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College Foundation Inducts New Board Members

College Foundation Inducts New Board Members

September 6, 2006 - The Collin County Community College District Foundation welcomes four new board directors into the fold.

(From left to right) The new directors are: Lissa Smith, Plano, State Sen. Florence Shapiro's office; Gerry Ruschhaupt, McKinney, community volunteer and Plano and McKinney Office Supply; Kim Quirk, Richardson, Texas Instruments; Anita Collins, of the Wylie/Sachse area, from American National Bank of Texas.

The new directors are: Anita Collins, of the Wylie/Sachse area, from American National Bank of Texas; Kim Quirk, Richardson, Texas Instruments; Gerry Ruschhaupt, McKinney, community volunteer and Plano and McKinney Office Supply; Lissa Smith, Plano, State Sen. Florence Shapiro's office.

The new board members began their terms in August 2006.

"Foundation Directors know that providing higher education opportunities for the residents of Collin County is a great investment in the future of our community," Paula Roman, director of the Foundation, said. "Thus, the board's fundraising efforts are aimed at providing scholarships to deserving students for assistance with tuition, fees and textbooks."

The board's goal is to expand a $3 million endowment program earmarked for scholarships while also increasing community support direct to its annual scholarship program.

For more information, visit the Foundation's website at http://www.collin.edu/foundation.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.