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