Western Texas College

50th Anniversary


Monday, November 18, 2019
11:00 AM - WTC Courtyard


Western Texas College
50th Anniversary Celebration
November 18, 2019
11:00 a.m.
WTC Courtyard

Western Texas College celebrates 50 years of student success with a countdown to the College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! 












On November 18, 2019, the College will host a celebration of students, faculty and staff in the Courtyard just outside of the LRC/Library and the Fine Arts building. Click here to view the campus map. 

WTC Alumni, the community, students, former and current faculty and staff are all welcome to attend. This event is free for everyone.

At this celebration, we’ll unearth the 1979 time capsule, recognize our Distinguished Alumni for 2019, and announce the recipient of the 2019 Barkowsky Award. In addition, items to be buried in the new time capsule will be on display.

Unearthing the 1979 Time Capsule












During the 10th Anniversary celebration on November 18, 1979, Western Texas College students, faculty and staff buried a time capsule to be opened on the 50th anniversary of the College in 2019. What’s in it? We don’t know! Plan on attending so you see firsthand the fascinating and timely objects chosen for us to reflect on in 2019.

The 2019 WTC Distinguished Alumni Award

The WTC Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who demonstrate leadership in their chosen professions and serve as role models to inspire today’s students to strive for both personal and professional success. The chosen honoree inspires excellence in others, has attained significant achievements personally and professionally, positively impacts the community, and shows their visible commitment to the well-being of those around them.












Past recipients include Deborah Pruitt Boyd (2016), Jason Tyler (2017), and Terry Leatherwood (2018).

Nomination for this year’s award are now open. Click HERE to access the 2019 Distinguish Alumni Nomination For. Nominations close October 1, 2019.

The Barkowsky Award

The Barkowsky award recognizes a current or former full-time Western Texas College faculty or staff member who has demonstrated exceptional service. Western Texas College defines exceptional service as a significant investment in the college, community, and/or students.

Nominations are accepted from any WTC faculty or staff member.

The New Time Capsule












In honor of WTC’s 50th Anniversary, the College will bury a new time capsule. What do you think the time capsule should include? Suggestions so far are: 

  • A letter from the College President
  • Wristwatch
  • Tablet with charger
  • Smartphone with charger
  • Drink (like a Coke)
  • Gift Card
  • WTC Viewbook/brochures/Course Catalog/Sports Media Guide
  • Menus/Price lists from local businesses
  • Newspapers

However, we want to hear from you! Check back for the link to submit your suggestions. Submissions for items to be buried in the time capsule will open soon!

Suggestions and Questions

Have a suggestion, a comment or questions about this event? We’re happy to listen and help.

Call 325-573-8511 or click here.

Check this page often for details and updates about our 50th Anniversary celebration.