June 2019
Wharton County Junior College e-Newsletter
CLASS OF 2019
Graduates receive degrees 
WCJC held two commencement events on May 18, with 268 graduates receiving degrees. The events were held at the Gene Bahnsen Gymnasium in Wharton.

ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT
Banquet honors student athletes
WCJC's student athletes were recognized at the recent athletic banquet, with team MVP awards presented along with Johnnie Frankie and Dr. Ty Pate awards.

A STELLAR SEASON
Pioneers finish third in conference

WCJC baseball coach Keith Case is proud of his team's effort this past season, despite missing out on a trip to the NJCAA World Series. Competing in one of the tougher regions in the country, the Pioneers finished their season third in conference with a 28-28 record. "We put ourselves in position to be successful and hopefully we can build on that," Case said. The Pioneers ended their season on May 15 after losing an elimination game against Angelina College in the Region XIV Tournament, held at Lamar University in Beaumont.

SO OTHERS MAY LIVE
Hutchison publishes first novel 
WCJC history instructor Brady Hutchison's first novel follows the lives of an Allied pilot and German firefighter in World War II. 

WHO'S WHO 
Waldrop named to online list
WCJC band director Joe Waldrop has made the "Who's Who in Community College Academia" list for being "outstanding" faculty.

ADN GRADUATION
Nursing Program graduates 28 
Twenty-eight students have earned their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing from WCJC. A pinning ceremony was held May 15.


BEST OF THE BEST  
Human Services a Top 10 program
WCJC's Human Services Program has been recognized as one of the Top 10 schools in the nation for obtaining a high quality and cost affordable associate's degree.