by Travis Leader
Almost three years ago, Mark Buergler’s life drastically changed. After he graduated from Belton High School in 2010, his mother moved to Indianapolis to pursue her career. He decided to stay behind to attend Longview, beginning his first semester in Fall 2010. Working through several jobs to support himself financially while still going to school full-time, Buergler sensed he was missing something. Feeling alone and dejected, he says he doubted everything in his life.
“I wasn’t the most confident person when I started Longview,” Buergler said. “I questioned my faith in a lot of things. I lost a lot of confidence in myself that first year, and didn’t know what I could do to get rid of that feeling.” [...]
Phi Theta Kappa will sponsor a Blood Drive on Wed., Oct. 31 at MCC-Longview campus.
Giving blood is simple. Book an appointment at savealifenow.org and enter the Sponsor Code: MCClongview. The Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, first floor.
Not only will your donation help save a life, but all registered donors receive a voucher for two free admissions to Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch. Go to carolnscountrycousins.com to learn more.
For additional information on the event, contact Margaret Berter at (816)604-2614, or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
by Danielle Harter
New students to MCC-Longview this fall may be looking for ways to get involved and groups to get join on campus. For people who love academics and excel in classwork, Phi Theta Kappa might be the perfect fit. Phi Theta Kappa does a lot of good in our local community.
For example, Phi Theta Kappa is hosting a Hot Dog Day on Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the cafeteria behind the Campus Center.
“Hot dog day with Phi Theta Kappa is about raising money for the United Way foundation, raising awareness for the United Way’s cause, and also introducing students to Phi Theta Kappa’s involvement with such organizations that want to help with positive changes in our community,” said Jessica Scott, vice president of correspondence Longview’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. [...]
Chancellor James chats with social science division chair Elliott Schimmel (Jason Welch/The Current).
by Jason Welch
MCC Chancellor Mark James visited Longview on Nov. 30 for an informal luncheon in an attempt to “reach out” to Longview administration, faculty, staff and some students. The chancellor said he will be conducting these informal meetings in all the MCC campuses every few weeks or so.
“Every campus has its own unique personality and geography, but [...]