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CTC Europe held it's 2017 Graduation Ceremony on 23 June at the Hecules Theater on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. While many students Graduated this year, 15 were able to attend. Below are details and testimonials they have chosen to share with others.
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CTC chancellor wins William E. Kennedy Award for leadership
Central Texas College Chancellor Jim Yeonopolus was presented the William E. Kennedy Award during the Council of Colleges Military Educators (CCME) annual symposium last month in San Antonio, TX. The award recognizes outstanding dedication and leadership in the delivery of quality programs to military installations and/or individuals.
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Transitioning soldiers receive job offers following inaugural CTC welding course
Central Texas College and Ingalls Shipbuilding hosted a recent achievement ceremony for seven transitioning soldiers who completed an initial Industrial Welding Transition program.
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National Guard Soldiers deployed to Kosovo earn EMT
CAMP MARÉCHAL DE LATTRE DE TASSIGNY, Kosovo - A graduation ceremony was held Feb. 6 for 13 U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the Multinational Battle Group-East Forward Command Post, who made the most of their deployment time by completing an emergency medical technician course at Camp Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo.
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CTC Board names Yeonopolus interim chancellor
During the June meeting of the Central Texas College (CTC) Board of Trustees, members voted to appoint Jim Yeonopolus, president – Continental and International Campus Operations, as the interim chancellor.
Central Texas College Europe Campus Annual Commencement Ceremony 2015
Central Texas College Europe Campus held its annual commencement ceremony on 26th June, 2015 at Hercules Theater on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Guest Speaker was Deborah H. Reynolds, Deputy to the Garrison Commander US Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Graduates attended from all over Germany. In addition to the commencement in Ramstein, local graduation ceremonies were held at sites in Italy, Spain and Kuwait.
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- May 2015
- May 2015 CTC participated in a graduation ceremony at Vicenza Italy. The Europe Campus Headquarters will hold a graduation ceremony on Friday, 26 June at 11:00 in the Hercules Theater on Ramstein Air Base.
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- April 2015
Volunteer Appreciation Week
- On April 13, 2015 CTC Participated in the Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 13-17) kickoff at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court on Ramstein Air Base. Among the various community organizations represented, our CTC field and headquarters staff volunteered to help with this event, showing a presence within the base community. Information on CTC college programs and promotional items were available for all visitors.
- April 2015
- Central Texas College Europe was a sponsor of the 6th annual VBC Classic bowling tournament held at the Vogelweh Bowling Center. The tournament took place the weekend of 11 and 12 April 2015. The event was a unique opportunity for bowlers from all over Germany to show their skills and earn prizes. Central Texas College Europe sponsored the event with cash prizes and one iPad Air tablet. This year iPad winner was Jared McBride from Kaiserslautern. In addition; Central Texas College Europe organized a promotional event highlighting a broad range of college programs and employment opportunities for instructors. An abundance of CTC promotional items were available for prospective students and other visitors.
- November 2014
CTC named to list of top degree producing two-year schools
- Central Texas College (CTC) was named to the list of the top 100 associate degree and certificate producers in the nation for the 2012-2013 school year compiled by Community College Week magazine. In its annual report, the publication listed CTC 13th among two-year schools in producing two-year degrees. CTC was previously ranked 17th.
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- 06 August 2014
Attn: GI Bill Users - CTC wants your story.
- ATTN military veterans! If you used, or are using, the GI Bill to fund your higher education, we want to hear your success story. Use the link to share your story. Deadline: Aug. 15. CTC celebrates GI Bill 70th anniversary; Friday, Aug. 22; 11:30 a.m.; library. Free and open to the public.
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- 30 July 2014
CTC second most popular school for soldiers using tuition assistance; third overall among all military
- Central Texas College (CTC) moved up one ranking to become the second most popular school chosen by active-duty soldiers who use tuition assistance (TA) to pay for their higher education. In a survey compiled by Military Times magazine for fiscal year 2013, CTC was second after ranking third for the past two years. Four-year, for-profit school American Military University (AMU) of the American Public University System ranked first while last year’s number two school the University of Maryland-University College, a public institution, finished third for soldiers.
Military Times requested tuition assistance data on students, course enrollments and funds from all branches of the military including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army National Guard and Coast Guard. Among the other military branches, CTC ranked third for Marines using TA and seventh for Navy personnel. Overall, CTC was the third most popular school for all military personnel using TA with 21,662 students using TA taking 50,297 courses.
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- July 2014
EagleMail for all Students
- Central Texas College (CTC) will soon provide a new email address for its students worldwide. Known as EagleMail, students will be assigned a new free CTC email account upon registering for the fall 2014 semester. It will be the preferred email address for any student electronic communications from the college.
The new e-mail accounts will automatically be created no sooner than seven days prior to the class start date or within 24 hours of the student registering for class. The new e-mail will be formatted with the student’s first name initial, full last name. In case of duplicate names, a sequential number will be assigned to the address. Students will receive an activation email within three days of account creation. It contains log-in and other instructions for accessing the new email.
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- May 2014
CTC Hosts Special Olympics in Kaiserslaughtern, Germany
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt"
Central Texas College Europe considers contributing to the common good a social responsibility. We want to inspire our students to make a difference, and giving back to the community is a powerful way to make the world a better place.
Central Texas College Europe had the privilege and pleasure to be one of the supporters of the 2014 Spring Special Olympics on Pulaski Park (Kaiserslautern, Germany) on May 9, 2014. Contestants, their families, teachers and volunteers gathered from all around the Kaiserslautern Military Community. The Special Olympics consisted of events such as track and field, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, arts and crafts and karaoke; there were also non-competitive events for children ages five to seven. More than 100 athletes and 250 volunteers participated in the event, which was a great success.
The Special Olympics oath is: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
Our volunteers wanted to make all the contestants feel special and joyful. Taking part in 2014 Spring Special Olympics was a happy and rewarding experience, because for us, kindness matters!
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- May 2014
- Central Texas College Faculty Senate wishes to recognize those Central Texas College students who gave their lives in service to our country while in a combat zone.
This list covers the period from 1991–2012. Every effort has been made to ensure that the list is complete and accurate; we kindly ask that if you identify any errors you let us know so that we can correct them.
Currently, there are 663 names on this list: 547 US Army, 91 US Marine Corps, 17 US Navy, and 8 US Air Force.
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- May 2014
2013-2014 CTC Europe Graduation
- CTC Europe Campus will hold 2014 commencement ceremony in the Hercules Theater on Ramstein Air Base on Friday, June 20th 2014 at 14:00. All recent graduates and certificate recipients are invited to walk in the ceremony, which will feature a guest speaker, music and a reception afterward.
All interested recent graduates should contact Mr. Michael Spruell at email@example.com.
(If emailing from an af.mil account, contact Mr. Spruell at firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition to the event in the Hercules Theater on Ramstein Air Base, CTC holds graduation recognition ceremonies at bases throughout Europe and in deployed areas.
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- April 2014
2014 Vogelweh Bowling Classic
Central Texas College Europe was a sponsor of the 5th annual VBC Classic bowling tournament held at the Vogelweh Bowling Center. The tournament took place the weekend of 5 and 6 April 2014. The event was a unique opportunity for bowlers from all over Germany to show their skills and earn prizes. Central Texas College Europe sponsored the event with cash prizes and two iPad Air tablets. In addition, Central Texas College Europe organized a promotional event highlighting a broad range of college programs and employment opportunities for instructors. An abundance of CTC promotional items were available for prospective students and other visitors.
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- April 2014
Army medic/CTC employee honored for bravery in battle
Sgt. Kristopher Ritterhouse was recently honored at the White House during the “Angels of Battlefield” gala. An Army medic with the U.S. Army, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1st Battalion and lab assistant with Central Texas College in Vicenza, Italy, Ritterhouse was one of several military personnel recognized from each branch of service for their bravery.
On September 13, 2012, Ritterhouse received a traumatic brain injury during an intense firefight but still managed to come to the aid of his fellow soldiers. Ritterhouse described the events after he was knocked to the ground by an explosion. “I found myself lying on the ground wondering what had happened, bitter taste of blood in my mouth,” he said. “As I got up, my world shook and spun around me." In spite of his injuries, Ritterhouse climbed to the roof of the building where other soldiers were located. He administered CPR, unsuccessfully however, to one soldier who had been shot. He then returned to the firefight to search for more injured soldiers.
It was then his injuries got the best of him. "The concussion caught up to me,” noted Ritterhouse. “There's nothing I could do. I started throwing up, I didn't know where I was. I was told, 'hey you need to go downstairs. There is another medic waiting for you.'"
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell praised Ritterhouse for his valor. “Despite his own injuries, Sgt. Ritterhouse went into the fray of the enemy fire to answer the calls for 'Doc!' coming from his fellow soldiers," explained Campbell. “Ritterhouse low-crawled on the roof through a hail of enemy fire to reach the soldiers, triage a gunshot wound and administer CPR. He then returned to the rooftop to suppress enemy fire with his fellow soldiers. In doing so, Sgt. Ritterhouse displayed the bravery, courage and commitment that personifies U.S. Army medics."
In his words, Ritterhouse said he was only doing the job he loved, being a medic and helping soldiers during the hardest days of their lives. "I think the most important thing to take away from this, though, is there is nothing I did in my mind that was heroic, that was valorous, noted Ritterhouse. “I did my job and it is what any of us would do, medic or corpsman. That's why they call us 'Doc.'"
In addition to serving his country, Ritterhouse is a lab assistant with the Central Texas College (CTC) emergency technician (EMT) program at Caserne Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. He has been with the community college for two months working with students in the EMT Basic and EMT Clinical courses. He helps guide students as they practice their EMT skills, offers classroom lectures and observes and assesses the students as they complete their 25 hours of clinical rotations at the U.S. Army Vicenza Health Center. In addition to helping CTC students learn medical field EMT training, Ritterhouse can now teach them a little something about bravery.
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- April 2014
CTC earns Purple Heart College honors
- At its March Board of Trustees meeting, Central Texas College (CTC) was presented a plaque in recognition of being named a Purple Heart School. CTC is now one of a handful of higher education institutions in the country to receive this honor. CTC received the plaque from Earl Williams, president of the Military Order of the Purple Heart CENTEX Chapter 1876.
Originated in 1782 by President George Washington, the Purple Heart denoting a badge of military merit and signifying the sacrifices made by soldiers to protect and defend the country. The Purple Heart is awarded to those military personnel who have been wounded or injured by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy, or by terrorist actions and posthumously to the next of kin to those who were killed in action or died from their wounds.
“This is indeed a great and humbling honor,” said Dr. Thomas Klincar, CTC chancellor. “This is recognition for our rich tradition of serving the military and all of the strides we have made to ensure the men and women in uniform have the most affordable higher education opportunities wherever they may be located. But what we do pales in comparison to the sacrifice our soldiers make every day. And for this we are truly grateful.”
In his letter presented to the CTC Board of Trustees, Commander Williams noted, “Central Texas College has always been a friend of the military and offered opportunities to them to complete their educational degrees in the states and overseas. I feel that designating your college as a Purple Heart College could only add to the military cohesive relationship Central Texas already maintains with the military population.”
To further enhance its commitment to the military, CTC became a Yellow Ribbon school last fall. The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning such as colleges, universities and other degree-granting schools in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The institution can contribute a specified dollar amount of those expenses, and VA will match the contribution, not to exceed 50 percent of the difference.
CTC has also been among the Top 20 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by KMI Media Group and Military Advanced Education publication for seven consecutive years, is listed among the top 50 most popular colleges chosen by active-duty military and consistently ranks among the Best For Vets list of colleges and universities.
The proclamation read, in part, “Central Texas College does hereby honor the sacrifices made by the veterans and family members within this military community for their commitment and dedication to protect and defend our freedoms and way of life by designating Central Texas College as a Purple Heart College.”
- 27 February 2014
The February edition of CTC-TV is now available
- The February edition of CTC-TV is now available online at (No longer Available was http://knct.org/).
Click on Videos On Demand then click the CTC-TV link. Check it out for video highlights of the latest campus news and events.
- Effective 1 January 2014
IMPORTANT UPDATE: FY14 Tuition Assistance Policy
- On 1 January 2014, the Army’s FY14 Tuition Assistance (TA) program changed. These changes are supportive of the intent of the TA program – to provide financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education in support of Soldiers’ professional and personal self-development goals within a constrained budget environment.
The new policy allows Soldiers to use TA after successful completion of their first year of service after graduating from either AIT, OCS or BOLC. Soldiers are eligible for up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year and they can use TA for a second, higher-level post-bachelor’s degree after completion of 10 years of service.
The second degree time in service requirement applies to movement from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree and not from an associate’s to a bachelor’s degree.
Also, the 10-year requirement only applies if Army TA was used to pay for any portion of the undergraduate coursework.
Soldiers will continue to receive up to $250 per semester hour and the current policy limits of 130 semester hours for completion of a bachelor’s degree and up to 39 semester hours for a master's degree remain in effect. Soldiers cannot use TA for a second equivalent degree, i.e., no second bachelor’s or master's degree. All courses must be part of an approved degree plan. TA cannot be used for first- professional degrees, e.g., PhD, MD or JD. In addition to DA adverse action flags, we will continue our policy to not allow TA for Soldiers who are flagged for APFT/AWCP.
The Army will honor TA requests for payment for Soldiers with approved TA requests by 31 December 2013 whose eligibility for TA will be affected by these policy changes. However, no further TA-funded enrollments will be authorized until they meet the new eligibility requirements.
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