Members of the Temple College softball team celebrate after winning the 2018 NJCAA national tournament. 

Top stories of 2018

2018 was an historic year at Temple College as the college won its first national championship in softball and prepared to welcome a new president. Here are some of the highlights from the year.
December 26, 2018 | 

College announces fall 2018 honor lists

Temple College has announced its honor lists for fall 2018.
December 18, 2018 | Student Success
Photo cutline: Temple College students who have been selected to perform with 2019 All-State music ensembles include: Front row (l-r): Nan Cryar (piano), Greg Madrid (bass), Alondra Salazar (soprano), Idalia Medina (horn), Deon Byrd (euphonium) and Shelby Avants (bassoon). Back row (l-r): Zach Zajicek (percussion), Kennedy Hogan (clarinet), Juan Morales (tenor), Braedon Avants (percussion) and Adam Anderson (tenor). Not pictured are Alex Alvarado and Damond Portillo. 

Temple College students selected to perform with 2019 All-State music ensembles

Students from Temple College have been selected to perform with three different All-State music ensembles in 2019.

December 7, 2018 | Music, Student Success

48 students inducted into PTK honor society

Forty-eight Temple College students were inducted Dec. 1 into the Lambda Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for students in two-year colleges.
November 28, 2018 | Student Success

Amarillo College president to speak at Temple College Nov. 30

Amarillo College President Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, a nationwide advocate for helping colleges address conditions of poverty among their students, will be at Temple College Nov. 30 to help the college kick off a new communitywide initiative to improve student success.
November 26, 2018 | 

Winners announced for 39th annual Central Texas Student Art Competition

Students from five area high schools and four area colleges received awards in the 39th annual Central Texas Art Competition, which is coordinated by the Temple College Visual Arts Department.
November 13, 2018 | Visual Arts

College launches mobile app

A new mobile app will make it easier for Temple College students and others to connect with college – wherever they are.
November 8, 2018 | 

ADN program to host 25th anniversary open house Nov. 13

The Temple College Associate Degree Nursing program is hosting an open house Tuesday, Nov. 13 to mark its 25th anniversary. The open house will run from 4-6 p.m. in the Dell Martin Nursing Education Center.
October 30, 2018 | 

TBI students to present research at UT Nov. 3

Eight area high school students who are also students in the Texas Bioscience Institute’s Middle College program offered through Temple College will be traveling to Austin Nov. 3 to present research at the first-ever Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference being held at The University of Texas at Austin.
October 29, 2018 | 
Dr. Christina Ponce 

Trustees select Dr. Christina Ponce to be the next president of Temple College

The Temple College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Christina Ponce to become the college’s 11th president. She will join the college in early 2019.
October 24, 2018 | 

Last forum held in Temple College presidential search

Dr. Deana Sheppard, vice president of instruction for Lone Star College’s Cy-Fair campus, was the third candidate interviewed to be the next president of Temple College.
October 11, 2018 | 

Second president forum features TC administrator

Dr. Mark Smith, vice president of educational services at Temple College and a finalist to be the college’s next president, answered questions at an Oct. 9 forum for members of the community.
October 10, 2018 | 

First forum held in TC presidential search

Presidential candidate Dr. Christina Ponce, executive vice president at Lee College in Baytown, participated in a forum for faculty, staff and community members Oct. 8. 
October 9, 2018 | 

College announces three finalists for president

The Temple College Board of Trustees announced three presidential finalists Oct. 1.
October 4, 2018 | 

College offers job matching portal for students, employers

Temple College is offering a free resource designed to match students with prospective employers.
September 13, 2018 | 

College launching new initiative to meet needs that may keep students from succeeding

Temple College is starting a new initiative to help students overcome non-academic barriers that may be keeping them from completing college
September 6, 2018 | 

College announces summer 2018 honor lists

Temple College has announced its honor lists for summer 2018
August 14, 2018 | Student Success
Diamond Ford 

Temple College student named Military Leaders of Promise Scholar

Temple College student Diamond Ford has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Military Leaders of Promise Scholar – an honor that comes with a $1,000 scholarship.
August 14, 2018 | Student Success

TBI students to present summer research projects Aug. 7

Twelve area high school and college students who conducted research this summer as part of the Texas Bioscience Institute’s Middle College program will present their research on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
August 1, 2018 | 
Dr. Bill Cornelius, director of the Respiratory Care program, holds the certificate Temple College received for earning the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. Also shown in the photo are (l-r) CoARC President Dr. Allen Gustin, Director of Clinical Education David Fry and Professor Pamela Riegel. 

Respiratory Care program receives national award

The Temple College Respiratory Care program has received national recognition for the percentage of its students who pass an advanced credentialing exam.
July 26, 2018 | Awards and Recognition
Representatives from UMHB and Temple College stand after signing an articulation agreement in July 2018. From left to right are Dr. John Vassar, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at UMHB, Dr. Randy O’Rear, president of UMHB, Dr. Glenda O. Barron, president of Temple College; and Dr. Susan Guzman-Trevino interim vice president for academic affairs at Temple College. 

Temple College, UMHB sign articulation agreement

Temple College and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor have signed an articulation agreement that will make it easier for students who complete an associate degree at Temple College to pursue a bachelor’s degree at UMHB.
July 2, 2018 | 

College begins presidential search process

Temple College will begin the search for its new president with a series of meetings for the public and the campus community the week of June 18.
June 6, 2018 | 

Two Temple College faculty members honored for outstanding work

Two Temple College faculty members have been selected to receive 2018 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.
Joshua Lipp with PTK Advisor Lesha Smith 

Temple College student named to 2018 All-Texas Academic Team

Temple College student Joshua Lipp has been named to the 2018 All-Texas Academic Team.
May 24, 2018 | Student Success

College selects firm to lead presidential search

The Temple College Board of Trustees has selected the firm Gold Hill Associates to lead the search for its next president.

May 24, 2018 | 
NJCAA Softball Championship 2018 

Softball team wins national championship

The Temple College softball team capped its 20th season in style by winning its first national championship.

May 22, 2018 | Student Success

College announces spring 2018 honor lists

Temple College has announced its honor lists for spring 2018.
May 16, 2018 | Student Success
Claudia Turner with students in the Nursing Education Center. 

Nursing professor named 2018 Teacher of the Year

Claudia Turner, a professor of nursing at Temple College, has been selected to receive the school’s 2018 Claudia and W.T. Barnhart Teacher of the Year Award.
Commencement 2018 

College recognizes 2017-2018 graduates

Temple College recognized nearly 900 students who earned degrees and/or certificates during 2017-2018 at its 2018 commencement ceremony May 12.
May 12, 2018 | Student Success
Brittany Fossum 

Health professions programs announce 2018 award winners

The health professions programs at Temple College presented more than 20 awards in May to members of their graduating classes.
May 10, 2018 | Student Success