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Highlights

HCC and HISD expand health career training at Westside High School

Westside-High-SchoolHouston high school students interested in careers in the health arena now have a new training ground at Westside High School. Houston Independent School District, in partnership with Houston Community College and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions introduced the new program, scheduled to start in August with about 50 to 60 freshmen, which will allow students to earn college credit while in high school and give them hands-on work opportunities. The students will study such areas as cytotechnology, diagnostic imaging, molecular genetic technology and radiation therapy. The Westside program is a continuation of Superintendent Terry Grier’s effort to improve vocational education, giving students training in high-demand careers with the option of entering the workforce directly or going to college after high school. The initial efforts at six other high schools were called the Houston Innovative Learning Zone, but now are dubbed Futures Academy.

Story adapted from Houston Chronicle blog site, blog.chron.com/k12zone.


Thirteen-year-old student completes calculus class at HCC

John-Coudsi-early-college-programThis summer, John Coudsi went from 7th grade to college level calculus at HCC. Looking for a challenge in math, the 13-year-old attended the Katy Campus through the college’s special admission policy. In addition to HCC’s thriving dual credit and early college programs, HCC allows people who have not yet completed their sophomore year in high school and have exceptional intellectual abilities the opportunity to attend college. John was intrigued by the upper level math course and is more than prepared to enter 8th grade this fall at The Village School, a private institution in Houston’s Energy Corridor. Although John hasn’t decided on a career, he will probably attend college early and has been visiting local schools throughout Texas. When not preparing for his bright future, he enjoys chess, basketball, and playing the piano and saxophone.


HCC faculty and alumna recognized by Alief Community Association

Alief-Community-Association-Veterans-luncheonKenneth Hernandez, HCC Northwest business administration faculty and Marylyn Harris, HCC alumna, were recognized for their military service at the Alief Community Association (ACA) Veteran’s luncheon. In his 25 years of service with the US Navy, Kenneth was deployed to 32 countries, served in six combat tours and received 42 accolades. Marylyn is a US Army Veteran that launched Women Veteran’s Business Center (WVBC) to help female veterans realize their dreams of becoming business owners. She also participated in the annual Newspring Business Plan Competition through HCC’s Center for Entrepreneurship and won the Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year award from the Small Business Administration. Congressman Al Green, ACA President Marie Lee, HCC Northwest President Dr. Zachary Hodges and HCC Trustee Neeta Sane were also present to honor the veteran heroes at the ceremony that took place July 12.


Bonnie Gallup

Bonnie-Gallup-HCC-speech-professorMuch loved HCC speech professor and friend Bonnie Gallup passed away on July 11, 2013. She is survived by her husband Jerry Minshew, family, friends, doctors and staff at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and “Bad Dog” Lorette. Bonnie’s accomplishments in life were vast and far-reaching, extending from stage and screen to college campuses where she taught speech at Houston Community College, retiring in December 2012. Bonnie will be missed by her professional colleagues and her former students.


 

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Happenings

Monday, August 12 – Mobile Meningitis Vaccination Clinic
Vax-A-Nation Mobile Vaccination Clinic will be offering meningitis vaccines for $90 to students age 19 or older, less for students under age 19. Sponsored by Communities in Schools and HCC Student Life.
HCC Spring Branch Campus, Room 709
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact: kcarpenter@cis-houston.org

Tuesday, August 13 – Mobile Meningitis Vaccination Clinic
Vax-A-Nation Mobile Vaccination Clinic will be offering meningitis vaccines for $90 to students age 19 or older, less for students under age 19. Sponsored by Communities in Schools and HCC Student Life.
HCC Spring Branch Campus, Room 709
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contact: kcarpenter@cis-houston.org

Thursday, August 15 – East Meets West Performance
The Korean Community Center presents performers from various parts of Asia, mostly Korea, who will entertain with music and dance. Open to the public. Admission: Free.
HCC Spring Branch Campus, Performing Arts Center, Theater 1
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Contact: public.relations@hccs.edu

Monday, August 19 – Student Orientation
Get important information vital to your success. All students, new or returning, are welcome. Prizes and gift certificates, and a chance to win a $1,000 tuition scholarship.
HCC Alief Hayes Rd. Campus, Auditorium
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: marybeth.lewis@hccs.edu

Wednesday, August 21 – Student Orientation
Get important information vital to your success. All students, new or returning, are welcome. Prizes and gift certificates, and a chance to win a $1,000 tuition scholarship.
HCC Spring Branch Campus, Performing Arts Center, Theater 1
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: marybeth.lewis@hccs.edu

Friday, August 23 – Student Orientation
Get important information vital to your success. All students, new or returning, are welcome. Prizes and gift certificates, and a chance to win a $1,000 tuition scholarship.
HCC Katy Campus, Room 115-A
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: marybeth.lewis@hccs.edu

 


 

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