Making his own history


While the top of most people’s brag list of famous encounters consists of actors and musicians, Dr. Scott Tarnowieckyi is proud to have met Pulitzer Prize winner James M. McPherson.

“While many might not know him, he is arguably the greatest living historian on the American Civil War,” Tarnowieckyi said. “He is a pretty cool and humble guy for someone who has won basically every major award on Civil War history.”

Tarnowiecyki, Associate Professor of History and Social Sciences Department Chair at Weatherford College, latched on to history as a child and his parents nurtured his interest.

“[They] started bringing home books for me that dealt with the American Civil War and the like,” he said. “Without realizing it, I was eating it all up and wanting to find out more and more.”
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There’s nothing to do in this town… Well, that’s not true

Welcome (back) to Weatherford College!

Whether you are a first-year or a returning student, finding activities on and off campus to keep your entertained can be a challenge. So here are a few dates to mark on your calendars.

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Auditions are coming up Sept. 5-6.

 Weatherford College Fine Arts Calendar

All events take place in the Alkek Fine Arts Center and are free to attend.

Sept. 5-6 Auditions for “Young Frankenstein” (Auditions are open to the public. Must be 16 or older.)

Oct. 16-Oct. 30 Student Photo Show

Oct. 30-Nov. 2 “Young Frankenstein”

Nov. 4-Nov. 25 Student Art Show

Nov. 14-15 “Hansel and Gretal” — children’s show

Nov. 17 Student Art Show reception

Nov. 18 Choir Concert

Nov. 20 Jazz Concert

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WC continues Long-Standing Tradition of Service to Veterans


The 2013 Veterans Day event at WC.

Weatherford College has much to be proud about, and at the top of that list is a strong partnership with veterans which can be found throughout the institution’s history.

From housing returning World War II soldiers on campus in the Lanham Trailer Colony to scouting for Vietnam veterans to attend classes, WC has a long history of providing services to military students.

41 years ago, Director of Admissions Ralph Willingham was hired on at WC to take care of veterans’ needs. The following year, Willingham and others hosted a Veterans Day ceremony, a tradition that continues today. Continue reading