Category Archives: NTCC Honors

Four NTCC students complete undergraduate research program


Funded by the National Science Foundation, the summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Texas A&M University-Commerce was a unique and rewarding research training opportunity for community college students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Seventeen students from community colleges in Northeastern Texas and Southwestern Arkansas were selected for the 2014

Seventh annual Northeast Texas Poetry Reading held

Winning Six

For those interested in what “Northeast Texas” was or could be, the Whatley Foyer of the campus of Northeast Texas Community College was again the place to be as local poets and commentators took the challenge to define the region. The seventh annual Northeast Texas Poetry Reading, which was held September 5, featured six winning

Cypress Bank donates laptop to Honors Northeast

cypress laptop

For the seventh year in a row, Cypress Bank has funded a high-end laptop for the use of Northeast Texas Community College honors students. This year’s recipient, Gabriela Quezada, was an art student at the University of Maryland. She is a native of El Salvador.  Cypress, the oldest Camp-County based bank, has three other branches,

Northeast Texas Poetry Reading scheduled for Sept. 5

Maryna Otero

How can one best answer that enduring question: where are you from? How is Northeast Texas unique?  Does where we live even matter? These and other questions will be at stake at the Seventh Annual Northeast Texas Poetry Reading on Friday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing

Webb chapter Northeast earns best-in-state honorary cords

Webb Graduates

The Northeast Texas Webb Chapter, part of the collegiate student auxiliary of the Texas State Historical Association, earned special gold-red-black cords for graduation this spring.  They were the only chapter in the state that won both a Caldwell Group Award, and a Chapter Award in the last two years. Shown from left to right are: Matthew

Poster Contest winners announced

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John Updike once noted that anyone seriously interested in doing something better or right will be creative.  On the morning of May 2, while some students were studying for finals, 20 students gathered to compete in the Seventh Annual McGraw-Hill Poster Contest. The event was held at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts. Their object was to

Two students win prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

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Northeast Texas Community College students Matthew Jordan of Pittsburg and Stephen Milburn of Mount Pleasant were recently awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships. This prestigious award covers up to $30,000 annually at the university of the student’s choice for up to three years. Only 85 students were selected from more than 3,500 applicants for this national honor.  

Freshman Kayleah Cumpian earns numerous honors

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At a time when Northeast Texas Community College sophomore Presidential Scholars have been winning unprecedented prizes, Kayleah Cumpian of the freshman class has registered an unmatched series of wins as well. Cumpian has recently applied for and won a scholarship to attend a workshop at Duke University entitled “Applications of Mathematics to Physiology and Medicine.” 

NTCC Webb Society earns Chapter of the Year Award

The Chapter Award copy

The Northeast Texas Community College Webb Society, a student chapter of the Texas State Historical Association, won its first Chapter of the Year Award on March 8 in San Antonio.  Webb Society members Ana Martinez, Tyler Reynolds and Kayleah Cumpian are pictured receiving the award in San Antonio. The state leaders of the Webb Society cited

Two NTCC Honors students win Caldwell essay awards

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Northeast Texas Community College Honors students, Elyse Coleman of Gilmer and Kayleah Cumpian of Mount Pleasant, swept two of the four 2014 Caldwell essay awards given annually by the Webb division of the Texas State Historical Association (for freshmen and sophomores in the colleges and universities of Texas). Both wrote papers that were also deemed