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CCCCD Hosts A New "Dia De La Comunidad" in Conjunction With The Back to College Fair



CCCCD Hosts A New "Dia De La Comunidad" in Conjunction With The Back to College Fair

September 19 , 2003 - CCCCD will host its annual "Back to College Fair" in conjunction with "Día de la Comunidad," (Community Day) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano. The event is free and open to the public.

As part of the new Día de la Comunidad events, the computer lab will have information and access to Hispanic websites, there will be tables on campus with information on financial aid, ESL, admissions, health issues and Hispanic-owned businesses. There will also be a book drive and piñata-breaking contest. The CCCCD Guitar Ensemble will perform music from Spain and Central and South America beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The Back-to-College Fair will also offer helpful information to all adults who want to make a life change but are not sure where to start or which direction to take. Whether you are a single parent, struggling family or high school student, CCCCD offers the education you need to get a better job or start on your career path. You can also learn about community resources, on- and off-campus support services and attend free seminars. Children are encouraged to attend with their parents, as there will be games, face painting and snacks.

Representatives from various community organizations and local universities will be available to answer questions and provide information about their services. Agencies represented include Adapt of Texas, Bank One, Collin County Children's Advocacy Center, Maximus (Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment), Mother's Day Out, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, North Central Texas Workforce Commission, Stephen F. Austin University, T. Davis Independent School, University of Phoenix, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Dallas, Volunteer McKinney Center, as well as numerous departments and programs within CCCCD.

Workshops will include College 101, Connecting Your College Major to Your Future Career, Managing Performance Anxiety and Paying for College: How to Apply for Financial Aid.

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.

For more information about the Back-to-College Fair, contact Tracey Fleniken at 972.377.1671 or email tfleniken@ccccd.edu . For information about the Día de la Comunidad, contact Lisabeth Lassiter at 972.377.1627 or email llassiter@ccccd.edu.