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Points of Cougar Pride - College Milestones 2010-2011
College Milestones 2010-2011

Collin College's associate of applied science degree in E-Business Development has added three tracks and three certificates that are intended to allow students to program Android, Apple (iPhone and iPad) and Java Micro Edition-powered devices.

The 17th annual Texas All-Star Jazz Camp featured critically-acclaimed trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis.

Collin College played host to a Drums Not Guns event at the Spring Creek Campus in June 2011 featuring renowned African drummers Famoudou Konaté and Mamady Keïta.

Image Vision Labs, a long-standing Collin SBDC client, won Tech Fort Worth's award for Community Impact in May 2011.

Collin College was host to a Drums Not Guns event featuring famed African drummers Famoudou Konaté. Mamady Keïta in June 2011. Drums Not Guns is a Dallas-based nonprofit devoted to stopping violence through the power of percussion. Attendees from around the country attended the workshop.

Collin College and Texas Woman’s University (TWU) formed a new partnership in the form of a Reverse Transfer Program in May 2011. The program provides students who transferred from Collin College to TWU before completing their associate degree an opportunity to earn the degree. While a student at TWU, university credits can be transferred back to Collin College.

About 150 students and faculty attended the Service Learning Reflection Receptions at the Central Park, Preston Ridge and Spring Creek campuses May 2-6.

More than 500 students and community members attended the recent Job Fair April 6 at the Spring Creek Campus.

The 2011 Collin Cabaret raised about $260,000 for scholarships as part of the Collin College Foundation's signature fundraising gala Feb. 25, at the Charles W. Eisemann Center.

Collin College welcomed historian and author Dr. David E. Shi Feb. 10. He presented "The Great Recession and Simpler Living." The former president of Furman University is the author of The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture. Two of his other books were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He co-authored the best-selling textbook, America: a Narrative History, now in its eighth edition. He is also the author of a number of essays for newspapers such as The Christian Science Monitor, The Charlotte Observer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

More than 200 people attended the showcase event at the Courtyard Center Jan. 8. The facility recently finished a broad renovation adding classrooms, nursing labs and fine arts areas.

Military Advanced Education named Collin College as one of the “Top Military Friendly Colleges & Universities” for 2010-11. Institutions are chosen based on the accessibility and benefit of their programs and services to military personnel and veterans.  Military Advanced Education is the journal of higher learning for service members and is the only magazine produced specifically for service members and veterans seeking to take advantage of their military education benefit.

About 200 people came to the Living Legends Conference Center Feb. 17 to hear Emily Pilloton speak about humanitarian design as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Pilloton is the founder of Project H Design.

Collin College was cited as one of the developers – along with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute – of text analysis software that helps detect plagiarism in biomedical literature in an article from The International Journal of Life Science Methods.

Julie Otsuka, author of When the Emperor was Divine, spoke at the Central Park, Preston Ridge and Spring Creek campuses Oct. 20-21 as part of the college’s Book-in-Common program. About 1,000 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the three events.

NASA scientist Dr. Lynn Rothschild present as the first speaker in this year's Distinguished Speaker Series. Dr. Rothschild's presentation was titled "Innovation in Space Discovery: Is There Life Out There?" More than 450 people attended the lecture.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series held its fall event titled "Politics, Parties and Protests: The Impact of Third-Party and Protest Movements in America" with professors Dr. Clint Starr and Sonia Iwanek Nov. 10. More than 150 students, faculty and community members attended.

Daniel Seddiqui, proprietor of "Living the Map," a project that entailed him doing 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks spoke as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series Nov. 16 at the Living Legends Conference Center.

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