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Wednesday, August 9, 2000

Registration set at Odessa College

Registration for Odessa College's fall semester will be Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17 and 18, with classes beginning at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21. New and returning students will start the registration process at the tent-covered area on the north side of the Student Union Building. Students with last names beginning A-E will register Aug. 17, from 8:30-11 a.m.; M-R, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and S-Z, 2:30-5 p.m. Evening students will register 5-7:30 p.m. Students with names beginning F-L will register Aug. 18, 8:30-11 a.m., and all students may register 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

To speed up the registration process, new students are urged to submit an application for admission prior to registration. Applications are available in the OC catalog and from the OC Admissions Office and Web site.

Students may arrange to pay tuition in three installments with one-half due on the day of registration or with a short-term loan which requires a 10 percent down payment. A $15 fee is charged for both payment methods.

Students who have completed 15 semester hours at OC may apply for federal loans. State and federal grants also are available. Funds from these programs do not become available until later in the semester. Proof of Texas residency for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment is required at registration to qualify for Texas resident tution rates. All transfer students must furnish an official transcript and TASP scores.

For more information, call the Odessa College Admissions Office at 335-6432 or visit the Odessa College Web page at

Martinez nets scholarship

Ricky M. Martinez, a 2000 graduate of Pecos High School, recently received a Minority Incentive Award to Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia. The award includes resident tuition for two years at SAU.

In high school, Martinez received the American Legion Award, the Presidential Award, National Scholar Merit Award, Academic Achievement Award, and the National Science Award. He was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Martinez plans to major in business education and is the son of Genaro and Tomasa Mendoza of Pecos.

New options offered on web site

The American Intercultural Student Exchange, a non-profit, tax exempt educational foundation, proudly announces the unveiling of it's newest web site for Texas and Oklahoma residents.

The site offers a wealth of information for families interested in hosting a high school age exchange student for the 2000-2001 school year. "Our site allows people to browse through student photos and read their profiles online without leaving their homes," said Eleanor Tatsch, AISE's Regional Coordinator for Texas and Oklahoma.

Exchange students arrive in August to attend school and live with a host family. They have their own spending money, medical insurance and speak English. Student sare eager to become a participating member of their host family and attend the local high school.

Visit the web site today at to select your student or call 1-800-472-5005 for information on hosting a student in your home.

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