Events • See/Sí MC • Presentations

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

See/Sí MC event attendees will be able to participate in presentations to learn more about college. Presentation and tours will occur at 12:00 and 12:50 p.m. at various locations around campus.Some presentations will be in Spanish.To have a chance to win a grand prize, attendees aged 10 and older need to attend at least one presentation or tour. Stay tuned to this link for updates for a listing of presentations and tours that will be available at the event.


12:00 noon to 12:40 p.m.

Becoming a Doctor, My First Generation to College Story by Martin Ortega
Dr. Ortega became a physician to help people when they need it most. His favorite part of his job is interacting with his patients. Dr. Ortega attended Midland College (dual credit), Wayland Baptist University, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s (TTUHSC) School of Medicine. After finishing medical school he completed residency training in Family Medicine. Although it was a long journey, he had many job opportunities when he finished school. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Family Medicine department at Texas Tech's Permian Basin campus and teaches residents.
Presenter: Dr. Martin Ortega, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Midland College Student Panel
Join us to hear the many reasons why you should make Midland college your college! Question and Answer session included.
Presenters: Midland College Students

Early College High School
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: Tamara Thompson , ECHS Teacher

Paying for College
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: Yasmin Galvan- Financial Aid Specialist

STEM Transfer Opportunities
Come a learn about many transfer opportunities that Midland College offers students such as Fast Track to medical school, engineering classes, undergraduate research in Honduras on coral reefs.
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Wade - Dean of Math & Sciences

College Basics IN SPANISH
Saul and Anita will share the difference between attending a community college and a university such as majors, costs and experiences. Saul graduated in 2013 with his BA in Multidisciplinary Studies, and is currently attending UTPB for a Mechanical Engineering Degree.
Presenters: Saul Natividad– MC Alumni and UTPB student & Anita Martinez – Midland College Transition Specialist

I am a Teacher, My First Generation to College Story, Lucy Arenivas IN SPANISH
Lucy is a teacher that loves working with students in their own language, giving students a headstart into education, and helping families to create a home-school team. Attend this presentation to learn about a frustration or two. Lucy’s path to become a teacher included attending ESL classes, obtaining her GED, attending Midland College and UTPB. She attended school in Ojinaga, Mexico until the 10th grade. Lucy then came to the United States to work and make a future for herself. At the age of 16, she got married and had a child. After the birth of her child, looking for an opportunity to do something in life, she cleaned houses staying in that job for 16 years. Then, without guidance, the ability to speak English, and financial assistance, she decided to attend college.
Presenter: Lucy Arenivas, MISD Bilingual Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at South Elementary

Tour of Campus
A tour of the Allison Fine Arts Building, F. Marie Hall Academic Building, and Physical Education Building. Points of interest during the tour will include the Helen L. Greathouse Children’s Center, Fitness Center, and Scharbauer Student Center.
Tour Giver/Presenter: Midland College Regents

Tour of Jack E. Brown Dining Hall and a Dorm
Home away from home or “mi casa es su casa.” Learn what it means to live on the Midland College campus and see a room in one of our residence halls.
Tour Giver/Presenter: Jennifer Goodwin, Residence Hall Manager

Tour of the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center
Midland College has a state-of-the-art simulated hospital on campus! See what it’s like to “be” the nurse, the respiratory therapist, the sonographer, or the EMT/paramedic. At the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, students feel like they are the real thing in this simulated environment. Come interact with our “patients."
Tour Giver/Presenter: Kimberly Montalvo, Clerk, and Lea Keesee, Director for the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center

Tour of Welding Lab
Join this tour to learn what is expected of an entry level welder and welding student. Welding classes are offered at the main campus and the Advanced Technology Center. Programs at the ATC will be discussed.
Tour Giver/Presenter: Dan Ledbetter, MC Professor of Welding Technology; Student Debbie Ephriam

Tour of HVAC Lab
Join this tour to learn what is expected of an entry level HVAC technician. HVAC classes are offered at the main campus.
Tour Giver/Presenter: Jaroy Roberts, MC Professor of HVAC

Dual-Credit (college credit during high school)
Did you know that you can receive college credit while in high school? Come and find out and see if dual credit classes are right for you.
Presenter: Jeremy Martinez- Director of Admissions

12:50 to 1:30 p.m.

Midland College Student Panel
Join us to hear the many reasons why you should make Midland college your college! Question and Answer session included.
Presenters: Midland College Students

College Basics
Saul and Anita will share the difference between attending a community college and a university such as majors, costs and experiences. Saul graduated in 2013 with his BA in Multidisciplinary Studies, and is currently attending UTPB for a Mechanical Engineering Degree.
Presenters: Saul Natividad– MC Alumni and UTPB student & Anita Martinez – Midland College Transition Specialist

Banking During College
This session is a great for youth and parents! How do I access monies in an emergency? What is the best way for me to do finances while in college? How do I start credit successfully? Attend this session to learn about these topics, and more.
Presenters: Kenny Lunda, Wells Fargo Branch Manager; Marcos Luna, Wells Fargo Branch Manager, Paul McCord Midland College Business and Economic Development Center Counselor

I am a Nurse, My First Generation to College Story by Martha Ramos IN SPANISH
Martha always knew she wanted a career in healthcare. She loves building one-on-one relationships with her patients and the challenges of being a nurse. Attend the presentation to learn a frustration or two. Martha graduated from Midland College and then continued her studies at Texas Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master’’s degree in Nursing Practice. Getting a job after college was easy as she had job offers before she graduated. 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, Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner

Paying for College IN SPANISH
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: Adrianna Perez - Financial Aid Specialist

Tour of Campus
A tour of the Allison Fine Arts Building, F. Marie Hall Academic Building, and Physical Education Building. Points of interest during the tour will include the Helen L. Greathouse Children’s Center, Fitness Center, and Scharbauer Student Center.
Tour Giver/Presenter: Midland College Regents

Tour of Jack E. Brown Dining Hall and a Dorm
Home away from home or “mi casa es su casa.” Learn what it means to live on the Midland College campus and see a room in one of our residence halls.
Tour Giver/Presenter: Jennifer Goodwin, Residence Hall Manager

Tour of the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center
Midland College has a state-of-the-art simulated hospital on campus! See what it’s like to “be” the nurse, the respiratory therapist, the sonographer, or the EMT/paramedic. At the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, students feel like they are the real thing in this simulated environment. Come interact with our “patients."
Tour Giver/Presenter: Kimberly Montalvo, Clerk, and Lea Keesee, Director for the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center

Tour of Welding Lab
Join this tour to learn what is expected of an entry level welder and welding student. Welding classes are offered at the main campus and the Advanced Technology Center. Programs at the ATC will be discussed.
Tour Giver/Presenter: Dan Ledbetter, MC Professor of Welding Technology; Student Debbie Ephriam

Tour of HVAC Lab
Join this tour to learn what is expected of an entry level HVAC technician. HVAC classes are offered at the main campus.
Tour Giver/Presenter: Jaroy Roberts, MC Professor of HVAC

Tour of Early College High School (ECHS)
Tour ECHS@MC with current students and faculty members - experience the learning environment that our high school students are exposed to during their four years on the MC campus as they take dual credit courses to earn an associate’s degree and high school diploma simultaneously!
Tour Giver/Presenter: ECHS juniors

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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
achaparro@midland.edu