News about Weatherford College
By Linda Bagwell
Special to The Community News
Weatherford College is inviting the public to submit nominations for two of WC’s highest honors - Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Alumni. The individuals selected will be recognized at Homecoming festivities on April 2.
Anyone can submit a nomination. All nominations must be submitted on an official nomination form available in the WC Institutional Advancement Office in the Mince Administration Building on the Weatherford campus, 225 College Park Drive. Forms also are accessible on the Alumni Association Web site at www.wc.edu/alumni.
Deadline for submission is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Each nominee must:
Weatherford College officials are celebrating a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Title III grant, worth $2 million, is designated to strengthen institutions by providing funding for new programs that the College otherwise would not be able to provide.
Projected to be funded over a period of five years through the “Strengthening Postsecondary Institutions” program, will fund three new initiatives at WC’s Educations Center at Mineral Wells-an occupational therapy assistant program, a physical therapy assistant program, and a health professions academic support center.
It will also give $250,000 to the WC Foundation’s scholarship endowment.
The Vocational Nursing program at Weatherford College is offering the entrance test for individuals who are interested in making application for the class that begins in January 2011. All applicants are required to take the LVN COMPASS entrance test at the WC Testing Center. Interested applicants should call 817-594-5471, ext. 6383, to schedule an appointment to take the test. The cost is $25.
Individuals interested in applying to the Vocational Nursing program must submit completed applications, including proof of two Hepatitis B immunizations, by the end of the business day on Sept.30, 2010. For more information about the application process, individuals can contact Karen Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-594-5471, ext. 6259.
Those interested in learning to weld or wanting to improve welding skills will have ample opportunity at the Weatherford College Education Center Mineral Wells this fall. A variety of evening classes are scheduled beginning in September.
“Basic Shielded Metal ARC Welding” covers basic maintenance and structural welding techniques and applications. Topics include principles of arc welding, selection of electrodes and amperage settings for various materials.
In “Shielded Metal ARC Welding,” the theory of shielded metal arc welding processes are explained. Topics include skills necessary in the welding process and the selection of materials and
By Brent Baker
PUYALLUP, Wash. – Unlike the local NFL team, one local cowboy actually performed well in Washington Sunday.
Former Weatherford College rodeo athlete Clif Cooper earned the biggest win of his pro career when he roped a calf in 8.0 seconds in the final round of the Justin Boots Playoffs Sept. 12 at the Puyallup (Wash.) Fair and Events Center.
Cooper, a Decatur native, won $13,500 overall and moved from 18th to seventh place in Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings, assuring him a spot in the Justin Boots Championships, Sept. 23-25 in Omaha, Neb.
“I was thinking, ‘I won it. I can’t believe it. I won it!” he told prorodeo.com. “Guys started giving me high-fives…I couldn’t believe it. It is just now starting to sink in.”
In preparation for its 10-year review with its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Weatherford College officials are requesting feedback from residents in its service-area communities in Parker, Wise, Palo Pinto, Hood and Jack Counties. A survey asking for input identifying areas for student improvement is available on the College’s Web site, and interested respondents are asked to complete the short but comprehensive survey to assess WC’s success in meeting students’ needs.
WC to enhance nursing laboratory
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today (June 21) that Weatherford College was among 22 community colleges across the state receiving more than $3.84 million in grant funds to help finance equipment purchases for new career and technical education programs that support fast-growing industries. The grant money from the Job Building Fund helps Texans get technical training for careers in high-demand occupations.
“This money will help schools buy specialized equipment and training materials to support work force development programs, continuing education training courses, and certificate and associate degree programs experiencing rapidly increasing enrollment,” Combs said.