The Allen Campus team takes student advising very seriously and we pride ourselves on the one-on-one advising services we offer to students. All academic advising is conducted by the Campus Director, Noah Cano. When you make an appointment for advising, we first discuss what your goals are for college and beyond and try to match you with a degree that will help you to achieve those goals. We will then follow up every semester with an updated degree plan to help you stay on track to complete your degree at FPC and transition into a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university, if desired. We pride ourselves on our customer service and will even help you with your college plans after FPC by helping match you with a program and college or university that best fits your needs. At the Allen Campus, we take our motto: RIGHT FOR YOU. RIGHT HERE. RIGHT FROM THE START, very seriously!
Call 806-648-1450 to set up an advising appointment today.
Student Resource Center
The Student Resource Center provides students a place to:
- Study, complete assignments, and have access to computers.
- Access and request books and other materials from the Harrington Library Consortium.
- Utilize current and back issues of several area and regional newspapers as well as popular periodicals.
Meet the Team
- Amber Jones, Dean of Allen Campus, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Noah Cano, Director of Allen Campus, email@example.com
- Rita Presley, Student Resource Center Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bethany Ramirez, Coordinator of Extended Education, email@example.com
- Rene Schwalk, Receptionist, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Veronica Murillo, Custodian, email@example.com
2314 S. Jefferson, Perryton, Texas 79070
Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday - Closed
The Perryton Branch Campus: The Allen Campus
In 1999, Ochiltree area officials and citizens formed the Higher Education Alliance Team (HEAT) to oversee planning and fundraising efforts for the proposed Perryton FPC Branch Campus. In January of 2001, voters in Ochiltree County approved by a solid majority a maintenance and operation tax to support the FPC Perryton Branch campus. That, along with approval of the plan by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board in its January meeting, cleared the way for the process of constructing a branch campus. FPC then kicked off the “It’s a Reality” construction campaign for the FPC Perryton Campus.
In 2002, a campus liaison was hired to assist the development of academic and continuing education offerings, as well as to coordinate the publicity and fund raising campaigns. The summer enrollment for Perryton exceeded expectations and doubled previous years’ numbers. A temporary classroom site, located at 9 Southeast 2nd Avenue, and temporary office space, located at Perryton Chamber of Commerce, was secured to enhance the presence of PFC Perryton while the fund raising campaign for the million dollar private contributions had been secured, and five rooms had been name. Perryton and Borger officials filled out applications and wrote grants, hoping for another million and a half dollars. They submitted $1.5 million grant in June to the Economic Development Administration toward the construction costs of the branch campus in Perryton. That grant application earned them one million dollars.
The 25,000 square-foot, $3.8 million-dollar building, located at 24th Avenue and Jefferson Street in Perryton was paid for by money pledged by the Perryton Community Development Corporation, the Perryton Higher Education Alliance Team, and from grants and donations. The floor plan includes three classrooms, two technical labs, two computer labs, three distance learning classrooms, a conference center, and a student resource center.
The Allen Campus opened in the fall of 2005 so that students in Ochiltree County and the surrounding area would have full access to all services available at the college’s campus in Borger. Students choose from a wide variety of instructional programs as well as a full complement of student support services. Students receive academic career counseling, financial aid, grants, scholarship information, access to library resources both on-site and via the Internet, and business and industrial training.
In November of 2003, Dr. Lew Hunnicutt accepted the position as Director of the Temporary Campus. Dr. Hunnicutt was born in Amarillo, Texas on March 3, 1963. He spent the first 18 years of his life in and around the rural northwestern Texas Panhandle town of Channing.
He began his collegiate career at West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University) in the Spring of 1982. From the time he began college he knew he wanted to go into the teaching field somehow. He at first had aspirations of being a coach, next a geologist, then finally settled on what he knew and loved…the field of agriculture. He transferred to Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 1986. He liked the area so well that he stayed on and obtained the Master of Science Teaching Degree in General Agriculture (1987).
Having caught the teaching bug completely while at Tarleton, he transferred to New Mexico State University to pursue the full Master of Science Degree. He completed the M.S. in Animal Science in 1989. From there he knew that to teach at the university level he needed to obtain the elusive Ph.D. Degree. With that in mind he loaded up his pickup and all the warm clothes he had and transferred to the University of Wyoming. While there, and with nothing better to do he guesses, he completed the Master of Science in Reproductive Biology in 1993. He then completed the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Animal Science in 1994.
It then became obvious that he had more degrees than a thermometer. He had a B.S., an M.S.T., 2 M.S.’s and a Ph.D….It became apparent that he now needed a J..O..B! He applied for and received an Assistant Professor position at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he taught for almost 2 years. During that time he learned a vast amount about teaching at the university level. He also ate lots of the best food in the world and gained about 40 pounds!! While at McNeese he took a club he sponsored (Block & Bridle) to a meeting in San Marcos, Texas at Southwest Texas State University (SWT; now Texas State University). The campus and 4,200-acre ranch were both amazing. Hating to leave Louisiana but wanting back in Texas, he applied for and received an Assistant Professor position at SWT. His tenure there lasted 4 years and was a wonderful learning and teaching experience.
While at SWT he took a class on a tour to a place called Bamberger Ranch. It was and is an amazing property in the Texas Hill Country. One of the worst pieces of property in the country was transformed into one of the best via good land stewardship practices. After meeting the Bamberger’s and being inspired by the ranch, he began volunteering for their educational programs. One thing led to another and before you know it they offered him the job as Director of Stewardship Education and Research. He willingly took the job and spent the next two years doing some of the hardest but most meaningful work in his life.
In 2003, his father was diagnosed with lung cancer. This was a great eye opener for the entire family. He knew at that time he needed to get closer to his boyhood home. To that end he began looking for positions in the Panhandle of Texas. Having family in Perryton had allowed him to see the town and surrounding area several times in the past. He liked it from the first time he saw it. It has the small town friendly atmosphere with no big city bustle. It offered most all services you find in a big city but you don’t have to live in a big city to get them which appealed to him greatly. Shortly after he decided he needed to move closer, his family told him of a “ground floor” opportunity in Perryton to become the Director of a new branch campus being planned by Frank Phillips College - Borger. He jumped at the chance and applied for the job and was fortunate enough to be chosen in November of 2003. In March of 2005 he was promoted to Dean of the Perryton Campus and in August of 2005 made the move to the newly completed Allen Campus where he remains at the helm to this day.
The Allen Campus; The Origin Behind the Name
The Allen Campus is named in honor of the Jack and Rita Allen family. Jack and Rita Allen, as well as generations before and after them, have long been proponents of education and progress in this corner of rural Texas. The Allen Campus would not be possible without their generosity and at their request the true focus of the name “Allen Campus” is to rest with Jack and Rita’s parents, who were long time Ochiltree County residents and supporters.
Jack was born in Perryton, where he attended school and graduated from Perryton High School. After serving in the United States Army and the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater during World War II, Jack received a law degree from the University of Texas. He returned to Perryton to practice law and actively worked on numerous civic committees, including the Perryton ISD school board and the Texas Association of School Boards. Using his background in law, Jack became involved in the oil business. He worked as president of Independent Petroleum Association of America for two years on various national, state, and local energy issues.
Rita graduated from Sonora High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas. She and Jack were married in 1947. In Perryton, she volunteered with the First United Methodist Church and civic organizations, such as PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and the Jennie June Club, to help make the town an excellent place to live and raise her family. They have four children, Kay Ferrell, Nancy Bowdre, Suzanne Willis, and Brent Allen.
Rita’s mother, Louise Howell, rode a horse to teach in a 1-room schoolhouse in rural Mississippi. She was later a homemaker. Rita’s father, Frank “Doc” Howell, practiced medicine as a general practitioner in Sonora, Texas. He served a widespread area of West Texas, making distant house calls. Since there was no hospital, he would often travel in the back of an ambulance to San Angelo or San Antonio with his patients.
Jack’s mother, Kathryn Allen, came to Perryton as a schoolteacher soon after it became a town. After marriage, she became a homemaker who worked hard volunteering for many different causes to help Perryton grow into a quality community. His father, Jack R., was the first male graduate of Ochiltree High School and later taught in several one-room rural schools in Ochiltree County. He studied law at the University of Texas, returned to practice law in Perryton, and later became District Judge for the 84th Judicial District, which included Ochiltree County.
Both sets of parents were heavily involved in their communities and made sacrifices to educate their children. Because they believed that higher education promotes progress for the area and a higher standard of living for those who strive to learn, they would be thrilled to see the progress being made in Perryton through the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus.
Jack and Rita Allen have strived to serve their community and country in an exemplary way. Their generosity will make a positive impact on the Perryton area for generations to come.
Allen Campus Information
Phone Number: 806-648-1450
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The accreditation of all FPC locations is dependent on the accreditation of the parent campus located in Borger, TX.
Frank Phillips College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Frank Phillips College.