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Sold! HCC’s latest land deals

The Board of Trustees approved the sale three parking spaces located near the far western entrance of the 16 acre West Loop campus.

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 11, 2017

Houston Community College’s governing board approved the sale of two properties on Feb. 23. First, the Board of Trustees sold about 9 acres of unimproved land near Highway 288 and MacGregor to the City of Houston for $13.8 million. Second, the board sold three parking spaces at the West Loop campus...

HCC passes Campus Carry policy

HCC passes Campus Carry policy

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 11, 2017

Houston Community College’s governing board approved the campus carry policy fleshing out the details of where weapons are allowed on campus. Passed in 2015, Texas Senate Bill 11 allows handgun license holders to carry a concealed or hidden gun in particular areas on college campuses. The campus...

HCC vote supports dreamers

Supporters of the resolution putting HCC on record as supporting the Texas Dream Act rallied outside the college administrative building before the vote on Thursday. Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos spoke in favor of the resolution at the rally.

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

January 25, 2017

Houston Community College’s governing board approved a resolution Thursday reaffirming its support of the Texas Dream Act. Seven out of nine trustees voted in favor of the resolution, which states that the HCC Board of Trustees “respectfully endorses the continuation of policies and legislation that continue to build Houston and the great State of Texas as leaders in educational access [and] opposes changes to Texas laws on determination of resident status as used in higher education, including but not limited to the Texas Dream Act.”

Missouri City campus is a good deal

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 7, 2016

“It became clear that the enrollment at that campus was lower than what was expected,” explained Trustee Neeta Sane, “you can’t even see it where it is. It’s in a closed-knit corner of Sienna.” A new Missouri City campus is being built off Texas Parkway, it’s will be the third site in the...

Chancellor Cesar Maldonado clear of all charges

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2016

No evidence was found of Houston Community College’s Chancellor Cesar Maldonado committing any criminal activity in the purchase of the former Conn’s Appliance store property in front of the West Loop campus. The Harris County District Attorney Office’s Public Integrity Division concluded their...

Students, faculty ask board chair tough questions

HCC Board of Trustees Chair Adriana Tamez speaks to student leaders at the United Student Council meeting March 11.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 14, 2016

The chair of Houston Community College’s Board of Trustees reached out to both students and professors. On Friday, March 11, Adriana Tamez spoke at the United Student Council and Faculty Senate meetings. Dr. Tamez said that she came to answer questions, but many of the questions raised by students...

Campus property economics

Computer rendering of the new Missouri City campus, which will open March 2017.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 13, 2016

"The fact that our campus there was flat in enrollment was an indicator of problems with access," said Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado. Fort Bend County is the fourth fastest growing county in the U.S., yet the Missouri City campus in Sienna Plantation hasn’t grown with it. The...

TSI change helping, hurting students success rates

This graph shows the student pass rate by subject area at HCC. Smaller programs tend to have higher pass rates. Vice Chancellor of Student Services Kimberley Beatty noted at at a tustee meeting Feb. 16 that 80 percent of students passing a course with an A, B, or C grade is considered a successful pass rate.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 1, 2016

In fall 2015, Houston Community College students enrolled in a total of 56700 semester credit hours, which is about a 1500 drop in credit hours from the previous fall. Overall, HCC did not really lose enrollment because the college picked up more enrollment in the adult high school program. “We a...

HCC Nursing Program: Hanging on with life support

This graph shows the passing rates of Houston Community College’s nursing program graduates on the NCLEX Registered Nurse licensing exam, compared to the national average for the past eight years. For the past three years, HCC has fallen below the minimum requirement of 80 percent passing, and the college’s nursing program is now on probation. The average national pass rate is in dark blue, while HCC’s pass rate is in light blue.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2016

The Texas Board of Nursing recently ruled that the accreditation of Houston Community College’s Associate Degree in Nursing program be put on probation status. The conditional status means that HCC cannot admit any new students into the program. At least 80 percent of current students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, in order for HCC not to lose the program.

Controversial MoCity campus relocates

A computer rendering of what the new Missouri City campus off Texas Parkway will look like when in opens in March 2017.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2016

If you have ever walked through the sparsely populated halls of the Missouri City campus, you wouldn’t guess that this quiet campus is probably the most controversial Houston Community College location. On Thursday, Jan. 21, the governing board of HCC voted to sell the remaining 33-acre tract of...

Trustees take oath of office

Surrounded by friends and family, Dr. Adriana Tamez takes the oath of office, marking the start of her second term as HCC District III Trustee, and Board Chair for 2016. Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado of district 145 administered the oath of office for Tamez.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 23, 2016

Four newly elected or re-elected Houston Community College trustees were sworn into office in a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the HCC Administration Building. "I just want to be an effective leader. I want to make a difference for my community," said Trustee Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, adding that...

Farewell Trustee Mullins, hello Dr. Hansen

Outgoing District VI Trustee Sandie Mullins makes her farewell remarks at the board meeting Thursday Dec. 17. Right is District IV Trustee Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

December 23, 2015

Houston Community College Trustee Sandie Mullins said her farewells at the Board of Trrustees meeting Thursday Dec. 17. Mullins lost her race for the Houston City Council District G seat in November to Greg Travis. Her Trustee District VI seat will be filled by Dr. John P. Hansen after Dec. 31. Dr....

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