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Collin College Hosts 10th Annual Health and Safety Fair
February 20, 2015 – Collin College invites the public to put health under the microscope at its 10th annual "Live Smart! Health and Safety Fair" from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6 at the Central Park Campus, located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. At this free event, attendees will learn facts about wellness from more than 50 health service vendors and can complete a survey to receive a door prize....[MORE]

Collin College Alumni Get a Behind-the Scenes Look at "Les Miserables"
February 17, 2015 – The Pride, Collin College's official association for alumni and friends, is partnering with the Collin Theatre Center to give alumni and supporters a behind-the-scenes look at the theater department's production of "Les Miserables" from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Spring Creek Campus John Anthony Theatre located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Destination College Hosts "The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay"
February 17, 2015 – To educate students about how to craft the perfect personal essay, the Destination College department at Collin College will host, "The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay," from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center in Plano, located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy....[MORE]

Collin Collin Theatre Center Presents "Les Miserables"
February 12, 2015 – Collin College's Department of Theatre will present a two-week run of the musical "Les Misérables," starting Thursday, Feb. 26 at the John Anthony Theatre on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano. The production is part of the 2014-2015 Collin Theatre Center Season....[MORE]

Collin College Fall 2014 Dean's List Announced
February 10, 2015 – Collin College named the following students to the Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. Each achieved a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.99 while completing at least 12 credit hours....[MORE]

Collin College Fall 2014 President's List Announced
February 10, 2015 – Collin College announced its President's List for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for this particular distinction, each student must take a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework and maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average in that coursework....[MORE]

"Rock the Vote" Voter Registration at Collin College
February 10, 2015 – Collin College's Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement wants people to "Rock the Vote" and is partnering with the Collin County League of Women Voters to get people registered. The college will hold registration drives at three of its major campuses, Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 24-26....[MORE]

Collin College Announces Finalists For Presidency
February 9, 2015 – Today, the Collin College Board of Trustees released the names of finalists for the district presidency. They are Dr. Neil Matkin, executive vice president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and Dr. Richard "Ric" Shrubb, former president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Collin College conducted a nationwide search following District President Cary A. Israel giving notice of his resignation. Forty individuals applied, and the board identified seven candidates for initial interviews with the trustees in January....[MORE]

Stetson & Stiletto Standoff Offers Blast From the Past
February 6, 2015 – Patrons can experience a blast from the past through the exciting "Stetson and Stiletto Standoff" fundraiser at Collin College on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. inside the library at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. In recognition of Collin College's 30th anniversary, the standoff will feature a trivia competition inspired by the college's founding year – 1985....[MORE]

Collin College Launches Free Veteran and Industry Partnership
February 6, 2015 – Collin College Center for Workforce and Economic Development was awarded a $132,737 Veteran and Industry Partnership (VIP) grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). This initiative is designed to create jobs for veterans and supply a skilled and ready workforce for some of the state's most high-demand occupations in advanced manufacturing and information technology....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts "Pre-Admission Partnerships: Transferring to Universities"
February 5, 2015 – The Destination College department in conjunction with Collin College's University Partnerships will host an information session with Collin College's pre-admission partners from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center located at 800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy in Dallas....[MORE]

Passport to the World: "Meeting of the Frontiers - Native Peoples of the North Pacific Rim"
February 4, 2015 – Collin College invites the public to attend the a Passport to the World series discussion from noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the Living Legends Conference Center Section AB at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. Collin College economics professor Tom Hudgins and former professor Sharon Hudgins will expound upon their travels around the north Pacific coast, from California to Alaska to the Russian Far East. They will speak about the different groups of native people who live there, how they got there, and the similarities and differences among their cultures....[MORE]

Third Annual Guitar Festival Starts at Collin College
February 2, 2015 – Collin College is offering a unique and instructive Guitar Festival February 13 -15 at the Spring Creek Campus located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Collin College guitar faculty Dr. Fernand Vera and Dr. Olga Amelkina-Vera of Kithara Duo and special guest Dr. Matt Palmer will present a three-day workshop open to guitarists of all ages and skill levels....[MORE]

African American History Month Celebrations Occur at Collin College
February 1, 2015 – In honor of African American History Month, Collin College will present a month-long series of events including film screenings, luncheons, guest speakers, presentations and more. This year's national theme is "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture."...[MORE]

Destination College Hosts "How to Apply for Financial Aid"
January 29, 2015 – The Destination College department will offer a workshop on financial aid from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. This particular workshop will explain how to apply for financial aid and sort out facts from myths. Different types of financial aid as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed....[MORE]

The ARTS Gallery Hosts "Mechanism" Exhibition
January 29, 2015 – The ARTS Gallery will present a solo exhibition, "Mechanism," of Collin College professor Chris Tinnen's art from Thursday, Feb. 12 – Wednesday, March. 4 at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Tinnen teaches art metals/jewelry and the exhibition will feature small metal sculptures....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens "Precious"
January 27, 2015 – Collin College's Auteur Film Series will screen "Precious" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Angelika Film Center, The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Rd. in Plano as part of its 2014-2015 "Education and Other Dangerous Things" theme....[MORE]

Movie Screening Promotes Discussion About Leadership
January 26, 2015 – Collin College will examine the role of leadership through the lens of film with a screening of "Star Trek Into Darkness," from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Collin's Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center. The screening is free and open to the public. The movie will be followed by a lively faculty-led discussion about the decisions made on screen and how they reflect good or poor leadership choices....[MORE]

Collin College Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 22, 2015 – Collin College partnered with the local community Saturday to celebrate the legacy of civil rights advocate Martin Luther King, Jr. hosting a power breakfast, featuring community dialogue and student presentations. As part of the celebration, two Collin College students--Chaand Lakhani of Allen and Sheena Prindle of Wylie--were awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Scholarship....[MORE]

Collin College Accepts Applications For Board Election
January 22, 2015 – Collin College will accept applications to run for Board of Trustees Places 7, 8 and 9 from Wednesday, Jan. 28 through Friday, Feb. 27. The corresponding election will take place on Saturday, May 9. The nine-member, at-large board helps shape Collin College's future by leading the vision, setting policy and making decisions on major issues that affect the college. Six-year terms for places 7, 8 and 9 begin May 2015 and extend through May 2021....[MORE]

Registration Open For Youth Leadership Summit
January 16, 2015 – Registration is now open for Collin College's Annual Youth Leadership Summit which will occur from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Destination College Hosts "The Parent Workshop"
January 15, 2015 – The Destination College department will offer a special parent-specific workshop on preparing students for college from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Spring Creek Living Legends Conference Center located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy in Plano. This popular workshop will provide parents with the essentials of planning and preparing for students' college experiences. Speakers will address practical parenting concerns, strategies for a successful college admissions process, and financial aid resources and terminology....[MORE]

Collin College Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 14, 2015 – To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams and celebrate efforts for peace and equality, Collin College will host a series of events themed, "Continuing the Dream: Remembering, Revitalizing and Recommitting Plano" on Saturday, Jan. 17....[MORE]

Beginning Students Art Show at The ARTS Gallery
January 9, 2015 – The ARTS Gallery will present an annual exhibition of students' artworks from Collin College students in the "Beginning Students Art Show" which runs from Thursday, Jan. 15 – Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Spring Creek Campus, located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Featured artworks will include art metals and jewelry, ceramics, communication design, drawing, figure drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and watercolor. The "Beginning Students Art Show" closing reception is 4 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Spring Creek Campus.....[MORE]

Collin College, Texas Tech Ink Agreement Bringing New Degrees To Collin County
January 6, 2015 – Today, Collin College and Texas Tech University signed an agreement adding the Lubbock-based institution as the newest partner at the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney. Presidents of the two institutions put their signatures on official documents as dignitaries celebrated the newest bachelor's degrees in Collin County. Texas Tech becomes the fifth university at the Collin Higher Education Center, where partner institutions offer junior- and senior-level college classes as well as master's and doctoral programs....[MORE]

Collin College Awards Scholarships
December 16, 2014 – The Collin College Foundation awarded 45 scholarships to students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Award selection is based upon a combination of academic ability and financial need. Some scholarships have specific criteria, including those related to academic major, community service and leadership. Most scholarships award $1,250 for an academic year, but some offer higher amounts to students....[MORE]

"A View from the Bridge" Opens at Collin College
December 4, 2014 – "A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller, a classic American tragedy, will be performed Dec. 4-14 at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus Black Box Theatre. Set amongst the dockworkers in Brooklyn's Red Hook district, "A View from the Bridge" tells the story of longshoreman Eddie Carbone, who smuggles his cousins into the American dream. A tragedy and modern classic, this play explores themes of judgment, respect, relationships, possibilities and uncertainties....[MORE]

Collin College Spring 2015 Registration Opens Dec. 2
December 2, 2014 – Priority online registration for Collin College's spring 2015 semester starts today. Hours are based on credits earned at Collin College. Priority online registration for students with 50+ hours begins Tuesday, Dec. 2; 30+ hours, Wednesday, Dec. 3; and 1+ hours, Thursday, Dec. 4. Registration opens to all current, returning and new students on Friday, Dec. 5....[MORE]

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