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Collin LULAC Chapter Sweeps Awards

April 27, 2006 - On April 25, the Volunteer Center of North Texas presented the prestigious Civic/Community Leadership Group Award to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Young Adult Council at Collin County Community College District (Collin).

The college student group also won all four of the honors presented at the LULAC District III Young Adult Awards on Saturday, April 22--man of the year, woman of the year, advisor of the year and council of the year. The group competed not only with chapters from other community colleges, but also with councils from universities and independent young adult councils made up of adults 18 years old or older. The Collin council now advances to the Texas state convention in June.

"The LULAC students at Collin provide tremendous leadership and inspiration for all of us," said Cary Israel, president of the college. "We are very proud of their significant accomplishments, and we applaud their ongoing achievements.

2,015 Hispanic students enrolled in classes for credit at Collin in fall of 2005, a 13.3 percent increase over fall of 2004. This outpaced the average increase of 3.7 percent at colleges throughout Texas. The increase on Collin campuses also exceeded the state's goal, which was to increase the number of Hispanic students in higher education by 10 percent.

For more information on the LULAC student organization at Collin, contact Lisabeth Lassiter at 972.516.5086.