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Spring Creek Campus
    Spring Creek Campus
    The Spring Creek Campus (SCC) opened in fall 1988 and is located at the intersection of Jupiter Road and Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. A major expansion of the campus has just opened with the addition of a new 88,0000 square-foot library building with majestic architecture inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s design for the University of Virginia.

    Spring Creek's many core offerings include classes in fine arts, communications and humanities, business and computer science, mathematics and natural sciences, and the social sciences. The facility houses the Honors Institute, the 3,300 square-foot Arts Gallery, the 356-seat John Anthony Theatre and the Brinker Tennis Stadium as well as science labs, a state-of-the-art dance studio, general-purpose classrooms and a training/conference center.

    The Spring Creek Campus is currently undergoing a major expansion in the main building. Students taking classes at the Spring Creek Campus should plan on arriving earlier than normal in order to accommodate potential longer parking and walking times. Be advised that some campus road sections will be closed and traffic patterns will be shifting during construction. Please arrive extra early, observe construction signs -- drive and walk safely! Thank you for your patience as we improve SCC!

    The divisions at the Spring Creek Campus proudly represent the following achievements:

    • The Child Development Program at Collin College is the first program in Texas to achieve not only exemplary program status from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, but the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2-year college accreditation.  A 2-year self study of the child development program was conducted.  An external three member review team from other states spent three days evaluating, interviewing and observing the program, students, faculty, advisory board members and community partners before submitting their report.  The commission awarded the Child Development Program the prestigious national accreditation during Spring 2010.  Collin's Child Development Program is the first and only program in Texas to have both exemplary status and NAEYC accreditation!

    • Collin professor Kyle Wilkison's book Yeomen, Sharecropper's and Socialists: Plain Folk Protest in Texas, 1870-1914 (Texas A&M University Press, 2008) recently won four academic awards. The East Texas Historical Association named it the 2009 Book of the Year with the Ottis Lock Award for best work on East Texas history. The Texas State Historical Association announced it as the 2010 winner of the Kate Broocks Bates Award for "significant historical research." The Texas Historical Commission chose it for the prestigious T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award in 2009. And, in January 2010, the American Library Association's CHOICE  Magazine named it to its list of "Outstanding Academic Titles of 2009."  The book has also received critical acclaim in national scholarly journals. Predicting that it would serve as a model for future studies, CHOICE called the work a "welcome appraisal of the US's arguably most forgotten group" that combines "extensive historiographical and quantitative analysis with captivating personal detail."  Noting that he "writes well and perceptively," the Journal of American History found that "Wilkison blazes a new path in this still-emerging scholarly field."  Calling it "a masterful blending of traditional historical sources with statistical methodology," the Journal of Interdisciplinary History says the book "provides poignant documentation of the human cost of industrialization" by "telling the stories of those who suffered" along with offering "a sophisticated statistical analysis."

    • Since 2002, the Applied Graphic Design Technology (AGDT) department has brought numerous guest speakers to the John Anthony Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus. AGDT has been joined by the non-profit industry professional organization, A Bunch of Short Guys, as a partner in producing Industry Giants events every summer. A broad range of speakers such as producers, film/animation directors, concept artists, visual effects directors, game developers as well as CG production artists and supervisors participated in these events. These presenters represented film studios, animation studios, broadcast video and game development companies. The lecture and workshop format of Industry Giants events allows attendees, particularly students, to learn from and interact with professionals in these visually creative fields. These events have directly benefited students in AGDT academic programs.

    • Three Communciations & Humanities professors, Lisa Roy Davis, Angela Putman, and Jenny Warren, coordinated the First Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference.  This conference showcased exceptional students from Collin, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of North Texas, San Angelo State University, Austin College, and Texas A&M Commerce as they presented their research.

    • Math & Natural Science achievements include:

      • An AAS degree in Biotechnology, and the introductory courses are transferable to other institutions.

      • Collin College hosts an annual Biotechnology Educators Conference for Region 10, chaired by Dr. Kirkpatrick.

      • A Genetic learning community course offered by Drs. Kirkpatrick and Thomas, using materials from the Howard Hughes School, with a spin-off course in Astrobiology.  Dr. Rothschild of Stanford University uses labs from these courses and she and Dr. Thomas are collaborating on a NASA grant.  Also due to these labs, Dr. Doumen and a Collin student have co-published an article related to DNA sequencing in an international journal.

      • Dr. McCulloch has presented at the Texas Academy of Science and will present at the Biotechnology Educators Conference on Applying Biotechnology Techniques to the Study of Urban Predators.

      • Dr. Errami has published in the area of Bioinformatics.

    Address
    Spring Creek Campus
    2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
    Plano, TX 75074

    Fall Building Hours
    Mon - Sat.: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Contact
    Vice President/Provost
    Dr. Mary McRae
    Email: mmcrae@collin.edu

    Information Desk
    972.881.5790

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