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Points of Cougar Pride - Individual Honors and Awards 2011-2012
Individual Honors and Awards 2011-2012

Professor of Humanities Dallie Clark has been selected as presiding chair of the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) Southwestern Division.

Dr. Alicia Huppe, dean of enrollment and academic success momentum, has been named president of the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA). In the TACUSPA’s 87-year history, Dr. Huppe is the first president from a community college. TACUSPA membership represents more than 75 institutions of higher education in the state of Texas.

Jennifer Brooks, professor of psychology, was named Psi Beta’s Faculty Advisor of the Year.  The chapter also received honorable mention for the Psi Beta Community Service Award 2012 and past president Laurel Cook was selected to receive the Psi Beta Community Service Award for 2012 for her work with the Angel Tree project.

Daniel Jones, president and CEO of Encore Wire in McKinney and a member of the Collin College Foundation Board of Directors, was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 for the Southwest Area North Award. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.

Linda Qualia, director of Counseling Services, received the Collin County Council on Family Violence Advocate of the Year award.

Annie Chaddick, outreach coordinator, received the Student Development Excellence Award from Collin College.

Marta Frey, SBDC director, was inducted into the “Million Dollar Loan Club” by the North Texas Small Business Development Center Network for helping acquire $3.5 million dollars in economic development for Collin SBDC clients in 2010-11.

The Texas Counseling Association has named counselor Pam Love-White as the recipient of its 2011 Texas Counseling Association Presidential Award.  Ms. Love-White was chosen from among her 6,700 member counselors for this prestigious award based on her “passion and commitment to counseling” and her significant impact on the promotion of the counseling profession in Texas.

The University of Texas at Dallas named professor of humanities Dr. Peggy Brown as the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the School of Arts and Humanities.  Each year UT-Dallas honors one or two alumni for extraordinary achievement.

David Alexander, professor of music, was invited to teach voice and work with students in acting and character development for the opera "The Magic Flute" at an Austrian American Academy during the summer of 2011 in Salzburg. The international music festival, Salzburg Festspiele, celebrates Mozart's birthday annually.

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