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CCCCD-Lulac Young Adult Council Wins National And State Honors



CCCCD-Lulac Young Adult Council Wins National And State Honors

June 24, 2003 - Collin County Community College District's Hispanic student organization, CCCCD-LULAC Young Adult Council, swept nationals last week, bringing home three of four awards given to Young Adult Councils at the annual, national convention in Florida, the founding state of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

CCCCD-LULAC Young Adult Council president, Robert Villareal received the Man of the Year award; CCCCD-LULAC Young Adult Council secretary, Stefanie Rodriguez, received the Woman of the Year award; and CCCCD-LULAC Young Adult Council advisor, Lisabeth Lassiter, received the Advisor of the Year award.

"This group of students has done a phenomenal job of organizing and building a team to reach Hispanic students at the college, encouraging them to become more involved in their school and community. They have accomplished many exemplary things in the community and will continue to be a positive, driving force for CCCCD in the future," said Cary Israel, president of CCCCD.

The council represented Texas at the national convention after they were recognized as the Texas LULAC Young Adult Council of the Year at the state convention. They competed not only with council groups from other community colleges, but with councils from universities and independent young adult councils made up of adults 18 years old or older.

"This is just an unstoppable group of students! Although they formed as a student organization at CCCCD in Sept. 2002, they were not official members of LULAC until April 2003. Throughout the year the students were always looking for community needs that could use their help. They plan to meet over the summer to work on other projects and be ready to go in the fall with new members and a new year of successes," stated Lisabeth Lassiter, student organization advisor.

LULAC is a driving force behind significant advancements and improvements to the quality of life for Hispanics across the country.

For more information regarding the CCCCD-LULAC Young Adult Council, contact club representative Rob Villareal at lulac@ccccd.edu or call Lisabeth Lassiter, club advisor at 972-377-1627.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 38,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, the CCCCD is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.