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AC joins a national alliance with students designing education’s future

Published May 13, 2021 By Joe Wyatt

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A national alliance of six colleges and universities, together with hundreds of high school and community partners, announced the launch of REP4, an initiative to change the future of education. Unique to the alliance, students will take the lead conducting “Rapid Education Prototyping” to address the urgent challenges of access and completion to fully deliver on higher education’s promise of social and economic mobility.

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College Launches CEO Council and new Adams Earn & Learn Program

Published October 1, 2020 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College on Oct. 1 launched the Adams Earn & Learn Program, a new work-based learning initiative for the Amarillo Community. Applications for The Adams Earn & Learn Program, which will pair Amarillo talent with participating local businesses through apprenticeships arranged by Amarillo College, will open Oct. 2.

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Peer tutors serve on front lines at AC's Academic Success Centers

Published September 25, 2020 By Joe Wyatt

Not that long ago, Alvaro Gardea ventured into the Math Outreach Center at Amarillo College for the first time – not looking to help students unravel the complexities of mathematics, a function he regularly performs there today, but in search of support to conquer his own fear of the subject.

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AC receives $2.3 million in federal funding for student success

Published August 11, 2020 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College has been awarded a pair of grants by the U.S. Department of Education that will provide more than $2.3 million over the next five years to sustain ongoing and highly successful student-success initiatives at AC’s West Campus and the AC—Moore County Campus.

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Aspen Institute names AC a Top 150, Prize-eligible Community College

Published November 5, 2019 By Joe Wyatt

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Amarillo College as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges. Based on strong and improving student outcomes—including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity—15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize.

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Thrive Amarillo Scholarship Program to begin enrolling immediately

Published June 22, 2018 By Wesley Condray

The Thrive Amarillo Scholarship Program is officially launching for students in Amarillo ISD. The partnership of Amarillo College, Amarillo Area Foundation, Amarillo Economic Development Corporation, and Amarillo Independent School District is ready to accept 2018 graduates from all four AISD high schools – including the graduating class of 2018. To qualify for the scholarship, students should have an 80 or higher high school GPA and have never been placed in DAEP.

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Amarillo College captures highest national awards for 'AC Current'

Published October 30, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

The Amarillo College student magazine, “AC Current,” has won two national awards for excellence. The Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association announced the awards during the annual fall national college media convention held from Oct. 25-29 in Dallas.

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AC student publication among finalists for another Pacemaker Award

Published September 26, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

Success for the Matney Mass Media Program at Amarillo College is positively Current.

The AC program that only last year captured its first-ever National Magazine Pacemaker Award for the Fall 2015 issue of AC Current, the College’s student magazine, is a finalist for the same award in 2017.

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Lubbock-area entrepreneur generously helps AC purchase pair of pianos

Published September 19, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

Vickie Wilks Wisian, a retired Lubbock-area entrepreneur, has a passion for music and a unique affinity for Amarillo College. Wisian, the mother of AC President Russell Lowery-Hart, has given the College $100,000 to equip the Music Department with a pair of sparkling new grand pianos.

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AC ranks among top 10 of community colleges nationwide for student success initiatives

Published August 30, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College earns top marks from students, placing it above the mean and, in one instance, in the top 10 percentile for community colleges nationwide.

In the 2017 Community College Survey of Student Engagement report students at Amarillo College note an engaging faculty, heightened academic standards, and superior support beyond the classroom.

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AC Music Department is pleased to introduce Young Artist Piano Series

Published August 29, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

The Amarillo College Music Department is pleased to announce a yearlong schedule of events featuring an international slate of accomplished visiting pianists, and a collection of talented AC students, too.

AC’s Young Artist Piano Series is the brainchild of Dr. Diego Caetano, assistant professor of music, who will be the initial featured performer when the series debuts on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Concert Hall Theater.

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Amarillo College chooses ‘The Things They Carried’ as this year’s Common Reader

Published August 22, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

A highly acclaimed collection of short stories about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War will serve as the Common Reader this school year at Amarillo College.

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien was a finalist in 1990 for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book will be utilized in a variety of AC classes throughout the year, including all First Year Seminar classes.

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AC well ahead of curve in compliance with new law requiring corequisite remediation

Published August 16, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

A new law emerged from the Texas Legislature in June – signed by the governor – which requires the use of corequisite remediation for college students in developmental education courses.

Corequiste remediation is the alignment of developmental courses with credit-bearing courses, so that underprepared students can be placed simultaneously in both and thus achieve college success at a faster pace.

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AC Regents approve new AC Medi Park Campus - Hagy Center for Young Children

Published March 1, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

The Amarillo College Board of Regents has approved a partnership with the AAF Community Health Foundation to enable the College to operate the Hagy Center for Young Children. In addition, Regents also approved establishment of the AC Medi Park campus at the location of the Hagy Center for Young Children.

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IT Awards

AC Students Demonstrate Know-How at 4-State IT Competition

Published October 31, 2016 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College students know what makes technology tick, a fact they proved over Fall Break by capturing six awards – four for first place – at the Association of Information Technology Professionals Region 3 Student Conference.

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AC Students and Faculty Help Restore Historic Huey Helicopter

Published October 27, 2016 By Joe Wyatt

A group of students and faculty from Amarillo College, having tirelessly contributed to the restoration of a Vietnam War-era helicopter, will be front and center on Saturday when Randall County officials assemble to formally dedicate the Huey 68-16179.

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Senior Nursing Major Recognized by Texas Nurse Associations

Published October 19, 2016 By Joe Wyatt

Michelle Adkins, a senior nursing major at Amarillo College, was one of three students singled out for recognition on Monday, Oct. 17 at an event hosted by the Texas Nursing Association District 2 and the Panhandle Organization of Nurse Executives.

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Writers’ Corner Affords Cozy Atmosphere for Student Success

Published October 7, 2016 By Joe Wyatt

Since everyone approaches writing assignments with varying degrees of skill and confidence, Amarillo College in 2010 established the Writers’ Corner to help students become more effective writers. Happily, more students than ever are receiving one-on-one assistance at the facility, and student success is through the roof.

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First Responders Physical Challenge Puts Programs on Display

Published October 3, 2016 By Joe Wyatt

Amarillo College students pursuing careers as first responders will test their strength, stamina and speed at the First Responders Physical Challenge beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Carter Fitness Center on the Washington Street Campus.

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Arbors Foursome Making the Most of Raffkind Scholarship Fund

Published September 28, 2016 By Joe Wyatt

Myrna Raffkind was so inspired by the affability and professionalism of her caregivers at The Arbors that she and her husband set up a scholarship that annually supports up to four individuals in pursuit of health-sciences degrees at Amarillo College.

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