Northeast Texas Community College Athletics is pleased to partner with East Texas Broadcasting and Star 96.9 to bring you the weekly radio show with Eagle Coaches and Athletes. Tune in on Friday mornings at 8:30am on Star 96.9 FM to hear about the Eagle Sports teams from the coaches, athletes and administrators. The radio show will be starting on Friday, February 4th and run through the end of the semester.
The Women Empowering Women conference, hosted by Hope Ministries, will be held at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 5. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature speakers Leslie James, Regina Glass, Chanda Fulgium and Sheletha Bratton. They are also accepting vendor booths to be showcased in the foyer during the event.
Ruben Guerrero, an NTCC Honors Scholar, is the winner of a $50 Tribute Award for his achievements with acting and debating last fall.
Guerrero maintains two roles in the upcoming Webb/Honors film on Carroll Shelby to be premiered this 25 March at the Whatley Auditorium. In one of the most engaging scenes of the film, he plays Shelby patron, Roy Cherryhomes, with a southern accent. According to the book, Carroll Shelby byRinsey Mills, Cherryhomes helped make Shelby a great racer, but was also a very divisive figure in the early Dallas racing circles. In the scene, based on the book, Cherryhomes gets into a fight over his assumed right to sit on a dishwasher. Guerrero explores ethnic nuances as well with his second character, Dr. Alfredo Trento, the California surgeon who gave Shelby his second heart. Guerrero’s accent and hand motions again provide the verisimilitude which makes the scene stand out.
Young people these days are lazy. Nobody wants to work anymore. Students just want college given to them. In a time where stereotypes like these have become widely accepted, Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) is finding the opposite to be true with its innovative Work4College Program.
About 10 years ago, administrators at the small rural college started looking for solutions to rising student loan debt. Like many institutions nationwide, they were seeing higher loan amounts and an increase in default rates.
The NTCC College Store is extending its hours to make it more convenient for students to get their books and supplies for the spring semester. The bookstore will be open Friday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jessica Velazquez, a 2014-2016 member of the NTCC Honors program, Honors Northeast, has recently won her second Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. The first, back in 2016, gave her a free ride to Texas A&M at College Station. This award will enable Velazquez to pursue graduate school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She will also continue to work with Dr. Carl Allen’s Histiocytosis-Lymphoma laboratory in the Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology Department at Baylor College of Medicine.
Northeast Texas Community College Athletes will begin returning to the campus on Thursday, January 13 to begin to prepare for the Spring 2022 seasons.
NTCC Rodeo will kick things off first on January 28th and 29th at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Rodeo held at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The Rodeo team has five spring Rodeos to improve their individual and team positions as they work to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming in June.
I hope everyone has had a refreshing holiday break and is ready to embark on another impactful year at NTCC.
I know we all hoped that this pandemic would be completely in our rear view mirror by now. As we begin this new semester, however, while experiencing another aggressive spike in COVID infections with the Omicron variant, we will need to continue implementing heightened safety measures on campus to help reduce the risk of Covid spread until this current aggressive wave subsides. I hope that will be soon.
NTCC is excited to announce a new Cyber Security Micro Credential program that will kick off in Spring 2022. This one-semester certificate will prepare students for an exciting career in a rapidly-growing field that is in high-demand from companies in this region and beyond. Full scholarships are available to students who act now!
Northeast Texas Community College will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Offices will reopen and the spring semester will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 18th.