Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Midland College Volleyball wins 2011 WJCAC title

By Forrest Allen
MC Athletic Director

The Midland College volleyball team won the outright conference title by soundly defeating Clarendon College 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 (3-0). The MC win coupled, with New Mexico Military Institute's win over Western Texas College, solidified the Lady Chaps' second consecutive WJCAC title. Midland College finished 2010 as the WJCAC Co-Champions with Frank Phillips College.

The Lady Chaps won handily over the Lady Bulldogs despite the absence of two key freshmen contributors. Setter Haley Nichols did not travel with the team due to illness, and top attacker Dragana Cvoric continues to recuperate from nagging groin and quad strains. The other members of the team picked up the slack with sophomore standout Brittany Serrano leading the way with 15 kills and 15 digs. Freshmen Keli Key-Wilson and Breanna Ruble contributed with 17 digs and 36 assists respectively.

MC improved their overall record to 16-12 and 8-1 in the WJCAC. Congratulations to coaches Tammie Jimenez and Jennifer Charles and the members of the 2011 Lady Chap volleyball team on their conference championship. We wish them much success in next week's Region V West Tournament.

"Sophomore Day"

Saturday, October 29th @ 2:00 p.m. will be the final regular season match of the season. It is also the final home match for four members of the volleyball team. Addison Zaya, Trinity Walker, Sarah Sawyer and Brittany Serrano will each be playing in their final home match as members of the MC volleyball team.

Final Regular Season Match: Western Texas College @ Midland College Saturday, October 29th @ 2:00 p.m. Midland College Volleyball "Sophomore Day."

2011 NJCAA Region V West Volleyball Tournament

The Region V West Volleyball Tournament will be played on the campus of Clarendon College (Clarendon, TX) on November 5th 2011. The Lady Chaps are the #1 seed in the tournament and will #4 seed on Saturday @ 10:30 a.m. Midland College's likely opponent will be Frank Phillips College.

New Mexico Military Institute and Western Texas College will square off in the 12:30 match up of the #2 and #3 seeds. The tournament is a single elimination format and the winner of the 4:30 p.m. contest will advance to the 2011 NJCAA Women's Division I Volleyball Championship in West Plains, MO (November 17-19, 2011).

See below for Region V West Tournament times:
Saturday Nov 5th, 2011
@10:30 - 1 vs 4
@12:30 - 2 vs 3
@4:30 - Championship

MC's Charles Selected for AVCA Scholarship

MC's Cvoric Named NJCAA Player of the Week, Oct 10-16

Ecology and Indigenous Cultures in Panama, through Your College

Spend a week discovering the exciting country of Panama this spring, April 14-20, 2012. MC Dean of Math and Science Dr. Margaret Wade will lead a group of adventurous explorers to one of Central America’s most exciting countries.

The course will start with tours of Panama City and the Canal, then move out into the rainforest to visit the Embera people who live along the Chagres River. Mid-week, participants will cruise around the Pearl Islands on a dolphin watching trip and have lunch on Tabago Island. The last two days of the week will be spent among the Kuna people in the San Blas Islands, staying on the beach, snorkeling and learning about the Kuna art panels called "molas."

The price is $1,700/person (based on double occupancy). A $400 deposit is due upon register. The price includes the following:

· Lodging
· Breakfasts and lunches
· Dinners in the San Blas Islands
· All ground and water transportation
· All tour fees
· All entry fees
· Flights to the San Blas Islands
· MEC Instructor
· Lectures


Panama City: Toscana Inn Hotel
Hotel services include cable TV, phones, internet, on-site restaurant, a pool, and room service.

San Blas Islands: Yandup Island Lodge
Hotel services include cabanas overhanging the ocean, on site restuarant, and internet service.


Contact Dr. Margaret Wade, (432) 685-4615,

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A junior college athletics tradition ... "Sophomore Day"

By Forrest Allen
MC Athletic Director

On Saturday, October 29th @ 2:00 p.m. the Midland College volleyball program will say their final Chap Center farewell to four outstanding members of the MC family. Addison Zaya (Midland, TX), Trinity Walker (Wink, TX), Sarah Sawyer (Odessa, TX) and Brittany Serrano (Marfa, TX) will be playing in their final home match as members of the Midland College volleyball team.

This talented quartet were integral components in the teams success as freshmen and have shown outstanding leadership in their second season of competition. In addition to the farewell, the team will be facing a very tough Western Texas College team. As of October 26th MC is a match ahead of WTC in the conference standings, so Saturday's match will have implications not only for the WJCAC Championship and the upcoming NJCAA Region V West Volleyball Tournament (Saturday, November 5th in Clarendon, TX).

The winner of the Region V West Tournament will advance to the 2011 NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championships in West Plains, MO (Thursday, November 17th through Saturday, November 19th). Midland College won the 2011 WJCAC Co-Championship and they are the defending Region V West Champions.

Admission is free with your current Midland College ID card.

Come out and give our four sophomores and the team a loud and supportive Midland College home crowd!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ending the month on a sweet note

By Serena Jourdan
MC Admissions

As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so let’s end October on a sweet note. We are having a “donation only” Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale on Thursday, October 27th from 11:00 to 2:00 PM in the Student Center. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Please come on by and show your support. Don’t forget to wear pink! Let’s not just talk about finding the cure, let’s help make it happen!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


By Ernesto Macias
Midland College student

This fall, MC’s drawing and printmaking instructor, Dagan Sherman, can be seen in his lab at the Allison Fine Arts Building with a HUGE smile on his face. The new Hanley Printmaking Lab has been renovated, and Sherman says, “We now have a full program, complete with etchings, new presses and the best equipment out there!”

The lab was officially introduced to the Midland community on Friday evening, October 14, during the Midland Arts Association/Midland College 34th Annual Fall Juried Art Exhibit. The state-of-the art facility was donated by Virginia Hanley and her late husband Alvin “Doc.” Virginia took her first MC drawing class from Associate Vice President of Instruction Dr. Stan Jacobs when the classes were still held at The Stables at the Museum of the Southwest in the early 1970s.

Jacobs, who served as master-of-ceremonies for the evening’s events, fondly recalls those early days at the museum: “There wasn’t much room, and so each class could only accommodate about 10 students at the most. Virginia was always there with a smile on her face, and produced beautiful work right from the start.”

In addition to drawing, Hanley also took her first printmaking class during those early days in the stables. She was then “hooked” and became an ongoing student in MC’s printmaking classes and workshops. “When the college started offering regular printmaking classes, I started taking them each semester!” says Hanley.

During the evening’s events, participants were able to purchase copies of the book Hanley co-wrote with her sister Cherry Jamison. The book entitled Two Ways of Seeing: Two Sisters contains artwork by Hanley and poems by Jamison, and both sisters enjoyed autographing copies of the book for friends and other art aficionados in the new Hanley Printmaking Lab.
In addition to the opening of the Hanley Printmaking Lab, the evening also included the presentation of more than $4,000 in award money, which was given to 18 artists during the opening reception of the exhibit in McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts building.

The Best of Show award went to Barbara Noll for her oil painting Catch Me If You Can; besides the recognition by her peers, she also received a $750 award. The piece was sold by the end of the night! “It was a big surprise, I was just amazed,” Noll said. “It was truly a blessing.”

The exhibit displays 140 pieces and was juried by Karen Fedri, owner of Fedri Fine Art, LLC, in Dallas. “With over 100 artists submitting more than 250 artworks spanning diverse media, genres, techniques and voice, it was both a thrilling and daunting process to select the 140 pieces exhibited in the show,” Fedri said. “I felt each artist included in the exhibition had created something an art collector would want to acquire for their own collection,”

More than half of the award winners have taken art classes at the college, many from Jacobs. “Having former and current students participate in this event is always a pleasure,” Jacobs said.

The exhibit hangs through Nov. 11. McCormick Gallery hours are 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday.

Monday, October 24, 2011

MC pitcher makes memorable catch

Photo by Travis L. Brown/
"Mike Napoli’s three-run home run in the sixth inning of Game 4 [of the World Series] might be on its way to Canada," Travis L. Brown suggests in a post on his Texas Rangers Report blog for ESPN. "No, it’s not currently orbiting the earth with plans for a fiery re-entry into the land of the maple leaf."

CLICK HERE to read the rest of Brown's post, and to learn the role of MC's Jeremy Filipek in all of this.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

MC Lady Chaps, Chaparral Cagers Open 2011 with #3 NJCAA Rankings

By Forrest Allen
MC Athletic Director

Both Midland College basketball teams open the 2011-12 campaign with #3 national rankings according the NJCAA Division I Basketball polls. The preseason rankings, released on Thursday, can be found on 

Lady Chaparrals

The MC Lady Chaps, who lost to Grayson County CC in the 2011 NJCAA Region V Championship game, finished last season ranked #11 nationally and with a 27-6 overall record. Coach Ron Jones (18th year) returns a talented core of sophomores including 2011 NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American Danesha Long.

CLICK HERE to view the NJCAA Women's Basketball rankings

In addition to Long, a 5'9" guard from Long Beach CA, Midland College return 6'1" Forward Lindsay Ansley (Marble Falls, TX), 6'2" Post Morgan Schwartz (Garden City, TX), 6'2" Post Ornela Bacchini (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and 6'1" Post Nety Sousa (Sao Paulo, Brazil) will bring experience and leadership to the floor.

Tyler Junior College at #10 is the only other team from Texas in the preseason poll.


The Chaparrals now under the leadership of head coach Chris Craig return only two players from 2010-2011. Chap sophomore Majok Majok (Perth Western Australia) a 6'9" post and 6'2" redshirt guard Colan Weasby (Houston, TX) are the only holdovers from last year's NJCAA National Runner-up team. However several sophomore transfers will add maturity to the squad as they enter the regular season as well as through the WJCAC gauntlet.

CLICK HERE to view the NJCAA Men's Basketball rankings

Trinity Valley CC (Athens, TX) comes in at #6 while Howard College and South Plains College of the WJCAC debuts at #8 and #18 nationally.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

You're Invited to 'Pack the Chap'

By Forrest Allen
MC Athletic Director

On Wednesday, October 19, at 7:00 pm, he Lady Chap Volleyball team will be taking on Odessa College at the Chap Center. The Athletic Department is asking everyone to come out and "Pack the Chap Center" for the game.

Tickets will be $1.00 admission for the general public. It is FREE for kids under the age of 15 (age 14 and under) who play on their junior high school team or if they play volleyball in a church league, Y league or club volleyball, but they must wear their team uniform to the match.

Midland College employees and students are FREE with their MC ID card.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Barrage at Your College ... Join Us?

We are no longer accepting online requests for free tickets to see/hear Barrage, Thursday night at MC ... but you can STILL pick-up FREE tickets in-person. Call the MC Foundation office at (432) 685-4526, or visit them in the Pevehouse Administration Bldg, MC Main Campus. CLICK HERE for more on Thursday night's show at MC.

RELATED STORY: High school orchestras to perform with internationally-acclaimed group

A preview of Barrage at the link below.

Barrage is performing in Midland as part of the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series at Midland College. Twice each year, the series presents FREE cultural and artistic performances of international interest and scope to stimulate and inspire the Midland arts community, which prides itself on a rich tradition of excellence in the performing arts.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Think Pink

From Michael Fields, Director
MC Cosmetology Program

For a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society, the MC Cosmetology Department is offering temporary pink hair extensions. The process takes about 10 minutes; however, appointments should be scheduled through Carolyn Sutton, 685-6721.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MC Volleyball Seizes First Place in WJCAC with Win Over WTC

From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

In what may be one of the best talent match-ups of the 2011 season, the Midland College volleyball team remained undefeated in conference play with a thrilling five-set match against Western Texas College last night in Snyder.

MC kept two important win streaks alive with the win. The Lady Chaps are concurrently riding a 10-win consecutive match streak and also a five match conference win streak. Midland College in "Phoenix-like" fashion has risen from a 3-10 record early this season to 13-10 overall record and 5-0 in the WJCAC. Western Texas fell to 17-9 and 4-1 as the first half of conference play came to an end.

The contest featured two talented teams, neither of which wanted to cede an inch. After falling behind early in the first set Midland College fought back to draw to within three points at 21-18. Western Texas responded by going on a 4-0 run to win game one 25-18.

In the second and third set, Midland College again fell behind early, but refused to stay down. MC received a much-needed shot in the arm in the form of sophomore DS Addision Zaya. Zaya's hot service game, including four aces, confused the Lady Westerners and allowed the Lady Chaps to mount comebacks on several occasions during the match. MC took games two and three, 25-22 and 25-19 to take control of the match two games to one.

Set four belonged to WTC with Midland College unable claw their way to less than a five point margin. The Lady Westerners took set four 25-17, thus setting the stage for a final game showdown. The final sets are played to 15 points, however the winning team must lead by two to secure the match.

MC jumped to the early lead, however WTC responded tying the match at 2-2. MC moved to a 8-6 lead to force the switch. The Lady Chaps managed to stay two points ahead until the Lady Westerners made a run to tie the contest at 13-13. Midland College relinquished the lead 16-15, but tied the contest at 16-16 on a kill by sophomore Sarah Sawyer. MC scored again to move ahead 17-16.

The final flurry of activity included a heroic dig by sophomore Brittany Serrano which kept the ball alive and seemingly surprised the Western Texas team. Eventually it was an attack error by a WTC that provided the final margin of victory for MC 18-16 in the five-set test of wills.
In addition to Zaya's contribution, freshman standout Dragana Cvoric recorded 15 kills to lead Midland College while Serrano picked up 23 digs.

Lady Chap Individual Statistics:
Kills: Cvoric 15, Serrano 11, Sawyer 9, Victoria Smith 6, Trinity Walker 3, Breanna Ruble 2
Assists: Ruble 38, Sawyer 1, Zaya 1
Digs: Serrano 23, Keli-Key Wilson 22, Cvoric 16, Ruble 13, Zaya 12, Sawyer 8, T. Walker 2, Smith 1
Blocks: T. Walker 3, Sawyer 2, Serrano 1, Smith 1, Ruble 1
Aces: Zaya 4, Ruble 2, Serrano 1

WJCAC Standings (as of 10/13/11):
Midland College 5-0
Western Texas College 4-1
New Mexico Military Institute 2-3
Frank Phillips College 2-3
Clarendon College 1-4
Odessa College 1-4

Next Match:
Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00 p.m. in Borger, TX against Frank Phillips College.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Educators need to abide by 21st century Code of Ethics

Mary Braselton
Director, Associate of Arts in Teaching Program
Midland College

Significant research exists demonstrating how a child develops a sense of morality. One example of certain development happened in August of this year. Eleven-year old Minnesota twins, Nick and Nate, switched places in a hockey tournament charity event. Unbelievably, the twin who took the shot made it and won $50,000. But it was the wrong twin who took the shot. The dad did the right thing and came forward informing contest organizers that the twins switched places and the one whose name was not called had actually made the shot. Case closed? Not exactly. In reviewing a public opinion poll on this issue, the comments were heavily in favor of the twin(s) getting the money anyway. After all, honesty is a relative term, isn't it? Let's examine ethics in light of the Educator's Code of Ethics.

Most people have a personal code of ethics that governs how he or she acts in a social context, and this code normally derives from one's moral development. Some, by virtue of their profession, have a professional code of ethics that outlines how one should conduct himself in a professional context. One's sense of morality should be aligned with one's professional code of ethics since both stem from one's innate sense of appropriate conduct. Ethicists might say moral is moral and immoral is immoral -- for everyone. Otherwise, one's sense of right is eroded to the extent that everything becomes relative. That is the purpose of a code of ethics.

When one does not behave appropriately, he or she is said to have violated a code of ethics. Yet, a code of ethics is not law. It is a list of actions that John Dewey (Dewey, 1908, Ethics) would say one should do. When one chooses not to do the right thing and violates the code, law often comes into play. So social conduct, professional conduct and the law become intertwined.

Let's clap for Nick and Nate's dad for teaching his sons a moral lesson. By coming clean with the deception, he taught his boys an important moral lesson. Sometimes, however, educators are the only ones who can teach children how to do the right thing, so it is imperative that educators have a strong and righteous personal code of ethics.

Educators have a code of ethics, but it was not always so. There was no formal Educator's Code of Ethics in the old days, but as early as 1905, (quoted in Robinson vs. Herbert, 2000;, the Texas State Superintendent of Public Schools had the power to remove the teaching certificate of an individual deemed unworthy of teaching. In the ensuing 65 years, controversy after controversy has arisen related to educator behavior, and in 1971, the Texas Legislature formed the Professional Practices Commission and directed it to develop an Educator's Code of Ethics. Subsequent code amendments were made in 1993, 1996, 2002, and most recently, in 2010 when the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) responded to the cultural phenomena of social media with additions to the code.

Standards 3.8 and 3.9 of the code specifically address the role of student-teacher relationships and admonish educators to "maintain appropriate professional educator-student relationships and boundaries based on a reasonably prudent educator standard." Standard 3.9 outlines examples of "inappropriate communication with a student or minor, including, but not limited to, electronic communication such as cell phone, text messaging, email, instant messaging, blogging, or other social network communication." This standard goes even further by giving examples of inappropriate behavior that can be considered in a hearing situation should an infraction occur. (19 TAC Chapter 247)

The arguable word in these amendments is the relative nature of the word "appropriate" and that word was argued on the floor of the SBEC meeting in October 2010. Opponents of the change argued that these limitations would unnecessarily inhibit an educator's ability to communicate with his or her students using the technology relevant to the 21st century specifically targeting Facebook, web pages, text messages and cell phones.

Finally, SBEC determined a need for the code has to spell out specific examples of inappropriate behavior for educators, and those elaborations to the code took place effective December 2010. Additionally, on Friday, the definition of the phrase "good moral character" (and other words) found in the Educators Code of Ethics will be debated, determined, and sent to the State Board of Education for a final approval on Nov. 18.

Midland College (Policy No. 01:11:01) has a Code of Ethics, which states that MC personnel are "stewards" of the college environment and all those in it and to "inspire" others to "embrace and practice ethical principles." This policy is a brief bulleted list of principles that affirms that MC personnel are expected to know right from wrong and adhere to high moral and ethical and legal principles.

In case you didn't hear the resolution of the 11-year old twins' lucky shot, the charity event organizers concluded that due to "contractual breaches and legal implications" the boys would not get the $50,000; instead organizers donated $20,000 to youth hockey in Minnesota in the boys' names. Now, there's a personal moral, ethical and legal question solved by doing the right thing instead of the relative thing.

Interested individuals may access the entire Educator's Code of Ethics at the Texas Education Agency website:

This column first appeared in the October 3, 2011 edition of the Midland Reporter-Telegram, and appears here, in its entirety, with the MRT's permission.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lady Chaps Improve to 4-0 in Conference on Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Trinity Walker terminates
late in the third game
From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

Its unclear what is more impressive. That the Lady Chap volleyball team is unbeaten in conference play or the team's nine-match win streak. What is clear is that Coach Tammie Jimenez and the Midland College Lady Chaparrals appear to have found their footing on what was sometimes a difficult path this season.

On their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night, Midland College defeated a feisty Clarendon College Lady Bulldog team in straight sets, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18 to extend their current win streak to nine matches, including six consecutive in which MC won three games to zero.
Each member of the team contributed in the win which helped the Lady Chaps remain undefeated in the WJCAC (4-0) and no worse than a tie for first place in the conference race with Western Texas College. WTC plays New Mexico Military Institute, also on Wednesday evening and depending on the outcome of that match the Lady Chaps could be tied for first or all alone in first place in the conference standings.

The win improved the Lady Chap's season record to 12-11 heading into next week's pivotal match-up with Western Texas in Snyder.

Lady Chap Individual Statistics:

Dragana Cvoric 17, Sarah Sawyer 7, Victoria Smith 7, Samantha Sparkman 5, Trinity Walker 5, Brittany Serrano 2
Assists: Haley Nichols 23, Breanna Ruble 15, T. Walker 1
Blocks: T. Walker 2, Sawyer 1.5, Smith 2, Ruble 0.5
Digs: Keli Key-Wilson 18, Lisette Walker 7, Cvoric 7, Addison Zaya 6, Ruble 5, Sparkman 3, Nichols 3, T. Walker 2, Sawyer 2, Serrano 2, Smith 1

Next Match:

Midland College @ Western Texas College in Snyder, TX on Wednesday, October 12th @ 7:00 p.m

Thursday, October 6, 2011

MC Golf Finishes in 3rd at Andrews CC College/Amateur

Luke Richardson
From Forrest Allen
MC Athletic Director

The MC golf team finished in third place at the 2011 Andrews Country Club Collegiate/Amateur Invitational. The 36-hole, two day event was played at the Andrews Country Club (Par 71, 6356 yard course) and featured a six team field, including WJCAC teams Midland College, New Mexico Junior College, New Mexico Military Institute, Odessa College, Western Texas College as well as McLennan Community College from the NTJCAC. Midland College had hopes of improving upon their finish in the opening tournament of the season, a fourth place finish last week at the High Country Shootout (Ruidoso, NM).

Richie Farmer
After posting an opening round 277 the young Chaparrals found themselves in fifth place. However the team rebounded in the second round, shooting a team score of 270 despite the very challenging pin placement on the second day. Midland's Luke Richardson and Richie Farmer set the standard for the rest of the team, each recording a 36-hole total of 136 which was good for a 5th place tie at the tournament. Richardson and Farmer's 136 was only two strokes behind the four-way tie for medalist honors.

Team Scores:
1st: Western Texas College, 276-264--540 (-28)
2nd: Odessa College, 266-278--544 (-24)
3rd: Midland College, 277-270--547 (-21)
4th: McLennan Community College, 271-289--560 (-8)
5th: New Mexico Junior College, 275-287--562 (-6)
6th: New Mexico Military Institute, 307-305--612 (+44)

Individual Scores (Top Five and Midland College):
T-1st: Chris Bell, Odessa College, 65-69--134
T-1st: Jamie Warman, Odessa College, 67-67--134
T-1st: Kyle Lucas, Western Texas College, 70-64--134
T-1st: Mathias Boesmans, Western Texas College, 67-67--134
T-5th: Luke Richardson, Midland College, 70-66--136
T-5th: Richie Farmer, Midland College, 67-69--136
T-5th: Matthew Whittaker, Western Texas College, 71-65--136
T-8th: Tyson Turnbow, Midland College, 70-67--137
T-22nd: Blake Broroman, Midland College, 77-68--145
T-26th: Stephen Gage, Midland College, 70-76--146
30th: Sean Lawrie, Midland College, 74-76--150

Next Scheduled Event:
Odessa College Invitational (Odessa, TX), October 12-14 at the Odessa Country Club Links Course.

It's fabulous, it's faux, it's at MC Continuing Ed

On Saturday, October 8, Linda Coffman will teach her very popular class — “Fabulous Faux for Boring Walls.” During this one-time seminar, Midlanders will have the opportunity to discover inexpensive ways to paint designer walls and “spruce up” homes before holiday entertaining.

The class is taught in two parts: Part 1 covers the basic looks — classic, Tuscan and metallic. This session runs from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. The Part 2 class (1:00 - 3:30 p.m.) covers Linda’s approaches for popular suede, rustic and modern looks. The cost of each session is $30, and a $10 discount is offered for students who attend both sessions.

Coffman’s approach reveals secrets of the pros. She has been in the wallpapering and faux-painting business for over 18 years. Her work is featured in businesses, hotels, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and fine homes throughout the Minnesota area, and now in Arizona. Hundreds of people are now using her dual-roller techniques to create their own professional looking faux-painted walls.

By taking this class students will learn to paint perfect ceilings and corners, use glaze with double rollers and design numerous looks, such as the leather look and old world looks. Be careful — Linda warns that former students have amazed neighbors and have been asked to do their walls! With just a twist of the wrist, Linda will share tricks of the trade in this very practical and money-saving class.

For more information, visit the or call Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education at (432) 685-4518.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Welcome aboard!

From Dale W. Beikirch
Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Maryanna Houston as our new Director of Health Sciences Continuing Education. Ann will office at the ATC, Room 137B. Her direct phone number is 432-681-6303 and her email address is

Ann is no stranger to Midland College as she comes to us from the Permian Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) where she worked as Health Careers Promotion Coordinator. Before joining AHEC, Ann was employed with West Texas Centers for MHMR in a variety of different positions. She has also worked for Familly Outreach of America and Child Protective Services and is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of American. She graduated from UTPB with a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 1995.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fashion Statement

Trudi Brezovsky
Midland College Bookastore

As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Just arrived here in the bookstore are the following:

  "Fight Like A Girl" Tee's in Black, Pink and
  Bic - Set of 4 Pens in Pink
  Bic - Mechanical Pencils in Pink
  Bic - White Out in Pink Container
  Sharpie - Pink Highlighters
  Assorted Pink "Fight for a Cure" Pen and

We also have plenty of pink baseball caps with MC logo, binders, and other clothing. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Come on over and help support the promise to end breast cancer forever!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Admission is FREE, and NO tickets are required. More info at (432) 685-4526, and 

Latest issue of El Paisano posted online

El Paisano, the student newspaper of Midland College, is published at five or six times each long semester. Students are responsible for story ideas, research, interviews, photographs, writing stories, editing stories and doing layout on each newspaper.Students with paid staff positions will spend six to eight hours per issue working on the publication. This time is in addition to time spent interviewing for their stories.

CLICK HERE to view the latest issue of El Paisano