Sunday, November 30, 2014

REMINDER ... World AIDS Day Event - TOMORROW at MC

From Stephanie VanCuren
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Hello!

Monday, December 1 - TOMORROW - is World AIDS Day!

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MHAB Amistad Atrium, Basin Assistance Services and the Department of State Health Services will be on campus giving information to students (and whomever would like information) about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. There will be free testing in MHAB 111.

Basin Assistance Services recently has seen an increase in the number of new infections in younger groups - late teens to early twenties. (Exact stats are not available at this time.)

Please help us spread the word!

Thank you so much!

Sincerely,


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


MC Chap, Lady Chap basketball on the road this weekend

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cisco holds off MC, 57-55

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

ODESSA, TEXAS - Cisco Junior College rallied from a two-point halftime deficit to beat the Midland College Lady Chaparral basketball team 57-55 in the final day of the Sonic Thanksgiving Classic at the Odessa College Sports Center ...

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JC BASKETBALL: MC falls in opening game of Collin College Thanksgiving Classic

Staff Report
Midland Reporter Telegram

PLANO, TEXAS - The Midland College Chaparral basketball team dropped its first game of the Collin College Thanksgiving Classic on Friday to Murry State, 82-78 ...

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Make it a safe, blessed holiday, everyone!


In Memory ...

We extend our sympathy to the family of Edia Hernandez. Mrs. Hernandez passed away on Monday, November 24.

Edia worked at Midland College for 9 years and was an Admissions Advisor. Her obituary can be found HERE.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. tonight by the Altar Society at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Reverend Swamy Lakkineni as the celebrant. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland. The Midland College flag will fly at half staff through Friday.

If you wish to contribute toward a brick in memory of Edia Hernandez, you may send your contribution to the Office of Institutional Advancement, room 141 PAD or go online at https://www.midland.edu/foundation/how/gift/

Christmas countdown ... getting ready for "Holiday Evening at Midland College"

Look ... up in the sky ... it's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's one of our Facilities & Grounds teams here, at Midland College, making an addition to our landmark Hodge Carillon Tower, getting it - and the rest of the campus - ready for next week's Holiday Evening at Midland College !!!




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

World AIDS Day Event - MONDAY at MC

From Stephanie VanCuren
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Hello!

Monday, December 1, is World AIDS Day!

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MHAB Amistad Atrium, Basin Assistance Services and the Department of State Health Services will be on campus giving information to students (and whomever would like information) about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. There will be free testing in MHAB 111.

Basin Assistance Services recently has seen an increase in the number of new infections in younger groups - late teens to early twenties. (Exact stats are not available at this time.)

Please help us spread the word!

Thank you so much!

Sincerely,


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


Chap Basketball offers help for that hectic holiday hustle

Thanksgiving is this week, Christmas is coming ... and the tempo around town is already starting to pick up. How about you? Looking for a little help to get you though the rush of the holiday season? The Midland College Chaparral basketball team, trainers and coaches invite you to drop off your kids to play the day away while you go Christmas shopping.

Chap Christmas Camp
  Saturday, December 13
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Midland College
Physical Education (PE) Building

CLICK HERE for more information and a registration form

You may also contact:

Jordan Dreiling, Head Coach
MC Men's Basketball
(432) 685-4577
jdreiling@midland.edu

Please welcome ...

From Julia A. Vickery
Student Development & Students In Philanthropy Coordinator

The Student Development Office is excited to announce that Diana Ramos was offered, has accepted, and been approved by the Board to take the Midland's Legacy Advisor position at Midland College

Diana's experience as an advisor here at MC will be a great benefit to our Legacy students.

Diana's official start date is November 25th, so if you see her around, please give her a warm word of congrats!





From Alfredo Chaparro
Community Services Director

Please join me in welcoming Chuck Rivas as the Associate Director of the Midland College Business and Economic Development Center. Chuck previously worked as a Loan Officer in the Financial Services Division of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation. Chuck provided lending services through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Certified Development Company (504) Program and helped to maintain the City of Amarillo's Community Development Micro-Loan program.

Chuck graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A. in Communication and Business. Chuck grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School. Chuck now lives in Big Spring, TX. He recently got engaged to his fiancé, Sarah Carman. Chuck's office is located at the Cogdell Learning Center and can be reached at 684-4309.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fitness Center Closed Thanksgiving Break

Hey Everyone

I wanted to inform you all that the Midland College Fitness Center will be open on Wednesday, November 26th until 2:00pm and will be closed the entire Thanksgiving Break. We will resume regular hours of operation on Monday, December 1st.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ginger Gatliff
Fitness Center Director
(432) 685-6469
ggatliffr@midland.edu

Deadline for MC Students In Philanthropy "Santa Letters" fundraiser is TOMORROW

From Julia A. Vickery
Student Development & Students In Philanthropy Coordinator

Santa has once again solicited the help of Midland College Students in Philanthropy to answer the huge amounts of letters he receives each Christmas Season!

If you have a young one in age or heart (child, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend, neighbor), and would like for them to receive some Santa Cheer, SIP would love to help. Our members will fill your child’s heart with the spirit of Christmas with a very special and personalized letter from Santa! Your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and others will enjoy receiving a letter from Santa as he tells them how very special they are!

Please fill out the attached form (Adobe .pdf file) for each individual child, then bring or send your completed “Santa” form, and $5 per letter donation to Julia Vickery, 240 SSC, Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, Texas 79705 by ...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014.



Midland College Students in Philanthropy (SIP) is a project of the Abell-Hanger Foundation and Helen Greathouse Charitable Trust. Students are trained in non-profit board membership, fundraising, volunteering, and grant making. A key goal of SIP is to raise funds and then re-distribute them to deserving non-profit organizations in Midland.

The students learn about “sharing and caring” for others by personally creating each “Santa Letter” for your loved ones. Santa Letters are one of many fundraisers that these students decide on, plan, and execute throughout the fall semester. All net proceeds are matched at $10,000 in the spring and granted back to our local non-profits. Last year, this group granted $18,000 to our community

For more information about this program, contact:
Julia Vickery, Student Development Coordinator
Midland College
(432) 685-4704
jvickery@midland.edu

TONIGHT ... MC to host special lecture offering "Reality Check" on Russia, Ukraine and the West

Midland College Department of Government hosts special lecture ...

“Reality Check: Russia, Ukraine, and
the West in Crisis and Conflict”

TONIGHT • Monday, November 24
7:00 p.m.
Carrasco Room • Scharbauer Student Center

On Monday, November 24 (TONIGHT), the Midland College (MC) Government Department will host a special lecture presented by Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. An expert on U. S. relations with the states of the former Soviet Union, especially Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Rojansky has advised governments and intergovernmental organizations on conflict resolution and efforts to enhance shared security throughout the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian region.

His lecture at MC on Monday evening is entitled “Reality Check: Russia, Ukraine, and the West in Crisis and Conflict.” It will be held on the MC main campus, 3600 N. Garfield Street, in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room at 7:00 p.m. Thanks to funding provided by Will R. Green, Green Energy Resources, Henry Resources LLC and Parsley Energy, the lecture is FREE and the public is invited to attend.

MC President Dr. Steve Thomas said, “We are very fortunate to have Mr. Rojansky lecture at Midland College on this timely topic. Thanks go to MC Board Trustee Will Green who brought Mr. Rojansky to our attention after hearing him at a lecture in Steamboat Springs this past summer. Midland College is pleased to be able to offer various lectures and moderated discussions like this that focus on current global events to our students and the Midland community.”

In addition to his responsibilities at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Rojansky travels throughout the United States, Russia and Europe lecturing at colleges and universities. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and American University, and a participant in the Dartmouth Dialogues, a track-two U.S.-Russian conflict resolution initiative begun in 1960. Rojansky is frequently interviewed on TV and radio, and his writing has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post and Foreign Policy. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Tickets are not required for this free lecture. For more information, contact the Midland College Office of Community Relations at (432) 685-4556.


Seasonal change on the campus of Your College


There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman and we quoted e.e. cummings back and forth.
Roger Ebert (from brainyquotes.com)


Sunday, November 23, 2014

You are here ...


Newspaper reports on Lady Chaps' bid for WNIT championship

JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Injuries, slow start derail Midland College's WNIT title bid

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS -The day for the Midland College Lady Chaparral basketball team began with starting point guard Tajanay Veiga standing on the sideline with a walking boot on her left foot.

The day didn’t get much better from there for the Lady Chaparrals.

Playing without their floor leader, the Lady Chaparrals struggled on both ends of the floor and Iowa Western College took advantage in a 79-58 victory during the championship game of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament at the Chaparral Center ...


read the rest of this MRT report

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Honoring the written word ...


Newspaper reports Lady Chaps headed for Midland College WNIT finals

JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Midland College advances to finals of WNIT

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - One day after the Midland College Lady Chaparral basketball team upset the No. 1 team in NJCAA, Trinity Valley, it continued to roll with a 66-62 win over McLeannan Community College on Friday night.

The Lady Chaps (7-3) advance to the championship of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament at the Chaparral Center with the win.

Midland College was led by Mary Savoy, who poured in 29 points, which included a 13 of 15 effort on the free throw line. Savoy also had a team-high 18 rebounds. Both Sierra Dixon and Tajanay Viega joined Savoy in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively ...


read the rest of this MRT report


The Lady Chaps' next game in the tournament is this afternoon at 4:00 p.m., at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, when Midland College (7-3) faces Iowa Western Community College (5-0).

Friday, November 21, 2014

Just in time for the holidays ...

Scholastic Book Fairs Holiday Warehouse Book Sales is coming to Midland College on Wednesday & Thursday, December 3 & 4, 2014!

Wednesday, December 3; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 4; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Carrasco Room • Scharbauer Student Center
Midland College3600 N. Garfield Street


For more information, contact:

(800) 792-2002, ext. 314

Irma Moreno
(432) 685-4530
imoreno@midland.edu

Midland College Golf Ends Fall Semester, Finishes 4th at Odessa Invitational

By Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

The Midland College Chaparral golf team finished their fall semester schedule with a fourth place finish in the Odessa College Invitational. The 54 hole tournament was played at the Odessa County Club Links Course (par 72, 7,389 yards) with a five team field and individual competitors from various four-year universities.

Lucas McCubbin
Odessa College won the team title with a three round total of 872, while the Chaps shot 926 finishing in fourth place behind Western Texas College and Ranger College. The individual champion was Josh Radcliff of UT-Arlington who shot 209. Midland College's Lucas McCubbin finished tied for 13th followed by MC's David Wicks who tied for 15th place.

Team Scores:

Odessa College, 281-294-297--872 (+8)
Western Texas College, 291-291-291--873
Ranger College, 302-300-302--904
Midland College, 304-300-322--926
New Mexico Military Institute, 312-309-320--941

David Wicks
Individual Scores (Top 5 and Midland College):


1st: Josh Radcliff, UT-Arlington, 66-69-74--209 (-7)
2nd: Daniel Nielsen, Ranger College, 71-70-72--213
T-3rd: Freddy Anderson, Baylor University, 73-70-73--216
T-3rd: Elliott Fullalove, Western Texas, 71-71-74--216
T-3rd: Conner Bjugstad, Odessa College, 69-75-72--216
T-13th: Lucas McCubbin, Midland College, 72-75-76--223
T-15th: David Wicks, Midland College, 73-71-80--224
24th: Chase Pearcy, Midland College, 80-75-81--236
T-30th: Levi Bryand, Midland College, 84-75-83--242
34th: Jarid Larson, Midland College, 82-82-80--244
35th: Blake Roberson, Midland College, 78-90-77--245
36th: Zarek Crowder, Midland College, 82-79-85--246

Special time and service for "Night Writers"

From Stacy Egan
MC English Department

The Language Hub is located in TC 182 and offers FREE tutoring in writing for all subjects by trained faculty, staff, and peer tutors. Bring your writing assignment, your research, and your draft to TC 182, and let our tutors help you to improve your writing.

We are open Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon. (Closed Wednesday-Friday of Thanksgiving Week. Last day of Fall semester is Tuesday, December 9th).

And ... for those late-night writers, join us for "Late Night at the Language Hub" on Tuesday, December 2nd. On this night, the Hub will extend its hours until 10:30pm to help serve students with end-of-semester assignments. All attendees will receive a free gift! 

For more information, contact:

Stacy Egan
(432) 685-6700

"MC Students In Performance" ... TODAY ... join us?

From Michael Jordan
Professor, Music Theory and Studio Voice

A reminder from the Midland College Department of Music ... Come out and enjoy our student recital today at 12:30 PM in the Wagner Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building. Everyone is welcome!

Admission is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there! 

Newspaper reports great start for Lady Chaps at Midland College WNIT

MRT Photo by James Durbin
JC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Midland College knocks off No. 1 Trinity Valley CC

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Mary Savoy knew that if her Midland College Lady Chaparral basketball team was going to knock off No. 1-ranked Trinity Valley Community College on Thursday, the Lady Chaparrals had to believe they could do it.

While things didn’t look good when MC trailed 32-20 at the intermission, the Lady Chaparrals rallied in the second half to upset the Lady Cardinals, 65-59, in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament at Chaparral Center.

“What kept us going was making a change in our minds that we really wanted this,” said Savoy, who had 10 of her 15 points in the second half. “We all wanted this so we put in the effort, got down on defense, made good decisions with the ball, and went ahead and played basketball” ...

read the rest of this MRT report

The Lady Chaps' next game in the tournament is this evening at 7:00 p.m., at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, when Midland College (6-3) faces McLennan Community College (3-5).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

International Student Club Food Fair Feedback

From Amadomo Saye
Sponsor/Advisor of the International Student Club

The Midland C International Student Club would like to say thank you for coming out and supporting the club food fair. The event was a success. Thank you for your help and generosity. We have raised $484.68. See you next time.
Thank you!



Midland College's Quay King, Named NJCAA Men's Division I Player of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national office announced the Men’s Basketball Players of the Week of all three divisions Wednesday for games played between Nov. 10-16. This week’s awards were earned by sophomore guards Naquavious King from Midland College (Texas), Willie Gilmore of Wake Tech (North Carolina) and Finger Lakes College (New York) freshman guard Kievonn Banks.

Midland College announces Legacy Scholarship essay contest winners

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Community service is the basis for the Legacy Scholarship Essay Contest, sponsored by the Abell-Hanger Foundation. The purpose of the contest is to honor students’ community service and to let the students tell their stories of how that service has enriched their lives. Any Midland College (MC) student who is currently attending MC on the Legacy Scholarship may write an essay about their required community service—an integral component of the Legacy Scholarship award.

This fall, five Midland College (MC) students received scholarships for essays written about their community service. Award recipients are Victoria Brooke Chadwick, Joseline Corral, Marisa Gonzales, Miranda Nhoy and Ashley Turner. In addition to the standard Legacy scholarship of $2,100 per year, each of these five students will be awarded an additional $500 and will be honored at a luncheon in the spring.

The students’ essays focused on how volunteering changed their lives and how the Legacy Scholarship enabled them to begin their collegiate experience. In many cases, the students’ volunteer experiences have led to discovery of career goals.

Essay winner Victoria Brooke Chadwick wrote, “Without my Legacy volunteer experience, I would never have been able to discover this passion that had been hidden inside of me. Legacy has truly been a blessing to me as well as my family; my future seems so much brighter than it could have ever been without it.”

In her essay about volunteering at Midland Memorial Hospital, Miranda Nhoy wrote, “At the beginning of this volunteer experience, I walked in hopeful that I would gain some knowledge about the different careers that the medical field possesses, but I got so much more than that. I learned that community service is about making an impact and is about paying it forward.”

The winning essays can be found at www.midland.edu/legacyessays.


Newspaper previews women's basketball tournament at MC

MRT Photo by Tim Fischer
JC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Midland College ready for WNIT challenge on home court

By Oscar LeRoy
Midland Reporter Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - The Midland College Lady Chaparral basketball team is anxious to finally play at home this season, but the Lady Chaparrals are not expected to catch any breaks this weekend.

For the fifth consecutive year, Midland College is hosting the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, which is usually a showcase of some of the best there is in women’s junior college basketball ...

read the rest of this MRT report

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fasken Oil & Ranch receives Hanson/MC Environmental Excellence award

Pictured from left to right are Dale Beikirch, MC Dean of Continuing Education, with Tommy Taylor and Norbert Dickman of Fasken Oil and Ranch
From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The late Bruno Hanson had a deep respect for God’s natural environment. He was involved in the discovery or extension of more than 20 oil and gas fields. In 1986, Hanson’s peers elected him President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and in 1992, he was instrumental in the formation of the Association’s Division of Environmental Geosciences. To commemorate and honor Mr. Hanson’s dedication to the environment, the Bruno Hanson/Midland College Environmental Excellence Award is presented annually to a Permian Basin oil and gas operator that has demonstrated exemplary environmental stewardship.


Each year, a group of dedicated oil and gas professionals who compose the Bruno Hanson/Midland College Environmental Award Advisory Committee meet to choose a recipient. The dedicated individuals who are members of this advisory committee are Mike Jacobs with Pioneer Natural Resources, Richard Brantley with University Lands, Gil Van Deventer with Trident Energy, Ben Sheppard with the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Arlen Edgar and the Director of the Midland College Petroleum Professional Development Center Hoxie Smith.

This year’s award recipient is Fasken Oil and Ranch. With record high levels of oil and gas activity in the Permian Basin and the need for water in hydraulic fracturing operations, environmental stewardship and water conservation is more critical than ever. Beginning in 2013, Fasken Oil and Ranch began using recycled produced water for use in their hydraulic fracturing operations. They supplemented the water with brackish water from the Santa Rosa formation. Now Fasken plans to end the use of all potable ground water on their C Ranch, covering Andrews, Ector and Midland counties by the end of this year.

One of the criteria for the Bruno Hanson/Midland College Environmental Excellence Award is that the recipient exhibit a proactive approach to environmental enhancement beyond regulatory compliance. Fasken is active in New Mexico and working with other operators and New Mexico regulators to help change the New Mexico Pit Rules. They are also working to change the anticipated Rule 34 multi-use pit so that produced water can be recycled and used for hydraulic fracturing. In fact, Fasken is one of the leading companies in the effort to re-draft and implement those rules.

With over 80 years of history in oil and gas production in the Permian Basin, Fasken Oil and Ranch understands that fresh water is a critical resource everywhere in West Texas. Fasken is building their new system for long-term benefits, which includes uses other than oil & gas such as residential, a new elementary school and irrigation for landscaping, parks and recreational purposes.

Congratulations to Fasken Oil and Ranch!

MC Student Activities' annual Canned Food Drive - It Has Begun!


From Stephanie VanCuren
MC Student Activities Coordinator

Hey everyone!

MC's Student Activities Program's annual canned food drive benefitting the Memorial Christian Church Food Pantry has begun!

The drive will be from November 10 though December 5. Donation boxes will be located around campus. We will be accepting non-perishable foods until December 5. Preferable items are soups and items that can be made into meals. Let's see who can bring in the most cans!


And always, THANK YOU so much for participating in Student Activities!

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

Rebecca Watson Creative Writing Contest to present awards today

From Brendan Egan
MC English Faculty

Hello Everyone,

Please come and join the English Department in honoring this year's winners of the Rebecca Watson Creative Writing Contest TODAY (Wednesday, November 19th) at noon in the McCormick Gallery.  Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

The following Contest Finalists will be sharing their work:

Chris Cruz
Janeth Ruiz Garcia
Ashley Hearn
Zach Neuser
Kerilyn Gomez
Emily Hobbs
Sidney Nwangwu
Marcus Orona
David Scott
Bryan Sanchez
Amy Harris
Victoria Hernandez
Kevin Leoffler

Thank you all for supporting our students and their creative efforts!

For more information, please contact:

Brendan Egan
(432) 685-4769
began@midland.edu

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

'Find yourself' at GIS Day ... tomorrow at Your College

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Wednesday, November 19, Midland College (MC) and the Permian Basin Arc Users Group will observe the worldwide celebration of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day. The day, designated by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), was established to showcase geospatial technology and demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in society.

Various activities are planned for the Midland event that will showcase the exciting work being done in Midland with GIS. Activities will include 3D visualizations, interactive map demonstrations, video presentations and discussions with GIS professionals.

The public is invited to the FREE event, which will be held in the Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room on the main MC campus, 3600 N. Garfield Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Danny Allen, GIS manager of Dawson Geophysical Company and a member of the Permian Basin Arc Users Group, stated, “The community is invited to stop by at any time during the day and stay as long as desired. In addition to being informative and fun for everyone, it will also be a great opportunity for students to explore the many possible career paths available through GIS. Professionals from government sectors and the oil & gas industry will be on hand to show how GIS is used in their respective fields.”

Allen explained that GIS involves linking location to information and then making decisions based on the results. Choosing a business site, targeting a market segment, planning a distribution network, zoning a neighborhood, allocating resources and responding to emergencies are all problems that can be solved through GIS. For anyone trying to evaluate information, the most intuitive way to view it is on a map. Intelligent digital maps are made possible by GIS technology. Maps and spatial analysis reveal patterns, point out problems and show connections that may not be apparent in tables or text. Unlike a flat paper map where what you see is what you get, GIS can present many layers of different information.

For more information about GIS Day activities, please contact Mr. Allen at (432) 684-3088. School groups are invited to attend at any time during the day. Please contact Dr. Margaret Wade, MC dean of Math & Science, at (432) 685-4615 for group reservations. Individual reservations are not required.

Midland College Associate Degree Nursing program announces pass rate and Full Approval status from Board of Nursing

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) is pleased to announce an 82.61 percent pass rate for its Associate Degree Nursing graduates on the 2014 National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). With this excellent rate, the Texas Board of Nursing recognizes the MC program as Fully Approved.

MC Dean of Health Sciences Carmen Edwards said, “I am extremely proud of our graduates. The pass rate is the result of their hard work and dedication. The NCLEX covers a wide range of material, and it tests critical thinking about decisions involving nursing care. It’s a difficult exam, but thanks to our excellent faculty, our graduates were well prepared for the exam and subsequent careers as Registered Nurses.”

In a recent press release, it was announced that MC’s August Vocational Nursing graduating class had scored 100 percent on the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses). Both of MC’s nursing programs are a vital source for supplying the Permian Basin with qualified nurses. Edwards explained that the majority of MC’s nursing graduates remain in the West Texas area working at Midland Memorial Hospital, long-term care facilities, physician offices and home health care organizations.

MC Executive Vice President Dr. Richard Jolly said, “I appreciate the commitment of our nursing faculty. They maintain high standards for our students, and as a result we all benefit. MC nursing graduates are the professionals who administer healthcare to all of us. Our nursing programs are central to Midland College’s mission of providing West Texas with a skilled workforce.”

For more information about Midland College’s nursing programs, please visit www.midland.edu/nursing.