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Thursday, October 5, 2000

Events for Homecoming set

Events for Homecoming 2000 "Mardi Gras Mania" have been scheduled by the Pecos High School Student Council.

Hats off to the Eagles!, is the theme for Monday, Oct. 9. Everyone is encouraged to wear a hat or cap. Prize to the person wearing the most unique hat.

On Tuesday, Make'em See Double! Find someone and dress like twins. Prizes to the most uniquely dressed twins.

Put'em to Sleep! Will be the theme for Wednesday, Oct. 11. Feel free to wear your pajamas.

Matta celebrates first birthday

Hope Marie Matta, of El Paso, celebrated her first birthday recently with a party held in her honor at Maxey Park.

The party was hosted by her parents, Jaime E. and Lorrie Matta of El Paso.

Theme for the party was "Noah's Ark."

Relatives and friends were on hand to help her celebrate. They were served hamburgers with all the trimmings, along with soft drinks and a beautiful Noah's Ark Cake.

She received many gifts of lovely cloths and some toys. One of her favorite gifts was a real cute T-shirt outfit given to her by her proud aunt Norma M. Rodriguez of Pecos.

Hope Marie is the granddaughter of Pablo and Juanita Matta of Pecos and the late Jesus and Carmen Rodriguez of El Paso.

Her godparents are John and Rita Moreno of El Paso.

Orozco to receive new scholarship

Texas State Technical College student David Orozco is one of only two students selected to receive new scholarships available through the Radiology Engineering Services Education Program, a unique partnership between TSTC's Biomedical Equipment Technology (BET) department and Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital.

Orozco and Robert Barr, students in BET's Medical Imaging Systems Technology Specialization (MIT), joined four fellow students as the program's first interns at Harris Methodist during the summer. In addition to gaining on-site training at the hospital and earning college credits, Orozco also established important industry contacts _ like those at Harris Methodist who selected him for one of the two $3,600 scholarships.

"The decision was a very difficult one to make," explained Mack Nelson, education coordinator at Harris Methodist, about choosing two scholarship recipients from the pool of six TSTC student interns. "They are all really great students who are doing wonderful jobs here."

Orozco, a 1989 graduate of Balmorhea High School, plans to graduate in August. IN addition to full-time studies in the medical imaging program at TSTC, Orozco works at the VA Hospital.

TSTC's Biomedical Equipment Technology department offers the MIT specialization, which focuses on the setup, calbiration, maintenance and repair of medical imaging equipment used throughout medical facilities. Students in the MIT program gain extensive hands-on laboratory experience using X-ray machines, ultrasound systems, computerized tomography _ CT _ scanning and magnetic resonance imaging _ MRI _ equipment. The Radiology Engineering Services Education Program allows selected participants to further develop on-the-job training and skills at Harris Methodist. Graduates of the MIT program and the radiology equipment specialists. ICC, the International Certification Commission, is the certifying body for radiology engineering specialists.

Texas State Technical College Waco, part of the only state-supported technical college system in Texas, provides practical, real-world instruction in more than 40 programs. A 606-bed hospital located in the heart of Fort Worth, HMFW is a Top 100 Hospital as named by HCIA and The Health Network.

Texas State Technical College Waco conferred more associate's degrees than any college in the nation in science technologies, more associate's degrees than any Texas college in computer and information sciences, as well as engineering-related technologies and more communications technology associate's degrees than any public Texas college. (Based on U.S. Department of Labor date as reported in the July 10, issue of "Community College Week.")

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