Texas Community Colleges

WTC Celebrates Texas Girls in STEM Day 2022


SNYDER—On March 1, 2022, Western Texas College proudly recognizes Texas Girls in STEM Day, a day to celebrate and encourage women and girls seeking and achieving success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers.

KGWB, WTC’s student-run radio station, will air interviews with women who work in STEM during the 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon news on March 1. Listeners can tune to 91.1 FM or navigate to wtc.edu/kgwb to listen online.

“Our female students pursuing STEM careers will improve our world with their contributions,” said Dr. Barb Beebe, College President.

As of spring of 2022, 231 full and part-time female students declared a STEM field as their major at WTC.

“Our students can see women working in STEM fields right here on the WTC campus,” added Beebe.

The women working in STEM fields on the Western Texas College campus include:

Jessica Colvin, Assistant Professor, Agriculture
Stephanie Ducheneaux, Dean of Instructional Affairs
Delinda Eaton, Help Desk Technician
Dana Fahntrapp, Petroleum Technology Instructor
Keely Green, Math Instructor
Donna Howington, Math Instructor
Candis Kelly, Computer Maintenance Technology Instructor
Linda Kimura, Technology Administrative Assistant
Dr. Deborah Kuhn, Biology Instructor
Sylvia Mason, Biology Instructor
Emily Powell, Dean of Technology & Information Security
Laurie Roland, Medical Assistant Instructor
Dr. Ava Russell, Associate Professor Math Division, Chair for Adjunct Instruction

Women and girls can explore STEM fields at WTC by taking a campus tour. WTC’s recruiters and instructors would be delighted to show you the STEM opportunities at WTC.

For further exploration online, navigate to WTC’s Career and Technical Programs and Academic Departments.

State Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers (District 113) introduced House Bill 3435 that declared March 1 as “Texas Girls in STEM Day.” The bill ensures that Texas schools encourage, offer opportunities, and celebrate females pursuing and achieving success in STEM fields.