Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:25:00 CST
One of the most popular programs offered by HCC Central finally will be coming home to Central Campus.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:12:00 CST
KTRK/ABC 13 News Anchor Melanie Lawson to receive high honor at 2015 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:15:00 CST
All campuses and offices will be closed for the winter holiday beginning at close of business on Friday, December 19, 2014. HCC will open again for normal operations on Monday morning, January 5, 2015.
Dr. Kimberly Beatty accepts position as HCC Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services, Chief Academic Officer
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:56:00 CST
Dr. Kimberly Beatty has accepted the position as Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services and Chief Academic Officer for HCC following a national search. She is scheduled to begin on January 26, 2015, following approval at the Board of Trustees meeting on January 22.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:04:00 CST
Houston Community College (HCC) believes there has never been a better time for women to enter into a STEM career. As Houston attracts more science, technology, engineering and math based corporations, the demand for qualified workers continues to grow.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:20:00 CST
HCC has new scholarships that have been developed and will be automatically awarded to a variety of students beginning in the Spring semester 2015.
HCC Central’s Early College High School principal named Outstanding School Leader by U. S. Department of Education
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:55:00 CST
Melissa Jacobs-Thibaut, principal of HISD’s Houston Academy for International Studies (HAIS) and one of HCC Central’s Early College High Schools, is the recipient of the prestigious Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership from the U. S. Department of Education.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:18:00 CST
Dr. Cesar Maldonado, chancellor at Houston Community College, joins President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:05:00 CST
HCC officials broke ground on the first construction project under the $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:03:00 CST
The Houston Texans played the Titans at NRG Stadium, November 30, 2014.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:18:00 CST
HCC has partnered with the Houston Rockets to implement a “Rockets Science” program at 10 Houston area middle schools during the second semester.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:36:00 CST
News from District VII: Message from Trustee Neeta Sane.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:09:00 CST
Houston Community College is creating a new pathway to jobs that support new development and construction in Houston.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:13:00 CST
Neeta Sane, Houston Community College Board of Trustees Chair, was honored as one of the “Top 30 Influential Women of Houston for 2014 by D-mars Marketing and Communication firm.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:16:00 CST
HCC Southwest partners with businesses in Stafford’s growing valve industry
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:03:00 CST
The Houston Texans played the Bengals at NRG Stadium, November 23, 2014.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:47:00 CST
Groundbreakings for HCC’s $425 Million Bond Program. Construction Begins at Northline and West Loop Campuses
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:36:00 CST
Lost, overwhelmed and anxious? The Society of Eagle Mentors provides HCC students with support and guidance.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:38:00 CST
Representatives from Houston area consulates including Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Israel, and the Bahamas attended the 2nd annual Houston Community College (HCC) VIP Global Luncheon.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:12:00 CST
Transformations is a weekly news update from HCC which highlights students successes, academic innovations.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:40:00 CST
With an ambitious and commendable goal of awarding 35 percent of its $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program to small businesses, Houston Community College (HCC) is hosting a unique event aimed at pairing these groups with the prime contractors managing its construction projects – some slated to begin this month.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:47:00 CST
Houston Community College is sponsoring a holiday Toy Drive in an effort to make an impact on the communities the college serves.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:51:00 CST
Houston Community College acknowledged Veterans from across the district this Veterans Day.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:42:00 CST
Houston Community College mascot Swoop made a smashing performance at the 13th Annual Rockets Run.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:59:00 CST
How does one succeed in the field of communications? Houston Community College communications students learned just that during the latest Taking the Classroom to the Field lesson hosted by Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:22:00 CDT
What is Ebola? What are the symptoms? How is it transmitted? How can it be prevented?
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:16:00 CST
The Houston Texans played the Eagles at NRG Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Houston Community College is the official education partner of the Houston Texans.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 10:56:00 CST
The 2014 Bedichek-Orman Faculty Development Auction and Dinner at the West Loop Auditorium brought in close to $9,000.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:59:00 CDT
Accelerate Texas can help you learn English or complete the GED while you train. HCC provides training.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:56:00 CDT
His job is to sniff out suspicious activity at Houston Community College campuses, but Tyler’s talents go beyond keeping students and staff safe.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:45:00 CDT
Interns from HCC's Bond Internship Program describe their summer intern experience.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:18:00 CDT
The HCC EduTube mobile app is available for iPhone/iPad and Android OS devices.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:36:00 CDT
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Houston Community College has been selected as the Community Partner of the Year by the City of Houston.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:19:00 CDT
Eighteen (18) HCC Culinary art students from Chef Christy Sykes class volunteered at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala, "Cirque du Cuisine," presented by Wells Fargo. The event took place Thursday, October 16 at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:16:00 CDT
Representatives from Houston Community College recently attended the annual National Association of Community College Entrepreneurs (NACCE) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:29:00 CDT
At the October meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees, members of the Sembradores de Amistad were present to announce a permanently endowed scholarship for Hispanic and low-income students pursuing an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at HCC.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:00:00 CDT
The proceeds from the tournament benefit the HCC Minority Male Initiatives effort to provide educational opportunities for Houston-area youth.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:19:00 CDT
Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations at the International Trade Administration (ITA)- U.S. Department of Commerce, will speak to current and future business owners at an export workshop hosted by Houston Community College
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:23:00 CDT
Edgar Colón was honored at the luncheon for his service to the Hispanic community and to education.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:36:00 CDT
The event was held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Eastside Campus Learning Hub where approximately 150 students attended the live simulcast.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:20:00 CDT
Houston Community College is one of more than a dozen Texas colleges participating in a program to put veterans to work.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:14:00 CDT
Trustee Neeta Sane was honored as one of d-mars.com Top 30 Influential Women of Houston Awards Gala held Friday, October 3 at the prestigious Houstonian Hotel.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:24:00 CDT
Houston Community College is one of three local institutions of higher education providing scholarships for undocumented students through TheDream.US program.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:10:00 CDT
Houston Community College Southeast will aid the effort to lower the veteran unemployment rate by helping Houston-area veterans find job opportunities through its 5th Annual Veteran Job Fair and Career Expo.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:24:00 CDT
Laura Lopez Cano brings her team-building workshops back to Houston Community College
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:56:00 CDT
As Texas continues to be a top producer of crude oil, the demand for skilled workers in the industry increasingly grows. The Houston Community College Northeast Energy Institute and other workforce programs play a vital role in delivering trained technicians to oil and gas and energy industries.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:00 CDT
At the September meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees the concept for the RigOne Safety and Skills Training Simulator at Northeast College was approved.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:32:00 CDT
Scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide support services to 200 low-income, first-generation, and disabled students.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:58:00 CDT
At HCC we care about your health and encourage you to keep it a top priority.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:29:00 CDT
The Houston Community College Bluebonnet Applied Technology Center hosted an open house on Tuesday for the public and local businesses to see first hand how HCC prepares students to enter the workforce trained and certified.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:05:00 CDT
The HCC Foundation Board awarded $5,000 to the Welcome Home Veterans Scholarship and $10,000 to the Fulfilling the Dream Workforce Scholarship.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:33:00 CDT
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Houston Community College Board of Trustees Chair to be honored as one of the top Influential Women of Houston
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:05:00 CDT
Neeta Sane, Houston Community College Board of Trustees Chair, has been named one of the “2014 Top 30 Influential Woman of Houston” by D-mars marketing and communication firm.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:56:00 CDT
Houston Community College is embarking in the new statewide initiative “Accelerate Texas” by launching its New Mathways Program to improve student success in developmental math.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:38:00 CDT
Highlights from District 1
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:45:00 CDT
HCC Hispanic Scholarship Council honored Edgar Colon at a reception held at Talento Bilingue de Houston.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:41:00 CDT
HCC was one of 125 entries in the 2014 Fiestas Patrias parade held near Minute Maid park in downtown Houston on Saturday, September 13.
Mercantil Commercebank partners with HCC and Camara De Empresarios to boost local Hispanic-owned businesses
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:46:00 CDT
The Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives at Houston Community College helps future business owners across the Houston Metro area achieve their dreams of starting or improving their own business.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:28:00 CDT
HCC students can now apply for 2014-2015 research fellowships in the HSI STEM project.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:36:00 CDT
Houston Community College is the official education partner of the Houston Texans.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:29:00 CDT
The HCC Foundation held a Dinner and Reception to honor scholarship students at the Reef Restaurant on August 27.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:04:00 CDT
The HCC Adult Education Program provides GED preparation to eligible students.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:34:00 CDT
At the August meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees, JP Morgan Chase announced a grant for $100,000 to fund the expansion of the Capital IDEA program at HCC Northeast College.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:24:00 CDT
President Irene Porcarello and Southeast College hosted a meet and greet for Chancellor Cesar Maldonado at the Eastside Learning Hub.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:01:00 CDT
Houston Community College hosted a Groundbreaker Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, August 19, at the Northline facility.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:48:00 CDT
The highlight of the Office of International Students & Study Abroad's fall orientation was Houston Community College Dr. Cesar Maldonado’s welcome speech where he received a roaring cheer as he took a selfie with the crowd of students.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:23:00 CDT
It has been six major educational institutions in its 100-year life. Now the San Jacinto Memorial Building – the remarkable and beautiful classical revival and Art Deco masterwork on the campus of HCC Central – is having its 100th birthday, and HCC is planning to celebrate it in style on September 18 and 19.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:44:00 CDT
The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at Houston Community College recently had its grand opening.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:40:00 CDT
HCC Veteran student, William Stegall, makes observation during ceremonial ribbon cutting of new Veterans Resource Center at HCC Central on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:37:00 CDT
Houston Community College (HCC) and its construction team, including Jacobs Program Management, held at the West Loop Campus on August 13.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:00:00 CDT
Houston Community College (HCC) and its construction team, including Jacobs Program Management, held the Acres Homes Campus Town Hall on August 12.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:24:00 CDT
HCC students can now apply for a Texas STEM scholarship, term of grant is June 19, 2014 – January 31, 2016.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:09:00 CDT
Houston Community College is one of nine colleges and universities honored by University Business magazine as a “Model of Efficiency” in its summer 2014 national recognition program.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:41:00 CDT
Sixty Houston area high school students will receive their Associate’s degrees from Houston Community College (HCC) this month.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:34:00 CDT
Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. (Jacobs) held a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) networking event for HCC’s $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:58:00 CST
Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. (Jacobs) call for Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) to mark their calendars for a networking event, which will bring together potential prime contractors and SBEs interested in construction projects for HCC’s $425 million bond program. Industry experts will also be on hand providing advice to SBEs about bonding, financing, insurance, wage compliance and becoming SBE certified, among other topics.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:31:00 CDT
The Houston Community College Board of Trustees has approved prime contractors for four additional Groundbreaker Bond Program projects, bringing the total number of approved contracts to ten.
Tue, 20 May 2014 12:23:00 CDT
Houston Community College (HCC) and its construction team, including Jacobs Program Management, are hosting a town hall meeting to inform the public about capital improvements related to new facilities planned for the HCC Northeast North Forest Campus, which are part of HCC’s $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:24:00 CDT
Houston Community College (HCC) and its construction team, including Jacobs Program Management, have announced their August town hall meetings. These community engagement sessions are being held to inform the public about capital improvements related to new facilities that are part of HCC’s $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program. HCC’s bond program provides 14 construction projects and new technologies across each of HCC’s six colleges.
Community Connections: Advancing workforce training opportunities at HCC Stafford and Missouri City Campuses
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:53:00 CDT
Houston Community College Southwest is pleased to announce that it is securing the future of Houston’s workforce, by adding programs and facilities designed for just that. The college is finalizing plans for new campus buildings dedicated solely to workforce certification programs resulting in high-demand, well-paid employment.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:07:00 CDT
Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. (Jacobs) held their second GameChanger Small Business Enterprise (SBE) networking event recently at the HCC West Loop Campus. More than 200 attendees came out for the occasion, which brought together prime contractors and SBEs interested in being a part of the large projects.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:32:00 CST
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is pleased to announce the official launch of the Houston MBDA Business Center during a grand opening ceremony.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:33:00 CDT
Houston Community College’s award winning tutoring service, HCC AskOnline, has received another recognition for its innovative academic support to enhance student engagement, retention and success.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:31:00 CST
Check out Houston Community College's Holiday Mini session. Classes begin Dec. 16.
Sat, 17 May 2014 11:56:00 CDT
See photos and watch video of the live web broadcast of Houston Community College's Commencement at Reliant Stadium on May 17.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:34:00 CDT
HCC Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado was featured on ABC 13, discussing his goals and priorities for Houston Community College.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:02:00 CDT
Houston Community College is the 2014 winner of the National Association of Educational Procurement Award for Excellence. The NAEP Award of Excellence in Procurement is awarded to an institution on the basis of the procurement department's contribution to, and support of, the mission of their institution. HCC is the sole winner for institutions with more than 15,000 students.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:20:00 CDT
As Board Chair of Houston Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the nation, I am proud of the partnerships we have cultivated over the years. In fact, the name of our institution reinforces our crucial mission – to serve and work with our community. During my seven-year tenure on the Board, I have worked hard to strengthen HCC’s ties with schools and our community partners, and this year we plan to work even harder to achieve our objectives.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:10:00 CDT
Excitement over 3-D printers continues to replicate at Houston Community College Southwest. The latest addition in the college's hardware upgrade is the Stratasys Objet Eden 260 V, or "Eden." The 3-D printers are designed to create physical objects.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:04:00 CDT
HCC Southwest International Student Services in conjunction with the Study Abroad Program selected Saira Zaman to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria this summer.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:51:00 CDT
Do you love lab experiments, robotics, solving math problems or visiting science museums? If so, Houston Community College Southwest has the perfect summer camp for you - the Governors Merit Summer Program.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:48:00 CDT
Houston Community College and Northwest Audio Recording & Film Making joined several other programs at the Alief YMCA Saturday, May 17. Alief wanted to celebrate music and exceptional art programs in the area, and to provide an illustration of just how many programs HCC has to offer in and around the Houston Area.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:43:00 CDT
Construction on the Houston Community College/Alief ISD Career Center on the HCC Alief Bissonnet Campus will wrap up this summer. The building will house programs designed to train Alief Independent School District and HCC students and certify or license them in the fields of electrical, plumbing and heating, venting, air conditioning and cooling (HVAC). Classes in the new building begin this fall.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:33:00 CDT
Houston Community College Southwest has a built-in celebrity with Tom Tynan, the Director of Construction Trades and School of Continuing Education.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:29:00 CDT
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:19:00 CDT
As construction gears up on major bond construction projects, Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. have set the date for their next small business enterprise (SBE) networking event. The event takes place at the HCC West Loop Center from 8:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Friday, July 11.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:16:00 CDT
Students, faculty, employees and board members participated in the 2014 Pride Parade on June 28.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:33:00 CDT
The Houston Community College Board of Trustees opened their June meeting with a celebration of the successes of Dr. Charles Cook, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:00:00 CDT
Houston Community College announces its support of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) initiative UpSkill Houston an industry-led action plan that addresses the growing need for skilled workers in Houston and training them for tomorrow’s jobs.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:02:00 CDT
Houston Community College Southeast recently hosted an open house on the third floor of the Felix Fraga Building.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:37:00 CDT
The Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded Houston Community College, Houston Independent School District and Alief Independent School District a $600,000 THECB Early College High School grant.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:37:00 CST
Your HCC Eagle ID is your log-in to most of your student services.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:33:00 CDT
We are now in the hurricane season, be prepared for any emergency throughout the summer. Should weather threaten the Houston-Galveston area, students, faculty and staff can find updates and college information on hccs.edu.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:55:00 CDT
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is offering a 30 to 50 percent off coupon for HCC students, faculty and staff to experience its visiting attractions and exciting continuing exhibits.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:40:00 CDT
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Houston Community College is proud to announce that five of the eight winners of the 2014 U.S. Small Business Administration Persons of the Year in the Houston District are graduates of the HCC program.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:02:00 CDT
Houston Community College staff and faculty participated in the annual March of Dimes Walk in Houston.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:20:00 CDT
Tammy Tran, fifth grade math teacher at KIPP Academy Middle School and Iris Tian, mathematics department chair at KIPP Sunnyside High School were honored at the June 5th Asian Chamber of Commerce luncheon which was sponsored by HCC.
Wed, 28 May 2014 22:09:00 CDT
On Wednesday, May 28, Houston Community College and Jacobs Program Management hosted the first in a series of town hall meetings.
HCC’s first bond networking event draws praise from Board of Trustees Chair, small business community
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:49:00 CST
Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. (Jacobs) held their first Small Business Enterprise (SBE) networking event for HCC’s $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.
Tue, 13 May 2014 12:18:00 CDT
The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, as the next Chancellor of Houston Community College Tuesday, May 13.
Sat, 24 May 2014 06:53:00 CDT
Getting a GED is now easier and more accessible. The GED® Testing Service has built not just a new test, but a new comprehensive program. Effective in January of this year, the test is now computer-based, with resources available online and is offered in Spanish. All information about the test, the practice tests, course availability, registration and scheduling, payment and results are available on the MyGED™ website at ged.com.
Thu, 22 May 2014 10:35:00 CDT
The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, as the next Chancellor of Houston Community College Tuesday, May 13.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:45:00 CDT
Houston Community College (HCC) is in the process of choosing our next chancellor. This process will help define us as we move into the future.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:25:00 CDT
HCC Board of Trustees names Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, as the sole finalist to lead Houston Community College as its Chancellor.
An HCC sign-language student is the focus of a series of reports on Fox 26 news in Houston.
HCC Central sign-language student focus of reports on Fox 26
When you first meet Shea Donnell, you'll be blinded by her bright smile and effervescent personality. The HCC Central student is one of the most engaging, articulate and charming people you'll ever meet.
Then, you'll hear her story... the one about how she contracted cancer - osteosarcoma, a childhood cancer - at age 25.
The one about when her right leg didn't heal properly, she opted to have it amputated because she was "tired of dragging around a dead leg."
The one that mentions that after her own life-altering health challenges, she decided "to get out there and help (people) as much as I can."
And the part that talks about how Donnell's prosthetic leg has been designed with a leopard-skin print, because she loves the style and "wanted to make it beautiful."
"Beauty is who you are, not what you are," says Donnell matter-of-factly about her animal-print-inspired leg. "I wanted to show the femininity in it."
Now, Donnell, the 28-year-old second-year student in HCC Central's American Sign Language program, will be featured on Fox 26-Houston's news through a series of reports by Melissa Wilson, the station's 14-year veteran morning anchor.
The stories will focus on the Sugar Land student's journey from illness to wellness, and let her larger-than-life personality shine through.
"She's amazing," Wilson says. "Everyone I know just fell in love with her."
The two met through Howard Dorsey, Fox 26's assistant news director, who saw Donnell in a Katy-area mall. The news executive's young daughter was so intrigued and delighted by Donnell's leopard-skinned prosthetic leg that she asked her father if she could meet her.
The father encouraged his young daughter to do just that. Donnell and the little girl have been friends ever since.
Ironically, Fox 26's Wilson has more than a professional interest in Donnell's uplifting story.
Wilson's youngest son - 6-year-old Caleb - is undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Texas Children's Hospital. The kindergartner has both his good and rough days, which Wilson writes lovingly about in a blog about him for family, friends and supporters at calebscourage.blogspot.com.
In the meantime, Wilson is putting together reports about Donnell for future broadcasts. No air dates have set yet.
"They're came out and got video of me in my American Sign Language class (with professor Daniel Warthling), and will get me working out in my apartment gym, volunteering and getting fitted for a new leg,' Donnell says. "It's all pretty exciting. I'm flattered."
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:42:00 CST
Houston Community College participated in the annual Rodeo Houston parade on March 1 in downtown Houston.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:54:00 CST
If you are a first-time student to any Texas college, you will need to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment test. It is important to prepare fo
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:42:00 CDT
Houston Community College’s visionary program to train the next generation of entry-level roustabout workers is wrapping up its first round of classes.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:58:00 CST
The HCC HVAC Technician online training program is the only HVAC Technician training program of its kind on the Web.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:15:00 CDT
HCC participated in a Lift Off party Friday, April 4 before the Rockets vs. Thunder game held at Toyota Center.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:01:00 CDT
The focus of this event was to ensure our students had equal and easy access to the facilities at HCC and classrooms.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:38:00 CDT
Houston Community College hosted the third annual HCC Hispanic Scholarship Committee (HSC) Luncheon Tuesday, October 8 at the Hilton Americas downtown Houston. The luncheon helped HSC to raise more than $60,000 for scholarships for Hispanic students interested in HCC.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:58:00 CST
HCC won the "Most Creative Display" for its booth display at the 2013 Taste of the Texans held at Reliant Stadium by the Texans Foundation.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:50:00 CDT
Check out images of HCC at the Cesar Chavez parade.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:06:00 CDT
The Houston Community College Foundation and the Houston Texans have teamed up to provide scholarships to Houston area veterans through the "Scholarships for Service" program.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:44:00 CDT
HCC received a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to fund skills development programs for the energy sector.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:29:00 CDT
Trained representatives will be on hand to help guide HCC students, eligible family members and community at large members in providing essential information on the application and enrollment process.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:03:00 CST
This past October the health insurance market place opened to offer new health plans for individuals without insurance coverage. The plans cover items such as doctor visits, hospital stays, preventative care and more. As a student, you may benefit from the new no cost and low cost health insurance options.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:05:00 CST
HCC ASPIRE (Asian Scholarship Program Inspiring Results and Excellence) will host its second Scholarship Breakfast Thursday, May 8. Ash and Leena Shah of Impex Group Holdings are this year's Honorary Co-Chairs.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:16:00 CST
HCC is seeking to hire more professors to meet the demand of its successful engineering program.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:51:00 CST
Houston Community College’s Coleman College for Health Sciences president, Dr. Betty Young, was honored in Houston Woman Magazine as one of Houston’s 50 most influential women of 2013. Dr. Young was recognized along with Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry and Houston First Lady Kathy Hubbard.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:22:00 CST
Bring your resume: Students and Houston residents interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing are invited to attend HCC Central's FREE Manufacturing Career Fair.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:51:00 CST
It's rodeo time in Houston and HCC Southwest Director of Facilities and Personnel Alex Prince has dusted off his western gear to join his family and friends for a week-long trail ride to kick of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:25:00 CST
High school students from HCC's Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) will pitch their business plans to prominent local members of the business community during the program’s annual YEA! Investor Panel Event.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:56:00 CST
HCC students are using their creative juices to win $1000 in the 2013 - 2014 'STEM Comes Alive' student poster competition.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:54:00 CST
Civil rights activist, Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing call to action to local middle-school, high-school and college students, encouraging them to stay in school and work hard to better their own lives.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:23:00 CST
The Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Merit Program of HCC Southwest will be the beneficiary of a $100,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. It is one of the largest ever awarded the college.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:48:00 CST
Dozens of people turned out to hear the Rev. Al Sharpton speak at HCC Southwest.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:10:00 CST
On Feb. 13, HCC Southwest Stafford played host to John R. Alford, when he presented Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:22:00 CST
More than 250 Houston-area small businesses are thriving and growing thanks to their participation in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Houston Community College. The ninth cohort begins May 28, 2014, but the deadline to apply is Monday, February 24, 2014.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:48:00 CST
HCC Southwest welcomes its newest staff member, Dr. Anthony Hancock, Associate Dean of the Workforce and Economic Division.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:26:00 CST
HCC is now on Instagram! It's a fun, fast and efficient way to share pictures of your classes, selfies of you studying, volunteering and playing sports with friends @HCC_SW.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:55:00 CST
HCC Southwest's Student/Teacher Astronomical Research Squad to host weekly Star Parties
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:44:00 CST
HCC will be open, and classes and business operations will resume their normal schedules.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:00:00 CST
The latest news from District VII - STEM students' poster wins second place, NASA visits Stafford Campus, Northwest breaks ground for new Alief Career Center, and the Houston Texans provide scholarships for HCC military veteran students.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:12:00 CST
Houston Community College will host the Spring 2014 Transfer Fair from Feb. 3 through Feb. 6.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:21:00 CST
As we begin a new year, the Houston Community College Board of Trustees is in the process of hiring the next Chancellor to lead the District. During this process, we will be selecting a leader committed to enhancing, improving and increasing student success, transparency and accountability to our community.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:28:00 CST
Upcoming events for Houston Community College
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:30:00 CST
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Houston Community College’s Dr. Carla Tyson-Howard’s approach to instruction embodies this philosophy. Dr. Tyson-Howard is the Program Director of Health Information Technology at HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences, the field of study that she has also taught at HCC for 25 years.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:19:00 CST
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has awarded a $700,000 grant to the HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences Nursing program. The funds from this grant will be specifically targeted toward four primary goals to help meet the continuing shortage of registered nurses in the state of Texas.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:07:00 CST
Houston Community College is celebrating Black History Month with two memorable events, both featuring civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton. Sharpton is the keynote speaker at HCC’s 2014 Black History Scholarship Gala and will speak to local middle-school, high-school and college students earlier that day.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:46:00 CST
Houston Community College’s Coleman College for Health Sciences will soon add to the growing educational opportunities in the healthcare fields in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Plans for a new state-of-the-art educational building, which will be located on 1.25 acres across the street from the existing John B. Coleman building at 1900 Pressler Street, are progressing with an anticipated completion date in early 2017.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:42:00 CST
HCC is training Houston's and the surrounding area's workforce today.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:01:00 CST
Upcoming events for Houston Community College
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:22:00 CST
HCC Southwest's own Stephanie McKenzie knows a thing or two about business. She's a woman on a mission and combines two careers as a professor of business administration and as a relationship coach. It sounds exhausting, but McKenzie takes it all in stride. It's her passion.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:16:00 CST
HCC is working with local school districts, including the Alief Independent School District, to develop college prep courses in math and English. The goal of these classes is to help students prepare for college-level work and to prevent students from having to take developmental courses in either subject.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:12:00 CST
What an exciting year it's been for the HCC Stafford TV studio and head of production, Don Wells, and his staff. HCC Southwest, in a partnership with Rice University and the University of Texas, has helped refurbish the .8 meter (30-inch) research telescope at McDonald Observatory in West Texas. In November, HCC Southwest faculty, including Don Wells and co-principle investigator for the project, Juan-Carlos Reina, travelled to the McDonald Observatory to train on the revamped telescope.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:28:00 CST
Terms like business plans, mission statements, customer base, risk management and business ethics are expected in the market place as high powered business types use them every day. But they were the buzz words of a new breed of business leader when Houston Community College Southwest hosted Cookie College for Girl Scouts of America.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:29:00 CST
HCC Southwest will no longer accept cash as a form of payment starting with the Spring 2014 semester. If you are wondering how you are going to pay for college if we're going cashless, it's easy. Use any debit, credit or pre-paid cash card or, better yet, use your HCC Eagle Card.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:03:00 CST
Houston Community College has played a vital role in this city, our local communities and our state since its inception 42 years ago. HCC has reached out to our communities, area businesses, and forged lasting partnerships that benefit students, local industries and neighborhoods. Working together, we can make this the most exciting and productive year ever.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:31:00 CST
Construction on the Houston Community College/Alief ISD Career Center on the HCC Alief Bissonnet Campus began in January and completion of the facility is expected to be in mid-July, 2014. The building will house programs designed to train Alief Independent School District and HCC students and certify or license them in the fields of electrical, plumbing and heating, venting, air conditioning and cooling (HVAC).
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:38:00 CST
Recent demographic reports confirm that workforce certification is the future of Houston employment as its population continues to diversify. Houston Community College Southwest is answering that need with more skills training by finalizing plans for new campus buildings dedicated solely to workforce certification programs. Groundbreaking will begin in Fall 2014, with new workforce structures at HCC Southwest’s West Loop and Missouri City Campuses, followed by a project at the Stafford Campus.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:18:00 CST
For the third year in a row, the Public Relations Department of HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences has been awarded Paragon Awards, the highest national honor in marketing and communications for two-year colleges. In fact, HCC Coleman has won two 2013 awards, which are handed out by the American Association of Community Colleges National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NMCPR).
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:22:00 CST
Play Rev. Al Sharpton Trivia Contest for a chance to win tickets to HCC gala
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:21:00 CST
Ms. Renee Byas, HCC Acting Chancellor outlined HCC’s present and future contributions to local and national educational and training demands.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:47:00 CST
Houston Community College has partnered with the Houston Texans to offer eligible veterans students scholarships to Houston Community College.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:29:00 CST
Houston Community College students and trustees Dr. Adriana Tamez and Robert Glaser participated in the 2014 MLK Parade on Saturday, Jan. 20, in Midtown. This year's theme was "Achieving Equality through Education."
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:18:00 CST
Come get important information vital to your success. All students (new or returning) are welcome. Prizes and gift certificates! Free snacks and candy!
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:31:00 CST
Houston Community College has embarked on a visionary project with the oil and gas drilling industry to change the way drilling rig crews are recruited, trained and developed. The HCC Global Oil and Gas Drilling Training Center includes a rig safety and skills laboratory on the HCC Northeast Campus. This skills laboratory will be known as “RIG-ONE" and will replicate the essential components of the rig work environment for new hires (Offshore Roustabouts/Onshore Roughnecks).
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:06:00 CST
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a runoff election will be held within and throughout the HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM on December 14, 2013, in accordance with the Texas Election Code, for the purpose of electing to the Board of Trustees of the Houston Community College System one trustee for each of the positions in geographic districts I, III, and V of the Houston Community College System.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:05:00 CST
Upcoming events for Houston Community College
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:38:00 CST
Neeta Sane, Trustee for District VII, updates Houston Community College's work to provide educational and financial aid opportunities for students.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:12:00 CST
President Beatriz Ramirez Velazquez and Director Jesus Rangel from UTEZ visited Houston Community College in October.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:25:00 CST
HCC is continuing to make progress in its $425 million bond program.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:36:00 CST
HCC's Bond Oversight Committee held its inaugural meeting November 20.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:09:00 CST
Students, your HCC Eagle ID is your log-in to most of your student services.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:41:00 CST
Please be advised that the District Office of Veterans Affairs will be implementing a new process to identify all veteran students who will be using their educational benefits in the PeopleSoft System.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:21:00 CST
Houston Community College Board of Trustees authorized a conditional 6th and 9th Grade Pre-Admission Program in August. This new program provides the opportunity for students in the HCC service area to go to college and apply for financial assistance if they meet provisional requirements for admission at the time of enrollment.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:29:00 CDT
Houston Community College has partnered with the Houston Texans to offer eligible veterans students scholarships to Houston Community College. The “Scholarships for Service” program will utilize funds received from the Houston Texans to aid HCC in providing services for our veterans as they transition from the military into academia. Up to fifty scholarships will be awarded this November. HCC’s veteran students will have the opportunity to receive up to $1,000 in scholarships.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:04:00 CDT
Homecoming 2013 at Houston Community College packed a spirited punch. All of HCC's campuses rolled up their sleeves to show their spirit October 14-18, 2013. Highlights of the first day of HCC Homecoming celebrations at Central included a concert by Houston Hip-Hop artist Baby Jay. The events also included other activities that brought dozens of students out. The festive event concluded with a college wide pep rally held at Central College on October 18.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:34:00 CDT
The Houston Community College Board of Trustees appointed Dianne Johnson to temporarily fill the position as trustee for District V with a 5-0 vote on Thursday, October 17. Johnson will fill the position left vacant by Trustee Leila Feldman upon her resignation in September. Johnson was sworn in October 24 and will serve until the newly-elected District V Trustee from the November election is sworn-in.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:43:00 CDT
Houston Community College broke ground on Northwest College’s new Alief Career Center, 13803 Bissonnet Wednesday, October 9. The 17,220-square-foot workforce building will be a state-of-the-art learning facility where students can train to qualify for certification in areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:28:00 CDT
The Public Safety Institute at Houston Community College has played an instrumental role in producing highly trained and skilled first responders for emergency situations. Representatives from the Houston Police Department recently recognized HCC’s PSI for its successful partnership with local law enforcement agencies to provide continuing education and facilities for rescue and tactical helicopter training.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:36:00 CDT
Houston Community College’s Southeast and Southwest College hosted fans on Orange Avenue ahead of the Friday, October 4, 2013 match between the Dynamo and Montreal.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:28:00 CDT
It was a perfect day for the HCC Annual Fall Golf Classic, held Monday, October 14 at the at the Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta Dr., in Missouri City. The proceeds from the tournament benefit the HCC Minority Male Initiative’s effort to provide educational opportunities for Houston-area…
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:47:00 CST
Hundreds of students and their parents packed the HCC West Loop Center Auditorium to kick off the Minority Male Initiative program Saturday, February 23. Actor Terrence Howard and the 350 in attendance were informed about the upcoming STEM Academy for 2013.
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:41:00 CDT
Houston Community College celebrated the 2nd Bi-Annual Men of Honor art exhibition, a Minority Male Initiative (MMI) with an opening reception Friday, April 5. The exhibition showcases exceptional art from students and faculty advisors who show promise as creative workers in Houston’s growing creative economy. In attendance were HCC Trustees Bruce A. Austin, District II and Carroll G. Robinson, District IV.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:47:00 CDT
The HCC Minority Male Initiative (MMI) STEM Academy’s Closing Ceremony was amazing. More than 237 youngsters from all over the city of Houston attended the closing ceremony on July 17, 2013. The summer STEM Academy and the event took place at The Young Men’s College Preparatory College Academy located at 1701 Bringhurst Street. Houston, Texas 77020.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:35:00 CDT
HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences campus was the site for a community health fair Saturday, April 13. The campus has become a focal point for community activities, and this event brought families together for health and wellness information and resources in a family atmosphere.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:33:00 CDT
Facilities 2012 Bond Program: The 2012 bond program will provide each HCC college with new or renovated facilities and the technology to meet student needs, especially in high-demand areas such as health sciences, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 06:28:00 CDT
Houston Community College was recently chosen as one of the new locations to offer VetSuccess on Campus, a program that helps veterans transition from military service to academic life. HCC is one of 62 new locations opening this fall, which brings the number of VSOC schools across the country to 94.