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Update 4/28/2021

Good Afternoon Everyone,
 
I have a few updates to share as we wind up our spring 2021 semester.
 
Graduation will be held Tuesday, May 4th at 10:00 am at the Coliseum. Faculty will be seated around the perimeter of the floor before the ceremony. There will be 20 seats available for staff on the floor behind the students on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who wish to sit on the floor should arrive a bit early to ensure a seat. All others are welcome to sit in the WTC section in the stands. To watch the graduation virtually, please click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOQxSZTFSRg
 
Graduates will not be limited in the number of family or friends they invite to attend. We will, however, request that all guests wear masks and social distance. 
 
Also, next week will begin our 4 day work week for the summer. Beginning Friday, May 7th campus will be officially closed on Fridays. Given that schedules for many are still difficult, our work hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, instead of the past summer hours of 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. 
 
For those that have asked about the possibility of WTC requiring a Covid-19 vaccination for students this fall, Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order on April 5th saying that institutions receiving state monies may not require a Covid-19 vaccination, nor a vaccination status of its individuals. To read the order, please click this link: https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-35_private_health_information_protection_vaccines.pdf
 
For those wishing to watch our Lineman Rodeo being held at Big Country Electric tomorrow morning at 9:30 am, please click this link: https://youtu.be/bhULvwosa9c
 
As always, if you have any questions, please drop me a note or give me a buzz. 
 
Thank you!
 
Barb
 

Dr. Barbara R. Beebe

President
Western Texas College
6200 College Avenue
Snyder, TX 79549
325-574-6501
 
 
Update 4/20/2021
 
Good Afternoon Everyone!
 
Thank you again for completing the recent Covid-19 protocol survey and providing your thoughtful feedback. After much deliberation and conversation, WTC will be taking the following actions:
 
1) Masks will be required on-campus up to and including graduation. Faculty, staff, and students will be required to wear masks at graduation. Students will be able to take their masks off as they walk across the stage to receive their certificate and/or degree.
 
2) Following graduation, the wearing of masks on-campus will be a personal choice. Social distancing will still be required in classrooms and meeting rooms and will be strongly encouraged in offices and other areas.
 
Attendance at Graduation:
 
Due to graduation being a large venue, attendance is not mandatory.
 
Faculty will be socially distanced and seated around the perimeter of the Coliseum in full regalia. To minimize close contact, faculty will be on the floor at the start of graduation and will not be in the processional. 
 
Following the processional, students will be socially distanced and seated in the center of the floor in full regalia.
 
Staff, not in regalia, who would like to be seated on the floor, also socially distanced, will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a section in stadium seating for staff who would like to attend but who are unable to sit on the floor, or who would prefer to sit in the stands. 
 
Those not attending graduation will be expected to remain at work and to take their lunch at their usual time. Those who attend graduation will be expected to take their lunch and return to work at 1:00 PM.
 
Faculty, please let me know if you do not intend to participate in graduation by Monday, April 26thI want to match the number of seats we have for faculty on the floor to the number of faculty who will be there.
 
As always, if you have any questions, please give me a buzz or drop me a note. 
 
Thank you,
 
Barb
 

Dr. Barbara R. Beebe

President
Western Texas College
6200 College Avenue
Snyder, TX 79549
325-574-6501
 
 
 
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