Workforce Solutions Wins $1.2 Million in Local Job Training
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas was recently awarded approximately $1.2 million in grants from the US Department of Education to improve post-secondary career education for rural students.
Workforce Solutions said in a news release that the funding will be available over three years and will be used to help students find jobs in high-demand, high-paying jobs. Funding-supported programs include career awareness initiatives for middle and high school students, college and career advice for seniors, and job-based learning opportunities.
The grant is being implemented in collaboration with Cisco College, Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, and other institutions of higher education, with support from employers in industries such as manufacturing and healthcare, the release said. says.
The grant will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday.
ACU Establishes Married Family Center Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner
Abilene Christian University on Friday announced the Paul and Gladys Faulkner Center for Marriage and Family.
The facility is named after the late Paul Faulkner, who enriched his marriage over the years through counseling with his college friend Carl Breshen. Faulkner, a preacher, author, professor and counselor, died on July 5 at the age of 92.
His wife passed away in 2016.
The center will offer speakers, events, and resources for ACU, Abilene “and beyond,” according to a news release. Part of it will be covered by donations.
It will become part of the ACU Department of Marriage and Family Studies at the University of Biblical Studies.
Faulkner and Brechen founded the Marriage Enhancement Seminar. Seminars have been conducted in 33 states and her 7 countries over 32 years.
Dr. Heidi Morris, Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Studies, said: “The Faulkner Center will focus on promoting and strengthening the formation and commitment of marriage, family and healthy relationships.”
more:Paul Faulkner has had a prosperous marriage for decades
Tarleton Seeks PhD in Animal and Natural Resources
Tarleton State University announced Wednesday that it recently received approval from the Texas A&M University System Board of Trustees to seek final approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for its doctoral degree program in animal and natural resource sciences.
The 60-hour program will be Tarleton’s fourth doctoral program and the first at the University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the university said in a news release.
“This is a huge win for Tarleton and the global community,” said Dr. Diane Stearns, Tarleton’s Dean and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, in a release. “Food demand alone is expected to increase by at least 2.5 times by 2050 as the world’s population approaches her 10 billion.”
For more information, visit tarleton.edu/coanr.
Opens Child Development Center in Tarleton
Tarleton recently celebrated the opening of its new Child Development Center and Tarleton Child Welfare Center, the school said in a news release.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday at the new facility, formerly Moody Hall.Moody was built in 1936 as an on-campus girls’ dormitory and later offered a variety of children’s services.
The renovations include a reception area, four classrooms, a learning lab, an indoor activity center, an outdoor playground, food service areas, and new security features.
Regional Music Students Win State Awards
The Texas Music Teachers Association recently recognized high school graduates for their participation in TMTA activities and presented Student Affiliate Senior Participation Awards to several students in the Abilene area.
Sherry Flash student Tommy Thomas was named the state champion for earning the most participation points in grades 1-12. Thomas was the 2022 Wiley High School valedictorian.
more:Tommy Thomas Alumni Valedictorian Speech
Honorable mentions, awarded to students who scored a minimum of 20 participation points, went to four other Abilene students. Kylie Flash, a student of Sherry Flash. A student of Sidney Jackson and Noreen Carson. A student of both Harrison Smith, Elizabeth Moore and Sherry Flash. Avery Stevenson, a student of Sherry Flash.
In addition, Harrison Smith received the prestigious Whitlock Memorial Senior Award (recognising seniors for outstanding performance in TMTA competitions and exams), and Sidni Jackson received a medal in the state theory exam. Received the TMTA Twelve Year Medal, which is awarded to elderly people who have earned
Ardyn Little, a student of Sydni Jackson and Sherry Frush, received the TMTA Nine Year Ensemble Award, honoring a student who has been in a state ensemble for nine years.
Junior Achievement of Abilene awards 12 scholarships
Junior Achievement of Abilene recently announced scholarships worth $41,000 to 12 local high school students pursuing higher education.
The scholarship, presented at the JA Scholarship Reception on July 21st, was made in partnership with First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company and the Willie I., Wanda, WF Martin Charitable Trust Fund managed by Abilene Christian University. .
Scholarship recipients for each school are as follows:
- ATEMS: Frank Fang and Claude Ndwimana
- Abilene High School: Berkeley Pole
- Cooper High School: Natalie Stephens, Meredith Clancy, Lawrence Diles, Mackenzie Wasson, Dikcha Biswa
- Jim Ned High School: Jarrett Hare
- Wiley High School: Lily Dobby, Emma Allen, Marcus Rose