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THANK YOU: Students and employees discuss the Matney impact

After 35 years of service to Amarillo College, Dr. Paul Matney will retire this summer. During those years, he interacted with countless students, faculty, staff and community members. Here’s what some of them they had to say about one of the most popular presidents in AC history. Read more [...]

Excellence in the Making Mock trials provide AC students with real-world experience

Allysia Fine | The Ranger
Paralegal instructor Rhonda Brashears observes students as they complete a mock trial at the Amarillo Municipal Courthouse  May 1.
Amarillo College employs instructors with all sorts of backgrounds. Some have taught at other institutions. Others are fresh out of college. Then there are those who combine their curriculum with real-life experiences. Read more [...]

Hope Chest inspires children to tell their own story

Keith Howard presents a blank piece of yellow paper as an analogy that foster children can write their own story at the Hope Chest Banquet. Artwork presented to recipients is displayed behind Howard.
After raising funds in the fall and spring, Badger Hearts members hosted their annual Hope Chest Banquet Saturday at Amarillo College. Ten foster youths received certificates of graduation sent by Gov. Rick Perry, and three AC students received Hope Chest checks from Texas Child Protective Services, said Lesley Ingham, a speech instructor and club adviser. Read more [...]

Carter guides travelers, supports students

Judy Carter’s favorite place she has traveled is Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom. The college is the first place she stayed internationally, and she said it contained secret passageways, which reminded her of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the fictional Harry Potter book series.
One of the biggest surprises Judy Carter, honors program coordinator, had while working at Amarillo College was during her first year when she realized a difference between high school and college: student attendance was not mandatory. Carter had worked at Amarillo High School for 21 years as a teacher in speech, theater and English. In 1992, she was hired as a speech instructor by AC President Dr. Paul Matney, the then-chairman of the Language, Communication and Fine Arts Division. Read more [...]