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Internationally Renowned Conductor to Give Collin Commencement Address


April 18, 2005 - Collin County Community College (Collin) will hold its annual graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Maestro Hector Guzman, conductor and musical director for the Plano Symphony Orchestra, will give this year’s commencement address.

Maestro Guzman has led the Plano Symphony Orchestra as music director since its inception in 1983. From humble beginnings in Fresnillo, Mexico, Guzman became an internationally acclaimed organist and conductor. He conducts two other Texas symphonies--Irving and San Angelo--and appears regularly as a guest conductor in Europe, Japan and Mexico.

Due to a large number of attendees, this year’s procession will take place in the Activities Center at The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson.

For more information on commencement activities, contact the registrar’s office at 972.881.5710.

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.