The Rod Wilson 24-Hour Ten Minute Play Festival
The Rod Wilson 24-Hour Ten Minute Play Festival continued its tradition for its fourth consecutive year this past summer at Mountain View College. This annual program brings together alumni, students, directors, playwrights and actors from the DFW community. According to Amy Jackson, faculty of the Theater Department at MVC, the festival helps students and alumni build relationships with professionals in the field of theater production. "They get to work with directors and actors, and remain in contact with them for future projects." As an alumnus, Jamaal Quassim Baty is motivated to participate in the program because it is a way to give back to the institution. "We got a lot of good training from the people at Mountain View, and what I learned and gained from Mountain was far more valuable than what I paid for." For Michael Duffey 04', the festival helps students learn more about it takes to build a career in the field. The festival is named after Rod Wilson, a former faculty member who was instrumental in the organization of the Mountain View College Conservatory. For more information about upcoming Arts and Humanities events, please visit the
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Heber Bibang, a Mountain View College graduate, is one of 47 recipients of the 2018 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. He was selected among 2,500 applicants for his academic achievements, persistence and leadership. This national scholarship provides students with up to $40,000 annually, for a maximum of three years. Among many leadership roles, Heber served as MVC ambassador, president of Omega Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and was named to the All-USA Academic Team. Bibang believes “success is defined by the amount of effort, dedication and perseverance one puts into his work.” The 2018 graduate plans to transfer to Texas Tech University, where he will major in petroleum engineering.
Maritza Maturino, a sophomore science major at Mountain View College, has been awarded a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship. This scholarship funds up to $10,000 per student which will support Maturino’s study abroad program in Alicante, Spain. The 2018 FEA scholarship winners were selected from a pool of over 2,300 applicants representing approximately 517 colleges and universities across the country. This year 33% of all the FEA scholars have a community college background. For Maritza this experience will help her improve her Spanish communication skills needed to achieve her goal of becoming a valued international athletic trainer in the health care field.