Thanks and Giving at FPC

Thanks and giving are two separate words.  The word “thanks” is used frequently for a variety of reasons.  However, when put together the words have a wonderful meaning. Many people think thanksgiving, a time to give thanks to God for His blessings, originated with the pilgrims and was created as a national holiday by President…

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College: Is It Really Worth It?

Many people ask whether college is worth the cost?  They rightfully point out the increasing prices of tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and other factors in order to earn a degree or certificate.  No doubt, with 40-year high inflation, just about every component of taking college classes has increased.  Frank Phillips College (FPC) is no…

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HOPE at FPC

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines hope as: (1) a desire accompanied by expectation of belief in fulfillment. The Borger community has numerous businesses and organizations who help to give hope to area residents.  Phillips 66, Chevron Phillips, Nutrien, Solvay, United Supermarkets, Rotary, United Way, just to name a few.  One very helpful organization that is often…

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The Importance of FPC

This article is not about Frank Phillips College per se.  No, this commentary is regarding the importance of Foresight, Priorities, and Commitment. There should be no disagreement that foresight, priorities, and commitment are essential attributes to the success of any organization or community.  Recently the City of Perryton, the Perryton Community Development Corporation, the Perryton…

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It Was a Very Good Year

One of the songs Frank Sinatra made famous was “It Was a Very Good Year.”  As a new year has just begun it is often customary to reflect on successes or important events of the previous year.  Although the weather in January and February was frigid, the college 2021 spring semester was off to a…

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Frank Phillips Philanthropists

Philanthropy is an important part of the college mission. The success of many students to achieve their academic or career goals would be much more difficult without the generosity of our community partners. Fortunately, Frank Phillips College (FPC) is blessed with many individuals, businesses, and organizations that support the college and our students in numerous…

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A Pinnacle Panhandle Performance

To reach a pinnacle is to reach the highest or culminating point of success.  Such is the case with the academic accomplishments at Frank Phillips College (FPC). At a recent budget workshop, one FPC regent asked, “How does the administration, or the public in general, know if FPC is preparing our students to excel in…

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Health Matters

Some people think they need to lose weight but are not into exercise.  Their idea of exercise is lifting the fork from the plate to their mouth.  Not the best way to lose weight. Most, if not all, physicians highly recommend some type of physical exercise.  In fact, the Apostle Paul writes to Timothy in…

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Economical Education

Many articles have been written regarding the cost of going to college.  Students and their parents voice concern about the escalating cost of tuition, books, residential housing, etc.   This is not one of those articles. Instead, this is about the excellent economic opportunity students have in attending Frank Phillips College (FPC). Over a decade ago,…

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First Impressions

First impressions are important.  While a book should not be judged by its cover, many people are unlikely to read it if the cover is not appealing.  And as Will Rogers once said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  That sounds like something Yogi Berra would say. It has been…

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