Category Archives: NTCC Honors

Two NTCC students win prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

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Northeast Texas Community College Presidential Scholars, Jessica Velazquez of Mount Vernon and Angelica Fuentes of Mount Pleasant were recently awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships. These prestigious awards cover up to $40,000 annually at a university of the student’s choice for up to three years. Only 75 students were selected from more than 2,000 top applicants

NTCC awards Spencer prizes for essays in history

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Kassandra V. Martinez, a Northeast Texas Community College Honors Scholar, and Tanika Santos, a member of the NTCC Women’s Soccer Team have become the first winners of the Bonnie Spencer Awards for superior essays in history.  Spencer, an alumna of Northeast, and the leader of NTCC’s first history club in 2003, established the fund that

Cassia Rose wins NTCC McGraw-Hill Poster Contest

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Northeast Texas Community College held its ninth annual McGraw-Hill Poster contest Friday, April 29. The event was held in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts and featured research by 20 of NTCC’s most decorated scholars. The contest has become an annual test of creative research in Northeast Texas, funded in part by

Dr. Tawny Nix gives scholarships

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Dr. Tawny Nix, Director of the Northeast Texas Community College Medical Assistant program, recently contributed $2,000 to the NTCC Foundation. The funds will provide scholarships to students majoring in Medical Assistant, Medical Coding or Health Informatics. She is pictured presenting the gift to Dr. Jonathan McCullough, NTCC Vice President for Advancement. For more information about

William Jones wins Chitsey Award

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Northeast Texas Community College student William Austin Jones was recently named the winner of the 2015-2016 Chitsey Award, granted annually to the student of Honors Northeast who most exceeded expectations. Jones has impressed all four of the first-year honors seminar professors for his proactive academic work, and commitment to excellence. He was the winner of

Honors Northeast brings home two poster awards from conference

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Honors Northeast, the honors program of Northeast Texas Community College, recently continued its tradition of success among its peers in the Great Plains Honors Council with the poster awards of William Jones and Gabriela Quezada. Jones won the behavioral science division of those with fewer than 60 hours of college completed, while the NTCC sophomore, Gabriela

Jessica Velazquez published in TSHS journal

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Northeast Texas Community College Presidential Scholar, Jessica Velazquez, was recently published in the 2016 issue of a statewide academic journal. Touchstone, the annual publication of the Texas State Historical Society, chose Velazquez’s essay “Farm Life in Transition” as one of the collegiate articles featured this year. Her essay surveys agriculture in five counties in Texas from 1930

NTCC calls for entries in poster contest

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The ninth annual McGraw-Hill Poster Contest is set for Friday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College. This contest recognizes and rewards creative student scholarship in Northeast Texas. Area high school seniors, college and university students are welcome to compete. The

Honors Northeast brings home top prizes from TSHA meeting

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Northeast Texas Community College Honors scholars walked away from the 2016 March meeting of the Webb auxiliary of the Texas State Historical Association with a total of five cash prizes – more than ever before in the history of NTCC. The most unprecedented win was Presidential Scholar, Hector Zuniga’s first-place ($400) prize for his 15-page essay on

Andrew Yox wins TSHA Leadership in Education Award

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Dr. Andrew Yox, Northeast Texas Community College’s Honors Director, recently reached a climactic moment of his  twenty-year career in Northeast Texas. On March 4 in Irving, The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) awarded Yox the Mary Jon and J.P. Bryan Leadership in Education Award, a citation that came with a $5,000 prize.  It is the