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Collin College Commencement Ceremony Set for May 15
May 6, 2015 – Collin College will honor the Class of 2015 with commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m., Friday, May 15 at the Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Road in Allen. The Honorable Keith Self, Collin County Judge, will deliver the commencement address. Judge Self is a fifth-generation Texan and a 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He went on to earn a Master's in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Judge Self retired from active duty in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected a Collin County Judge in 2006....[MORE]

MoneyGram, Capital One Partner with Collin College for $350,136 Job-Training Grant
May 6, 2015 – MoneyGram and Capital One have partnered with Collin College to provide job training for 311 new and incumbent workers using a Skills Development Fund grant totaling $350,136 from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Receives Award
May 4, 2015 – The Collin Theatre Center has been selected for the 2015 Texas Excellence Award by the US Commerce & Trade Research Institute (USCTRI.) This award is determined by surveys and research to identify entities that have created success in the local industries and communities. The Collin Theatre Center is being recognized for having enhanced and contributed to the community....[MORE]

A Formula For Success: Collin College Chemistry Professor Named 2015 Piper Professor
May 1, 2015 – Today, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation named Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy, Collin College professor of chemistry, as a 2015 Piper Professor. This honor is presented annually to 10 Texas professors for superior teaching at a college or university....[MORE]

Competency-Based Certificate Shows Your Work Experience Counts
May 1, 2015 – A new Competency-Based Business Management Certificate Program starting this fall gives participants the chance to earn credit for business skills they use every day. The program is perfect for people already in the workforce who never found time to go to school but want to advance in a job market where an advanced education is rewarded....[MORE]

Former College President Cary Israel Honored by Phi Theta Kappa
April 29, 2015 – Former Collin College President Cary A. Israel was honored with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award at Phi Theta Kappa's 97th Annual Convention, Friday, April 17, in San Antonio....[MORE]

Students Present Their Work at Theatre Fashion Show
April 29, 2015 – Collin College students are presenting their best designs at the Theatre Fashion show, which is at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 at the Spring Creek Campus ALT Theatre Lab, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Academic Honor Society Wins Big
April 28, 2015 – Collin College's Alpha Mu Tau chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society was recognized with 23 individual and chapter awards at the organization's international convention held in San Antonio, April 15-18. The chapter received awards at the district, regional and international levels....[MORE]

Spring Concerts Close Out Collin College Music Series
April 28, 2015 – The Collin Department of Music will close out its Spring 2015 program with events through the first two weeks of May. Performances range from jazz vocals to symphonic string and wind instrument concerts....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Summer Camps
April 20, 2015 – There is a little something for everyone this summer at Collin College. Middle and high school students interested in nursing, robotics, music or dance have a lot of options on campus as summer camps heat up....[MORE]

Collin College's SpringFest Is Showcase For Local Talent
April 15, 2015 – Collin College will hold its second-ever SpringFest from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano. The festival features performances, activity tables, food trucks and "Collin's Got Talent," a new event designed to showcase Collin students' unique talents....[MORE]

Cultivating Scholars Event Hosts Research
April 15, 2015 – Collin College's fifth annual Cultivating Scholars event welcomes a special speaker and multitudes of student research across different disciplines from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center. The event features the work and research of Collin College students from a number of disciplines ranging from biology to psychology to history and the humanities....[MORE]

Dinner in the Red Room Benefits Collin College Scholarships
April 13, 2015 – The Collin College Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education in partnership with the Collin College Foundation present Dinner in the Red Room from 6 -8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 at Preston Ridge Campus located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco....[MORE]

THE ARTS gallery Hosts 125 Plano Art Association
April 13, 2015 – THE ARTS gallery will host the 125 Plano Art Association 10th Annual Juried Show, a collection of works executed by local artists within a 125 mile radius of the Plano area from Monday, April 27 – Wednesday, May 13. The juried exhibition will include two-dimensional artworks, three-dimensional artworks, printmaking and photography (traditional and digital.) Each category will offer a first, second and third place....[MORE]

Collin College Renews Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Power Breakfast Celebration
April 10, 2015 – This week, Collin College's new district president, Dr. Neil Matkin, met with representatives of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee to officially renew the college's partnership for the annual Power Breakfast. The college will host the event on Saturday, Jan.16, 2016, at the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Shop for Scholarships with Collin College and Kendra Scott
April 10, 2015 – The Pride, Collin College's official association for alumni and friends, will partner with Texas jewelry designer Kendra Scott for "Kendra Gives Back," from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 24 at the Kendra Scott Boutique at the Shops at Legacy in Plano....[MORE]

Destination College Hosts "From High School to College: Your Successful Transition Begins Now!"
April 9, 2015 – The Destination College department will offer a workshop on transitioning from high school to college from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center located 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. This workshop will explain how the college search, selection and application process can help students develop skills and the confidence to begin college with an effective and appropriate mindset, as well as how to be immediately successful and thrive throughout college....[MORE]

Award-Winning Poet To Visit Central Park Campus
April 9, 2015 – Celebrated poet R. Flowers Rivera will read from her latest book of poetry, "Heathen" and hold a book signing from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at Collin College's Central Park Campus conference center room D106B, located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Collin College Celebrates National Poetry Month
April 8, 2015 – Collin College will host "Off the Page and On-Campus: A Celebration of National Poetry Month" from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center located at 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco....[MORE]

Lecture Explores Free Speech
April 8, 2015 – The Knowledge is Power lecture series at Collin College will discuss free speech and civil liberties in the modern age from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco....[MORE]

Collin College Fall Registration Begins April 21
April 7, 2015 – Registration for Collin College's fall 2015 semester begins Tuesday, April 21 for returning students and will open to all on Tuesday, June 2. Priority online registration for returning students will open in stages. Students with 50 or more hours can register online beginning Tuesday, April 21. Students with 30 or more hours can begin registration on Wednesday, April 22. Those with one or more hours can begin registration Thursday, April 23....[MORE]

Fall Registration For Weekend College Opens April 24
April 7, 2015 – Weekend College at Collin College offers the flexibility of Friday night, Saturday and Sunday classes for students who cannot attend classes during traditional hours. Students can complete the core curriculum of an associate of arts, an associate of science or an associate of arts in teaching degree with just weekend classes....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Deaf, Deaf World Simulation
April 3, 2015 – Collin College will host "Deaf, Deaf World," a simulation of Deaf culture, allowing participants to get a feel for the unique experience of living as a Deaf individual. The event is 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

The Pride Teams Up with TEDx Plano
April 2, 2015 – The Pride, Collin College's official association for alumni and friends, is proud to be a sponsor of TEDx Plano: "Beyond," which will occur from 4 -9 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at the Courtyard Theater in Plano located at 1509 H Ave in Plano....[MORE]

Passport to the World: "Inside New Zealand: The Faraway Land Of Hobbits, Kiwis And Glow Worms"
April 2, 2015 – Collin College invites the public to attend a Passport to the World series discussion from 1 – 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center Section S, located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. Collin College professor Rebecca Harris will speak about New Zealand. From the astonishing lakes of Queenstown in the south to the elegant city of Auckland in the north, audience members will discover a land of unmatched adventure and beauty....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Closes With "Dead Poets Society"
April 1, 2015 – Collin College's Communication and Humanities Department will wrap up its 2014-2015 Auteur Film Series with "Dead Poet's Society" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco....[MORE]


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