Collin College Logo
Press Releases - April 2012

Preston Ridge Campus Meets Demands Of Growth
April 26, 2012 – The pasture land at the intersection of Wade Boulevard and Ohio Drive in Frisco has come a long way. Collin College's Preston Ridge Campus, located at 9700 Wade Blvd., is the district's fastest-growing campus. Higher enrollment numbers have spurred great change to the lay of the land. This semester, the new 19,000-square-foot conference center opened along with a new classroom building (J Building) and a parking garage to accommodate the tremendous growth at the Preston Ridge Campus. In addition, the existing Event Center was renovated into a 3,000-square-foot dance studio....[MORE]

Tennis Teams Tops In Nation
April 23, 2012 – The Collin College men's and women's tennis teams are aiming high. According to the latest rankings from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the men's and women's teams are ranked No. 4 in the nation. Comprised of about 1,700 men's and women's coaches representing more than 1,200 institutions across the country from all three NCAA Divisions, as well as the NAIA and Junior and Community Colleges, the ITA oversees activities involving more than 15,000 varsity college student-athletes....[MORE]

Congressman Sam Johnson To Speak At Collin College Commencement
April 20, 2012 – Collin College is proud to announce that Congressman Sam Johnson will be the official commencement speaker for the Class of 2012. Graduation exercises are set for 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Allen Event Center. The Congressman's remarks will usher in a record-setting year as the largest graduating class in history crosses the commencement stage....[MORE]

Chefstravaganza, Stroke Of Genius Art Auction To Anchor Collin College 2012 Scholarship Support Series
April 19, 2012 – The Collin College Board of Trustees, District President Cary Israel and the Collin College Foundation Board of Directors invite the public to experience the finale events in the 2012 Scholarship Support Event Series with "ChefStravaganza" set for 6 p.m., Thurs, April 26 at the college's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco and the "Stroke of Genius Art Auction" at 6 p.m., Thurs, May 3 at Neiman Marcus at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano...[MORE]

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

Spring Pottery Sale Open One Day Only
April 18, 2012 – Collin College is hosting a one-day sale of Student Artist Pottery from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 2 at the Spring Creek Campus atrium. The sale will feature hand-thrown or hand-built pottery, ranging from bowls, plates, bottles, vases, pitchers, teapots, mugs and sculptures. The Student Artist Pottery Sale is open to the public with free admission. Pieces, which are utilitarian, functional, decorative and unique, are made of stoneware, porcelain and earthenware....[MORE]

Sit In For SAT Practice Test
April 14, 2012 – Concerning the SAT, high school students should get all the practice they can get. Destination College, in conjunction with National Testing Day, is offering a free SAT practice test from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd., in Frisco. The test is hosted by the Princeton Review....[MORE]

Fall Priority Online Registration Begins Tuesday, April 24
April 11, 2012 – Priority online registration for Collin College's fall semester begins Tuesday, April 24 for current students. Online registration for all students will be open from Tuesday, June 19 through Tuesday, Aug. 28. Priority online registration for students with 50+ hours begins Tuesday, April 24; 30+ hours, Wednesday, April 25; and 1+ hours, Thursday, April 26....[MORE]

ZZZZZ: Lecture Focuses On Sleep, Productivity
April 11, 2012 – Light will be shed on one of humanity's greatest questions Wednesday, April 25: "Do you lose if you snooze?" The Knowledge is Power lecture series at Collin College will tackle the connection between sleep and productivity at the workplace, home and school from 1-2 p.m., at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, Section E, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The lecture is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Collin College And UT Dallas Sign New Articulation Agreement
April 9, 2012 – Collin College and The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) signed a brand new articulation agreement today that aligns five disciplines at both institutions. As part of a five-year $2.5 million National Science Foundation Dallas Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Gateways Collaborative grant, the two higher education entities aligned first and second year courses in STEM fields....[MORE]

Film Series Ends Year At Angelika Film Center
April 5, 2012 – The Auteur Film Series finishes its 2011-12 theme of "Films from the Wasteland: TV and the Recline(r) of Civilization" with Good Night and Good Luck. The free screening will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at the Angelika Film Center, located at The Shops At Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano. The event is open to the public....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Presents A Slice Of Americana
April 4, 2012 – The Collin Theatre Center is elated to present Our American Cousin. Our American Cousin will run from Thursday, April 26-Sunday, May 6 at the Black Box Theatre located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Performances will be at 8 p.m., with matinees at 2:15 p.m. April 29 and May 5-6....[MORE]

Public Invited To Disaster Preparedness Workshop
April 3, 2012 – The Collin County Department of Homeland Security wants the public to know what to do just in case a disaster happens in our own backyard. The agency is hosting a Personal Disaster Preparedness Training Workshop from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd., in Frisco. The workshop will be an overview of possible disaster and emergency scenarios, personal and family preparedness, and resources....[MORE]

Collin College Plans Earth Day Activities
April 2, 2012 – In celebration of Earth Day, Collin College invites the public to help "Mobilize our Earth" by participating in the college's free annual Earth Week celebration from April 14-21 at the Central Park, Preston Ridge and Spring Creek campuses. The highlight of the college's Earth Week events takes place from 11-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd, in Frisco, where attendees will receive "green" information and have opportunities to recycle....[MORE]