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VIDEO: AC Report

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Amarillo College’s year end video report.


VIDEO:Blue Mitchell visits AC

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High school students get peek at AC

Sneak Peak
April 26, 2012 By Brooke Self | Ranger Reporter   Sneak Peek   Area high school seniors got an inside look at Amarillo College campus life last week. Sneak Peek took place April 19 on the Washington Street Campus along with the Student Government Association’s spring event, Badgerama.   Sneak Peek gave students who will graduate from high school in May a chance to see what AC has to offer incoming freshmen.   Tyler Wedell, a Caprock High School senior, said he was not too sure about going to AC at first, but after being able to get a look around the college, he plans to register for AC’s fall semester.   “I don’t know what I will major in,” Wedell said. “But it will most likely have something to do with music. I love to entertain people.”   According to Amber Brookshire, AC recruitment coordinator, students who previously signed up for Sneak Peek picked a program they were interested in, and some of the programs were “clumped” together.   “They were able to tour the programs they were interested in,” Brookshire said. “For instance, if they were interested in nursing, they got to see a presentation all about the nursing program at AC.”   Because Badgerama and Sneak Peek are two separate events put on at the same time, high school students had a chance to mingle with AC students and partake in the fun and games. It also gave incoming students an opportunity to see what clubs AC has to offer and, if they were interested, students could sign up for a club for the fall semester.   “The students from Sneak Peek were able to merge with the Amarillo College students and kind of get a chance to see what college life is like,” said Trena Rider, intramurals coordinator.   Students who attended Sneak Peek enjoyed free food, games and activities and a live concert. Those who were interested or had any questions about AC were able to talk with Read more [...]

AC tackles gender equality issue within specific fields

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April 19, 2012 By Brooke Self |Ranger Reporter THE TERM “gender equity” can be defined in numerous ways, but every definition has one thing in common: they all, in one way or another, have something to do with equality of the sexes. It once was a significant issue in America. Women were meant to stay home with the children, doing housework, and men were destined to work outside the home for most of their lives. In modern times, has the imbalance in male-female ratios in the workforce leveled out? According to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall male-female ratio in the workforce nationwide is fairly balanced. Forty-seven percent of all employees in the United States are women, according to a report released last month. While the overall employment ratios are almost balanced, some fields have been socially classified as pink-collar, or female-dominated, and other professions are considered to be “men’s work.” Statistics from the Women in Male-Dominated Industries and Occupations in the U.S. and Canada Catalyst released earlier this year show that only 32 percent of physicians and surgeons and 6 percent of mechanical engineers are female. On the other hand, women make up for 86 percent of all paralegals and legal assistants, 95 percent of all dietitians and 91.1 percent of all registered nurses. Other female-dominated fields include secretaries and administrative assistants, childcare workers, receptionists and information clerks, teacher assistants and bookkeepers, accounting and auditing clerks. Top male-dominated fields include brick/stone masons, logging workers, tool and die makers, structural iron and steel workers and crane and tower operators. According to statistics, more than 98 percent of workers in each of those fields are male. Because of those numbers, Amarillo College’s Susie Wheeler is in her third year of working on securing Perkins grants for the school. Perkins grants are federal funds provided Read more [...]