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Points of Cougar Pride - College Honors 2012-2013
College Honors 2012-2013

Collin’s chapter of Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges, has been named the recipient of the 2012-2013 Chapter Excellence Award.  This award is given for meeting or exceeding chapter excellence standards that reflect Psi Beta’s mission.  In addition, the chapter has been named winner of the Ann G. Robinson College Life Award.

On July 15, the Collin College Respiratory Care Program received the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care at the American Association for Respiratory Care’s Summer Forum in Orlando, Florida.  Program Director Celi Solis accepted the award on behalf of Collin.  Only 37 of the 440 accredited programs in the nation received this honor.

Collin has received the Gold Leadership Circle Award for Transparency from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.  The award spotlights local government agencies that are opening their books to the public; providing clear, consistent pictures of spending; and sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more information.

Collin College was named a Presidential Award finalist for the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers the program, and the Presidential Award is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its exemplary commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Collin College is one of only two community colleges recognized.

For a second year in a row, Collin College’s Surgical Technology program received the “Merit Award” by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. The honor was a tribute to the college’s 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist examination. Collin College’s surgical technology also has a 100 percent job placement rate for graduates.

Collin College’s National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) pass rate for the 2012 academic year (December 2011-May 2012 graduates) is 98.08 percent. A total of 102 graduates passed the exam on their first attempt from a total of 104.  Programs with 90 percent or more pass rate receive commendation from the Texas Board of Nursing.

The Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected Collin College as a Top Military-Friendly School in its 2013 Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. Collin College has also been named a 2013 Best for Vets College by Military Times Edge.

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