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Renowned Political Scientist Speaks at CCCCD


October 20, 2004 -- Renowned political scientist Dr. Larry J. Sabato visited Collin County Community College's Spring Creek Campus in Plano and offered his perspective on the upcoming 2004 election.

Dr. Sabato is recognized as a leading American-election prognosticator. Founder and director of the Center for Politics and professor of political science at the University of Virginia, Dr. Sabato is the CCCCD Honors Institute's fall 2004 scholar.

On par with university activities across the country, the CCCCD Honors Institute Scholar-in-Residence program brings renowned scholars, academicians and other leaders to CCCCD in an effort to provide students with an enriching educational experience and exposure to a variety of scholastic achievers. These scholars include Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Harriet Fulbright, National Public Radio's "Math Guy" Keith Devlin, National Geographic correspondent Mireya Mayor and many others.

According to Dr. Kay Mizell, director of the CCCCD Honors Institute and professor of English, the Honors Institute is exceptionally proud to have someone of Dr. Sabato's caliber on campus.

"Not only is he an Oxford-trained political scientist and the author of countless scholarly works, he is also widely recognized in the national media as the country's leading real-world expert on electoral behavior. This is an extraordinary opportunity both for our students and members of the community to meet and hear an expert on presidential politics just two weeks before the election," said Dr. Mizell.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.