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TxDOT is working on plans for proposed improvements to US 62/385 in the city of Seminole and we’d like your input. Taking the survey (link below) will allow you to provide us your thoughts on three proposed route options and what you see as the area’s transportation priorities. Your input will allow us to move forward with plans best-suited for the roadway and the business community. The survey will be live Jan. 25 — March 1.
A virtual public meeting providing additional information, and an opportunity to ask TxDOT staff questions about the proposed project, will be held February 11. Please share this email with those in your organization who you think would be interested in providing their input. Feel free to reach out to the Lubbock District Public Information Officer Dianah Ascencio, (806) 748-4472 or Dianah.Ascencio@txdot.gov if you have any questions.
On Thursday, January 21, The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced that Midland College’s
(MC) Adult Education and Literacy program has been named a “Best in Class” award winner for
program year 2019-2020. The award will be presented in a virtual session on February 10 during the
Texas Association of Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) state conference.
“I am so proud of our entire Adult Education and Literacy staff and teachers who work tirelessly to
deliver quality services to our Permian Basin students,” Dale Beikirch, MC dean of Adult and Continuing
Education said. “The COVID pandemic caused Program Year 2019-2020 to be an especially hard year
for everyone, and I thank the TWC’s Office of Adult Education and Literacy for their support and
guidance throughout the year. I am honored and looking forward to accepting this award for Midland
The “Best in Class” award is a performance-driven, quality award focusing on meeting targeted
measures, such as skills gained, credentials achieved and enrollment goals met. The Midland College
Adult Education and Literacy program is one of only six throughout the state receiving this award. The
award recognizes the accomplishments of the program from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
The MC Adult and Education Literacy program encompasses high equivalency preparation (GED®)
classes and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The MC employee team consists of
Beikirch who has oversight of the program, Luisa Nail, ESL coordinator; Shana Hannsz, GED®
coordinator; Monique Hereford, Adult Education and Literacy secretary; and Daisy DeLucas, Adult
Education and Literacy grant accountant.
“For almost 50 years, the adult education program at Midland College has played a significant role in
educating the populace of the Permian Basin,” Dr. Damon Kennedy, MC vice president of Instructional
Services said. “Now, perhaps more than ever, is the time to provide opportunities to everyone, and
Midland College is proud to do so through programs such as Adult Education and Literacy. Each year,
our classes in this program serve more than 1,000 Midland residents and help them acquire the skills
needed to earn a high school diploma and succeed in college and the workforce. Students in these
classes are usually those who are considered nontraditional college students; however, their passion
for learning is as strong as those who have taken more traditional college paths. This passion, coupled
with a drive to succeed, is a direct result of the excellent instruction they had in Adult Education and