Now Available: Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student, 2nd Edition

The wait is over! Hawkes’ Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student, now with updated APA and MLA guidelines, is here. The 2nd Edition takes a clean, easy-to-use approach toward developing students’ skills. Colorful icons, clear organization, and large fonts guide students through complex reading and writing topics in a user-friendly manner. This portable … Continue reading Now Available: Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student, 2nd Edition

Thoughts from a 2020 Grad: Seven Reasons Why I have to Keep Going

By: Claire Grulick The unexpected spread of COVID-19 has left behind a wake of uncertainty and panic, leaving no one unaffected. While businesses, families, and schools are trying to cope with the day-to-day changes, at every moment, lives are being impacted globally. There’s no routine; millions of Americans have lost their jobs. There’s also no … Continue reading Thoughts from a 2020 Grad: Seven Reasons Why I have to Keep Going

Thoughts on Distance Learning from College Students

As many schools are adjusting to distance learning in response to COVID-19, students have encountered new challenges as they adapt to new surroundings and learning environments. We recently asked our Student Ambassadors if they had any tips for online learning, and they shared many helpful pieces of advice. Here’s what they had to share: Keep … Continue reading Thoughts on Distance Learning from College Students

10 tips from a mom of an online college student who also teaches distance learning courses

By Robin Hendrix, Hawkes Curriculum Specialist As a mom of an online college student and someone who also teaches distance learning courses, here are 10 tips based on what I have learned over the years. I hope some of these can help you with your online courses. Record audio or video to accompany notes that … Continue reading 10 tips from a mom of an online college student who also teaches distance learning courses

Another fun Pi Day celebration at NMJC!

More than 2,000 children, adults, and students attended New Mexico Junior College's annual Pi Day Fair and Celebration this year! Hundreds of volunteers made the event possible, including NMJC instructors and students; a local motor cycle club; Hobbs Rotary; bridge players from Odessa, Midland, and Carlsbad; about 30 high school students; and even two elementary … Continue reading Another fun Pi Day celebration at NMJC!

Does buying a home require a college degree these days?

Do you need a college degree in order to buy a house? That's not always the case; however, data shows that more college graduates own homes than those without bachelor's degrees. According to Kriston Capps's article, "To Buy a House, Go to College," the difference in homeownership rates between people without a high-school diploma and those with at least … Continue reading Does buying a home require a college degree these days?