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Press Releases From February 2014
Press Releases - February 2014

CCBA & Collin College Host First-Ever Education Summit
Feb. 27, 2014 –   Joining forces to address critical education issues facing the region, Collin County business and academic leaders participated in the first-ever Collin County Education Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Collin College Higher Education Center in McKinney. The event was co-hosted by the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) and Collin College....[MORE]

Collin College Maymester and Summer Registration Opens March 10
Feb. 27, 2014 –   Registration for Collin College’s 2014 Maymester and Summer sessions beings Monday, March 10, and will open to all current, returning and new students on Thursday, March 13. Priority online registration for students with 50+ hours begins Monday, March 10; 30+ hours, Tuesday, March 11; and 1+ hours, Wednesday, March 12...[MORE]

Record-Setting Gift At Collin College: Frisco Couple Donates $2 Millon For Scholarships
Feb. 24, 2014 –   Collin College announced Saturday night, February 22, that Roger and Judy Lawler of Frisco have made a $2 million gift for scholarships through the Collin College Foundation. The donation is the largest from an individual family in the history of Collin College, and in recognition of the gift, the college named a building after them...[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Health And Safety Fair
Feb. 21, 2014 –   Collin College invites the public to put health under the microscope at its annual Live Smart! Health and Safety Fair from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the Central Park Campus in McKinney. At this free event, attendees will learn facts about wellness from more than 60 health service vendors including CVS Pharmacy, Red Cross, Care Now and seven local hospitals...[MORE]

Collin College Hosts ’Writes’ of Passage: How to Write a Personal Statement, College or Scholarship Essay
Feb. 18, 2014 –   A personal essay is one of the few opportunities college admission or scholarship applicants receive to demonstrate their individuality amongst a sea of other qualified students. By popular demand, Collin College’s Destination College Department will offer a repeat performance of its “‘Writes’ of Passage: How to Write a Personal Statement, College or Scholarship Essay” workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy...[MORE]

Collin College Welcomes Award-Winning Author
Feb. 18, 2014 –  Kristen Iversen, Colorado Book Award winner and author of Full Body Burden: Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, will visit Collin College campuses March 4-6 for a writer’s workshop, book signings and question and answer events. Through her book, Full Body Burden, Iversen examines her life growing up near the Rocky Flats nuclear facility and ensuing struggle upon learning that the facility was leaking dangerous nuclear contaminants....[MORE]

"In the Heights" Opens at Collin Theatre Center
Feb. 14, 2014 –  “In The Heights”, a musical journey telling the universal story of life, will be performed Feb. 27- March 9 at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus John Anthony Theatre, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. Audiences will be taken on a journey to a vibrant Manhattan neighborhood on the brink of change, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which you leave behind....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts "The Quest for ZZZs" Wellness Lectures
Feb. 13, 2014 –  In a season of springing forward, many individuals struggle to get healthy amounts of sleep. Collin College will host free wellness lectures focused on the importance of sleep throughout February, March and April. Attendees will learn applicable tips on getting a good night’s sleep from a Collin College professor and registered polysomnography (sleep) specialist....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Hospitality and Culinary Arts Career Fair
Feb. 13, 2014 –  For the first time ever, Collin College’s Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education will host a Hospitality and Culinary Arts Career Fair. The fair will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco, and will provide an opportunity to meet and network with industry executives to learn about careers and internships. About 30 companies will take part in the fair, including industry giants such as Starbucks, Holiday Inn, Market Street, Hilton, Embassy Suites and more....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts "How to Apply for Financial Aid"
Feb. 6, 2014 –  Finances don’t have to be a barrier to higher education.  Helping students separate financial aid facts from myths, Collin College’s Destination College Department will host its “How to Apply for Financial Aid” workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts "Pre-Admission Partnerships: Transferring to Universities"
Feb. 5, 2014 –  A  bachelor’s degree creates a wide range of opportunities for graduates, and more than 80 percent of students at Collin College enroll with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution. Considering student objectives, Collin College’s University Partnerships and Destination College Departments will offer a transfer workshop in conjunction with the college’s pre-admission partners from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy....[MORE]

Register to Vote at Collin College
Feb. 4, 2014 –  Register to vote at upcoming Rock the Vote events at Collin College through February.  Each event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the Preston Ridge Campus Cougar Den, 9700 Wade Blvd., in Frisco. The remaining Rock the Vote events occur on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Spring Creek Campus Atrium, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano and on Thursday, Feb. 20 in the Central Park Campus Atrium, 2200 W. University Drive, in McKinney....[MORE]

Collin College Alum Jennifer Cady

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Director,
Marketing & Communications
Phone | 972.758.3896

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Associate Vice President, 
College & Public Relations
Phone | 972.758.3894

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