Latest Amarillo College Stories

2008-07-29 15:00:57

By Brad Newman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 29--After 10 years at West Texas A&M University, media-relations specialist Joe Wyatt will transfer to a similar job at Amarillo College this fall. Wyatt will join AC's staff as communications coordinator. He begins Sept. 2. "It has been a great privilege and joy working on behalf of my alma mater," said Wyatt, a 1987 graduate of WT. "However, I'm tremendously honored to be chosen to champion the many virtues of Amarillo...

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By David Pittman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 2--When paramedic Kelly Daniel recently offered a class for anyone interested in joining emergency response as a medical technician, he got 12 applications. Only one has stuck around long enough to take the certification exam. "From a small town point of view, no one is interested in doing a paramedic or EMT job because the pay scale is so low," said Daniel, director of Emergency Medical Service for Friona. From big cities to...

2007-02-22 18:00:51

By David Pittman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Feb. 22--Job fairs at Amarillo College's Nursing Division are lucrative for students. Held each semester, potential employers come to woo nursing students. "It's amazing what they try to do to get our graduates," AC's Nursing Division Chair Sheryl Mueller said. With forecasts predicting a huge shortfall of nurses in the state, almost all AC nursing graduates have a job before they graduate, Mueller said. Texas will be nearly 71,000...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.