Joe Wyatt
Published April 1, 2019

Amarillo College will open the doors of its West Campus to welcome about 200 Palo Duro High School students on Monday, April 15 for AC’s fourth annual Health Sciences Spring Showcase.

NursingThe Showcase is for Palo Duro students in grades 9-12 who were selected for having expressed an interest in pursuing careers in the health sciences. They, along with several Palo Duro health science teachers, counselors and staff, will tour the West Campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


All the Showcase participants will get a first-hand look at more than a dozen accredited programs offered at AC – from dental hygiene and physical therapy to radiography, pharmacy technology, nursing and more.


In addition to exploring academic details of each program, the visitors will find out about how long it takes to complete specific programs, what career opportunities are available, and what to expect in the way of entry-level and long-term salaries.


Additionally, the guests will be introduced to programs AC has in place that support student success. The availability of a tutoring center, opportunities for childcare, the AC Food Pantry and much more will be explained.


A luncheon program in the West Campus Lecture Hall will feature guest speakers – AC and Palo Duro graduates, current AC students and community partners – who will share inspirational stories about how they overcame barriers to achieve academic and professional success.


The Spring Showcase would not be possible without the full support of AC’s dedicated healthcare faculty and backing from the many community healthcare partners the College is so fortunate to have, according to co-organizer Becky Matthews, instructor of nursing at AC.


For more information about the Health Sciences Showcase at Amarillo College on Monday, April 15, please contact Matthews at (806) 676-3964 or