Student Activities has planned a lot of fun Welcome Back activities for the NTCC campus community next week. Please plan to attend these fun, free events!

adult ed schedule

Pictured is the 2022-2023 NTCC Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Schedule of Classes for GED and ESL. Please feel free to share with anyone in the community who might be interested in AEL services. Open enrollment is currently available.  For more information or to make an appointment to register, contact the NTCC AEL program at 903.434.8341 or adulted@ntcc.edu.  

honors roundup

NTCC’s Agriculture Club and Program again proved last 10 September that it cannot only produce fresh foods in sustainable, scientific ways, but prepare them in the form of a delectable dinner.  The NTCC honors program, in turn, enjoyed its sixteenth fall-semester get-together in as many years, bringing forty parents and students to the Agriculture building for a sumptuous evening meal.  The students of the Agriculture Club under the direction of Rene McCracken provided excellent Hawaiian haystacks with delicious vegetable and pineapple sides, along with Hawaiian Leis and a data-projector-driven simulacrum of the Hawaiian coast on the western wall. Christine Yox provided the entire group with hand-decorated cupcakes, some of which were modeled after Hawaiian Ilima flowers.

SACSCOC stamp

This is it!  I want to remind everyone that this next week we will be hosting ten very important visitors to our campus.  The SACS-COC on-site visiting team will be here as our special guests from Monday through Thursday as an important capstone event in our ten-year accreditation peer review reaffirmation process.  While here, they will be reviewing all aspects of our college operations, but most specifically, will be evaluating our recently developed Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) – Sowing Seeds for Success. I am sure that many of you have noticed (and hopefully been reading!) the informative series of emails Jodi Pack has been sending out over the past week, as well as the many signs and banners that have cropped up on campus highlighting our QEP for improving student engagement and personal responsibility, our college’s mission statement of providing “personal, dynamic learning experiences empowering students to succeed,” and the values of integrity, engagement, student effort, high expectations, and community that we model as a college.  I know all of us are justly proud of our Eagle mission and the transformative  work we do every day to further empower our students to success, so I hope you will not hesitate to share that pride and enthusiasm with our guests when you see them on campus, as well as give them a great big East Texas welcome and smile!  

Justin Hampton

NTCC Athletics wants to welcome all back to the campus for the 2022-2023 year. Each week we will send out a bio on each of the coaching staff. This week we are highlighting Rodeo Coach, Justin Hampton. 

Coach Justin Hampton arrived at NTCC in the summer of 2021. Coach Hampton was raised in Bakersfield, California before moving to Coalinga. He now resides in Blossom, Tx with his wife, Jennifer after relocating to be near their two daughters Abigayle Hampton-Williams, Elizabeth Hampton, and son-in-law Eric Williams.

scare affair poster

It’s time to put on your best Halloween costume, dust off your trick-or-treat basket and head out to Northeast Texas Community College for the 34th Annual Scare Affair. 

poetry contest winners

Since 2008, the annual Northeast Texas Poetry contest has represented a singular yearly effort to define the area and culture between the Red and Sabine Rivers. At the Whatley Performing Arts Center of Northeast Texas Community College on 2 September 2022, Student and adult poets of the Northeast Texas region again marked our place and era with bids to share compelling emotions, and arresting depictions. This year, though more clearly detached from the shadow of the COVID epidemic than the previous two years, the local effort deduced expressions that again departed from the dominant tenor of the contest’s first ten years.  The winning entries of the first decade, still recorded faithfully on the NTCC honors website, <www.ntcc.edu/honorspoems> centered on friendship, nostalgia, and the majesty of nature.  The winning poems of 2022 contained a few salutes to past themes, but were notable for sounding notes of encroaching concern—for withering traditions, environmental desolation, fragile relationships, the heat index during the summer of 2022, and social barriers.

the drifters promo shot in tuxes

Up on the Roof.  Under the Boardwalk.  This Magic Moment. There Goes My Baby.  Dance with Me.  Spanish Harlem.  Stand by Me.  The list of hits goes on and on.

The Drifters, one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups, is once again touring the U.S. under the auspices of their original management team. They will perform at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored by Texas Heritage National Bank. 

softball logo

The Northeast Texas Community College Softball team hit the road to Arkansas on Tuesday, September 13thto take on Southern Arkansas Community College to open the fall season.

The Eagles would earn the sweep against the SACC Stars with an 8-0 game one win and 5-2 win in game 2.

Jordan Chapin wearing hat outside

Jordan Chapin, a student at Northeast Texas Community College, has recently been named the 2022 Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholar.  With this recognition, she will receive a $1,500 scholarship. 

The Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholarship is presented to the Texas applicant with the highest score from Phi Theta Kappa’s Spring Scholarship Application, which help new Phi Theta Kappa Members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs.