Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Chap Baseball schedules Tryout Camp ... NEXT WEEK

• Set for June 6 at Christensen Stadium

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College Baseball will be hosting a pro-style walk-on tryout camp. For those graduating high school seniors that are interested in joining the MC Baseball team, this will be a great opportunity to be evaluated by the coaching staff.

Monday, June 6th, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Midland College's Christensen Stadium, on N. Lamesa Road, near the intersection with Loop 250
Cost: $50

Players will:
Run a 60, field/throw from their position, and hit.

Pitchers will also:
Throw bullpen

For more information, you contact:
Hector Rodriguez, MC Baseball Assistant Coach
(432) 685-5562
hrodriguez@midland.edu

MC Photo by Forrest Allen

Thursday, May 26, 2016

In Observance, and In Memory ...


"Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries." ( from Wikipedia )

Whatever your plans for the long weekend ahead, we hope that it is a happy and safe time for you and yours ... see you on Tuesday!

100% exam pass rate for MC Fire Academy students

From Rebecca Bell
MC Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

All twelve students completing the Midland College (MC) Firefighter Academy have passed both parts of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection certification exam. The two parts consist of physical drills/skills and a paper exam. This successful completion of the firefighter certification exam plus successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic course, clinical and certification exam enables students to seek employment as firefighters.

The Midland College Firefighter Academy is a 27-credit-hour (two semester) program with over 600 clock hours of classroom and drill instruction. Courses are held at the MC main campus and the Midland Fire Department Harris Field Fire Training Facility.

Mark Kuhn, MC department chair of Fire Technology and Emergency Medical Services, said, “These students have put in a tremendous amount of physical training and studying in order to successfully pass the rigorous fire protection exam. We will all benefit from their efforts, as they move into employment as certified firefighters in our West Texas communities.”

For more information about the Fire Science Technology Program at Midland College, you may visit their page on MC's online catalog .

You may also contact:
Mark Kuhn, Program Director
Portable Building #4, MC Main Campus
(432) 685-6757
MKuhn@midland.edu


MC Photo by Mark Kuhn
The Fire Science Technology Program at Midland College prepares students for careers in the fire service field with municipal fire departments, insurance inspection agencies, industrial safety firms, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Defense. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of personnel currently employed in fire service positions and those desiring preparation for employment ... and that includes firefighting drills in the field!

THANKS to Mark Kuhn for the photos!

MC's Delnor Poss is finalist for NJCAA coaching award

Delnor Poss, longtime head coach of the Midland College Chaparral golf team is among the finalists for a coaching award presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – "NJCAA Division I finalists for the Dave Williams Award presented by Golf Pride Grips have been announced by the GCAA. The Williams Award honors the national coach of the year in NJCAA Division I men’s golf," writes the association's Dustin Roberts. "The six finalists are Jamie Howell of Eastern Florida State College, Rob Murray of Indian Hills CC, Delnor Poss of Midland College, Pima College’s Clark Rustand, Derrick Thompson of Iowa Western CC, and Dan York of Wallace State CC. If a team wins the NCAA Championship and its coach was not previously named a finalist for the Dave Williams Award that coach will be added for coach of the year consideration."

Howell has led Eastern Florida State to three victories on the season, most recently at the NJCAA District IV Championship. The Titans have finished no lower than third place in any event this season.

The Murray-led Warriors are the top ranked team in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. Their victory at the NJCAA District III Championship was their sixth this season, while they also have four other top-3 placings.

Delnor Poss has guided Midland College to eight victories on the season, and his team was runner-up in every other event they played. The Chapparals finished the regular season ranked second in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll.


Pima College, led by Rustand, were the victors at the NJCAA Region I Championship. The Aztecs have one other victory on the season and four runner-up finishes.

Iowa Western has four team titles on the season. Thompson has also guided the Reivers to four additional top-3 finishes, including a recent runner-up placing at the NJCAA DI District III Championship.

York has led Wallace State to two team titles on the season, including the NJCAA DI Region XXII Championship. The Lions have nine other top-5 finishes on the year, including four as runner-up.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MC dean promotes new medical Pathway program

Courtesy Photo
• Schools, MMH partner to create fast-track to medical school

By Margaret Wade,
Midland College Dean of Math, Science and Kinesiology

MIDLAND, TEXAS - A wonderful new fast track program leading to medical school awaits interested students attending Midland College. Midland College, Midland Memorial Hospital and the University of North Texas Health Science Center announce the Primary Care Pathway Program (PCPP). This unique program provides a fast track to medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in Ft. Worth. A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) is a fully licensed physician who diagnoses illness and injury, prescribes and administers treatment, performs surgery and advises patients about how to prevent and manage disease. Osteopathic physicians are licensed in all 5o states. Like a Doctor of Medicine (MD), osteopathic physicians have opportunities for residencies in Pediatrics, OB-GYN, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic surgery, Plastic surgery, and many other specialties.

Midland College is anxious to welcome our first class of PCPP students! These students will spend their first two years in the PCPP at Midland College. Their course work will include 15-17 semester credit hours per long semester (fall and spring) and 7 hours per summer session. The curriculum includes a typical set of courses to prepare for admission at any medical school and is heavily oriented toward math and science. At the end of their first spring semester at Midland College, students will apply to TCOM and sit for an interview. If the student is successful in the interview process, has earned a grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.5, has an acceptable score on either the ACT or SAT, they will be accepted as a TCOM bound student in the PCPP. To retain this acceptance, students will need to maintain the minimum GPA of 3.5 throughout their second year at Midland College and their third year at the University of North Texas in Denton. At the end of their first spring semester at Midland College, students will engage in a preceptorship at Midland Memorial Hospital. During the preceptorship, students will participate in a variety of activities to familiarize them with the work of a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and to determine if this is the career path for them.

During a student’s second year, the student will continue taking a rigorous math and science curriculum at MC. At the end of the student’s second year at MC, the student will apply for transfer admission to UNT in Denton. The student will move to the North Texas area and complete a summer internship at UNTHSC.

During the third year, the student will complete two semesters at UNT in Denton. These two semesters will be filled with biology intensive courses.

Years 4 – 5 will be spent in medical school at TCOM in Ft. Worth. At the end of the fifth year, the student will move back to Midland to complete the last two years (years 6 and 7) of clinical rotations at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Orientation activities will be hosted by Midland College and UNTHSC during the summer. For more information about the Primary Care Pathway Program at MC, contact:

Margaret Wade, Dean of Math, Science and Kinesiology
Midland College
(432) 685-4615
mwade@midland.edu

Introducing Tip 411 at Your College

We at the Midland College Police Department are constantly looking to improve our ability for information to be shared between our department and faculty, staff, and students for the safety and security of our college.

We also understand that many times people see things going on; however, they do not want to become involved. With that understanding, we have contracted with a company called Tip 411 . It is an anonymous information sharing system that allows users to download an app for smart phones, both Android and Apple, to provide our department information anonymously.

I am including two links that allows our faculty, staff, and students to download these apps and began to explore and use them ...

On itunes.apple.com/ ... 

On play.google.com/ ... 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Officer Steven Bracken
Midland College Police Department
(432)685-4734

ECHS@MC student among foundation's Shining Stars

MRT Photo
Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland ISD Education Foundation’s 2016 Shining Star academic recognition reception was May 15 at Green Tree Country Club.

The event recognizes 12 top students -- and their mentors -- from the graduating classes of Coleman High School, Early College High School at Midland College, Lee High School and Midland High School ...

... among them was JaCobey Gonzales, an Early College High School at Midland College student ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Midland College holds annual employee awards celebration

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

At the end of the Spring 2016 semester, Midland College (MC) employees celebrated employee excellence and service at the annual Awards Celebration held in the Allison Fine Arts Building Wagner & Brown Auditorium.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Instructors of the Year for the 2015-16 school year. MC students cast the ballots for this award, and nine faculty were chosen as follows:

Pete Avalos, department chair, Automotive/Diesel Technology
Doug Avery, Economics professor
Rabon Bewley, department chair, Drama and Music
Sylvia Brown, program chair, Business Systems
Michael Dixon, Mathematics associate professor
Chesley Herd, program chair, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
Doug Johnson, department chair, Business
Dr. Donna Thompson, Psychology professor
Linda Penny, Math faculty, was named Adjunct Instructor of the Year.

Staff excellence awards were presented to Lisa Eddins, secretary to the Executive Vice President; Emma King, Library Circulation clerk; and Kay Schipper, Veterans Affairs coordinator.

MC Dean of Applied Technology Curt Pervier received the Institutional Ambassador award for his dedication in helping to promote Midland College programs to the community and advance the college’s mission of supporting economic development for the Permian Basin through a skilled workforce.

Retirement awards were presented to the following individuals:

Lee Almaguer, Government faculty
Joan Brooks, Petroleum Professional Development Center coordinator
Claudia Hinds, Biology faculty
Judy Jordan, Student Support Services director
Bob Peetz, Criminal Justice faculty
Dale Williams, counselor/disability specialist

In addition, MC President Dr. Steve Thomas presented service awards and recognized employees for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service. Those receiving 35-year service awards were Glenda Hicks, English faculty; Michael Jordan, Music faculty; Cecilia Miranda, Automation/Technical Services librarian; and Mike Stevens, director of the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

MC Volleyball to host summer camps in July

Beginners Camp
(for campers entering 4th-6th grade)
July 25-27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fundamentals Camp
(for campers entering 7th-8th grade)
July 25-27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Advanced Competition Camp
(for campers entering 9th-12th grade)
July 28-30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Let the summer fun begin, at the Midland College Lady Chaparral Volleyball summer camps.

Camps will be held in the Physical Education Building (across the street from Chap Center), on the Midland College campus.

Cost of the camp is $80.00 per camper, and includes a camp t-shirt. Campers may register up until the first day of camp.

CLICK HERE for more information
and to register online

You may also contact:

Tammie Jimenez, Head Coach
(432) 685-4650
tjimenez@midland.edu

Holli Reyna, Assistant Coach
(432) 685-6747
hreyna@midland.edu

NJCAA Division I Ping All America and All District Teams announced

Sophomore Lucas McCubbin and freshman Stefan Cronje of the Midland College Chaparral golf team are being honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – "PING All-America and All-District teams for NJCAA Division I were announced today by the GCAA," writes the association's Dustin Roberts. "Alister Balcombe of Iowa Western CC, Indian Hills CC’s Jackson Bugdalski, Midland College’s Stefan Cronje, Sylas Elliott of Wallace State CC and David Rauer of Pima CC made up the First Team"

First Team, NJCAA Division I Ping All-American Teams
Stefan Cronje

Alister Balcombe, Iowa Western Community College
Jackson Bugdalski, Indian Hills Community College
Stefan Cronje, Midland College
Sylas Elliott, Wallace State Community College
David Rauer, Pima Community College


Distict 2, NJCAA Division I PING All-District Teams

Lucas McCubbin
Adam Blomme, Odessa College
Jordan Brown, Paris Junior College
Stefan Cronje, Midland College
Drew Dewald, McLennan Community College
Elliott Fullalove, Western Texas College
Augustin Hole, Odessa College
Ryan Johnson, McLennan Community College
Lucas McCubbin, Midland College
Blake Stock, McLennan Community College
Van Thomas, Odessa College



Monday, May 23, 2016

MC Computer Graphics Video Library, #1

Here is "Architecture" ... created by MC computer graphics student Blake Moore


Learn more about Legacy Scholarship and General MC Scholarships

From Steve Thomas
President, Midland College

The Midland community is indeed fortunate to have benefactors who promote and take an interest in education. For example, eligible Midland County high school graduates who attend Midland College are able to take advantage of the Legacy Scholarship funded by four philanthropic Midland families. Midland's Legacy Scholarship program covers tuition and fees up to $1,050 per semester ($2,100 for a full academic year). The scholarship can be used for fall and spring semesters.

Midland County high school graduates who meet the following criteria are eligible for the scholarship:

   • Possess a 2.75 high school cumulative GPA or higher
   • Perform 40 hours of community service before June 1 of the year they enter college
   • Attend a Legacy 101 session

Once a student has successfully completed the first year at MC, then he/she may be eligible for a second year of Legacy Scholarship funding provided he/she maintains a 2.0 GPA each semester, completes at least 75 percent of all enrolled courses and performs another 40 hours of community service.

Legacy Scholarship funding is limited. Returning students are given first priority for funding. Remaining funds are awarded based on the order in which eligible applications were received. More information about the Legacy Scholarship is available at www.midland.edu/legacy

While certainly the most prolific of all Midland College scholarships, the Legacy Scholarship is just one of many scholarships available to our students. Thanks to the generosity of donors, a large number of scholarships are provided to our students—more than at most community colleges. These private scholarships are based on various criteria, such as financial need, grade point average, age, military service, gender and degree/area of interest.

Please encourage future and current students to find out more about all scholarships available at Midland College. Diana Ramos in the Advising Office can answer questions regarding the Legacy Scholarship, and Lesley Isaacs in the Foundation Office will be happy to address questions regarding the many other scholarships. Information about all Midland College scholarships can be found at http://www.midland.edu/scholarships

Steve

Chap Baseball schedules Tryout Camp

• Set for June 6 at Christensen Stadium

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Midland College Baseball will be hosting a pro-style walk-on tryout camp. For those graduating high school seniors that are interested in joining the MC Baseball team, this will be a great opportunity to be evaluated by the coaching staff.

Monday, June 6th, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Midland College's Christensen Stadium, on N. Lamesa Road, near the intersection with Loop 250
Cost: $50

Players will:
Run a 60, field/throw from their position, and hit.

Pitchers will also:
Throw bullpen

For more information, you contact:
Hector Rodriguez, MC Baseball Assistant Coach
(432) 685-5562
hrodriguez@midland.edu

MC Photo by Forrest Allen

Chap Golf finishes third at national tournament

• JC GOLF: Chaps have tough day, finish 3rd at national tourney

Staff Report
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA - The Midland College golf team hurt its chances at a national title with its worst round of the week at the NJCAA Men’s National Golf Tournament ...

... This is the sixth time in the last 29 years that the Chaps have finished in third place at the national tournament. This is also the highest finish at nationals for MC since 2009 when a team led by medalist champion Tommy Sikes finished in third. This is also the 14th time that the Chaps have finished third or higher at the national tournament ...

... MC coach Delnor Poss said the team was in contention through 12 holes, as the Chaps were 6-under par. But then, disaster struck ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

Related stories ...

May 20: Chap Golf going into tournament's final round ...
May 19: After two rounds, Chap Golf a contender at tournament ...
May 18: Weather among Chap Golf's opponents in tournament ...
May 17: Preview of NJCAA national tournament ...

Proud of our Chaps ... it was a great run!

MRT Photo by James Durbin

Saturday, May 21, 2016

MC Chaps among All-WJCAC honorees

• Six Chaps picked for 1st team All-WJCAC

Staff Report,
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Six players from the Midland College baseball team were named to the 2016 All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference first team ...

read the rest of this MRT report ...

MC Photo by Forrest Allen