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Press Releases - December 2012 and January 2013

New Continuing Education Courses Debut In February
January 29, 2013 – Collin College Continuing Education debuts eight new courses starting in February. Collin College Continuing Education is the leading career skills training institution for adults who are not seeking a degree.  More than 53 certificate series and certification preparation training programs are offered in the health care, computer, administrative, manufacturing, logistics, education, management, service and hospitality career fields....[MORE]

New Spring Creek Campus Library Now Open
January 29, 2013 – Students at Collin College had cause for celebration as the highly-anticipated, new library at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano opened on the first day of the spring semester. The new two-story, 88,000-square foot structure added much-needed classroom space and created a new front door for the campus, facing Jupiter Road, with majestic architecture inspired by Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens The Great Debaters
January 25, 2013 –Collin College’s Auteur Film Series will next screen the movie The Great Debaters. The free screening, presented in conjunction with African American History Month, is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Angelika Film Center in Plano. Open to the public, the film, directed by Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, is rated PG....[MORE]

Collin College Celebrates African American History Month
January 25, 2013 – In honor of diversity and culture, Collin College will host a series of events throughout African American History Month this February. To mark the anniversaries of two major events in the African American civil rights movement, this year’s celebration is nationally themed “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.”....[MORE]

Workshop Prepares Parents For College Admissions
January 24, 2013 – Applying to college can be a nerve-racking experience, not only for the student, but for the parents as well. Collin College’s Destination College Parent Workshop from 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 is designed to help equip parents for everything involved with the college preparation process, from admissions to financial aid....[MORE]

Collin College Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 23, 2013 – Collin College students, faculty and staff joined hands with the Collin County community to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life through a breakfast, power walk and community service Monday....[MORE]

Fall 2012 President's List Announced
January 23, 2013 – Collin College announced its President's List for the fall 2012 semester. To qualify for this particular distinction, each student must take a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework and in that coursework, maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average....[MORE]

Fall 2012 Dean's List Announced
January 23, 2013 – Collin College named the following students to the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester. Each achieved a grade-point average of between 3.5 and 3.99 while completing at least 12 credit hours....[MORE]

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for January 22, 2013
January 18, 2013 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC), 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069....[MORE]

'Face Of Homelessness': Event Shines A Light On Collin County Homeless
January 14, 2013 – The Collin College Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement will host its annual "The Face of Homelessness: Finding Solutions for Collin County" from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Living Legends Conference Center located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Presents "Beginning Students Art Show"
January 4, 2013 – THE ARTS gallery at Collin College's Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano, is scheduled to host a "Beginning Students ARt Show" from MOnday, Jan. 14 - Thursday, Jan. 31. A reception will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. THE ARTS gallery hours are from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday....[MORE]

Collin College Celebrates MLK Day With Events
January 4, 2013 – Dreams were the battleground on which civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. fought against violence and injustice. In celebration of his dreams and effective efforts for peace and equality, Collin College will host a series of events themed, "Continuing the Dream: Remembering, Revitalizing and Recommitting Plano" on Saturday, Jan. 19....[MORE]

Continuing Education Career Training Information Sessions
January 3, 2013 – Free information session registration is underway for anyone who is interested in taking courses through the Collin College Continuing Education. The information sessions, which will provide course details and allow students to ask questions, review textbooks and curriculum, are held at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., in Plano....[MORE]

New Continuing Education Training Courses Start In January
January 2, 2013 – Collin College Continuing Education will introduce new career training courses in January that provide skills for business, technical or creative careers. Among the new courses are Smart Grid Technology, Adobe CS6, Creative Writing and Retail Management. These courses will meet at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., in Plano....[MORE]

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for December 18, 2012
December 14, 2012 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069....[MORE]

Press Contacts

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

Collin Higher Education Center
3452 Spur 399
McKinney, Texas 75069

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