Ella Montoya, a recent graduate of Hampton High School in Hampton, Nebraska, has signed a letter of intent with York College to participate in Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), the competitive student business organization, beginning in the fall of 2018.
The daughter of Lisa Montoya, Ella is involved in the Hampton chapter of the FFA, competing in floriculture. She has also participated in theater, volleyball, robotics, and National Honors Society. Outside of school Montoya has also volunteered with her church with children’s programs and has assisted with a community reading and writing program.
At York College Montoya plans to major in accounting. In addition to PBL, she plans to participate in theatre.
Each June, York College hosts hundreds of teens on campus for Soul Quest, a week of fellowship and spiritual renewal. This year's Soul Quest theme was "Intersection." The keynote speaker, minister Phil Brookman of Edmond, Oklahoma, built the week’s lessons around the intersection of God's will and personal will in the areas of the Good News, good deeds, and good lives.
The camp included Bible classes, service projects, fun activities, and inspiring worship times. Many were baptized and many more came away renewed in their faith. In addition to the 450 campers, the event brought more than 100 counselors, teachers, and other support people to campus for this uplifting week.
Transforming lives through Christ-centered education is the mission of York College. It’s also the guiding philosophy of the college’s Second Chance Education Program (SCEP), which offers inmates at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women the opportunity to earn a degree while serving time at the facility in York.
Now in its third year, SCEP has received a grant from Nebraska Department of Corrections’ Vocational and Life Skills program, which funds efforts that create bridges between incarceration and successful re-entry into mainstream society through training and education.
A world-class leadership training event will be available this August at York College. For the first time, the campus will serve as a satellite location for the Global Leadership Summit. While the main location for the Global Leadership Summit will be near Chicago, York will be one of hundreds of locations across the world to simulcast the two-day event.
The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 10. The theme for the Summit is “Everyone Has Influence.” The event is expected to attract nearly half a million attendees worldwide. The Global Leadership Summit is the largest event of its kind, bringing together leaders from many disciplines and areas of industry.
Aleshia (Showen ‘85) O’Neal will join the York College faculty this fall as an assistant professor of English.
O’Neal previously served at Harding University, where she taught first and second year writing courses. Prior to that, she has also taught a range of subjects in middle schools and high schools in Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Missouri.
York College announced today the list of Dean's List scholars for the Spring 2018 term; 96 students were recognized with this distinction.
To be named to the Dean’s List, students must carry 12 or more graded hours and achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 with no incomplete grades and no grade below “C” for the semester.
York College is proud to recognize these Dean's List Scholars:
The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is pleased to announce that, at its meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on April 16-17, 2018, the Levitt School of Business at York College in York, Nebraska was granted the status of candidate for accreditation.
In granting candidacy status, the Board of Commissioners has determined that the Levitt School of Business has developed an appropriate quality management system; has satisfied candidacy requirements relating to its business programs, resources, and operational processes; and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review.
It was a perfect spring day at York College campus on Saturday as over 90 students graduated during the morning’s commencement ceremony. Held in the Campbell Student Activity Center, the seats and bleachers were filled with proud parents, excited family members, and eager graduates ready to receive their degrees.
York College will host Doors of Opportunity and the Bible Teachers Workshop on campus May 19. This is a great opportunity for bible class teachers and church leaders to grow in their skills and knowledge, network with others, and learn about best practices and new curriculum. Presenters include York College staff as well as many educators from churches across the midwest.
At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, York College will be losing two of its finest. Dr. L. Ray Miller, professor of chemistry, and Beverly McNeese, assistant professor of English, are retiring at the end of this semester. These much loved faculty members have spent decades at York College, touching the lives of their students.
“York College is more than an educational institution, it is a family,” President Steve Eckman said. “Both Dr. Miller and Mrs. McNeese have been integral reasons for the family atmosphere and the feeling of acceptance our students experience. At the same time, their expertise and teaching have helped countless numbers of students excel in their careers and their leadership positions.”
Provost Shane Mountjoy added, “Our students have been blessed for many years by the teaching, personality, and heart of these two fine faculty members. Their influence extends beyond the classroom and we are grateful for the dedication and service to York College given by both Ray Miller and Bev McNeese.”
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