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Points of Cougar Pride - Outstanding Students 2008-2009
Outstanding Students 2008-2009
Collin College's students are exceptional, and this page is here to highlight the many accomplishments, awards and scholarships that they receive.

Outstanding Students

Tamyra McCartney placed first in the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) state poster contest. Rilee Grisham and Paula Lipnick placed second and third, respectively in the NCDA’s state poetry contest. All three winners will move on to the national competition in April.

Eleven Collin College students were chosen as Community College Aerospace Scholars and have been accepted by NASA to spend three days at the Johnson Space Center.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” Speech Competition was Feb. 26 hosted by Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Chi Eta. The winners were: Jason Wang, first place; Devra Dato-on, second place; and Liyah Tonge, third place.

Collin College’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) won two awards home from the SIFE United States Regional Competition in Philadelphia. They were second runner-up in the opening round and named National Rookie of the Year. This positioned Collin College SIFE as a top-12 community college team nationally.

Paula Lipnick, student, placed first in the National Career Development Association poetry contest, held as part of the National Career Development Month program.

Ashley Sears, culinary arts student, received a $5,000 scholarship from the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association.

Wil Wilbur, culinary arts student, received a $5,000 scholarship from the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association.

Richard Sprouse, student, was awarded the John Morgridge Scholarship by the Cisco Learning Institute. This scholarship is awarded to one person per state and is based upon their commitment to networking technology and community service.

Pearl McGregor, respiratory care student, was one of 400 students nation wide to receive a scholarship from the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program.

Eighteen dental hygiene students and three faculty advisors attended the Texas Dental Hygiene Educator's Association/ Student Dental Hygiene Association annual meeting held in Houston, Feb. 5-7. One of the table clinics presented by Collin College students at the professional meeting won second place. The table clinic was titled "VAP, Risk Factors and Prevention,” researched by Emily Turner and Matt Shipley. Turner received a certificate of recognition. The students also entered a fashion show with other dental hygiene schools and the Collin College team of Elise Hall, Bridget Blaylock and Tawny Nunez placed third with a prom dress made from dental hygiene materials.

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