window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-29484371-30');
Sunday , December 15 2019
West Texas Test Drive 728
Amy’s Astronomy
Mountains 728
EPCON_2020 728
McDonalds BBall 2019 728
Utep Football Generic 728
Darrington Park 728
High Desert 728
ENTERPRISE 728
Rhinos 2019/2020 728
Bordertown Undergroun Show 728
STEP 728
Rugby Coming Soon 728
Home | Tag Archives: epcc (page 14)

Tag Archives: epcc

EPCC set to welcome Nolan Richardson, Honor ’66 Miners

El Paso Community College (EPCC) welcomes Hall of Fame recipient Coach Nolan Richardson. Coach Richardson will be the guest speaker for the last event of EPCC’s Black History Month Celebration. During the event, EPCC will be honoring the 1966 Miners.

The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29th in the Administrative Services Center building A (9050 Viscount Blvd).

During this event Coach Richardson will be honoring Willie Cager and the late Bobby Joe Hill. Accepting the award for Bobby Joe Hill will be his wife Tina Hill. EPCC will be awarding Cager and Hill with the EPCC Black History Award.

Coach Nolan Richardson began his coaching career at Bowie High School. He was the first African-American to win the National Invitation Tournament before moving to the University of Arkansas, where, he coached the 1994 men’s basketball team winning the National Championship against Duke.

While he was there he became the first African-American head coach to a major southern University. During his 17 seasons Coach Richardson won 365 games in 15 seasons or less, which earned him a spot next to coaching greats including Roy Williams and Tubby Smith.

El Paso Community College again named one of Top Community Colleges in Nation

El Paso Community College (EPCC) is proud to announce that it has once again been named the top Community College in the nation by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.

EPCC topped the rankings in the categories of number of associate’s degrees granted to Hispanic students and the number of Hispanic students attending a community college.

This is the ninth year in a row the College has been recognized with these honors.

For over 25 years, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine has been a top information news source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community, and those involved in running our institutions of higher learning.

Visit The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s digital edition for complete rankings.

Texas Mutual Insurance Company Awards $100K to Fund Risk Management Program at El Paso Community College

Texas Mutual Insurance Company has awarded a second $100,000 grant to El Paso Community College in four months to establish a risk management program, which will provide workplace safety courses for local employers, employees and the general public.

On Friday, Feb. 12, Woody Hill, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual, presented the $100,000 grant to El Paso Community College President Dr. William Serrata and El Paso Community College Board of Trustees Chair Art Fierro at a ceremony on the El Paso Community College campus.

“El Paso Community College is so appreciative of the generosity and support that Texas Mutual has extended to El Paso area employers and employees,” Dr. Serrata said. “We are proud of the all the job training that is available at our college and pleased to focus on workplace safety through this grant. The College looks forward to a successful partnership with Texas Mutual and welcomes the opportunity to make our city and companies—and their employees—safer.”

Since 1999, Texas Mutual—the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance—has awarded $4.5 million in safety education grants. El Paso Community College is one of five community colleges in Texas, in addition to College of the Mainland, Kilgore College, Midland College and Del Mar College, that provides free safety classes via funding from Texas Mutual.

Later this year, El Paso Community College will launch its risk management program to provide training for increased safety awareness and to reduce work-related accidents and injuries. The EPCC risk management committee has proposed a wide range of courses relative to the El Paso area, including restaurant accidents and injuries, home construction accidents and injuries, OSHA courses.

“We’re taking a big step toward keeping workers safe by providing educational programs,” Woody Hill, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual, said. “Through the classes at these five safety institutes, more Texas employees receive safety training, giving them tools to be successful in business. Workplace safety education is always a sound investment and these grants, along with other Texas Mutual safety programs, demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to workplace safety and the prevention of workplace accidents.”

For more information about the El Paso Community College Risk Management Program, contact Barry Bogle at (915) 831-7117.

Spring Enrollment up at El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College (EPCC) is proud to announce an enrollment increase for the spring 2016 semester. The student enrollment for the spring semester is 26,641. This represents a 1.11% (297 students) increase compared to spring 2015. The enrollment increase emphasizes EPCC’s commitment to student success and its role as an Aspen Prize Top Ten Community College.

The spring 2016 increase is the first spring increase at EPCC since the fall 2012 semester. This is the second semester in a row that EPCC has seen an increase in enrollment. Nationally, community colleges (47 out of 50 in Texas) have seen a decline over the past few years.

In 2013 under the leadership of EPCC President William Serrata and the EPCC Cabinet, an Enrollment Services Task Force (ESTF) was created to address the enrollment decline. The ESTF is comprised of many departments of the college that deal with the student population. Instruction, Student Services, Information Technology and Marketing are areas that are addressed by the ESTF.

One of the gains in enrollment is with area high schools. EPCC’s teamwork with high schools includes: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Nights co-sponsored by EPCC, EPCC Dual Credit, EPCC’s eight Early College High Schools and direct advertising to the student population. These and many other recommendations have contributed to EPCC enrollment increase.

“We are extremely pleased that our efforts to create a college-going culture are proving fruitful.  The 300 student increase this spring is a tribute to our collaborative efforts with our Independent School District partners.  The increase in Dual Credit enrollment has been a focus not only at EPCC but also at the Collaborative for College Readiness,” said Dr. William Serrata, EPCC President.

EPCC plans to continue its work to promote student success and its benchmark educational programs to the community.

Josette Shaughnessy Named EPCC Vice President

Josette Shaughnessy, CPA has been named the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Operations at El Paso Community College (EPCC). She has held the Interim position since March, 2015.

Shaughnessy started at EPCC in 1991 as an accountant and was promoted to Associate Comptroller in 1992 and then Comptroller in 1993.  In 1995, she was appointed to the position of Associate Vice President.

Shaughnessy received her Associate’s degree in Accounting from El Paso Community College in 1981, her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1983 and 1995 respectively. She also holds a Certified Public Accountant license from the State of Texas since 1990.

Prior to her tenure at EPCC, she worked in the private sector in a variety of positions from billing clerk to accounting manager.

EPCC Financial Operations Garners Award

El Paso Community College officials announced that their Financial Operations Department has been honored once again.

In a news release, officials said, “Under the coordination and financial expertise of the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Operations, Josette Shaughnessy, CPA and the District have received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 19th straight year.”

This Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is judged by GFOA to adhere to program standards and represent the highest award in government financial reporting. The CAFR starts with the Annual Financial Report compiled at the end of the annual external audit in compliance with accounting requirements promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

The CAFR highlights not only the college financial results but also its achievements in every area of the District such as any new initiatives related to Student learning and success, technology and the various services provided to the community.

EPCC named ‘Top School’ in national guide for Military Advanced Education & Transition

Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded EPCC the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.

The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Now in its ninth year of publishing the Guide, MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard.

This enables prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

“Our goal is to be a dynamic resource for active service members and those who have moved from the military to their civilian careers, helping them find the school that best fits their plans for the future,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor. “We think this year’s Guide is our most comprehensive to date, thanks to our newly established advisory board. The board evaluated the drafts of the questionnaire, made pages of notes and suggestions and helped to redefine questions for clarity. We thank them for their thoughtful edits and additions to our process.”

The Guide was released late this December, and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com

Author: EPCC

EPCC to celebrate Fall Graduates

El Paso Community College (EPCC) will hold its fall 2015 commencement exercises at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Don Haskins Center. A total of 1,427 degrees and certificates will be granted.

Fall 2015 Commencement Keynote will be delivered by Stephen Wolslager, President and Board Member of the Wolslager Foundation. The Wolslager Foundation was established to improve the quality of life for individuals within the areas where J.W. and Josephine S. Wolslager owned and operated their Coca-Cola franchises, which included southern Arizona, Southern New Mexico, and parts of West Texas.

Stephen Wolslager received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and his MBA from New Mexico State University. He has overseen and directed the distribution of the foundation’s assets totaling over $44 million dollars to 192 nonprofit organizations.

The generosity of Stephen Wolslager through the Wolslager Foundation from 2001-2014 resulted in over 983 scholarship recipients obtaining their associate’s degree, certificates or transferring to a 4-year university.

Of these, over 299 of them were awarded to students attending EPCC. In addition, over 692 scholarship recipients obtained their bachelor’s degree, of which, 342 of them graduated from UTEP through the EPCC Transfer Scholarship Program.

For more information on the EPCC Graduation Ceremonies, contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Services at (915) 831-2229 or visit www.epcc.edu/registration/commencement

Author: EPCC

STEP 728
Amy’s Astronomy
High Desert 728
Rugby Coming Soon 728
ENTERPRISE 728
Rhinos 2019/2020 728
Utep Football Generic 728
Darrington Park 728
West Texas Test Drive 728
EPCON_2020 728
EP MediaFest 2020 728
Bordertown Undergroun Show 728
McDonalds BBall 2019 728
Mountains 728