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Collin College Hosts Debate Watch Events

Sept. 12, 2014 – Encouraging civic engagement and informed decision making, Collin College will host Debate Watch events for the Texas gubernatorial candidates Sept. 29-30 at all three main campus conference centers.

All are invited to watch a big screen presentation of the live-stream debates and engage in respectful, interactive discussion.

Candidates for Lieutenant Governor, State Senator Dan Patrick (R) and State Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D), will debate from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29. Texas gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Governor Greg Abbott (R) and State Senator Wendy Davis (D) will debate from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Doors open 30 minutes before each event.

Collin College's campus conference rooms will be open for both debates. Campus locations:

· Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney

· Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd in Frisco

· Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at or 972.881.5927.

Collin College serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.