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Press Releases from February 2012
Press Releases - February 2012

Maymester, Summer Priority Online Registration Begins Monday, March 12
February 28, 2012 – Priority online registration for Collin College's maymester and summer terms begins Monday, March 12 while online registration for all students opens Thursday, March 15. Priority online registration for students with 50+ hours begins Monday, March 12; 30+ hours, Tuesday, March 13; and 1+ hours, Wednesday, March 14....[MORE]

Truck Driving Classes Set For Spring
February 28, 2012 – Take your career to the road. Collin College's Continuing Education is offering a 200-hour Professional Truck Driving program this spring. Professional Truck Driving I and II covers general truck driving with hands-on skill development and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation. Students must register for both courses concurrently....[MORE]

Collin College Board Meeting Agenda for February 28, 2012
February 24, 2012 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069....[MORE]

Local Art: Juried Showcase Features Area Works
February 24, 2012 – Collin College is hosting the seventh annual 125 Plano Art Association Juried Exhibition Thursday, March 8 - Wednesday, April 4. The exhibition - featured at THE ARTS gallery - is a collection of exciting works from local artists within a 125-mile radius of Plano. Works will include 2D and 3D art, printmaking and photography. The show is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Collin College Mourns Passing Of Music Professor
February 23, 2012 – Collin College is mourning the loss of groundbreaking professor Sabine Madriguera. Madriguera, 42, passed away Feb. 22 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was the director of guitar studies at Collin College, where she started in the fall of 1999. The flags at all Collin College campuses will be lowered to half-staff in her honor....[MORE]

Four! Mock Trial Team Reaches Nationals
February 22, 2012 – For the fourth consecutive year, Collin College's Mock Trial team is making history. The squad is advancing to the American Mock Trial Association Championship Series for the fourth straight year. Collin College was the only two-year institution to go three straight times to national competition. Now, they have set the bar higher with their fourth trip....[MORE]

Workshop Focuses On Starting At Collin College
February 16, 2012 – Destination College is hosting a workshop titled "Getting Started: For New Collin College Students" Thursday, March 1. The event is from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Living Legends Conference Center located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. While the session is free, registration is required. Seating is limited....[MORE]

Children's Neuroscience Expert Lecturing At Collin College
February 16, 2012 – The Distinguished Speaker Series at Collin College will welcome Dr. Bruce Perry from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 1. Presenting on "Creativity in Neuroscience," Dr. Perry is the senior fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy in Houston and an adjunct of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Has The Beat
February 15, 2012 – You can't stop the beat. The Collin Theatre Center is staging the hit Broadway musical comedy and major motion picture Hairspray to start its spring slate of shows. Showtimes are at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3 and 7-10 and at 2:15 p.m., Sunday, March 4 and Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11. All shows will be at the John Anthony Theatre at Collin College's Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano....[MORE]

Put Your Health Under The Microscope
February 14, 2012 – Collin College invites the public to come put your health under the microscope at its annual Live Smart! Health and Safety Fair from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at the Central Park Campus in McKinney. At this free event, attendees will receive facts about wellness from medical experts, participate in proactive health screenings, watch informative safety demonstrations or save a life by donating blood....[MORE]

Free Event Highlights Pre-Admission Partnerships
February 14, 2012 – Many students that attend Collin College intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. Collin College has created a series of agreements with local and regional colleges and universities to streamline that process. Destination College has scheduled a free workshop titled "Collin College Pre-Admission Partnerships: Transferring to Universities" for 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at the Living Legends Conference Center located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Nationally Recognized Music Producer Comes To Collin College
February 14, 2012 – The commercial music program at Collin College welcomes nationally recognized music producer Rocky Gribble to speak about professional musicianship and opry music. The lecture is at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in Room B187, at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. This event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens Documentary For African American History Month
February 13, 2012 – In honor of African American History Month, Collin College's Auteur Film Series will screen the documentary Color Adjustment Monday, Feb. 27. Within the series' 2011-12 theme of "Films From the Wasteland: TV and the Recline(r) of Civilization," Color Adjustment is an award-winning documentary that scrutinizes America's racial consciousness through the performances of African American actors in major network programming....[MORE]

'An American In Paris': Lecture Details Brief Stay in City of Lights
February 8, 2012 – The “Passport to the World” is taking everyone on an abbreviated trip to Paris Wednesday, Feb. 22. Dr. Kimberly Harris will present “An American in Paris: How to See Almost Everything When You’ve Only Got Eight Hours on the Town” from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Living Legends Conference Center, located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Country Artist Creates 'Buzz' At Collin College
Feb 6, 2012 - The Commercial Music Department at Collin College will host an up-and-coming, award-winning singer-songwriter as part of the Music Buzz concert series. Zane Williams will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Free Workshop Details College Financial Aid
Feb 2, 2012 - Getting into college is one thing. Paying for it is another. Destination College is here to help. A free workshop, "How to Apply for Financial Aid," is set from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The workshop is open to parents and future college students no matter where they plan to attend....[MORE]

News Show Features Game Design, Animation, Digital Video
Feb 1, 2012 - The public is invited to view some of the best in game design and animation at THE ARTS gallery's latest show. The Communication Design Invitational is set from Monday, Feb. 6 - Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the gallery located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. A reception is set from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 at the gallery....[MORE]

Visiting Professor Outlines Presidential Race
Feb 1, 2012 - The Distinguished Speaker Series gets political with its latest lecturer. Dr. Caroline Tolbert, professor of political science at the University of Iowa, will present "Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina? Picking Presidential Candidates in 2012" at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney....[MORE]

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Marketing & Communications
Phone | 972.758.3896

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Associate Vice President,
College & Public Relations
Phone | 972.758.3894

Fax | 972.985.3729

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