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Collin Offers Information on Convergence Technology, Free Pizza

Sept. 16, 2005 -- Students can grab a slice of pizza – along with information on the convergence technology program – at the Collin County Community College District (Collin) Engineering and Emerging Technology Pizza Lunch.

The event is slated for 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in room F148 (the Shawnee Room) at Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

The department will provide free pizza (while supplies last) and show attendees the new degree programs in the field of convergence technology at Collin. There will also be opportunities to meet with faculty and professionals in the field of convergence technology.

Convergence technology refers to the integration of voice, data and video technologies, much like what is found in cell phones, which transmit voice, images and can access the Internet. The Convergence Lab, located at the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco, includes state-of-the-art equipment and provides a flexible networking environment that integrates different technologies.

The lab was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

To RSVP, e-mail techday@collin.edu. For more information, call Ann Blackman at 972.377.1582.

There will also be two more free pizza informational gatherings in October:

Oct. 18 at the Central Park Campus and Oct. 27 at the Preston Ridge Campus. Watch for additional information in early October.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.