Events • See MC/Sí, MC • Presentations

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Presentations feature different speakers covering a variety of topics related to college experiences.

See MC/Sí, MC event attendees will be able to participate in presentations to learn more about college. Presentations will occur at  12:00 and 12:50 p.m. at various locations around campus. A variety of presentation topics are planned. Some presentations will be in Spanish. To complete the Grand Prize entry, attendees aged 10-and-over need to attend at least one presentation.


My First Generation to College Story -  John Joiner

Summary: John is a Midland College alumni that is majoring in architecture at Texas Tech. His barriers to succeeding in college were finances, maturity, lack of mentors, lack of information and self doubt.

 Presenter: John Joiner, Architect Intern at Vandergriff Group Architects

My First Generation to College Story, Marta Ramos IN SPANISH

Summary: Martha was a Nursing major at Midland College. She continued her studies at Texas Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master’’s degree in Nursing Practice. Martha had to apply to college, obtain financial aid, and study on her own. In high school, she realized that her mother could no longer help her in math when she said, “This isn’t math, it’s got x’s and y’s””

 Presenter: Martha Ramos, RN, MSN, FNP-C 

Dual Credit (college credit during high school)

Summary: Do you want college credits while still in high school? One alternative is Dual-Credit. Come
listen to the pros and cons of doing the Dual Credit program at Midland College. Find out more to see if dual-credit is right for you.

PresenterRachel Suit, MC Community Outreach Advisor

Early College High School at MC - Is It For You?

Summary: Current staff and students from Early College High School at Midland College (ECHS@MC) will discuss their innovative high school and how it is changing lives. Learn how to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree at the same time-for free!

Presenter: Students from ECHS@MC, facilitated by Dr. Laura Portillo, Early College High School Assistant Principal

Paying for College in ENGLISH & SPANISH

Summary: Attend this session to learn about all the types of financial aid (grants, scholarships, jobs on campus and others) that are available to help make college affordable. During this session, participants will learn how much it costs to attend college and will receive helpful hints like when is the best time to apply for financial aid.

Presenter: Yoli Ramos, MC Director of Financial Aid

Midland's Legacy Scholarship

Summary: Community leaders have ensured that all eligible graduates of high schools in Midland county are able to attend Midland College by greatly reducing the cost of their education. To be eligible for the Legacy Scholarship, students must graduate with a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale, complete 40 hours of community service at an approved agency and attend Legacy Scholarship orientation. This presentation will outline the steps required to receive and maintain this tremendous gift.

Presenter: Diana Ramos, MC Legacy Advisor

My First Generation to College Story, Luis Sanchez IN SPANISH

Summary: Luis was born and raised in Midland to Mexican parents from Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Political Science and Spanish in 2002. He also received his Masters in Public Administration from UTPB. When he decided to go to college, his dad questioned why he wanted to do so.

 Presenter: Luis Sanchez, County Commissioner

College Basics IN ENGLISH &

SummaryWhat is the difference between a community college and a university? What are the differences in majors, costs, and experiences?

Presenter: Liz Zenteno, Midland College Dean of Enrollment Management 

TOUR of the SimLife Center

Summary: Midland College has a state of the art simulated hospital on campus! Come see what it means to be the nurse, respiratory therapist, the sonographer, or the EMT/paramedic. At the SimLife Center, students feel like they are the real thing in this simulated environment. Come interact with our patients.

Presenter: Debra Kerr, Simulation Technician--F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, Kimberly Montalvo, Clerk--F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, Lea Keesee, Director--F. Marie Hall SimLife Center

TOUR of Dining Hall and Dorm

Summary: Home away from home or mi casa es su casa. Come learn what it means to live on the Midland College campus. Receive a tour of a room in one of our residence halls.

Presenter: John Oyerbides, Residence Hall Manager

My First Generation to College Story, Yvonne Reyes

Summary: Yvonne attended Odessa College and the University of North Texas. She earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing. She experience the challenges of not having money for college until she got involved with a program called AmeriCorps. She graduated roughly 10 years after graduating from high school when she already had children.

Presenter: MWA Financial Group, Operations Manager/Investment Advisor Representative

My First Generation to College Story, Duhiangchin Thianhlun, IN BURMESE 

Summary: Duh was born in Myanmar and came to the United States in April 2009. Duh is a Biology major at UTPB who wants to be a physician assistant. Her barriers to succeeding in college are needing to her her mother financially and needing to study twice as long due to language barriers. 

Presenter: Duhiangchin Thianhlun, Nurse Tech at HealthSouth Rehab

TOUR of the Welding Lab

Summary: Join this tour to learn what is expected of an entry level welder and welding student. Welding classes at the ATC and main campus will be discussed.

Presenter: Dan Ledbetter, MC Professor II Welding Technology

TOUR of the Main Campus

Summary: .A tour of the Allison Fine Arts Building, F. Marie Hall Academic Building, Physical Education Building and Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building. Points of interest during the tour will include the Helen L. Greathouse Children’s Center, Scharbauer Student Center, and Early College High School. 

 Presenter:Midland College Regents (students)

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footer seemcMidland College is dedicated to encouraging higher education participation by first generation to college families through events such as See MC/Sí, MC.

For more event information, please contact:
Alfredo Chaparro
(432) 559-1372