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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Temple College is starting a new initiative to help students overcome non-academic barriers that may be keeping them from completing college
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.
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.
The Temple College Respiratory Care program has received national recognition for the percentage of its students who pass an advanced credentialing exam.
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.
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.
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.