group presenting check

Alpha Mu Chi, Northeast Texas Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, was pleased to be able to donate $500 to Hospitality House. Hospitality House is the only long-term residential facility in the state of Texas and one of the very few in the nation that specializes in individuals dealing with mental health concerns. A representative of the facility, as well as a few residents, came to receive the check on December 10. Chapter officers and a few students and administrators were present to help celebrate the donation, a heartwarming experience for all concerned. The goal was to help residents experience a joyful Christmas as well as have additional needs met.

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NTCC will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 3 for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Administrative offices will re-open on Monday, January 6. The first day of the Spring 2020 semester is Tuesday, Jan. 21. 

Beverly Austin with Dr. Clinton

Northeast Texas Community College recently celebrated its annual employee Christmas luncheon and honored employees who have reached service milestones. In addition, they also celebrated the retirement of Beverly Austin, SBDC Business Advisor. 

Santa's sweeties present check

The honors students and program at Northeast Texas Community College, local students in need, and Franklin county students have benefitted enormously from the philanthropic handiwork of “Santa’s Sweeties.” This is their story.

PTK inductees

Northeast Texas Community College inducted a total of 22 new members into the Alpha Mu Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on November 15 in the Whatley Auditorium foyer. A total of 71 attendees and their guests celebrated the occasion with a dinner featuring chicken parmesan as the main entrée and the PTK chapter’s trademark chocolate fountain for dessert. 

grant winners

The NTCC Foundation is happy to announce that 10 NTCC employees have been awarded funds through the 2019-2020 Whatley Employee Enhancement Grant. The Foundation received 18 outstanding applications.  Five were funded by the grant and five received funded by private donations or other funds.  The total for all funded projects was $19,368.99.  The Whatley Employee Enhancement Grant was established by James & Elizabeth Whatley specifically to fund special projects and enhance educational opportunities that fall outside the institution’s regular budget. Each year, NTCC full-time employees may apply for the approximately $8,500 available. Projects are reviewed and selected by the volunteer members of the Whatley Employee Enhancement Committee.

Congratulations to the Northeast Texas Community College class of December 2019! You have worked hard and we are looking forward to celebrating your accomplishment at our commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. 

calendar cover

Alpha Mu Chi, NTCC's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, is selling its Outside the Lines 2020 Calendar to support mental health in the local community. Copies are $25 each. Please contact Dr. Melissa Fulgham ( or Delbra Anthony ( to purchase a copy. 

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The Northeast Texas Community College campus will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29 to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices and classes will resume a normal schedule on Monday, Dec. 2. 

medical assistant students serving

Northeast Texas Community College Medical Assistant students recently gave back to the community by helping to feed those who have served our country at a special Veteran’s Day event at PE Wallace Middle School in Mount Pleasant. This is just one of many activities Medical Assistant (MA) students participate in outside of the classroom. The program is currently accepting applications for the spring semester. If you would like to learn more about the program, contact instructor Amanda Hutchings at 903-434-8363 or