Tuesday, December 22, 2015

ΦθΚ@MC ... Phi Theta Kappa Profile Project ... Members

From Dora Carey
Treasurer, Phi Theta Kappa at Midland College

Here is the latest installment of the Phi Theta Kappa Profile Project at Midland College. Phi Theta Kappa would like to introduce you to some of our members ...






The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Membership in PTK is by invitation to qualified applicants. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, you may visit their website at http://www.ptk.org/ , or you may contact the Midland College sponsors listed below.

Ms. Lea Keesee
(432) 685-6440
lkeesee@midland.edu

Ms. Duberlinda Mauricio
(432) 685-4562
dmauricio@midland.edu

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

MC closing for Winter Break


Dr. Steve Thomas
By Steve Thomas, Ph.D.
Midland College President

As a reminder, the College will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, for the Holiday break. Administrative offices will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Steve

McCormick Gallery announces first show of 2016

Strangely Familial
Work by Nathan Barnes

January 25 - February 26, 2016

Opening Reception and
Gallery Talk - February 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"My work articulates a slowly expanding cosmology, born of the work itself.

Each portrait in the Strangely Familial series is associated with a member of my family. They are a conflation of family history, biography, and my own passions and anxieties. They constitute something of a genealogy or collective memoir with the potential to extend deep into the past or far into the future. I also think of them as creatures, fauna that inhabit a world yet largely unexplored."

-- Nathan Barnes   • visit his website

Nathan Barnes earned a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah, where he was a Carmen Christensen award recipient and Anne Cannon award finalist. He earned a MFA in studio art from Idaho State University while acting as the curator of exhibitions for the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Nathan currently lives in Olympia, Washington with his wife and three children. He is the gallery coordinator at South Puget Sound Community College.

This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Rhea Charitable Trust.

McCormick Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and on Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, contact:
Michael Hubbard
MC Art Professor & McCormick Gallery Director
(432) 685-4651
mhubbard@midland.edu

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wrapping-up TOMORROW ... You can help Health Sciences CE help others keep warm

• Drive will continue through December 16 - TOMORROW - at the MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), located at 3200 W, Cuthbert Avenue, in Midland

The Midland College Health Sciences Continuing Education Department is collecting socks, hats and gloves for the homeless. A collection box has been set-up in Room 138 of the MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), located at 3200 W, Cuthbert Avenue, in Midland.

The drive will continue through the end of the Fall Semester, which is Wednesday afternoon, December 16th ... TOMORROW. Donated goods will be distributed to Midland's homeless through the Salvation Army and the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen.

For more information, contact:
Shirley Linstedt
Room 138, ATC
(432) 681-6305
slinstedt@midland.edu

ΦθΚ@MC ... Phi Theta Kappa Profile Project ... Members

From Dora Carey
Treasurer, Phi Theta Kappa at Midland College

Here is the latest installment of the Phi Theta Kappa Profile Project at Midland College. Phi Theta Kappa would like to introduce you to some of our members ...







The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Membership in PTK is by invitation to qualified applicants. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, you may visit their website at http://www.ptk.org/ , or you may contact the Midland College sponsors listed below.

Ms. Lea Keesee
(432) 685-6440
lkeesee@midland.edu

Ms. Duberlinda Mauricio
(432) 685-4562
dmauricio@midland.edu

MC Fitness Center Closed for Winter Break

Hello Everyone,

Below is the schedule of the Fitness Center after Winter Break, hours before spring semester begins.

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK
Monday, December 14th to Sunday, January 3rd

HOURS BEFORE SPRING SEMESTER
Monday, January 4th to Friday, January 8th
5:30AM – 6:00PM

Monday, January 11th to Friday, January 15th
5:30AM – 6:00PM

CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
Monday, January 18th

Regular Hours of Operation start back up on Tuesday, January 19th. Hope you all have a wonderful and safe break.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Sincerely,

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

Monday, December 14, 2015

Music is in DNA of MC alum

MC Photo
• Future: "Whatever it is, I know it will be a blast!”

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

When Wynton McNary was just 2 years old, he started playing the drums, and by the time he was 6, he was playing gospel songs by ear on the keyboard. It wasn’t until he was in the 6th grade that he actually began reading music when he picked up the tenor sax at middle school in Broken Arrow, OK. McNary continued to play the sax in the Pride of Broken Arrow Marching Band while in high school and played the drums in the school’s jazz choir. However, according to McNary, the culmination of his musical talent came just this past October 1, when he was the drummer for the Jazz for the Ages Band at Midland College and was the opening act for The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

“It was the best night of my life,” exclaimed McNary. “Music is my passion, and it is in my DNA. The legendary soul singer Al Green is my grandmother’s cousin, and my dad has played jazz with some of the great New Orleans jazz musicians. I was even named after Wynton Marsalis!”

Wynton McNary and his identical twin brother Wallace were first noticed at Midland College (MC) in the fall of 2009 when the two could be seen performing with the college’s choir, the Chaparral Singers, and the college jazz orchestra. Wallace “wowed” crowds with his silvery baritone voice, and Wynton was on stage alternating among several instruments including the keyboards, drums, saxophone and guitar.

Wynton said, “I always loved music and knew I had some talent, but when I started taking music classes at Midland College from Rabon Bewley, I really grew as a musician. I learned a great deal from Rabon, and we still play together whenever we can. Rabon and I immediately found a musical connection with one another, and he’s a great friend.”

In 2010, Bewley and Wynton formed a four-member jazz combo along with two other MC students, James Tuppen and Malcolm McPherson. The combo performed at various events including MC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and the Texas Community College Teachers Association conference in Houston.

When Wynton wasn’t performing with MC, he could be seen playing the drums with the contemporary gospel band at Macedonia Baptist Church in Midland. He also worked at Rosa’s Café and occasionally performed at Cigar Frog’s in downtown Midland. In May of 2014, the McNary brothers graduated from MC and moved to San Antonio to pursue their musical careers.

“Wallace and I stayed in San Antonio for 14 months,” explained Wynton. “However, it never felt like home. I was able to record an instrumental praise and worship CD while I was there, but I was homesick. I missed playing music with my parents and in the church. My dad plays the organ and is minister at Macedonia. My mom sings and plays the flute.”

So, Wynton moved back to Midland and says that he has reprioritized his life. He still enjoys music, and wants to continue with his musical dreams, but he also has found peace with his new life as a substitute teacher. He is currently working at Crockett Elementary School and loves inspiring young minds.

McNary said, “These kids are the best! I love it when their eyes light up as they learn something new. And, of course, I try to interject music in the classroom whenever the lesson plan permits. We sing, clap our hands and tap our feet as much as possible!” Musically these days, in addition to his work at Macedonia Baptist Church, McNary also performs with the Midland Community Band. This past year, McNary even tried his hands at conducting and led the band in a couple of songs during their fall concert.

MC Photo
“I enjoy playing with the community band,” stated McNary. It gives me an opportunity to perform with fellow Midlanders and play different genres of music.”

Traditional jazz is McNary’s favored musical style. He cited “Satin Doll” performed by Duke Ellington as the best song of all time. However, he also listens and enjoys performing other types of music, as well.

McNary said, “Smooth jazz bass guitarist Wayman Tisdale is right up there with Duke Ellington. Tisdale had a superb musical talent--cancer ended his life way too soon. The Classic R&B songs of the 70s and 80s also offer some great musicality. My favorite performers of this era are Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and Rick James. I’m beginning to appreciate Latin music and enjoy listening to artists like Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.”

It is obvious that music is a big part of McNary’s life, and he will find ways to incorporate it in his daily life, no matter what he is doing.

“Right now, life is good,” stated McNary. “I love living in Midland, and I love music. We’ll see what that combination brings to my future. Whatever it is, I know it will be a blast!”

MC Dining Services preparing for Winter Break

From Jennie Fuls
Food Services Director

The Jack E. Brown Dining Hall is open Monday thru Wednesday this week for Lunch only, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Snack Bar in the Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Center is open until 1:15 p.m. this week, Monday thru Wednesday.

MC Dining Services will be closed during Winter Break, which begins Thursday, December 17.

Midland College honors Associate Degree Nursing graduates

MC Photo by Rebecca Bell
• Now ready to take their registered nurse licensure exam

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) Associate Degree Nursing graduates were pinned at a ceremony on Thursday evening, December 10. The pinning ceremony is a tradition for nursing graduates, marking the transition from nursing school to nursing practice.

The nursing pin has a long and honorable history. The tradition of pinning began in 1860 when Florence Nightingale was awarded The Red Cross of St. George by Queen Victoria for her service in the Crimean War. Nightingale shared this honor with her nursing school students by giving each graduate a badge. By 1916 the pinning ceremony became an established tradition of nursing schools.

MC December 2015 Associate Degree Nursing graduates are Justin Aguilar, Chris Ballow, Andres Barraza, Amber Bustamante, Laura Carrillo, Crista Clifton, Amanda Collier, Clare Fabrizio, Magdiel Franco, Heather Hale, Jessica Herrera, Brittany Kay, Madalyne Large, Eva Loewen, Maria Mireles, Maritza Morales, Krystal Patrick, Janet Rayos, Andrew Stalder, Cassie Stanley, Nancy Terry, Stephanie Thomas, Nancy Williams and Ashley Wilson.

MC Dean of Health Sciences Carmen Edwards said, “We are extremely proud of these graduates. They are now ready to take their registered nurse licensure exam, and we know they will do well. They will soon be assuming careers as dedicated, intelligent, and competent caregivers. We wish them well in their future endeavors and know they will succeed.”

During the ceremony, a special achievement, highest Grade Point Average award was presented to Chris Ballow.

Wrapping-up Wednesday ... You can help Health Sciences CE help others keep warm

• Drive will continue through December 16 at the MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), located at 3200 W, Cuthbert Avenue, in Midland

The Midland College Health Sciences Continuing Education Department is collecting socks, hats and gloves for the homeless. A collection box has been set-up in Room 138 of the MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), located at 3200 W, Cuthbert Avenue, in Midland.

The drive will continue through the end of the Fall Semester, which is Wednesday afternoon, December 16th. Donated goods will be distributed to Midland's homeless through the Salvation Army and the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen.

For more information, contact:
Shirley Linstedt
Room 138, ATC
(432) 681-6305
slinstedt@midland.edu

Friday, December 11, 2015

Calling all Bears ...

• Event to mark "Baylor Bound" MC/Baylor University Articulation Agreements

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

On Monday, January 25, Midland College will be signing an articulation agreement with Baylor University. Students who complete courses at MC will be eligible for a seamless transition to transfer to Baylor.

MC and Baylor are planning a reception in the early afternoon of January 25 to celebrate the “Baylor Bound” articulation agreement. All MC employees and students are invited, and we are looking for people who have a Baylor connection. If you are a Baylor alum or have a family member who is a Baylor alum or know of someone who graduated from Baylor, please let me know. We want to extend an invitation to all for this special event.

Rebecca C. Bell
Dean, Community Relations
Midland College
(432) 685-4556
rbell@midland.edu

Community Band Christmas Concert ... TONIGHT at MC


On a related note ... how's this for a New Year's resolution ... join the band!

This is not your high school band. There are no auditions, and it doesn’t matter if it has been years since you last played. The group is geared toward those who played in high school or college. There are some school instruments available. This group performs two concerts per semester and occasionally performs in the community. For more information, call (432) 553-0632.

CLICK HERE for more information,
and to register online

MC's Michael Field takes the stage this weekend in beloved holiday tradition

MRT Photo
• Actor's tenure as Mother Ginger is no drag

By Rich Lopez, Reporter
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - There are many wow moments in The Nutcracker ballet - the Waltz of the Snowflakes, the battle with the Mouse King and the magic castle. But the second act's divertissement is of particular note. At that point in the show, the audience is introduced to one grand character.

By definition, the divertissement is a dance within a ballet that is more show than story. Within that, Mother Ginger and her bon bon children make their spectacular appearance.

And ever since Midland Festival Ballet started producing the holiday favorite, Michael Field has been Midland's Mother Ginger ...

Read the rest of this MRT report ...


Midland Festival Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Accompanied by the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
with special guests Karina Gonzalez and Charles-Louis Yoshiyama of the Houston Ballet

Saturday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 2:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE to order tickets

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Is it me ...

... or is it getting a LOT less tense, more quiet around the campus of Your College this afternoon?

Hmmmm ... wait a minute ...

Last Day of the Semester. May the Force Be With You!

MC Chap Baseball registering for "Pro Scouts Winter Showcase"


Midland College Chaparral Baseball has announced the dates for the 2016 edition of the Pro Scouts Winter Showcase.

On January 9-10, 2016, professional baseball scouts will be on hand to teach young players (in the 9th-12th grades) the latest in hitting, catching, pitching and defense techniques during these camps at Christensen Stadium


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

Scholastic Book Fair ... wrapping-up TODAY at MC

From Irma Moreno
Assistant to VP of Administrative Services

Information on the Scholastic Book Fair at Midland College!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Midland gallery shines light on "Midland College Printmakers"

CLICK HERE for a photo album
This past week was a big and busy one for Midland College Art Department faculty and students, with a variety of activities that included exhibits at not one, but TWO different galleries.

On Friday, December 4, Kamiposi devoted its monthly 'First Friday' event to an exhibit called "Midland College Printmakers." MC art students (including Felis Ely, shown above) were the guests of honor at a reception for the exhibit, which will hang for two weeks.

Kamiposi (described as "Kamiposi is a place to display new and upcoming art, independent music, touring bands, and open minds") is located at 510 S Big Spring Street, in Midland, just south of downtown.

For more information about Kamiposi, you can call (432) 230-0256 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kamiposi/

THIS WEEKEND ... Chap Basketball offers help for that hectic holiday hustle

Christmas is coming ... and the tempo around town has definitely picked-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 - boys and girls - to play the day away while you go Christmas shopping.

Chap Christmas Camp
  Saturday, December 12
10:00 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

One Night Only ... special offer for MC at MCT

From Tim Jebsen
MC Drama Instructor, MCT Executive Director

This past Thanksgiving, I sent around an offer to Midland College faculty and staff to attend the 2015 holiday musical PETER PAN with a Buy-One-Get-One (BOGO) offer. Several people replied that they were headed out of town or had already made plans.

So, you've got one final chance to take advantage of this special offer, and it's only good for one night. We've recently added an extra public performance of the show on Thursday, December 17th at 7:30 p.m.

If you log onto the Midland Community Theatre website and use the special code ThanksMC, you can get the BOGO offer for the Thursday performance. However, this offer is only good for the performance on December 17th.

Questions? Contact the MCT Box Office via e-mail ( boxoffice@mctmidland.org ) or stop by during business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.) at the Cole Theatre (2000 West Wadley Avenue).

Thanks for your hard work at Midland College,
and Happy Holidays!



PETER PAN - Take a trip with us to Neverland a magical place of fairies, pirates, and giant crocodiles as we present Peter Pan. When Peter Pan finds his lost shadow in the room of Darling children, he promises to take them with him to his enchanted home as a reward for their kindness. This timeless musical explores a magical world where childhood is eternal. Relive your youth and enjoy the show with your entire family.

In Memory ...

We extend our sympathy to the family of Tyler Allen Elliott. Tyler was an MC student from Sundown, Texas, who passed away last week. Services were held yesterday and today in Lubbock. Tyler’s obituary can be found in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.    Here is a link

The Midland College flag will fly at half-staff through Thursday, December 10.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Midland College Foundation's Chaparral Circle Endowment Fund, and sent to Deonne Presley, Room 141, Pevehouse Administration Building, Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705; or online at midlandcollegefoundation.org/gift.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

MC students serve as science fair judges

CLICK HERE to enjoy a photo album
Students from Midland College are among the volunteers who turn-out each year to serve as judges for the annual Science Fair held at Booker T. Washington Math & Science Institute, a magnet school that attracts elementary-age students from across the Midland Independent School District.

Thanks to Dr. Paul Mangum - Professor of Biology at Midland College, and coordinator for this project - for the photos.

MC receives State Examplar award for Math Pathway Principles

Back row, L-R: MC President Dr. Steve Thomas, Sara Hildebrand (Math faculty), Michael Dixon (Math faculty)
Front row, L-R: Karen Vest (Developmental Math faculty), Linda Penny (Math faculty), Connie Sanchez (Developmental Math faculty), Math Program Chair Dr. Sonia Ford, Dean of Math and Science Dr. Margaret Wade, Developmental Math Program Chair Alma Brannan, Joseph Severino (Math faculty)
• MC curriculum laid foundation for statewide implementation at other Texas community colleges

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College (MC) has been identified a state leader in developing new math curriculum for community colleges. On November 17, the Texas Success Center Math Pathways Project announced that MC had been identified as an “Exemplar” institution in its “Mathways” initiative.

MC is one of nine partner community colleges in a project coordinated through The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas to design a systemic approach to improving student success and completion in developmental math courses. The resulting curriculum developed by MC Math faculty supports student career goals by implementing processes, strategies and structures built around mathematics pathways. MC’s cutting-edge curriculum has laid the foundation for statewide implementation of the curriculum at other Texas community colleges.

MC Dean of Math and Science Dr. Margaret Wade explained, “Many students who enroll in community colleges do not score high enough on college entrance exams for college-level math. In the past, these students had to take sometimes as many as three developmental math classes that were a precursor to College Algebra. Developmental math courses were always a tremendous hurdle to overcome for many of our students. The two new courses are designed to teach practical math applications that focus on math for specific careers.”

Wade said that MATH 0481 is designed for students who are not entering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields; whereas students who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM, business and education should take MATH 0482. Both classes are designed to be taught in one-hour segments four days a week, and students are required to spend one hour each week in the MC Math Lab. Once students successfully complete each semester-long course, they are ready for college-level math courses.

MC President Dr. Steve Thomas congratulated the MC Math faculty on their leadership in this statewide endeavor and said, “MC Math faculty worked hard to develop these courses so that they could prepare students for college-level math in just one semester in a fun and engaging format. I appreciate their efforts in leading Texas in this important initiative.”

For more information about MC Math courses and the new Mathways curriculum, contact:

Dr. Margaret Wade, Dean of Math and Science
(432) 685-4615
mwadw@midland.edu

Dr. Sonia Ford
(432) 685-4525
sford@midland.edu

MC Advisors are also available to assist students with enrolling in courses and preparing degree plans that meet career goals. The Advising Office is located in the Scharbauer Student Center on the main MC campus and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Advisors are also on duty until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Students interested in enrolling for the spring 2016 semester should call the MC Enrollment Services Office at 432/685-4501 to schedule an advising appointment.

ΦθΚ@MC ... Phi Theta Kappa Profile Project ... Members

From Dora Carey
Treasurer, Phi Theta Kappa at Midland College

Here is the latest installment of the Phi Theta Kappa Profile Project at Midland College. Phi Theta Kappa would like to introduce you to some of our members ...







The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Membership in PTK is by invitation to qualified applicants. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, you may visit their website at http://www.ptk.org/ , or you may contact the Midland College sponsors listed below.

Ms. Lea Keesee
(432) 685-6440
lkeesee@midland.edu

Ms. Duberlinda Mauricio
(432) 685-4562
dmauricio@midland.edu

Season's Readings ... This Wednesday and Thursday at MC

From Irma Moreno
Assistant to VP of Administrative Services

Information on the Scholastic Book Fair coming to Midland College!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Community Band Christmas Concert ... this Friday at MC


On a related note ... how's this for a New Year's resolution ... join the band!

This is not your high school band. There are no auditions, and it doesn’t matter if it has been years since you last played. The group is geared toward those who played in high school or college. There are some school instruments available. This group performs two concerts per semester and occasionally performs in the community. For more information, call (432) 553-0632.

CLICK HERE for more information,
and to register online

MC Fitness Center hours through mid-January, 2016

Hello Everyone,

Below is the schedule of the Fitness Center during finals week and hours before spring semester begins.

FINALS WEEK
5:30AM - 8:00AM and 10:00AM – 6:00PM

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK
Monday, December 14th to Sunday, January 3rd

HOURS BEFORE SPRING SEMESTER
Monday, January 4th to Friday, January 8th
5:30AM – 6:00PM

Monday, January 11th to Friday, January 15th
5:30AM – 6:00PM

CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
Monday, January 18th

Regular Hours of Operation start back up on Tuesday, January 19th. Hope you all have a wonderful and safe break.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Sincerely,

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

A taste of the holidays at MC's dining hall

From Jennie Fuls
Food Services Director

This Tuesday, December 8th, will be our Christmas Celebration, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jack E. Brown Dining Hall, featuring special entrees and great desserts. Cost is $1 more per person.

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, whether you are dining-in or taking-out, the Jack E. Brown Dining Hall offers hot and cold food and beverages for Midland College students, faculty, staff and visitors. It is located on the northwest corner of the MC main campus, near the intersection of Garfield and Siesta streets.

College's team effort delights the community

CLICK HERE for a photo album
From Steve Thomas
President, Midland College

What a wonderful evening for our community [Thursday] night! Kudos to everyone involved in planning, organizing, and hosting the event. Thanks to our Art and Music Departments for their show and entertainment. Thanks to SIP for the good food, and a special Thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus. They greeted and delighted children for well over two hours and created lifelong memories for the little ones. It was a team effort and I can’t thank you enough for showcasing Midland College is such a positive way.

CLICK HERE for a photo album
From Julia Vickery
Student Development, and Students in Philanthropy Coordinator

Hello to All!

This thank you comes from the 2015-2016 SIP class. Because of their hard work, your AMAZING support, and the sponsorship of Abell-Hanger Foundation and Helen Greathouse Charitable Trust, they have raised over $9000 this fall. This means they will award at least $19,000 to local non-profits.

For those of you wearing jeans, reminiscing over that yummy Frito pie, fondly remembering the baked goods of November, anticipating a Santa Letter, or enjoying the goodies from a Silent Auction basket, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Special shout out to Maintenance for the quick set up and tear down of the tables for the Frito Pie dinner [Thursday] night, to Public Relations and Media for all the set up requests and assistance, and ESPECIALLY Great Western Dining for donating the YUMMY chili as an in-kind gift.