Health Sciences

Tracey Cooper named Executive Director of Nursing

Tracey Cooper has been named Executive Director of Nursing at Temple College. In this role, she will be responsible for all nursing program operations at Temple College including Associate Degree Nursing, Vocational Nursing (Temple and Taylor cohorts) and the LVN-RN… read more

By Ellen Davis | Nursing

Nursing, surgical technology programs accepting applications

Three Temple College health professions programs are now accepting applications for classes that will start in summer 2018. Jan. 18 is the deadline to apply for the next vocational nursing class, which will begin in June 2018. The vocational nursing… read more

By Ellen Davis | Health Sciences

Dental Hygiene program announces fall 2017 screening dates for prospective patients

The Temple College Dental Hygiene program will conduct free dental screenings for prospective patients beginning Monday, Sept. 11, in the Jean and Ralph Wilson Dental Hygiene Clinic, located in the Health Sciences Center on the Temple College campus. Screenings will… read more

By Ellen Davis | Dental Hygiene

Health professions students receive awards

Five health professions programs at Temple College presented awards in May to members of their graduating classes: DENTAL HYGIENE Highest Academic Average Award: Tara Richardson (Lampasas) Golden Scaler Award (given to the student with outstanding clinical skills): Tania Fantauzzi (Belton)… read more

By Ellen Davis | Health Sciences

Respiratory therapy professor receives 2017 Teacher of the Year Award

Dr. William “Bill” Cornelius, who has taught respiratory care at Temple College for more than 40 years, has been selected to receive the school’s 2017 Barnhart Teacher of the Year Award. The award includes a $2,000 stipend and the winner… read more

Dental Hygiene program receives statewide award

The Temple College Dental Hygiene program has received the 2017 Award of Excellence from the Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE). The award recognizes college programs that demonstrate innovative partnerships with community stakeholders or other educational institutions, potential for… read more

Temple College accepting applications for Associate Degree Nursing program

Temple College will accept applications from Feb. 13 to April 13 for its next Associate Degree Nursing ADN class, which will begin in the fall. The Associate Degree Nursing program is a two-year program that leads to an Associate of… read more

By Ellen Davis | Nursing

Surgical Technology graduate to use her skills on a mission trip to Guatemala

Abigail TePoel says one of the main reasons she went into the medical field was to be able to participate in medical mission trips. Less than one year after graduating from Temple College, she is going on her first such… read more

By Ellen Davis | Health Sciences

Temple College partners with TWU to offer dual enrollment program for dental hygiene students

Temple College has partnered with Texas Woman’s University to create an opportunity for students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree while simultaneously completing the Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Temple College. Interested students... read more
By Ellen Davis | Dental Hygiene

Temple College graduates, staff member receive Workforce Solutions awards

As a girl, Rose Nelson dreamed of becoming a nurse. But life took her in another direction. She married at 19 and soon found herself raising three children. When her husband was injured and required multiple surgeries from 2010-2012, the… read more

By Ellen Davis | Awards and Recognition - Nursing

Dr. Shelley Pearson named Associate VP of Health Professions

Dr. Shelley Pearson, a veteran health care educator and administrator, has been named the new Associate Vice President of Health Professions at Temple College. She replaces Dr. Lee Ogburn-Russell, who retired from the college in January. Pearson will assume her… read more

By Ellen Davis | Administration - Health Sciences

Health professions programs present 2016 awards

Five health professions programs at Temple College presented awards in May to members of their graduating classes: DENTAL HYGIENE Highest Academic Average Award: Larissa Meredith Golden Scaler Award: Paige Vanecek Preventive Dentistry Award: Lisa Nichols Table Clinic Award: Laura Solis… read more

Volunteers needed for diagnostic medical sonography

The Temple College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is seeking volunteers who are willing to have their abdomen scanned by students. Volunteers are needed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Students will scan the aorta, spleen, liver, kidneys,… read more

Temple College to offer new degree in surgical technology

Temple College has announced plans to begin offering an associate’s degree in surgical technology. The college currently offers a one-year certificate program in surgical technology, but several accrediting boards and professional organizations have mandated that all surgical technologists have associate… read more

By Ellen Davis | Academics - Health Sciences

TC nursing graduates receive pins

Temple College Associate Degree (ADN) and Vocational Nursing (VN) graduates received their pins during pinning ceremonies on May 14 in the auditorium of the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center on the TC main campus. Dr. Glenda O. Barron, TC… read more