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Collin College Hosts Week-Long Veteran Celebration

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Collin College Hosts Week-Long Veterans Day Celebration

Oct. 24, 2016   Free and open to the public, Collin College is celebrating Veterans Day with a week of activities Nov. 7 – 11 at campuses in Frisco, Plano and McKinney.

District-Wide events

The following events will be held at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco, Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano and at the Central Park Campus2200 W. University Drive in McKinney.

Blue Star Mother’s Drive
Collecting backpacks and full-size toiletries

    • Monday, Nov. 7-Friday, Nov. 11 at all three campuses

Photo Collage: Boots to Books, Monday, Nov. 7-Friday, Nov. 11
Submitted photos from Collin College students, faculty and staff 

    • Central Park Campus, Student Center
    • Preston Ridge Campus, Founders Hall Atrium
    • Spring Creek Campus, Veterans Services Office D154

Letters to Vets
Stationary, stamps and mailing provided by Student Life

    • 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7 Central Park Campus, Student Center
    • 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 Preston Ridge Campus, Founder’s Hall
    • 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, Spring Creek Campus, Atrium

Film Screenings

    • “Citizen Soldier” at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
    • “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, Central Park Campus Conference Center B &C
    • “Citizen Soldier” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, Spring Creek Campus, C103 

Veterans Day Barbecue, 11:30 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9

    • Central Park Campus atrium
    • Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
    • Spring Creek Campus atrium 

Preston Ridge Campus Events, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco

  • “We Thank You for Your Service and Sacrifice” Flags of Honor, Monday, Nov. 7-Friday, Nov. 11, Quad
  • “Tango Bravo: A Veterans’ Photographic Exhibition” by Dr. Lupita Tinnen and Collin College Digital Photography Students, Monday, Nov. 7-Friday, Nov. 11, Library Building
  • Honoring Those Who Served Library Display, Monday, Nov. 7-Friday, Nov. 11, Library Building
  • “Thanking Those Who Served,” Bagels and Coffee Global Diplomatic Society/Honors Institute, 9 a.m. -Noon., Monday, Nov. 7, room F135
  • “Best Practices for Working with Disabled Veterans in the Classroom,” Lunch and Learn presented by Amy Myrick, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, room F172
  • “The Significance of Service – Commemorating Veterans Day” presented by Zack Migura, Collin County Veterans Service Officer, 11:30 a.m. – Noon., Wednesday, Nov. 9, Conference Center
  • Lunch and Learn “Veterans History Project” presented by Kim Nyman, 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, room LH 129

Central Park Campus Events, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney

  • “Service Animals on Campus: My Life with Samba” presented by Professor Shawn Thomas, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Pike Hall

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. 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.