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“Leadership in the Movies” Plans Final Screening

March 24, 2015 – Collin College will wrap up its Leadership in the Movies series with screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 7 at the college's Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The screening is free and open to the public.

The series examines the part that leadership plays throughout the film and gives viewers specific examples of leadership or the lack thereof to discuss outside of a classroom setting. The screening will be followed by a lively faculty-led discussion about the decisions made on screen and how they reflect good or poor leadership decisions.

Movies have often been used to teach concepts like leadership, according to Dr. Terry Hockenbrough, director of Collin's Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, which organized the screening. She believes this event will give students, faculty and the general public the chance to have fun, network and also reflect on values people expect from a strong leader.

The movies are presented in cooperation with the college's Leadership Empowerment and Development program (LEAD) and Leadership Development Institute (LDI). The series began with "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "The Devil Wears Prada."

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