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Collin College Dedicates New Student Center

Dignitaries cut the ribbon at the Central Park Campus Student Center dedication. Pictured are (from left): Central Park Campus Academic Affairs Associate Dean Lee Powell, Senior Vice President for Academic, Workforce and Enrollment Services Dr. Sherry Schumann, Interim Dean of Strategic Initiatives Mark Garcia, College District President Dr. Neil Matkin, Student Government Association President Madeline Keck, Collin Cougar, Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services Dr. Albert Tezeno, Collin College Executive Vice President Dr. Brenda Kihl, Central Park Campus Dean of Academic Affairs Gary Hodge, Central Park Campus Vice President/Provost Dr. Jon Hardesty and Central Park Campus Dean of Student and Enrollment Services Alicia Huppe.
Dignitaries cut the ribbon at the Central Park Campus Student Center dedication. Pictured are (from left): Central Park Campus Academic Affairs Associate Dean Lee Powell, Senior Vice President for Academic, Workforce and Enrollment Services Dr. Sherry Schumann, Interim Dean of Strategic Initiatives Mark Garcia, College District President Dr. Neil Matkin, Student Government Association President Madeline Keck, Collin Cougar, Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services Dr. Albert Tezeno, Collin College Executive Vice President Dr. Brenda Kihl, Central Park Campus Dean of Academic Affairs Gary Hodge, Central Park Campus Vice President/Provost Dr. Jon Hardesty and Central Park Campus Dean of Student and Enrollment Services Alicia Huppe.
Oct. 4, 2016 – On Sept. 27, Collin College dedicated a new student center on its Central Park Campus in McKinney, one of several recent steps to enhance the student experience throughout the district. More than 220 students were in attendance for the dedication.

The multi-room center provides spaces for collaboration and relaxation, housing the new Student Life offices near the main campus building’s grand entrance, the student center offers a large vending and lounge area, a meetings and presentation area with television access, a video and gaming area, a recreation area for table tennis and a pool table, a large outdoor patio with shaded furniture, meeting rooms which can be reserved for collaboration, a slightly larger “informal gatherings area” that does not need to be reserved, individual quiet zones and a technology bar for tech charging and personal recharging.

The center was developed in the space formerly housing the campus’s conference center. The district opened a conference center at Central Park Campus in the fall of 2015. 

Collin College serves more than 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.   In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 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.

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