By Doc Anderson
NTCC Closes Campus Feb 2
Feb 2 2022 @ 520pm
Northeast Texas Community College has opted to close campus operations on Thursday Feb 3, 2022. Dr. Johnathan McCullough, Executive Vice President for Advancement, said the decision to close the campus was made to ensure the safety of the students and faculty.
“When we make these calls, we have to also think about, it’s not just people from Mount Pleasant. But people are driving here from the west that’s already getting some of the freezing temperatures,” McCullough said. “We feel it’s in the best interest and safety of our students to go ahead and cancel classes for tomorrow.”
Information regarding the closure of campus was sent out via NTCC’s emergency alert system. The emergency alert system utilizes email, text and phone to alert both students, staff and faculty. Jodi Pack, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, sent out a campus wide email that contained a link allowing students to make sure their information is correct in the system. See below for link.
The decision for classes to resume on Friday will be made Thursday, Feb 3, sometime in the afternoon. For more information on school closure contact Jodi Pack at Jpack@ntcc.edu.
NTCC Monitoring Winter Weather
Feb 2 2022 @ 230pm
Northeast Texas is facing some potential severe winter weather over the next couple of days. As a result of this potential inclement weather, Northeast Texas Community College is taking steps to help students navigate any potential school closings or delayed starts.
Jodi Pack, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, sent out a campus wide email detailing the procedure and protocols for students and faculty. The decision to close the campus will be made by 6 a.m. for morning classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes. NTCC advises students and faculty to do whatever is necessary to ensure their safety.
“We can’t account for all things. We certainly don’t want someone driving if they can’t get here safely,” Pack said.
Pack encourages students to contact their professors if they are unable to make it to campus.
Current students and employees are automatically opted into the emergency notification system. This system allows NTCC to send out emergency messages via phone and student email. Pack stressed the importance for students to ensure their correct phone number is updated with the school. Pack’s email contained a link that allows students to check and update their information.
“Most importantly, is to make sure your information is correct in the portal, so you get the messages,” Pack said.
Some of the campus events scheduled for Thursday have been postponed. The Softball team’s first home game, scheduled for Wednesday Feb 2 is delayed until Tuesday Feb 15. The baseball team’s home game, scheduled for Thursday Feb 3 is canceled.
Kaymon Farmer, Director of Student Life and Inclusion, has suspended the blood drive, student activities fair and the silent disco. Make up dates for these events are still being formulated.
For more information about school closures or delays, contact Jodi Pack @email@example.com.