A record number of students from Alvin, Manvel, Pearland, Turner High Schools and a homeschooled student walked the stage at Alvin Community College just weeks ahead of getting their high school diplomas. There were 59 graduates this year, the most ever for the Dual Degree program.
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Physical Plant Director Mark Putnam directs a crane operator as they place the pedestrian bridge over the pond at the Nolan Ryan Center on June 3. The bridge received welding repairs to prevent deterioration.
As she spoke during the Alvin Community College Commencement ceremony, graduate Kimberly Shappley held back tears as she described the obstacles she overcame to finish her education.
Shappley is a mother of seven children and recently completed her Health Science Associate degree. She plans to continue her education in the Associate Degree Nursing program.
In the year since she graduated from Alvin Community College’s Polysomnography program, Taylor May, of Manvel has enjoyed her time working as a sleep study technologist at Matagorda Regional Medical Center.
May was named the American Association of Sleep Technologist (AAST) New Technologist Award for 2015. She will be recognized in June at the AAST’s national conference in Seattle.
Polysomnography Director Georgette Goodwill said Taylor is deserving of the distinction.
Although kids will be out of class during the summer months, they still have opportunities to learn at the Alvin Community College Busy Bodies Kids’ College, open to kids between the ages of 4-14 years.
This summer’s camps will include topics such as engineering, robotics, career preparation and Lego construction. Registration for the camps is now open and will be open until five days prior to the start of the camp. ACC is closed on Fridays during the summer.
The first of the four-day camps begin on July 6 and will continue throughout the summer.
May Community Events
Thirty First Summer Children’s Theatre Festival Auditions- ACC Theatre at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 281.756.3606. Callbacks are 5/6 at 6:30 p.m. Rolls for young people 6 (must be able to read) and up for: Snow White (June 22-25), Cinderella (July 27-30)
Fall Registration 281.756.3531 or www.AlvinCollege.edu
Spring Choir Concert- ACC Concert & Chamber Choirs, Alvin Community ChorusACC Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Computer Numerical Control job openings are one of the most in demand employees in the workforce today. But what is it? Alvin Community College CNC instructor Kevin Wert sheds light on the profession during his regular workshops.
CNC machinists operate mills and lathes, which are used in industrial construction projects. Having skills with both types of equipment makes a potential employee more attractive on the job market.
Alvin Community College students were recognized for their academic excellence on April 28 during the President’s Tea at the Nolan Ryan Center.
ACC President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht recognized twelve students as Presidential Scholars for their academic accomplishments throughout the school year.
Alvin Community College will dedicate the Criminal Justice Building to President Emeritus Dr. A. Rodney Allbright during an outdoor ceremony on May 5. The ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will include the presentation of a plaque that will be installed at the Criminal Justice Building.
Dr. Allbright retired in 2014 after serving 38 years as college president. While a faculty member at the college in 1970, he helped establish the Law Enforcement Academy, which was the first academic program created at a community college in Texas.
The dates for auditions for the 31st Summer Children’s Theatre Festival have been changed to May 4 and 5, with callbacks on May 6.
Auditions will be at 6:30 in the Alvin Community College Theatre. Those auditioning should have a one-minute monologue or something to read for the audition.
The shows for the summer 2015 season are “Snow White”, June 22-25 and “Cinderella” performed July 27-30.