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Press Releases from October 2009
Press Releases from October 2009

Bytes And Bites: Career Workshop Focuses On Culinary Arts, Hospitality
Oct. 30, 2009 – An upcoming Career Bytes workshop allows attendees to taste test the world of culinary arts and hospitality. The workshop highlighting Collin College's Institute for Hospitality and Culinary Education (IHCE) is set from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 beginning a the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center and ending with a tour of the IHCE facility....[MORE]

IHCE Set Orientation Dates
Oct. 30, 2009 – The Institute for Hospitality and Culinary Education has scheduled a number of student orientations from November through January. Attending at least one orientation is required for any student interested in taking a culinary or pastry arts lab class....[MORE]

Collin Higher Education Center Proposal Approved, Set For January Opening
Oct. 29, 2009 – Today, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the porposed curriculum for the Collin Higher Education Center. The new facility - located at the intersection of Central Expressway and State Hwy. 121 in McKinney - is set to open in January 2010. It will host junior- and senior-level college classes and master and doctoral programs from area universities....[MORE]

Two Faculty Appointed As Endowed Chairs At Collin College
Oct. 27, 2009 – Collin College announced the faculty appointments of its Lebrecht Endowed Chair for Scholarly and Civic Engagement and Florence Marie Dickenson Endowed Chair in Nursing. Lesley Snelson, professor of dance was named the new Lebrecht Endowed Chair. Joyce Sizemore, professor of nursing, was appointed to the Dickinson Endowed Chair....[MORE]

Collin College Foundation Honors Living Legends, Unveils Naming Opportunities Program
Oct. 27, 2009 – The Collin College Foundation is celebrating the college's silver anniversary by honoring 25 Living Legends. Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano, the Citizens of McKinney, David McCall and Dr. Rick Reddy will be honored as the 2009 Living Legends at a ceremony from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at the new library at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney....[MORE]

Jonah Lehrer To Present In Distinguished Speaker Series At Collin College
Oct. 27, 2009 – Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide and Proust was a Neuroscientist, will be the second presenter in Collin College's 2009-2010 Distinguished Speaker Series devoted to Innovation. Free and open to the public, Lehrer will present "Innovation in Learning: How We Decide" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Second Information Session Scheduled For Collin Higher Education Center
Oct. 27, 2009 – Those interested in what the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) is cooking should attend an upcoming information session. The free event is open to anyone interested in one of the many bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs being hosted at the center located at the intersection of Central Expressway and Hwy. 121 in McKinney....[MORE]

Collin College Board Agenda for October 27, 2009
Oct. 23, 2009 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, Texas, Fourth Floor, Room B425....[MORE]

Public Invited To Attend Faculty-Lef Event, Passport To The World: Collin College's Cultural Connections
Oct. 21, 2009 – Collin College invites the public to attend Passport to the World: Collin College's Cultural Connections, a seven-part series in which faculty focus on different cultures, lifestyles, politics and ways of thinking throughout the world....[MORE]

Applicants Sought For Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
Oct. 20, 2009 – Application for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is open. The scholarship honors outstanding community college students with up to $30,000 in scholarship monies to complete one's bachelor's degree. About 50 students are selected annually. It is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the United States....[MORE]

SMU, Collin College Accept 10 Into Pre-Admission Partnership
Oct. 20, 2009 – Southern Methodist University (SMU) accepted 10 Colin College students in to its highly selective pre-admission program. The program is a partnership that Collin College has with SMU to provide a seamless transfer of credits for those qualified students who are interested in earning their bachelor's degree at SMU after finishing their first two years at Collin College....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Information Session About Collin Higher Education Center
Oct. 20, 2009 – Those interested in what the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) is cooking should attend an upcoming information session. The free event is open to anyone interested in one of the many bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs being hosted at the center located at the intersection of Central Expressway and Hwy. 121 in McKinney...[MORE]

Dental Hygiene Students Given Scholarships
Oct. 15, 2009 – The North Texas Dental Society recently awarded two Collin College students with scholarship.  Dental hygiene students Anita Alexander and Kristi Pritchett each received a $1,250 scholarship.  Collin's Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status approval without reporting requirements....[MORE]

Central Park Campus Plays Host To VNA Exhibit
Oct. 15, 2009 – The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Texas is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an exhibit at the Collin College Central Park Campus through Sunday, Nov. 15. Located at the Consumer Health Information Center in the Central Park Campus library, the exhibit will include large-format photos, newspaper clippings, memorabilia and more showcasing the years of dedication and expansion of the association....[MORE]

NSF Awards Collin College $1.56 Million Grant
Oct. 15, 2009 – The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $1.56 million grant to Collin College to enhance the work of the Convergence Technology Center (CTC) and address the region's growing need for convergence technology specialists. This three-year grant is the fourth Advanced Technology Education grant awarded to Collin College in the past 10 years and will emphasize convergence / green information technology...[MORE]

College Official Honored With Education Award
Oct. 15, 2009 – A Collin College official was honored by the Plano Community Forum during its 28th annual Awards Banquet. Dr. Barbara Money, vice president of Student Development, was named the Educator of the Year by the Plano Community Forum Oct. 3....[MORE]

Public Invited To Attend Faculty-Led Event, Passport To The World: Collin College's Cultural Connections
Oct. 9, 2009 – Collin College invites the public to attend Passport to the World: Collin College's Cultural Connections, a seven-part series in which faculty focus on different cultures, lifestyles, politics and ways of thinking throughout the world. All events are free....[MORE]

Collin College Gallery Offers Photographic Tour of Europe
Oct. 9, 2009 – THE ARTS gallery will give visitors a new glimpse into European life with a new show from one of Collin College's photography faculty. Byrd Williams' "History of Europe" will be featured from Monday, Oct. 19-Saturday, Nov. 7, at the gallery located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

'Son Of Rambow' is Next Installment of Auteur Film Series
Oct. 6, 2009 – Collin College's Auteur Film Series screens another movie about the movies with its upcoming showing of Son of Rambow. The free screening is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Book-In-Common Welcomes Bestselling Author
Oct. 1, 2009 – Collin College's Book-In-Common program is setting the perfect scene for a mysterious and haunting Halloween season. This year's Book-In-Common is The Poe Shadow by New York Times bestselling author Matthew Pearl. As part of the program, Pearl is scheduled to give three lectures and book signings....[MORE]

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Marisela Cadena-Smith
Director,
Marketing & Communications
Phone | 972.758.3896

Lisa Vasquez, APR
Associate Vice President,
College & Public Relations
Phone | 972.758.3894

Fax | 972.985.3729

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