HCC Weekend College finalist for Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board award

Sep 11, 2018

Houston Community College Weekend College is one of five finalists for the 2018 Star Awards for exceptional contributions toward meeting one or more of the goals of the Texas higher education plan, 60x30TX. Designed for working adults who want a degree, HCC's Weekend College offers the opportunity to receive an associate degree in two years by attending school only on Saturdays. Classes are offered in 8-week sessions. Students take two courses at a time and the entire two-year schedule is mapped out ahead of time.

"The weekend college is right in line with the goals of the 60X30TX," said Norma Perez, vice chancellor of instructional services and chief academic officer. "We are utilizing innovation to create pathways to success for our students, allowing them to complete their degrees as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible."

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board received 36 nominations and 26 applications for this year’s Star Award. The four other finalists are Alamo Colleges, Teach Denton Integrated Collaborative, Texas A&M International University and The University of Texas at Tyler.

The Star Award program recognizes exceptional contributions toward meeting one or more of the goals of 60x30TX:

Star Award finalists will be publicly recognized for their efforts. The winner will be announced Nov. 30 during the annual Star Awards luncheon and ceremony to be held in conjunction with the 2018 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference Nov. 29-30 in Austin.

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