Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Spring Ceremonies

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Howard College and the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf are proud to announce 2018 Spring Graduation and Pinning Ceremonies celebrating the graduation of our finest.  This is one of the most exciting times of year for us here at Howard College as we get to celebrate the success of our students and recognize them for all of their hard work and accomplishments.  The following is a list of ceremonies that will be held across the district May 7th - May 12th:  Please check the information below for the ceremonies in your location.

Monday, May 7th:

Allied Health Pinning Ceremony - San Angelo
WTTC Rapid Response Room @ 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 10th:

LVN Pinning - San Angelo
Sierra Vista United Methodist Church
4522 College Hills Blvd.
San Angelo, Texas 76904 @ 4:00 PM

RN Pinning - San Angelo
Sierra Vista United Methodist Church
4522 College Hills Blvd.
San Angelo, Texas 76904 @ 6:00 PM

Friday, May 11th:

Graduation - SWCID
Activities Center on SWCID Campus @ 10:00 AM

LVN Pinning - Big Spring
East Room, Dorothy Garrett Coliseum @ 12:30 PM

RN Pinning
- Big Spring
East Room, Dorothy Garrett Coliseum @ 2:30 PM

Dental Hygiene Pinning - Big Spring
Hall Center for the Arts @ 4:00 PM

Graduation - Big Spring
Dorothy Garrett Coliseum @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 12th:

Graduation - San Angelo
Foster Communications Coliseum @ 10:00 AM

Student Success Celebration

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BIG SPRING – Student success was in the spotlight last night as the Big Spring campus of Howard College held their annual award convocation to celebrate student achievement and excellence.

            “This is one of my favorite times of year, a ‘making dreams real’ kind of night,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President.  “We get to take a well-deserved time out and celebrate the many successes of our students.” 

Among recognizing the President’s list, the Dean’s list and various departmental awards, the college also hands out an Educator of the Year award, American Legion Citizenship awards, and the coveted Presidential Outstanding Student award.

The Outstanding Educator of the Year award is chosen by popular vote of the student body. This year’s recipient is Cynthia Watt. Watt has been a champion of math since she received her BA in mathematics in 1980 from Wayland Baptist University. Since that time, she has spent many hours both in and out of the classroom helping students master the often unpopular subject of mathematics. She has been at Howard College since 2013 and has helped countless students face the challenge of learning math so that they can successfully continue their own educational journeys.

The female recipient of the 2017-2018 American Legion Citizenship award is Madison Neff.

Neff, a member of the Hawk softball team, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her 2 years at Howard College. She is a leader on and off the field and has been active on campus as well as in the community through service work.

The male recipient of the 2017-2018 American Legion Citizenship award is David Mathis.

Mathis is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta honor societies. He is very active in the theater program and has received multiple awards at the state level. He stays active in the community by working with the Howard County Democrats organization and volunteering as a foster parent.

The Presidential Award for Outstanding Student of the Year is the most prestigious award given to a student of Howard College. The recipient must be a sophomore and selection is based on academic excellence, participation in student life, leadership qualities, and overall college spirit. Nominations are received from all employees.

This year the award was presented to two students – Taylor Allison and Aaron Holcomb.

Allison is a member of the Hawk women’s basketball team, Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta honor societies and serves as the president of the student government association. She has also been a resident’s assistant in Turner Hall. She was recently honored as a member of the 2018 All-Texas Academic Team in San Antonio. She will be continuing her education in Biology with a goal of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Holcomb has maintained a 4.0 GPA at Howard College and was recognized on the President’s list as well as a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He is an athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine program and has also been on the President’s roundtable committee. Not only does he do work for Hawk athletic programs but he has also volunteered as an athletic trainer for the football program at Coahoma High School. He enjoys playing disc golf with other students and plant to continue his education in athletic training.

Both students were awarded a medal and a $250 scholarship.

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Attachment: AL18_Mathis: Left to Right: Erin MacKenzie, Administrative Dean Instruction and Student Services, David Mathis

Attachment: Al18_Neff: Left to Right: Madison Neff, Erin MacKenzie

Attachment: Pres_18_Group: Left to right: Aaron Holcomb, Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, and Taylor Allison

Summer-Fall 2018 Registration

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Summer / Fall Registration Going on Now!


Continued Registration Dates

Summer I Reg Schedule

April 10-May 31

Summer II Reg Schedule

April 10-July 5

Fall 18 Reg Schedule

April 10-August 21


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HC San Angelo Announcements

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Student IDs: IDs will be made Mon/Wed 1pm-3pm and Tue/Thu 8am-10am in the Student Connection Center Room C102. Evening students, online students, or health profession students by appointment; contact Kaitlyn Brosh at or 325-481-8300 ext. 3226.

Health Professions Orientations: If you are planning to apply to one of the Health Professions programs, attending an orientation is a mandatory requirement. Even if you have attended an orientation in a previous year you must still attend one for the current school year. No exceptions. Click here for the schedule.

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3501 N. US Highway 67
San Angelo, TX 76905

Phone: (325) 481-8300



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