Category Archives: NTCC Honors

Texas Heritage National Bank gives NTCC Presidential Scholarship

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Texas Heritage National Bank recently presented a Presidential Scholarship to Emmalea Shaw, a sophomore at Northeast Texas Community College. The gift will cover Shaw’s academic expenses at NTCC for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is the first privately-funded gift of its kind that Honors Northeast has received. Shaw had a stellar first year at NTCC. She won a third-place

Cypress Bank donates laptop to Honors Northeast

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For the ninth consecutive year, Cypress Bank has presented a MacBook laptop for the use of Northeast Texas Community College honors students. This year’s recipient, Chesney Michael Davis, graduated third in his class from Pittsburg High School. He won a number of accolades in math and science and plans to become an engineer. Cypress, the

Honors Northeast seeks entries for poetry contest

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Northeast Texas Community College and Honors Northeast recently announced a call for original poems to enter the ninth annual Northeast Texas Poetry Contest. The judges will be looking for poems that can accent or enliven our sense of the surroundings, people, the culture, and/or the history of Northeast Texas. Adult winners will take home $200 for first place

Texas Heritage National Bank gives NTCC Honors scholarship

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Texas Heritage National Bank recently gave $4,000 to the Northeast Texas Community College Foundation. The funds will be used to sponsor a Presidential Scholar in Honors Northeast, NTCC’s nationally-recognized honors program. Dwyatt Bell (left), CEO of Texas Heritage National Bank, and Brenda Howard, Senior Vice President, Texas Heritage National Bank, are pictured presenting the check

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

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