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  • New college to open in Bedford,Texas

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Bedford, Schools in Bedford, Home Buying in Bedford  |  April 3, 2012 10:05 PM  |  930 views  |  No comments

    Aleshia Howe
    Managing Editor

    Brown Mackie College has added Brown Mackie College – Dallas to its system of schools and will begin operating a new school in Bedford.

    Brown Mackie College – Dallas will hold its first day of classes on July 2, 2012, and will occupy about 30,900 square feet at 2200 North Highway 121, suite 270 in Bedford. The new school will begin enrolling students immediately.

    “Brown Mackie College has a tradition of creating supportive academic environments, where faculty and staff are personally committed to helping students become successful graduates and well-prepared for their chosen careers,” said Danny Finuf, president of Brown Mackie Colleges, in a news release.

    Brown Mackie College – Dallas initially will offer Bachelor of Science degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Care Management, and Information Technology; Associate of Science degree programs in Accounting Technology, Architectural Design & Drafting Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Business Management, Computer Networking, Graphic Design, Health Care Administration, Information Technology, and Surgical Technology; and a Medical Assistant Diploma program.

    “Our aim is to develop the school as a leading provider of quality education, providing academic programs to meet the growing needs of employers in the market we serve,” said Tod Gibbs, president of Brown Mackie College – Dallas, in the news release. "I am looking forward to growing our institution here in the Metroplex, to serve a broad audience of students, employers, and community organizations throughout the region.”

    Brown Mackie College – Dallas is the family of school’s second location in Texas, with Brown Mackie College – San Antonio opening doors to students in 2010.

    For more information about Brown Mackie College – Dallas, call 888-299-4799 or visit the school’s website at http://www.brownmackie.edu/dallas.

  • From Tulsa to Alliance Airport/DFW Airport

    Posted Under: General Area in Bedford, Home Buying in Bedford, In My Neighborhood in Bedford  |  October 13, 2011 2:39 AM  |  1,309 views  |  No comments
    Former AA employee offering to help AA'ers from TUL relocate to the DFW area. I live 15 minutes from Alliance and 20 minutes from DFW - Please allow me to help you relocate!

    Hundreds of jobs will be leaving Tulsa, as American Airlines announces 230 local jobs are being moved to the Dallas, Texas area. 

    "I found out this morning when I came to work," says Ted Powell who's job is being relocated. "A little unexpected, I guess I expected a little more fanfare or something."

    In about a year 230 maintenance jobs will be moved from Tulsa to Dallas. Powell has been in the aerospace business for 30 years and when we asked him about moving to Texas, he didn't know how to respond.
    "Moving, , moving, I don't know if the company is going to offer me personally as far as moving package, if anything," says Powell. 

    As of right now there are a lot of unknowns with the AA decision but the word is getting around the industry. We found this aerospace crew just down the road from American Airlines, they all work for Spirit Aerospace. 

    "I do have a lot of friends over at American Airlines and they are worried about their jobs over there," says John Corrion.

    Most of these guys have been in the business for 30-40 years. 

    "Aerospace is part of Tulsa so we don't want to see it leave here, no," says Rick Morrison.

    American Airlines released a statement:
    "American's commitment to Tulsa is as strong as ever...We realize and understand this move will be difficult...We will work closely with them during this transition."

    Powell is not convinced that the workers will move with the jobs because they still don't know when or even how.

    "The only thing that I know is that they've in fact announced that they are going to move us, that's it, that's all we know," says Powell. 

    Even with these 230 jobs leaving American Airlines still does employ about 7,000 Tulsans. 

    In the press release from American Airlines the expected move date was sometime in October 2012.
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