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Points of Cougar Pride - Grants, Gifts and Donations 09-10
Grants, Gifts and Donations 09-10

The Continuing Education/Workforce Development department has been selected for a new skills development grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. Initial negotiations provide for funding of about $808,000 to provide training to seven manufacturing companies in eight locations. This innovative grant will be the first to include advanced manufacturing equipment for training consortium companies in robotic automation, and geometric dimensioning and tolerance training.

Collin College has received the Dallas area award from the State Employee Charitable Campaign for the highest increase in giving to the 2009 Campaign with a 267 percent increase. The total amount raised was $42,045 with about $18,000 being designated for the Collin College Foundation.

The College has received a check for $300,000 as part of the settlement of the Lebrecht Estate. This is in addition to the $1.2 million we received previously from the estate of Royden Lebrecht.

The Living Legends event Nov. 7 at the Central Park Campus library raised more than $208,000 for scholarships. This year’s Living Legends honorees included Baylor Regional Health Center of Plano, Attorney David McCall, the City of McKinney, and Superintendent Dr. Rick Reedy.

Collin College’s history department has created the “Department of History Scholarship.” All 18 of the district’s full-time history faculty contributed for a total of $1,250.  Professor Kyle Wilkison delivered the funds to Collin College’s Foundation, Nov. 11.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $1.56 million grant to Collin College to enhance the work of the Convergence Technology Center (CTC) and address the region’s growing need for convergence technology specialists.

Pogue Construction donated $100,000 to the Collin College Foundation as part of its Naming Rights Program. The conference center at the Central Park Campus was named "Pogue Conference Center."

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