TCC student headed to law school at 16 featured on Good Morning America

A Tarrant County College student who is making headlines for completing college and heading to law school at the age of 16 told her story nationally on Good Morning America.

Haley Taylor Schlitz is co-enrolled at TCC and Texas Woman’s University and will earn both her associate degree and bachelor degree in May. She will go on to Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law this fall. Taylor Schlitz spoke to Good Morning America about her education journey as a gifted student.

“I went to public school up until 5th grade, and then once I reached 5th grade my parents

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Tarrant County College Student-Led Newspaper Named Best in Texas

Tarrant County College’s student-run newspaper, The Collegian, was named University and College Newspaper of Year by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors at the organization’s 2019 convention held earlier month. TCC eclipsed numerous four-year schools including Lamar University, Baylor University, Texas Tech University and Texas State University to take top honors.

The Collegian won the University and College Category in the statewide competition that recognizes excellence in journalism. Each year, TAPME joins the Headliners Foundation of Texas to recognize outstanding journalism

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TCC South and SER National Partner to Host STEM-Focused Community Day

Tarrant County College South is opening the doors to its science-rich campus for a one-day event that celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

More than 2,000 middle, high school and college students in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area are expected to participate in SER (Service, Employment, Redevelopment) Jobs for Progress National, Inc.’s Community Day from 9 a.m.  to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, on the campus of  TCC South, 5301 Campus Drive in Fort Worth.

Community Day will feature STEM competitions, inspiring speakers,  hands-on activities and workshops and

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Spring events help students, community connect to careers

In keeping with its commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College Career Services offices are hosting several events this spring to help job seekers connect with employers and improve their career readiness.

The fifth annual College-Wide Job Fair will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at TCC Southeast (2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington). Sponsored by all TCC campuses and the TCC Foundation, the fair is open to students and the public, with candidates from all industries and all experience levels encouraged to attend. Approximately 50 employers will recruit for

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet March 21

Supporting materials for the Board meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings Web page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Take notice that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Public Comment/Special Presentation (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
Board Action Items

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Saginaw Area Chamber recognizes TCC as Non-Profit of the Year

The Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce has named Tarrant County College Northwest as its Non-Profit Organization of the Year, honoring the campus’ service to the northwest Tarrant County community.

The award recognizes a non-profit organization serving the Saginaw area that has demonstrated its dedication to the community with its service and programs. Consideration is based on factors including impact on the community as well as collaboration with other community organizations.

The Chamber chose TCC Northwest for its commitment to being the community’s first choice for partnership and

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TCC Board of Trustees Finance & Audit Committee Meeting March 20

Take notice that a meeting of the Finance & Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Approval of October 16, 2018, Meeting Minutes
Internal Audit Reports
Closed Session:

Deliberation on Personnel Matters, Section 551.074, Texas Government Code
Consultation with Attorney, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code. For purposes of a

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New book by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) featured at SXSW EDU 2019

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, celebrated the publication of its new book, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Communities and Students, during a special book signing event at SXSW EDU 2019.

NACCE’s new book was selected to be featured during the SXSW bookstore book-signing event today. Contributing authors Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D., president and CEO of NACCE, and Eugene Giovannini, Ed.D.,

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TCC Board of Trustees Governance Meeting March 7

Take notice that the Governance Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held at the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Review proposed agenda for the March 21, 2019, meeting of the Board of Trustees
Discuss Recommendations
Board Work Session
Closed Session

Deliberation Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the purchase,

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What’s stopping you? Student enrolls at TCC at 13, prepares for law school at 16

2019 is a big year for Haley Taylor Schlitz. In May, she will earn her associate degree as well as her bachelor degree. This fall, she goes on to law school. It is also the year Taylor Schlitz gets her driver’s license. She is only 16 years old.

Taylor Schlitz’s education experience began in public school. Recognizing her gifts, her parents decided to homeschool her beginning in the fifth grade. Taylor Schlitz accelerated through primary and secondary curriculum and graduated from high school at 13-years old. She and her parents decided TCC was the next step.

“Community colleges

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