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The Good News is Irene Hughes!
Your three votes for Irene Hughes is Good News for AC and Amarillo!
About the candidate
Irene Hughes is Good News
For AC Board of Regents
Advisor at Amarillo College MCC 12 years/retired
ACMCC Classified Merit Award winner 2011/2014
University transfer liaison with WT/TTU/ENMU/OPSU
Financial literacy trainer for Student Support Services
Youth Specialist for Texas Workforce 8 years
Director of workforce placements for youth in Panhandle
Small business owner/operator over 30 years
Honors graduate from Texas Tech University
Poverty trained by Cal Farley's/Ruby Payne/Donna Beagle
Volunteer Deputy Registrar for Randall/Potter Counties
Short-term missionary to
Member of Messiah's House Church
Hostess/leader Exchanged Life Group
Member Messiah's House Altar Team/SALT
Advocate for Biblical worldview/integrity/truth
Choose Hughes for Good News
Cast all three Board of Regents votes
for Irene Hughes on May 6, 2023
My mission is to brighten the future for countless students and
staff by promoting a change back to Biblical principles and
practices at Amarillo College.
While the video focused on Fairly’s endorsements for Amarillo City Council, the video description also noted he supports local educator Jason Foglesong and former AC employee Irene Hughes for Amarillo College Board of Regents and real estate agent Connie Brown for Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees...
CP4T - CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS - FOR LOCAL ELECTION MAY 6th 2023
Amarillo College Board of Regents:
YOU HAVE 3 VOTES HERE - as there are 3 seats to be filled! You can split your votes up or give all 3 to your favorite candidate!
Amarillo College experience
Working for Amarillo College was one of my greatest pleasures. Being a part of the Student Support Services team was the blessing of a lifetime. The staff at Moore County Campus was a family that worked together for the good of the students and their families. One of my co-workers and I looked forward every week to leading Peace Bible Club. While serving as an Advising Associate I advised Allied Health students and assisted them in applying
for the different medical programs, as well as a number of other majors. Attending pinning ceremonies for the nursing students was a great joy. Before I retired I was privileged to
celebrate with one of my students who had graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. SSS students who excelled in their studies were honored at Top Ten Ceremonies each fall which I organized, and I coordinated with our team to prepare Express Success dinners. Every semester the SSS advisors transported first generation students to four-year universities for tours and to register as transfer students. Financial literacy was taught to inform students how to manage their money. The federal government grant, Student Support Services, had very good outcomes in persistence, academic standing, graduation, and graduation/transfer.
Irene loves God, her husband of 51 years, her 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren, the city of Amarillo, the state of Texas and the USA!
Amarillo College will celebrate its
100th birthday in 2029!!
What are students being taught at Amarillo College? What are they being prepared for … workplace/higher education/life?
Accountability and transparency are necessary for instructors, so students will be educated and not indoctrinated with far left agendas.
Where are the finances coming from and going to?
Where can the budget cuts be made instead of raising taxes?
Accountability and transparency are necessary for where the funds are coming from, what requirements are attached to the money, and whether the money is being distributed fairly and wisely.
Why did Amarillo College adopt the DEI agenda?
Why is Amarillo College headed in that direction?
Accountability and transparency are necessary for determining whose values are being transferred to students, staff, and faculty in diversity, equity, and inclusion training.
What they are saying about Irene!
Her love, persistence and encouragement created many student success stories....
Irene Hughes is a strong woman of faith first and foremost. In over a decade of working with Irene Hughes I can attest to her strong work ethic, attention to detail and dedication to tasks at hand. She is a thoughtful planner and seeks to bring a sense of joy along with her determination to help all those around her. Irene made a huge difference in the lives of Amarillo College students. Her love, persistence and encouragement created many student success stories. Irene is a powerhouse of capabilities!
Alexa Maples // Amarillo College Moore County Campus Student Support Services Program Coordinator
When Irene takes hold of something she gets it done....
I have known Irene Hughes for more than 25 years, as a friend, as a coworker in ministry, as a trusted confidant and precious sister in Christ. In short, Irene is an awesome person! She is trustworthy and reliable and a personification of conservative West Texas values. When Irene takes hold of something she gets it done. Careful consideration and wisdom is her way. Amarillo College, Panhandle Parents and Students deserve the very best! We need to give them Irene Hughes to help them prepare for a bright and challenging future. That is why I highly recommend Irene Hughes for the Board of Regents.
Alan Tessneer, M.S. P.A.S // Technical Services and Sales Manager (North America) Stuhr Enterprises LLC
Irene is highly competent and fully capable to serve as AC Board of Regents...
I am thrilled to acknowledge my support for Irene Hughes as a representative for the Amarillo College Board of Regents. As a friend and relative for almost 50 years, she has inspired me with her love for God and others. She is that person who would literally walk a country mile to provide strong and loyal leadership. I personally am a proud product of Amarillo College School of Nursing. For 23 years I worked as a Registered Nurse in 14 different Amarillo ISD and Canyon ISD schools. With many years of experience in the education field, it is clear to me that we are in tremendous need of loyal, dedicated, God-honoring people representing our Texas Panhandle education. Irene is highly competent and fully capable to serve as AC Board of Regents, and I am delighted to completely support her for this position.
Janice Hughes // RN - Retired Canyon ISD School Nurse
Godly wisdom and knowledge as a leader both in her personal and professional life....
I have personally known and respected Irene Hughes for over 55 years. She has shown Godly wisdom and knowledge as a leader both in her personal and professional life. As a real estate broker in the Texas Panhandle area I work closely with families making tremendous decisions concerning where and when to purchase a home. More times than not their final conclusion boils down to the best location that will provide the optimal education with high regard and competence. Therefore, I fully support and encourage you to elect Irene Hughes to serve on the Amarillo College Board of Regents.
Michael Joe Hughes // Hughes Real Estate Owner/Broker
Her caring support has given many students their direction in life...
I have been in Education for over 30 years; teaching in elementary, Jr. High, athletics, and Higher Education. Knowing Irene for over 25 years has given me a perspective of her love and concern for the education of all ages. From her experience as a home parent at Methodist Home; being involved with kids of all ages throughout her life: and serving as an Amarillo College Moore County Campus Advising Associate in the Student Support Services program has given her a devotion to the importance of education. Her caring support has given many students their direction in life. Irene's devotion to the education and support of our young people will be a big boost to the Board of Regents.
Dr. Cynthia Warren // Educator/Professor
She is very dedicated and smart and would do anything to help others. ...
We have known Irene for a number of years as a very close friend. She is a wonderful Christian woman that loves the Lord with all her heart. She is very dedicated and smart and would do anything to help others. Everyone that meets her loves her. She is a friend to everyone, never meeting a stranger, and is always very easy to communicate with. We are so excited to acknowledge our support for her and encourage you to elect Irene Hughes to serve as a representative for the Amarillo College Board of Regents.
Pastors Dorman & Jana Duggan // New Life Restoration Center, Hereford, Texas
She is absolutely an open book...
I have known Irene for many years. She is absolutely an open book. She lives what she believes
and is unwavering in her Christian and wholesome values. Irene is also knowledgeable and
financially conservative. I will confidently place my vote for Irene Hughes for Amarillo College
Board of Regents.
Donna Messer // Retired AISD teacher/Current AISD tutor
I will gladly vote Irene Hughes for Amarillo College Board of Regents!...
I have known Irene for almost fifty years. She is dedicated to anything to which she puts her hand. Raising her kids and working for Amarillo College while in Dumas has given her a heart for the education, development, and integrity of the youth and young adults of the Amarillo and Panhandle area.
Now living and attending church in Amarillo she sees the need to serve in the enrichment of our youth.
I will gladly vote Irene Hughes for Amarillo College Board of Regents!
Jeff Messer // Retired Chaplain and Spiritual Care Director of The Bivins Foundation
I wouldn’t have been able to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy without the help of Irene Hughes...
Dear Amarillo College community,
I am writing this letter to extend my support and endorsement to Irene Hughes for The Amarillo College Board of Regents for May 6, 2023.
Irene Hughes has excellent experience in the field of administration of public education and is the perfect candidate for Amarillo College Board of Regents. I can attest to her dedication to helping students, staff, and the community of Amarillo College. I have known Irene Hughes for the past 10 years and she has demonstrated excellence in her character and dedication to promoting education for the rural communities of the Panhandle of Texas.
I first met Irene in the Fall of 2013, when she became my college advisor at Amarillo College Moore County campus. She was not only my advisor for the time I was at Amarillo College but continued to provide encouragement and educational advice for the years to come. I can truly say, I wouldn’t have been able to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy without the help of Irene Hughes. She helped me navigate the higher education system as a first-generation college student and provided me with the tools to succeed.
I endorse Irene Hughes for the Amarillo College Board of Regents. I know she is a qualified candidate that will provide the highest level of knowledge and expertise for the greater good of Amarillo College. If anyone has any questions or needs further details about Irene Hughes, please contact me at Jeronimo.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jeronimo Alvarez, DPT, PT, OCS
Dr. Jeronimo Alvarez, PT, DPT, OCS // Physical Therapist
Irene is my best friend, and she is a friend to many...
My wife for 51 years and my friend for 58 years is one special lady! I am certain that she is most qualified, and most valuable to be elected to Amarillo College Board of Regents. She most certainly will stand for Amarillo College, the Amarillo area, and the students and faculty as a great advocate.
Fred Hughes, M. Photog. // Retired PPA Master Photographer
She has a kind spirit and is honest, resourceful, patient, and enthusiastic about the work she does....
My name is Shania Chacon and I am a registered nurse in Amarillo, TX. I have known Irene Hughes for nearly a decade and have always been inspired by her willingness and desire to help others, especially out in the community. She has a kind spirit and is honest, resourceful, patient, and enthusiastic about the work she does. I am confident that she will bring positive change to the City of Amarillo and beyond. I believe that she would be a phenomenal asset to the Amarillo College Board of Regents, and she has my full support.
Shania Chacon // Registered Nurse
she is sure to be a driving force that elevates Amarillo College to new heights....
To whom it concerns,
It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Irene Hughes to be elected as a member of the Amarillo College Board of Regents. She has been a family friend and mentor of ours for some time now. Irene’s integrity and passion for education are second to none. Her unsurpassed morals, conservative values and extensive knowledge and experience in education make Irene the ideal candidate to serve on the Amarillo College Board of Regents.
My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time with Irene as she has become a truly valuable friend to our family that we can always count on. Her impact on everyone around her as well as our community in general are undeniable. She is honest, dependable, extremely knowledgeable and incredibly hardworking. When you combine those characteristics with Irene’s impressive communication and decision-making skills, she is sure to be a driving force that elevates Amarillo College to new heights.
As a local business owner, husband and father of three, I proudly and confidently recommend Irene Hughes to be the newest member of the Amarillo College Board of Regents.
Kraig Knox // Business - Financial services
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