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. More »

From left to right, Lori Merriman, executive secretary, AC President Dr. Paul Matney and Brenda Sadler, executive assistant to the president, attend a 2009 board of regents meeting announcing Matney’s hiring as president.

EDITORIAL: Goodbye stranger, goodbye friend

The Ranger staff says farewell to friends and hello to new beginnings. More »

Bobby Clift, was named Silver Scholar on the  2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team.

Bobby Clift receives prestigious award

Bobby Clift, an engineering major, has been named Silver Scholar on the 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team and received a $1,250 scholarship at the Honor Society Annual Convention April 25 in Orlando, Florida. More »

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OPINION: Gum wrapper can be expensive

Plastic bags and Styrofoam cups adorn the fence line. Newspapers billow along the roadside. Cigarette butts are scattered across the ground like stars across the night sky. It’s a beautiful scene. Well, OK, maybe it isn’t. In fact, it’s downright ugly. I detest litter, especially because there is absolutely no reason for More »

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Students will get a chance to compete in the AC Combat Fitness Challenge May 10.

Students train to get combative

In preparation for the Amarillo College Combat Fitness Challenge, the AC Fit Club conducted a competition in front of the clock tower April 8. The competition consisted of pull-ups, dips, and ab exercises. The male and female who had the most pull-ups, dips and hanging leg raises at the end More »

Parcells new home to Magic death duels

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Mass media major Andrew Messenger enjoys a duel before class in Magic: The Gathering.
Many moons ago, deep in the dungeon of the CUB, beings known as planeswalkers began an epic war for control of the multi-verse. Necromancers raised armies of undead to battle archangels and their legions of brave soldiers. Firemages poised with flaming storms of destruction faced off against sorcerers whose mastery of illusions is unparalleled. Read more [...]

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

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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

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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

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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 [...]