TCC South Hosts Another Successful Science Olympiad

Young scientists from throughout the Fort Worth region swarmed the campus on Saturday, March 3, for the Regional Texas Science Olympiad. The campus also hosted last year’s event.

Modeled after the Olympic Games, students from middle and high schools compete singly or in teams in a wide variety of categories, according to Coordinator of Community Outreach Erika Zimmerman. The 18 categories included Anatomy and Physiology, Disease Detectives, Forensics, Helicopters and Hovercraft, Fast Facts, Herpetology and Reach for the Stars.

Competitors represented five B Division (middle schools)

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TCC South Hosts CTE National Signing Day

The “signing day” conducted in the Fusion Room of the Energy Technology Center last month had all the usual accoutrements – excited students, smiling officials and tables ready with documents, pens and ball caps. But the 36 students who signed letters of career intent were not prospective quarterbacks or wide receivers, but budding auto mechanics, construction managers and other technicians.

TCC was one of more than 40 community and technical colleges throughout the nation participating in the live-streamed event sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) and

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TCC South Accolades

On January 26, 2018, Nicole D’Alesandro, counselor, and Valerie Groll, veteran counselor, presented a professional development seminar at the North Texas Community College 7th Annual Spring Leadership Conference- “Reaching Out: Leadership Skills to Achieve the Community College Mission.” The counselors presented an adapted version of their Consortium on Leadership and Renewal Academy (CLARA) project on military-connected/veteran new student orientation. The presentation informed attendees how TCC South supports military connected/veteran students’ transition to higher education through

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TCC South Campus Events – March 2018

Event Name: Pregnancy Testing
Date: Mondays: 3/19/18 and 3/26/18
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Building/Room: SSTU North Patio | Mobile Unit
Contact Information Victoria Peterson | 817-515-4531 |
Description: Free, confidential, Fort Worth Pregnancy Center
Cost: Free, appointment preferred

Event Name: Film & Language Collaborative Event – Cultural Film Series, Part 2
Date: 3/20/18
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: SREC 1110
Contact Information: Molly Floyd | 817-515-4600 |
Description: The Film Club and the French

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Tarrant County College South to Host Building Sciences Expo 2018: How and Why

Tarrant County College South will host Building Sciences Expo 2018: How and Why, an event focusing on the opportunities, strategies and benefits of green building design on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Center of Excellence for Energy Technology, 5301 Campus Drive.

Underscoring TCC’s commitment to serving the community, the expo gives architecture, engineering and other building science professionals and students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area an opportunity to meet with each other in the setting of the Platinum LEED-certified Center of Excellence for Energy

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Letter from TCC South President

The kickoff event to our yearlong celebration of the South Campus’s 50th birthday went off in grand form on September 30.  Clear skies and balmy temperatures provided the perfect environment for the day. Kudos to a hard-working and effective Family Extravaganza subcommittee. Hands-down, this group did a remarkable job coordinating the complex and many moving parts for this campus-wide event.

They covered all the bases this family event promised…education, enrichment and entertainment.

Families, community partners, students, faculty and staff entered the campus to find a wide array

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TCC South – November 2017 Accolades

Professor of History and Government and Kennedale Mayor Brian Johnson has been named chairperson of the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition. His two-year term begins October 1, 2017 and extends through September of 2019. He replaces Jungus Jordan of the City of Fort Worth. Johnson has served as the Southeast Region representative to the TRTC Executive Committee since 2010.

Mayor Johnson was heard to say, “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Tarrant County and the City of Kennedale and look forward to working with the TRTC to improve regional mobility in support of a growing

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Passenger rail study moves to next phase with focus on corridor between Oklahoma and South Texas

A federally-funded study to determine the feasibility of passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas recently advanced to the next phase, allowing for continued exploration of the proposed route.

The $7 million Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study covers an 850-mile corridor broken into three segments going from Oklahoma City to Dallas-Fort Worth; Dallas-Fort Worth to San Antonio; and San Antonio to South Texas.

“The advancement of this study is a positive step forward,” said Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III. “The study provides a foundation upon which the private sector, local stakeholders and our federal partners can consider opportunities to work together to potentially advance this project. As the population of Texas continues to grow, we will to continue to work with various partners to explore all opportunities to keep Texans moving. Options such as passenger rail service may be one way to keep up with growing demand.”

Following phases of public input and environmental considerations, the latest phase of the study determined passenger rail service up to 220 mph between Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio is feasible. It also determined passenger rail service from San Antonio through Laredo to Monterrey, Mexico, could be feasible. The study also revealed the possibility of having passenger rail service up to 125 mph from San Antonio to the Rio Grande Valley and improved Amtrak-type service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

The next step would be a project-level environmental study to determine actual routes and environmental impacts of the service before construction and start of service. At this point a private developer could step forward to determine future project possibilities.

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British and European Car Show at TCC South to Benefit Student Scholarships

Tarrant County College South and the Red River Triumph Club will partner to host the inaugural Red River European Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oct. 7 at 5301 Campus Drive. Admission is free.
The event will feature European cars and motorcycles of all descriptions: Aston Martin Austin-Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, MG, Porsche, Triumph, Volvo, plus other lesser-known brands. Awards will be given for top cars in each group, with classes for various nations and auto makers. Anyone may enter a car, truck or motorcycle into the contest for $20 ($25 after Sept. 22).
Proceeds will support scholarships for students enrolled in the TCC Automotive Collision Repair Program at TCC South. Eligible students must be pursuing an Associate or Applied Science degree of Certificate of Completion.
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Southlake Firefighters Respond to Call for Help in South Texas

A four man fire crew from the Southlake Fire Department has been requested by the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS), to assist in the Hurricane Harvey rescue operations in south Texas.

The Southlake Fire Department immediately responded to the call and preparations are underway to send a four man team with one of its backup fire engines. The firefighters heading to south Texas are, Seth Corder, Jason Moloney, Steven Tanner, and Jeremy Blackwell.

Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “We are ready to go wherever we are needed to help Cities devastated by Hurricane Harvey.”

The Southlake team is expecting to be in service for up to 12 days. All fire crews being called into action for TIFMAS will assist in rescue operations, fire calls and other life saving emergencies.

With dire warnings of tornadoes, torrential downpours and days of flooding to come, conditions for broad swaths of southeast Texas are expected to get worse. Many people are still trapped in their homes and need rescuing. Chief Starr says, “We are on our way, along with other Fire Departments from across Texas, and our team will begin rescue operations as soon as they arrive.”

TIFMAS, The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System, is coordinated by the Texas A&M Forest Service. TIFMAS is the framework through which fire and rescue agencies work together to provide support for incidents such as hurricanes and wildfires. Local resources, including personnel and apparatus, deploy at the request of the State to provide assistance.

Southlake and Flower Mound Fire Departments met up at the DPS HQ Southlake Fire Station and are on their way to south Texas.

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