Some students may think the Washington Street Campus is the only Amarillo College campus, but it isn’t the case.
The Hereford Campus, known as the Hinkson Memorial Campus, has begun offering technical programs that include technical core classes such as Technical Communications, Machine Shop Mathematics, Introduction to Industrial Maintenance and Basic Electrical Theory, said Daniel Esquivel, executive director.
Hereford also is now able to provide its fifth Truck Driving Academy since introduction of the program in March.
With 27 new truck driving employers in the Hereford region, “the Hereford truck driving program is becoming so popular, waiting lists are being developed for the sixth academy,” Esquivel said.
With so many new programs and students on campus, members of the Hereford Student Government Association are looking for ways to help.
Members are looking for ways to incorporate the Common Reader book into other everyday activities.
They also have recently started the Coaches and Champions mentoring program and have seven coaches and seven champions.
“They have planned monthly potluck lunches for the champions as well as the coaches (who are) getting involved with the champions, encouraging them to be more involved in campus activities and successful in the classroom,” said student services coordinator Amanda Beckford.
SGA has meetings every Thursday and many events planned for this semester.
Members participated in the Hereford homecoming parade Oct. 6 and Oct. 9.
There will be a student seminar on Oct. 22 that covers professionalism.
“College Days (is) the second Wednesday and the third Thursday of every month, where faculty, staff and students wear their favorite university apparel, “ Beckford said. “On these days, I normally have university transfer representatives on campus recruiting.”
Representatives from West Texas A&M University visited on Oct. 9 and Eastern New Mexico University representatives will visit today.
A campus pumpkin carving contest will be conducted Oct. 27-28, and a Halloween Costume Contest will be conducted Oct. 30 at the SGA meeting.
They also will have a Fall Festival where parents can bring their children to the campus. Businesses will host rooms and have activities from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.
“It will be open to the public to attend and see the new campus as well as have fun and safe Halloween activities,” Beckford said.
Over at the Moore County, Campus in Dumas, the SGA meets at noon every Monday.
Student activities include “foosball tournament(s), pingpong tournament(s), pumpkin carving contest, bake sale fundraisers, candy cane lane service projects, Snack Pack 4 Kids and the Eveline Rivers Christmas project,” Vicki Swiedom, student services and outreach representative, said in an email.
P.E.A.C.E. Bible club also is a part of the MCC community.
Members plan to see the movie “Left Behind.”
P.E.A.C.E. members will attend the Christian concert, “For King and Country.”
The MCC Lions Club plan to work with Snack Pack 4 Kids and the Dumas Noon Lions Fall arts and crafts show. They also will assist with the Halloween costume contest and the eyeglasses project and will volunteer with YMCA swim lessons for elementary children.