Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, October 5, 2000
Events for Homecoming set
Events for Homecoming 2000 "Mardi Gras Mania" have been scheduled by the
Pecos High School Student Council.
Hats off to the Eagles!, is the theme for Monday, Oct. 9. Everyone is
encouraged to wear a hat or cap. Prize to the person wearing the most unique
On Tuesday, Make'em See Double! Find someone and dress like twins. Prizes
to the most uniquely dressed twins.
Put'em to Sleep! Will be the theme for Wednesday, Oct. 11. Feel free
to wear your pajamas.
Matta celebrates first birthday
Hope Marie Matta, of El Paso, celebrated her first birthday recently with
a party held in her honor at Maxey Park.
The party was hosted by her parents, Jaime E. and Lorrie Matta of El
Theme for the party was "Noah's Ark."
Relatives and friends were on hand to help her celebrate. They were
served hamburgers with all the trimmings, along with soft drinks and a
beautiful Noah's Ark Cake.
She received many gifts of lovely cloths and some toys. One of her favorite
gifts was a real cute T-shirt outfit given to her by her proud aunt Norma
M. Rodriguez of Pecos.
Hope Marie is the granddaughter of Pablo and Juanita Matta of Pecos
and the late Jesus and Carmen Rodriguez of El Paso.
Her godparents are John and Rita Moreno of El Paso.
Orozco to receive new scholarship
Texas State Technical College student David Orozco is one of only two students
selected to receive new scholarships available through the Radiology Engineering
Services Education Program, a unique partnership between TSTC's Biomedical
Equipment Technology (BET) department and Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital.
Orozco and Robert Barr, students in BET's Medical Imaging Systems Technology
Specialization (MIT), joined four fellow students as the program's first
interns at Harris Methodist during the summer. In addition to gaining on-site
training at the hospital and earning college credits, Orozco also established
important industry contacts _ like those at Harris Methodist who selected
him for one of the two $3,600 scholarships.
"The decision was a very difficult one to make," explained Mack Nelson,
education coordinator at Harris Methodist, about choosing two scholarship
recipients from the pool of six TSTC student interns. "They are all really
great students who are doing wonderful jobs here."
Orozco, a 1989 graduate of Balmorhea High School, plans to graduate
in August. IN addition to full-time studies in the medical imaging program
at TSTC, Orozco works at the VA Hospital.
TSTC's Biomedical Equipment Technology department offers the MIT specialization,
which focuses on the setup, calbiration, maintenance and repair of medical
imaging equipment used throughout medical facilities. Students in the MIT
program gain extensive hands-on laboratory experience using X-ray machines,
ultrasound systems, computerized tomography _ CT _ scanning and magnetic
resonance imaging _ MRI _ equipment. The Radiology Engineering Services
Education Program allows selected participants to further develop on-the-job
training and skills at Harris Methodist. Graduates of the MIT program and
the radiology equipment specialists. ICC, the International Certification
Commission, is the certifying body for radiology engineering specialists.
Texas State Technical College Waco, part of the only state-supported
technical college system in Texas, provides practical, real-world instruction
in more than 40 programs. A 606-bed hospital located in the heart of Fort
Worth, HMFW is a Top 100 Hospital as named by HCIA and The Health Network.
Texas State Technical College Waco conferred more associate's degrees
than any college in the nation in science technologies, more associate's
degrees than any Texas college in computer and information sciences, as
well as engineering-related technologies and more communications technology
associate's degrees than any public Texas college. (Based on U.S. Department
of Labor date as reported in the July 10, issue of "Community College Week.")
Call 1-800-792-8784 or 254-867-3371 to find out more. Visit www.waco.tstcu.edu
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