Let’s celebrate! As many of you may have attended high school and college graduations for your family or friends this past month, I too want to celebrate in our Midland College family. This month I’m honoring your peers who successfully completed one of our six-month, online certificate programs. As working professionals, it’s often tough to […]

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As students in my courses know, I’m a big believer in the value of networking, mentoring, and continuous education. In fact as part of our Professional Land Management and Division Order certificates, I require students to attend a monthly industry meeting. With COVID changes over the past two years, many of those events moved to […]

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As working professionals, it’s often tough to balance doing your job and finding time to learn, train and improve your skills. It’s why I’m so passionate about our self-paced, online classes to help make it easy for land professionals to achieve that second part easily. As we celebrate the holiday season, I also want to […]

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I’m pleased to share that we’ve published a special Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage, answering questions students have about our online courses. We cover some almost 30 questions that feature: Course Overviews & Requirements Course Format & Schedule Tuition & Fees Industry Association Requirements As the courses are provided via Midland College’s Petroleum Professional Development Center, you’ll find quick access […]

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As a preview to our November online courses, I’m taking time in this newsletter to highlight some supplemental resources of value to landmen. Of all the courses that I teach, the topics of title, conveyance and calculation are the most vital for our field. As such, Module 2 is one of my most favorite in […]

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I’ve just returned from NADOA‘s annual conference last week. It was a treat to see folks in person. As expected, the conference was filled with great information and networking. I had the honor of presenting a keynote on environmental law this year. Our industry gets a bad rap when it comes to the environment, and […]

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Like many of you, I’ve been doing a little binge-watching Netflix this summer. I stumbled on the Netflix show called “This is Pop,” which is all about pop music. It’s a docuseries that is fascinating. Imagine my surprise when I found an episode on music with ties to our industry. Well, one episode explains the origins […]

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