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B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
BF 575 .E55 S443 2018  Social empathy : the art of understanding others / Elizabeth A. Segal.
BF 575 .H27 A449 2022  You, happier : the 7 neuroscience secrets of feeling good based on your brain type / Daniel G. Amen.

C - Auxiliary sciences of history
CB 245 .D265 2014  The rise of Western power : a comparative history of Western civilization / Jonathan Daly.

D - History
D 810 .W7 E34 2021  The girls who stepped out of line : untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II / Mari K. Eder.
DS 799.63 .C6 B76 2021  The trouble with Taiwan : history, the United States and a rising China / Kerry Brown and Kalley Wu Tzu-hui.

E, F - History: America
E 185.97 .H35 L37 2021  Walk with me : a biography of Fannie Lou Hamer / Kate Clifford Larson.
E 312 .P55 2021  Travels with George : in search of Washington and his legacy / Nathaniel Philbrick.
E 628 .M35 2019  Women's war : fighting and surviving the American Civil War / Stephanie McCurry.
F 1776 .F397 2021  Cuba : an American history / Ada Ferrer.

G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
G 80 .P96 2021  The great ages of discovery : how western civilization learned about a wider world / Stephen J. Pyne.
GV 571 .V35 2021  Games people played : a global history of sport / Wray Vamplew.

H - Social Sciences
HC 110 .E44 V65 2020  Fully grown : why a stagnant economy is a sign of success / Dietrich Vollrath.
HD 57.7 .G663 2019  Why should anyone be led by you? : what it takes to be an authentic leader / Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones.
HD 69 .T54 T463 2021  From to-do to done : how to go from busy to productive by mastering your to-do list / Maura Nevel Thomas.
HD 216 .S74 2022  Making America's public lands : the contested history of conservation on federal lands / Adam M. Sowards.
HD 2336.3 .C37 2021  The future of the office : work from home, remote work, and the hard choices we all face / Peter Cappelli.
HD 8066 .K45 2022  Fight like hell : the untold history of American labor / Kim Kelly.
HD 9711.75 .A2 N45 2018  Space capitalism : how humans will colonize planets, moons, and asteroids / Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block.
HG 6046.5 .B53 2021  The world for sale : money, power, and the traders who barter the earth's resources / Javier Blas and Jack Farchy.
HQ 755.8 .C543 2019  Raising good humans : a mindful guide to breaking the cycle of reactive parenting and raising kind, confident kids / Hunter Clarke-Fields.
HQ 799.5 .L86 2021  Gen Z : the superhero generation / Regina Luttrell and Karen McGrath.

J - Political Science
JC 336 .S425 2021  What we owe each other : a new social contract for a better society / Minouche Shafik.

K - Law
KF 4891 .V68 2020  Voting rights in America : primary documents in context / Bridgett A. King, editor.

L - Education
LB 1027 .F554 2020  All the classroom's a stage : applying theater principles to teaching techniques / Michael Flanagan, Rose Burnett Bonczek.
LB 1028.43 .K46 2022  AI for learning / Carmel Kent, Benedict du Boulay.
LB 3609 .S77 2019  College students' sense of belonging : a key to educational success for all students / Terrell L. Strayhorn.

P - Language and literature
PS 3232 .P75 2020  Whitman in Washington : becoming the national poet in the federal city / Kenneth M. Price.
PZ 7 .S47957 Sal 2016  Salt to the sea : a novel / Ruta Sepetys.

Q - Science
QB 651 .E48 2021  Asteroids : how love, fear, and greed will determine our future in space / Martin Elvis.
QB 801 .H28 2021  The secret life of stars : astrophysics for everyone / Lisa Harvey-Smith.
QD 37 .B28 2020  The beauty of chemistry : art, wonder, and science / text by Philip Ball ; photographs by Wenting Zhu and Yan Liang.
QH 440 .S27 2021  Cut-and-paste genetics : a CRISPR revolution / Sahotra Sarkar.
QL 696 .F32 M653 2022  The hawk's way : encounters with fierce beauty / Sy Montgomery, photographs by Tianne Strombeck.

R - Medicine
R 855.3 .E67 2022  Medical technicians : a practical career guide / Kezia Endsley.
RA 395 .A3 H3314 2021  Today's health care issues : Democrats and Republicans / Robert B. Hackey and Todd M. Olszewski.
RA 645.6 .N7 A46 2022  Riding the lightning : a year in the life of a New York City paramedic / Anthony Almojera.
RA 649 .K46 2021  The plague cycle : the unending war between humanity and infectious disease / Charles Kenny.
RB 38.2 .V36 2019  Davis's comprehensive manual of laboratory and diagnostic tests with nursing implications / Anne M. Van Leeuwen, Mickey Lynn Bladh.
RC 108 .D58 2020  Disease management sourcebook.
RC 582 .I4626 2020  Immune system disorders sourcebook.
RC 600 .K3713 2021  The immune mystery : a doctor's impassioned quest to solve the puzzle of autoimmune disease / Anita Kåss and Jørgen Jelstad ; translated by Alison McCullough.
RC 918 .R4 R46 2019  Renal nursing : care and management of people with kidney disease / edited by Nicola Thomas.
RD 97 .J64 2021  Sports injuries : your questions answered / James H. Johnson.
RM 301.25 .I23 2021  Pandemic medicine : why the global innovation system is broken, and how we can fix it / Kathryn C. Ibata-Arens.
RT 51 .M94 2020  LPN notes : nurse's clinical pocket guide / Ehren Myers.
RT 55 .Z337 2022  500 HESI A2 questions to know by test day / Kathy A. Zahler.

S - Agriculture
S 561.6 .I8 H64 2021  Bet the farm : the dollars and sense of growing food in America / Beth Hoffman.
S 605.5 .M347 2021  Organic food and farming : a reference handbook / Shauna M. McIntyre.

T - Technology
TD 798 .C57 2021  Thicker than water : the quest for solutions to the plastic crisis / Erica Cirino.
TJ 211.15 .A95 2021  Living with robots : what every anxious human needs to know / Ruth Aylett and Patricia A. Vargas ; foreword by Noel Sharkey.
TK 5105.887 .M67 2021  Podcasting / by Tee Morris and Chuck Tomasi ; foreword by Pamela Gay.
TK 5105.8884 .B35 2019  Blogging / by Amy Lupold Bair.

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    4400 College Drive
    Vernon, TX 76384
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    4105 Maplewood
    Wichita Falls, TX 76308
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    2813 Central Expressway East
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1970 marked the beginning of Vernon College. Throughout this decade the College continued to grow and more students enrolled in both on- and off-campus courses. On January 20, 1970, a majority of the citizens of Wilbarger County voted to create the Wilbarger County Junior College District. Following that decision, Vernon Regional Junior College was established and on April 9, 1970, the newly elected Board of Trustees appointed Dr. David L. Norton as the College’s first president. Campus construction began in May 1971, and included an Academic Science Center, Administration-Fine Arts Center, Applied Arts Center, Library, and Student Center. The following year, on September 5, 1972, classes met for the first time on the Vernon campus with a total of 608 students. On August 1, 1974, Dr. Jim M. Williams became the College’s second president. In the fall semester of that year, combined on- and off-campus enrollment exceeded 800 students. During the 1975-76 academic year, the College expanded its services to include a learning center on Sheppard Air Force Base. During this year, enrollment in credit courses, both on- and off-campus, rose to a level of 1,199. The scope of the Vocational Nursing Program was enlarged during the 1976-77 academic year with the assumption of the Bethania School of Vocational Nursing in Wichita Falls. In August 1976 the Physical Education Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King longtime benefactors of Vernon College. Growth and changes continued during the 1980s. In August 1980 a Student Residence Center, designed to house 128 students, opened for occupancy. Further expansion of program offerings in the Wichita Falls area was accomplished through absorption of an existing proprietary school that was renamed the Vernon College Technical Center and the integration of the nursing program from the Wichita Falls Independent School District. On March 22, 1982, Dr. Joe Mills took over the leadership of the College as the third president. That fall, the College fielded its first intercollegiate rodeo team. During 1983-84, the Department of Cosmetology and the Career Development Center (previously known as the North Texas Skills Center) were established in Wichita Falls. On the Vernon campus, the Chaparral Center was completed, and the Pease River farm purchased through a state land trade. The following academic year, 1984-85, Vernon College reached a record credit enrollment of 1,863 and a record continuing education enrollment of 7,056 registrations. A Vocational Nursing Program opened in Seymour, and the Board of Trustees established a college foundation and approved an agreement to allow construction of the Red River Valley Museum on the Vernon campus. In February 1987 the College played its first intercollegiate baseball game on the Vernon campus. During May of that year, the new Natatorium was opened in the King Physical Education Center. A newly constructed Athletic Dormitory opened to house 28 athletes in August 1988. In October, Trustees voted to add women’s volleyball as a varsity sport, effective with the fall 1989 semester. In May 1989 Vernon College moved all Wichita Falls programs to one centralized location—Century City Center. Since the College opened its doors 38 years ago, many individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations have made an investment in our students through the creation of endowed and annual scholarships. As of this year, more than 100 scholarship funds are available to help students pursue their educational dreams.VERNON COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY: Vernon College is a constantly evolving institution, dedicated primarily to effective teaching and regional enhancement. With this dedication to teaching and to the community, the College encourages open inquiry, personal and social responsibility, critical thinking, and life-long learning for students, faculty, and other individuals within its service area. The College takes as its guiding educational principle the proposition that, insofar as available resources permit, instruction should be adapted to student needs. This principle requires both flexibility in instructional strategies and maintenance of high academic standards. Strong programs of assessment and accountability complement this educational principle. VC accepts the charge of providing a college atmosphere free of bias, in which students can exercise initiative and personal judgment, leading to a greater awareness of personal self-worth. It strives to provide every student with opportunities to develop the tools necessary to become a contributing, productive member of society. Vision VERNON COLLEGE VISION: Vernon College will promote a culture of success for our students and communities through learner-centered quality instructional programs and exemplary services. Values VERNON COLLEGE VALUES: Vernon College promotes a culture of success through our shared values and commitment to: Accessibility Accountability Building Relationships Diversity Inclusion Innovation Leadership Quality Student Success Teamwork Our values define who we are and guide us in conducting our business every day. Our values are our morals – what is important to us at our college. Mission VERNON COLLEGE MISSION The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Other To help prospective and current students, faculty, and staff locate important information about Vernon College, this webpage provides links to helpful information on a variety of government mandated and consumer information. Examples are academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, safety and security, and institutional financial reports. Vernon College’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Act, as amended, and implementing regulations.