Recent Developments

UTPB students selected for Archer Fellowship

Posted on July 14, 2020

Odessa American oanews@oaoa.com The University of Texas Permian Basin announced Monday that three students have been selected to participate in the University of Texas System’s Archer Fellowship Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. They include Carmen Dragun, Everett Ramos, and Paola Ulloa were selected from a highly competitive field of applicants from UT Permian Basin and […]

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OC, UTPB represented in TPS show

Posted on July 14, 2020

By Ruth Campbell rcampbell@oaoa.com Several Odessa College photography students and faculty members have had their work accepted into the Texas Photographic Society Exhibit. Kate Mahoney, Dave Thompson and Sonja Garcia-Hopkins were all selected. The Listening to the Land exhibit may be seen from Sept. 8 through Nov. 22, the TPS website stated. University of Texas Permian […]

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OC takes steps to help students in crisis

Posted on July 14, 2020

By Ruth Campbell rcampbell@oaoa.com Odessa College has taken steps to help students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with an emergency scholarship fund, its food pantry and CARES Act funding. Executive Director of Advancement for the Odessa College Foundation Jacqui Gore said the fund started March 20, right as the quarantine began and OC moved classes online. […]

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ODC Discusses Grant Applications

Posted on July 14, 2020

By Michael Merlo mmerlo@oaoa.com The Odessa Development Corporation discussed changes to their grant applications and the process in which businesses receive assistance from ODC during Thursday’s meeting. ODC Board member Chris Cole said during the meeting that the change to the process will help applicants who may have good business plans but lack the financial knowledge […]

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GOOD NEWS: EOG Resources, employees donate to food banks

Posted on July 14, 2020

oalife@oaoa.com As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people throughout the country are struggling to put food on their table. To show its support and commitment to the communities where it operates, EOG Resources and its employees have committed more than $822,000 to more than 40 different food banks. The funds were the result […]

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THE ECONOMIST: Good news for economy

Posted on July 14, 2020

By M. Ray Perryman In the midst of the pandemic’s ongoing fallout, there was a bit of very good news for the economy earlier this month that, as with so many other things, did not get the attention it should have (or would have in different times). The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has now officially […]

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Evans and Permian Strategic Partnership: There’s hope during hard times

Posted on May 5, 2020

By Don Evans, Permian Strategic Partnership These are difficult days – for our families, businesses and communities – all of which are feeling the impacts from multiple global threats at once. The threat to our personal health from the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll around the globe, while we absorb the threat to our […]

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UTPB College of Engineering donates plexiglass booth to Odessa Regional Medical Center for use in COVID-19 testing

Posted on May 5, 2020

Author: Pierson Beach/NewsWest9 The box, designed by the college, will allow safe testing to be conducted at the hospital while preserving supplies of personal protective equipment. ODESSA, Texas — The UTPB College of Engineering has designed and donated a stainless steel and plexiglass box to Odessa Regional Medical Center, allowing doctors to safely treat patients without […]

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West Texas Colleges Receive Federal Grants for Coronavirus Response

Posted on April 22, 2020

Author: Kirsten Geddes TEXAS, USA — West Texas colleges will soon be getting some financial relief after getting hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Half of the grants, approximately $2.8 million, will go to students cover expenses caused by the disruption of campus operations. Senator John Cornyn announced on April 14 that Midland College, Odessa College […]

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GOOD NEWS: Chevron Donates $40,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs

Posted on April 22, 2020

Odessa American Chevron is donating $40,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Permian Basin as part of the company’s social investment and support initiatives to help communities and nonprofits address the COVID-19 public health crisis. These funds will be used for a variety of programs aimed at providing food for families, children, and […]

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