The Texas Comptroller’s office awarded Collin College with the Platinum Transparency Award. Collin College is the only college or university in Texas to receive the award this year. Last year, the District received a Gold Award, which at the time was the highest level. A platinum level was added this year for those organizations that went above the gold standard in meeting transparency requirements.
The Public Relations and Foundation Departments won a bronze award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) in the Fundraising Campaign category for “Stetson & Stiletto Standoff 2013.” The Paragon Awards is the only national competition of its kind because it honors excellence in marketing and public relations at community colleges exclusively. There are nearly 1,600 members of NCMPR, and this year there were 1,865 entries in the 50 categories.
For the third time, Collin College’s Wellness Program was recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) with its Fit-Friendly GOLD Standard Award. The award honors worksites that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work and promoting a wellness culture. Also for the third time, Collin College received the AHA’s Innovation Award for achieving all criteria for gold-level recognition and developing and implementing an innovative program in the workplace.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation has granted Collin College’s Dental Hygiene program the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.”
Collin College was recognized as a Platinum Premier Partner, the highest level attainable, by Carter BloodCare.
Collin College has once again been named a top military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education (MAE).
Collin’s Nursing Program has been placed at the top of the list of nursing programs in the entire State of Texas. Collin College is the only community college in Texas to receive the nursing shortage reduction program grant for eight (8) consecutive years since the grant was first created in 2006 by the Legislature and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.