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Press Releases From April 2014
Press Releases - April 2014

Collin College Student Elected As State-Wide Leader
Apr. 28, 2014 - Collin College student Joel Mason was recently elected as the Texas Junior College Student Government Association (TJCSGA) president, making him the first student in the college’s history to serve in the role. Comprising leaders from among 72 junior colleges in the state of Texas, Mason’s election is a notable achievement. His term will run for the 2014-2015 academic year....[MORE]

Collin College Respiratory Program Earns Prestigious Award For Two-Consecutive Years
Apr. 28, 2014 - For a second consecutive year, Collin College’s Respiratory Care Program received the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Collin College is one of only 49 programs among the country’s 438 that achieved this distinction. CoARC presents the award to recognize a program’s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations and to honor the RRT credential as a standard of professional achievement....[MORE]

Collin College Three-Peat: Three Students In A Row Win Largest Private Transfer Scholarship In Nation
Apr. 25, 2014 - Moriah Walton nearly collapsed when she heard she had won the largest private transfer scholarship for community college students in the U.S. Walton, of Wylie, is one of only 85 college students in the nation selected for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, and her win marks the third time in three years that a Collin College student has received the scholarship....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Goes Hollywood
Apr. 25, 2014 - Ending its 2013-2014 theatre season with a taste of the film industry, Collin Theatre Center will present "Completely Hollywood (Abridged)" from April 30 through May 11 at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus Black Box Theatre, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway.  "Completely Hollywood (Abridged)" condenses clichés from 186 of the greatest films ever made into an evening of laughter....[MORE]

Student Receives National Honor
Apr. 9, 2014 - Collin College student Lilliam Alexa Acosta of Plano has been selected as one of only 20 students nationwide to be named a 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar. Each Guistwhite Scholar is awarded a $5,000 scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies. Acosta is one of only five students from Texas to receive this prestigious award, which is based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishment, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa.  She was also named to the 2014-15 All-USA Academic Team and All-Texas Academic Team of Phi Theta Kappa....[MORE]

Passport to the World: An Archaeological Legacy
Apr. 9, 2014 - The Passport to the World lecture series continues to the country of Turkey and will feature a historical presentation from noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. Dr. Dallie Clark, professor of humanities, will present "Ephesus, Turkey: An Archaeological Legacy." Dr. Clark will highlight the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Turkey and discuss the region’s rich historical and religious associations....[MORE]

Lecture Targets Chemical Warfare
Apr. 9, 2014 - The Knowledge is Power lecture series at Collin College will delve into the devastating effects of chemicals from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco. “Toxic History: The Chemistry of Warfare” will be presented by Dr. Dawn Richardson, professor of chemistry and Meredith Martin, professor of history. Dr. Samer Tekarly, professor of chemistry, will also share his experiences with chemical warfare....[MORE]

Two Collin College Students Make National Headlines With Scholarly Honor
Apr. 8, 2014 - Today in Washington D.C., Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society named two Collin College students, Michelle Davis of Allen and Alexa Acosta of Plano, to the exclusive 2014 All-USA Academic Team. On stage, Davis and Acosta joined 18 college students from across the country who were selected from more than 1,700 nominees. The program is widely recognized as the most prestigious academic honor for students attending community college. Nominees are hand-selected by colleges for showing intellectual rigor and for demonstrating academic leadership and civic growth. The program also recognizes students who extend their community college education to better themselves, their colleges and their surrounding communities....[MORE]

Collin College Fall 2014 Registration Opens April 22
Apr. 8, 2014 - Registration for Collin College’s Fall 2014 semester begins Tuesday, April 22, and will open to all current, returning and new students on June 17. Priority online registration for students with 50+ hours begins Tuesday, April 22; 30+ hours, Wednesday, April 23; and 1+ hours, Thursday, April 24. Through CougarWeb, online registration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless otherwise noted....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts "From High School to College: Your Successful Transition Begins Now"
Apr. 8, 2014 - Moving from high school to college is typically accompanied by both excitement and fear. Supporting smooth transitions, the Destination College Department at Collin College will host its “From High School to College: Your Successful Transition Begins Now” workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center in Frisco, 9700 Wade Blvd....[MORE]

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