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“It is my hope that this building will inspire students to develop ‘the arts’ in their lives,” said Hall. “Anyone can be an artist if they acquire a reverence for the form of art they are pursuing. This auditorium reflects that spirit of wonder and reverence as well as the strength of synergy, unity and teamwork.”
Hall, well known for her philanthropic activities in West Texas and specifically to educational institutions, has made many contributions in honor of those who have a special place in her life. Therefore it is no accident that the namesake performing venues in Hall Center for the Arts carry the name of her father, Dr. Granville T. Hall and her mother, Florence T. Hall.
Hall’s father, Dr. Granville T. Hall, a highly respected physician from Big Spring, practiced a different form of art through the medical profession as well as farming and ranching. He regularly took his family to New York to experience the thrill of Broadway productions with musicals being at the top of his favorites. Dr. Hall, like many others, was an artist in an unconventional way as he carried out his crafts. “People can create a form of art through their chosen craft such as landscaping, plumbing or building,” said Hall. “You can see their devotion to their craft and can appreciate the art form they create.”
Although she had no formal voice training, Florence T. Hall was a fine soloist and sang in church and other venues within the community. Her love for the arts was evident not only through her music but also through her classical sense of style. Marie Hall began playing piano at the early age of 6 and played throughout her high school years and into college.
We invite you to be a part of Howard College’s Department of Community Education’s non-credit programs and classes. Our wide variety of classes will help you keep in step with today’s rapidly changing world. You choose the class that’s right for you. Topics are current, challenging, and taught by individuals dedicated to teaching.
Non-credit short courses, seminars, and workshops offer a broad range of activities intended to provide information to individuals of all ages. Continuing Community Education programs at Howard College have been designed to give students an opportunity to explore new activities for personal growth and enjoyment as well as lifelong learning opportunities and professional development.
During the year, Howard College will plan additional credit-free courses, seminars and workshops in cooperation with businesses, industry, individuals, and organizations in the community. The college will constantly strive to meet educational needs and will develop special programs in response to demand. We invite you to contact Howard College concerning an educational interest. Community Education classes are offered on a non-credit basis. Community Education Units (CEU’s) are awarded for successful completion of some courses. Generally, there are no entrance requirements or examinations.
The student enrollment at Howard College was 3,329 in 2007 (1,872 full-time equivalent).
Undergrads are 100% of enrolled students.
Students living in the US make up 100% of incoming freshmen.