Top stories of 2019

2019 was a busy year at Temple College as we welcomed a new president and began several major new initiatives.
December 12, 2019 |
Diedra Blankenship (second from left) teaches paramedic students using an augmented reality system.

EMS professor receives 2019 EMS Educator of the Year Award

EMS professor Diedra Blankenship receives the 2019 EMS Educator of the Year Award given by the Texas Department of State Health Services
December 5, 2019 |

Seventy students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Seventy Temple College students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students in two-year colleges, during the fall 2019 semester.
December 4, 2019 |
Nancy Rangel

Respiratory Care program helps former Virginia College students complete their degrees

Five students from a for-profit college that closed have been able to complete their respiratory care training thanks to Temple College.
November 20, 2019 |
Temple College Winners (l-r): Onaisha Franka, Briaunna Jackson and Amy Flinn

Winners announced for 40th annual Central Texas Student Art Competition

Students from three area high schools and five area colleges received awards in the 40th annual Central Texas Art Competition.
November 12, 2019 |Visual Arts
Jennifer Banton displays the Alumni of the Year award she recently received from Workforce Solutions of Central Texas. Banton received the award for her efforts to bring quality dental care to underserved populations.

Dental hygiene graduate starts program to provide preventive care to underserved children

Dental hygiene graduate Jennifer Banton has received several awards for her work to bring dental care to underserved populations.
November 6, 2019 |
Nan Cryar

After a seven-year break, student rediscovers her passion for piano

Nan Cryar will be the featured soloist at the Nov. 19 orchestra concert.
November 4, 2019 |Music
Brittany Lokcu

Biology students receive grant to conduct research on zebra mussels

Three Temple College students are doing hands-on biology research this year thanks to a grant from the Temple Health & Bioscience District.
October 3, 2019 |
PTK officers

PTK, Master Gardeners team up to build new garden on campus

The student food pantry on campus will soon have fresh produce, thanks to a new project started by the Temple College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and the Bell County Master Gardeners.

September 30, 2019 |
Texas Pathways logo

Temple College selected to continue participation in student success initiative

Temple College has been selected to continue its participation in a statewide student success initiative known as the Texas Pathways Project.
September 12, 2019 |
Leopard Tales

Library receives grant to continue digitization project

Temple College has received a grant to continue digitization of some of the college’s historical materials.
September 11, 2019 |
Rachel McKeel

Nursing graduate starts foundation to help future students

A Temple College nursing graduate has started a new foundation to help support motivated, economically disadvantaged women who aspire to careers in the health professions.
September 6, 2019 |
Harry Macy signs a check representing the Temple Industrial Foundation’s $60,000 grant to support a social worker position at Temple College.

College receives $60,000 grant to help fund new social worker position

Temple College has received a $60,000 grant from the Temple Industrial Foundation to help fund a new social worker position at the college.
August 29, 2019 |
Khai Nguyen was one of two Temple College students honored at the 2019 All-Texas Academic Team Medallion Ceremony at UT-Arlington. (Photo by Ellman Photography)

Temple College students named to 2019 All-Texas Academic Team

Temple College students Khai Nguyen and Gladys Uwakweh were named to the 2019 All-Texas Academic Team.

College receives grant to help fund study abroad experience in Guatemala

Spanish professor Aurora Wold-Krogmann plans to take 10 students to study in Guatemala in June 2020.
August 27, 2019 |
Max Puls

Seven students earn NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards for 2018-19

Seven students from Temple College received Academic Student-Athlete Awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Notice of tax revenue increase

Temple College conducted public hearings on August 15, 2019 and August 22, 2019 on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 4.371887 percent.

August 22, 2019 |

Dental Hygiene program announces fall 2019 screening dates for prospective patients

The Temple College Dental Hygiene Program will conduct free screenings for prospective patients beginning Monday, Sept 9, in the Jean and Ralph Wilson Dental Hygiene Clinic.
August 20, 2019 |

College announces summer 2019 honor lists

Temple College has announced its honor lists for summer 2019.
Kadie Berlin

Kadie Berlin named new head softball coach

Kadie Berlin has been named the new head softball coach at Temple College. She replaces Kristin Zaleski, who left over the summer to become the new head coach at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
August 19, 2019 |
Dr. Alex Corbett

Orchestra to have a new conductor this fall

Dr. Alexander Corbett is starting this fall as the new Director of Orchestral Studies at Temple College.
August 7, 2019 |Music

Notice of Public Hearings on Tax Increase (2019-2020)

Temple College will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 4.37%.
August 6, 2019 |
Breanna Hernandez

Softball players earn All-American honors

Two Temple College softball players have been named to 2019 NJCAA Division 1 Softball All-America teams.

June 13, 2019 |Student Success
Brandon Bozon

Brandon Bozon named new vice president

Brandon Bozon has been named the new vice president for administrative services and chief financial officer at Temple College. He is expected to begin work July 1.

June 4, 2019 |

College announces spring 2019 honor lists

Temple College has announced its honor lists for spring 2019.
May 16, 2019 |Student Success
Christi Grisham

Health professions programs present 2018-2019 awards

The health professions programs at Temple College presented a variety of awards in May to members of their graduating classes.
2019 NISOD award winners shown here are Angelita Ybarra, Brian Williams, Dr. Sudeep Majumdar and Nicholas Kocurek.

Temple College faculty, staff members recognized for outstanding work

Seven Temple College faculty and staff members have been selected to receive 2019 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.
Commencement 2019

College announces 2019 graduates

Temple College presented 930 students with degrees and/or certificates at its 2019 commencement ceremony May 11.
May 7, 2019 |

College adds engineering technology degree, certificate

Temple College is expanding its offerings to include a new certificate and associate degree in engineering technology.
May 7, 2019 |

Chorale members to perform in Ireland

This summer, music professor Dr. Sara Harris Baker is offering is a first for Temple College: an international trip. From May 18-25, Baker will be taking a 39-member chorus to Ireland for a week of music, culture and history.
May 7, 2019 |Music
Conference championship 2019

Softball team wins conference title

The softball team will be heading to the national tournament after winning the 2019 NJCACC Region 5 North conference tournament.
May 7, 2019 |
Breanna Hernandez

Softball players, coach earn All-Conference honors

Breanna Hernandez has been named Co-Pitcher of the Year for the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) and coach Kristen Zaleski has been named the conference’s Co-Coach of the Year. Five other players from Temple College were named to the conference’s 2019 All-Conference First Team.
May 2, 2019 |Student Success
Dr. Sudeep Majumdar

Biology professor named college’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Sudeep Majumdar, a biology professor with a passion for teaching anatomy, has been selected to receive Temple College’s 2019 Claudia and W.T. Barnhart Teacher of the Year Award.

Thirty students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Thirty Temple College students were inducted April 13 into Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for students in two-year colleges.

April 12, 2019 |
Nursing graduate Doris Dlouhy helps student Cecily Gonzales with her Anatomy and Physiology homework.

Award-winning nurse hasn’t stopped since earning her first degree

Doris Dlouhy had worked at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital for almost 13 years as a unit secretary, switchboard operator and patient care technician before deciding to go back to school and fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.This year she received the hospital’s award for nursing excellence.
April 10, 2019 |
Silver Cording Ceremony 2019

College recognizes 86 area high school students completing the Texas Bioscience Institute program

Temple College has recognized 86 area high school students who are completing its Texas Bioscience Institute (TBI) Middle College program this year.

April 8, 2019 |

Trustees set tuition and fees for 2019-2020

Temple College Trustees have set the tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year.
March 19, 2019 |
Joseph Parler teaches a financial literacy class offered by the Temple College Foundation.

Business major helps his fellow students learn financial literacy

Business major Joseph Parler has been sharing his knowledge of financial literacy with fellow students at Temple College by helping teach the monthly “$mart Money Seminars” offered by the Temple College Foundation.
February 25, 2019 |

Escape rooms and donuts: Biology professor uses innovative techniques to help students learn anatomy

Wendy Armstrong, an associate professor of biology at Temple College, has seen grades in her Anatomy & Physiology classes improve since she began using variations of popular games to help students learn complicated topics such as bones and blood types.
February 21, 2019 |

Scholarships available for adults interested in training for healthcare careers

Temple College is accepting scholarship applications from adults who would like to receive training this fall for careers in high-demand allied health fields.
January 16, 2019 |
Katherine Buckler talks with staff members Tina Marsh and Derrick Webb about her research on the benefit of meditation.

Research project finds meditation can reduce student stress

Research conducted by a Temple College music professor and student finds meditation can reduce student stress

January 10, 2019 |Music