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Collin College Hosts Stetson & Stiletto Standoff

Feb. 9, 2016 – Be a “pardner” for education at the Stetson and Stiletto Standoff fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20 inside Collin College’s newly-opened Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. Attire is Cowboy Chic.

Competitors for the title of Stetson and Stiletto Champions are encouraged talk slow, but think quick in the Texas-themed team trivia contest. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams. Not sure of your trivia skills, but still want to be part of the fun? You can always buy a “mulligan” and add a few points to your trivia total.   

The event is about more than fun and games, however. Stetson and Stiletto supporters help our community by providing scholarships to deserving students. Scholarships from the money raised will be awarded in the sponsors’ names at the annual Collin College scholarship banquet in August.

“The Stetson and Stiletto Standoff is a cornerstone of the Collin College Foundation’s efforts to help students obtain a first class education right here in Collin County,” Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin said. “The scholarship funds raised will provide hundreds of deserving students with the opportunity to follow through on their academic and career goals without the burden of increased student loan debt.”

Sponsorship levels include the $25,000 Lone Star Partner, $15,000 Alamo Partner, $10,000 Rio Grande Partner, $5,000 Yellow Rose Partner and $2,500 Silver Spur Partner. Individual tickets are $125.

For more information, visit or call 972.599.3145.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 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. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.