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Collin College Graduate And Famed Actor Michael Urie Comes To Dallas
September 9, 2014 – Collin College alumnus and "Ugly Betty" actor Michael Urie took time out of his "Buyer & Cellar" show tour to answer six questions in 60 seconds with Collin College. A Plano native, Urie starred in several Collin College theatre productions before transferring to The Juilliard School. In addition to his television credits, Urie has made a name for himself on Broadway, film and as a director....[MORE]

Celebrate Constitution Day 2014
September 9, 2014 – Collin College invites students and the Collin County community to participate and celebrate Constitution Day 2014 on Wednesday, Sept. 17. All events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Destination College Hosts: "The Princeton Review™: Getting In"
September 9, 2014 – To help students gain a competitive edge in applying to colleges, Destination College is hosting "The Princeton Review™: Getting In" from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Emergency Preparedness Fairs
September 9, 2014 – September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Students and all area residents are invited to the Emergency Preparedness Fairs at Collin College from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Thursday, Sept. 25 to gain information on emergency preparedness, meet and greet with local organizations and discover a place to volunteer....[MORE] 

Collin College Psychology Honor Society Wins National Awards
September 8, 2014 – Collin College's chapter of Psi Beta, the national honor society for psychology in community colleges, was recently awarded the Alberta Johnson/Ruth Hubbard Cousins Building Bonds Collaboration Award and the 2013-2014 Chapter Excellence Award by Psi Beta National. The Alberta Johnson/Ruth Hubbard Cousins Building Bonds Collaboration Award is given to recognize and formally acknowledge the combined efforts and outcomes of Psi Beta and Psi Chi, the psychology honor society at universities, chapters that have made a significant impact at the local, state, regional or national level....[MORE]

Collin College to Host Cybersecurity Conference Benefiting Student Scholarships
September 8, 2014 – Well-known as an industry educator, Collin College will host its first cybersecurity conference, a two-day, event benefitting student scholarships and organizations Sept. 26-27 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. A collaborative effort between the Collin College engineering department and the North Texas Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the event will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. Cost to attend is $25.....[MORE]

Collin College Awards More Than 500 Student Scholarships
September 8, 2014 – For many college students, the excitement of a new school year could not be a reality without scholarships from generous donors and financial aid. Recognizing and addressing this need, the Collin College Foundation awarded 501 scholarships to students for the 2014-2015 academic year, totaling $631,050.....[MORE]

Collin College Awards Faculty and Staff
September 2, 2014 – Collin College honored several of its employees recently at its All College Day on Friday, Aug. 15. Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy, professor of chemistry, was named the Full-Time Collin College Professor of the Year. El-Ashmawy, of Prosper, has been a full-time professor at Collin College more than 25 years. She earned her master of science degree Texas A&M University and her doctorate from the University of North Texas. In 2013 she was named as a prestigious American Chemistry Society Fellow. Leah Beck, professor of mathematics, was named the Part-Time Collin College Professor of the Year. Beck, of McKinney, has been with the college for one year and earned her Master of Science degree from Texas Woman's University. Ann Thompson received the full-time Recognition of Service and Excellence (ROSE) award and Betty Correll was given the part-time ROSE award....[MORE]

Collin College Auteur Film Series Announces "Education and Other Dangerous Things"
August 28, 2014 – Collin College's Auteur Film Series announces its 2014-2015 season, "Education and Other Dangerous Things." Featured films highlight learning as a mode of living. Dr. Carolyn Perry, professor of Humanities and Auteur Film Series director, said the series on education deals with the important and timely issues of class, ethnic and cultural differences as they affect critical moments in the learning experiences of young people....[MORE]

Collin College Announces The Dignity Initiative
August 27, 2014 – According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. Envisioning a future where women are valued and treated with respect in cultures around the world, Collin College will launch The Dignity Initiative in September 2014. The Dignity Initiative is a multi-year effort to educate the campus and community about five aspects of violence against women and empower individuals toward three specific action steps....[MORE]

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase
August 22, 2014 – The Collin County Community College District will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from proper- ties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 8.32 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted....[MORE]

Collin College Continuing Education Hosts Free Info Sessions
August 18, 2014 – Collin College Continuing Education is hosting information sessions for those interested in learning about computer and technology courses, industry recognized certifications and certificate programs. The information sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano. The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Breaking Boundaries Exhibition at Collin College
August 7, 2014 – THE ARTS Gallery presents "Breaking Boundaries," an exhibition that showcases non-traditional approaches to water-media painting and runs from Thursday, August 21 – Thursday, September 11. Members of Southwestern Watercolor Society were encouraged to "break the rules" and paint creatively without constraints of fitting into categories such as 2D or 3D art, transparent or opaque media or drawing or painting....[MORE]

Collin College Trains Veterans Through Partnerships
August 6, 2014 – Collin College, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) teamed up recently to give a special opportunity to local student veterans interested in cybersecurity. Through the partnership, 13 veterans were recruited and mentored during 10 months of cybersecurity training. The student veterans completed networking and cybersecurity training at Collin College while gaining workplace experience at Hewlett Packard....[MORE]

Last Chance To Register For Fall Classes
August 1, 2014- Registration for the fall 2014 semester closes in just a few short weeks. Fortunately, those who need to speak with a staff member in admissions, advising, the International Student Office or financial Aid prior to the Aug. 26 registration deadline can now do so easily with CougarQ.....[MORE]

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