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Flower Mound campus celebrates new lab

The North Central Texas College Flower Mound campus conducted a ribbon cutting and check signing on April 19 to celebrate the new $2 million Cisco lab.

North Central Texas College’s Lifelong Learning division joined with the Texas Workforce Commission to offer students the H1B Advanced Technology Grant. This grant is designed to greatly enhance the ability for members of the Information Technology community to gather new skills and modernize their current skills.

In attendance to support NCTC’s new Cisco lab was Workforce Solutions executive director David Setzer, Denton County Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell, Flower Mound Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Mark Wise and NCTC President Eddie Hadlock.

Because this program is so popular and space is limited, Kerry Klohn, the grant coordinator, will be offering admission sessions in May and June at the NCTC Flower Mound campus.

To register for a session, call 972-899-8419.


Horse judging team earns honors

North Central Texas College’s horse judging team had a successful weekend at “The Spring Contest” held in Whitesboro.

Amy Petry was the High Point Individual in the junior college division. She also won High Point Individual in the Performance and Reasons division and was second High Point Individual in the Halter Judging division.

The team of Petry, Tamy Gandt, Kristen LaRue and Meagan Serrano was third High Team in the Halter and Reasons division.


Visual Arts student exhibit to close Friday

The NCTC Visual Arts student exhibit recently opened, and the last day to view the exhibit will be Friday.

The exhibit represents nine studio classes and includes approximately 75 works of art. Each semester, students enroll exhibit selected works that they have executed that semester.

The NCTC Visual Arts Center is essentially a small factory. The center is equipped with wood-working machinery, metal-fabrication machinery, a bronze foundry and a ceramics shop. As a result, students are able to work with practically any media.

For more information, call 940-668-7731, ext. 4504.


Stock horse team places third in Abilene

The North Central Texas College stock horse team recently competed at the American Stock Horse Association’s Collegiate Nationals in Abilene and came away with a third-place finish.

NCTC was named third High Place team with 376 points. Texas Tech University placed first with 493 points, while Texas A&M University was second with 475.

Kelsey Cooley won the Collegiate Trainer Award in the limited division. The award is presented to a rider that owns and trains their own horse. Elizabeth MacConnell won the same award in the novice division.

The duo of MacConnel and Shelby Eberley placed fourth overall in the novice division, while in the limited non-pro division, NCTC’s Kinzee Shull and Kendra Cooley placed third. In the non-pro division, NCTC’s Sarah Kate Grider and Amanda Anderson placed fourth.

In individual competition, Eberley placed seventh in Novice Overall Horse High Point with 261 points. In that same division, Trenton Harris was 15th, MacConnell was 16th and Clint Johnson was 28th.

For Limited Non-Pro Overall Horse High Point, Kelsey Cooley was sixth with 191 points, while Schull was 10th and Kendra Cooley was 12th.

For Non-Pro Overall Horse High Point, Grider placed seventh with 114 points, Melisa Williams was eighth with 107 points and Anderson was 18th.