Community activism helped create North Central Texas College-Bowie

nctc sign with building verticalBy BARBARA GREEN

This is part of an ongoing series by The Bowie News for its Build a Better Bowie campaign exploring assets and unique aspects of the Bowie community.

The completion of North Central Texas College’s Bowie campus in 2000 was the epitome of community activism. Citizens saw the need for a higher education facility and they took the steps necessary to get it done.

As the 2016 spring semester was completed there were 469 students enrolled, following 573 in the preceding semester.

In May the Montague County Foundation presented 33 students with Fall 2016 scholarships valued at $12,050, plus an additional 79 dual credit students received scholarships valued at $7,482.

Debbie Sharp, vice president for external affairs, reports for Fall 2015 65 students received scholarships valued at $29,836. Twenty percent of the 322 enrolled during that fall semester received foundation scholarship assistance.

Explore the development of the NCTC-Bowie campus since its inception 16 years ago and what the future has in store for the higher education facility.

Pictured above: Students in the Licensed Vocational Nursing program work in the computer lab. (Photo by Barbara Green)