News about Weatherford College
Weatherford College students are being warned of a potential scam targeting their financial information.
A female WC student called the Weatherford campus Thursday morning concerned about a phone call she had received. The unidentified caller informed the student they were being awarded a WC scholarship and they needed her credit card information to confirm her identity. Caller ID showed a Houston area phone number.
The student, who is not a scholarship recipient, declined to provide her personal information, and following the conversation she called the WC Financial Aid Department directly.
College administration has researched this call and has determined it to be a scam.
“A scam targeting students like this has not happened before, to our knowledge,” said Kathy Bassham, Executive Dean of Student Services. “Weatherford College will never ask for this type of information, especially in an unsolicited call. Please, don’t give out your personal information over the phone.”
Students with questions may call 817-598-6284.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
November 13, 2012
From Weatherford College
"A meeting of the Board of Trustees of Weatherford College will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, beginning at 12 p.m. in the Board Room of the E.W. Mince Administration Building, located at 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, Texas, to consider and act on the following agenda:
1. Call to Order and Invocation
2. Closed Session:
a. Deliberate Real Property in Accordance with Government Code 551.072
CSI and criminal minds devotees are in store for a memorable day next Friday.
“On Friday, April 20, 2012, Weatherford College will present a forensic science conference that will feature some of the top forensic investigative scientists in the nation,” said Weatherford College Behavioral Science chair, Don Jacobs, who helped organize the conference.
Jacobs and colleagues created the FORS rubric of classes at WC that have given students in two-year colleges the opportunity to explore careers in forensic science and forensic psychology as freshmen and sophomores.
Friday’s conference, scheduled in the Alkek Fine Arts Center on the College’s Weatherford campus, features a representative sampling of speakers that show the strength of expertise in Texas and Oklahoma. Dr. Art Eisenberg, Ph.D., of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, helped to create DNA standards currently used across the nation. His topic will be genetic tools for identification of missing persons.
Other presenters will be Ex-FBI agent, Professor John Mabry, J.D. of Central Oklahoma University at Edmond, who will speak on behavioral considerations on child abductions.
Weatherford College will conduct an emergency simulation exercise between 8 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, April 10.
Activities should be largely confined to the Allied Health and Mince Buildings on the College's Weatherford Campus.
“We will attempt to conduct the drill with as little impact as possible to the rest of the campus and its normal operations,” said Mike Endy, executive dean of academics. “Please note, however, that emergency personnel and vehicles will be on campus and will behave as if the actual emergency scenario were occurring.”
Non-College agencies expected to participate include Weatherford Police, Fire, and EMS services, as well as Parker County Emergency Management Department, and the Community Emergency Response Team.
Please contact Endy’s office or the WC Police Department with any questions or concerns about this event: 817-598-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Linda Bagwell
Director, Communications & Public Relations
This synopsis is intended as a brief overview of some actions taken by the Weatherford College Board of Trustees at its called meeting in August and is for general informational purposes only. This abbreviated summary is not intended to represent or reflect all discussion and action taken by the board at this meeting. Specific details outlining all action taken by the board are recorded in the official Board Meeting Minutes, prepared and maintained by the College President's Office.
WC board sets tax rate, approves budget
At a special called meeting Aug. 18, the Weatherford College Board of Trustees set the 2011 tax rate and adopted the 2011-12 budget.
From Linda Bagwell
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Weatherford College student awarded leadership scholarship: Kristin Flores, Weatherford College Student Support Services counselor, and Marcos Barron, WC student, recipient of the Eddie Anaya Memorial Scholarship.
From Brent Baker
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
One of the toughest budget development cycles in years is about to come to a close at Weatherford College. Faced with nearly $4 million in cuts from the State of Texas, WC slashed equipment, supplies, travel and personnel costs to balance the budget, which goes into effect September 1, 2011.
That process will become final with Thursday’s called meeting of the WC Board of Trustees, which will include the approval of the 2011-12 budget and the 2011 ad valorem tax rate. The meeting will be held in the Doss Student Center’s Strain Room at 2 p.m.
The 2011-12 budget, proposed at approximately $48.5 million, represents a total increase of about $8,100 from the amended 2010-11 budget.
This synopsis is intended as a brief overview of some actions taken by the Weatherford College Board of Trustees at its regular meeting in AUGUST and is for general informational purposes only. This abbreviated summary is not intended to represent or reflect all discussion and action taken by the board at this meeting. Specific details outlining all action taken by the board are recorded in the official Board Meeting Minutes, prepared and maintained by the President’s Office.
Center of Hope: Front row, l-r: Julie Lundy, Weatherford College; Vincent Berry; Nelda Lanier: Angela Garcia; Debbie Williams (instructor); Paula Robinson, executive director, Center of Hope; Beverly Houser; Martha Isbill; Back row, l-r: Ray Merwin. instructor; Roy Barnett; Jerry Buchanan, Center of Hope; Joshua Peterson; Larry Vanhoozer. instructor; Jeanette Tovar; Penny Linton; Tammy Lewis and Deborah Stone
Eleven students who successfully completed a 120-hour computer skills class taught by Weatherford College at the Center of Hope recently received their certificates.
Kay Landrum, Weatherford College director of student outreach and student success, announced this week that the College’s Talent Search program grant has been renewed for another five years. The U.S. Department of Education awarded almost $1.2 million that will extend the program another five years, approximately $233,000 per year.
“The competition this year was extremely stiff, with many existing programs being cut,” said Landrum. “Weatherford College won this award because it scored a perfect total in the prior experience points section. This is due to the dedication of Director John Turntine and his staff, Susan Stone, Shanda Blount and Keilah Villarreal.”