June 2022
Wharton County Junior College e-Newsletter
BRIDGE PROGRAM AIDS FRESHMEN
As the first in his family to enroll in college, Juan Murillo had his fair share of anxiety thinking about the upcoming fall semester. The 2022 Van Vleck High School graduate just didn’t know what to expect.

MCLEOD DONATES WCJC SWEATER
Bay City resident Pat McLeod recently presented WCJC President Betty McCrohan with an athletic sweater he wore as a member of WCJC's 1956-1957 cheerleading squad.

TRUSTEES TAKE OFFICE
WCJC's Board of Trustees recently welcomed two new board members: Dr. Bret Macha and Dr. Priscilla Metcalf. Macha will serve in Position 9 and Metcalf in Position 1.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

WCJC is partnering with a global company to help women graduates achieve career advancement and economic independence. WCJC vocational graduates participated in the inaugural program this spring, receiving professional attire and development tools from Dress for Success, a non-profit founded in 1997. The organization operates sites in 150 cities worldwide, including Houston, and provides services to clients at no cost. WCJC’s Vocational Support Coordinator Rose Ochoa learned of Dress for Success at the annual “Women In Industry” conference in Galveston.

SUPPORT STAFF OF THE YEAR
WCJC recently chose its Support Staff of the Year for 2022. This year's recipient is custodian Margarita Nava Gonzalez. Gonzalez received a plaque and $2,000.
FACULTY OF THE YEAR
WCJC earlier this spring chose Xuan Wu as its Faculty of the Year recipient. Wu is an instructor of physics based at WCJC's Sugar Land campus. Wu received a plaque and $2,000.
NISOD CONVENTION
WCJC faculty members attended the NISOD convention to receive awards of recognition. Pictured are Xuan Wu (Physics), Karl Johnson (EMS), Sharon Prince (English), Wiley Parkman (Psychology), and T.K. Krpec (College Readiness English). Four other faculty members also received awards.

LIBRARY CCLP
Members of the South Texas cohort of the John E. Roueche Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) at Kansas State University recently visited WCJC. WCJC Director of Library Services Marissa Saenz, a member of the program, hosted the group at the Wharton campus.
BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP
WCJC's baseball team staff hosted a summer baseball camp June 20-22 for area youth ages 7-14. The camp was held at Corbett Park on the Wharton campus and covered basics of hitting, running bases and catching. The camp was attended by 102 players.
VOLLEYBALL SUMMER CAMP
WCJC's volleyball program hosted a camp on June 6-8 for area 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Nine girls took part in the camp, learning basics of setting, attacking and digging. The camp was held in the Gene Bahnsen Gymnasium on the Wharton campus.