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Spring Creek Campus
Spring Creek Campus
SCC
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 highlight of the campus is the 88,0000 square-foot library building with architecture inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s design for the University of Virginia.

Spring Creek Campus has many core offerings including 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 350-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.

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The Spring Creek Campus proudly represent the following achievements:

  • Collin College professor Kyle Wilkison was named a 2014 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.  Dr. Wilkison, of Plano, has taught at Collin College for almost 20 years.  The author of award-winning books, he received the Fehrenhach Award, the Calvert Book Prize, the Bates Award and the Lock Award. Choice Magazine, the journal of the American Library Association, named one of his books "Outstanding Academic Titles" and LibraryJournal named one of his books "A Best Reference".  Dedicated to students and the community, Dr. Wilkison has presented at numerous seminars and chaired 18 Cotton and Rural History Conferences at the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum.

  •  The Child Development Program at Collin College is the first and only program in Texas to achieve  exemplary program status from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a two-year college accreditation.  A two-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.

  • Since 2002, the Communication Design 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 to learn and interact with professionals in these creative fields.

  • Collin College annually hosts the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference at the Spring Creek Campus.  This conference showcases exceptional students from Collin College and other universities across Texas as they present their research.

  • Math and Natural Science achievements include:

    • An associate 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.Bridgette Kirkpatrick.

    • A genetic Learning Community course offered by Dr. Bridgette Kirkpatrick and Dr. Collin Thomas, uses materials from the Howard Hughes School, with a spin-off course in Astrobiology.  Dr.Lynn 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. Chris Doumen and a former Collin student have co-published an article related to DNA sequencing in an international journal.

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

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

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

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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