Monday, January 26, 2015

REMINDER ... Globetrotters coming to Midland ... THIS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:00pm
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center
Midland College, Midland, Texas

Tickets start at $20 and are now available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.boxofficesolutions.net, or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com


The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to the Chaparral Center in Midland on Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.


The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters nearly a half century ago. It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing: victory over the Globetrotters.

Tickets start at $20 and are now available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.boxofficesolutions.net, or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com

Theater deal for MC students

From Tim Jebsen
MC Drama and MCT Executive Director

Midland Community Theatre will open its 2015 membership season with the hilarious musical The Addams Family. Performances are January 30-February 28, 2015 in Davis Theatre One. There are shows on Friday and Saturday every evening at 7:30 p.m. for these five weekends (with select Thursday and Sunday shows).

Midland College student with a valid student ID can get one FREE ticket to an MCT show - including The Addams Family - by visiting the Box Office (Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., or one hour before curtain time). This is a great way for your students to have a laugh, enjoy a show and support the community (or maybe even write an extra credit paper for a review!).

MC, Midland ISD co-sponsoring Career Exploration Fair for high school students

The Applied Technology Division at Midland College is joining with the Midland Independent School District and Workforce Solutions of the Permian Basin in sponsoring a Career Exploration Fair for Midland ISD high school students and their families.

We invite you out for an evening of Career Exploration Fair. This is your opportunity to learn about high demand, high wage career choices available in the Permian Basin. The Career Fair is designed to educate our future workforce on growing employment opportunities and the appropriate skill development needed in creating your career path.


Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gym 101, P.E. Building, Midland College
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, Texas

For more information, please contact:

Julia Vogt
(432) 563-5239
Julia.Vogt@workforcepb.org 


MC Continuing Ed course in the news

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
• Midlander to teach off-road etiquette course

By Steve Kuhlman
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Although it might seem simple enough on the surface, David Diffie said the subtleties and etiquette of off-roading are important knowledge for anyone involved or interested in the subculture. Diffie is teaching the course 4x4 Offroad Principals and Techniques at Midland College.

“My goal is certainly to get the knowledge out,” Diffie said. “We all want to be better stewards of the things that we have, and that is where we’re coming from. That’s the most underlying theme in what we’re doing. Plus, we have a lot of fun doing it, as well ...”


read the rest of this MRT report



Owners of four-wheel, short-wheel base vehicles (90 to 120 inch) that can be driven on trails AND highways should attend this course. This is not limited to just Jeeps. This is not for ATV’s or for extreme rock crawlers. Experience level is for novice to moderate experience with 4WD and trails.

4X4 Off-Road Principles & Techniques
9703142Q
Wednesdays, Jan 28 – Mar 4
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location TBA

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Cordero, Associate Director
Ashley Garrett, Resource Specialist
(432) 685-4518 / Fax: (432) 685-6412
bcordero@midland.edu
agarrett@midland.edu



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Courses begin opening in early-mid January, with new courses opening up throughout the following months. But you can get started now, including registering online, by visiting the MC CE Index Page.


For more information, please contact:

Brenda Cordero, Associate Director
Ashley Garrett, Resource Specialist
(432) 685-4518 / Fax: (432) 685-6412
bcordero@midland.edu
agarrett@midland.edu

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cooler, with a chance of snow ...

MC Photos by Jeff McDonald
It started with snow flurries, Thursday morning on the Midland College campus. The flurries persisted throughout the day before giving way to more serious precipitation overnight ... and a different look to the campus of Your College.



Chap basketball falls to SPC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC MEN'S BASKETBALL: Birt leads Texans in blowout of Chaps

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - It seemed like the Midland College men’s basketball team was grabbing some momentum late in the first half against No. 25 South Plains College. However, Pat Birt wasn’t going to allow that to happen.

The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard for the Texans got hot from the outside as he nailed three consecutive 3-pointers to help give South Plains a 49-43 lead at the intermission Thursday night at Chaparral Center.

The Texans continued to build on that momentum in the second half, plus the starting point guard for the Chaparrals got into foul trouble. It all equaled a 101-73 blowout Western Junior College Athletic Conference victory by South Plains College ...


read the rest of this MRT report


The Chaps are home for their next match when they host Howard College at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at the Al. G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Lady Chap basketball gets conference win over SPC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Veiga paces MC past South Plains

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Tajanay Veiga had kind of a quiet game in the win against Odessa College on Monday. The Midland College sophomore guard made up for that on Thursday.

Veiga’s 19 first-half points helped Midland College to a strong start against South Plans College and then the Lady Chaparrals rolled from there to an 81-54 victory at Chaparral Center ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps are home for their next match when they host Howard College at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A weather note for Friday ... Delayed Opening

Chap Alert! Midland College is observing a delayed opening on Friday, January 23, due to winter weather conditions. The college will open at 10:00 a.m.



Now showing at MC's McCormick Gallery ...

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Admission to the reception is free. Enjoy refreshments and a talk from the artist.

Jake Weigel was born and raised in Marshfield, Wisconsin. He is currently Lecturer of Sculpture and Gallery Director of the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Additionally, Weigel writes monthly articles for the International Sculpture Center based in Hamilton, NJ and periodically for other publications including Number: Inc. and Temporary Art Review. He also serves on the Odessa Council for Arts and Humanities’ Public Art Committee. Weigel received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Sculpture from the University of Mississippi.

Learn more about the artist at his website

Admission to the gallery is free
 Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Barrier-free Access
Barrier Free Access
Allison Fine Arts Building
3600 N. Garfield Street
Midland, Texas 79705
(432) 685-4651 

1098-T Q&A @ MC

From Tanya Griffith
Director of Accounting, Midland College

Our Cashier's Office will field questions on 1098-Ts. The electronic forms are now available to students through their Campus Connect account by clicking on the "Student Info" tab, then clicking on the link "Review 1098-T." This link will take students to www.1098T.com so that they may view and download their 1098-T form.

I should hear back this week from our 1098-T processor as to when the hard-copy forms will be mailed. Let m know if I can be of any further assistance.

Tanya Griffith
(432) 685-4571
tgriffith@midland.edu 

... speaking of tonight's Chap, Lady Chap basketball games

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

I have been in touch with South Plains College, as recently as 10:30 a.m. today, and their Director of Athletics, Joe Tubb is comfortable with their teams traveling to Midland for tonight’s games.

We will tip-off the South Plains Lady Texans @ Midland College Lady Chap game as scheduled at 5:45 p.m. with the men’s game starting 15 minutes following the conclusion of the women’s game (approximately 7:35 p.m.).

Thanks and see everyone tonight!

Forrest L. Allen


Newspaper previews today's Chap, Lady Chap basketball home games

JC BASKETBALL: MC vs. South Plains preview capsules

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College women’s basketball team got back into the thick of the WJCAC race with its win on Monday against rival and sixth-ranked Odessa College ... “It was an important game and it was important to get that home game,” MC coach Ron Jones said ...

The Midland College men's basketball team looks to build off Monday’s upset win over rival Odessa College. MC coach Jordan Dreiling said he was proud of the way his team showed toughness, especially down the stretch when the Chaparrals outscored the Wranglers 15-6 in the last four minutes of the game. “It was a big win and a must-win for us, but we feel like the next two are going to be the same way,” Dreiling said ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps begin play at 5:45 p.m. while the Chaps begin at 7:45 p.m. in the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, MC main campus.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Students connect at MC Student Club Fair

CLICK HERE to enjoy a photo album
The Spring Club Fair at Midland College connected students with one another, and with a wide variety of campus clubs and community organizations.

Research shows that students involved in their campuses are more likely to have enhanced college experiences and higher academic performance.


For more information about Club Fair at other student activities at Midland College, please contact ...

Stephanie VanCuren
Student Activities Coordinator, Midland College
(432) 685-4543
svancuren@midland.edu 

MCBHC offers services for MC students and employees, and the community

Midland College
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
Located in Abell-Hangar Science Faculty Building
Room 176

The MCBHC offers INTEGRATED counseling services to Midland College Students and Employees. Counseling services offered include and are not limited to the following:

 • Substance Abuse Counseling
 • Individual & Family Counseling
 • Couples & Marriage Counseling
 • Mental Health Counseling
 • Behavioral Counseling
 • College Issues
 • Adjustment Issues
 • Crisis intervention

Community members are welcome to use the services offered by the MCBHC.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with mental health or behavioral health issues, please refer to the following contacts for additional information:

Contact: Stacie Goran, M.A., LPC, LCDC
MCBHC Clinical Director
(432) 686-4277
sgoran@midland.edu

Chesly Herd, M.Ed, LPC-Supervisor, LCDC
ADAC Program Chair
(432) 685-4729
cherd@midland.edu



The Midland College Behavioral Health Center is a part of Midland College’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling Program.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MC Men's Basketball wants to thank you!!

From Jordan Dreiling
Head Men's Basketball Coach, Midland College


I wanted to take a moment and send out a BIG "Thank You" to everyone who came out and supported our team last night! The crowd was incredible and definitely served as our 6th man. The energy in the Chap was contagious and without a doubt helped motivate our guys to get the win.

I also want to encourage everyone to keep the momentum going and come out this Thursday night for another huge conference battle against South Plains. We look forward to seeing you there!!



The Chaps and Lady Chaps are home for their next match when they host South Plains College at 5:45 p.m. for the women, and 7:45 p.m. for the men, Thursday at the Al. G. Langford Chaparral Center.

MC Community Programs CE adds "Beginning Line Dancing" course

From Brenda Codero
Associate Director, MC Continuing Education

There has been an interest in the Beginning Line Dance class on Feb 4 but the 4:00 – 5:00 time slot was not favorable to those that work, so a new class has been created:

Beginning Line Dance
9148142Q
Thursdays, Feb 5 – Apr 23
5:30 – 6:30 pm
P.E. Building, Room 150 (Gym)

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Cordero, Associate Director
Ashley Garrett, Resource Specialist
(432) 685-4518 / Fax: (432) 685-6412
bcordero@midland.edu
agarrett@midland.edu



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Courses begin opening in early-mid January, with new courses opening up throughout the following months. But you can get started now, including registering online, by visiting the MC CE Index Page.


For more information, please contact:

Brenda Cordero, Associate Director
Ashley Garrett, Resource Specialist
(432) 685-4518 / Fax: (432) 685-6412
bcordero@midland.edu
agarrett@midland.edu

REMINDER ... Information/organization meeting for MC Travel Course to Peru, set for Wednesday evening

  

Explorers,

It is time to finalize our plans for the upcoming trip to Peru. We will ride dune buggies in an oasis, fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines, visit Peruvian vineyards and marvel at the sights of the Ballestras Islands also known as the poor man’s Galapagos Islands.

Our organizational meeting will be Wednesday, January 21st at 5:30 p.m. in Room 159 of the Abell Hanger Science Building.

If you have questions, please e-mail me or call me at 432-685-4615. I look forward to sharing this exciting adventure with you and will see you on the 21st.

mayaexplorationcenter graphicMargaret Wade, Ph.D.
Dean of Math and Natural Science, Midland College
(432) 685-4615
mwade@midland.edu




Dear explorer ... get ready for our next adventure! On March 27, 2015, we will depart for southern Peru and the mysterious Nazca Lines. During our week in March we will visit the lovely oasis of Huacachina, travel through one of the driest deserts in the world, fly over the Nazca and Palapa Lines and observe wildlife in Paracas National Park which is known as the poor man’s Galapagos. Dr. Michael Grofe of the Maya Exploration Center will lead us through the archaeological and anthropological portions of the trip. I will guide us through the biological experiences.

The trip will be limited to 20 explorers. Costs are shown below:

Maya Exploration Center (for hotel, ground transfers, boat trips, entry fees, flight over Nazca and Palapa lines): $2,100 for double occupancy ($400 extra for single lodging)
Midland College Course: $150
Roundtrip Airfare from Midland to Lima: $1,500 (approximately)

To reserve your spot on our adventure or for more information, give me a call at 432-685-4615 (office) or 432-528-8260 (cell) or e-mail me at mwade@midland.edu.

To make your reservation at Maya Exploration Center, click on the link below ...

I hope you can join me as we venture into the mystical land of southern Peru!

The Southern Deserts of Peru with Margaret Wade

This one week journey into the southern deserts of Peru is designed for the students of Midland College to learn about the country, its fascinating ancient history, and its amazing natural beauty. During week the course will visit pyramids in Lima, an oasis in desert, and fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines. In addition to the Nazca Lines, the group will also fly over the lesser known Palpa Lines. Visits to the oracle site of Pachacamac, the Ica museum containing the famous elongated skulls, and a boat trip out to visit the penguins and sea lions of the Ballestras Islands will round out the week. A final day will be spent back in Lima, exploring its Plaza de Armas and beautiful colonial cathedrals. That evening participants will hop a plane back to the states, in time to make it home for Easter Sunday.




Travel courses offer an exciting learning laboratory full of experiences, opportunities, and connections. They are also a great way to earn extra credits. Midland College has offered several exciting national and international travel courses across several disciplines. Most travel courses are offered in the spring and summer ... and the Midland community is invited to join us ... you don't have to be a student to hit the road with MC!

Chap basketball wins "classic WJCAC game" with OC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC BASKETBALL: MC men pick up key WJCAC win over Odessa College

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - As the Odessa College men's basketball team was focusing much of its attention on the Midland College Chaparrals' big man Torren Jones on Monday, Dontay Caruthers was quietly making plays for the Chaps.

The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard for MC not only ran the Chaparrals' offense well but made key shots down the stretch to help the Chaps to a 72-64 victory over No. 10 Odessa College at Chaparral Center.

The win by Midland College (13-8, 3-4 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference) snaps a four-game losing streak to the Wranglers (16-4, 4-3), who have now dropped three straight in conference play ...


read the rest of this MRT report


The Chaps are home for their next match when they host South Plains College at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the Al. G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Lady Chap basketball get key win over OC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC BASKETBALL: Wright powers MC women past Odessa College

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - There were times in the game against No. 6 Odessa College on Monday night that Midland College freshman post Walnatia Wright could have taken a few plays off considering how tired she was.

But Wright wasn't going to let that happen. And she wasn't going to allow her Midland College Lady Chaparrals to lose a key Western Junior College Athletic Conference game at Chaparral Center.

Wright helped the Lady Chaps overcome an ugly start and post a come-from-behind 69-57 victory by having her best game in an MC uniform with a game-high 21 points to go with 12 rebounds ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps are home for their next match when they host South Plains College at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Session 1 of "College Classics" kicks-off January 26

COLLEGE CLASSICS is perhaps the most interesting of all Midland College classes to area senior citizens. The program, which was initiated in the spring of 1989, includes a series of courses designed especially for local residents who are 50 and older.

Registration/Cancellation Procedures

Courses

Instructors

Classes are offered through a registration fee of just $25.00 per semester. Payment of this fee entitles the student to enroll in as many classes as he or she chooses. As a special service to the students for which the program is designed, many of the classes are scheduled between 1:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. The spring semester consists of three sessions and the fall semester consists of two. Sessions are four weeks in length.

SPRING SESSION 1 begins January 26, 2015

SPRING SESSION 2 begins February 23, 2015

SPRING SESSION 3 begins March 30, 2015

The instructors of COLLEGE CLASSICS are recruited from among the Midland College faculty, continuing education teachers and community volunteers. With their areas of expertise and years of experience, these teachers truly bring to life such subjects as Political Geography where students have an opportunity to learn about the culture, history, and politics of others countries; Movies in Review where the class will view segments of various films and discuss the director's techniques and intentions; United States Presidents and their impact on our heritage; and virtual tours of foreign lands to name a few. The generosity of these instructors allows the college to offer this unique program to a special segment of the community.





COLLEGE CLASSICS are designed especially for local residents who are 50 and older for more information, please contact:

Brenda Cordero, Associate Director
(432) 685-4518
fax: (432) 685-6412
bcordero@midland.edu

agarrett@midland.edu



... but, WAIT ... you ALSO get ...

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletics Director

The Midland College Lady Chaps will be taking on Odessa College on Monday, January 19th @ 5:45 p.m. We would like to have as many people as possible there to help pack out the Chap Center for our teams. Thanks to everyone who picked up tickets for the games!

Approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s game, the MC Chaps and OC Wrangler men’s teams will tip-off. Both games promise to be exciting with Permian Basin bragging rights on the line.

As an added bonus we’ll give out t-shirts and other goodies to fans who sit in the MC fan sections of the Chap Center. That would be section H (immediately behind the Midland College team bench) and Section J, the section in the center on the home side (season ticket holders).

To win prizes, we will announce specific seat locations in Sections H & J and if someone is seated there, they’ll win a prize!

Thank you for your support!


Go Chaps!

Newspaper previews Chap basketball, at home this evening

JC BASKETBALL: Jones taking advantage of 2nd chance at MC

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram


MIDLAND, TEXAS - Late last summer Torren Jones was looking for a fresh start.

Midland College was the place that has provided him with one.

Jones, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward from Chandler, Arizona, has been a leader for the Midland College Chaparrals as he’s brought a tough, inside presence to go with 18.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Jones has been everything that has been expected as a former highly recruited high school player and former NCAA Division I signee ...


read the rest of this MRT report


The Chaps are back home for their next match when they host Odessa College at 7:45 p.m. Monday (TONIGHT) at the Al. G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Newspaper previews Lady Chap basketball, at home this afternoon

JC BASKETBALL: Wright, Lady Chaps seek energy against No. 6 OC

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Walnatia Wright is not unlike most of her teammates on the Midland College women’s basketball team.

The 6-foot-2 freshman post from Augusta, Georgia, has shown the talent and potential to be a solid player at the collegiate level. She just has to get that to a level where she’s playing at the top of her game most every night.

Wright and the Midland College Lady Chaparrals (12-8, 3-2 in WJCAC) would like to put together one of those complete games tonight when they host rival and No. 6-ranked Odessa College (18-3, 4-1) in a key conference game at Chaparral Center.

“I hope we come prepared and with the energy that we need,” Wright said ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps are back home for their next match when they host Odessa College at 5:45 p.m. Monday (TODAY) at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Friday, January 16, 2015

MC closed Monday for King Day observance


"... I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.

With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning: 'My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.' And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California.
But not only that.
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: 'Free at last! Free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'"

Except from a speech Dr. King delivered in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963
CLICK HERE to read a transcript of the entire speech

Next truck driving course begins February 2 at MC

This weeks, we'll continue exploring opportunities for the Midland community to fulfill a wide variety of New Year Resolutions ... improved personal health or workplace safety ... new interests and hobbies or employment skills ... chances are Midland College Continuing Education has just what you need to meet your goals for 2015!





The Midland College Transportation Training Program provides individuals with the proper training in order to obtain a CDL License to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely within the rules and regulations set by the Department of Transportation.

We offer a four-week program that is 160 hours and consists of instruction in the classroom. Training is provided in pre-trip, post-trip,and backing. The last 80 hours involve actual hands-on driving by the student. Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a Class A License with the ability of obtaining endorsements in Hazmat, Doubles and Triples and Tankers.

Midland College's Professional Truck Driving program is an intensive four-week course scheduled from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. The program is a total of 160 hours and is comprised of the following sections:


  • Orientation
  • CDL written test preparation
  • Control systems
  • Basic control
  • Shifting
  • Backing
  • Turning
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Communications
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Cargo handling & documentation
  • Environmental issues
  • Accident procedures
  • Up to 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training
The next course begins Monday, February 2, 2015.
 
T013142Q, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, February 2-27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
more information

Class enrollment is limited!

Applications for admission are accepted on a first-come, first-served bases according to the date of application.

Midland College Transportation Training
 Advanced Technology Center
3200 W. Cuthbert Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701
(432) 681-6318
(800) 474-7164 (toll-free)

Leticia Ramos, Data Specialist
(432) 681-6318
lramos@midland.edu

MC Financial Aid to host free FAFSA Clinics

FAFSA SESSIONS PROVIDED
THROUGHOUT THE SPRING

As students and families prepare for post-secondary education, the completion of the FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid ) is an important step in the process. The FAFSA application is required in the consideration of financial aid at higher education institutions.

Parents should plan to have a completed 2014 tax return and W-2 forms, as well as students’ completed tax return and W-2 form (if applicable).

Parents may sign up to receive a FAFSA Pin number at www.pin.ed.gov

Students and parents may attend these FAFSA Sessions for more information:
(no reservations required)

Saturday, February 21
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Rm. 137, Midland College Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
3200 W. Cuthbert Ave.

Saturday, March 21
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Rm. 137, Midland College Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
3200 W. Cuthbert Ave.

Tuesday, March 31
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rm. 104, Technology Center Building, Midland College
3600 N. Garfield St.

Saturday, April 18
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Rm. 137, Midland College Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
3200 W. Cuthbert Ave.

Tuesday, April 21
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rm. 104, Technology Center Building, Midland College
3600 N. Garfield St.

The mission of the Financial Aid Office at Midland College is to eliminate the financial barriers to students seeking a degree at Midland College. For more information about financial aid at MC, please contact:

Financial Aid Main Number: (432) 685-5511
Email: finaid@midland.edu

Chap basketball loses close one at NMJC

JC BASKETBALL: MC men lose heartbreaker to NMJC


Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - The Midland College men's basketball team dropped a 66-64 heartbreaker to New Mexico Junior College Thursday night at Caster Activity Center.

The Chaparrals, who dropped to 12-8 overall and 2-4 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, had a chance to tie or take the lead in the final minute but Maurice O’Field missed two free throws and the Chaps also couldn’t connect on their 3-point tries ...


read the rest of this story

The Chaps are back home for their next match when they host Odessa College at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the Al. G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Lady Chap basketball falls to NMJC

JC BASKETBALL: Lady Chaps can’t overcome bad shooting night, turnovers

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - The Midland College women’s basketball teaml team not only had a tough night shooting the ball but turned the ball over 25 times in a 58-53 loss to No. 9-ranked New Mexico Junior College on Thursday night at Caster Activity Center.

The Lady Chaparrals (12-8, 3-2 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference) shot just 30.9 percent for the game and 24 percent in the first half when they trailed 26-21 at the break.

It wasn’t a great night shooting for either team ...


read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps are back home for their next match when they host Odessa College at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.

Destination: Adventure ... Military vet enjoys world travel

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) alum Preston Lann has basked in the waterfalls of Iguazu Falls bordering Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and reveled at the wondrous Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. He has gone cage diving with great white sharks, petted cheetahs and ridden elephants in Africa. He has lived with a Brazilian family in a favela (slum) near Rio de Janeiro where poverty and drugs were rampant.

During his extensive travels in South America, Lann viewed glaciers as high as 10,000 feet in Patagonia and hiked in the high altitude of the Atacama Desert of northern Chile where he viewed flamingos, fluorescent lakes and dried mummies. In Bolivia, Lann rode a mountain bike on the famous Yungas Road (or Death Road as it is known), a 69-kilometer road leading from La Paz to Coroico that has been christened as the “world’s most dangerous road” because of its steep cliffs and hairpin turns.

He has hiked from Cusco, Peru, to the top of Machu Picchu and lived for a short time with Indians on an Island in the middle of Lake Titicaca bordering Boliva and Peru. While traveling by bus from Cusco to Brazil, Lann was stranded for 36 hours in a landslide during a monsoon rain and had to hike with his gear through mud that was waist high to catch a 4 ½-day Amazon riverboat cruise that held 250 people sleeping in hammocks arranged like bunk beds with only 6 bathrooms. He has traveled throughout the jungles of Brazil where he saw pink dolphins in the Amazon and feasted on piranhas, fruit and bugs.

MC Alum Preston Lann at the Fifth Marine Regiment/Regimental Combat Team 5
headquarters, Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan
More importantly, 32-year-old Lann served the United States from 2008-2012 as an air support officer in the Marine Corps, where he was stationed in various locations including Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Twentynine Palms, California; Camp Pendleton, California; Yuma, Arizona (in the summer); and for 18 months in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In December 2012, Captain Lann received an honorable discharge and after more travels in South America, came back to Midland to study for the GRE, apply to graduate school and renovate his parents’ home near Greenwood.

On January 6, Lann embarked on another adventure—graduate school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Lann is working toward a master’s degree in history and hopes to join the Marine Corps Reserves in the DC area. The essay he wrote as part of the application process focused on civil military relations in modern-day Argentina, a country with which Lann is very familiar having studied and lived there in 2005 and again after being discharged from active duty in 2012. As a result, Lann speaks Spanish fluently, and because of his time living in Brazil, he is also fluent in Portuguese.

A 2000 graduate of Midland High School, Lann started taking classes at MC in fall of 2000 and graduated with an associate degree in December 2003. After MC, Lann immediately enrolled in classes at Texas Tech University, where he graduated cum laude with bachelor degrees in political science and sociology in December 2006. Upon graduation from Texas Tech, Lann spent 3 months touring Europe—mostly Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Germany and Northern France. He eventually accepted a job working for APEX, a security systems company in the Chicago area, as an installer, troubleshooter and programmer.

Lann explained, “My responsibilities kept me on the road throughout western Illinois and eastern Indiana, usually 6 days per week. By 2008, I was ready for more meaningful work, so I moved back to Midland and applied for an internship with the State Department in the U. S. Embassy in Buenos Aires.”

The State Department canceled the internship 6 weeks before he was scheduled to depart; however, eventually fate intervened and Lann entered the Marine Corps and began Officer Candidate School (OCS) and Boot Camp in Quantico, Virginia. Working his way up from 2nd Lieutenant to Captain, Lann served in the 7208 Air Support Control Squadron where his responsibilities included coordinating efforts for airstrikes, battlefield medical evacuations, drug interdictions, Special Forces operations and logistical drops.

“After being discharged I needed to ‘decompress,’” said Lann. “I came home to Midland and enrolled once again at MC taking courses for personal enrichment. I took a great geography class from Michael Makowsky and a philosophy class from Jim Liggett. Both were spectacular professors. The philosophy course had a tangible effect on how I perceive things. Mike Makowsky was also instrumental in assisting me to get into grad school, as he wrote a letter of recommendation, and History Professor Dr. Damon Kennedy reviewed my sample of work on military dictatorships in Argentina. Midland College has been great in supporting me while working on my associate degree and then also years later in assisting with my transition from military life to grad school.”

Lann is able to attend Georgetown University on the GI Bill and through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional local scholarships for military veterans. Lann stated that Georgetown is also very supportive of allowing him time off for Marine Corps Reserve service. While attending Georgetown, Lann is living in a Virginia suburb with a military buddy who is a project manager for the FBI.

Lann’s eventual goal is to earn his Ph.D. and teach history at the university level. There is no doubt that this young man’s determination and drive to succeed will help him reach that objective. Of course, there may be detours along the way, as Lann is now studying French and plans to master his fourth language soon. Who knows—an immersion program in France where the adventurous Lann climbs Mont Blanc and hikes along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques pilgrim route may be in his immediate future!