UNT Higher Education Program Honors TCC Northwest President

The University of North Texas Higher Education Program has honored Zarina Blankenbaker, Ph.D., president of Tarrant County College Northwest, with its 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award.

“The UNT Higher Education Program Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes our graduates who have made significant and sustaining impacts in the field of higher education,” said Daniel Chen, UNT associate professor and Higher Education Program coordinator. “Dr. Zarina Blankenbaker was selected for this year’s award because of her years of successful leadership in North Texas community colleges and innovations

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TCC Celebrates Black History Month

As Black History Month came to a close, students, staff and community members filled the C.A. Roberson Theatre Commons at Tarrant County College Southeast Thursday night to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in music, art and dance. Recognized as one of the largest cultural events hosted by TCC, “Celebrating Strides: Strides in the Arts” featured live performances and presentations by TCC students, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cris Brenham and Company (band) and much more.

Check out the following Flickr gallery to see how TCC commemorated Black History Month.

TCC Trinity

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Tarrant County College Celebrates Women’s History Month

A highlight of the Tarrant County College  Women’s History Month observance – part of the College’s commitment to serving the community – will be the third annual Triesha Light Women’s Symposium and Women’s History Luncheon.

On Thursday, March 7, retiring TCC board member president Louise Appleman will be the keynote speaker for the luncheon from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Center of Excellence for Energy Technology at TCC South, 5301 Campus Drive. The event also includes a series of historical presentations and exhibits.
Tickets may be purchased at the TCC South Behavioral

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Tarrant County College Southeast to Host Human Trafficking Education Session on March 5

Tarrant County College will host a Human Trafficking Education Session. The free information session will be conducted by Officer Kim Fretwell of the Arlington Police Department and is open to TCC students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

According to a 2016 study by The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Institute of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, human trafficking constitutes a prevalent and significant social crisis in Texas:

79,000 minors and youth are victims of sex trafficking in Texas
234,000 workers are victims of labor

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TCC Board of Trustees to Meet February 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, February 21, 2019, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


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

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Not just for athletes: TCC students participate in ‘Signing Day,’ declaring intent to pursue technical careers

Tarrant County College will join schools across the country on Feb. 21 to hold National CTE (Career and Technical Education) Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremonies, which underscores its commitment to being a student-ready college.

Signing Day is patterned after the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who are committing to play sports in college. However, instead of athletes, this event honors students who are entering a career/technical field of study, such as automotive technology, aviation maintenance technology, law enforcement, computer-aided drafting and heating, electric line

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TCC team places second in the nation in Student Research League competition

A team of Tarrant County College students ranked among the best in the nation in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ (AMATYC) 2018 Student Research League competition.

The Student Research League tasks students with formulating a solution to an open-ended research problem. The 2018 challenge centered on determining the safest place in the United States to live, based on exposure to natural disasters. Participants selected mathematical tools that best fit the problem, collected data, created a mathematical model to reflect the data and researched and interviewed

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TCC students invited to pitch their business plan for chance to win seed money

Calling all student entrepreneurs! The Tarrant County College Northwest Business, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Program is hosting the Plan Empower Grow (PEG) Pitch Competition this month. All TCC students are invited to submit a short business pitch for the opportunity to present their plan to a group of local small business experts. The grand prize winner takes home $500 to start or grow their idea. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 15.

“This is a great opportunity to hone entrepreneurial skills before experienced business leaders and receive candid feedback

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TCC Board of Trustees Governance Meeting February 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 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


Call to Order
Review proposed agenda for the February 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 finds resources to succeed with Men of Color Collaborative

In one year, Tarrant County College South student James Threats-Jackson expects to earn his associate degree. But he didn’t always seem destined for success in college.

“Everyone was telling me that it was vital that I get a college education. I understood what everyone was saying to me, but I didn’t like school,” he said.

Still, when he graduated from high school in 2013, Threats-Jackson enrolled at TCC, expecting he could get by in college with little effort.

“I thought college was going to be like a social club where I went to hang out with my friends and have some

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