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Collin College Professor Honored for Work in Humanities

Nov. 28, 2016 — Collin College Professor of Communication Studies Sherry Rhodes, of McKinney, has been honored with the Community College Humanities Association Distinguished Humanities Educator Award for the group’s southwestern division. Rhodes received the award at the group’s annual conference in November.

The Community College Humanities Association is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the humanities in two-year colleges and draws professors across many disciplines to present at its conferences. It is the only national organization of its kind for two-year colleges.

Rhodes is a member of CCHA and has co-presented Reader's Theatre workshops at both CCHA regional and national conferences. Each workshop has focused on creating awareness about social and political issues that affect women. This year, the workshop focused on The Dignity Initiative, a district-wide campaign at Collin College to stop violence against and oppression of women.

“It is just such an amazing honor to be recognized for my work, not only at the college as an instructor, but also for the Dignity Initiative,” Rhodes said. “I am absolutely passionate about the Dignity Initiative and our efforts to stop violence against women. To be recognized for that is just such a blessing.”

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 3,100 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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