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Press Releases from January 2012
Press Releases - January 2012

Certified Ethical Hacker Class At Collin
Jan 27, 2012 - If you think hacking is just an illegal activity, it is time to expand your mind and maybe take a class. According to Collin College instructor Chuck Easttom, the U.S. Department of Defense has approved a unique certified ethical hacker certification which is in demand for cyber warfare employees. The Collin College continuing education department is the only official EC-Council training center in Collin County. The certified ethical hacker class is offered from 6:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m., March 19-29....[MORE]

Sound Of Music: Speaker Series Welcomes Renowned Composer
Jan 26, 2012 - The Distinguished Speaker Series at Collin College will host one of the most renowned composers in the United States. Dr. Robert Xavier Rodriguez will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. All Distinguished Speaker Series events are free and opent to the public....[MORE]

In Living Color: Film Series Screens Pleasantville
Jan 24, 2012 - The Auteur Film Series will screen Pleasantville at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Living Legends Conference Center. Pleasantville supports the series' 2011-12 theme of "Films From the Wasteland: TV and the Recline(r) of Civilation." The screening is free and open to the public....[MORE]

College Celebrates African American History Month
Jan 20, 2012 - Collin College has slated a series of events to honor African American history Month throughout February. This year's theme is "African American Women of the Past and the Present," focusing on the impact of African American women in history, culture, pop culture and more. All events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Partner Up: Fairs Connect Volunteers With Opportunities
Jan 19, 2012 - Those who wish to make a difference in communities are encouraged to attend one of Collin College's Community Partners Fairs. Attendees can meet and greet are nonprofit organizations, city government departments, social service agencies, educational institutions, health services and art agencies to learn about volunteer opportunities.....[MORE]

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for January 24, 2012
Jan 19, 2012 - Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069.....[MORE]

MLK Day Honored With Day Of Service
Jan 19, 2012 - Members of the community honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 14 with reflection and service. The annual Power Breakfast and Power Walk, sponsored by Collin College and the city of Plano, featured moments of unity and remembrance from local leaders and community members....[MORE]

New Program Studies Sleep Disorders
Jan 17, 2012 - Sleep is a basic necessity for life and mind, but so many do not get the sleep that they need. Polysomnographic techonologists are at the forefront of this are of medicine. Starting in fall 2012, Collin College will offer a Polysomnographic Technology program. The program will prepare individuals for an allied health specialty in the clinical care and management of sleep disorders....[MORE]

Register, Rock the Vote at Collin College
Jan 17, 2012 - Register to vote at one of three Rock the Vote! events in January and February. All Rock the Vote! events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Popular Parents Workshop Set For Feb. 2
Jan 12, 2012 - Destination College's annual Parent Workshop is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2. "Destination College: The Parent Workshop" will provide parents with the essentials of planning and preparing for their child's college experience. The fast-paced sessions, presented by a variety of speakers, will address practical parenting concerns, strategies for a successul college admission process, terminiology and financail aid resources....[MORE]

Passport Series Ventures To Black Sea
Jan 11, 2012 - The "Passport to the World" series ventures to the Black Sea Wednesday, Jan. 25. Author Sharon Hudgins will present "The Black Sea as a Culinary and Cultural Crossroads" from noon-1:30 in room H227 at Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. All "Passport to the World" events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Event Unveils The 'Face Of Homelessness'
Jan 11, 2012 - The Collin College Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement will host its annual "The Faces of Homelessness: Finding Solutions for Collin County" from 7-9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, at the Living Legends Conference Center located at the Spring Creek Campus. The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Gallery Showcases Beginning Student Artwork
Jan 10, 2012 - Collin college's THE ARTS gallery will feature the work of beginning art students in its latest exhibition. The Beginning Students Art Show runs from Monday, Jan. 9-Thursday, Jan. 26 A reception is set from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26 at the gallery. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Axe The Anxiety: Workshop Addresses College Entrance Exams
Jan 5, 2012 - Anxiety is understandable reaction to college entrance exams. Destination College will address how to take the worry out of the SAT, ACT, or TSI-COMPASS with a free workshop 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney....[MORE]

Celebrate Dr. King's Dream At Annual Plano Event
Jan 4, 2012 - 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. 14. The Power Breakfast, presented by Collin College, is set for 8:30 a.m. at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Mourns Loss Of Board Of Trustees Chair Brenda Willard Goodell
Jan 2, 2012 - Collin College announced today the loss of a great leader as The Honorable Brenda Willard Goodell, chair of the district's Board of Trustees, passed away Dec. 31 following a brave battle with cancer. Goodell, a Celina native, was appointed to the Collin College Board of Trustees in 2001 and was elected and re-elected to Place 9 on the board in 2002 and 2008 respectively....[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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