Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
Wednesday, August 14, 2002
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Happy Birthday to Rosalina Alvarado
Happy Birthday to Rudy Falcon
Happy Birthday to Tiffany Jarret
Happy Birthday to Kayla Natividad
Happy Birthday to Manuel R. Armendariz
Canon receives FFA scholarship
When 70 Texas FFA members received a helping hand with
their dreams of higher education through Houston Livestock Show and
Rodeo scholarships, John K. Canon, of Pecos, was among the
The Pecos FFA Chapter member plans to study
agriculture engineering at Tarleton State University.
His parents are Jack and Mary Ann Canon.
The four-year, $10,000 scholarships were presented
during the 2002 Texas FFA Convention July 11 in Fort Worth.
The scholarships presented to Texas FFA members are only one
part of the Show's current annual commitment of more than $8.5
million. The Show also awards direct scholarships through the Texas
4-H and the Texas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America,
plus through the Show's Metropolitan, Opportunity and School
Art programs. In addition, the Show funds research at 10
Texas universities, enhances educational opportunities through grants
and supports the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a 501 © (3)
educational charity and has committed more than $85 million to scholarships
and educational programs since 1957.
Pecos resident to attend ITT Technical Institute
Bobby Sotelo, of Pecos, has enrolled in the Computer
Electronics Engineering Technology program at ITT Technical Institute, located at
5700 Northwest Parkway, San Antonio. This institute is one of a nationwide
network of 70 ITT Technical Institutes operated by Indianapolis-based ITT
Educational Services, Inc. (ESI).
The eight-quarter program, which begins September 9, will help
Sotelo begin to prepare for career opportunities in various fields involving
Computer Electronics Engineering Technology. Upon successful completion of
the program, Sotelo will receive an associate's degree.
Established in 1998, the San Antonio ITT Technical Institute
offers educational programs in Computer and Electronics Engineering
Technology, Computer Drafting and Design Technology and Information
Technology/Computer Network Systems Option to 591 students.
The San Antonio ITT Technical Institute is operated by ITT
Educational Services, Inc. (ESI), a leading private college system focused on
technology-oriented programs of study. ESI operates 70 ITT Technical Institutes in
28 states which provide career-focused, coursework to approximately
27,500 students. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, ESI has been
actively involved in the higher education community in the United States since 1969.
OC offers classes at Pecos
Technical Training Center
During the 2002 fall semester, Odessa College is offering 31
classes in Pecos at the Pecos Technical Training Center.
Registration will be at the Pecos Center Monday, Aug. 19, from
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Classes start Wednesday, Aug. 28.
To speed up the registration process, new students are urged
to submit an application for admission prior to registration.
Applications are available from the Pecos Technical Training Center
in the OC catalog, and from the OC Admissions Office and Web site.
A wide variety of classes are available, including art,
computer systems, math, history, welding and many others.
The OC Fall 2002 Bulletin of Credit Courses provides a complete list
of courses and is available at the Pecos Center and online via OC's Web site.
Odessa College also offers a number of classes over the Internet.
Students registering for these courses should have technology sufficient
to access the World Wide Web.
Students may arrange to pay tuition with a short-term
loan, allowing scheduled payments throughout the semester.
Loans include a $20 fee and require a 10 percent down payment.
Students who have completed at least 15 semester hours at OC
may apply for federal loans.
Scholarships, state and federal grants, and college work-study
also are available.
Students are encouraged to apply early for these programs. Funds
for some 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
New students must furnish an official transcript and may be
required to provide TASP scores depending on course requirements.
All transfer students must furnish an official transcript and
For more information, call the Pecos Technical Training Center
at 445-5535 or visit the OC Web site at
OC schedules business hours
Starting Monday, Aug. 19, Odessa College will return to
regular business hours, with most offices open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
The Continuing Education department will be open 8 a.m.-5
p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., on Friday. The
Continuing Education Drive-thru Booth will be open 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., on Friday.
For more information, contact Odessa College at 335-6400.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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