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Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement Salutes Year's Best


May 13, 2005 – Collin County Community College held a recognition reception for its Service-Learning and Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement (CSCE) May 5.

A number of awards and recognitions were doled out during the proceedings, which took place at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center.

Deborah Bradford received the 2005 Excellence in Service-Learning Award for her work with the McKinney Learning Center.

Leslie Thetford of the Angel League Athletics Association of Texas and Deb Bliss of the city of Plano’s Environmental Waste Services program were given Service-Learning Collaboration Awards.

Civic Engagement Collaboration Awards were given to the following Collin departments: Student Life, public relations and the Social Sciences, Health and Public Services Division.

Certificates and scales-of-justice awards were bestowed upon the Civic Engagement team members, which includes Anthony Broderick, Mehreen Kouser, Rafael Moreira, Mae Nguyen, Siulan Thomas and Tisha Thomas.

The Collin Model United Nations teams also were given certificates. Students honored were: Abena Ahenkan, Anthony Broderick, Ryan Campbell, Josh Curlett, Monique Gustafson, Fauzia Khan, Mohammed Khan, Jonathon Lucas, Robert McMullen, Benjamin Painter, Jason Royle and Siulan Thomas.

Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement Ambassador Awards were given to faculty members for supporting and inspiring the center’s work. Those honored were: Daphne Babcock, Betsy Brody, Jennifer O’Loughlin-Brooks, Brenda Lakhani, Lisa Roy-Davis, Valerie Smith, Didi Wendel and Hope Williams.

The CSCE began operations during the fall 2004 semester and hosted a number of interactive events. According to its mission statement, the center was established to foster “intellectual inquiry through collaborative actions focusing on global, national and local issues that enrich student learning, uphold the civic purpose of higher education and build stronger communities.”

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.