Top stories of 2017

2017 brought many changes both on and around Temple College. Here are some of the highlights from the year.
December 26, 2017 | 
New PTK officers Daniel Bryson, Erin Mendenhall, Renee Lockwood and Brian Bass are shown in this picture along with former president Darnell Wilson (right) and two representatives from Alpha Gamma Pi at Austin Community College. 

Seventy-five students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Seventy-five Temple College students were inducted in November 2017 as members of the Lambda Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for students in two-year colleges.
college winners - 2017 Central Texas Art Competition 

Winners announced for 38th annual Central Texas Art Competition

Students from five area high schools and four area colleges received awards in the 38th annual Central Texas Art Competition. Nearly 550 entries were submitted for the competition, which is coordinated by the Temple College Visual Arts Department. Works accepted for the competition included paintings, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry. The juror for the competition was Jeffie Brewer, an assistant professor in the School of Art at Stephen...
November 12, 2017 | Student Success, Visual Arts
Tracey Cooper 

Tracey Cooper named Executive Director of Nursing

Tracey Cooper has been named Executive Director of Nursing at Temple College. In this role, she will be responsible for all nursing program operations at Temple College including Associate Degree Nursing, Vocational Nursing (Temple and Taylor cohorts) and the LVN-RN Bridging program.
November 9, 2017 | 

Temple College announces summer 2017 Honor Lists

Temple College has announced its honor lists for summer 2017.
September 8, 2017 | Student Success
Alexis DeGraaff 

TBI students conduct research on cancer, cosmetics and more

Sixteen area high school students conducted research in summer 2017 as part of a program sponsored by the Texas Bioscience Institute’s Middle College program.
August 7, 2017 | 

Eighteen students earn NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards for 2016-17

Eighteen students from Temple College received Academic Student-Athlete Awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for the 2016-2017 academic year.
August 7, 2017 | Student Success
Jordan Pickett 

Former player returns to coach volleyball team

In 2011-2012, Jordan Pickett helped lead the Temple College volleyball team to a 23-20 record, the NJCAA Region V Tournament Championship, and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament. This fall, she will be back at the college coaching the team she used to play on, and trying to change the lives of students the same way she says her life was changed at Temple College.
July 31, 2017 | Student Success

Campus carry policy takes effect Aug. 1

Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, all persons over age 21 who are licensed to carry concealed handguns will be able to do so on community college campuses throughout Texas, including the Temple College campus.
July 17, 2017 | 

‘Dreams are possible,’ 32-year-old GED recipient says

At age 32, Amanda Stanbery accomplished something she had wanted to do for 15 years – she earned her high school diploma.
June 21, 2017 | Student Success
Doug Hales 

Temple College professor uncovers stories of little-known figures in Texas history

An article History Professor Doug Hales wrote about a black cowboy named Daniel Webster Wallace has been published in two different books.
June 13, 2017 | Faculty
Simpson siblings 

Teaching math is ‘All in the Family’ for three generations of the Simpson family

Growing up as the children of two college professors, Randell, Patti and Johnnie Simpson rebelled at the idea of becoming teachers.Nevertheless, all three ended up in the classroom, teaching the same subject -math- at the same college − Temple College.
June 5, 2017 | Faculty

Five faculty members honored for outstanding work

Five Temple College faculty members have been selected to receive 2017 awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), an organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning and leadership at community and technical colleges.

Temple College announces Spring 2017 Honor Lists

Temple College has announced its honor lists for the spring 2017 semester.
May 20, 2017 | Student Success

Temple College announces 2017 graduates

Temple College presented more than 900 degrees and certificates at its 2017 commencement ceremonies in May.
May 13, 2017 | Student Success

Health professions students receive awards

Five health professions programs at Temple College presented awards in May 2017 to members of their graduating classes.
May 13, 2017 | Student Success
Billie Logiudice 

Graduation her “proudest achievement” for Hutto mother of four

In her late 30s, Billie Logiudice was left with four children to support and only a high school education. Fortunately for her, the East Williamson County Higher Education Center (EWCHEC) had just opened its new facility in her hometown of Hutto.
May 12, 2017 | Student Success
Jennifer Graham, director of the Temple College Foundation, surprises Bill Cornelius with the news that he was selected to receive the 2017 Barnhart Teacher of the Year Award. 

Respiratory therapy professor receives 2017 Teacher of the Year Award

Dr. William “Bill” Cornelius, who has taught respiratory care at Temple College for more than 40 years, has been selected to receive the school’s 2017 Barnhart Teacher of the Year Award.

Sixty-three students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Sixty-three Temple College students were inducted in April 2017 as members of the Lambda Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for students in two-year colleges.
April 24, 2017 | Student Success

Temple College students named to 2017 All-Texas Academic Team

Two Temple College students have been named to the 2017 All-Texas Academic Team.
April 11, 2017 | Student Success

Temple College recognizes area high school students completing the Texas Bioscience Institute program

Temple College recognized 78 area high school students who are completing its Texas Bioscience Institute (TBI) program April 12.
April 10, 2017 | Student Success
Shown here accepting the 2017 Award of Excellence from the Texas Association of College Technical Educators are (l-r) Andrea Maddux, professor of dental hygiene; Melissa Machalek, department chair; Corine Correa, dental hygiene instructor; and Shelley Pearson, associate vice president for health professions. 

Dental Hygiene program receives statewide award

The Temple College Dental Hygiene program has received the 2017 Award of Excellence from the Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE).
April 6, 2017 | Awards and Recognition
Trip participants pose for a photo in front of Graceland, which was the home of Elvis Presley. 

Voice students learn about American music history through spring break trip to Memphis

A trip to Memphis over spring break gave some students who are studying music at Temple College an opportunity to learn about American music history firsthand and expand their performing experiences.
March 30, 2017 | Music

Dr. Alejandro Arroliga joins Temple College Board of Trustees

Dr. Alejandro C. Arroliga Dr. Alejandro C. Arroliga, a physician and administrator at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, has been named to the Temple College Board of Trustees.
March 28, 2017 | 

Temple College students presenting research at statewide science meeting

Two current or former Temple College students will be presenting research at the 2017 meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, which will be held March 3-5 in Belton.
February 24, 2017 | Student Success

Temple College students to perform with 2017 All-State music ensembles

Thirteen students from Temple College will perform with All-State music ensembles in February.
February 1, 2017 | Student Success
Abigail TePoel 

Surgical Technology graduate to use her skills on a mission trip to Guatemala

Abigail TePoel says one of the main reasons she went into the medical field was to be able to participate in medical mission trips. Less than one year after graduating from Temple College, she is going on her first such trip.
January 30, 2017 | Student Success