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Collin College Goes To The State Capitol

More than 150 Collin College board members, students, faculty and administrators will travel to Austin for Community College Day at the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7. The biennial event encourages student involvement in government and helps open a dialogue about the benefits of community colleges.

Organizers expect more than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, trustees and administrators from across Texas to take part in the event. Visitors will meet with elected officials, tour the state capitol, observe legislative sessions, and will have a chance to learn more about the surrounding city. 

The trip will be an opportunity for students to learn about the life cycle of a legislative bill, the history of state monuments and the importance of the electoral process. It will also provide them with the chance to educate Texas legislators on the experiences of community college students and the benefits offered by community colleges – which are affordable, innovative and a key component in preparing the workforce of the future. Organizers plan for a productive and educational day for everyone involved.

The trip is sponsored by the Collin College Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement and will be led by Tyler Young, professor of political science at Collin College, and Dr. Terry Hockenbrough, director of the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement.

For more information about Community College Day at the Capitol, visit You can also follow the students’ journey by searching for #TXsuccess and #txlege on social media. Please contact with any additional questions.