSN, Adjunct.
                                                    Saverance, Steven Spratt, Leticia Val Verde, Nancy Vogt, *Jennifer          Advisory Committee Members are Committee Chair Denise
                                                    Walker, Patricia Waterman, and Jacqueline Wilson.                        Cosner, CCRN, BSN; Doug Brodie, RN, BSN; Elane Burns, SN;
                                                       The (H) indicates the student has completed the program with hon-     Sharon Cannon, RN, EdD; Michelle Feavel, RN, BSN; Michael Hall,
                                                    ors; The * indicates the student is a member of the Student Nurses       RN, BSN; Lyndel Hilburn, RN, BSN; Shannon Kennedy, SN;
                                                    Association.                                                             Suzanne Mayer, RN; Christy McWilliams, RPh; Jill Poage, SN;
                                                       The ADN program is a two-year nursing program leading to the          Margaret Robinson, RN, MSN; Boney Salazar, RNC, MSN; Denise
                                                    degree of Associate in Applied Science. The 38 students completing       Scurlock, RN, BSN; Ann Weaver, RN, PHD; Nora Wilson, RN, BSN,
                                                    the program are prepared to take the National Council Licensure          MS; and W. C. Wilson.


                                                                                                                               Students receive scholarships for
                                                                                                                               participation in leadership conference
                                                                                                                                  Sonia Dominguez, Academic Advisor of the Student Support
                                                                                                                               Services program at Midland College, presents scholarship checks
                                                                                                                               for $100 to Marcela Rivera and Ecko Kelly. The checks were
                                                                                                                               awarded to these students as part of their participation in the Texas
                                                                                                                               Association of Student Special Services Programs (TASSSP) Student
                                                                                                                               Leadership Conference in the summer of 2004. Not pictured, but also
                                                                                                                               recipients of awards were Lathrice Easley and Ismael Lujan.
                                                                                                                                  Midland College Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally fund-
                                                                                                                               ed grant to assist 160 MC students. Participants must be citizens or
                                                                                                                               residents, as well as meet one or more of the following federal guide-
                                                                                                                               lines: first generation, income guidelines, and /or disabled, plus have
                                                                                                                               academic need. Information and applications for the program are avail-
                                                                                                                               able in the SSS offices in the Scharbauer Student Center room 104.


                                                   Students earn wings in MC’s Professional Pilot Program
                                                      Pilots Jeremy Michael Ingram-Clay, Justin Kuethe, J.R.
                                                   Henderson, Greg Smith, Peter Yoo and Brian Callahan
  This page is produced by Midland College.        completed the last courses and flights to finish MC’s
 Midland College is accredited by the Commission   Professional Pilot Program. The six will now move on to
    on Colleges of the Southern Association of     Arizona where they will complete 40 hours of jet simulator
   Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane,       training with Mesa Airlines. After finishing the simulator train-
 Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number     ing, they will interview with Mesa Airlines for a position as
  404-679-4501) to award associate degrees and     first officer. The MC program is partnered with Mesa Airlines
                    certificates.
                                                   flight training program, and MC’s instruction is geared to send-
      Midland College is an equal opportunity      ing students to Mesa for an interview and a fifth semester of
               employer/educator.
                                                   training with Mesa.

				
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