August 30, 2010 – To commemorate Collin College’s silver anniversary, the college
has released In the Words of Alumni, 25th anniversary commemorative anthology.
Collin College Releases Alumni Anthology
The free electronic book spotlights 25 former Collin College students who have achieved their dreams in varied career fields ranging from cancer research to teaching. The anthology features a flipbook format which allows readers to electronically turn pages and provides an opportunity for a few of Collin College’s outstanding alumni to share the reasons they appreciate their collegiate experience.
The 25 alumni profiled include Dr. Guillermo Ameer, Northwestern University Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery and Founder and President of ProSorp BioTech, Inc. and VesselTek BioMedical, LLC.; Dr. Erin Schafer, University of North Texas assistant professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science; Dennis Garcia, dental hygienist; Michael Urie, actor featured as Marc St. James on the hit ABC TV show Ugly Betty and Rudi Gernreich in the Off-Broadway play The Temperamentals; Dr. Vu Phung, geriatric fellow at the University of Cincinnati; Dawn Spradling, nurse; Aspen Bischoff, elementary school teacher; Roderick C. Hunter Jr., podiatry resident at Kingwood Medical Center; Dr. Tri Phung, anesthesiology resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Matthew Uppole, Coppell Fire Department battalion chief; Brian Allen, RadioVision director of Internet Marketing; Dr. Niclas C. Tan, Millennium Pharmaceuticals: the Takeda Oncology Company scientist; Marcela Guerrero Casas, policy and advocacy manager for Africa Fairtrade Network in Cape Town, South Africa; Brian J. Smith, actor featured as Lt. Matthew Scott in MGM’s Stargate Universe and Hector MacQueen for ITV production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express for PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery; Geoff Bailey, regional leader of Pickens Plan; Nicholas Palmer, attorney; Dena Pritchett, Fulbright Scholar, United Arab Emirates; John Payton, Collin County Justice of the Peace; Seth Rutherford, pharmacist; Carlos Carrion, dental student at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental School; Adele DeVries, project manager at Barnard Howard LLC.; Dr. Arminda Callejas Weintz, OB GYN Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; Jon Dooley, attorney, closing manager, Invesco Real Estate; Brian Cook, physician’s assistant and Scott Michael Foster, actor featured as Cappie on the hit ABC Family show Greek.
To peruse the electronic book visit http://www.collin.edu/alumnibook/ .
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.