February 2018
Wharton County Junior College e-Newsletter
Baseball Season Underway
The WCJC Baseball Team is off to a solid start in NJCAA Region 14 play. The Pioneers are currently 6-10 overall, with a recent 9-2 win over Angelina College at home followed by disappointing losses against McLennan Community College and Blinn College. The Pioneers next face conference rival San Jacinto at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1. The team welcomes back 10 sophomores, with the rest of the 35-man roster filled out by freshmen. The team is coached by Keith Case, who is assisted by Ryne Tutor and Cord Cochrell.
HLS&R provides scholarships
Eight WCJC students are receiving financial help with their college careers, thanks to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's scholarship program.
NISOD honors WCJC instructors
WCJC instructors have been recognized for their dedication and commitment to their particular fields of study by the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development. Learn More
Safe Spring Break
WCJC students will have the chance to feel the dangerous effects of intoxication without ever getting behind the wheel during the upcoming "Safe Spring Break" event. Scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at the Pioneer Student Center, the annual event discourages students from drinking and driving over the holiday in an effort to reduce serious and oftentimes fatal accidents. Special simulations, including "Fatal Vision" goggles, allow participants to see the dangers of impairment while remaining sober. The event is hosted by WCJC's Department of Academic Advising and Counseling and the Office of Security and Public Safety. 
Band concert
Ever dream of being a pirate or super hero? Then the WCJC Pioneer Concert Band's upcoming concert, "Adventure is Waiting," is your ticket to childhood fantasy.
WCJC featured in tech journal
WCJC was recently featured in the journal, "High Tech News," for the college's participation in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars. WCJC instructor J.B. Groves and computer lab manager Andy Brazda attended the program.
Johnson Health center project moves ahead
A $6.5 million project to expand and renovate WCJC's Johnson Health Occupations Center is moving ahead as scheduled. Despite inclement weather, work has progressed on a new 18,000 square foot addition.  Learn More