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College Milestones 2008-2009
This list includes achievements, moments or events at Collin College, which help define it as an exemplary institution.

College Milestones

The third annual Live Smart! Healthy and Safety Fair hosted about 600 attendees March 6 at the Spring Creek Campus. The event featured a number of screenings, health information and lectures by health professionals.

Professors Brett Adams and Sukanya Subramanian published “Utilize Experts You Work with Every Day To Keep Students Learning After Class” in the May 4 edition of Community College Week. The article discusses the Knowledge is Power lecture series developed to provide a forum where individuals can expand their knowledge of current issues.

Global EDGE hosted its third annual Careers on Wheels day May 15 with more than 450 middle school students in attendance at Preston Ridge Campus where they visited with businesses and had the opportunity of some hands on activities.

The college hosted the executive producer of the documentary The Sugar Babies, Dr. Claudia Chiesi, and screened the film during “The Truth isn’t Sweet” in October 2008.

Dallas Baptist University became the 10th college or university to enter a pre-admission agreement with Collin College providing an exclusive and easy means of transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree after completing one’s core credits. The agreement was signed in October 2008.

The Collin College Foundation set a college record by awarding 365 scholarships totaling about $280,000 during its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony, August 2008 at the Embassy Suites Frisco.

New Student Orientation had a 15 percent increase totaling 744 new students, including 574 at the Spring Creek Campus in fall 2008.

Richard Vetere, Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and playwright, visited several theater classes in October 2008 and attended a Collin Theatre Center production of his play, “One Shot One Kill.”

More than 150 students packed Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Conference Center recently to hear internationally renowned writer Dagoberto Gilb in October 2008.

Collin College honored their 2008 Living Legends Nov. 8. The honorees were Marilyn Brooks, Mary Nelle Cummins, Rutledge Haggard and Don Dillard. In its sixth year, the event supports the Living Legends Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for deserving Collin College students.

Amy Stein, celebrated photographer and blogger, spoke at the Spring Creek Campus Feb. 12.

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