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Press Releases from April 2011
Press Releases from April 2011

Nurse Camp Registration Is Open
April 28, 2011 - Students interested in the nursing field are encouraged to apply for Collin College's annual Nurse Camp. Two sessions are available: Monday-Wednesday, June 13-15 or Monday-Wednesday, Aug 13. 1-3. Daily activities are from 9 a.m.-noon. The Nurse Camps are free and open to any student between the eighth - 11th grades. The Nurse Camp offers a unique opportunity to experience the excitement and challenges of being a nurse, one of the highest-demanded occupations in Texas....[MORE]

Dental Hygiene Students Earn Statewide Recognition
April 22, 2011 - Collin College's dental hygiene program received statewide recognition during the Texas Dental Hygiene Educator's Association / Student Dental Hygiene Association's annual meeting from April 8-10 in San Marcos. Collin College dental hygiene student Staci Taylor of Frisco was selected as the Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student in Texas and will be honored in the Texas Dental Hygiene Times magazine. She also applied and received a scholarship from the Texas Dental Placement Network.....[MORE]

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for April 26, 2011
April 20, 2011 - Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069.....[MORE]

Health IT Program Offers Emerging Opportunity For IT And Healthcare Workers
April 20, 2011 - As hospitals, physician offices and other health providers move to electronic health record systems, Health IT workers will be in great demand. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a shortfall of Health IT workers through 2015 and beyond. To help fill this void, Coliln College's Continuing Education now offers a Health IT Certificate series, which provides customized training for current IT and healthcare professionals to gain the knowledge and skills to enter the field....[MORE]

Collin College LULAC Chapter Sweeps District Awards
April 20, 2011 - Collin College's chapter of the League for United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) took home an armful of awards from its District III Convention April 2 in Garland. Francisco Luevano was named the Young Adult Man of the Year and Cristina Garcia was named the Young Adult Woman of the Year. Lupita Tinnen, chair and professor of photography, was named the Young Adult Advisor of the Year. Also, the Collin COllege chapter was named the Young Adult Council of the Year.....[MORE]

Spring Pottery Sale Coming Soon
April 20, 2011 - Collin College will feature hand-thrown or hand-built pottery during the Student Artist Pottery Sale from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, at the Spring Creek Campus Atrium, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Peruse an eclectic collection of work - stemming from bowls, plates, bottles, vases, pitchers, teapots, mugs and sculptures - for reasonable prices. A portion of the Student Artist Pottery Sale's proceeds benefit Collin College's ceramics department....[MORE]

Priority Registration For Fall Now In Progress
April 19, 2011 - Collin College students can get an early jump registering for the fall 2011 semester. Priority online registration for students with 50+ hours begins today, Tuesday, April 19; 30+ hours, Wednesday, April 20; and 1+ hours, Thursday, April 21. Open online registration for all admitted Collin college students enrolling for the fall will begin Tuesday, June 21....[MORE]

Collin College Awarded For Fiscal Stewardship
April 19, 2011 - The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that Collin College received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a significant achievement by Collin College. It reflect the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, Collin College had to satisfy nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation....[MORE]

Ovilla Resident Recognized For Fiscal Effectiveness
April 18, 2011 - The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that Collin College received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. Ralph Hall, a resident of Ovilla and district vice president of administrative services and CFO at Collin College, led the financial services team toward earning this coveted award....[MORE]

Annual Juried Show Slated For Collin College Gallery
April 14, 2011 - THE ARTS gallery will host the 125 Plano Art Association's sixth annual Juried Show from Thursday, April 28 - Thursday, May 19. Presented by the Plano Art Association, the juried show features 2D and 3D art, printmaking and photography. A reception is set from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 at the gallery. The show is free and open to the public....[MORE]

NCJAA Awards Collin College With National Tennis Finals Through 2014
April 7, 2011 - The National Junior College Athletic Association's (NJCAA) Men's National Tennis tournament will keep its home at Collin College. The NJCAA recently awarded Collin College the annual tournament for 2012, 2013 and 2014. The city of Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau assisted in the bid to host the event....[MORE]

Collin College Celebrates Earth Day
April 7, 2011 - Collin College is hosting its annual Earth Day celebration at the Preston Ridge Campus. From 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, the public is invited to enjoy free music, art and education about environmentally-friendly initiatives and practices. Earth Day events are set for the quad commons area at the campus, located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. Earth Day events are free....[MORE]

Fall Priority Online Registration Begins Tuesday, April 19
April 5, 2011 - Priority online registration for Collin College's fall 2011 semester begins Tuesday, April 19 while online registration for all students begins on Tuesday, June 21. Priority online registration for student with 50+ hours begins Tuesday, April 19; 30+ hours, Wednesday, April 20; and 1+ hours, Thursday, April 21....[MORE]

Film Series Concludes Season with 12 Angry Men
April 5, 2011 - To conclude its 2010-11 season with the theme "Rough & Poetic: Great Films About (In)Justine," the Auteur Film Series will present 12 Angry Men. he 1957 classic will be screened at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Honors Society Nets State Awards
April 4, 2011 - Collin College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa - Alpha Mu Tau - took home a number of awards from the Texas Regional Convention March 3 - 6 in Round Rock. Phi Teta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education. Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement....[MORE]

Collin Dance Ensemble Presents Spring Show, 'Existence Musings'
April 1, 2011 - The Collin Dance Ensemble will host its spring showcase Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 at the John Anthony Theatre. The ensemble's show is titled "Existence Musings." Shows include 8 p.m. performances both nights and a 2 p.m. performance Saturday. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. The John Anthony Theatre is located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Press Contacts

Marisela Cadena-Smith
Marketing & Communications
Phone | 972.758.3896

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

Fax | 972.985.3729

Collin Higher Education Center
3452 Spur 399
McKinney, Texas 75069

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