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Collin College Hosts Homelessness Awareness Panel and Summit

Oct. 31, 2016 Free and open to the public, Collin College’s Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement will host The Face of Homelessness panel presentation and co-host a Summit on Homelessness with the Collin County Homeless Coalition this November.

Face of Homelessness Panel Presentation

  • 7– 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano
  • Panelists include Pam Gaiter, Collin College professor of Sociology; Stacy Brown, chair of the Collin County Homeless Coalition; Christine Ortega, community outreach director for Preston Trail Community Church; Dr. Maroba Zoeller, chief governmental relations officer, homeless liaison, foster care liaison for Allen Independent School District; Yvonne Booker, executive director, Assistance Center of Collin County; Ronni Fetzer, Wylie Coalition for Social Services and Outreach; Shanette Brown, housing and community services manager for the City of Plano and Rick Crocker, executive director of The Samaritan Inn.

Summit on Homelessness

  • 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney
  • A community-wide event, the Summit on Homelessness will focus on homeless challenges and resources.

For more information on both events, contact

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.