Tarrant County College Celebrates the Season of Giving on Five Campuses

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Jan. 2, 2017) Tarrant County College continued its tradition of giving back to the community with charitable events during the 2016 holiday season on five of its campuses. The holiday season gave each campus an opportunity to serve the community in a larger capacity.
 
The Northeast Campus Delta Psi Omega (Drama Club) sponsored Toys for Tots to benefit Cook Children’s Hospital. The Delta Psi Omega drive was supported by students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
 
Cowboy Santa’s benefitted in November from toys collected by Northwest Campus students, faculty and staff. The non-profit program provides toys to children under 12 from lower income Tarrant County families. More than 75 canned goods and more than 100 toys were collected and were distributed by the city of Fort Worth during the holiday season.
 
The South Campus Kinesiology Student Organization collected donations for Soles4Souls, a not-for profit-global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. During the entire month of November students, faculty, staff and members of the community supported the drive to benefit children worldwide.
 
Additionally on the South Campus, groups collaborated with Trinity Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in need in Tarrant County. More than 40 South Campus volunteers contributed with members of South Campus Men of Color Mentoring Program, Student Government Association, Cornerstone, and the African American Student Organization.
 
Trinity Habitat builds new homes, externally repairs existing homes and offers homeownership education classes and counseling services in partnership with qualified low-income families in Tarrant, Johnson, Parker and Wise Counties.
 
Southeast Campus hosted “Season’s Greetings”, the 17th annual Arlington Life Shelter Dinner. The turkey dinner, contributed by local donors, was prepared by the Southeast Campus Culinary Arts Department. More than 125 students, faculty and staff members volunteered for the event, including 30 students from the Arlington Collegiate High School located on the TCC Southeast Campus. Between 50 and 65 people were served at the dinner. Activities also were led on by various Southeast Campus clubs and organizations.
 
Trinity River Campus, sponsored several charitable projects:
• The gLove Project was sponsored by the Sigma Tau Surgical Technology Student Association. With the help of students, faculty and staff the gLove Project collected close to 3,000 gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and other winter apparel to benefit women and children at SafeHaven of Tarrant County, a nonprofit agency dedicated to ending domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change. Items will also be donated to Foster Children of Fort Worth and Grapevine Housing Authority which helps low income families with affordable housing.
 
• In collaboration with various Trinity River student organizations, the International Student Association collected more than 25 toys, 40 toiletries, 50 pieces of clothing and monetary donations benefiting Cooks Children Hospital, Tarrant County Food Bank and Opening Doors for Women and Needs. The #Dare2Give campaign took place in early December.
 
• Trinity River Equality in Education (TREE) collected more than 120 gift donations including a bicycle, toys, and clothing items in support of the Samaritan House of Fort Worth. The Samaritan House creates a supportive community providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs.
 

TCC’s Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Wins $95,000 Amon G. Carter Foundation Grant

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 12, 2016) – Amon G. Carter Foundation has awarded Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS), a partnership between Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus and Fort Worth ISD, a $95,000 grant to launch a senior capstone program at the academy to ensure graduates are prepared for postsecondary education.
 
“This grant provides a phenomenal opportunity for TABS students and is a testament to the Carter Foundation’s commitment to the next generation of scientists and innovators,” said S. Sean Madison, Ph.D., president of Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus in downtown Fort Worth.
 
One of the main goals for the new program includes a forum for collaboration with Wake Forest University. This is a project-based learning program and an application of skills learned in earlier courses, as well as applied STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). It is similar to a course at MIT that integrates those fields, according to Troy Langston, principal of Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences at TCC Trinity River Campus.
 
“In response to our ever-changing, complex and diverse global environment, Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences is partnering with TCC and the Amon G. Carter Foundation to create an innovative capstone course,” said Jay Kurima, TABS science department chairman and primary instructor for the course. “This biomedical science-focused capstone course gives seniors the opportunity to engage in creative problem solving related to authentic and timely issues in their local community. Students will utilize and develop their “maker mindset” by using cutting-edge technology such as 3-D printers and laser cutters to design and fabricate physical solutions to those issues.
 
TABS is one of three Fort Worth ISD schools to earn the high-progress Title I designation for 2015-2016, according to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). A high-progress school is identified as a Title I school in the top 25 percent in annual improvement and/or a school in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps based on system safeguards. At the high school level, a reward school is a Title I school with the highest graduation rates. Overall, the TEA has identified 300 campuses statewide as high-performing and/or high-progress Title I Schools for 2015-2016.
 
“These are outstanding distinctions of which TCC, Fort Worth ISD and all TABS partners are overwhelmingly proud,” Madison said. “These distinctions also recognize the commitment and hard work that TABS faculty and its leadership demonstrate to ensure these remarkable educational outcomes for one of this County’s premier Early College High Schools.”
 
The complete list of 2015-2016 high-progress and high-performing schools (school districts and campus names) may be viewed on the TEA website.
 
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Tarrant County College to Introduce WEPA Campus Print System for Student Printing

 
wepa-print-solutionTarrant County College has partnered with wēpa (We Print Anywhere) to bring a new innovative print solution to all TCC campuses.
 
Beginning December 1, 2016, TCC students will be able to use the wēpa Print Solution to upload their documents to the wēpa print cloud from any computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet connection. Students can also access cloud storage provider accounts and insert a USB drive directly at any wēpa print station.
 
Below are details on how it works and how to print.
 
Pricing

$0.10 Black & White Single-Sided
$0.18 Black & White Double-Sided
$0.50 Color Single-Sided
$0.80 Color Double-Sided

How to Print

  1. Upload your documents to the wēpa print cloud using your TCCD username & password.
  2. Login at any wēpa print station with your TCCD username & password.
  3. Print your documents.

Deposit Funds

Avoid point of sale transaction fees by using your credit/debit card to make a deposit into your wēpa account.

  1. At the print station select the “Deposit Funds” button and use your debit/credit card to add funds.
  2. At wepanow.com, select “Menu>Deposit Funds” and enter your debit/credit card information to add funds.

Traditional

One-time download: wepanow.com/printapp

  1. Open the document on your computer
  2. Choose “File>Print” and select either wēpa-BW or wēpa-COLOR; Select “Print”

Email

  • Using your school email account, email your documents to print@wepanow.com

Web

  • Go to wepanow.com/webupload
  • Drag and drop your documents and then select “Send to wēpa”

Cloud

  • Tap “Cloud Storage” at the print station
  • Select your preferred cloud storage provider
  • Enter your credentials

USB

  • Insert your USB drive
  • Select your documents and preferred options

Mobile

Apple App or Android App

  • Download the “wēpa Print” app from the Apple® App Store or Google Play®

Check out the wēpa YouTube page to view videos.
 

TCC Launches Health Care Lecture and Workshop Series: “The River Speaks”

Friday, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Trinity River Campus East, 245 E. Belknap Street, Fort Worth 76102
 

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 17, 2016) – Renowned health care professionals will focus on contemporary health care issues and their impact on the industry during the inaugural Trinity River Speaks Lecture and Workshop series Friday at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus East. Breakfast and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m.
 
After TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini and Trinity River Campus President Sean Madison conclude their opening remarks, Joshua W. Gatson, Ph.D., assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Neurological Surgery in the Burns, Trauma Critical Care Division, will give the opening keynote at 9 a.m. Gatson will speak about “Traumatic Brian Injury Critical Care and Implications for Health Care Professionals.”
 
Sponsored by TCC’s Division of Health Care Professions, the lecture series will provide health care students from various colleges and universities the opportunity to learn firsthand from and interact with key leaders and practitioners in the health care workforce, public health sectors and medical research centers.
 
“Trinity River Campus is presenting its first colloquium for inter-professional education. The conference will unpack the latest research advancements in the treatment of neurological conditions,” said Joseph Cameron, TCC Dean of Health Care Professions. “It will also review neurological case scenarios, focusing on community and public health, as well as highlighting nursing neuroscience practices and clinical care perspectives.”
 
Health care professionals from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area are invited to join TCC faculty and students from educational disciplines including Nursing, Health Information Technology, Long Term Care Administration, Surgical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care and Physical Therapist Assistance as they glean firsthand knowledge from the “best of the best in their areas of expertise,” Cameron said.
 
Other topics to be discussed include:

  • “Healthy Lives Matter and the Importance of Public Health Volunteerism,” presented by Alzheimer’s Association Program Manager Shelly Young and Leon Polk and Roderick Miles from the office of Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks.
  • “Zika and the Brain,” presented by Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja.
  • “Neuroscience Nursing Practice and Scenarios,” presented by Linda Martin, D.N.P., associate professor of professional practice, Texas Christian University Nursing Harris College of Nursing and social worker Dominicia Morgan, Brentwood Health.

Lectures are free and open to the public. Registration is required to ensure seating and parking accommodations. Register at: www.theriverspeaks.com.
 

TCC Hosts Senior Preview Day at Five Campuses

Students at 2015 sr preview dayFORT WORTH, Texas (Nov 2, 2016)
 
WHAT:
Tarrant County College will host its annual Senior Preview Day Friday, Nov. 4, during which students will have the opportunity to envision themselves in college as they tour various TCC campuses. Students will learn about degree and credit programs and talk to advisors about their post-high school education, including enrolling in TCC Connect, the College’s accredited online campus. Resources available for students will include financial aid information, admissions counselors and scholarship advisors.
 
Additionally, students will be given information about TCC’s affordability compared to comparable universities. TCC costs $885 for 15 credit hours, making it well below the state average of both private and public universities. TCC classes typically have 30 students or fewer and are taught by many of the same instructors who teach at area four-year public and private universities.
 
More than 2,000 seniors from 40 area high schools in 13 Tarrant County independent school districts are expected to attend. Students will learn how to take advantage of TCC’s year-long College Access Program. From now until graduation, TCC’s College Access Program will help seniors complete the admissions application, prepare for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment, apply for financial aid and provide follow-up assistance to ensure they complete the enrollment process on time. TCC College Access coordinators work with students from specific Tarrant County schools. Counselors will spend time on high school campuses and at area college nights to ensure Tarrant County students are introduced to college culture.
 
WHEN:
Friday, Nov. 4
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Southeast Campus will not host a second session.
 
WHERE:
Northwest Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity River Campus Circle
 
Media interested in covering this event, please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m., indicating location or locations and which session you plan to cover.
 

TCC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

FORT WORTH, Texas (October, 28, 2016) Tarrant County College will be continue its tradition of observing Native American Heritage Month during November, with campus events including guest speakers, music and special exhibitions.
 
Actor Gary “Litefoot” Davis of “House Of Cards,” will be at the Trinity River Campus, 300 Campus Drive, on Nov. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Action Suites on the fourth floor. For more than 25 years Davis has inspired and motivated audiences as a consistent voice of American Indians people, tribes, universities and national organizations.
 
On Nov. 8, a tribal educator will demonstrate how to set up a Southern Plain lodge (tipi), at the South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The demonstration will be on the lawn area in front of the library. Students or participants are welcome to help set up the tipi and take pictures at 9:30 a.m.
 
The Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington, presents “Native American Education: A Synthesis of Collective Observation” and with a luncheon following on Nov. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Northeast Government Professor Lisa Uhlir, Ph.D., will discuss contemporary issues that Native Americans face along with common misconceptions related to Native Americans.
 
Live flute music will be played on Native American flutes on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek, in the Walsh Library. Additionally, a Native American artifact exhibit will be on display.
 
On Nov. 29, Lisa Uhlir, Ph.D., professor of government, will discuss how the African Americans and American Indians cultures, civil rights and identity development have often intertwined. The lecture will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Larry Darlage Center Corner at the Northeast Campus, 828 Harwood Rd., Hurst.
 

TCC Honors Veterans

Woman in grass surrounded by US flagsFORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 24, 2016) While Tarrant County College campuses are hosting several events to honor veterans in November, the College is paving the way with a few events in October including:

  • A weekly book discussion of Tim O’Brien’s book, The Things They Carried, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, in the Walsh Library from 2 to 3 p.m. The discussions will be held each Tuesday through Nov. 22. Northwest Campus also will observe Flag Days Oct. 31 through Nov. 3.
  • Warrior Training on Friday, Oct. 28 at the South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive. From 1 to 3 p.m. UT Dallas Brain Science Center will instruct on learning techniques and addressing challenges for stress and sleep apnea. Please RSVP to Valerie Groll at valerie.groll@tccd.edu or call 817-515-4894.

 
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle
A multigenerational community breakfast and Vet Success Fair will be held Monday, Nov. 7, from 8 to 10 a.m., celebrating students, campus and community heroes. Lt. Col. Kevin Sweeney, a distinguished combat pilot, will be the keynote speaker. Following the breakfast, students and guests are invited to attend the Vet Success Fair to learn about available academic and community support services. Breakfast will be hosted in the Action Suite Room A. The fair will be in the Action Suite Room B (TRTR 4th Floor).
 
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive
Don Graves, a survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima, will speak at a Veterans Day Celebration Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Student Union (SSTU-Dining Room). TCC will honor 25 Vietnam veterans with a commemorative letter pin. The Color Guard ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Valerie Groll at valerie.groll@tccd.edu or 817-515-4894 or Geneva Castro at geneva.castro@tccd.edu.
 
Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst
On Thursday, Nov. 10, Northeast Campus will host a flag-raising ceremony and luncheon for veterans. The events will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Larry Darlage Center Corner, NSTU 1615A. Contact David Sallee at david.sallee@tccd.edu or 817-515-6565 for more information.
 
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington
A Veterans Day ceremony will be held to honor veterans Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the Main Commons. Following the ceremony, a luncheon for veterans and their families will be held in the Library Classroom. No RSVP is needed for either event.
 
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway
A special Veterans Day tribute to honor past and present members of the United States Armed Forces will be held Friday, Nov. 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Student Union. Speakers include retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Edwin A. Beckcom. Entertainment will include the TCC Northwest Choir, Piano Concert and the Saginaw Color Guard. Limited seating is available. Please RSVP by Oct. 28. For more information contact the Community & Industry Education Department at 817-515-2158.
 

TCC Names Iconic Waterfall for Philanthropist Allan Saxe

Allan Saxe

Allan Saxe makes remarks at waterfall naming ceremony

Philanthropist Allan Saxe, Ph.D., recently applauded Tarrant County College for its service to the community during a ceremony that preceded the unveiling of the Trinity River Campus waterfall named in his honor.
 
“This is an amazing institution. Tarrant County College is a gateway to the world for many, many students,” Saxe said. “They teach people…they give them jobs and they do things.”
Saxe’s contributions to the TCC Foundation will help fund the development and implementation of new programs to benefit TCC students and the Tarrant County community.
 
“These are my children – waterfalls, endowments, scholarships – those are my children,” said Saxe, who has no biological children. “I take a great, great pride in that. I try and reach out to big institutions that will allow me to do things.”
 
Saxe, an associate professor of political science at The University of Texas at Arlington since 1965 and an adjunct at TCC’s Southeast Campus since 2004, has a history of supporting Trinity River Campus. He also has also donated two replicas of historic ships, the Santa Marie and Hannah. The ships are on permanent display in the Tahita Fulkerson Library. In addition, he has funded several ”Little Free Libraries” in various locations around the Campus.
 
Saxe is also an accomplished author and lecturer and his opinions are sought after for newspapers, magazine articles and radio talk shows. Saxe also has been honored at Parkland Hospital and John Peter Smith Hospital.
 
Scholarship recipient with waterfall honoree.

TCC Foundation 2016 scholarship recipient Daria Mrugala visits with Alan Saxe.


Saxe , fourth from right, with TCC leaders  and TCC Foundation Board members ndation

TCC dignataries at Allan Saxe Waterfall naming.

TCC Fall Enrollment Decreases Slightly

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) The Tarrant County College fall student headcount is 51,343, a slight overall decrease of 0.7 percent below the fall 2015 campus enrollment of 51,727.
 
Enrollment on physical campuses grew as the result of a District reorganization that aligned dual credit courses to home campuses. Previously, dual credit was part of TCC Connect, the campus that administers Weekend College and online courses. Fall enrollment by campus and percentage change follow: Northeast, 13,198, up 3.9 percent; Northwest, 9,892, up by 10.2 percent; South, 8,594, up by 3.4 percent; Southeast, 12,881, up by 13.4 percent; TCC Connect 9,892, down by 29.6 percent; and Trinity River, 7,952, up by 1.2 percent.
 
Registration for the second eight-week term is under way through Oct. 17. For class schedule information, visit www.tccd.edu.
 
NOTE:
These figures represent enrollment on the fall census day. Enrollment figures may change because TCCD offers two eight-week terms and other terms of varying length to maximize course offerings for our students.
 
Also, campus totals added together equal more than the district figure because many students enroll on more than one campus.
 

TCC Connects Students, Community to Area Job Opportunities with Fall Career Fairs

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Southeast Campus (2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington)
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 28; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Northwest Campus (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth)
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 28; 1:30 – 4 p.m.
    South Campus (5301 Campus Dr., Fort Worth)
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 5; 9 a.m. – noon
    Trinity River Campus (300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth)
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 26; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Northeast Campus (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst)
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  •  Thursday, Nov. 17; 2:30-5:30 p.m.
    Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport (2301 Horizon Dr., Fort Worth)

 
FORT WORTH, Texas (September 21, 2016) – Tarrant County College is partnering with local employers to present career fairs at campuses throughout the area this fall. Events are free and open to the community.
 
Southeast Campus (2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington) will host a job fair Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will take place in the Commons, in the main hallway near the information desk, and feature companies offering full-time, part-time, and temporary positions. For more information, contact Southeast Campus Career Services at 817-515-3592.
 
The following week, Northwest Campus (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth) invites job seekers to an Employers on Campus event. Participating companies include Clayton Child Care Inc., Dillard’s, FedEx Ground, Lineage Logistics, Randstad temporary staffing and permanent placement service, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, UPS and Northwest YMCA. The fair will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the WSTU hallway. Northwest Campus Career Services encourages job seekers to bring resumes and dress professionally. Employers have full-time and part-time positions available. For additional details, contact Northwest Campus Career Services at 817-515-7785.
 
A job fair focused on part-time and seasonal positions is set for Wednesday, Sept. 28, at South Campus (5301 Campus Dr., Fort Worth). The event will take place 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the SSTU dining hall and connect job seekers to 18 companies, including Six Flags Over Texas and GM Financial. Attendees should dress professionally and have copies of their résumé. Contact South Campus Career Services at 817-515-4551 with questions.
 
Career events continue next month at Trinity River Campus (300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth). On Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, check out the job fair along the campus’s Main Street hallway. The event allows prospective applicants to meet with employers in an informal setting and learn about job and internship opportunities. Those not ready to apply can network with recruiters and find out about requirements and upcoming openings. More information is available through Trinity River Career Services at 817-515-0870.
 
Fall Fest at Northeast Campus (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst) will include a casual, outdoor recruitment fair. The event will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, on the lawn near the NSTU Building. Approximately 10 employers and four branches of the military will be on hand. For more information, contact Northeast Campus Career Services at 817-515-6692.
 
Individuals pursuing in a career in the fields of aviation, transportation and logistics are invited to attend a specialty job fair 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. The Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at Alliance Airport (2301 Horizon Dr., Fort Worth) expects up to two dozen employers, with full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. Aviation, transportation and logistics employers are invited to participate
 
The event will take place in Room 1201 at the Hadley Center of Excellence; organizers encourage job seekers to dress professionally and bring copies of their résumé. Need résumé help? Northwest Campus Career Services will hold a résumé writing workshop before the job fair. It is set for 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hadley Center of Excellence’s Learning Resource Center (OWTL 1104). The workshop is open to all. Employers and job seekers may contact Carmen Wise with the Hadley Center of Excellence at 817-515-7267 or carmen.wise@tccd.edu for more information.