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Tourney raises money for scholarship fund

The 10th annual NCTC Denton County Foundation Miniature Golf Tournament raised $12,515 for the scholarship fund.

A record 148 players participated in the tournament, which was held at Zone Action Park in Lewisville.

In its history, the tournament has raised more than $112,000 for scholarships.


Math teacher leads national organization

A NCTC instructor is leading a national organization that trains and certifies tutors to help students.

Marla Owens, who is in her third year teaching developmental math on the NCTC Corinth campus, is serving as president of the Association for the Tutoring Profession.

Owens is in her second year of a two-year term as president.

She was a membership chairwoman with the association and then served as president-elect for two years before assuming the top leadership position.

The association certifies and trains tutors, directors and coordinators across the nation.


Admission dates set for GED Academy

Lifelong Learning, the noncredit division of North Central Texas College, is offering new admission dates for the GED Academy in Gainesville.

The Drop Out Recovery and Career Pathways Program financially and personally assists students in obtaining their GED, passing the THEA college entrance exam and enrolling in career training programs at NCTC.

This grant is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and administered through NCTC.

To be eligible, applicants to the Drop Out Recovery and Career Pathways Program must be between the ages of 18 and 25. They must have either last attended a Texas high school or Texas-based homeschool. Those who completed the 12th grade at a Texas high school but were unable to graduate because they could not pass a TAKS test are also encouraged to apply.

An admission session is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 on the NCTC Gainesville campus in Room 2100 of the Career and Technology Center.

Prospective students should bring a driver’s license or other ID that verifies birth date and documentation from last school attended.

For more information, contact Jessica Carlile at 940-668-4272, ext. 4911, or by e-mail at


NCTC dean named to UNT alumni board

Emily Klement was recently elected to the board of directors of the University of North Texas Alumni Association.

She was one of 13 new members added to the board, which is responsible for the governing of the organization and overseeing all aspects such as raising funds.

Klement is the dean of the Bowie and Graham campuses for North Central Texas College. She is actively involved in developing partnerships with UNT for recruiting NCTC transfer students.


Small business center supporting community

Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Denton County have access to a wide range of free consulting services at the North Central Texas College campus in Flower Mound.

The Small Business Development Center is part of a nationwide network that links the resources of federal, state and local governments to those of colleges, universities and the private sector to meet the specialized needs of any type of small business. It offers free one-on-one business advising.

The Flower Mound SBDC office is in Room 119 on the main floor of the NCTC campus at 1200 Parker Square. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Scheduled appointments are preferred, and these may be arranged by contacting the SBDC office at 972-899-8420 or by e-mail at .