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Press Releases from July 2011
Press Releases from July 2011

Pearson Foundation Awards Collin College Graduate Cristina Garcia $10,000 Scholarship
July 29, 2011 - Cristina Garcia's motivation to positively impact the world, her unselfish commitment to serve and her leadership were the primary reasons she recently earned the Pearson Prize for Higher Education, the highest honor the Pearson Foundation awards. This prestigious recognition is only awarded to 20 out of 20,000 applicants from universities and colleges across the U.S., and it comes with a $10,000 scholarship....[MORE]

Collin College Named Texas' First Center Of Excellence In Nursing Education™
July 28, 2011 - Collin College's nursing program is proud to announce that the National League of Nursing (NLN) has named it a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education™. Collin College's nursing program, which officially will be recognized for this prestigious designation at a national ceremony in September, becomes Texas' first and only Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Of the more than 1,800 nursing programs in the country, only 19 have been named a Center of Excellence....[MORE]

CE Offers New Construction Management Certificate
July 25, 2011 - Collin College Continuing Education is offering a new Construction Project Management certificate series for the fall 2011 semester. The series entails six classes totaling 12 hours each. Classes are from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Sept. 13-Dec. 8. There will not be a session Thanksgiving Day.  The cost is $399.  All courses will be at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Board Agenda for July 26, 2011
July 25, 2011 - Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, July 26, 2001, at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC), 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069....[MORE]

Brown Bag Lunch At Collin College's Spring Creek Campus Features Susan Boone
July 14, 2011 - Collin College's Seniors Active in Learning (SAIL) program invites the public to its free Brown Bag Lunch, featuring Susan Boone, starting at noon on Thursday, July 28 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College LULAC Sweeps National Awards
July 7, 2011 - Collin College's chapter of the League for United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) made it a clean sweep. For the second time in five years, the Collin College chapter took home the Council, Man, Woman and Advisor of the Year awards at the district, state and national levels. The latest round of awards came at the LULAC National Convention June 27-July 2 in Cincinnati....[MORE]

Collin College Receives Grant For Energy Certification
July 6, 2011 - Collin College was recently awarded a $133,626 grant to develop a brand new industry-recognized energy certification from the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), The college is working with the Texas Institute, a nonprofit energy and technology innovation driven research group at The University of Texas at Dallas to develop curriculum for a Smart Grid Management certification targeted to new and current commercial and residential energy sector employees....[MORE]

Collin College Offers New E-Business Development Tracks
July 1, 2011 - Collin College's associate of applied science degree in E-Business Development has added three tracks and three certificates that are intended to allow students to program Android, Apple (iPhone and iPad) and Java Micro Edition-powered devices. Starting in fall 2011, Collin College students can pursue "Android Mobile Development," "iOS Mobile Development," and "J2ME Mobile Development" tracks. In addition, certificates can be earned in these same disciplines....[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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