TCC South to Host Mayors’ Monarch Summit Featuring Discussion about Butterfly Conservation Efforts

In keeping with its commitment to serve the community, Tarrant County College is hosting an event that will convene elected officials, community leaders and industry experts to develop a collaborative strategy to aid in the recovery of the monarch butterfly, a species that’s seen its population decline by 90 percent in the last 20 years, according to the National Wildlife Federation.

All 37 mayors, commissioners and other elected officials in Tarrant County have been invited to join TCC leadership and students on Thursday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at TCC South’s Center of

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet September 20

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, September 20, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

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

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TCC Board of Trustees Governance Meeting September 12

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 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Review proposed agenda for the September 20, 2018, 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

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TCC events connect students, community with careers

In keeping with Tarrant County College’s commitment to serve the community, TCC Career Services offices are hosting a variety of events this fall to connect students and the community with employers and career development opportunities.

TCC Southeast (2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington)

Back-to-School Job Fair Wednesday, Sept. 12, with more than 50 employers participating from a broad range of industries. The fair will take place in the campus’s Main Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their résumé.
Fall

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TCC events honor veterans, help with transition to civilian life

In keeping with its commitment to being a student-ready institution, Tarrant County College is hosting a variety of activities designed to help veterans transition to higher education and the civilian workforce as well as honor their service.

Events kick off Aug. 31 at TCC Northeast (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst) with a veterans’ information session. Veterans will connect with other veterans and meet representatives from campus offices such as Career Services and Counseling. TCC Northeast will host a veterans’ mental health resource event Oct. 19. On Nov. 9, the campus will hold a moment

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TCC Partnership with Delaware North to Benefit Students

Tarrant County College students from all campuses can benefit this week from one of the College’s newest partnerships when the Southeast Campus hosts its first Delaware North Day, exposing students to numerous job opportunities at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Delaware North Day will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Commons near the Ballroom on the campus at 2100 Southeast Parkway in Arlington. Appetizers will be served.

The job fair will be particularly useful to culinary arts or hospitality management students in their quest to earn their degrees as employment may

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Career goals take flight through Bell scholarship

Tarrant County College graduate Brandon Pelton is well on his way to serving as a military pilot, thanks to the generosity of Bell Helicopter. The manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters is supporting future aviation and aerospace professionals by sponsoring a TCC scholarship that’s awarded prior to the fall semester.

“I am incredibly grateful for their support,” said Pelton, a Bell scholarship recipient who graduated from TCC last year. “It is amazing to see a company believe in students enough to take action, start a scholarship fund and help students move forward with

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TCC exhibit highlights forerunner to modern photojournalism: Jacob A. Riis

Visitors, students and employees at Tarrant County College Northeast will be taken back in time through an exhibit that displays photographs by Jacob Riis (1849-1914), a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents established Riis as the forerunner of modern photojournalism.

TCC Northeast will host “Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives” Sept. 4 through Oct. 16 in the J. Ardis Bell Library (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst).

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What’s stopping you? TCC student balances health, studies to achieve success

Kathryn Wilbanks knows a thing or two about working through pain. The Tarrant County College student was diagnosed with a chronic debilitating illness in high school.

“It made school hard, but I still graduated a few months early,” said Wilbanks.

Unfortunately, that commitment to fighting through her illness did not work in college. As a freshman, Wilbanks was forced to withdraw. Instead of setting her back, though, the time away from school set her up for success.

“By taking a year off to focus on my health, I learned how to manage and make time for my illness,” she

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