TCC graduates, their family and friends attended the Annual Spring Commencement ceremonies
at the Fort Worth Convention Center on May 16.
By walking across the stage together, a family of four TCC graduates made local and
TCC offers a pathway for performing artists of all kinds to turn their passions into
a profession. Education opens a variety of career pathways in the arts.
TCC introduced Innovation Forums on all five campuses as a cutting-edge process designed
to vet new ideas for projects and programs that would impact student success.
Some students study as if their lives depend on it. Others study as if your lives
depend on it—and they just might in the Emergency Medical Services program.
Candace Ortega, the College’s first female welding instructor, takes every opportunity
to speak with high school students about what they could accomplish in the field.
Informed citizens created the American republic, but as the 2016 election unfolds,
a quarter of Americans are not registered to vote. Voting is a citizen’s voice in
College graduates who focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
fields are expected to earn the highest starting salaries in 2016.
Many people have believed that if community college faculty could do substantive research,
they would be teaching at four-year schools instead. TCC is proving otherwise.
TCC’s College Access program provides access to many low-income students, ethnic and
racial minorities, first-generation college students and individuals pursuing their
Forty-five percent of at-risk youth with mentors enrolled in post-secondary education
while only 29 percent of at-risk youth without mentors enrolled in college.
Five TCC campuses and the District office are now Blue Zones Project Approved worksites—the
first college and first system-wide organization to earn that recognition in Fort
Build-Your-Own Soba Noodle Bowls and a Raw Peach Tart are on our Blue Zones Project
inspired menu. These healthy, plant-based meals are perfect for summer get-togethers.
In Texas, the heat and humidity of summer are formidable obstacles to many who are
looking to stay active. How do you exercise in the heat without overheating?
Beginning this fall, the Fort Worth Vaqueros are requiring all soccer players without
a college degree to attend TCC full time as part of their employment contracts.
After research revealed that finishing college does not guarantee students will succeed
in a job, TCC’s Autism Syndrome Disorder program began focusing on socialization skills.
ESOL began at TCC in 2010 with six students. By the 2015 fall semester, the program
grew to 256 students, preparing many students for college classes.
TCC alumnus Ariel Peaks and current TCC student Brenda Luna tell about their journeys
on the road to success.
TCC students took over television and radio airwaves, bus benches, movie screens and
other advertising venues as part of TCC’s spring marketing campaign.
TCC faculty and staff are recognized for individual achievements and awards received
from November 2015 through May 2015.
When TCC Alumnus Jared Hoag learned about the Bolen Math Competition, it exposed him
to a whole world of competitive mathematics that he barely knew existed.
Through the Foundation, generous funds are contributed for scholarships supporting
STEM fields, and grants provide STEM students with valuable equipment and resources.
View a list of gifts given to the Foundation between Sept. 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016
in honor or in memory of a family member, friend, colleague or other individual.