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Press Releases From January 2011

Collin College Welcomes Renowned Historian
January 27, 2011 - Collin College will host noted author and historian Dr. David E. Shi from 11:30 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Feb. 10. The lecture is free and open to the public. Dr. Shi will present "The Great Recession and Simpler Living" at the Living Legends Conference Center located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Student Groups Earn Diversity Leadership Award
January 27, 2011 - Two Collin College student groups were honored by the Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee recently for their community involvement. The International Student Association (ISA) and Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) were awarded the 10th annual Diversity Leadership Award by Plano ISD Jan. 20 during its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute at the Plano Centre ....[MORE]

Series Places Spotlight On Germany
January 26, 2011 - The "Passport to the World" series goes to Germany Wednesday, Feb. 9. Author Sharon Hudgins will present "Passport to Germany: Land of Laptops and Lederhosen" from noon-1:30 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Hudgins is an author and professional food writer who lived in Germany for 15 years. She taught for the University of Maryland's programs in several German cities and also began her food-writing career there ....[MORE]

Collin College Schedules Spring Transfer Fairs
January 26, 2011 - Is your educational goal to earn a bachelor's degree? If so, Collin College invites you to attend its free Transfer Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in the Central Park Campus Atrium in McKinney. Additional Transfer Fairs will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Preston Ridge Campus Founders Atrium in Frisco and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 in the Spring Creek Campus Atrium in Plano....[MORE]

Take A 'Career Byte' Out Of The Future Of Technology
January 21, 2011 - Step into the world of new and emerging technologies at the next "Career Bytes" event Friday, Feb. 4. Get wired from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Living Legends Conference Center located on the Spring Creek Campus. Learn more about educational and career opportunities in the fields of convergence technology, networking and cybersecurity....[MORE]

Board Meeting Agenda for Jan 25, 2011
January 21, 2011 - Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069....[MORE]

College Celebrates African American History Month
January 20, 2011 - Collin County has slated a series of events to honor African American History Month throughout February. This year, the national theme is "African Americans and the Civil War," focusing on the impact of African Americans in the war between the states - from slavery to the battlefield. All events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Film Series Honors African American History Month
January 20, 2011 - As part of the nation's tribute to the countless contributions of African Americans, the Auteur Film Series will screen Spike Lee's 4 Little Girls. The free screening is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Angelika Film Center, located at The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano....[MORE]

Learn Ins And Outs Of Interior Design
January 14, 2011 - Collin County Continuing Education is offering three sections of their Interior Design I course in the coming months. Other courses in the Home Decor and Design Program include Interior Design II, Accessorize Your Home, Cupcake Techniques, Cake Decorating II, Introduction to Fondant, Floral Design Certificate, Wedding Planned Certificate and Building Your Dream House....[MORE]

The Art Of Self: Gallery's Latest Features Portraits
January 13, 2011 - THE ARTS gallery will host its latest exhibition, "Self Portrait: Who Are You?" through Saturday, Jan. 29. Collin College art students and artists from the Texas Visual Arts Association were selected to exhibit self portraits as part of the show. A reception is set for 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at THE ARTS gallery, located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Brains Of Business: New Certificate Series Starts This Month
January 11, 2011 - Collin College Continuing Education is offering a new Business Intelligence certificate series. The series includes courses on Advanced Analytics, Enterprise Reporting, Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Introduction to Data Warehousing, Performance Management, and Establishing a Business Intelligence Competency Center....[MORE]

New Date, Location Highlights 2011 Dr. King Celebration
January 11, 2011 - The community is encouraged to join in honoring the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Power Breakfast and Power Walk for Unity. This year's celebration is set for Saturday, Jan. 15. The Power Breakfast, presented by Collin College, is set for 8:30 a.m. at the Southfork Hotel, 1600 N. Central Expressway in Plano....[MORE]

New Emergency Alert System Easier To Personalize, Update
January 7, 2011 - CougarAlert instantly sends a text message, email and/or phone call to students, faculty, staff and administrators with warnings, instructions, updates and the latest news. CougarAlert is not used for non-emergency messages nor can it be used for any commercial purposes. The new system will allow the user to receive messages via as many as nine contacts: three emails, three text numbers and three voice-call phone lines. The new system also allows parents, friends and members of the community to subscribe to the service....[MORE]

Carnegie Foundation Bestows Honor On Collin College
January 6, 2011 - Collin College was one of 12 community colleges nationwide selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its 2010 Community Engagement Classification. Colleges and universities with an institutional focus on community engagement were invited to apply for the classification, first offered in 2006 as part of an extensive restructuring of The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In total, 115 U.S. colleges and universities were distinguished....[MORE]

Fall President's List Announced
January 5, 2011 - Collin College recently announced its President's List for the fall 2010 semester. To qualify for this particular distinction, each student must take a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework and in that coursework, maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average....[MORE]

Fall Dean's List Announced
January 5, 2011 - Collin College named the following students to the Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester. Each achieved a grade-point average of between 3.5 and 3.99 while completing at least 12 credit hours....[MORE]