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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