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Amarillo College graduate discovered her niche in the welding program

Published May 6, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Emma Womack might not be the first Amarillo College student to switch her major from dental hygiene to welding, but because she did, her own smile seems to be shining just as brightly as any of those she might have helped embellish.

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AC Esports team caps perfect 12-0 campaign with Division Championship

Published April 28, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

The Amarillo College Esports varsity Overwatch team capped an undefeated season on April 22 by knocking off the defending champs of Northwestern College to capture the GGleagues Central Division B Championship.

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Class Act: Aaron Faver believes in the value of synthesizing ideas

Published April 21, 2021 By Connie de Jesus


Aaron Faver, instructor of social sciences at Amarillo College, remembers the Alamo, particularly a display he saw there as a kid that featured letters written in the dire eleventh hour by its ill-fated defenders.

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Amarillo College to lift campuses-wide mask mandate Monday, April 26

Published April 22, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College is pleased to announce that it will replace its campuses-wide mask mandate with a masks-optional policy beginning on Monday, April 26.

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June Jazz returns to in-person performances with five concerts

Published April 19, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

For a quarter century, the hippest place to be on Tuesday nights in June has been Amarillo College, and June Jazz will not disappoint in 2021 as five Tuesdays dot the June calendar, giving folks maximum opportunity to enjoy the free concerts.

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AC’s return to in-person Commencement set for May 14 at Hodgetown

Published April 12, 2021 By Connie de Jesus

Amarillo College returns to in-person commencement exercises this spring with a doubleheader of sorts – back-to-back graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 14 at Hodgetown Stadium in downtown Amarillo.

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Class Act: Reem Witherspoon – from ESL student to president of Faculty Senate

Published April 7, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Reem Witherspoon, supervisor of the award-winning Math Outreach Center at Amarillo College, was not initially drawn to AC to teach. In fact, teaching was not so much as a blip on her aspirational radar when she first set foot on campus.

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Amarillo College assembles distinguished Athletics Advisory Board

Published April 6, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College’s return to intercollegiate athletics has been buoyed by the establishment of an Athletics Advisory Board to help shape the vision of how the new program can best serve the community.

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AC wins Best of Show in national education advertising competition

Published March 31, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College is pleased to announce that its Communications and Marketing Department earned a dozen prestigious accolades – including one for Best of Show – in the 36th Annual Education Advertising Awards.

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Mass media students capture 36 awards at annual state convention

Published March 30, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College mass media students won 36 awards on March 26 at the annual convention of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA). The awards included first prize for overall excellence in newspaper in Division 3 and second prize for overall excellence in magazine in Open Division.

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AC's Creative Mind Lecture Series explores America in the 1920s

Published March 23, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

The Creative Mind Lecture Series this spring at Amarillo College will be taking a virtual look at A Decade of Decadence, Daring & Disturbing Deeds – the 1920s.

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AC a finalist for national award for exemplary CEO/Board Relationship

Published March 22, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

The model of outstanding collaboration between the Amarillo College Board of Regents and AC President Russell Lowery-Hart has been conspicuously recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

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AC’s Sewar Ali named Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

Published March 16, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Sewar Ali, a 2020 graduate of Amarillo College, has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.


AC joins National Junior College Athletic Association and a conference

Published March 2, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Even with its impending return to intercollegiate athletics still more than a year in the offing, Amarillo College is swiftly proceeding to level the playing field.


Amarillo College media students capture American Advertising Awards

Published March 1, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College Student Media took home gold and bronze prizes from the 2021 American Advertising Awards held Feb. 25, 2021.

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Virtual commencement tops AC's prestigious marketing awards

Published February 24, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

When the pandemic compelled most of higher education to develop alternatives to in-person commencement activities, rather than merely following the crowd, Amarillo College set the bar.


AC receives grant to integrate its data analytics techniques with AISD

Published February 11, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College has received a grant from the Greater Texas Foundation that will enable educators from AC and Caprock High School to join forces to create a data ecosystem to ensure more students attain postsecondary degrees and credentials.

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AC academic advisor to deliver TED Talk at Texas State University

Published February 8, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Melodie Graves was by her own admission one extremely timid college student – at first.

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Career Spotlight Series looks at media, arts & communications

Published January 29, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

Anyone can become better acquainted with what careers are truly like in media, arts and communications by taking advantage of the new Career Spotlight Series being delivered virtually by Amarillo College.

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Variety of selections to be featured in AC’s virtual Faculty Recital

Published January 28, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

A variety of classical and engaging music – from Bach and Beethoven to American and Korean folk songs – will be featured when Amarillo College’s accomplished music faculty virtually presents the annual Faculty Recital.